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Trade Associations

We are currently looking for Trade Associations in Poole to become affiliated with the Chamber.

If you are interested please contact us



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The Poole Chamber of Trade & Commerce is committed to providing local businesses with practical and relevant support. The Chamber provides a platform for businesses to engage, providing the opportunity for local businesses to network, and, give local businesses a strong voice in our community. We strive on our ability to provide dedicated support to businesses and individuals who want to improve, and hope to play an important role in encouraging and shaping the future economic prosperity of our local community.



Latest News


Chamber Xchange date set for launch

Chamber Xchange logoPoole Chamber has announced a brand new regular networking opportunity to run on every 3rd Monday of the month. The event, called Chamber Xchange, will offer an informal environment for Chamber members to mix with like minded business colleagues and develop sustainable business relationships.


Poole Grammar School seeks local sponsor for Entrepreneur initiative

PGSAn exciting new initiative called DT Entrepreneur has been launched by Poole Grammar School and they are looking for a sponsor from the business community. The scheme is aimed at students in year 10 who are studying one of the four Design & Technology disciplines at the school (food technology, resistant materials, electronics and graphics) and encourages them to start up a real business within their subject area.


Growing demand in Poole for local advice helps Handelsbanken expand

Handelsbanken PooleHandelsbanken has credited another successful year of growth to its deepening relationships with local branch customers. The 142-year-old bank has published its full year 2013 annual results, revealing a further 17 per cent rise in lending to British customers (Q4 ’13 vs Q4 ’12). Business lending increased 13 per cent, to £8.68 billion, while lending to personal banking customers rose 29 per cent, to £3.58 billion. UK customer deposits increased 60 per cent over the period, to £4.95 billion.


University launches £4m fund for South West businesses

Businesses across the South West are set to cash in on a new £4 million funding programme, run by the University of the West of England, Bristol. Available to both small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and large companies, the Innovation 4 Growth scheme will part fund research and development projects with grants of between £25,000 and £150,000.




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