Dorset Chamber of Commerce

Dorset Chamber of Commerce

Established in 1949, Dorset Chamber of Commerce & Industry has a long and proud tradition of serving the business community.

The Chamber represents businesses of all sizes and sectors from across the County of Dorset and beyond delivering the very best services, business information and advice. We are here to support your business throughout its lifecycle from start-up, development, growth and beyond. There are a number of ways that the Chamber can help raise your business profile in Dorset, these include the British Chambers of Commerce Awards and the prestigious Dorset Business Awards.


Dorset Chamber offers training to help you and your organisation improve performance and gain valuable skills; from Marketing, Social Media and Personal skills to Leadership, Management and International Trade. Our courses are designed for a range of users, from achieving a basic understanding to owner managers and directors who want to develop the skills to lead their business forward.

Export Documentation

As an Issuing Body for Dorset and its surrounding areas, we manage the provision of Certificates of Origin, Customs Movement Certificates and Carnets. We assist exporters to get this vital paperwork completed correctly and promptly, which can also be done online.


Membership of Dorset Chamber of Commerce & Industry offers you exclusive opportunities to raise your profile in Dorset, make key business contacts in the community, as well as the potential to save money on products, services and events. Benefits include Access to tender alerts, access to over 150 discounted services from other Members through our Member2Member discount scheme and free PR opportunities through exposure in the chamber magazine "Dorset Business" and for the Member News section of the Chamber website – upon joining you will automatically receive a 40 word profile in the magazine along with your company contact details.


Dorset Chamber organises events specifically for Members, to provide them with unique networking opportunities these include:

  • Monthly Networking Lunches – covering the whole of the county, these lunches provide businesses with a facilitated networking opportunity. They attract 50-100 guests
  • Shore Start’ Networking Breakfasts – Popular bi monthly networking breakfasts held at Café Shore in Sandbanks
  • Signature Events – Exclusive to Dorset Chamber Members, the Signature Dinners and Breakfasts are invite only events, designed to facilitate networking at a higher level. Each Dinner is also addressed by a guest speaker
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