Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce
Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce is the largest Chamber of Commerce in the UK, providing business support to approximately 4,800 members who collectively employ 446,000 people, around one-third of Greater Manchester’s workforce.
Recognised as a leader in its field, Greater Manchester Chamber’s reputation in government circles has grown locally and nationally. At the heart of the area of greatest economic intensity outside London and the South East, the Chamber is the primary body for business support, policy, representation and networking.
The Chamber is an independent, not-for-profit private company and its aim is to support businesses and help create the best climate for the region to prosper. This is achieved by ensuring that those taking decisions on key issues such as transport, taxation and business regulation hear the voice of our members. The representation of our members’ views is central to the work of the policy team at the Chamber; these views are gathered in a range of ways including our local councils, policy committees, sector councils, the main Chamber council, focus groups, meetings with politicians and consultations.
GMCC’s International Trade team works closely with partners here in the UK and overseas, as well as continuously developing an offer to help companies on every stage of their international trade journey. Our work has been recognised on a national level when we were awarded the British Chambers of Commerce ‘Excellence in International Trade Services’ Award 2018/19 and 2015/16.
With a wealth of knowledge in-house, supported by our partners, our vision is to encourage more companies in the region to trade internationally, bringing growth and recognition for business. We do this by constantly improving our offer with innovative added -value services and products. With a thriving section of our members engaging with our international work, we are recognised as an authority within international trade.