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The Jersey Chamber of Commerce is the oldest Chamber of Commerce in the English speaking world, having been founded in 1768 and incorporated in 1900. It is dedicated to the promotion of trade, commerce and the general prosperity of Jersey and is the largest employer representative body on the Island, with an extensive membership comprised of members from all business sectors covering every aspect of Jersey’s economy.

Our principal aim is to ensure that the business community lies at the heart of a thriving and diverse Island economy.

Representation of Members’ Interests to Government.

Chamber pursues matters on behalf of its membership at the highest level with Government representatives, and actively monitors and assesses all new or proposed legislation to ensure that members’ interests and views on important matters are represented. Chamber reviews and assesses all States Consultation Papers, then engages with its membership through its Executive Committee structure and responds accordingly. We also adopt a proactive stance on key issues, providing recommendations to senior politicians and States’ departments in a pragmatic and constructive manner.

operates through an Executive Council comprised of the President, Vice-President and the Chairperson of each of the Committees which represent the main industry sectors on the Island.

Communication with Members and Key Influencers Across the Island.

Members of the Executive Council and the Executive Team are always available to listen to members’ views and to represent their collective interests.

The Chamber website includes the latest news affecting the business community, along with events listings, responses to consultation papers, and other relevant information.

Communication with our members is also supported through our bi-monthly magazine ‘Contact’ which is distributed to in excess of 2,000 individuals, including key influencers in industry, senior politicians and Government officials and departments, and which seeks to provide relevant, topical and useful information to our members.

Events Programme.

Chamber hosts a wide-ranging programme of topical and popular events throughout the year.

The principal monthly event is the Chamber Lunch. These lunches are always supported by a high profile guest speaker, talking on a matter of interest or of particular relevance to members.

The lunches are regularly attended by some 250+ guests, and therefore provide an excellent opportunity for entertaining clients and business contacts, and for networking with senior representatives from other organisations across the Island.

Chamber also holds a series of periodic Critical Briefings. These briefings are designed and organised relating to current matters of interest or relevance to the business community.

In addition, Chamber holds Seminars and Debates on key topics of interest, and these events have consistently proved to be popular with members and non-members alike.

Promotional Opportunities / Sponsorship Opportunities.

The membership of Chamber encompasses in excess of 550 member organisations, employing over 20,000 staff. Consequently, membership provides a platform to engage and communicate with an extensive audience across the Island.

A brief profile of member organisations is included on our website, along with contact details and a link to an organisation’s own website.

In addition, Chamber provides an extensive range of sponsorship and promotional opportunities, which enables organisations to promote their own business activities to an extensive network across the Island. Further details regarding sponsorship opportunities can be obtained by contacting the Chamber Executive Team on 01534 724536.

Associated Benefits.

Chamber works with its members and with local businesses and organisations to offer exclusive discounts to members on a range of services. e.g. health schemes, H.R. services, training programmes, consultancy services, etc.

Chamber’s main offices situated locally at 25 Pier Road also provide access to our boardroom, which is available for hire at discounted rates for members.

Comprehensive details of all Chamber events, activities and news can be found on the Chamber website at: www.jerseychamber.com

Contact details for the Chamber Executive Team, who would be delighted to assist and answer any queries, are as follows:

Tel.: 01534 724536

E-Mail: admin@jerseychamber.com 

Weekly Footfall Report King Street - St. Helier - Jersey 2016

Weekly Footfall Report King Street - St. Helier - Jersey 2017

Sponsorship Opportunities at Jersey Chamber of Commerce

The Jersey Chamber of Commerce has sponsorship opportunities which are listed in the following information leaflet.

Sponsorship Opportunities.

Chamber Online / Chamber News - Past Editions

Trade Samples and VAT charges

Trade samples are subject to VAT.

The only relief available for commercial samples are where the item is sent as a sample, and the item cannot actually be used as anything other than a ‘sample’ – for example, a coat with a large hole cut in it so that it cannot actually be sold & used as a coat, or a ‘dud’ iphone with no circuit board inside.

More information here: HMRC Public Notice 367

These conditions are very strict, as this relief has been subject to abuse – In this case we do not think that it will be feasible/workable to send these items via the Scheme and have Jersey C&I decide on the eligibility to the relief.  In this case the UK Border Force should process items claiming to be ‘Trade Samples’ at the Office of Exchange.

Retail Security Advice

Retail Security Advice from The States of Jersey Police

Please click here to see full details.

Jersey Heritage Corporate Membership

“The best way for a company to support Jersey Heritage is by persuading its employees and the community to join as Personal Members. The employee discount in our Super Corporate package is designed to incentivise and facilitate just that” – Clive Jones, Chairman, Jersey Heritage.

A relationship with Jersey Heritage delivers the following three benefits in one membership package:

• Some of Jersey’s most iconic venues for corporate hospitality, team building and meetings
• Access to CSR and sponsorship opportunities that lie at the heart of the Island’s community
• An opportunity help your employees engage with their culture and their Island’s heritage

Fundraising represents a significant part of Jersey Heritage's self-generated income.  Corporate members will give vital support to Jersey Heritage. You will help us build and conserve our Collection, create inspirational exhibitions and events and engage people through learning opportunities.   But more than that, being a corporate member of Jersey Heritage is great fun and throughout our relationship with you, you’ll reap the rewards of supporting an organisation committed to giving you every opportunity to enjoy our Island’s unique heritage. 

Corporate membership comes in three levels from just £500 a year to a partnership of £2,000 a year where every employee gets the opportunity to join at a significant discount.  A range of benefits support each scheme, which include volunteering opportunities, free access and behind the scenes tours – you can support us at a level which suits your business requirements. 

However you choose to become involved you’ll experience first hand how rewarding it is to support, enjoy and engage with your Island’s heritage.  To find out more go to www.jerseyheritage.org or email Jeremy.sweteham@jerseyheritage.org for more information.

Certificates of Good Standing

To obtain a Certificate of Good Standing, the JFSC Registry Helpline should be called on 01534 822051.

A payment will need to be made by credit card (or by cheque with covering letter).

There are 2 options:

£15.00 – 2 day turn around

£40.00 – 24 hour turn around

The JFSC Office opens from 9.30am

Seen Something? Heard Something? Said Nothing?

See the latest Crime Stoppers Campaign.

Don’t help criminals commit crime.

If you suspect that something is wrong or think you may have

seen a crime, call Crimestoppers anonymously.

Your number can’t be traced and you won’t be contacted.

To see the Crime Stoppers latest poster, please click here.

Community Savings - Charitable Help with Money Matters

Community Savings is a charity which is able to offer bank account facilities and, in certain circumstances, emergency funding to Islanders who are in need of such help.

For more information, please click HERE.

States of Jersey Police - Keyholder Service Leaflet

We have been asked by the States of Jersey Police to make Members of The Jersey Chamber of Commerce aware of the Keyholder Service and to assist them with collating information from all available business outlets in the Island, and improving their ability to respond to alarm activations and to contact keyholders.

These are primarily for businesses, so that if they have an alarm activation, or the SOJP needs to contact the premises keyholders, then we will have already been provided that information via the Keyholder leaflets.

Please click here to view the Keyholder Application Form Leaflet

Jersey's Goods and Services Tax (GST)

Visitor's Refund Scheme

To view the retailer's guide, please click here.

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The Benefits of Membership

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Topical seminar programme
Support and guidance on doing business in Jersey

And become one of over 500 member businesses supporting Chamber in its aim of ensuring that local business is at the heart of a thriving and diverse local economy.

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