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Bexhill Chamber membership gives you the support you need to run your business more effectively as part of the wider Bexhill Community.

Bexhill Chamber is an association of members – our members are our Chamber – we listen and respond to our member’s needs and requirements through regular dedicated meetings and research. We pride ourselves on responding fast on behalf of our members to the rapidly changing business environment.

Bexhill Chamber is not only politically neutral but also fiercely independent, we ensure that our membership, through our board, has its own distinctive voice and identity

As a Bexhill Chamber member, you have the benefits of being part of a tradition that goes back nearly a hundred years that is leading the way forwards as businesses face the challenges of the “New Normal” post Covid-19 business environment.

Post Covid-19 crisis we will be back getting everyone together as soon as we safely can. Meanwhile, we still have plenty going on and our voice gets stronger by the day. We were recently thanked by Huw Merriman MP for our invaluable support in getting the Covid-19 Job Retention Scheme (furloughing) extended and made more flexible. 

As good fun and informative as they are, Bexhill Chamber is about more than just our fantastic social and networking events. Our Chamber gives you, as a local business, a real voice in the things that can make a difference to your bottom line.

If you already run a business or are thinking of starting up in Bexhill then Bexhill Chamber of Commerce & Tourism are here to help and support you. 

As a member you are welcome to;

  • Regular Networking Breakfast events with dynamic and interesting guests.
  • Evening social events in support of local hospitality businesses – many of them free to attend.
  • Dedicated events for your business sector:

Professional services 
Property and Trades  
Retail 
Tourism and Hospitality 
IT & Media marketing 

  • Business to Business training seminars (many of them free).
  • Regular FREE online Webinars.
  • Direct access to our local MPs and Councillors through regular dedicated seminars.
  • The opportunity to promote your services to our membership through invitation to your own events or direct marketing your services.
  • Organise your own dedicated Chamber event.
  • On website listing of services. 
  • Chamber social media promotion.
  • Direct Chamber support for your business in such things as planning and licensing applications.
  • Privileged access to some Eastbourne Chamber events and opportunities to reach to their over 600 members.
  • Opportunities to influence and direct Chamber policy to best support your business needs.
  • Your voice heard in local, regional and national business policy discussions and negotiations through Bexhill Chamber representation with key regulatory and opinion-forming bodies: 

When you join the Bexhill Chamber of Commerce & Tourism you join an easy-going group of business professionals who share your experiences, aspirations and goals whatever business sector you are in. 

Join our Facebook Group

We have over 300 members on our private Facebook Group and share details about upcoming online and in-person events.

 

Bexhill Town Map

Downloadable PDF Map of Chamber members in our Town Center.

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DON’T MISS THIS!

PCH – Community Arts Competition!

W.Ave Arts have teamed up with Pebsham Community Hub. The vision is to brighten up their building. We want you to get creative!

What would you like to see on this building? Digital, handmade, drawing, painting.. you decide!

Drop your creative designs into Pebsham Community Hub (PCH)70 Seabourne Rd, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN40 2SW

Alternatively, send a high-resolution picture to waveartsbexhill@gmail.com

Winners will see their art displayed on four of the outside panels.

One panel will be dedicated to Bright Beginnings Day Care Nursery.

Bexhill Chamber of Commerce and Tourism has kindly sponsored this project.

Brewers will be providing paint and materials.

The Sussex Sign Company will be printing the art and providing free installation. ♥️

Thank you to everyone involved and for working together to achieve great things for our community!

Submissions close on 30th June 2022. 🎨

About Bexhill

If you already run a business or are thinking of starting up in Bexhill then Bexhill Chamber of Commerce & Tourism are here to help and support you. 

With a population of about 46,000 Bexhill is a town about the same size as small cities like Salisbury and Canterbury. Bexhill is the Jewel in the crown of the East Sussex coast between Hastings and Eastbourne. It is a town with a history of innovation and entrepreneurship. It was a town predominantly built as a sophisticated luxury resort for the wealthy in the Edwardian era that embraced the then-new technology of the motor car and bicycles.

In 1902 Bexhill became the birthplace of British Motor Racing, later on, it was also the home of the inventor of television John (Logie) Baird and is still the home of the iconic De La Warr Pavilion. With a move towards clean sustainable growth in local businesses, Bexhill Chamber is working with many members and regulatory stakeholders to get our town ready to embrace the “New Normal” Business environment. 

With the building of thousands of new homes in the Bexhill and Hastings area, the demographic curve is flattening from a bias towards the over sixties into a spike of incoming young professional families that will create and drive new business opportunities.  

The house building and rising investment in home improvement have led Bexhill Chamber to form a dedicated Trades and Properties group to help support this fast-moving and expanding sector. 

Large local employers and Chamber members like Hastings Direct and Park Holidays have rapidly adapted their ways of working to allow their workforces more flexibility and working from home opportunities during the Covid-19 emergency. Park Holidays are growing fast to meet the rising demand for domestic holidays and Hastings Direct are increasing their market share during the ongoing situation. Many new small and micro tech startups have expanded rapidly during the crisis and are ready to face the future optimistically as more and more businesses enhance their online capability and work from home facilities. 60% of businesses in our area are home entrepreneur-led and our Chamber offers a wide range of support for them from social activities to specialised seminars.

Our area is an ideal sanctuary from the stress of the big cities and urban conurbations. We offer great value property locations for investment, residential or business migration. While only 60 miles (or a Zoom call) away from Central London we offer you, your family and colleagues real space to breathe in the fresh sea air. Through our network of property based members and local knowledge, Bexhill Chamber can help find your ideal business property whatever your needs.

Bexhill town centre is unique – our town avoided the bland homogenisation that most places of similar size suffered in the 80s and 90s.

While we have Ravenside retail park, which our Chamber liaise with, for the main high street brands, on the outskirts of Bexhill, our seafront and town centre has remained a haven for independent shops and shoppers. Bexhill is, and always will be, a great place to wander and mooch around. Bexhill cherishes its town centre conservation area which enhances the contemporary modern retro vibe and embraces a vibrant culture of second hand and vintage shopping as well as a wide variety of day to day retail needs.

With some great cafes, pubs and restaurants to stop off in for a pint, cuppa and bite Bexhill is a great place to live, work and play. We may not have the crowds and gaudy brashness of Brighton or the mega shopping centre of Eastbourne (which is only a few miles down the coast) but what we do have is a charm and sophistication that welcomes locals and visitors alike. Bexhill Chamber works closely with its retail and hospitality members to maintain and improve our unique town centre offer.

Bexhill on Sea is a hidden gem of an arts and culture staycation destination. Right in the heart of the Southcoast cultural trail. 

Bexhill has three miles of wide-open uncluttered promenade and rolling lawns ideal for walking and cycling.

At the heart of the prom is the art deco De La Warr Pavilion (DLWP) which is listed as one of the top twenty most iconic buildings in the UK. The De La Warr is a driving force behind our Chamber’s arts, culture and tourism policies.

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