Staffordshire Chambers Energy Services: Expert Energy Advice for Staffordshire Business Owners. If you are a Staffordshire Chambers member, you can benefit from Staffordshire Chambers Energy Services provided by Troo. This service is specifically designed to assist Staffordshire Chambers members in reducing their electricity, gas, and water expenditure, ultimately leading to increased efficiency in operations.
Members can receive a free energy health check and potentially save thousands of pounds per year on their business energy. The account managers at Staffordshire Chambers Energy Services are committed to finding you the most cost-effective energy deals by comparing prices across various suppliers.
For registered business members, Staffordshire Chambers Energy Services offers the following:
- A free assessment of current energy contracts
- Assistance in negotiating competitive market rates
- Ongoing account management and advice
In addition to the above, Staffordshire Chambers Energy Services’ advisers can also analyse your electricity and gas bills to identify if you are being overcharged. If you are running a larger operation, on-site audits of your energy and water usage can also be arranged, and if necessary, they can manage on-site works for meter upgrades. Take advantage of the free initial assessment offered by our advisers by getting in touch today.
Tel: 0800 058 1950
Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce is delighted to announce that we have signed the Mindful Employer Charter.
The charter is a set of voluntary aspirations that encourage employers to lead from the front on issues of workplace mental health, and recognizes the employers who are working toward achieving better mental health at work.
The Chamber joins more than 1,100 signatories from up and down the country who all share the same values of championing mental health awareness and support.
“We are proud of our commitment to the charter which will help to continue conversations around mental health in the workplace”, explained Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive, Sara Williams.
“It’s an important time as ever to ensure that we’re providing this type of mental health support across the Chamber. Encouraging conversations around mental health is extremely important, and something that we should all engage with.
“The Chamber is absolutely committed to supporting the emotional wellbeing of everyone who works with us.”
The charter is operated by the Devon Partnership NHS Trust and provides professional workplace mental health training, information, and advice to employers.
Find out more about the charter, here. Charter Signatories | Mindful Employer (dpt.nhs.uk)
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
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Resolve your business disputes today through The Chamber Mediation Service.
Disputes can be incredibly stressful, time-consuming and costly if taken to Court. Mediation involves an independent third party, called a mediator, who helps both sides to reach an agreement meaning that you won’t need to go to Court. Because of this Mediation is considerably cheaper and faster.
It also helps to maintain business relationships. There are occasionally disagreements between businesses where both sides want to reach an agreement and maintain an ongoing working relationship. Mediation is a proven way to successfully resolve the issue while maintaining the relationship.
The purpose of this innovative scheme is to help businesses resolve their commercial disputes quickly and cheaply. The cost of the mediation will be about the same as filing a claim and when successful, saves the businesses the cost of instructing a solicitor. Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce is partnering with law firms across the region to deliver
this scheme and Else Solicitors is delighted to be one of the founding partners of the scheme.
The Chamber Mediation Service recognises the opportunity for businesses with or without lawyers at an early stage to engage in the Mediation process to attempt resolution.
If you have a dispute or are involved in a dispute and you wish to use this Service please call 01782 202222.
As part of the Chancellor’s Plan for Jobs in response to increasing job insecurity and the climbing rates of unemployment, the £2billion Kickstart Scheme is underway helping people get back into work.
Young people have been one of the demographics hit hardest by the Coronavirus, with around 8,500 young people in Staffordshire currently on Universal Credit.
If you can offer new, 6-month placements to help young people aged 16-24 develop new skills and experience, the Government will cover 100 percent of employment costs.
Employers will be paid the National Minimum Wage for 25 hours of work per week, plus National Insurance and Auto Enrolment Pension contributions. There is also a £1,500 grant per placement to help with set up and providing training to your placement.
Open to any size business, this is your opportunity to identify talent and work with them at no cost to your business!
As a member of the Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce, your employees have free access to Health At Hand, the 24 hour telephone health advice line from AXA PPP Healthcare. From struggles to concentrate to being unable to sleep, when someone worries about their health, their performance at work can suffer.
The Health At Hand service is staffed by a team of nurses, midwives, counsellors and pharmacists who are just at the end of the phone to help put questions to rest, day or night. Improve staff motivation and engagement with this fantastic support for their health and wellbeing.Access to this service is free with Chamber membership and does not require additional insurance cover through AXA PPP Healthcare.
Access is free with your Chamber membership.
Visit www.axappphealthcare.co.uk to set up access for your team.
Health and wellbeing for your staff goes beyond handling the basics of health and safety.
The Chamber Health Plan includes a range of additional benefits to support your employees in and out of the office environment. With your Chamber membership get discounted access for your employees to a 24/7 advice and counselling service as well as face-to-face counselling services provided by Westfield Health. This confidential telephone service can provide professional support for wellbeing issues like stress, anxiety, problems at work, as well as guidance and information on a wide range of health and lifestyle matters.
The telephone advice line is not limited to workplace issues, help available for topics like money management, bereavement and family problems. Additionally, there is support for legal issues including consumer disputes, landlord and tenancy questions, welfare benefits and more. The service is available 24/7 to support the health and wellbeing of your staff and is staffed by trained medical advisors, professional counsellors, and lawyers. Through Westfield Health your employees can also benefit from up to six in-person counselling sessions, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) support.
The Counselling service also includes the complimentary online Health e-Hub, providing confidential access to wellbeing information, videos, self-help programmes, interactive tools and other resources to help. Take a proactive approach to health and wellbeing for your employees and set up your access to counselling services today. It’s a proactive tool that motivates existing employees and is a greatbenefit for recruitment – courtesy of your Chamber membership.
The 24 Hour Advice and Information line is on 0800 092 0987 or 0145 525 5123. You will need your Westfield Health scheme number to access support. Want to find out more? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to set up your Westfield Health plan today.
Do you need HR help? Whether you’re not sure where to start, or you’re dealing with a problem that is particularly thorny, the Chamber’s HR Advisor team is here to help.
Arrange a chat with our local HR experts to help you on a range of topics, from recruitment to documentation, employment law to grievance and redundancy, health and safety, insurance and more. We’ll go into the level of detail you need and help you to create the roadmap that your business needs to develop and maintain an effective HR and Health & Safety management system.
Let’s talk. Email us today on email@example.com
Get help with HR when you need it with the 24 Hour HR Helpline.
We know that effectively managing HR is one of the cornerstones of a successful business. Questions about everything from recruitment, employment contracts and inductions to managing grievances, terminating employment or redundancy procedures can all take place at any time your people are working – you don’t stop needing an answer because it’s 5 PM.
If you have urgent or specific queries about HR at your business, call the 24 Hour HR Hotline on 01455 852037. This British Chambers of Commerce endorsed service is supported by Quest, an industry-leading HR and Health & Safety solutions company. Your membership benefits include unlimited, up-to-the minute advice from employment law advisors via the Helpline.
Call the 24 Hour HR Helpline on 01455 852037.