Celebrating our 230th anniversary, 1786-2016

This year celebrates our 230th year as the Capital City Chamber of Commerce.

Growing business for 230 years

Your Chamber only exists to serve its members and has been successfully influencing business and life in our city for more than two centuries. We couldn’t do this without you! Get involved by also sharing your story.

Cyrenians

Ian Grimwade

For nearly 50 years, Cyrenians, a registered charity based in Edinburgh has served those on the edge, working with the homeless and vulnerable to transform their lives by beginning with their story, helping them believe that they can change their lives, and walking with them as they lead their own transformation.

Why you joined the Edinburgh Chamber:

To help us to increase the number of people who know who we are, like what we do and support our work. Specifically, we hope through the network offered by the Chamber to build more mutually beneficial relationships with other organisations and businesses in Edinburgh.

Why you are still a member of Capital City Edinburgh Chamber

This will be our second year as a Chamber member, and we have seen the benefit of the relationships that we have developed and the increased reach for our corporate brand.

Melville Castle LTD

David Hay

Melville Castle is a unique, family run hotel and restaurantlocated 6 miles from Edinburgh city centre. The hotel offers charming accommodation, enchanting weddings and quality corporate events.

Why you joined the Edinburgh Chamber:

Publicity, networking opportunities, exclusive promotions & advertising, to keep on top of changes and trends in local communities and marketplace.

Why you are still a member of Capital City Edinburgh Chamber

Membership brings credibility to the business, opportunities for business and personal growth, access to chamber events and services.

Edinburgh Napier University

Professor Andrea Nolan

An enterprising and international university delivering innovation in learning and research; an excellent student experience; highly valued graduates; strong links to business; and a distinctive entrepreneurial ecosystem ‘Bright Red Triangle’ which nurtures entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial talent.

Why you joined the Edinburgh Chamber:

 To build mutually beneficial connections with the Edinburgh business community.

Why you are still a member of Capital City Edinburgh Chamber

Valuable networks, support from Chamber staff, quality events.

O’Leary PR

Judith O’Leary

An established PR agency of compelling communicators that makes businesses known and respected

Why you joined the Edinburgh Chamber:

To meet likeminded ambitious people with something interesting to say

Why you are still a member of Capital City Edinburgh Chamber

I feel better connected to the Edinburgh business community, which allows me to spot opportunities for our clients and our business.  We have made some genuinely interesting connections through the Chamber. 

Vittoria Group, Edinburgh

Chris Logan

An Edinburgh institution, The Vittoria Group dates back to 1970 when Alberto Crolla Sr opened the first restaurant, Vittoria, on Leith Walk.

Now run by son Tony & his family, the Group has grown over the years and features award-winning eateries around the city, including Vittoria on the Bridge, Vittoria on Leith Walk, La Favorita, one of Britain’s most renowned gourmet pizzerias, Taste of Italy, an all-day casual cafe on Leith Walk; and Divino Enoteca, a restaurant and wine bar with live music in the heart of the Old Town completes the range of quality dining offered by the group.

Renowned for their warm Italian hospitality and offering a wide range of menus, using only the highest quality ingredients, the Vittoria Group offers a venue to suit any occasion.

Why you joined the Edinburgh Chamber:

Great networking opportunity to create more contacts in Edinburgh and establish a wider range

Why you are still a member of Capital City Edinburgh Chamber

To build our reputation as the best Italian restaurants in Edinburgh!

Brand Satellite

Giles Etherington

Brand Satellite is a brand consultancy and integrated advertising, design and marketing agency. Through a range of complementary communications services, we help businesses - who have either never approached their business as a brand before, or are not making the most of the brand they have – create, develop and communicate their brand.

Why you joined the Edinburgh Chamber:

Brand Satellite joined Edinburgh Chamber to be part of the city’s vibrant business community. The comprehensive range of events allows us to learn from and network with some best businesses in the area. 

Why you are still a member of Capital City Edinburgh Chamber

I am big believer in CPD. It is very important to me that I continually growth as a professional. As a small business with limited resources, making the most of the Chamber’s speakers, events and workshops helps me do that.

 

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland

George Grierson

We are Scotland’s Health Charity. CHSS improves the quality of life for people in Scotland affected by chest, heart and stroke illness, through medical research, influencing public policy, advice and information, and support in the community.                                

 

Why you joined the Edinburgh Chamber:

To raise the profile of Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, increase networking opportunities and make new contacts.

Why you are still a member of Capital City Edinburgh Chamber

To continue to be part of the ECC community and take part in events, training and networking opportunities.

Limelight Careers Ltd

Monica Black

To access a network of credible businesses with knowledge and experience Scotland needs now and in the future.  The opportunity to share this with the next generation is key to the Scotland’s economic success. 

Why you joined the Edinburgh Chamber:

To access a network of credible businesses with knowledge and experience Scotland needs now and in the future.  The opportunity to share this with the next generation is key to the Scotland’s economic success.

 

Why you are still a member of Capital City Edinburgh Chamber

It makes business sense: everyone working together for the benefit of Edinburgh and Scotland

The Edinburgh Address

Anna Morris

The Edinburgh Address is a small Edinburgh-based company, specialising in short-term holiday and corporate lets in luxury properties across the city. We offer apartments which vary in size from a cosy studio in the West End, to a 5 bedroom house overlooking Duddingston Lake. All our properties are within the luxury market, however we do have a range of apartments to suit different tastes and budgets. 

Why you joined the Edinburgh Chamber:

We saw Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce as a great channel to interact with other Edinburgh based organisations, and to keep up to date with all relevant news. As a destination marketing organisation, we find it essential to be in the know with other business activities in the city. It is also a great way to network and acquaint ourselves with other relevant businesses. 

Why you are still a member of Capital City Edinburgh Chamber

The Edinburgh Chamber is a great network to be a part of and we’d feel we were missing out if we weren’t a member. 

Harvey Nichols

Louise Masson

Luxury Retailer with fine-dining Restaurant, Brasserie & Bar.

Why you joined the Edinburgh Chamber:

To network with Businesses in Edinburgh, to promote the Harvey Nichols Brand and to ensure we keep up-to-date with plans for the City.

Why you are still a member of Capital City Edinburgh Chamber

To enable us to keep on networking with Businesses in Edinburgh, promoting the Harvey Nichols Brand and to ensure we keep up-to-date with plans for the City.

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