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Sat Jun 25, 2016 @11:00 - 03:00PM
Fun Food and Wine Pairing Lunch
Mon Jun 27, 2016 @14:00 - 05:00PM
Building a Sustainable City: How Can Business Leadership Create a Greener Bournemouth?
Tue Jun 28, 2016 @13:15 - 03:00PM
Free Taster of Business Owner Peer Boards
Wed Jun 29, 2016 @10:00 - 02:00PM
Hospitality and Retail Jobs Fair
Wed Jun 29, 2016 @19:00 -
Curtain Up with Miss Diane James
Thu Jun 30, 2016 @11:00 -
BCTC & BAHA Golf Day June 30th
Fri Jul 01, 2016 @10:00 - 04:00PM
Wine & Spirit Education Trust Course - Level 3 Award in Wines Induction Day
Fri Jul 01, 2016 @19:00 -
“Girls Night Out” - Male Review & Drag Show
Sat Jul 02, 2016 @19:00 -
American Superstars Trio Tribute Night

Contact Details

Bournemouth Chamber Of Trade & Commerce
Argyll House
158 Richmond Park Rd

Tel: 01202 372437.

BCTC - Building A Better Business Community

How much do you spend on marketing your business to attract new customers?

From just £75 for 12 months membership we can provide you with the links you need to promote your business and meet potential customers. Just one new customer for your business will more than recoup the cost of membership.

Membership of the Chamber has many benefits, taking advantage of these for your business and being actively involved in communicating with other members and businesses in Bournemouth can deliver new customers.

Latest News


Bournemouth Tourism Awards 2017 - Set To Be Bigger & Better Than Ever!

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, organisers of the Bournemouth Tourism Awards promise that 2017 will be bigger than ever. Following the huge success of this year’s event in February

Show Your Support - Business Come Dancing 2016

  Donate what you can to support Parkinson's Dance and The Lewis-Manning Hospice Friends and colleagues are undertaking a fantastic challenge to 'Learn how to dance in 6 week

Big Names and Big Flavours at This Year's Bournemouth Food & Drink Festival

Big name chefs, some of the best food on the planet and music-filled summer evenings are all on the menu at this year's Bournemouth Food & Drink Festival (June 17-26). Now in its sixth year Bourne

Bournemouth Chamber - Winter Wonderland Christmas Ball

Thursday 8 December 2016 Chamber Members & Guests Dress: Winter Wonderland Theme White Coats, Jackets, Shirts, Dresses, Shawls etc You will need your menu choices to book Starter Orange C

BCTC & BAHA Golf Day - Thursday June 30th

Bournemouth Chamber of Trade & Commerce and Bournemouth Accommodation & Hotel Association Thursday June 30th 18 holes of golf from 11:00 a.m Bacon Roll / Coffee on Arrival Price incl

Coastal Comedy at Hotel Celebrity - Friday June 24th

  Coastal Comedy (Over 18s only) Friday 24th May Doors open at 7.15 pm show starts at 8.30 Hotel Celebrity £10 in advance and £15 on the door. Semi finalists for Bournemouth Tourism Awards ‘Best

Dorset Combined Authority Proposals and Consultation

A combined authority would mean councils working as one democratically-accountable body around the areas of economic development, regeneration and transport. We're asking members of the public, local

Beales Breakfast sponsored by Rawlins Davy - 21st July

Date: Thursday 21st July 7.30am till 9am or as long as you want to stay once the store is open. Beales Breakfast is a friendly and informal business networking event attended by a wide variety of

Bournemouth's Hotel of the Year Appoints new Operations Manager

THE Marsham Court Hotel, Bournemouth's Large Hotel of the Year, has appointed Nigel Reeve as Operations Manager. Nigel, 38, has 15 years' experience in hospitality and has spent the last four years as

Modernised Surgery will Benefit Dementia Patients after Greendale Construction Refurb

Dorset Chartered Builders, Greendale Construction Limited, has successfully completed a major 26 week contract at Sway Surgery, which saw the New Forest practice updated and extended. Phase 1 of the

Lewis-Manning Corporate Crazy Golf at Sandbanks Beach

Lewis-Manning Hospice in Poole is organising a Corporate Crazy Golf Tournament at Sandbank Beach Crazy Golf Course on Thursday 14th July at 5.30pm.  Bring a team of 5 players for a ‘crazy’ round of g

New Mayor of Bournemouth

Councillor Eddie Coope has been announced as the new Mayor of Bournemouth. During his Mayoral Year, the Mayor will be supporting the following local charities: The Stable Family Home Trust, The Bourn

Oceana Hotels - Air Festival Experiences 2016

  AIR FESTIVAL 2016 Corporate Boxes 2016 The best way to view Bournemouth Air Festival Take your front

Hotel Owner Welcomes Back Protégés From the Last 45 Years

VETERAN Bournemouth hotelier Jennie Deavin celebrated 45 years in hospitality by partying with some of her many 'protégés' In the last five decades Jennie, 67, has owned five Bournemouth hotels and em

Building a Sustainable City: How Can Business Leadership Create a Greener Bournemouth?

Monday 27 June 2016 BU Talbot Campus, Dorset Doors Open at 1:45PM From 2:00PM to 5:00PM Ticket Price: £0.00 Together, BU and Bournemouth Borough Council have been working to establish a Sustainab

Pupils' Sweet Gesture for the County's Cancer Sufferers

PUPILS from Talbot Heath School in Bournemouth used their baking skills to help the county's cancer sufferers. Class 5P at the independent school in Rothesay Road, Talbot Woods, made cup cakes, flapja

Advertising Opportunities in Bournemouth's Lower Gardens

Advertising Opportunities in Bournemouth's Lower Gardens can be tricky to come by.... The Copuncil have just installed some big belly bins in the gardens and have spaces on the sides for advertising.

Bournemouth Air Festival ‘Patrons 100 Club’ 2016

Bournemouth Air Festival ‘Patrons 100 Club’ 2016 Come along on Monday July 14th at 5:30 p.m. and enlist. Next meeting: Hotel Miramar Open exclusively to the first 100 members, The Patrons 100 Clu

Bournemouth Tourism - May Trade Newsletter

Festivals, fireworks and a Blue Flag win!  Wheel Treats in Store for 2016 Festival Friday 3 - Sunday 5 June 2016 Wheels is back again for a third year with a host of new attra

New Poetry Bus is Launched

Yellow Buses has officially launched its latest themed vehicle – the Poetry Bus, which is believed to be the first of its kind in the country. Poets in residence have been travelling on the fleet comp

Greendale Construction Completes New Offices & Warehouse Space for Stewarts Garden Centres.

Dorset Charted Builders Greendale Construction Limited has successfully completed the construction of a pair of large industrial units totalling 12,000 square feet for Stewarts Garden Centres.   Units

LED ZIP - Lighting Norco's Factories

In This Email: How we lit Norco's huge factories View online

Norco Restructures for the Future

Norco, the Poole-based manufacturer of lightweight composite structures and GRP mouldings, has restructured its business operations to take advantage of a growth in key markets. The business has split

'Legal Eagles' go on the run for Cancer Research UK

STAFF at a Dorset law firm will be going on the run this month (June) in a bid to raise thousands of pounds for charity. Seven 'legal eagles' from Ellis Jones Solicitors have entered the Bournemouth 5

Westbourne is Foodie Heaven

Westbourne Urban Village hosts a dedicated food and drink month in June showcasing the unique and diverse selection of food and drink available in this much loved destination for foodies. ‘Foodie Hea

Insurance Institute of Bournemouth Continues to Work Alongside Bournemouth University

The Insurance Institute of Bournemouth continues to work alongside Bournemouth University with its annual sponsorship of an insurance related topic for the University’s first year BA Business Studies

BH Banter Monday 4th July

Monday 4th July Hotel Miramar 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EVENT FORMAT Call in for a drink on the way home and make the most of this informal monthly gathering. You need to register via the link bel

BH On the Go - the Networking Lunch - Thursday 25th August

  Basepoint Bournemouth Thursday 25th August 12 noon to 2pm Please join us for BH On the Go - the Networking Lunch, your FREE quarterly lunchtime networking event - lunch and refreshments included

BCHA Led Fundraising Project Helps Local Dance Crew Achieve European Dream

A local group of young teenagers led by BCHA (Bournemouth Churches Housing Association) recently raised funds to help a young dance crew from Bournemouth to enjoy a once in a lifetime experience at th

Castlepoint Launches Style Guide.

Visitors to Bournemouth’s Castlepoint Shopping Park received some free professional beauty treatments at a vintage aluminium Airstream “vanity van” as Castlepoint launched its first Style and Fashion

Bus Company Goes Dementia Friendly

The Alzheimer’s Society has received a boost after it was presented with a cheque from the joint Yellow Buses / Daily Echo Carbon Stoppers initiative. To further support the charity, Bournemouth’s bri

Work set to Start on Upgrade of Lighthouse this Summer

Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts, is to close its doors at the end of the month as work gets underway on the much-needed upgrade of the iconic building. At the heart of life in Poole since it o

Pupils Enjoy a Taste of the Exotic

PUPILS from Bishop of Winchester Academy in Bournemouth enjoyed a taste of the exotic at Bournemouth Food & Drink Festival. The Year 10 pupils were hosted at the festival by the Hospitality and Ca

Ellis Jones Secures Top Accolade From National Law Society

Chamber members Ellis Jones Solicitors has secured the national Law Society's legal practice quality mark, Lexcel. Lexcel is developed specifically for the legal profession. It is an optional, recogni

Saffery Champness Accountants Discuss Key Findings From Annual Entrepreneurs Survey.

Saffery Champness Chartered Accountants hosted a private dinner for Bournemouth and Poole based entrepreneurs to discuss key findings from their annual Entrepreneurs Survey and what it might mean for

International Education Forum’s Executive Business Network Collaborates with Hospitality Sector in Bournemouth

The International Education Forum’s Executive Business Network, which was formed in 2015 to support the International Education Forum (IEF), hosted a seminar to which representatives from the hospital

Launch of First Bourne Accelerator

First Bourne is Bournemouth's leading accelerator programme, funded by Creative England and delivered by Silicon South. It offers <2-year digital start-ups the chance to secure a £75k investment, b

Coleman Insurance Brokers Gains Recognition as a Chartered Insurance Broker

Coleman Insurance Brokers has gained recognition as a Chartered Insurance Broker.  The Chartered status is only awarded to broking organisations committed to excellence and professionalism and able to

Bournemouth Ice Cream Maker Claims Italy has Ireland 'licked'

AS Irish and Italian footie fans prepare for their Euro showdown, a Bournemouth ice cream maker is offering them the perfect way to 'lick' the opposition. Luigi 'Giggi' Bray - owner of Giggi's Gelate

The Dorset Business Awards 2016 Are Now Open For Entry

Now in its 22nd year, the Dorset Business Awards has become the most recognised and high profile business event across the south coast. The awards offer businesses a unique and great opportunity for

Exceptional Craftsmanship Compliments Former Vicarage to 500 Yyear Old Church in Dorset

Greendale Construction Limited has successfully completed a stunning orangery extension for a private client in Dorset.  The orangery has been constructed to form part of, and blend in with, the exist

Dorset Tourism Awards and Saffery Champness Accountants Call for ‘Unsung Hero for Customer Service' Nominations.

The annual Dorset Tourism Awards team and headline sponsor, Saffery Champness, are calling for nominations from businesses and the general public for the Unsung Hero for Customer Service Award categor

RNLI School Project at Kingsleigh Produces Amazing Result

A Kingsleigh Primary School year group has donated an ‘amazing’ amount to the RNLI, following a project on the charity. The Bournemouth primary school presented the RNLI with a cheque for £1322.58 at

Gangsta Grannies Get into the Swim of Things

Two local ladies, who dub themselves the Gangsta Grannies, are undertaking a mammoth challenge in August to swim the English Channel to France and back to help BCHA support local vulnerable women and

Prancing Parley Horses Dance to Spanish Tune

The increasing popularity of equestrianism since the Olympics in 2012 has led to Parley Equestrian Centre running ‘dressage etiquette’ lessons for complete novices. And three of its students came fir

Castlepoint Starts Water Harvesting

Peter Matthews, the General Manager at Bournemouth’s Castlepoint Shopping Park, announced the start of the Park’s latest recycling initiative from the west roof of the main building.  “We can now har

Ding Ding! Ears, Please

Yellow Buses has always listened to its passengers – but now it is talking to them as well. The company has introduced voice recordings on its fleet that announce what the next stop is. This obviously

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Promotional Eshot

For just £50 per submission you can promote your business to other Chamber members in a professional manner, including your logo, an image, up to 200 words of promotional text (including an exclusive

Proud to be Members Logo

Members are free to use the logo “Proud to be Members” on their stationery and websites once the usage terms are agreed. Logos are available as jpg and eps. Contact: Click here to accept the T&C'

Events on BCTC Website

Member events can be placed on the BCTC website. Please submit details of the event in a Word document with logos etc preferably as Jpgs. Contact:  Cost: FREE

HTML Email

In addition to the Promotional Eshot, we can also offer html emails. These feature your business exclusively (you don't have to share with anyone else), and are more 'designed'. They always include th

Member 2 Member Offers Website Page

If you have an offer and would like it listed on this  web page just e-mail the details in an attached word document with jpegs for any logos please Contact:

Sponsor BH Banter, Beales Breakfast & Window Competitions

If you wish to promote your brand, product /service then this is a superb opportunity.  Your brand presence will be featured at the event and be promoted by the event leader, which will normally

Presidents Dinner (after AGM) and Christmas Dinner & Dance

One sponsor per year will be chosen for each of these events. Details are as per the BH Banter sponsorship or by arrangement. Contact:  Cost: £1000

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