The Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce is taking proactive steps to accelerate post-coronavirus business recovery and growth by offering free memberships to businesses in the Kirklees region. 

Facilitated through sponsorship from the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Kirklees Council, Kirklees-based businesses with 50 employees or fewer will be able to join the Mid Yorkshire Chamber free for one year – and take advantage of the support and services the Chamber offers, including financial, legal and employee benefits.

Member businesses will benefit from skills workshops and networking, as well as discounted export services and half-price documentation for those trading outside of the UK.

 The Mid Yorkshire Chamber also represents organisations by lobbying policymakers locally, regionally and nationally to ensure members’ voices are heard on the issues that are affecting them.

 Martin Hathaway, managing director of the Mid Yorkshire Chamber, said: “We are thrilled to be able to offer these new membership packages to support even more businesses in the Kirklees region.

 “Businesses have faced unprecedented challenges during the last 12 months, and we hope that through the Chamber they can access the vital support needed to recover and thrive in 2021.

 “This is a fantastic opportunity for organisations in Kirklees to grow their businesses and get connected, supported and represented, both locally and nationally, as we work together to weather the storm of this pandemic.”

 The subsidised scheme will offer organisation based in Kirklees free Chamber membership for one year.

 Applications must be made by the 12th March 2021, memberships are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 After the first 12 months, members wishing to extend their membership will pay the standard fee.

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