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Welcome to the latest news and updates from the Cumbria Chamber of Commerce, your hub for business insights, events, and developments in the Cumbria region.

How Chamber membership can help you cut costs in your business

With the UK economy currently in recession and experiencing high inflation, businesses are looking for ways to reduce costs now more than ever.
How Chamber membership can help you cut costs in your business

Here are just some of the ways in which Chamber membership can help you save money in your business:

Chamber Merchant Services – Our members could benefit from merchant services, such as lower rates, through our selected Partnerships.

Chamber Protect gives members free access to: a phone line for expert advice relating to HR, health & safety, legal and tax; an online document library with 750 downloadable employment, health & safety and legal documents; and legal expense insurance of up to £1,000,000. The service could save you up to £800 a year!

Chamber Utilities can help you save money on energy bills with discounted services including: Energy Brokering; Green Technologies; and Carbon Footprint Audits. Delivered by our partner, Go Low Carbon.

Chamber Foreign Exchange gives you a free foreign exchange audit with an in-depth report and suggestions around where your business can save money.

Chamber Roadside Assistance offers members up to a 67% discount on business breakdown cover from the AA.

Chamber Finance Finder allows you to easily find funding options tailored to your business including grants, loans and equity. Our provider Swoop, will also help you get the best deal on your energy bill.

Export Documentation – Cumbria Chamber of Commerce is an accredited issuer of export documentation for both Cumbria and adjacent areas of Scotland. Chamber members receive the service at a heavily discounted price.

Training and events – we offer members discounted rates on a range of training courses as well and on tickets to our business events.

All of these and more are included in your Chamber membership. To find out more about how membership can benefit you.

Cumbria Business Growth Hub is another service we offer which can help you cut costs in your business. Whether you’ve been in business for years or have just launched your first start-up, as long as you’re eligible, Growth Hub can pair you with an expert business adviser to identify ways to save money and assess funding options. We also offer part funded subsidy support to businesses to hire an energy consultant to look at: finding a more competitive energy tariff, energy efficiency audits and renewable energy. 


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