About Sutton Chamber of Commerce
Sutton Chamber of Commerce is an independent non-profit organisation that represents the interests of businesses trading in the London borough of Sutton.
For almost 100 years Sutton Chamber has been bringing local businesses together through networking events and in turn encouraging a strong peer support network.
Our other core focus is providing business support to our members through workshops, seminars and one-to-one consultations.
The Chamber is funded directly by our members, who are encouraged to get fully involved in all of our group meetings, business networking and social events.
If you are interested in joining the Sutton Chamber of Commerce and receiving all the benefits that come with it, apply online today.
The Chamber is made up of a Board of Directors who work across a variety of business sectors and all give their time freely and energetically.
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Sutton Chamber of Commerce Limited.
a) To participate in the local community and influence local issues and projects, as a voice of the local business community.
b) To promote inter-trading, joint ventures, business development and foster a community spirit of involvement for the membership.
c) To provide information on local and national issues to the members.
e) To encourage businesses and other such organisations to join the Chamber and be active in promoting these aims.
f) To encourage inward investment into the borough. Sutton Chamber has a mission to promote business growth and to create wealth in Sutton Borough.
h) To have an active business plan, regularly updated to meet the needs of members today and in the future, which may be local and/or global.
i) To be aware of opportunities outside the Borough, which may in the long term provide additional wealth creation for members, and to foster links with other Chambers in a positive way.
b) To purchase, take on lease or in exchange, hire or otherwise acquire any real or personal property, and any rights and privileges, which the chamber may think necessary. Such items to be shown as assets of the Chamber and appear in the annual accounts. When the Chamber seeks to buy in services and/or products – these shall be way of procurement with 3 quotations obtained and a decision taken by the Executive Team before proceeding.
e) To do all such lawful things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above Aims provided that the Chamber shall not support anything the result of which would be to turn the Chamber into a trade union.
b) The management of the Chamber (except as otherwise provided in these Rules) shall be under the control of an Executive Team (hereafter called the
c) The Team shall have power to co-opt new Team Members within the numbers stated in Section ‘a’ if it thinks necessary. The Team may also agree to pay honorariums or expenses to anyone undertaking Chamber business or formally employ parties to undertake work on behalf of the Chamber for an agreed remuneration.
a) Members who are partnerships, companies or other incorporated bodies or associations may appoint a representative to attend and vote at General Meetings on their behalf or they may give their vote to the Chairman by way of an official proxy. Proxy forms to be available for all meetings of the Chamber where a vote is required to carry business. Such completed forms to be in the hand of the Chamber Administrator no later than forty eight (48) hours prior to the meeting. Proxies may be accepted by fax or post and must be signed by the member. Any signature not recognised as to that on the Chamber record shall see the proxy vote disqualified, as does an unpaid membership fee or suspended member.b) Each member of the Chamber shall have only one vote, which may be exercised at all forms of Meetings of the Chamber by a show of hands of those present. Valid proxies received in good time shall be also be included. The Chair shall declare the number of proxies received prior to the vote. It shall be permissible before such a vote is taken for any member present to require the vote to be taken by ballot. When a ballot is taken two persons shall be appointed scrutineers by a majority of those members present. The scrutineers need not be members of the Chamber. The scrutineers shall count the ballot and report the result to the Chair who will declare the result to the meeting.c) In the event of a tie, the Chair will have the casting vote.
a) The order of business for all meetings shall be as specified in the agenda.
b) No business shall be transacted at general meetings unless it appears on the agenda. Matters not appearing on the agenda may be discussed under ‘Any Other Business’ at the discretion of the Chair of the meetings but such discussion shall not commit the Chamber. Formal motions must be proposed in writing to the Executive Secretary at least twenty one (21) days in advance of the general meeting.
Sutton Chamber of Commerce
Sutton Chamber of Commerce provides a voice for successful business, innovation and inward investment throughout the borough.
We are dedicated to learning about your business and providing support and unique access to information and contacts that will help it grow and prosper.
Sutton Chamber of Commerce is proud to be affiliated to the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, an accredited member of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC). Sutton Chamber remains an independent chamber of commerce however, our affiliation provides a valuable link to services provided by the London Chamber.
Through our affiliate membership of London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) we will provide our members with:
• Provide our members with priority access to LCCI trade missions and international trade events*
*As a Chamber affiliated to London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) we are working with LCCI to help more London businesses export and are able to offer members priority to access to LCCI trade missions, international events and training courses.