Developing your business further
We want to help you and your business grow and develop, browse the information below for a variety of initiatives and activities available that may help you take your business to the next level.
- As a growing business membership to Devon Chamber can help you access new contacts, develop networking confidence and receive a variety of money saving member to member benefits, find out more here.
- Looking for hints and tips? Access our Knowledge Hub on the Member extranet here
Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the needs of employers, which lead to nationally recognised qualifications. You can use Apprenticeships within your business to train both new and existing employees. Funding is also available for training apprentices.
Apprenticeships are designed by the Sector Skills Council, whilst the National Apprenticeship Service helps to fund the training. Apprenticeships are a great way to give a young person real ‘on the job’ experience whilst helping you to grow your business and offering you the opportunity to mould a young person to meet your business needs.
The Plymouth 1000 Club Project can help you to support young people into employment, whether through work experience, apprenticeships, graduate internships or employment.
Find out more about the 1000 Club here.
Going green can be an exciting and cost effective challenge for businesses large or small. Plymouth’s low carbon economy has real potential and the Chamber’s Green Economy Hub is available to deliver that potential using the expertise and experience available in the city.
For more information on how the Green Economy Hub can help your business ‘go green’ or for further details of how you and your business can get involved in the hub please contact Jackie Young here.
The Plymouth International Trade Club was set up as a network for both inexperienced and experienced businesses looking to export to enable information sharing and networking within the local area.
Devon Chamber’s aim is to meet Lord Green’s challenge to double exports in the South West by 2020. Plymouth International Trade Club was set up by Devon Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with UKTI as a result of identifying the needs of local businesses through the Priority Sector Co-ordination work undertaken for Plymouth Growth Board.
The free to join club provides advice, opportunities to network with other exporting businesses and highlights upcoming export opportunities for local businesses. Find out more here.
Devon Chamber offers a wide range of networking opportunities across the year to help increase your sales and reduce costs by meeting new business contacts. Meet like-minded people and have the opportunity to talk to those with influence at our many and varied networking events.
Sell2Plymouth is a partnership between Plymouth’s public sector buyers, local business support agencies and both Devon Chamber and Federation of Small Businesses. It promotes business relationships between micro and small businesses and the public sector, with public sector partners having committed to providing opportunities to access contracts for goods and services up to £20,000 in a one-stop information point which also contains details of how to bid for contracts.
events and training
Join us for our monthly networking breakfast event to debate the county's crunchy topics. This month we'll hear from Prof Steve Waite, Chief Executive of Livewell Southwest who will be...
Mock Employment Tribunal and An Introduction to Employing People
An Employment Tribunal case can be a costly, time-consuming and stressful experience,
Heathrow Business Summit - South West
Devon Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Heathrow are hosting the South West Heathrow Business Summit. The Heathrow Business Summits are unique opportunities for SMEs to connect and trade face...