Weymouth & Portland Chamber of Commerce the voice of the south Dorset business community …

Doing business in south Dorset

Weymouth and Portland is a thriving coastal area and an exciting place to live and work. The area blends the outstanding natural beauty of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site with easy access to the major conurbation of Poole and Bournemouth, along with a mainline railway service to London.

The Weymouth & Portland Chamber of Commerce is committed to supporting the businesses, large and small, which operate in the area. Our members ranges from sole traders to nationally recognised brands, and also includes charities and other not-for-profit organisations.

About WPCC

The Weymouth & Portland Chamber of Commerce is committed to supporting economic growth in Weymouth and Portland by helping to provide an environment in which businesses can thrive.

We exist for the benefit of our members, who range from sole traders to national brands. Our members also include charities and other not-for-profit organisations, such as schools and colleges.

There are around 2,000 businesses in Weymouth and Portland, two thirds of which employ no more than four people.

Events & Meetings

We run a busy calendar of networking, social and training events all year round. The mainstay of our schedule is our Business Breakfast, an extremely popular networking meeting held ten times a year (monthly, excluding January and August). These meetings take place the first Tuesday of the month at various member venues with presentations from sponsors and keynote speakers.

Other activities include Business Tours of member venues, giving local firms the opportunity to share hat they have to offer with other businesses in this fast paced environment. We also hold education and apprenticeship events, along with a variety of social gatherings and trips, including an annual Christmas dinner.

Becoming a member

Becoming a member of the WPCC is a great opportunity for your voice to be heard on some of the most important topics affecting business in our area. Through meetings, website discussions, polls and forums we want to hear what you have to say alongside like minded people in your area.

You’ll be able to receive advice and support from our friendly and welcoming WPCC Executive Committee, and also mentoring and business support.

Help shape the future of Weymouth and Portland!

Bournemouth Air Festival 2019

29 Aug - 1 Sep

Trip to an exclusive venue for Bournemouth Air Festival

More informationFull calendar

Our next events

june

04jun7:30 am9:00 amEvent OverBreakfast Meeting June 4th at SafeWise, Weymouth

August 29 Trip to Exclusive Venue for Bournemouth Air Festival

july

02jul7:15 am9:00 amBreakfast Meeting July 2nd at WPNSA

August 29 Trip to Exclusive Venue for Bournemouth Air Festival

august

August 29 Trip to Exclusive Venue for Bournemouth Air Festival

september

August 29 Trip to Exclusive Venue for Bournemouth Air Festival

The voice of business in South Dorset

S.T.A.R. Awards

The Weymouth and Portland Chamber of Commerce surprised themselves with the enormous success of their first STAR Awards. The presentation night took place at Weymouth College with over 120 business owners and guests in attendance. Full Report here.

Thanks to Dan Roads Photography for all his 257 STAR photos on Flickr https://bit.ly/2Pv8bX2

AGM news

The WPCC AGM took place on Friday March 1st 2019 at The Avenue Restaurant, Weymouth College.

Andrew Knowles handed over the Presidency of the Chamber to Craig Oakes and the new executive committee was presented.

Report in our news section here.

Our members

Quick news

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Testimonials

“The WPCC have been excellent in providing us opportunities to reach out and meet other local businesses to help us create a network of like-minded people. The meetings have always been informative and aim to help growth within companies. Friendly and helpful members all round!”

Jacob

Graphic Designer, Nettl

Executive committee

Andrew Knowles

Andrew Knowles

Past President

Craig Oakes

Craig Oakes

President

Julia Cohen

Julia Cohen

Vice President

Contact us

Use the form to get in touch with us and ask any questions you might have.

Alternatively, you can call us on 07730 135973.

Opening times:

Mon – Fri

0900 – 1700

Contact us

Use the form to get in touch with us and ask any questions you might have.

Alternatively, you can call us on 07730 135973.

Opening times:

Mon – Fri

0900 – 1700

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