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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!

Our next events

october

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

november

05nov7:15 am9:00 amBreakfast Meeting November 5th at Westfield Arts College

december

03dec7:15 am9:00 amBreakfast Meeting December 3rd at Nothe Fort

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

Chamber visit to Bournemouth Air Festival

What a truly amazing day we have had at our Summer day out which was put together originally with Pure Networking Bournemouth who have put on Bournemouth Air Fest VIP for the last two years.

From the very beginning we were made to feel extra special after being served Tattinger Champagne as a starter and given a great table to watch some pretty tremendous air stunts from. Including Lancaster’s, hurricanes and spitfires.

Then the party started. Entertained by the quite delightful Abi Rose Sax 🎷and the amazing legend that is Angie Brown. Even the President had a bit of a go on Rock Reef’s incredible Zipwire.

Our members

Quick news

November is Anti Bullying month

November is Anti-Bullying month and Alison Fox is hosting an event on 13th November to raise awareness and fundraise for DABS ( Dorset Anti-Bullying Service). Alison has spoken to the chamber at a previous Breakfast meeting and those there will know what an impact her...

Brexit information and guidance

With 31st October approaching very quickly we’d like to update you on the Brexit support DCCI are offering, and their dedicated page on their website you are welcome to link to: https://www.dorsetchamber.co.uk/brexit-support-from-the-dorset-chamber/ BREXIT INFORMATION...

Halloween for your business.

As we approach Halloween and Half Term holidays there may be some Chamber members planning some events/promotions to make the most of the influx of visitors Halloween Events Listings invitation to members to add their events to the list on Love Weymouth There’s no...

BCC comments on Queen’s Speech.

Commenting on the Queen’s Speech opening a new session of Parliament, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce said: “Our message to government is simple: put the economy at the forefront of your agenda. These are unnerving times for...

Dorset LEP; Dorsets Superpower

NATURALLY COLLABORATIVE: DORSET’S SUPERPOWER https://www.dorsetlep.co.uk/news-article/naturally-collaborative--dorset-s-superpower My name is Dr Phil Richardson and I am part of the NHS Integrated Care Systems Leadership team. I also sit on the Dorset LEP Board. In...

Testimonials

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!”

Jacob

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

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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