Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce
  • 87-89 London Road
    East Sussex
    United Kingdom
    TN37 6LW
Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business for Hastings, St Leonards and the surrounding area. If you would like to raise your business profile and you don't know where to start join Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce today.

Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce
Supporting Businesses in Hastings

Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business for Hastings, St Leonards and the surrounding area, representing its members to all levels of business, government and to community leaders across the private, statutory, community, voluntary and charitable sectors.

Our aim is to make the voice of business in Hastings even stronger and we work on behalf of our members, to grow the economy of the town and the wider region in order to create a more supportive environment for businesses to operate in – irrespective of their size, sector or age.

Lobbying for the Local Community 

Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce is recognised as a key strategic partner in the area through its work and support of the business community. Through this, we have a seat with many key local strategic bodies where we are able to lobby and advocate on behalf of the business community. 

What Do We Do?

  • Influence - we sit on and are key members of a range of local strategic groups and partnerships.
  • Debate - the Chamber regularly debates key local, regional and national issues that affect businesses, whatever their size or sector.
  • Network - our highly popular monthly meetings and networking events are a fantastic way to network, meet like-minded business people and find out what is happening around our area.
  • Inform - as well as attracting high profile speakers and key decision makers, we also produce regular e-newsletters containing a broad range of relevant subjects affecting business plus member’s own news.
  • Profile - through our website, e-newsletters, meetings and personal introductions we help to raise your businesses’ profile and share your good news stories.

Why should I join?

  • You will be part of a vibrant and varied group of business owners and leaders.
  • Access to local authority decision-makers, councillors and our Member of Parliament
  • Regular and varied networking meetings and events
  • Free website listing
  • Member to member and stakeholder introductions
  • Publicity and PR opportunities through our website, newsletters, meetings and social media channels
  • As the Chamber is part of the Let’s Do Business Group, members also benefit from the wide range of business services they offer many of which are either on discounted or preferential terms
  • Access to wider events and support through ACES (Alliance of Chambers in East Sussex)

As the Chamber is part of the Let’s Do Business Group, members also benefit from the wide range of free business services they offer. These include:

  • Free introductory business coaching and consultancy support session.
  • 10% discount on the cost of paid for business coaching and consultancy

On top of this you can also access:

Business support through our CHART programme which offers up to 12 hours of free, expert support for businesses in Hastings, Bexhill and Sidley. Find out more here.

Finance - Let’s Do Business Finance is the lead delivery partner for the Start Up Loan Company and only locally accredited company to deliver the government’s Recovery Loan Scheme. Find out more here.

Locate East Sussex - free impartial help for businesses seeking to launch or expand their current base or relocate to or within the county. Providing advice on issues including business location, available sources of funding and how best to access trained and skilled work force. Find out more here.

Terms and conditions apply to these offers and can be amended at any time without notice. For full details please send us an email or telephone: 01424 205500.

How do I Join?

You can become a member with Hastings Area Chamber Of Commerce by visiting our website and paying for your membership online. You can also subscribe to our regular newsletter that will inform you of all our upcoming meetings and events, as well as interesting news from our other members.

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