As a member of the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce, you can access a variety of practical benefits designed to help you develop and grow your business. We offer a range of business support tools including networking opportunities, help with marketing, training, policy and advocacy and support with entering new markets.
Whether you want to connect with other leaders in the Edinburgh business community, increase your visibility in the Capital, or start trading internationally, we can help.
Networking EventsEvery year, the Edinburgh Chamber hosts over 100 events, attracting over 5,000 delegates. We have something for every audience and networking goal, from informal breakfast events and drinks receptions to formal business updates from key city stakeholders. There's no better way to get connected in the city.
Membership DirectoryNetworking is central to what we do. In addition to access to our business events calendar, Edinburgh Chamber members have their company listed on our Member Directory for 52 weeks. Each member will be given a login to our Directory, where they will be able to access over 800 direct contacts from Edinburgh businesses.
Marketing SupportA variety of marketing and PR tools are available to our members, which can be used to reach a larger business audience. We will include your news releases, blogs, and features on our website and in our bimonthly magazine, Business Comment, as well as promote your messaging via our social media platforms. We're here to champion you!
InternationalisationAs well as preferential rates on our International Documentation and Certification services, you can access to our Trade Mission and international events programme. We work closely with Consuls and other international organisations, so wherever you're looking to grow your business - we can help!
Policy SupportAs a Chamber, we represent our members and advocate for action when it is necessary. Whether it's by submitting a Business Case to local or national government, arranging a discussion with city stakeholders, or campaigning on a specific issue, we'll always do our best to ensure your voice is heard.
Business TrainingWe provide excellent discounts to our members on our extensive calendar of open courses. We deliver approximately 140 courses per year, covering over 40 different business subjects. Working alongside hand-picked, expert trainers, we’re proud to maintain a 98% delegate satisfaction rate!
It doesn't stop there...
Free HR, Legal, H&S and Tax advice
Members of the Edinburgh Chamber benefit from a complimentary ‘Four Services’ offering from Quest Cover – HR & Health and Safety Specialists.
This means every member has unlimited access to five business advice lines (HR, Health and Safety, Legal, Tax and VAT) and over 750 free business documents plus £1m of excess free insurance.
This excellent benefit includes:
- HR / employment law advice line
- Health & safety advice
- Legal advice line
- Advice on tax and VAT matters
- HR website with a document library
- Online library of health & safety documents
- Online library of template legal documents
When you need support, you’ll be sure to receive friendly, down to earth and practical advice to help you every step of the way. Why pay for advice and documentation that you can get for free?
Business Breakdown Cover from the AA
Up to 67% off business breakdown cover for CHAMBER MEMBERS
Running a company with vehicles at its heart means that staying still isn’t an option. The AA’s business breakdown cover will make sure your drivers get back on the road quickly – and with minimum disruption – if the worst happens. All you need to do is choose the right level of cover for you.
Which vehicles can be covered?
Whether you just have a single vehicle or run a whole fleet, the AA can cover your cars, vans, trucks and more – as long as they’re 3.5 tonnes or under. If you’re not sure if your vehicle would be eligible, you can call the AA on 0800 55 11 88 to check.
What does cover include?
You can choose from the following options for your company’s vehicles:
Roadside (compulsory) Repair or recovery to the AA’s choice of appropriate local repairer. Home Start (compulsory) For breakdowns at or within ¼ mile of your home address. National Recovery Transportation of vehicle, driver and up to 7 passengers to a UK mainland address if prompt local repair not possible. Relay Plus Extended Relay service to include one of three alternative arrangements for driver and passengers; car hire, accommodation or public transport services. Accident Management Takes the hassle out of arranging repair, recovery and insurance claims after an accident or vandalism. European Breakdown and recovery options for drivers in Europe (subject to territorial limits)
You can also view our Chamber Roadside Assistance brochure.
ECC Annual Business Awards
The Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Business Awards, now in its 12th year, is a key date in our events calendar. Attracting nearly 600 guests each year, the event is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your business and highlight successes.
There are over 15 categories to enter, submissions are free, and open to all Chamber members.
Foreign Exchange Services
Helping Chamber members grow their international business.
Moneycorp provide money saving foreign exchange to Edinburgh 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 – typically as much as 4% better than the banks.
- Expert market guidance at the end of a phone – Moneycorp’s professional currency dealers can guide you through the foreign exchange market.
- Fast online money transfers 24/7 – trade at convenient times with online accounts and live rate information.
- Safeguarded client funds – Moneycorp is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority to provide payment services and safeguards all client funds in segregated customer accounts.
Exclusive Member Package
- Free foreign exchange health check – Free assessment of your business’s foreign exchange requirements, to help you pin-point where you could improve your margins.
- Low transfer fees – Our fees start from just £5, a substantial saving over the £20-£40 that banks typically charge.
- Free account opening – Buy and sell any of 35 currencies.
Contact us to find out more.