Benefits of Membership

As a member of the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce, you get exclusive access to a variety of benefits to help your business develop & grow. You'll be part of Edinburgh's best connected business organisation.

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Membership of the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce has played an important part in helping to build the profile of the hotel within the events industry alongside networking opportunities within the local business community.

Dale MacPhee, General Manager, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian

It doesn't stop there...

As a member of Edinburgh Chamber you'll benefit from comprehensive legal insurance as well as preferential rates on AA Breakdown Cover, energy bills and employee health plans. We'll also make sure you're kept up-to-date with the latest local business news via the news section of our website and our bi-monthly Business Comment magazine. 

To download a full list of our Membership Packages, please click here. 

  • Member Discounts

    This is a unique opportunity for members to provide special deals to their fellow members. If you email our membership team including a headline of your deal and the details we will update your details and you can start offering deals to other members.

    The Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce website is averaging around 4000 unique visitors per month which is an opportunity for your business to get noticed and collaborate with our growing members.

  • Chamber Merchant Services

    Chamber Merchant Services with our partner World Pay offer discounts to members on debit/ credit card processing. Wordpay already supply to over 250,000 independent small to medium sized businesses. Starting up is easy,whether you already accept cards and would like great rates and service or just thinking about it, moving to World Pay is quick and easy. They offer fast and secure counter top, portable and mobile card machines. Visit WorldPay website for further information or call the membership team on 0131 221 2999.

  • Chamber Mobile

    What is Chamber Mobile and what will it do for your business?

    Chamber Mobile from 4G Scotland Ltd offers Chamber members a refund on your Chamber membership subscription, whilst providing first class and flexible mobile connectivity solutions to businesses. 4G Scotland is a communications consultancy andmobile network partner with EE (Everything Everywhere), the UK’s biggest and fastest 4G network provider.

    Will I be paying more for my mobile contract?

    No, 4G Scotland prices on the EE network will be market competitive and tailored to your specific requirements with a focus on minimising costs and maximising service benefits.

    How does it work?

    Companies that sign up for Chamber Mobile will receive a refund of their Chamber of Commerce membership next time they renew their contract with the Chamber. All membership refunds will be made directly to you by 4G Scotland 90 days after mobile connection and after confirmation of membership payment from the Chamber of Commerce.

    If you are joining the Chamber of Commerce for the first time we will refund you 90 days after you connect you rmobiles with 4G Scotland.

    To take advantage of this exclusive offer email: chambermobile@4gscotland.com or call 07500 900 700 quoting "Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce"

  • Chamber Directory

    One of the core benefits of being a member of the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce is to be able to search our member database and find contacts. We have created the ability to search by a number of different options. Please log in to use this facility or get in touch with our membership team to join up!

  • Chamber discounted Advertising

    If you are interested in advertising in The Scotsman or The Evening News save money with our special discounted advertising package for members.

    Offer:

    • 4 months advertising daily (Monday – Saturday) (96 inserts) in The Scotsman and/or the Evening News Box (minimum 3 cm x 2 columns)
    • Single paper: £600 + VAT
    • Dual paper: £840 + VAT
    • Box (4 cm x 2 columns) Single: £850 + VAT Dual: £1100 + VAT
    • Box (5cm x 2 columns) Single: £1100 + VAT Dual: £1400 + VAT

    Please Contact Katie Dryburgh Direct Tel: 0131-620-8866 (Option 3, Option 2 E-mail: services@jpress.co.uk.)

  • Chamber Golf Club

    Fancy a game of golf at prestigious courses whilst networking with some potential business contacts – why not join our Golf Club and attend one of our Golf Club outings?

    Each year around 7 outings are arranged at first class golf clubs across Scotland. Outings for 2016 will be announced next year. 

    To attend any of the golf outings you must be a fully paid member of the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce. If you are interesting in joining the Chambe Golf Club please contact Chris Montgomery : Chris@visionevents.co.uk

  • Chamber Energy Solutions

    SEE HOW OUR PLAN CAN CUT YOUR ENERGY COSTS

    Do you want to reduce your energy consumption, improve your utility procurement and make cost savings?

    LEARN TO LOVE UTILITIES

    We're sure every business, big or small, would agree it's beneficial to use energy more effeciently. Reducing your use of electricity, gas and water reduces costs. It also helps to meet mandatory requirements like the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), cut carbon dioxide emissions, and deliver on your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) promises. What not to like?

    As the UK's largest energy consultancy, our customers tel us it's not the aims they havea problem with - it's achieving them when managing utilities is so complex.

    From negotiating the best energy deals to monitoring consumption and understanding estimated bills; they say it takes time and effort that could be better spent on their core businesses.

    SECURE YOUR ENERGY SAVINGS

    Our support team are clued up on everything to do with energy. They'll ensure you make cost and efficiency savings by shopping around for electricity, gas and water deals, so you don't have to.

    They'll help you to take advantage of falling energy prices by securing them at their lowest point or, if they rise again, fixing them before they go higher. They can also help you manage the estimated bills everyone hates.

    Our teams can also advise firms on how to get employees to join in making efficiencies and reduce energy consumption.

    THE BEST WAY TO START

    Global demand for energy is predicted to rise by up to 40% by 2035, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), so we all need to be savvier about making energy efficiencies.

    The challenge for business is that few have time to become experts is such a complex subject. Fortunately, we do.

    If you'd like to get on with running your business instead of worrying about energy, give us a call on 0333 000 0132 or email help@chamberenergysolutions.co.uk

  • Foreign Exchange

    If your business deals internationally then the Chamber Foreign Exchange can help. Through our FSA regulated partner Moneycorp, Chamber Foreign Exchange provides our members with highly competitive exchange rates, low transfer fees and a level of service tailored to your business needs.

    Chamber Foreign Exchange provides members with:

    • Highly competitive rates of exchange whenever you trade
    • Reduced transfer fees (saving up to £30 per transaction compared to high street banks)
    • Free Foreign Exchange Health Check & Report worth upwards of £250*
    • Personal MSTA qualified dealer to help make more informed currency decisions, keeping you abreast of the markets, and help with FX budgeting
    • Forward credit lines allowing you to fix exchange rates for the future without tying up cash.
    • Access to market orders, to target specific rates of exchange and secure prices 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
    • Fast, worldwide transfers, including same-day settlement
  • Chamber Health Plan

    Available exclusively to members, the Chamber Primary Health Plan is an affordable way to make staff feel valued by helping them access and pay for their essential healthcare. solution in instances

    The health plan is available from just £1.10 per employee, per week.

    Employees receive 100% reimbursement on cash benefits* towards:

    • Optical and dental costs
    • Therapy treatments
    • Consultation fees
    • Chiropody

    In addition, employees have access to MRI, CT & PET Scanning Facilities, a 24 hour GP Telephone Consultation Service and a confidential 24 hour Counselling and Advice Line, with up to 6 face to face counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy sessions.

  • Discounted Fuel cards

    Members can benefit from a free, no-obligation discount fuel card from our exclusive fuel card partner, The Fuelcard People, providing savings of up to 5p per litre & up to 10p per litre at motorway pumps. The Fuelcard People offer a wide range of cards valid at 7000+ pumps nationwide, including BP, Shell, Esso, Texaco & Tesco forecourts, as well as the Diesel Direct (Keyfuels) & UK Fuels networks.

    The benefits of a fuel card from The Fuelcard People mean genuine savings. To find out more, call 0844 804 0325 or visit our fuel card comparison website

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  • Chamber HR Telephone Advice

    Why pay for telephone advice that you can get for FREE?

    With your Chamber membership you have access to employment law and human resource telephone advice for FREE! It is available when you want it (24/7) and you have unlimited access to qualified specialists on any employment law or human resource issue.

    You don’t have to book a call, you just pick up the phone and call us on the telephone numbers below when you need help and you will receive friendly, down to earth and practical advice helping you every step of the way.

    For more information contact the membership team on 0131 221 2999 (option 1) or e-mail.

  • HR Website

    Why pay for documents when you can get them for FREE?

    With your Chamber membership you also have access to a practical and easy to follow online reference manual in employment law and human resource. The web site has a bank of hundreds of documents such as a contract of employment template which can be downloaded and edited.

    http://chamber.eburgh.qdosconsulting.com

  • Legal Advice

    Chamber membership qualifies your business for a broad range of free and discounted legal advice and expenses services.

    Please note: this package is only available to members paying their subscriptions directly to the Chamber.

    Legal advice line service

    The Chamber legal advice line Service provides free 24-hour, seven days a week confidential advice on a comprehensive range of legal and accountancy matters, including: employment health and safety, tax and VAT, data protection, property contractual, debt recovery and other related matters.

    Legal expenses insurance

    90 days after commencement of membership, each member company will be entitled to legal expenses insurance providing protection from unexpected legal fees and financial penalties. This essential benefit is part of your membership and includes access to a 24/7 legal advice service.

    Provided by Composite Legal Expenses your business can benefit from up to £1,000,000 worth of cover per year.

    Your business may have access to up to £65,000 worth of professional fees. For more information contact the membership team on 0131 221 2999 (option 1) or e-mail.

  • Business Mentoring

    If you want to grow your business and don’t know where to turn, why not get in touch us see what free help and support we can offer you.

    With over 850 expert mentors registered, we can match your business with a specialist who will give you independent and impartial direction and strategic support to help you achieve your business goals.

    "Working with my mentor has enabled me to be more effective in my business and my business processes. Planning has become key to defining goals for the business, but how to reach and measure the outcomes have become just as vital to the process.
    A direct result of a more strategic approach has been an increase in the annual turnover in the last financial year which surpassed target...."

    Karina Baldorf, Kakao by K

    For more information and an informal chat please contact Richard Ellis, 0131 221 2999 option 1 or email Richard.Ellis@edinburghchamber.co.uk 

  • Chamber Roadside Assistance

    Keep your company motoring with Chamber Roadside Assistance - and enjoy up to 64% discount off AA UK Breakdown Cover services every year with our exclusive Chamber offer.

    Our traditional British winters –create challenging driving conditions and related issues for business small and large. As part of your business resolutions for 2015, now is the perfect time to make sure you’re getting the best rate possible for breakdown and roadside assistance on your company cars and other vehicles – as well as keeping you and your driving staff safely on the road throughout the wintry months ahead.

    Last year Chamber members across the UK saved hundreds of thousands of pounds with Chamber Roadside Assistance, one of our most popular Chamber benefits.

    If you want to know more about the scheme, which covers cars and most kinds of specialist vehicles, why not give us a call at the Chamber?

    Further information is available from the membership team on 0131 221 2999 or e-mail membershipadmin@edinburghchamber.co.uk

  • Chamber Debt Recovery

    Get paid faster with cost-effective, professional and discreet debt recovery assistance from HBJ Gateley.

    Exclusive to Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce members, HBJ Gateley offers three distinct services to help businesses take quick and decisive action to claim missed payments and remain cash flow positive, starting from £15:

    • 7 Day Claim – an entry-level demand letter only service
    • 7 Day Plus – a more comprehensive service including a demand letter and follow up
    • Court Claim – where court action is initiated, decree obtained and recovery sought

    A leading law firm, HBJ Gateley has over twenty years’ experience in helping businesses reduce bad debt quickly and efficiently. Offering these services on a combination of fixed and value-based fees, it employs a range of best practice debt recovery strategies to recover your debts at minimal cost to you, while safeguarding your reputation with your suppliers.

    To take advantage of this exclusive offer email: debtrecovery@hbjgateley.com or call 0131 222 9535.

  • Business Comment Magazine

    Business Comment, the Edinburgh Chamber’s bi-monthly magazine, is packed with Edinburgh and Scottish business news and commentary and interesting articles. A paper copy of the magazine is sent to all Edinburgh Chamber member companies. PDF versions are available by clicking the links below. Or you can click here to view a slick Flash-based online page turner version of the current issue of Business Comment on Distinctive Publishing’s website.

    If you are interested in advertising in Business Comment please contact John Neilson on 0845 884 2343, or e-mail john.neilson@distinctivepublishing.co.uk at Distinctive Publishing.

     

    April/May 2017

    International and Export

    IIn this edition we look at Edinburgh's thriving international profile - which is essential to the continued strong economic, cultural and social health of Scotland's capital.

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    Feb/March 2017

    Technology and Innovation

    IIn this issue we look at Edinburgh's exploding reputation as a hub for technology businesses, a sector which at the moment employs in the region of 20,000 people in good quality jobs. Success stories, such as Skyscanner, serve to help drive this cycle of success.

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