About Lichfield Chamber of Trade and Commerce
The Lichfield Chamber of Trade and Commerce is an independent, non-profit making organisation founded over 120 years ago and is run by local business people for local businesses. Its aims are to keep members informed on local issues and initiatives, give support and to bring empowerment to businesses within the City.
Meetings are held monthly to keep members up to date with current issues and initiatives. All members are welcome to attend.
It is our vision that the voices of your businesses are heard in our local community and we have a platform to deliver your views and thoughts to Lichfield City Council & Lichfield District Council. The Chamber provides a means by which this can be achieved and as membership numbers grow, the Chamber will become even more effective and influential.
Work with local government and other bodies in order, to bring about change.
Provide businesses with the opportunity to network and encourage inter-business trading.
To ‘join the dots’ between local areas and their commercial representation.
To promote enterprise, innovation and growth in Lichfield.
To be the voice of Lichfield businesses and give members the opportunity to express their views.
Offer business advice to members
By consulting with our members, we believe that we can form an effective group that can engage and influence policies and decisions, through the means of being a strong, responsible and independent voice to our business community.
Let your businesses voice be heard loud and clear.
What has the Chamber done in recent years?
The Chamber has made representations to the District Council and other agencies on a number of sensitive issues over the last few years including Planning, Parking and Policing, and so has contributed to widespread improvements in the past, present and for the future. The Chamber was also the driving force in getting the BID formulated.
The Chamber is involved in many initiatives including the new Business Improvement District (BIDS) and is consulted by the District and City Councils on matters affecting business matters in Lichfield.
Some current services, initiatives and successes include:
Providing hanging baskets throughout the City during the summer months.
In addition the Chamber is involved in and actively supports:
The Chamber is a member of:
Lichfield City Forum, Fairtrade Lichfield & the Speakers Corner Trust.
The Lichfield Christmas Fayre working group, promoting a traditional theme for the City.
Other initiatives the Chamber provides are:
Promote Your Business at the Lichfield Christmas Fayre
Why should you join?
Events and networking.
Access to Members offers.
Use of Chamber Logo.
HR advice from Keelys.
Free Listing on Chamber Website.
New membership subscription for year 01/01/21 to 31/12/21 – £65, renewals £50
What’s in it for your business?
Since 2015, the Chamber has joined with Keelys solicitors to offer to members, as part of their membership, a special support deal to help them manage changes in employment law.
Below are brief details of how this support will work.
Keelys will provide UNLIMITED FREE ADVICE on employment issues.
This may be given by email, telephone, a letter or at a meeting, depending on the complexity of the particular issue.
They will, upon the request of a member business, review employment documentation & offer advice on any amendments that are needed to comply with current employment law & any updates to employment law will be advised as they develop.
If a standard contract of employment is not in existence they will provide one.
(Any costs of a tribunal or court proceedings are not included in the contract)
Full details of the agreement between The Chamber & Keelys are available to members upon request and any member who wishes to use the service must have paid their annual Chamber membership fee up to date.
Lichfield Chamber of Trade and Commerce
25 Lombard Street