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

february

05feb7:30 am9:00 amEvent OverBreakfast Meeting Feb 5th 2019

march

01mar7:00 pm10:00 pmWPCC AGM 1st March

05mar7:30 am9:00 amBreakfast Meeting March 5th 2019

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 takes place on Friday March 1st 2019 at The Avenue Restaurant, Weymouth College.

6.30pm start when all are welcome to vote and meet the new Executive elected on the evening. For those that wish to book this is followed by a special meal in the Restaurant. Further details here with dinner booking to follow.

Our members

Quick news

Visit Dorset Event Meet the Experts

Chamber members are invited to join the Visit Dorset team to hear from a range of tourism experts for an insight into how to get the best out of your business.  This afternoon event gives you the opportunity to find out about Visit Dorset’s latest activities and...

£2 million investment to help small businesses to grow

£2 million investment to help small businesses to grow Grants are available through the government’s Business Basics Fund to help SMEs adopt proven technologies, become more productive and successful. Britain is one of the best places in the world to start and grow a...

Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme

This national scheme provides future-proof full fibre connections for businesses and the homes around them. Businesses can claim up to £2,500 against the cost of gigabit-capable (1,000 megabit) internet connections, either individually or as part of a group....

Basepoint Weymouth

Our members Basepoint Weymouth have meeting room space available Book by the hour, 1/2 day or full day for up to 10 people Call 01305 767675 for more details Basepoint Weymouth comprises 31 self-contained business units and is located within walking distance of...

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

President

Craig Oakes

Craig Oakes

Vice 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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