Join CCTC

Joining the CCTC is a great way of linking your business with our 130 strong associaiton, all based in Christchurch
We have all business types, as well an Executive Committee which meets monthly to discuss business development and promotional opportunities within the Borough, and to review planning applications, traffic management and town centre issues.

Please click on this link Join Christchurch Chamber to access the members site and to join Christchurch Chamber.

Alternatively, download our paper application form
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About CCTC
Established in 1930, Christchurch Chamber of Trade became a company limited by guarantee in 2006. Christchurch Chamber of Trade and Commerce Limited is a not-for-profit company, registered in England No. 5687049, with registered offices at 10 Bridge St, Christchurch, BH23 1EF

The objectives of the Company are:
• To consider and promote all lawful measures, plans and schemes to further, improve and secure the trading, commercial and other interests of the Borough of Christchurch ‘Christchurch’)
• To advance commercial and technical education
• To promote a spirit of goodwill and unity among the traders and business community based in Christchurch
• To support fair principles of trading for members.

Christchurch Chamber of Trade and Commerce is a subscription based association of local businesses that aim to support one another and represent our combined interests in the community. We are a non-political body, so can support or oppose any proposals that affect the
business community.

We have over 130 members from all business types, as well an Executive Committee which meets monthly to discuss business development and promotional opportunities within the Borough, and to review planning applications, traffic management and town centre issues.

We represent members at regular meetings with Christchurch Borough Council on key issues which
affect the business life of the town On Town Centre Strategy discussions, which formulate policy for the future of the town, on Bournemouth International Airport Consultative Committee, the Health and Safety Committee and the Local Crime Prevention Panel and on variety of local community projects.

We organise Social functions where members have a chance to meet and network, the Car Park Refund Scheme and Wick Lane Parking Permits, the SHOPLINK Retail Radio System and Free Parking at Christmas.

We proudly sponsor:
* The Christchurch Food and Wine Festival
* The Christmas Festival

Benefits
Christchurch Chamber of Trade and Commerce exists as a mutual benefit society for those who wish to contribute to the well-being and prosperity of the area and to receive information, advice and help from like-minded traders and business leaders. Our mission is to leverage the
support of members to provide a service for all businesses in the borough. Our philosophy is that the success of each business is dependent on the success of neighbours and the vibrancy of the area. Christchurch Chamber uses modest member subscriptions to cover operating expenses and raises resources for projects via events and fundraising. We are grateful for the support of Corporate Sponsors, whose subscriptions enable the support of larger events and functions.
As an individual, your opinion matters but can often be ignored. Small traders can feel isolated from the general business community; by joining the Chamber you will be able to call on our mutual strength and support, no longer powerless against changes that affect your business. Membership of the Chamber gives us strength through numbers. Collectively,
local businesses can make an impact on issues that affect the success of the area; together we can inform and influence economic development strategies.You could be too busy running your
business to deal with some of the wider issues that may concern and effect you – we address them on your behalf and keep you informed – simply! The Chamber is your local association and
represents your interests.

YOUR CONTRIBUTION
Your ideas can help to launch award winning, self sustaining events, such as the Food Festival. Your expertise can help solve members’ problems and provide ‘mentoring’ for
novices in business. Your participation, however small, can make a difference to us all.

The Chamber will provide you with the ability to mix, share and work alongside others that share similar views and concerns. Our regular monthly meetings provide updates on current issues and the opportunity for you to openly discuss concerns, opinions and successes with like minded business people. Via meetings and seminars held when important issues are raised, the Chamber will provide you with one of the most effective means of keeping your business informed and involved. We will help you to build relationships with other businesses in the area and to conduct more trade locally. The Chamber maintains an influential voice on local business issues that effect members directly. We will air your concerns about issues in the local economy that need addressing. We will invite you to Networking Events, and Business Breakfasts that are held with the Borough Council on an adhoc basis.The Chamber also provides you with:
Editorial opportunities in our ‘Alive’
Newsletter
Discounted advertising in various
Shopping and Business Guides.

Terms & Conditions
Membership is open to all individual persons, companies and unincorporated bodies actively engaged in business in the Borough of Christchurch (‘Christchurch’). The Executive Committee may, at their absolute discretion, refuse to accept any application for membership to the Company. All members are entitled to one vote at general meetings (unless otherwise stated herein). Each member not being an individual has the right to appoint one representative and at any time by giving notice in writing to the Company may cancel the appointment and appoint another instead. Each such member must confirm the name of its representative at the company’s request. The representative has the right to attend and to vote at general meetings of the Company and any vote given shall be valid unless prior to the vote the Company receives written notice ending the representative’s authority. Corporate membership shall be available to larger organisations actively engaged in business in Christchurch and such corporate members shall be entitled to all the benefits of full membership and shall be entitled to identify themselves as corporate members of the Company on their letterheads and other corporate documentation whilst a member of the Company. Every member of the Company (save where specifically excluded) shall pay an annual subscription to the Company at such rate as the Company determines at the Annual General Meeting. All subscriptions shall become due on the 1st January in each year and an invoice will be sent to each member by the Company Secretary. No member of the Company shall be entitled to vote at a general meeting of the Company if that member has outstanding subscription arrears. A member stops being a member of the Company if the member resigns from membership by giving notice in writing to the Company; or if any member has arrears of subscriptions outstanding at the date of the Annual General Meeting of the Company then, subject to the exercise of the discretion of the Executive Committee, membership of the Company shall automatically cease. However, the Executive Committee may make a resolution allowing anyone no longer eligible for membership to remain a member on such terms as it thinks fit. The Executive Committee may suspend the rights of any member by giving him or her notice in writing of the suspension. Within 28 days of receiving that notice the member can send or give an appeal in writing to the Company against the suspension. If no appeal is received, the member automatically stops being a member. If an appeal is received within the time limit, the suspension must be confirmed or lifted by the next meeting of the Executive Committee. The member has the right to be heard at the meeting. Every member of the Company agrees to contribute to the Company, the sum of £1 or any smaller amount required if: • The Company is wound up while he or she is a member or within a year afterwards and • The Company has debts and liabilities which it cannot meet out of its assets