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The Changing Face of Membership - Special Launch e-news
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On 1st July it’s all change here at Merton Chamber of Commerce with the launch of our new service for members.

Following a resounding “yes vote” at our Annual General Meeting, our new offer has been developed as a result of comprehensive research undertaken with both members and non-members.




Out with the Old – In with the New
 
We have scrapped the old fashioned style membership registration fee based on number of employees, and now have a simplified offer that is more relevant to the current purchasing styles of businesses and people. Our service offer addresses five key themes that came out of our research:
 
• Helping you raise your business profile
• Facilitating introductions to the right people for your business
• Giving member discounts for networking events and workshops
• Supporting you with marketing – through both on and off-line services
• Supporting you with mentoring and coaching.
 
Key features
 
Our simplified offer has been designed to support business growth, and provide you with a very exclusive service relevant to the membership package you opt for. Here’s a short summary of how it goes:
 
Standard Membership - providing you with member discounts, advertising and promotional opportunities, personal introductions and digital/on line support, and an on-line membership logo with an agreed action plan for what you want to achieve from your membership.
 
Premier Membership - providing you with a Relationship Manager who will facilitate introductions, priority notifications to events, exclusive premier member events, a private LinkedIn group, features and advertorials and access to customised sponsorship opportunities. 
Find out more
Could your business do with a route map to success? Are you making the right business connections at networking events? Do you need help building your business profile?
 
Sign up to our Boosting Your Business Video series now to find out our top tips to help your business grow.

What being a member means to business
Karine Torr, Darling Magazine – making contact with local businesses

“Nobody does it better”
   
“My business is all about making connections and networking, and nobody does it better than the Merton Chamber.  They have introduced me to so many movers and shakers in business and politics as well as local community members, many of whom have become clients, good friends or both.  The chamber plays a vital role in opening doors for small businesses, which are the backbone of Darling Magazine.  I’m proud to have been a double finalist in several Merton Best Business Awards – another one of their successful initiatives which strengthens our business community and brings us together”.
Mark Gordon, Wimbledon Brewery Co Ltd speaking at the Leadership Series business breakfast at Close Brother Asset Finance.  With Grant West, of Close Brothers, Diana Sterck and Andrew Wakefield.
 
Kick-starting your business journey
 
“We have been working with Merton Chamber of Commerce since our inception.  They have been an invaluable source of information and support on many of the issues that all start-ups face.  In our case, they have been particularly helpful with recruitment, training and most importantly, making introductions and general networking with the local business community.  I would encourage all of those looking to establish or grow their business in Merton to contact the Chamber the first opportunity." 

Job opportunity at Merton Chamber of Commerce

Accounts Executive

20 hours per week

Mitcham

£28,000 pa pro rata

Merton Chamber of Commerce is a business offering a range of membership and business development services to businesses. Our account function is based in The Generator Business Centre in Mitcham.

We currently have a vacancy for an Accounts Executive that would ideally suit a self employed person looking for part-time work or who works with a portfolio of clients. You’d be responsible for managing the day to day finances of the business, working to the Accounts Manager and with the Management Team and a Finance Committee of non-executives. Main duties include processing of payments and invoices, bank reconciliations, preparation of debtor’s reports, control of supplier and customer accounts, control of financial transactions and banking.

Knowledge of Quickbooks and Excel are essential, as is the ability to work in a busy, but friendly office. You’ll be very well organised, trustworthy, have experience in bookkeeping and accounts control and be able to work efficiently to tight deadlines.

Interested? Please send your CV with a covering letter for the attention of the Chief Executive by emailing diana.sterck@mertonchamber.co.uk.

Closing date for applications: 27th June

Interviews w/c 4th July

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sectors of the community.

Contact Ray
Contact Kevan

Welcome to our newest members!

Find out who our recent new members are here.
We are delighted to welcome the following businesses as members of Merton Chamber of Commerce.

Sai Restaurant
Tooting and Mitcham Community Sport Club
Cotton Thompson Cole
Anna Desogus Health Coaching
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