Whether you are looking to grow your business, raise your profile in the local Norfolk business community, network with other Norfolk businesses, looking to trade internationally, wanting to raise your (or your staffs) skill level or saving money on HR & Legal support, being a member of the Norfolk Chamber can help you achieve your businesses objectives. Membership can help you to:
The benefits of being a member
Getting More Business
Free digital promotion
Use the Norfolk Chamber's digital and print media to raise your profile and promote your business.
- Upload news, blogs, events, training & offers to our website
- Content shared over our social media channels
- All uploads are put forward for free editorial in our Norfolk Voice Magazine
The Norfolk Chamber hosts over 70 events a year, with over 5000 delegates in attendence.
These are not events to simply hand out business cards and leave, these are events to establish lasting business relationships.
Are events range from business breakfats, to after hour social networking, from informative business conferences to large business exhibitions.
Free editorial in our Norfolk Voice Magazine
Our members can upload content to our website and it will automatically be put forward for free editorial within the next issue of the Norfolk Voice.
- 3,500 copies issued with each edition
- A readership of of over 10,000
Be listed in our online Directory
Be listed and be recognised as a member of Norfolk's premier business membership organisation.
Our directory contains the details of all 950+ members and acts as your 'shop window' to the wider Norfolk business community.
Your listing on our website will include in addtion to your companies details:
- Unlimited images
- All uploaded content by your business
Using the Chamber logo for your business
As a member of the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce you can have license to use our logo on your own marketing materials to highlight that you are part of the Chamber’s network.
This could be used on:
- Your company website
- Your business cards
- Your own marketing literature
Health & Safety Support
Chamber Health and Safety offers members access to the information and guidance required to help them manage their health and safety (HS) requirements.
- HS advice line, manned by HS advisors offering advice and guidance
- A bank of hundreds of downloadable template policies, procedures and forms
Access to a complimentary HR helpline manned by a dedicated team of HR professionals exclusively for the Chambers of Commerce.
- Available 24/7, 365 days a year
- Your call will be handled by qualified, specialist HR advisors
- Unlimited calls
- Help for routine and emergency HR matters
Tax Advice and Protection
Many businesses will face a routine tax audit from time to time. More serious tax investigations are likely if HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) suspects your tax returns are inaccurate.
Tax audits and tax investigations can be complex and very stressful. Unless you are very sure of your position, you should take professional advice as soon as a tax investigation or inspection starts.
Through membership to the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce we offer you two free services to help your business deal with tax issues:
- 24/7 Tax advice helpline
- Tax, VAT, PAYE and NIC investigation insurance
Free Legal Advice Line
Any business fortunate enough not to have been embroiled in a legal dispute can count themselves lucky. No matter how well you plan and manage your business you never know when you are going to face unexpected, expensive legal and professional fees.
As a member of Norfolk Chamber of Commerce you have access to Legal advice and support that is avaialble 24/7 to your business.
- 24/7 Legal advice line
- Legal expenses insurnace
- 150 Downloadable legal documents
Discounted International Trade Training
Norfolk Chamber of Commerce organises a wide range of Training Courses which have been specifically designed for staff involved in exporting and/or importing cargo to and from the UK.
The courses are delivered by Accredited staff who have years of experience and have a special knack of making everything crystal clear.
Members are entitled to 20% Discount on our Standard Rates
International Trade Advice
Whatever you need to know about trading overseas, your first port of call should be the International Trade Team at the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce.
Trading overseas can be complex, so whether you are breaking into a new overseas market for the first time, or you’re already an experienced exporter keen to develop your international operations, you’ll find all the help you need at the Norfolk Chamber, with a friendly and prompt service.
Export Documentation Discount
Up to 50% discount of Chamber members on all export documentation, including;
- European Certificates of Origin
- EUR1 Movement Certificates
- A.TR Movement Certificates
- Arab Certificates of Origin
- ATA Carnets
- International Import Certificates
- Legalisation of Documents
Discounted Translation Service
Members of Norfolk Chamber Members are entitled to 25% Discount on our standard rates.
Our translation service can help you communicate effectively with your overseas clients in their native languages to help your business flourish. Whatever your translation needs, from introductory letters through to product manuals, we can meet your requirements and take a load off your mind.
Chamber Foreign Exchange
The Norfolk Chamber of Commerce has partnered with exchange experts, Moneycorp to provide money saving foreign exchange to chamber members.
If you have international payment requirements Moneycorp can help you save hundreds, thousands, even tens of thousands every year.
- Bank-beating exchange rates
- Expert market guidance at the end of a phone
- Fast online money transfers 24/7
- Safeguarded client funds
Legal Expenses Insurance
£1 million worth of legal expenses insurance with no excess to cover the cost of representing your business should you become embroiled in certain legal disputes, including:
- Employment Disputes – Including unfair dismissal and discrimination claims.
- Employment Awards – Cover for employment tribunal awards.
- Tax, VAT, PAYE and NIC Investigations
- Data Protection Act
- And more.....
HR Online Reference & Downloadable Documents
Access over 550 downloadable HR template documents as many times as you want for free.
They cover a range of subjects that can guide you through the complete employee lifecycle – from recruitment to exit
Chamber Energy is designed to save Chamber members money and time when dealing with their energy.
Use it to:
- Drive down energy costs
- Allow you to spend your time more productively
Chamber AA Breakdown Cover discount
Up to 66% cheaper than open market price for the same AA breakdown product.
This is available for all your company vehicles and in addition any personal cars that are insured for business use.
Chamber Primary Care Health Plan
As a Chamber member you and your employees can enjoy all the benefits of our exclusive Chamber Primary Health Plan.
Cover starts from just £1.12 a week per employee, making the Chamber Plan a very affordable absence and risk management tool, as well as an excellent employee benefit.
Annual Membership Cost
The annual cost of becoming a member is based on the number of full time employees you have operating in Norfolk
Read what our members think
"Joining the Norfolk Chamber has been brilliant. I have been able to tell more people in the Norwich and Norfolk area exactly what type of marketing I do and this has led to new enquiries in my local area - a lot easier than constantly commuting to London. I am constantly uploading case studies and sharing my expertise on the Chamber website and am striking up good partnerships with like-minded people in similar industries. There also great membership offers and discounts too including free... Read More
"We joined the Norfolk Chamber even before we relocated from Scotland last year because we had received so much support from the Inverness chamber.
The attraction with being a Chamber member is that it helps you integrate into an area that much more quickly. Being an entrepreneur can be a lonely business at times, working long hours, and being part of the Chamber has helped accelerate the growth of our business. We have also attended a lot of Chamber events and acted as a sponsor... Read More
"At JMS we aim to update our profile on the website every 1-2 weeks minimum – usually with a news story featuring our latest work or involvement with local clients/events. This in turn often gets tweeted and mentioned in the Norfolk Voice magazine, expanding our audience and building our brand recall that much further with only one action from us which is great.
There is a good range of networking events to suit all types of businesses and all styles of networking. Whether that’s... Read More
"Being members of the Norfolk Chamber has been hugely beneficial for Bigfork.
We are very active attending networking events, exhibitions, speaking and posting articles on the Chamber website and more.
The result has been a higher profile, expanded network and many new clients. As with anything in business you get out what you put in."
"The biggest benefit of being a chamber member has been the opportunity to meet potential suppliers and customers at networking events. It is so important to meet people face to face and the chamber has allowed us to do that. Also, we have used the HR toolkit, which has helped us get our policies right.”
"The big advantage of becoming a member of the Chamber is that you are joining a community of like-minded people. They have gone through similar experiences to you, have the same aspirations and are prepared to share their knowledge. It is not just about selling; you are not just saying ‘buy, buy, buy.’ It is about helping each other and building lasting relationships.
Social media fits in well because, between face-to-face meetings at Chamber networking events, you can connect with... Read More
“Norfolk Chamber of Commerce has really helped us build new relationships in the local business community. Our brand is more prominent, our name is more recognised and it has facilitated Chamber Energy, which is an initiative to work with chamber members to help them make better decisions when it comes to their energy”
“Desire Marketing has been a member of the Norfolk Chamber for three years now and find it a valuable part of our business support network. Over the three years I have personally built up an excellent relationship with the Chamber, who have provided me with additional opportunities including running a workshop at the last Talking Technology conference on how to get seen online, delivering some of the ‘be better at’ training sessions and now I deliver the social media for business course as... Read More
"Our primary reason for being Chamber members is to meet potential clients. We have not been disappointed, we’ve met around 30% of the Greenwood&Bell client list at Chamber events.
We have used the Chamber website as one of our main PR channels. Most of the time, you’re never sure whether PR is working. However, recently a new client mentioned that they had read about Greenwood&Bell on the chamber site a couple of days before they gave us a call. I... Read More