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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 August

Trip to an exclusive venue for Bournemouth Air Festival Party

More informationFull calendar

Our next events


29aug12:00 pm10:00 pmAugust 29 Trip to Exclusive Network Party Venue for Bournemouth Air Festival


03sep7:15 am9:00 amBreakfast Meeting September 3rd at St Aldhelms


01oct7:15 am9:00 amBreakfast Meeting October 1st at Upwey Wishing Well

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

Dorset Business Club Lunch by Albert Goodman

The Albert Goodman Insolvency and Business Recovery Services team would be delighted for you to join them at the Dorset Business Club lunch. With the success of these lunches currently held in Taunton, the team would like to extend the opportunity further afield to...

Dragon Boat Challenge and other Weldmar news.

Can you help the Weldmar Summer raffle tickets at your place of work? Perhaps you can display them on your reception area or til point? Could you sell them to your colleagues in the office? Please contact fiona.hansford@weld-hospice.org.uk to receive your raffle pack,...

‘Shells Belles’ raise local brain tumour awareness

“SHELLS BELLES” raise awareness and funds for Brain Tumour Research in memory of friend Michelle Klust Can your business help? Michelle Klust was diagnosed with an aggressive high grade, rare brain tumour in September 2016 and died in February 2018.   Michelle’s...

Brexit Poll – how confident are you?

Now Boris Johnson is established as the new Prime Minister and has underlined the Government commitment to ensure we exit the EU on 31st October 2019 or before, Dorset Chamber is undertaking a snap poll asking businesses how confident are they the Government, at this...

Big bang @Dorset Fair

Big Bang @ Dorset Fair Earlier this year, Dorset Council hosted the Big Bang @ Dorset Fair 2019 at The Tank Museum, Bovington and are delighted to confirm that they’ll be doing it all again next year! Next year’s event will take place on Wednesday 18 March and is...


Nick Spence from Vaspba Remote Piloted ystems Ltd

“I joined the Exec as I felt that I could add to the already broad spectrum of business owners giving vast and varied experience from many sectors. Being on the Exec gives a good insight as to what is going on in the Chamber and the regular meetings gives us a chance to express our views.”


“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!”


Graphic Designer, Nettl

Trevor Matthews from Wessex Films


“I have been on the Chamber Executive over the years. It is a very good connection for trading and keeping up with the lastest Business developments happening in the local commercial community
WPCC is an excellent organisation to be a member of.”

Executive committee

Andrew Knowles

Andrew Knowles

Past President

Craig Oakes

Craig Oakes


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