Welcome to the East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce website:

The Chamber is a Company Limited by Guarantee that is owned by its 800 business members. It exists to help improve the local economy and to support the interest of its members.

We are one of 50 Accredited Chambers nationally, and through our Association, the British Chambers of Commerce, we have the authority to be the ‘Voice of Business’ and influential at the local, regional and national level, as well as truly representing every size, type and sector of company.

The Chamber’s strategy and priorities are decided by a Board of more than 20 local businesses elected by the membership.

Our activities are in 3 categories:

  • Lobbying & Representation
  • Partnerships and Economic Development
  • Business Support services

Membership subscriptions account for around 15% of turnover. The balance, which is reinvested in services for East Lancashire, is generated by competitive commercial activities across the UK, in International Trade, Purchase & Supply, and Internet Services. In addition, specialised training is provided in each of these fields, as well as for Leadership and Management.

David Sharpe

David Sharpe
President

Michael Damms

Mike Damms
Chief Executive

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