Bournemouth Chamber of Trade & Commerce

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Bournemouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce

BELONG. CONNECT. PROSPER

BCTC History

About BCTC

For over 100 years Bournemouth Chamber of Trade & Commerce (BCTC) has served as the leading voice of business in our communities. Founded in 1916 by a select group of small business entrepreneurs, the Chamber has steadily grown to service Boscombe, Kinson, Moordown, Pokesdown, Southbourne, Wallisdown, and Winton Trading Districts.

BCTC started out as a few dozen businesses banding together, when the Bournemouth Tradesmen’s Baron of Beef Association was set up in 1885 with the main purpose of meeting quarterly for the discussion of public matters affecting the general welfare of the Town and to also hold annually a Baron of Beef dinner on the third Thursday of February.

The Chamber membership ranges from sole proprietorships to locally owned independent businesses, to major institutions and organizations. Our diversity is one of our greatest assets, providing our membership with unique opportunities and a strong voice from which to address business issues. The Chamber also offers numerous benefits and services including networking opportunities, business and educational seminars, government advocacy, marketing and promotional campaigns and much more.

Find out more about BCTC

Our Board of Directors

Our board reflects the dynamic business leadership in Bournemouth to position BCTC as the leading voice for businesses in the communities we serve.

Our Patrons

Becoming a Patron of BCTC identifies your business as a leader in the Bournemouth economy. Providing regular access to key government representatives.

Our Membership Groups

BCTC have bestowed Honorary Lifetime Memberships to individuals whose contributions  have been extraordinarily important to us.

Our Lifetime Members

Your Member Group can join BCTC, knowing that you are part of a larger organisation spanning the entire BCP conurbation.

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