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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


05feb7:15 am9:00 amEvent OverBreakfast Meeting Wednesday February 5th at Weymouth College, The Avenue Restaurant

27feb6:30 pm10:00 pmWPCC AGM February 27th 2020 - Dorset Burger Company


03mar7:20 am9:00 amBreakfast Meeting Tuesday March 3 at Weymouth Pavilion


07apr7:20 am9:00 amBreakfast Meeting Tuesday April 7th at Three Chimneys Smokehouse and Grill

The voice of business in South Dorset

2020 AGM February 27th at Dorset Burger Company

The Weymouth and Portland Chamber of Commerce AGM

All Members and guests are very welcome to this event, the AGM business itself is usually brief.

Agenda 2020 AGM
1. Apologies
2. Minutes of the AGM 2019
3. Matters arising from minutes not on the agenda
4. Treasurer’s report
5. President’s report
6. Election of President 2020-21
7. President takes over chair of AGM
8. Election of Vice-President and Junior Vice-President
9. Election of Officers and Executive Committee for 2020-21
10. Appointment of Honorary Auditors for 2020-21
11. Appointment of Honorary Solicitors for 2020-21
12. AOB
(Additional AOB items to be notified to President and accepted for inclusion, prior to AGM)

Thursday 27th February commencing at 6.30pm
Venue: Dorset Burger Company

To follow (approx. 7.15) you are invited to purchase the excellent meals available at the Dorset Burger Company and enjoy the company of new and old Chamber colleagues and to celebrate the new President.

Please book in here so that we may have an idea of numbers, if you are staying for a fabulous meal please tick the box. Choose your meal and pay on the evening.

Chamber visit to Bournemouth Air Festival

Coming Summer 2020 – tickets available soon

What a truly amazing day we had at our Summer 2019 day out with a full program put together with Pure Networking Bournemouth who put on Bournemouth Air Fest VIP.

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, 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. You too could join the President and have a go on Rock Reef’s incredible Zipwire.

Our members

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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