Join the Chamber
Can you afford NOT to join?
Over 300 local businesses operating in all sectors have chosen to become and remain members of the Gibraltar Chamber and the membership is growing year on year.
Why? Because Chamber membership offers a range of benefits and advantages that local businesses cannot find elsewhere. Coupled with the extremely reasonable annual subscription you can see why virtually all of Gibraltar’s leading companies are Chamber members.
So, what do I and my company gain from becoming a member?
Membership offers a series of tangible and intangible benefits designed to embrace the business needs of today’s demanding environment and support you and your staff in your day-to-day operational activities.
Specifically these benefits are:
- Training, by pooling activities and spreading the cost of training across a number of firms so that no one individual member is lumbered with the cost.
- Chamber facilities. Members are able to use the Chamber’s boardroom and meeting room for offsite meetings, discreet interviews, presentations and small receptions at a considerable cost saving compared to other commercial premises.
- Export Documentation Service. Companies that need to prepare documents for the export of products overseas can make significant savings through being a Chamber member. Documents such as Certificates of Origin and ATA Carnets are only available from the Chamber. These are issued to members are reduced rates.
- Advice on EU Funding. Many Chamber members have benefited from EU funds to expand an existing business or start a new business. The Chamber is able to advise members on funding applications and give an initial assessment on an applicant’s eligibility for funding.
For example, in 2004 when the UK Government was considering placing a ban on advertising by online gaming companies not based in the UK, the Gibraltar Chamber lobbied its Government through discreet channels to ensure that the ban did not come into force.
Similarly, when local companies in the hospitality sector experienced continued difficulties in recruiting competent staff, the Chamber made representations to Gibraltar’s Department of Employment with a solution which would help local employers, boost the local economy and at the same time protect the rights of existing workers. The Gibraltar Government has recently adopted this solution.