Who Are We?
Ampthill Business Chamber is a driven group of diverse business owners who seek to improve Ampthill and support one another.
We are a committee led team of individuals that hold monthly meetings as well as organising many business and social events.
To ensure existing and new businesses to the town feel welcome and engaged in the business community.
To make sure there is a sense of mutual support and community.
To engage in significant events in the town, in order to promote businesses.
To promote Ampthill as a destination with a strong heritage and a range of possibilities, experiences and activities, resulting in increased footfall.
To ensure there are close, mutually beneficial working relationships with both local councils.
To support and resolve any business related concerns our members have.
The Benefits of Joining Ampthill Business Chamber
Networking and social events organised by the Chamber are well attended and effective.
Available funding streams from all local, national and international sources are fully taken advantage of.
Members are flexibly involved in the activities and have options to engage in events, as well as to help to coordinate them.
Knowledge and experience of effective business practice is widely shared.
Meet like-minded business people who can interact to share advice and knowledge.
Members help to advertise each other’s services.
Members are welcome to attend all meetings, held on the first Thursday of every month, where you can meet committee members. It also gives you the opportunity to raise any issues where you would like support.
Keep up to date with all that’s going on in the town.
What Have We Achieved So Far?
- We have worked to secure Town Regeneration funding with the town council and where to improve Ampthill
- We have hosted successful business networking events
- We have implemented a pyramid call system for shop front businesses
- We have installed a sign/map of businesses in the town centre
- Each year ABC supports a local charity and in one year raised over £5,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support
- We have provided group training opportunities to businesses in the town
TC Kitchens joined the Chamber in 2013 when we moved to Ampthill. It was a great opportunity to meet fellow, like minded business owners and access a great support network.
The networking meetings, promotional opportunities and social events have been great for us and we have secured a lot of work through networking within the Chamber and recommendations. We have formed some great business relationships and friendships and would highly recommend the Chamber to anyone who has a small, medium or large business, whether it is based at home or within business premises.
I became a member of Ampthill Chamber as a new, independent business in the area, and have always found the members to be very welcoming and helpful.
Ampthill Business Chamber run some very informative and helpful business workshops/lectures that I have benefited from and would recommend any other small independent businesses to join to feel part of a bigger team which can give support too.
We would love to answer any questions you might have about Ampthill Business Chamber.
Image at the top of the page courtesy of Keith Fetherston