About The Cheltenham Chamber of Commerce

For over a century, the Cheltenham Chamber of Commerce has been the voice of the town’s business community.

We are a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers with strong track records in business. This enables us to keep our membership prices affordable.

Our lobbying work has had a strong influence on key developments in the town. We aim to ensure that local business benefits as much as possible from the Golden Valley Cyber Park Development. We have a strong belief in CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and try to help members develop their CSR policies and community engagement programmes. We also strongly support the Cheltenham Zero Carbon initiative.


An Extensive Range of Member Benefits

Apart from events and networking, there are many potential benefits for members who get involved.

  • Promoting your business

    A listing in our website directory helps people find you and may help your Google ranking. If you have news or events, these can be posted too. We usually feature these in our monthly newsletter and social media reaching several thousand local businesses.

    New members get a newsletter profile and we often create short videos featuring members and their views.

  • We are a vibrant network

    Word-of-mouth is still the single most important source of business and reputation locally. Through our events and social media, you can connect with other members who may become business leads, potential partners or just someone to share experience with.

    Members can enjoy privileged access and reduced fees to our main live events.

  • We give you the inside track

    Our news keeps members up to speed on key local issues and our events often feature the people at the heart of these.

    The Golden Valley Development and Cyber Park, Cheltenham Zero (carbon), Cheltenham General Hospital, transport infrastructure, workplace wellbeing and developing a skilled workforce are among the topics covered recently.

  • We help you develop your business

    Our seminars are like mini training courses, designed to help businesses grow or become more efficient. Topics have ranged from effective use of social media and digital marketing to employment law and cyber security.

    The Chamber and our members often publish useful articles and guidance to help your business navigate the future.

  • Being a member supports your brand

    Research shows that membership of a Chamber of Commerce can enhance your business' reputation. It also shows your commitment to the town's business economy and community. Members can download a membership badge fo their website or email signature.

  • You can access specialist support and resources

    Members can have up to 60 minutes free specialist legal or tax advice from major local firms.

    You can book a working space for free or a meeting room at significantly reduced rates in our town centre office.

A Family of Businesses

We see ourselves as a “family of businesses” that support each through networking, keep each other informed and collectively influence key local issues.

Our members range from global giants and FTSE 100 firms to single person businesses, across almost every sector.

Led by Michael Ratcliffe MBE, the Executive Team uses its skills, experience and connections to work with members in pursuit of a clear mission.

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Our Mission

  • To promote, protect and represent the interests in local businesses of all sizes.
  • Encourage well-functioning local business networks.
  • Support local community prosperity.
  • Support businesses of all sizes with practical information and new opportunities.
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Becoming A Member

The Cheltenham Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of thousands of local businesses of all sizes, sectors and regions.

Our members range from small shops and local business groups to leading industry  associations and large corporations. They all have one thing in common – the look to the Chambers to create opportunities and to improve the local business environment.


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We are easy to join

Go to https://cheltenhamchamber.org.uk/join-now/ and simply select the membership that suits your business. You can choose to pay by credit card or request an invoice. If you pay by credit card your membership is active immediately and you can log on and submit your directory listing straight away.