Policy

Policy

Support from Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce

Supporting the growth of Inverclyde

Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce remains determined to support its members and champion the Inverclyde area. In refining and evolving our approach to prioritising policy and campaign activity, the Chamber Board of Directors, who help the Senior Executive Officer with the strategic direction of the Chamber, support various Policy Forums steered by Inverclyde Council, members and other groups.

Inverclyde Repopulation Stategy 2019-2025

Inverclyde's repopulation and strategic investment framework action plan involves a wide-variety of organisations including Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce.

The action plan includes:

Developing and communicating an image for Inverclyde that reflects its many strengths and opportunities for residents, visitors and business

Focusing on attracting and retaining young people and families to live in Inverclyde

Increasing the number of private sector jobs and the number of new start businesses in Inverclyde

Maximising the potential of the workforce though engagement with young people, older workers and disadvantaged groups

Brexit

As part of its ongoing Brexit preparedness campaign, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) continues to push hard for answers on key questions.

BCC is liaising closely with government departments on this and as official technical notices and guides for businesses continue to be published, updated and re-issued we are consolidating these materials in the Brexit Hub.

This includes a re-vamped online Business Brexit Checklist that is updated with new materials as soon as they are available.

Scottish Chambers of Commerce

Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) is at the heart of Scotland’s largest and most influential business to business network.

With an unrivalled network of 27 local Chambers of Commerce, SCC represents more than 12,000 companies and over 50% of Scotland’s private sector workforce.

Chamber Network members are the trusted champions of businesses, places, and global trade. Leading and uniting the Chamber Network, the Scottish Chambers of Commerce has built an unrivalled reputation as Scotland’s voice for business at national and international level.

British Chambers of Commerce

The The British Chambers of Commerce sits at the heart of a unique network of businesses across the UK.

The 53 Accredited Chambers which make up its network are trusted champions of businesses, places, and global trade. Together, it represent tens of thousands of businesses of all shapes and sizes, which employ almost six million people across the UK.

Working together, BCC helps firms of all sizes to achieve more. It believes it’s relationships with others that lead them to achieve goals beyond those that could ever be achieved alone.

BCC is the only organisation that helps British businesses to build relationships on every level, in every region of the UK.

Riverside Inverclyde

Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce ensures a continued board presence with local urban regeneration company, Riverside Inverclyde.

Riverside Inverclyde is at the forefront of the commercial property market in Inverclyde, and are uniquely placed to help businesses to source its next home as well as relocation support to help grow your business.

Sir Gabriel Wood's Mariner's Home

Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce ensures a continued board presence with Sir Gabriel Wood's Mariners' Home.

Set in the heart of the West End of Greenock, the organisation is a Scottish Registered Charity care home held in trust by the Sailors' Society.

The organisation provides quality dedicated care to elderly male/female Alzheimer's, dementia and special needs clients. Originally set up for sea-farers, the organisation now provides care for non sea-farers

Developing the Young Workforce

It has never been easier or more rewarding for businesses in Inverclyde to work with schools or recruit young people into their organisations.

DYW West can help you work directly with schools, develop innovative and engaging projects, support with mentoring opportunities, create or promote your apprenticeship programme or help with funding for recruiting young people. Every step of the way we will guide you through the options and support you through the process.

Get in touch with the team to find out more