JERSEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
Friday 22 June 08:44
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.
Chamber 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 monthly on-line newsletter ‘Chamber On-Line’ 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.
Chamber hosts a wide-ranging programme of topical and popular events throughout the year.
The principal monthly event is the Chamber Luncheon meeting. 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 Breakfast Club meetings. These are designed as a more informal method of networking, and have proved to be popular with representatives from organisations of all sizes and sectors of industry, but have been particularly popular with the smaller organisations. Once again, these meetings are supported by a guest speaker who typically provides a short presentation on a matter of interest or relevance to the business community.
In addition, Chamber holds a series of periodic Seminars and Debates on key topics of interest, and these events have consistently proved to be popular with members and Islanders.
Promotional Opportunities / Sponsorship Opportunities.
The membership of Chamber encompasses in excess of 500 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.
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 offices also provide access to two meeting rooms, which are 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.