As the voice of business Suffolk Chamber of Commerce is passionate about contributing to the success of our members. But don't just take our word for it. Below you will find a sample of the many testimonials we have recently received from our members:
“Since joining the Chamber my team and I at The Jockey Club have been provided with some brilliant networking opportunities as well as clear and sound advice and dialogue on a range of relevant economic and wider policy issues in the region. I can’t recommend it highly enough and it has added real value to our business.”
"It is great to be part of the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce which does a great job in connecting local communities and businesses. We are able to connect with other local companies but also get access to leading business and community figures and expertise, enabling us to help represent the local economy and local needs"
“The Rooftop Garden Party is hands down the best networking event in the Suffolk calendar! This year was a very welcome return to ‘business as usual’ atop the brilliant WTW venue, with a relaxed, sociable crowd. Make no bones about it, I’m mainly there for the food, and the multiple themed stations really didn’t disappoint. Another great occasion from the Chamber events team.”
"PolicyBee sponsored one of the Chamber's first virtual networking events during lockdown. Their fantastic team made us feel really comfortable setting up and attending the event. We were pleasantly surprised at how many people attended the event. It's a great way to get to know new people and easy as pie - highly recommended!"
"Thank you for such a fabulous evening. It was so well organised and was the perfect blend of food and activities. Really good to connect with people again. I know how much work these events take to put on."
"Whether its practical business support, networking or national policy lobbying, Suffolk Chamber has offered our business a conduit through which to engage, influence and do business. The Chamber’s role as the ‘voice of business’ is critical not only to the economic success of Suffolk but also in reinforcing the important link between the economic decisions we make and the health and wellbeing of people and the communities where we live. As a business working predominantly in the heritage sector, Oakmere Solutions Ltd understands the importance of place, and so does Suffolk Chamber. Our experience suggests that all businesses would benefit from being part of the Suffolk Chamber whether they operate in the commercial, public or third sectors."
“Being a relatively new business being a member of the Suffolk Chamber has been invaluable as on many occasions I’ve leaned on the chamber for advice and have been pointed in the right direction on many occasions. We had help with the Kickstarter scheme, grants that are available just to name a few. In short the Suffolk Chamber have been a great asset to our business”
‘A great networking resource to share skills, find local suppliers and promote our business. Plus, free access and some worthwhile discounts to a range of services. And most importantly, The Chamber acts as a collective voice to approach government on important issues affecting local businesses to make a difference globally.’
"Over the years, being an active member of Suffolk Chamber has given me and SMART Garden Offices unrivalled access to key decision-makers and influencers. This has ensured that Government ministers, civil servants, MPs and local councils are always aware of the impact of their policies on growing manufacturers such as us and are more willing to make pro-business changes to them.
"At the same time, my involvement on the Bank of England panel and as chair of Suffolk Chamber's Economy Group has given me very rich and useful insights as to future economic trends and issues - always useful in terms of business planning!"
"I would highly recommend Suffolk Chamber of Commerce to businesses in Suffolk – a great organisation that really does care about Suffolk and the success of every business."
"You have been so very helpful with all the updates throughout the Covid-19 crisis, it is very much appreciated. Please keep up the good work. I would certainly recommend to others."
"As a member of the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, I am very impressed by the approaches Suffolk Chamber have taken to support their members through the Coronavirus pandemic. Informative and responsive webinars have been invaluable for understanding what the outbreak means to local businesses, and how we are best able to support our staff through these difficult times."
"I find the courses very enjoyable, particularly David’s style of presenting, it is conversational whilst conveying a great amount of detail in an easily understandable manner. His real life examples are also very good in providing that little bit more when explaining a specific points of learning. Even though it is not a good as being all in the same room, these courses are a very good second choice."
"I’m really impressed with the Suffolk Chamber and how they’ve adapted their service. We’re taking advantage of pretty much all of their virtual meetings, events & seminars. Naturally, we miss the real world events and meetings but we do see the advantages in this new format. I’ve met some really good new contacts and lots of nice, likeminded people. We’re sharing good ideas and connections and I expect this will help us a business and as individuals. To me, it feels like the distancing has brought all a little closer."
"Suffolk Chamber of Commerce has played an important role helping to shape local and regional transport priorities."
"At Unisurge International we take great comfort in the knowledge that there is third party HR support for legal and difficult often sensitive matters. We have used the membership benefit Suffolk Chamber Protection on numerous occasions for support and their advice and expertise have been excellent."
"Whenever I have approached the Chamber I have always received a quick response and a helpful, professional and friendly service. If the answer to my questions are not known they will always point me in the right direction. They are my go-to point of contact in a time of uncertainty, particularly at present with Brexit."
"Suffolk Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business in Suffolk. The team work hard for its members lobbing central and local government on issues that affect your business. Membership has many benefits including seminars, webinars, training, advice and networking events. If your business is not a member of the Chamber then you need to join. We have and are very happy we did."