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Chamber offers more for start-ups

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce has enhanced its membership offer for new or early stage businesses, reflecting some of the particular challenges start-ups face.

All Chamber members enjoy a range of benefits, including free or discounted networking opportunities, free access to legal advice, a business-to-business promotional platform via the Chamber website and a direct say in the many campaigns run by the organisation.

Now any businesses that have been trading for two years or less will secure additional benefits when they join up.

These are:


  • Three years’ free business banking with Lloyds Bank (subject to approval)

  • One year’s free health and safety advice

  • One year’s free legal expenses insurance


Ashleigh Seymour-Rutherford, Assistant to the Chief Executive at Suffolk Chamber of Commerce explains that “setting up a new business can be one of the most thrilling – and challenging - experiences in the world. The aim of this enhanced member package is to help start-ups with some of the worry about important but not ‘core to the business’ matters - allowing entrepreneurs to focus on building up their companies”.

The costs of joining the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce vary according to the number of staff employed by a company, starting from as little as £3.50 per week (plus a first year joining fee of £35).

Over 1400 Suffolk businesses are currently members of the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, making it the seventh largest chamber in the country.

For further information about joining Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, please contact

Article by Suffolk Chamber