Bournemouth Chamber of Trade & Commerce


Bournemouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce



Our Patrons

Becoming a Patron of Bournemouth Chamber of Trade & Commerce identifies your business as a leading and strategic player in the Bournemouth economy. Providing regular access to key influencers and decision makers in government and other agencies.

Patronage ensures that you are well-placed to shape the optimum business environment for you and your customers. Through the Chamber’s extensive networks and communication channels, you can raise the visibility of your brand, products and services.

Our Patrons have priority involvement in our lobbying, representational activities and privileged attendance at key meetings. Including ensuring that the views and interests of Patrons can be heard in shaping local economic and business priorities via our monthly Local Government Affairs Meeting (LGA).

Enjoy opportunities to promote your brand and increase your profile through our regular communications to BCP businesses. As a Chamber Patron member your brand is presented alongside ours in our communications to businesses and influencers, at our events and on our website.

Patrons can also meet, network and trade to mutual advantage at special Patron Breakfasts throughout the year including events held jointly with Patrons/strategic businesses from across the wider BCP conurbation. Through membership with us, Patrons can develop many CSR and supply chain opportunities.

To become a patron email:

AFC Business is AFC Bournemouth’s free to join business club. It welcomes hundreds of businesses to a variety of events and functions throughout the season. Members can take advantage of the following benefits:

    • Opportunity to attend business and networking events with high profile regional and national companies.
      Promote your business and engage with a range of like-minded delegates
    • Invitations and the option to purchase tickets to senior level functions
    • Access to unique sponsorship opportunities throughout the season
    • Chance to enter and win exclusive competitions and prize draws
    • Special member discounts with Black Label Events, our in-house hospitality and events team

For more information, or to sign up:

Email: or

Phone: 0344 576 1910

Oceana Hotels is a group of five hotels in Bournemouth comprising of the Suncliff, Mayfair, Ocean Beach Hotel & Spa and the Four Star properties the Cumberland and Best Western Hotel Royale.  All are located in the East Cliff area, three sea front hotels, many with stunning sea views. Boasting 12 modern and contemporary flexible conference and meeting facilities suitable for all types of business & social events.

There are also over 380 stylish bedrooms designed with comfort in mind.  We offer excellent food with fresh produce, service, entertainment and leisure facilities. There are two outdoor pools and two indoor pools, one of those being our newly refurbished pool at the Suncliff Hotel. Our Asian Themed Day Spa has five treatment rooms and is located in the Ocean Beach Hotel and Spa offering treatments for men and women. There is our Overcliff Pub at the Suncliff serving pub classics, happy hours and Open Mic nights.  Other food outlets are our Italian Café at the Ocean Beach, Royale Grill Room at the Best Western Hotel Royale and Award Winning 2 AA Rosette Ventana Grand Café at the Cumberland Hotel.

With dedicated friendly Sales co-ordinators, we can make your event important, enjoyable and unforgettable.

Contact Sales on 01202 298350 or email

JP Morgan is a leading global financial services firm with a presence in Bournemouth for 30 years. The location is a technology and operations centre, resulting in a diverse range of career opportunities. An active ‘Supporting the Community’ programme provides assistance to local voluntary organisations, charities and schools.

Castlepoint Shopping Park is a unique retail experience. Located on the edge of Bournemouth (A3060), Castlepoint is the largest shopping park in the UK and has many of the biggest stores in the region.
We have over 3000 free car-park spaces with late night trading throughout weekdays until 8.00pm making Castlepoint a wonderful place to do all your shopping in one convenient location.

Yellow Buses, traces its roots back over 100 years as the local public transport operator for Bournemouth, Christchurch and parts of Poole. The company famously operated trams and was one of the last municipal towns in Britain to abandon trolley-buses. In more recent times the company has been through a number of changes, moving out of local authority control originally to French transport group Transdev, then another French company RATP, finally ending up in local ownership once more on 1 July 2019 when the three directors led a management buyout, we are now a truly locally owned and locally managed company.

The company operates a fleet of around 110 buses, plus a mini-coach and coach fleet engaged on school runs, private hire, tour work, National Express and rail replacement, whilst the well equipped depot near Castlepoint provides a heavy vehicle test lane and engineering facilities for other operators. We employ around 380 staff and the company has a turnover of £20M.

We are proud of our heritage and even more proud to be a genuinely local company, we are members of many organisations including the BID, and support many local events including the Destination Management Board Awards; Christmas Tree Wonderland and Bournemouth 7’s, we are very much part of the fabric of the area.

Rawlins Davy PLC trading as Rawlins Davy Solicitors & Mediators is a Bournemouth based commercial law company.  In 2008, after trading conventionally as a partnership for over 150 years, a ground breaking decision was made to respond to changing demands of commercial life, including the importance of business transparency, by incorporating as a Public Limited Company.

The solicitor directors of Rawlins Davy PLC strongly believe that their clients benefit not only from their company’s ongoing commitment to delivering a professional service of the highest calibre and proven technical excellence, but that they are uniquely positioned to respond to their clients’ needs and aspirations in these testing times.

The directors offer a service tailored to the needs of companies and business clients, from start-ups to those with turnovers in excess of £100 million, providing commercial property expertise together with commercial litigation, planning and employment support for their client businesses and those projects undertaken by them

The company’s Private Client Department responds to the more personal requirements of their clients with particular emphasis on Inheritance Tax matters.

Bringing Your Ideas To Life

Over 10 Years supplying Low Cost Websites and Video for new and small business across Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch. We are proud to develop Bournemouth Chamber’s new website.


TC Group is the professional services partner for you, your family and your business. We provide more than just bespoke high quality accountancy and tax support, but also professional legal, HR, and financial planning services.

As an Accountancy Age ‘Top 40’ firm of chartered accountants our expert knowledge and experience has enabled us to provide clients in the Bournemouth region with the highest quality financial solutions..

Our vision is to be recognised worldwide as a leading university for inspiring learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society through the fusion of education, research and practice.

Bournemouth University has more than 19,000 students and we are ranked as one of the top 100 young universities in the world (THE Young University Rankings 2020), but our ambition doesn’t stop there.

We work closely with employers, practitioners and professional organisations across BU. This supports graduate employability as well as informing our research. All students are offered the option to undertake a placement as part of their degree, resulting in 86% of our graduates saying that their placement helped them in their employment (November 2017). 91% of Bournemouth University students are in work or further study six months after graduating at undergraduate level (Graduate Outcomes Data 2017/18).

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.