The South Wales Chamber of Commerce has been in existence since 1846.
Over 160 years later, 2009 saw the establishment of a fully accredited pan South Wales organisation. We are affiliated to the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), through whom we have access not only to their UK membership base of in excess of 100,000 businesses, but also the International Chamber of Trade and its overseas members. January 2013 saw us launch the Mid Wales Chamber of Commerce.
Over a period spanning three centuries, the Chamber has worked to form strong links with local businesses and firmly establish itself as one of the most prestigious and valued members of the local business support sector.
Recent mergers with Newport & Gwent Enterprise, the West Wales Chamber of Commerce (est. 1846), and the awarding of the Cardiff area to the Chamber by the BCC has further strengthened this stance.
Our new capacity to represent and support local businesses on a regional level as the South Wales Chamber signifies a more prominent, powerful and effective independent business voice ready to speak on behalf of our members. Although we have grown in size and stature, our principal aim remains the same: to continue to support hundreds of local companies and organisations in making their businesses as successful as possible – regardless of size, age or sector.
The needs and aspirations of the members of our new pan-South Wales Chamber continue to be, and will always be, of the most paramount importance.
7th January 2013
The Mid Wales Chamber was launched in conjunction with the Mid Wales Manufacturing Group, establishing focussed representation for local businesses in Powys and Ceredigion and giving South Wales Chamber a still larger business network through its new footprint.
1st December 2009
The South Wales Chamber merged with the West Wales Chamber of Commerce, establishing stronger representation for local businesses, a greater range of business support services and a larger business network through its new pan South Wales footprint.
1st October 2008
The Chamber is re-branded and becomes ‘The South Wales Chamber of Commerce’, following an announcement by the British Chambers of Commerce that the Chamber would henceforth additionally represent Cardiff and its surrounding areas.
The Chamber comes under the management of Newport and Gwent Enterprise.
It was re-branded to become ‘ngb2b’ but retained its identity as ‘the Newport and Gwent Chamber of Commerce and Industry.’
The Chamber is known as ‘The Newport and Monmouthshire Chamber of Commerce (Incorporated).’
Cardiff Chamber of Commerce is formed.
Newport Chamber of Commerce is formed.
The West Wales Chamber of Commerce is established.