Why Join Islington Chamber?

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Islington Chamber was established in 1929 and is one of the few remaining independent chambers in London. Click here to read our Original 1929 Memorandum of Association

Mission Statement:

As a non-profit organisation, our primary objective is to protect and promote the interests of Islington’s businesses in order to facilitate business growth and provide a platform for members to share expertise, contacts and news.

Our Key Values:

  • To promote business
    • member-to-member offers and our wider mailing list
    • exclusive event hosting opportunities
    • regular networking events
  • To protect businesses
    • campaigning for businesses (for example against the recent Islington CPZ proposals)
    • supporting employability within the borough
  • To support businesses
    • business development workshops and training
    • offering a platform for making new connections

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Why join? Membership Benefits:

Untitled-1Membership opens doors to new opportunities and creates visibility for your business. Benefits include:

  • Business networking events – enabling your business to make new connections
  • Promotion in our Online Directory, on social media and in our newsletter – we use a number of different platforms to give your business the exposure it deserves
  • Exclusive opportunities to host events – build your profile and authority through hosting or sponsoring Chamber events
  • Discounted training events, seminars, and workshops – learn about marketing, SEO optimisation, social media, employment law, presentations and other key business skills
  • Opportunities for discounted rates for venue hire – we have connections with a number of venues and office space providers in the area
  • Opportunities for discounted PR and advertising in local press
  • Opportunities for discounted rates for legal advice and business support services – many existing Chamber members offer discounts for their services to fellow members

Regular events include:

  • Regular networking events (free for members)
  • ‘Women in Business’ Coffee Club at The Bull Islington (free for members)
  • Summer Party (and AGM) each July (discounted for members)
  • Winter Party or Dinner (discounted for members)

We also add other free and discounted ad hoc events, opportunities and training throughout the year. For details of all upcoming events, visit our Events Page

Campaigning for Business:

We represent the views and interests of businesses in the borough on a range of platforms. Across summer 2015 we successfully headed a campaign against Islington Council’s proposals to radically change parking controls, which would see charged parking extended to seven days a week, and up to 9pm, 11pm and even 24 hours a day in some areas, spelling disaster for the business in the borough. The Chamber’s work was featured in the national and local press, and formed part of a pressure group that collectively delivered petitions of over 10,000 signatures to the Council – the largest Islington Council has ever seen.

We are an award-winning chamber:

  • Shortlisted for Sustainability Project of the year, BusinessGreen Leaders Awards 2011
  • Shortlisted for “Enterprising Culture” Award, Enterprising Britain Awards 2010
  • Finalist for the “Best London Regeneration Project”, London Business Awards 2010
  • Winner of “Outstanding Impact Award”, Global Entrepreneurship Week 2010

Membership Fees:

We are passionate about supporting businesses and strive to keep our membership fees great value for money. Membership fees are based on the number of employees a business has.

  • Up to 2 employees £99.00
  • 3-5 employees £170.00
  • 6-10 employees £240.00
  • 11-30 employees £399.00
  • 31-80 employees £780.00
  • 81+ employees £900.00 

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