PROSPER MAGAZINE: ISSUE 01 | BUSINESS IS DONE BETTER TOGETHER
THIS FIVE MINUTE READ CAN SAVE YOUR BUSINESS MONEY
IS YOUR BUSINESS BENEFITING FROM THE COST SAVINGS A CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP BRINGS?
If you’re a Finance Director, business owner or budget holder, you might see your teams networking, attending events and your goods and services being profiled to other members but; did you know that your membership can also save you money?
Below we have highlighted a number of the savings you have access to as a Chamber member.
HR & EMPLOYMENT
Our longstanding relationship with HR:4UK gives all members access to a FREE online management system which can be used to simplify your business’ HR administration. In addition, you can receive a FREE cloud-based contract of employment, employee handbook and benefit from up to 30% savings on other services.
LEGAL EXPENSES INSURANCE
Business insurance can be expensive and complicated but, through your membership, you can take advantage of FREE legal expenses insurance (for businesses up to 249 employees) covering contract and health disputes, health and safety regulations and data protection. Delivered in partnership with Timmins Whittaker and Abbey Legal Protection, your business can also get UNLIMITED direct telephone access to a team of experienced solicitors and an extensive online legal document library.
REDUCE YOUR BUSINESS UTILITY & CONSUMPTION WITH A 15 MINUTE CONSULTATION
A 15-minute no-obligation conversation with Control Energy Costs Ltd (CEC) could open the door to significant savings. CEC will discuss your energy requirements and assess and advise you on potential savings to be made alongside how new technologies could improve your business’ energy efficiency. In addition, members can attend quarterly seminars to understand the latest trends around energy and utilities management.
20% OFF MANAGEMENT TRAINING PROGRAMMES
Our management training programme is a highly respected and valued course for managers of people or systems and processes, individuals new to the world of management or seasoned managers who want to make a step-change or are managing through a period of change. Over a 12-month period, Wendyanne Shapiro – Lotus Flower Consulting’s award-winning business coach working with clients across the world – takes participants through a journey of change, efficiency and discovery. The cost of the programme to members is £1595 + VAT per person.
UP TO 50% DISCOUNT ON EXPORT DOCUMENTATION
We provide exporters around the region with up to 50% discount on a number of export documentation services. Our team of export experts are able to guide you through the application process – meaning that you are able to export your products and services with confidence. This service is available by post and electronically whilst urgent consignments can be handled over the counter at our HQ in Wolverhampton.
From hedging strategies to forward contracts, Rational FX are on hand to help Chamber members of all sizes to make informed and smart decisions on how to best manage their international payments and save money at the same time with competitive rates and no hidden fees or charges.
BLACK COUNTRY TRAINING
Develop your teams with award-winning professional trainers and benefit from a discounted rate on training topics, workshops and courses including social media, digital skills, bid writing and winning tenders, selling skills and improving presence and presentations.
All businesses aspire to be ISO-recognised as this means that your systems and processes have attained best practice and are robust and controlled. For smaller businesses though, full ISO accreditation can feel out of reach or you want to be able to make the necessary improvements at a pace right for you. Chamber members receive a discount on ISO LITE – giving you access to the documentation you need to support the growth and development of your business but without the requirement for auditing or timescales. You simply implement the elements you need at a time which is right for you.
SAVE 67% ROADSIDE BREAKDOWN COVER
Save up to 67% on business vehicle breakdown cover with the Chamber and the AA. Choose from a variety of different service levels which suit your business and, as this service is vehicle-based, you’re covered no matter who is driving.
BUSINESS TRAVEL AND AIRPORT PARKING
We have teamed up with Airport Hotels and Parking in order to give our members a range of discounts on airport parking, access to airport lounges and hotels.
MINIMISE YOUR BUSINESS RISKS
How well do you know your customers and their financial situation? Have you ever stopped to consider how much of your profitability or your business continuity depends on the financial stability of your buyers? Parker Norfolk & Partners are a specialist team of credit brokers dedicated to removing a large part of that risk, be that the financial risk of insolvency and failure to pay, or the political risk which comes hand in hand with the export of goods and services
So, what are you waiting for? Contact us using the details below to find out more and start saving today.