Coronavirus - the Chamber in the next few months
Updated 3 April
We want to stay in touch to find out how you are doing and to show you how Brighton Chamber can help and support you during the Coronavirus crisis.
We are all very concerned about the future of our businesses at this difficult time, as well as our health and that of our friends and family.
Brighton’s businesses are good at working together, and there is much we can achieve by doing that now.
How the Chamber can help right now
We are here to help our members with practical business advice, info and expert help during this crisis, and to continue doing what we love to do, making positive introductions for you for the future.
Making connections and providing learning opportunities will continue but in a slightly different way for now. Coming to events is a valued part of being a member and we will be moving these online for a while as many of you are now working remotely.
Staying connected and building relationships is important for you all over the next few weeks and months.
The Chamber events
We have postponed our events and will re-schedule these once we are able to do so. In the meantime, we have a package of virtual learning and networking events and support designed to carry you through the next few months.
A guide to virtual events and support you can access now
All members can sign up to our free virtual Meet-ups and carry on building their network and sharing expertise. These facilitated sessions for small groups help members connect and learn from each other. Sign up here.
We’ve created a Chamber Slack Group for members. It’s an opportunity to keep in touch, get to know each other, share top tips and get help and advice from the Chamber community. Email Matilda if you'd like to join the Chamber Slack group.
Our meet-ups for new members will continue virtually. Facilitated by our Head of Member Engagement, you’ll meet other businesses and chat about what you do, and who you want to meet and how you can make the most of your Chamber membership. Sign up here.
We have designed a full programme of Virtual Bite-sized Learning events. These practical 90-minute sessions on relevant topics are led by excellent trainers and cost £5 for members. You can see all our upcoming virtual learning events here.
On-going help and advice
It’s easy to book a call with one of the team who’ll direct you to members who can help. We have a large group of businesses who are happy to offer a friendly ear and can help with employment law advice, how to sell online, financial advice, career advice, HR advice, legal advice etc. Email Matilda to set up a call.
Here is a link to our latest business support page which includes information about what government support is available for businesses impacted by coronavirus.
Get your business noticed
Here are many ways you can boost your business online through being a Chamber member; an interactive profile on the Chamber website linking back to your website is great for your SEO, showcase your expertise through our blog and on our popular social channels, promoting your (virtual) events, using the Activity Hub to share your messages and offering or receiving peer support through the Member Hours.
Learn more about using the Chamber website to boost your business in this video and blog.
We have postponed the annual membership price change on 1 April for three months until 1 July.
If you have any questions about your membership or have any concerns about paying membership fees over the coming months, please do get in touch with Amy.