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!

Our next event

march

01mar6:30 pm10:00 pmEvent OverWPCC AGM 1st March

05mar7:30 am9:00 amEvent OverBreakfast Meeting March 5th 2019

August 29 Trip to Exclusive Venue for Bournemouth Air Festival

april

02apr7:30 am9:00 amBreakfast Meeting April 2nd 2019

August 29 Trip to Exclusive Venue for Bournemouth Air Festival

may

August 29 Trip to Exclusive Venue for Bournemouth Air Festival

june

August 29 Trip to Exclusive Venue for Bournemouth Air Festival

The voice of business in South Dorset

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 National Park and your business

The Dorset National Park Spring Newsletter has items on:  the opportunities a Dorset National Park offers our communities, economy and environment; the wide-ranging supportive resolution agreed in January by Weymouth & Portland Borough Council; how a National Park...

Brexit comment from British Chambers of Commerce

Weymouth and Portland Chamber of Commerce and The Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry are highlighting Brexit comment from the British Chambers of Commerce. The UK’s impending departure from the European Union will bring change for businesses of every size and...

Spring Statement detail by Albert Goodman

Amidst all the Brexit debates the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, presented his second Spring Statement on Wednesday 13 March 2019. In his speech the Chancellor provided an update on the economy and responded to the Office for Budget Responsibility forecasts. In addition...

Dorset Chamber Business Focus Magazine

Particularly worth mentioning is an IT Technolgy and AV day at AFC Bournemouth towards the back of the magazine on 20th March. This also includes free lunch and tour of the ground. Page 62-63 www.avtechday.co.uk to register for free....

Online Marketing Events

THE Dorset Echo is running another series of its free seminars in how businesses can benefit from online marketing. The sessions aim to cut through the jargon and present the subject in a way that appeals to those with limited knowledge. They cover subjects such as...

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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