Doncaster Chamber crowned Chamber of the Year
At this years’ British Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2019, Doncaster Chamber has been awarded the Chamber of the Year – the highest accolade a Chamber of Commerce can win at the annual event.
The awards, now in their 16th year, are one of the showpiece events in the national business calendar, highlighting the role of business in delivering growth and prosperity for the UK and local communities.
Judges praised Doncaster Chamber as an excellent example of a Chamber punching above its weight. As a not for profit organisation, the Chamber has over 700 business members and sits at the heart of the local business community. Through implementing new tailored membership packages and the restructuring of their team, they’ve seen membership numbers increase.
Earlier this year Doncaster Chamber created its Opportunities Doncaster programme in partnership with Doncaster Council, connecting businesses and education, where they are supporting over 24,000 young people to become work ready and over 500 businesses to be young people ready.
Championing internationalisation, through its dedicated International Trade team, the Chamber also supports local businesses to deliver goods with an export value of over £100 million to 82 international markets and has secured funding to further develop its International Trade service.
Dan Fell, Chief Executive at Doncaster Chamber, said:
“As a Chamber our vision has always been ‘to be the best Chamber of Commerce in the UK’. This award proves our dedication, ambition and drive to support the growth of local businesses, both big and small, and the growth of the borough overall as a thriving place to live, work and do business.”
“I am thrilled that Doncaster Chamber has won this award. It’s testament to the hard work of our fantastic team, our board and our 700 Chamber members, without their support we wouldn’t be able to do half the great work we aim to do to make a difference in Doncaster.”
Sarah Howard, Chair of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said:
“The engagement of Doncaster Chamber with its members and external businesses embodies the mission of Chambers of Commerce everywhere. The Chambers’ efforts to improve member services and the development of Opportunities Doncaster is a testament to their dedication. Congratulations to the entire Doncaster team, truly worthy recipients of this award.”
With over 700 business members across the DN postcode area, Doncaster Chamber is a not for profit organisation at the heart of the local business community and works to support their member businesses with their growth, success and prosperity. From networking events to company profile-building opportunities, and business support to making your corporate voice heard, there are plenty of ways Doncaster Chamber can help businesses to thrive.
To find out more about Doncaster Chamber and business membership, visit our Reasons to Join web page.
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