Member Specific & Chamber Network Support
Chamber members gain access to a range of benefits. During the Coronavirus emergency the Quest Services could prove invaluable. Members are entitled to a free library of documents in the following areas:
To access these services, members require log in details. These can be gained by emailing Fiona Levack (firstname.lastname@example.org), Business Development Manager.
Members Update from Trudy, Caithness Chamber Chief Executive (19th March update)
Member to member support:
- Royal Bank of Scotland Business Builder – A free, virtual tool to support early-stage and established businesses
- Harper Macleod’s HM Home Room is a club that’s free to join (not just for Chamber members) where we can share insight, knowledge and tips to help take the isolation out of self-isolation. Check it out here.
- Anubis Security are offering members of Caithness Chamber a discounted service to offer support at this time. The Anubis team have been designated an essential service and therefore, have the ability to deploy staff for asset protection, static guarding mobile patrol or alarm response. A discount of 25% is offered. Contact them using this link and quote that you are a Chamber member.
- Fiona of More than Motivation is one of two accredited Liberating Leadership® practitioners in Scotland and is a Licensed Motivational Maps® Practitioner.
Throughout this difficult time for businesses, Fiona is happy to listen to anyone who feels they need someone to talk to and is offering coaching services.
- To celebrate the launch of their new website, Dava Dawn Limited, Health, Safety and Environmental Management Consultancy, are offering a free one-hour remote health, safety and/or environmental desktop audit to all members of the Chamber. The audit is designed to assist businesses with either post-lockdown opening or if, as a business you are already open, the continued development of existing health, safety, and environmental management systems.Upon completion of the audit, Sharon will provide a short report with workable recommendations. To book your free audit call Sharon on 01309 651265 or email email@example.com
Chamber Network information:
We’re working with our colleagues in the Chamber network to press issues concerning members and distribute information to our membership group as best as we possibly can.
Scottish Chambers of Commerce have created a business support hub on their website. The hub is updated daily and includes information on business support, access to finance, contact numbers, public information and travel advice. View the business support hub here.
- Business Advice & Guidance: Covid 19 (Scottish Chambers of Commerce)
- Workplace Guidance for Micro and Small Businesses (Scottish Chambers of Commerce)
Please see the Chamber News section to read the latest press information from us in particular and the Chamber network.
The Scottish Chambers of Commerce policy platform has focused on three ‘Policy Pillars’ these are Protecting Jobs, Getting Cash to Businesses Quickly and Economic Recovery. Scottish Chambers have created a handy ‘You Asked We Delivered’ Document which highlights what we and the Chamber network have done to support members on the three policy pillars as well as its dialogue with decision makers. Read the document here.
Our team as well as Moray, Lochabber, Mid-Argyll Chambers have been advising MSP’s of member struggles with insurance claims and loans. Read the article here.
On Friday 22nd May, we held a roundtable phone call with Jamie Hepburn MSP, Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills. The discussion covered a range of areas including the need for government support as lockdown measures ease and the need for investment in skills and training.
For those who were unable to take part, we have now collated a list of the questions asked and the Minister’s answers – these are available to download now by clicking here.
The network of Scottish Chambers represents over 12,000 businesses and as we prepare to come out of lockdown and businesses begin to reopen, the chamber network has outlined the issues identified by real time polling of businesses across Scotland and presents in detail the practical business solutions and economic policies for the Scottish and UK Government to implement to support business recovery. You can read the summary document here. Or download the full submission here.
We continue to work with colleagues across the Scottish Chambers network to understand and highlight the issues facing businesses at this difficult time. As ever, please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries or concerns about UK or Scottish Government support and plans for businesses, or if there is anything else the Chamber can do to assist.
Page updated 13/11/2020