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FIND OUT ABOUT MEMBERSHIP

London Chamber of Commerce Patron membership provides a tailor-made benefits package to leading
companies.
It offers major profile raising opportunities to access and network with politicians and their advisers, senior London
business figures and other Patron members.

We offer professional, independent, affordable services that focus on supporting businesses in London
Membership is corporate and members have access to over 200 networking events a year, marketing and
business opportunities, tenders, free business, legal and HR advice, a range of exclusive or discounted
business services and a Members' Lounge that provides free meeting space
London Chamber of Commerce is the largest independent business support and networking organisation in London.
Membership opens the door to new business opportunities. Membership is corporate, meaning that all your staff join,
not just one individual within a business. We think it's important for the Chief Executive, the sales and procurement
teams, the HR team and even the PA to gain from membership and have designed our business services to match
their needs. Services are free, exclusive to members or offered at a significant discount.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN MY BUSINESS' MEMBERSHIP?

Free business networking events - over 100 this year enabling your business to make new business
connections
Free legal document creation and advice line - there is no limit to the number of times you can use this
24 hours, 365 days a year service

Free HR document creation and advice line - practical and easy to follow HR resource that eliminates the
need for expensive employment expertise

Free business advice surgery - got a business question and don't know who to ask? Our team of online
experts are onhand to help

Free business information services- from corporate intelligence to product sourcing, from environmental
advice to advice on EU and international matters

Free meeting space - the Members' Lounge with a cafe and free wireless internet connection is
the ideal place to carry out business or catch up on work between meetings

Discounted events- over 200 events to help you make new business connections including networking
events, special interest networking groups - Asian Business Association, Chinese Business Association,
Defence and Security group, Property and Construction group and Women in Business group - and events
on overseas markets and topical issues

Discounted export documentation - up to 50% discount on most export documents

Discounted conference and meeting facilities - 20% discount on room hire

Discounted marketing and business services from third party suppliers - HSF healthplan and UPS are
just a few of our trusted suppliers

Use of the Chamber logo - Use the 'proud to be a member' logo on your website, items of stationery and
selected marketing materials

Not based in the UK - click here to find out about International Membership

Local benefits include the following.


AGM and monthly meetings where you can network with your business peers, find out what is
happening and have a voice
Business to Business Buy Local Incentive Program
Member Pricing on business seminars
Invitation to free business networking events
Business Excellence Awards (every 2 years)
Brochure Racking at Romanos Photo and Frames
Discounted advertising rates in the Experience Hope Visitors Guide published by the Hope
Standard Newspaper with a distribution of 80,000
Advertising opportunities at the Hunter Creek Rest Area Info Kiosk
A website listing on the Hope & District Chamber of Commerce website

Business Excellence Awards (every 2 years)

Business Excellence Certificate

The Certificate in Business Excellence (CIBE) is recognition of your achievement and


the investment you and your company have made in chamber organisation and
development.
You will have been taught by Columbia Business School's world-class thought leaders,
and you will have benefited from your exposure to their cutting-edge, results-oriented
research.

How do I enrol?
To pay online and register for the next Auckland programme - click here Member discounts apply.
To register via email - download our flyer and registration form - click here - and send to info@nzbef.org.nz
If you have any questions give us a call on 09 489 8791
Check the dates of each module for 2014 via our Calendar of Events

What is the Certificate in Business Excellence?


The Certificate in Business Excellence was developed by NZBEF to provide individuals with a greater
understanding of the comprehensive framework that is the Baldrige Criteria, alongside the tools to
implement a successful Business Improvement practice in your organisation.

Who should do this programme and why?

Individuals who are reponsible for leadership, business analysis and planning, processes, or
quality improvement in your organisation.
Organisations that are considering entering into either the NZBEF Business Excellence or
Achievement Awards programme.
Teams of organisations who are wanting their staff to begin implementing a Business Excellence
programme
MBA or other similar business students wanting to increase their comprehension of Business
Excellence frameworks

What does the programme cover?


The Certificate in Business Excellence is provided in a modular, learning format with participants gaining
knowledge and understanding by using a wide variety of tools and approaches. It is underpinned by the
Criteria for Performance, with practical exercises and live examples and case studies from award
winning organisations. These actual experiences will provide you and your organisation with the
knowledge and understanding to support a business excellence approach in your organisation or
department. This programme encourages a fully interactive forum and the exchange of ideas is part of the
learning process. Click on the links below for more information on each topic.

How is the programme structured?


This Programme is aligned with the Baldrige CPE framework, which provides a clear structured approach
to Business Excellence.

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LCCI PA CLUB

We offer a number of services specifically tailored to help businesses in the London corporate
hospitality/leisure and travel and tourism sectors to raise their profile to their target audience. The LCCI
PA Club enables you to promote your venue, restaurant or service to London PAs who are members of
our Club. You can do this by being featured in our monthly LCCI PA Club enewsletter, which is mailed to
over 2,500 London PAs directly and via our relationshuip with a third party is accessible by a further
125,000 PAs; or by hosting an LCCI-organised PA visit to your venue/restaurant or by attending LCCI
Life - our bi-annual showcase event

The Patron Package


The Patron Package offers a wide range of valuable services which can
be summarised in the following 4 categories.
Brand Awareness
Being a Patron of the Chamber offers extensive
opportunities to raise your profile and showcase
the exceptional work you commit to the
community. This is achieved in the following ways:

Prime digital advertising on the Patron's


dBanner which is showcased at Suffolk
Chamber business events. These range from
monthly business lunches, Special Interest
Group meetings, the Suffolk Show and the
prestigious House of Commons events. These
are attended by 7,000 business leaders each
year. Each Patron has a professionally
designed video which will increase brand
awareness and credibility.
Worth 2,500

As a Patron we will work with you to select

an event to sponsor. This includes pre-event,


event and post event coverage.
Worth 1,000

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce sends out 24


e-zines per year to a circulation of over 3,000
business leaders which is 72,000 targeted
'e-mailers' per year. As a Patron your logo
will have prime position at the footer of the
'e-mailers' along with your fellow patron members.
Worth 2,400

Your logo will also appear on a rotating banner


in prime position on Suffolk Chamber's
homepage. This will evidence the key strategic
partnership you have with the Chamber and
provide a gateway to your own website.
Worth 1,200

An opportunity to comment on Chamber


news within the Chamber pages of the
monthly Business East supplement - a
readership of 90,000 people.

Priority promotion via the Chamber Social


Media. This includes Suffolk focused re-tweets
to circa 2,500 followers.

A Dedicated Patron's page on the Chamber

website which has 80,000 unique visitors


each year. This page will provide a company
profile with logos and links to your company's
website.

As a Patron you will also be the first point of


call for any sector relevant press enquiries.
This provides the opportunity for exposure
and brand awareness in the media.

High Profile Strategic Networking


As a Patron member, Suffolk Chamber offers
numerous occasions for high profile networking.
This is an excellent way to generate contacts in
the worlds of business, politics and media. These
opportunities include:

An invitation to attend the Suffolk Chamber's


2 annual Patrons Dinners with a high profile
speaker that will cover relevant topics to the
current economic climate. Our range of
speakers include the Chief Executive of
Suffolk County Council and the Director
General of the British Chambers of
Commerce.
Worth 25

An invitation to attend the exclusive British Chambers of


Commerce's Annual Conference. Previous speakers at this
event have been influential figures including the current Prime
Minister, The Chancellor of the Exchequer and a wide range of
Ministers. This event is attended by senior representatives
from the UK's largest companies and provides an excellent
opportunity to develop meaningful contacts at a national level.
Worth 75

An invitation to attend our half-yearly Local Enterprise


Partnership dinners with high profile individuals involved
with the New Anglia LEP. These will be hosted at some of
Suffolk's finest restaurants and provide you the opportunity
to get involved in the LEP's delivery and direction.
Worth 250

Joint sponsorship of a Patron's House of Commons event


which is attended by Suffolk business leaders. Your banner
will be displayed at this event and all promotional material
will display your company logo. This will be covered via our
website and EADT. Previous events have attracted local

MP's, Ministers, Councillors, Foreign trade missions and


both public and private sector business leaders.
Worth 350

An invitation to attend an annual Patron social event at one


of Suffolk's sporting venues. This could include the
executive box at the Suffolk Chamber sponsored Ipswich
Town Football Club or attendance at a race day at
Newmarket Racecourse. Some of the best networking
occurs in an informal environment so why not join us?

Influence Policy

With the backing of the Chamber of Commerce your views can


be taken to the British Chamber of Commerce and passed
onto the dedicated policy team at Westminster:

Suffolk Chamber has a strong working relationship with the


Suffolk MPs and is in a unique position to raise your views
and concerns with them. Your views can also be taken
further to a national level through the British Chambers
policy teams who have a seat at the highest table in
government.

As a Patron you will be able to pick and choose to be on


the Board of any of the variety of thematic groups that
Suffolk Chamber runs. These include the Transport and
Infrastructure Board and the Suffolk International Trade
Group. These groups help to shape Suffolk Chambers views
on the areas in which they cover.

The Suffolk Chamber will also position you on the Bank of


England Panel for Suffolk where you can feed into the
regional Bank of England's representative. This panel helps
to shape the Bank of England's monetary policy and partly
factors into how the Bank sets interest rates.

The Suffolk Chamber will also engage Patrons in

government consultation exercises. This will involve sharing


government White Papers and encouraging feedback
where you as a Patron feel relevant. This could cover both
local and national issues and any information with be
passed to the policy team.

As a Patron you will have priority political involvement in


lobbying & representation activities. This will include
relevant Business Leaders Dinners and House of Commons
Dinners and Receptions.

We will also invite you to attend an annual meeting with


the British Chambers of Commerce Policy Director. This
meeting will update you on the British Chambers policy
work and give you the opportunity to affect policy.

Credibility and Additionality

As a Patron member you will be called upon as the Suffolk


Chamber's voice for your business sector and will be
encouraged to provide quotes for the media. This is an
excellent way to demonstrate your company's importance in
the local economy and raise awareness of your brand. Some
benefits include:

A Suffolk Chamber of Commerce Patron Logo that can be


used on your website, stationery etc.

An elegant executive gold Patron name badge to be worn


at high profile networking events.

An additional potential benefit that can be discussed is the


opportunity to develop a co-operative relationship with the
Chamber in the form of providing a secondee. This would
be a member of your team working with the Chamber on
a designated project which further develops your exposure
to the Suffolk business community and allows staff
development beyond the role that they perform. This will
help you create beneficial relationships with the Chamber
and Suffolk businesses. Recent examples include secondees
working on community engagement, the green economy
and market town development.
Personal Account Manager
As a Suffolk Chamber of Commerce Patron you will have a
dedicated Account Manager and direct access to the Chief
Executive. The role of your dedicated Account Manager is to:

Be your first point of call for any questions or queries you

may have. This could be any way you feel the patronage
could benefit your business further.
Total Worth 8,025 + VAT
(Please note: some benefits do not have a tangible value and
are not included in this calculation)

Conclusions
The investment for membership
of this exclusive partnership is
6,000 plus VAT per annum, just
500 a month. The extensive list
of benefits and high level
networking opportunities that
Patronage Scheme offers ensures
that you will enjoy a significant
return on your investment.
This is an excellent opportunity to
build your company's profile,
build brand awareness and
position yourself as one of
Suffolk's leading businesses.
By collaborating with other
business leaders you can share
best practice and experience
networking and sponsorship
opportunities at a reduced rate.
You will also have the opportunity
to engage with political leaders
and influence policy - a priceless
benefit of the scheme.

Introduction
The Patron Scheme is a strategic partnership between your
organisation and Suffolk Chamber of Commerce. Engagement at this
level provides opportunities to gain high profile connections across

business, media and political leaders throughout Suffolk and


influence policy at a national level.
The Suffolk Chamber of Commerce has been supporting the Suffolk
Economy and facilitating individual and business success since 1884.
Today we build on the legacy of our history to ensure the voice of
business is heard and that the vital contribution that Chamber
members make to the economic success of Suffolk is recognised and
supported. We believe the Suffolk Chamber has a key role to play in a
new era of civic leadership and we turn to the county's most
successful businesses to shape the future of the Suffolk economy.
As a patron member you gain additional exclusive benefits that are
not accessible to standard Chamber members.
These are categorised as:

High Profile and Strategic Networking


Raising your Brand Awareness
Influencing Policy on a Local and National Level
Increase Credibility

Suffolk Chamber - the voice of business

The business voice organisation for Suffolk with a network of


Town Chambers across the County.

1,500 active Suffolk Chamber members with over 70,000


employees.

Suffolk Chamber is part of the British Chambers of Commerce


approved Chamber Network with over 100,000 members
employing 5,000,000 people.

Suffolk Chamber has a team of Policy Advisors based in Whitehall


ensuring that the Suffolk Business Community is heard at the
highest level.

Strategic Partnership with many agencies including Suffolk


County Council, Local Authorities, Enterprise Agencies and
Educational Institutes and an invaluable working relationship with
our Members of Parliament.

Management of over 100 business networking, leadership and


intertrading events across the county each year with over 7,000
business leaders in attendance.

Over 3,000 Suffolk businesses on Suffolk B2B platform actively


being signposted to 100's of tenders valued at thousands of
pounds.

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce


Felaw Maltings, South Kiln, 42 Felaw Street, Ipswich IP2 8SQ
Tel: 01473 680600
Fax: 01473 603888
info@suffolkchamber.co.uk
www.suffolkchamber.co.uk

Strategic Partners benefit from a range of different services developed exclusively for their business.
Many of our strategic partners work with us to deliver the Inspire programme. In addition to all the
benefits of membership and subscription, we work with each company on an individual basis to
identify a bespoke service for them. This group comes together once a quarter for peer to peer
networking with other CEO's and Directors.

Inspire Partnership
If you are a strategically significant business in our area,
or if you can provide our
client businesses with professional advice and
support to an exceptionally high
standard, we'd love you to join our exclusive group of
Partners.
Becoming an approved Partner with Inspire is both prestigious and commercially beneficial. Our
Partners are only selected from the best in their field to ensure we deliver high quality, reliable
services to our subscribers and members. These are the only group of businesses to whom we
formally refer our Subscribers and Members who are looking for relevant services. Partners
automatically qualify for all the benefits of both membership and subscription in addition to those of
their Partnership. The group come together every quarter for an exclusive networking event to share
experiences and maximise relationships with peer businesses.

M2M- http://www.ccfgb.co.uk/membership/already-a-member/m2m-special-offers