South Wales Chamber of Commerce
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Representation is an important focus of the Chamber. We use our position within the business community to voice your interests on issues covering all aspects of industry, trade and commerce. We constantly seek ways to express the views of our members and actively promote their business interests at a local level, as part of the national Chamber movement (through our affiliation to the British Chambers of Commerce) and on an international scale when required.

Because the Chamber receives no government funding, we are independent enough to challenge key issues that could have an adverse effect on your trading conditions and we are a strong focal point for communication with other decision-making bodies. Through the Chamber you belong to a totally independent pressure group which is there to represent your interests: we have no political affiliations or interests whatsoever.

Lobbying

Government

The national Chamber organisation, the British Chambers of Commerce, meets regularly with the Government. Through the Chamber, members and their businesses can lobby on matters of legislation and policy - from interest rates and tax to the contents of the annual budget and Government initiatives - as and when they affect business. We also have regular contact with your local AMs and MPs, to whom we voice your concerns and opinions on your behalf.

We are members of the following groups to promote members' interests:

  • Welsh Government Youth Entrepreneurship Steering Group - David Russ, Chair
  • Welsh Government Micro Business Task & Finish Group - David Russ, also Robert Chapman, Cardiff Territory Council
  • Council for Economic Renewal - David Russ, Graham Morgan
  • Business Wales - Graham Morgan
  • Wales Management Board - David Russ, Graham Morgan
  • Procurement Board - Graham Morgan
  • Welsh Government City Region Task & Finish Group - Steve Penny, Swansea Territory Council
  • South East Wales Economic Forum - David Russ
  • South West Wales Economic Forum - David Russ

Local Regional and National Media

As the independent voice of South Wales’ business community, we maintain very close links with our local and regional media: producing case studies, writing press releases, and providing comment which voices the concerns and interests of our members. We also have our own publication, Chamber Chat , whose feature articles focus in on, and draw attention to, the business issues concerning our membership.

Local Interests

We have developed strong lines of communication with Government, Unitary Authorities, Educational establishments and with other organisations. We constantly seek to identify those issues which are of most concern to our members and to project their views to those people having power to influence the business environment.

For further information or to share your views on business issues email policy@southwaleschamber.co.uk.

Alternatively, you can contact your local Chamber Council members.
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