Gillingham Chamber of Commerce and Industry | Our Town, Your Business
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WHY BECOME A MEMBER?

There are a wide variety of reasons for joining a Chamber such as ours. Even in this age of technology, as a new business, do not underestimate the power of building relationships face to face through attending networking events. It is not easy to walk into an event but you will soon feel at home and we will do all we can to help you make the right contacts. Whatever the size of your business you will have access to a range of benefits all geared to advising, helping and developing. We support local business relationships and in turn our local community.

Networking

At the heart of being a Chamber member is the opportunity to network with other businesses.  Through networking we not only receive business leads but we form strong relationships within the local community allowing us opportunities to be consulted on and become involved.  We are currently hosting a series of Happy Hours usually at The Dolphin Pub for all our members and potential members to come along and meet each other.   These take place on the 1st Thursday of the month.

Real networking should be organic and grow, the more contacts you make the wider the opportunities for business spread.  Trust and familiarity are still as important in commerce as they ever were in the ‘old school network’ of bygone years.  The only difference now is we belong to a shared interest group rather than rely on our history or family.

Our town your business

We love to support The Town and its many groups and organisations; The Town Team, The Town Meadow Group and the Town Council, Three Rivers Partnership etc. We love to support local events such as Gillingham in Gear, Next Steps Apprenticeship Evening at the School, and Gillingham Town Council’s Lighting Up Festival. We love to hear about and support new ventures so please get involved.

Support, contribute and develop

We have a very industrious town with some amazing and interesting industries to shout about.   Some traditional bricks and mortar companies work alongside new internet and virtual businesses.  The town has grown from its small origins to a thriving business community in all its guises and many of those companies are members of Chamber.  Many of them support us with our mission and values for our town and we in turn promote them as well as raising their profile across online platforms such as this website and a full social media programme.

Only £40 per year!

LATEST NEWS AND EVENTS

  • July Networking

    Come and network with other local businesses at the Red Lion, Gillingham. Wednes...

  • June Networking

    Come and network with other local businesses at the Red Lion, Gillingham. Wednes...

  • May Networking

    Come and network with other local businesses at the Red Lion, Gillingham. Wednes...

CHAIRMAN’S LETTER 

A note from the Chairman of the Gillingham Chamber of Commerce

I am honoured to be elected as Chairman for the Gillingham Chamber of Commerce. We have such a strong committee of exceptional talent and experience who share the vision and desire to make Gillingham a great place to live, work and play.

I lack experience when it comes to chairing a committee and I’m quite new to the town, so I’ll be leaning on the experience around me and have no doubt that we’re going to achieve great things.

 

What I can bring to the town is marketing experience, enthusiasm and top notch tech knowledge! I’m working on an app for the town and this website will get a spring clean too, but I’m sure there’ll be other initiatives we can come up with.

 

Now is such an exciting time for Gillingham Businesses. I’m aware of quite a few businesses (including mine) that are about to announce expansions, new branches and new ventures in the town and I can’t wait for them to work with the chamber.

 

Chris Ryu – Dorset Tech

Promoting your business and raising your profile. #lovegillingham #ourtownyourbusiness