Instantly credit check a UK business online.
Staffordshire Chamber members or customers are entitled to 50% discount on one off credit checks.
Experian business credit reports enable you to instantly check a company online, allowing you to make quick and informed decisions about potential customers and suppliers. Single business credit reports give you quick and simple access to online business reports and directors information.
Know who you’re dealing with
- By checking your customers
- By checking the people behind a business
- By checking your suppliers
Get paid on time
- By knowing if a company is financially stable
- By seeing a company’s credit rating
- By finding out how quickly a business pays its invoices
Many businesses are adapting their strategies, diversifying their product offering and changing their working processes (e.g. working from home). We have a number of tools and services that help our members maintain business services through the use of a Virtual Office.
The virtual receptionist service enables members to run their business at home and to ensure they never miss an important phone call. The service offers a professional call answering service that can take calls and messages using the business name and then relay the call / message to appropriate staff members.
Rent a secure physical mail box at Commerce House. Useful for businesses working remotely or with no fixed address who want to continue using a professional business address.
Forward emails to any address in the world. The Scan 2 email service also scans important letters and emails and forwards them directly to the business owner.
Connect with fellow members, clients, and staff members with our video and conferencing facilities. We also aim to open up our members’ lounge to enable members to enjoy a social distanced coffee and reconnect with peers.
For more information please call 01782 202222
What is the ITBEP?
The Information Technology Business Enhancement Programme (ITBEP) is aimed at Small and Medium enterprises, including Sole Traders, based in Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent. These businesses will receive advice and information on using Information Technology to become more efficient and productive. Businesses will be supported to maximise their digital potential and competitiveness, enabling sustainable growth.
Who is running ITBEP?
The ITBEP will be delivered in partnership by Staffordshire County Council and the Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce. The Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce will employ two Digital Advisors through this programme.
How is it funded?
The project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund until March 2023.
How will it work?
When a business has signed up for the programme a Digital Advisor will visit them at their place of work (or virtually) and carry out an audit of how they are using Information Technology. This will include website, social media, software and cloud services, as well as other areas. Following the audit, a report will be produced detailing recommendations of how the business could better use Information Technology, the business will receive a copy and the County Council will receive a copy to assist with evaluation purposes.
The Digital Advisor will have a follow up meeting with the business to check on progress and to offer support. The timescales for the follow up meetings will be discussed with the business at the initial meeting. The advisors will be available before and after the follow up meeting to support the business.
If there is a lack of Broadband available, the business will be signposted to the Superfast Broadband project at Staffordshire County Council, to see if there are any Government or commercial options to have the infrastructure installed.
How does this fit in with the bigger picture?
The ITBEP proposal aligns positively with the objectives and priorities of the National Industrial Strategy and the emerging Local Industrial Strategy for the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Local Enterprise Partnership area.
This is reflected further in the government’s UK Digital Strategy which seeks to help every UK based business be more productive through the adoption of digital technologies, by maximising existing support programmes and identifying gaps in provision and overcoming barriers to adopting digital methods.
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Promote your business in Staffordshire through Focus Magazine, the Chamber’s official business publication. Our quarterly magazine has a circulation of approximately 15,000 business and community members in Staffordshire, offering Chamber members the ideal opportunity to promote their achievements and business news to a B2B audience on a regular basis.
Focus Magazine is distributed at all major events attended by the Staffordshire Chamber including the Staffordshire Business Festival and Let’s Do Business Expo, Staffordshire’s biggest annual B2B event. Focus Magazine’s themed issues provide an in-depth look at issues important to our membership; from environmental sustainability to Brexit, we regularly offer opportunities to spark conversation about how your business is contribution to the conversation in Staffordshire.
Submit your press releases for inclusion today or contact the friendly Focus team for information about advertising, features and more email us firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you looking for help on how to make the best use of the digital landscape for your business? Would you like to know how to effectively use social media, improve your online footprint or set up a digital storefront? The Chamber’s Digital Advisor is here for you.
Contact us today to arrange a consultation about your business needs and get help setting up a roadmap to make the most use of the range of tools available online to promote your business and increase sales.
The Digital Advisor can help you create plans and strategy for any level of confidence. Whether you are looking to launch a website, make it easier for prospective customers to find you, create a social media presence that matches your company ethos, or need help choosing the best platform to sell your products online direct to customers – we can help. With a range of knowledge on these topics and more, get started today with utilising new channels to promote your business.
Make the best of your Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce membership to raise your business’ profile with press and PR opportunities. Tell Staffordshire what you’re proud of by uploading your press releases to the Virtual Members Lounge. It’s free and easy to use, and you’ll instantly reach an engaged audience of local businesses. You can also submit your news items to the Chamber’s official business publication, Focus Magazine. It’s the ideal way to promote news and achievements to a tuned-in B2B audience in print and online. Send your stories to email@example.com
Focus is published quarterly and has a circulation of approximately 15,000. The magazine is also distributed at major business events in Staffordshire including the Staffordshire Business Festival and Let’s Do Business Expo. The Chamber is a central resource for media outlets looking for feature opportunities and commentary from businesses across the county. We’re a key source for helping national and international media access knowledge within Staffordshire because of our membership network!
We connect our members to information requests from professionals working in TV, radio, newspapers, magazines, and online-only publications. Do you have something notable or noteworthy that you think would benefit from additional promotion? Tell us about it by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Promote your business to an engaged B2B audience in Staffordshire and beyond with sponsorship opportunities with the Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce. Each year the Chamber hosts over 100 business networking events, including sell-out “Speed Networking”. With regular workshops on key business issues including Brexit, workplace wellness and sector-specific seminars, we connect our members with the topics that matter to them. Sponsoring Chamber events is an ideal way to raise awareness about your products and services in the local business community. Promotion promotional opportunities.
As a member, you have exclusive access to digital opportunities to advertise your business. Web advertising is cost-effective and targeted, with packages available to suit any budget. Your sponsorship helps you reach our membership and supports the Chamber’s work promoting Staffordshire businesses within the region and beyond. Digital sponsorship options include advertising on the Chamber’s website, regular email communications or on our social media presence.
Get in touch with the Membership team today to learn more about what sponsorship options are right for promoting your business.
Improve your business with virtual training at your fingertips through the Chamber’s Webinar Library. The Chamber offers regular webinars and online events on sales, marketing and digital business support that you can access at any time via the Chamber’s website.
Schedule an hour to learn how to make the best use of digital marketing tools SEO or social media platforms, take away new skills for remote working and marketing for business recovery, or foundational skills for your company’s marketing strategy. We add new webinars to the library regularly. With such an easy way to upskill and get new ideas, book yourself in and start to improve your marketing today.
Click here to view our Webinar Library