Following the huge success of our Christmas event, we would like to invite you to The Foxlowe for our summer drinks.
Of course, the sun will be shining, so we welcome you to join us in the garden for a social evening of networking, nibbles and Pimm’s!

This relaxed evening is a great opportunity to meet local businesses, the chamber team, new chamber members and catch up with old colleagues.
Feel free in book tickets for not only yourself but partners and friends. Don’t forget to bring few business cards along with you, we look forward to seeing you there!

17.30 – 20.00


Well-being Awareness

Is workplace wellbeing a trend, or the future? We at the Chamber vote FUTURE!
Theresa May said it herself,

“Many employers are already creating healthy, inclusive workplaces, but more needs to be done so
that employers provide the support needed for employees with mental health conditions.” Prime Minister Theresa May, January 2017.

Did you know that the cost of poor mental health to the economy is between £74 billion and £99 billion per year? According to the Thriving at Work Report by Stevenson and Farmer. Which means, well-being does affect business. Therefore, we would like to invite you, and friends to our wellbeing get-together. On the 17th May, we are hosting an exciting morning, featuring networking, knowledge and activities.

During the day you can look forward to talking science of the mind with Alan Dovey, hear the five ways of wellbeing from north Staffs MIND, get moving with an interactive activity from Plum Happy and welcome discussion during our panel session.

We will demonstrate the services available with an exhibition of Staffordshire’s wellbeing suppliers.

Book you places fast, as this is due to be a popular event!

08.00 Registration and Breakfast

08.30 The Why, Facts about mental health impact to the economy
Christine Gilbert

8.40 Talk Science & Experiences
Alan Dovey (MSc, RMN, DPSN, Dip Psych)

09.10 The Five Ways of Wellbeing
North Staffordshire MIND

09.40 Refreshments and Exhibition

10.10am Bounce back ability, Wellbeing Resilience & Prevention
Christine Gilbert, Plum Happy

10.50 Wellbeing Panel
Answering practical questions of key business issues and impact.

Host: Mike Grocott, Intercog

Alan Dovey (MSc, RMN, DPSN, Dip Psych)
Christine Gilbert, Plum Happy
Kate Beardmore, Synectic’s Solutions

11.20 Networking
12.00 Close

Interested in getting involved?
Would you like to exhibit at, or sponsor this event? Please contact

Now entering its fifth year, our annual Staffordshire Chambers Business Awards showcase the achievements and outstanding performance of Staffordshire’s best businesses.

We are incredibly proud of our county’s business heritage, current successes and the opportunities being created for the future. Our business awards are the perfect way to celebrate that success, bringing together businesses from across Staffordshire who are achieving amazing things.

We would like to invite you to join us on 1 April to celebrate the launch of the Awards. At the event you will have the opportunity to meet our sponsors, previous winners, and to hear how you and your clients can get involved.

17.30 Registration and networking
18.00 Welcome from Sara Williams
18.05 Awards Overview
18.20 Case Study from Past Winners
18.25 Q&A
19.30 Close










Stafford Chamber Drop In

Join our Membership Team at The Bank House in Hixon on Friday 22nd March to hear how we can help your business to grow and succeed. The Growth Hub will
also be on hand to complete a FREE diagnostic on your company.

Our Growth Hub Advisors understand the day-to-day pressures of running a business, so these clinics are a great a way for you to discuss your business needs and ideas. Together with The Growth Hub, we can work with you to overcome barriers, solve problems and develop a strategy for growth. Our Department for International Trade team will also be on hand to discuss exporting opportunities.

Throughout the day The Bank House will be providing nibbles and refreshments so pop along for a bite to eat whilst hearing about how we can support you and your business. The newly refurbished location has sympathetically retained its village charm with low beamed ceilings, log burning stoves and the installation of sumptuously upholstered seating. We look forward to welcoming you at this stunning venue.

No booking necessary but please show expressions of interest to: