Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce Assembly - Get involved and make a real difference.

Membership of a Chamber of Commerce is not purely a transaction, where you pay a fee and number of services are provided in return. One of the key differences, that is sometimes overlooked, is how we support our members to connect and collaborate, and by doing so enable activities or initiatives to start up, develop and/or grow.

This catalytic contribution the Chamber and its members make is not always headline news, but the support we jointly give to key bodies, schemes or institutions is certainly critical factor to a huge range of successful contributions we make. As a Chamber member you are part of an organisation that is recognised nationally as being part of the Ultimate Business Network (British Chambers of Commerce), where the joint efforts of members really can and do make a difference to our local economy.

Following a fundamental change in our structure, initiated by our members, we now have a new opportunity to make an even more significant impact in the way members, though affiliation with the Chamber and other members, work together for their own benefit and that of the wider economy we operate within.

Interestingly business people join the Chamber for a whole variety of reasons, but many see the opportunity and rewards in investing some of their time and skills outside of their core employed business activities. Those members see that by making a contribution to a stronger and more vibrant Lincolnshire economy, not only will there be a benefit to that local economy, but logically benefits will also be evident to the businesses of those who contribute as well.

We need your help

It is vital that as a membership organisation we involve our members in informing, leading and shaping the activity we undertake. Following the change to our constitution earlier this year we are currently looking to appoint members who have an active interest in their geographic area of the county or who wish to represent a key sector or interest to our Lincolnshire Chamber Assembly.

Becoming an Assembly Member gives Lincolnshire Chamber members the opportunity to bring forward business ideas, issues, discuss the impact and agree on any actions that need taking. They will play a crucial role on behalf of the Chamber's members – acting as a sounding board, forming decision-making groups and as a focal point to tackle business issues from across the Lincolnshire business community. Having significant numbers of members within sector groups and in local market towns will allow members to tap into their existing local networks and quickly engage and work with other like-minded business people.

The Assembly

There are currently no set requirements for the area, sector or special interests being included in the makeup of the Assembly, the overriding drivers are that they are of value to members and that members want to get involved.

Support will be given by the Chamber staff team to ensure Assembly Members are in a position to make contact with other members, have resources to deliver activity or to link with our national infrastructure. 

Some examples follow of the spread of involvement that might be possible – these are only examples and we are looking for members to tell us of their need.

Area

Sector

Interest

Boston

Food & Farming (Select)

BREXIT

East Lincolnshire

Retail

Third Sector

Lincoln

Property & Construction

Business Support

North Kesteven

Manufacturing

Infrastructure

South Kesteven

Care

Marketing

West Lindsey

Professional Services

 

 

Assembly Members will get advance notice of meetings with key local and national political and business leaders, national policy updates, as well as other opportunities to play a major role in other parts of the Chamber's work. 

We intend Assembly Members to be our champions for a specific area, being given the autonomy to call meetings, develop policy and within limits speak for and on behalf of the Chamber.

Each Assembly whether, Area, Sector or Interest will have a lead or chair and these will represent those members at the Full Assembly meetings

The Full Assembly itself will meet four times per year. It will be lead by the Lincolnshire Chamber Chair, who will also be the Chair of the Assembly.

If you choose to be part of the Assembly you will have the opportunity to be involved with other key Lincolnshire business people and have a real opportunity to affect the direction and vison of the Chamber, as well as the local economy.

Support business in Lincolnshire now - join an assembly

Now really is the time to see how you can get more from Chamber membership and experience how you can benefit by putting just a little more into the organisation that will in 2019 celebrate its 130th birthday.

For more information please download the role description or

email our Chief Executive [email protected]

If you would like to express your interest please send an email to Simon as above with the following information:

  • Your Name
  • Member Company Name
  • Area of Interest
  • Contact Number
  • Email address
  • 50 words about why you would like to be an assembly member