Brighton Chamber is unique
We’re different because Brighton itself is different, and our members reflect that. They’re innovative and energetic, inclusive and supportive, purposeful and dynamic. Our membership is hugely diverse, from sole traders of start-ups to directors of international businesses. We cover all sectors including not-for-profit and education. We go out of our way to get to know our members’ businesses and support them however we can.
The Chamber is the beating heart of business in the city. We’re central to the entrepreneurial activity and collaboration that makes Brighton special. We’re trusted and respected by businesses throughout Brighton, whether they are members or not.
Our focus is to help our members. That is the purpose that drives everything we do and everything we think about. A joyful side-effect is that we help the city’s wider economy to thrive too. We are independent and not for profit.
Some of our successes are:
- Catch the Wave. A business support programme for start-ups, social enterprises and established businesses, providing affordable workshops, resources and expert mentoring sessions.
- The Brighton & Hove Living Wage campaign. Brighton is a wonderful place to live, but no-one can pretend it’s cheap. We’ve been at the forefront of the campaign for Brighton employers to pay their staff a wage they can live on, rather than one they can just survive on. More than 700 businesses have already signed up, and it’s growing.
- Brighton Summit. A hugely popular annual conference with inspiring speakers, thought-provoking workshops and excellent networking opportunities.
Sarah leads Brighton Chamber, looking for new opportunities, supporting the team and making sure that the members are the focus of everything the Chamber does.> View Profile
Head of Member Engagement
Amy’s a business match-maker, connecting members with each other to help them grow their networks.> View Profile
Events & Programming Manager
Laura plans and delivers 100 events in the yearly programme, making sure there are plenty of opportunities for members to make valuable connections.> View Profile
Daisy works closely with Laura to plan and organise Chamber events.> View Profile
Membership & Marketing Executive
Hannah helps members to understand and access the benefits of membership, and create great content about them and the Chamber for marketing.> View Profile
Brighton & Hove Living Wage Campaign Coordinator
Lawson coordinates the Brighton & Hove Living Wage Campaign, encouraging local businesses to sign up by creating great content about our Living Wage employers.> View Profile
The member-run Chamber Board provides strategic direction for the Chamber. Board members come from all sizes and sectors of our membership, so everyone is represented.
President, Julie Roff> ABC Translations
Vice President, Sara Bassett> Shoreham Port
Vice President, Jill Woolf> Chimera Communications
Board Member, Andrew Thomas> REBORN
Board Member, Sam Knowles> Insight Agents
Board Member, Jo Crease> Together Co
Board Member, Emma Mills-Sheffield> Mindsetup
Board Member, James Dempster> Fox&Bear
...And thanks to:
Madison Web Solutions for developing our website
REBORN for creating our brand
The Sentence Works for writing our copy
Insight Agents for building our brand messaging
Our team of photographers, including Maria Scard, Simon Callaghan, Sarah Bennett, Vervate, Light Trick Photography, Lauren Psyk and Shoot Me Now
And our members for helping us with testing and feedback.