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

Bournemouth’s new local radio has launched playing the best songs on the radio and providing a local news and information service 24 hours a day.

MP for Bournemouth East Tobias Ellwood welcomed listeners with a special message, hoping listeners enjoy the music and the content of new commercial radio service.

Bournemouth One is now live with non-stop music sequences and a team of journalists providing updates on local news, weather, traffic, sport, what’s on and notices every 20 minutes.

Instead of DJs and presenters, Bournemouth One announcers Glen Hunt, Lorna Child and David Harber bring together all the local elements with a short 20/20 update at 20 past and 20 to the hour, plus a local news bulletin each hour.

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).

Turn our space into YourSpace

Modern Office Spaces in a range of sizes plus Meeting Rooms and a Co-working area. All available for short-term or long-term rental.

    • 100% Flexible
    • Book 1 Day to 12 Months
    • Designed with you in mind

​Small Business Owners, Creatives & Remote Workers.

​Become more productive, meet like-minded individuals and take your business to the next level with professional office space.

Deep South Media is a public relations agency headquartered in Bournemouth, Dorset, with clients across the south coast.

It is staffed by a large team of professionally-qualified news journalists, specialising in stand-out digital content and newsroom services for 70 companies and organisations.

Its range of affordable services includes public relations, copywriting, crisis communications, videography, photography, design, and training in media interviews and journalism skills.

In a number of cases its clients have had significant returns on investment – on top of the substantial savings gained by outsourcing their communications. DSM costs up to 75% less than an in-house content manager and there are no contractual tie-ins.

DSM ensures that messages are explained in ways its clients’ customers, staff, clients, suppliers and investors find relevant and interesting.

Awareness of clients’ services, products or processes is delivered by DSM through a range of digital channels, as well as mainstream media and through the all-important news sections on websites.

From retainers to one-off projects, Deep South Media is the go-to consultancy for professional multi-media content.

Digitize was founded in 2021 with the goal of helping businesses achieve their objectives through a comprehensive suite of marketing services. Our team, led by Matt and Martyn, boasts over 10 years of experience in the marketing industry, and we’re equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to tailor our services to your unique business position.

At Digitize, we understand that digital marketing can be daunting, which is why we avoid using complex jargon to impress you. Instead, we provide in-depth reports that explain problems in simple terms and offer solutions that are customized to your specifications. We take a collaborative approach to ensure you’re involved every step of the way, and we never leave our clients in the dark.

Choose Digitize to take your marketing efforts to the next level, and let us help you achieve your business goals with ease.

W. Smith & Sons Ltd have served Bournemouth and the surrounding area for over 130 years. The oldest family owned and run business of its kind in the area.

The Company is one of the original members of the Chamber being part of the Local Association of Undertakers which is one of the trade groups forming the BCTC back in 1916.

W. Smith & Sons is a fourth-generation family business which has served on the Chamber’s Board for over 50 years. This includes the late Ted Smith (3rd) and his youngest son Roger (4th) who also was BCTC President from 2018-2020 and still sits on the current BCTC Board.

The Company offers a personal service twenty-four hours seven days a week. Roger and his two brothers Trevor & Michael arrange all types of funerals from pure simple direct funerals, Traditional Burials & Cremation to bespoke coffins, vehicles and even burials at sea.

TaxAssist Accountants BCP, serving the vibrant communities of Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole, is a dedicated, local accounting firm committed to delivering personalised and professional financial services.

They serve a broad range of clients ranging from start-ups, sole traders, and partnerships to limited companies, property landlords, freelancers, contractors, and individual taxpayers.

TaxAssist Accountants BCP offer a comprehensive suite of services including strategic business planning, meticulous bookkeeping, precise accounts management, streamlined payroll, and expert guidance on capital gains tax, among other financial matters.

What truly sets TaxAssist Accountants apart is their unwavering accessibility, ensuring that a friendly, knowledgeable professional is just a phone call away during business hours. Moreover, they offer free initial consultations and uphold transparent, fixed pricing.

Conveniently located at 256 Ashley Road, Poole BH14 9BZ, with satellite offices in Southbourne and Christchurch, TaxAssist Accountants BCP embodies the essence of trust, reliability, and community-focused service in the world of accounting.

Tel: 01202 122272



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 are linked with many other membership groups within the local area. You can find out more about who we work with using the find out more button below.