500th Member Joins GM Business Community

Select Personal Introductions has become the 500th sign up to a new initiative launched by Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

The GM Business Community was set up in April to give non-members free access to the network and support of the largest Chamber of Commerce in the UK.

Lucy Mulligan, Head of Member Services and Patron Development at Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, said: “We are delighted that the GM Business Community has reached the 500 milestone.

“We launched the Community as the coronavirus hit the local economy because we wanted to reach out to those businesses who were not members of the Chamber.

“The response to this initiative has been fantastic and shows how much businesses want to work together during these difficult times.”

Membership of the GM Business Community includes:

• An update on the evolving situation, three times a week – including up-to-date information on business support options from the Government, the Chamber and its members

• Access to MyGMCR – a mobile app where businesses can connect with and direct message fellow business users

• Access to any digital events hosted by the Chamber during this time

• Access to online training and workforce planning

• Complimentary token to access one of the Chamber’s local networking events, free of charge, once the coronavirus lockdown is over

• Access to an exclusive online group where you can network with, connect with and support other GM Business Community participants

To be eligible to join the GM Business Community, you must be a registered business, based in Greater Manchester and not have an existing membership or Partnership with Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce.

For more information visit www.gmchamber.co.uk or email benefits@gmchamber.co.uk


About Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce is the largest Chamber of Commerce in the UK, providing business support to approximately 4,500 members who collectively employ 446,000 people, around one-third of Greater Manchester’s workforce. Recognised as a leader in its field, Greater Manchester Chamber’s reputation in government circles has grown locally and nationally. At the heart of the area of greatest economic intensity outside London and the South East, the Chamber is the primary body for business support, policy, representation and networking. The Chamber is an independent, not-for-profit private company and its aim is to support businesses and help create the best climate for the region to prosper. This is achieved by ensuring that those taking decisions on key issues such as transport, taxation and business regulation hear the voice of our members. The representation of our members’ views is central to the work of the policy team at the Chamber; these views are gathered in a range of ways including our local councils, policy committees, sector councils, the main Chamber council, focus groups, meetings with politicians and consultations. The Chamber also offers a range of networking forums across Greater Manchester, free as part of membership, plus a variety of other events and services designed to benefit specific sectors or individuals and help businesses to grow.

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