Because our Members are at the heart of what we do
Chamber has a 250-year track record of serving its Members through wars, unrest and uncertainty. Today, Chamber continues to work as an independent body representing Members views, promoting trade and helping to stimulate a vibrant economy.
Members join Chamber because they understand the benefits of being part of a forward thinking, dynamic and vibrant network of local businesses who support commerce. No matter the size or sector of a business, there is always an opportunity to be a part of, contribute to and work towards the ultimate goal of building a prosperous island community.
Chambers’ dedicated team of experts work together to help and support businesses; the collective voice is always stronger. When you join Chamber you are coming together with over 550 businesses all with the same goal that is to grow and support commerce.
Joining Chamber gives you access to some exclusive unique Member benefits: A collective voice directly to Government, discount on products and services, invitations to key events, networking and opportunities. Our network is growing and so are the rewards of membership.
Benefits of Chamber
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.
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 logo, contact details, a link to an organisation’s own website, members news, members job vacancies, members events and member to member offers.
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 main offices situated locally at 25 Pier Road also provide access to our boardroom, which is available for hire at discounted rates for members.
Contact details for the Chamber Executive Team, who would be delighted to assist and answer any queries, are as follows: