Black Country Chamber of Commerce
The Black Country Chamber of Commerce works tirelessly to help raise awareness of the businesses, skills and employability of our UK Armed forces community. In 2020 we proudly received the Defence Employer Recognition Gold Award, which is testimony to our team's endeavours over the years to engage and ensure the profile of our military community is raised at the highest levels.
British Chambers of Commerce
By signing the Covenant, the British Chambers has made a commitment to support serving personnel, service leavers, veterans and their families by fostering relationships between business and the Armed Forces, supporting employment opportunities for veterans, service spouses and partners and offering favourable employment terms to support reservist duties.
British Chambers of Commerce Director General Adam Marshall said, “BCC is proud to sign the Armed Forces Covenant, and to pledge to the whole defence community whether serving, veteran, reservist or family member that we will do all we can to ensure they are treated fairly and without disadvantage. Over the years, I have seen just how much the Armed Forces community contributes to business, both as employees that bring a wealth of skills, experience, and innovation, and as entrepreneurs driving forward our economy.
The British Chambers of Commerce and the Chamber Military Network are well-placed to support the Armed Forces Covenant, to deepen links between the business and defence communities. Our unique position helping British businesses in every region and nation and across the globe means we can work together with the Chamber Military Network to foster relationships, dispel myths, and support service people and their families.”
Doncaster Chamber of Commerce
NEW PLEDGE Coming SOON
Hereford & Worcester Chamber of Commerce
“The Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce is very proud to have such a close association and relationship with the West Midland Reserve Forces and Cadets Association and fully support the new Chamber Military Network project. We are well positioned to be able to promote the campaigns and benefits to encourage local businesses to further engage and support our reservists and of course promote the benefits to employers of such a relationship. Whilst our HR policies have for some time supported and encouraged employee involvement with campaigns and activities which support the wider community, we are now taking the opportunity to review and develop these in respect of further support for reservists and their families and are looking forward to working towards our silver accreditation,” Dawn Hardman, Director of HR Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce
Milton Keynes Chamber of Commerce
‘’The Milton Keynes Chamber of Commerce was established in July, 2013. It was set up by Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce following a lengthy selection process and the permission from the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).
The Chamber is further enhanced by being part of a worldwide network and is one of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Accredited Chambers - the largest and most powerful network for business in the UK.
The wide range of Chamber membership benefits have been specifically designed to enable small and medium sized businesses to make the most of their potential. Sole traders and large corporates will also benefit from our vast business support. As part of your membership and our partnership approach there is a commitment policy that outlines what we’ll do for you.’’
MKCC Signed the Armed Forces Covenant in August 2020 and Will working towards there bronze ERS in 2021
North East England Chamber of Commerce
North East England Chamber of Commerce has signed an Armed Forces Covenant pledging to support all staff members, whether they are ex-forces personnel or Reservist members, within its business.
Chamber chief executive, James Ramsbotham, who himself served in the military earlier in his career, said: “The Armed Forces are highly valued members of our region. Not only do members of the military community and veterans bring important knowledge and skills to our North East companies, the Army also provides over £150m income to businesses. We are delighted to pledge our support for them.”
By signing the Covenant the Chamber committed to ensuring none of its employees face disadvantages as a result previous or current military service and staff are encouraged to become active members of the reservists.
Suffolk Chamber of Commerce
‘The Armed Forces are an important part of the Suffolk community and the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce is keen to support its members, families and all those involved with their Bases and work.’
West Cheshire & North Wales Chamber of Commerce
Chief Executive Officer at the Chamber, “We are both delighted and proud to sign the pledge and receive the bronze award in recognition of our commitment to the scheme. As part of our commitment, we would encourage employers to support and hope we inspire our members to do the same.”
“Signing the pledge brings a variety of positive outcomes to any organisation who wants to get involved, it enhances a workforce not only with skills but it also shows a commitment to the local community, and it gives something back to those who so bravely give their lives for our freedom and safety”.
Business West Chambers of Commerce
Business West Chambers of Commerce based in Bristol and covering Bath, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire offers members a buzzing local business community that can help build their professional networks, raise their business profile, and shape the business landscape they need to thrive. In addition, members get access to a wide range of business support services to cut costs, capture new opportunities and grow.
We are proud to be part of the Chamber Military Network and help raise awareness amongst our local community.