The Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce is seeking to accelerate post-coronavirus business recovery and growth across the region by offering discounted annual memberships to businesses in Calderdale, Kirklees, and Wakefield.
Facilitated through a £100k grant from the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP), over 400 businesses will be able to join the Mid Yorkshire Chamber from as little as £55* (ex VAT) for 12 months – a reduction of up to 75% – and take advantage of the advice and support services the Chamber offers, as well as financial and employee benefits.
Businesses signing up will benefit from skills workshops and networking, as well as discounted export services for those trading outside of the UK.
The Mid Yorkshire Chamber also represents organisations by lobbying policy makers locally, regionally, and nationally to ensure member’s voices are heard on the issues that are affecting them.
Martin Hathaway, managing director of the Mid Yorkshire Chamber said: “We are delighted to be able to offer these new membership packages to support even more businesses across our region. The last six months have been extremely challenging for all and tough times still lie ahead as we begin to recover from the coronavirus crisis and adapt to new ways of operating.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for organisations in Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield to grow their businesses and get connected, supported, and represented, both locally and nationally at a crucial time, as we look to the future and beyond Brexit together.”
Andrew Wright, Chair of the LEP Business Innovation and Growth Panel said: “The LEP is continuing to expand its service to help businesses impacted by the pandemic, and it’s great to see our partnership with the Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce to provide additional support to local businesses across West and North Yorkshire.
“The MYCC can provide vital support to its members that will be greatly beneficial during these unprecedented times, and I’d encourage businesses to take advantage of the offer.”
The subsidised scheme will offer 410 discounted 12-month memberships for organisations with less than 50 employees based in Calderdale, Kirklees, and Wakefield and membership costs vary depending on the number of employees per organisation.
The scheme opens on 1 September and is available on a first come, first served basis, until 30 December. After the first 12 months, membership prices will rise to standard fees. To sign up visit www.mycci.co.uk/join-us.
*Membership bands are determined by the number of employees at an organisation. Please get in touch with the Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce for more information..