About

About

Supporting business for over 200 years

As an accredited member of the British Chambers of Commerce network and a membership organisation with over 200 years’ experience in the Plymouth & Devon economy, the Chamber is an integral part of the regional community and fulfils an important role in connecting you to national business issues and Westminster.

We strive to be a strong, influential voice for all businesses, whether you’re a start-up or sole trader, educational organisation or a large manufacturer.

We’re committed to providing you with relevant and dynamic support and solutions, designed to help you meet the business challenges of the modern world.

Our Team

Our Board

Our Patrons

Our Partners

PABC

BCCSW

The Quarterly Economic Survey

Each quarter, we encourage our members to participate in British Chambers of Commerce Quarterly Economic Survey, one of Britain’s most influential private business surveys.

Each survey helps us establish and identify the needs and concerns of our members as well as provide invaluable intelligence for national attention at the highest level. Being a Chamber member means you’re part of something bigger and gives you the opportunity via your feedback to shape our economic future. 

Lobbying

The Chamber is actively engaged on behalf of members in  lobbying  in a number of important areas:

  • Rail (with Peninsula Rail Task Force)
  • Air Services
  • Road (including A38 road improvements)
  • Broadband – better and speedier broadband for the region
  • Not Spots – campaigning to improve mobile telephone coverage

Representations

Working strenuously on behalf of our members to ensure a healthy, vibrant and developing business community in the region, the Chamber Chair, Directors and Chief Executive make representations on your behalf on hundreds of topics and issues each year. 

We interact  with  a large number of key organisations, including the following:

  • Plymouth Growth Board: Plymouth’s most important private/public sector partnership delivering growth is chaired by Chamber Chair Richard Stevens, including inclusive growth
  • Heart of South West Local Enterprise  Partnership including Digital Skills Panel, Business Leadership Group and Board Diversity Panel
  • Plymouth Employment & Skills Group
  • British Chambers of Commerce South West
  • British Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Officers Roundtables: Discussing and influencing BCC policy and sharing best practice.
  • Bank of England Roundtables

Accreditations

We are also affiliated and accredited with the following organisations as part of our collaborative effort to make a better business climate for all in Devon and beyond.

They include:

  • British Chambers of Commerce
  • British Chambers of Commerce South West
  • Disability Confident Committed
  • Armed Forces Covenant
  • Resurgam Charter for Plymouth
  • Skills4Plymouth