Lymington and District Chamber
of Commerce & Industry
Representing The Local Business Community
The LDCCI advocates and represents local business, enabling collaboration and connection by members within the Chamber, and with the larger business community.
Correspondence should be directed to:
Peter Leyland- Jones, LDCCI Membership
c/o Heppenstalls 49, South Efford House
Lymington SO41 0JD
E-mail : email@example.com
Welcome to Lymington and District Chamber of Commerce & Industry and thank you for your interest in the Chamber.
- The Chamber is an association of businesses in the area with the common aim of supporting each
other and representing combined interests in the community as a whole.
- Members of Chamber represent businesses of all sizes and sectors operating throughout the New
Forest area and beyond.
- The Chamber is strong, active and modern, with a non-political lobbying voice on behalf of its Members
on issues that affect the local business community and its target of sustainable economic growth.
- Members build relationships through social events, regular networking events, and training courses
helping businesses to grow and prosper.
- Member-to-Member discounts and preferential rates from fellow Members save money
and build your local supplier network along the way!
- Lymington and District Chamber of Commerce & Industry is an independent association of Member
businesses and organisations, governed by a Board comprised of local business people.
Proud to be a growing Chamber and happy to welcome new members
Networking, Social Events and information surrounding relevant events
The Chamber organises various networking and social events whilst also gathering relevant information of surrounding
area events, to give its members the opportunity to meet other business people in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Information about Chamber events is regularly publicised to Members.
The Chamber is exploring links to training providers to provide access to training information that may be relevant to your
- Business breakfasts are usually held on the third Thursday each month except December at a variety of venues.
- Other social events and business seminars are organised for Members during the year.
- Talks on a wide selection of topical issues by invited speakers are regularly organised.
Events are aimed at providing members with up to date, enlightening and interesting information in a sociable networking
environment. All events provide members with opportunities to make contacts with people from a variety of business
From sole owner enterprises to senior figures in the district’s larger businesses and organisations, membership of the
Chamber is an excellent means of developing business relationships and securing contacts that could lead to business
Information about meetings and events is circulated to Members by e-mail. Details are also published on the Chamber’s
web site www.lymington.biz.
Breakfast Meeting Dates
Chamber’s breakfast meetings are extremely popular and a great way to start the day, network and meet new
associates. Attendance continues to grow, and early booking is recommended as spaces are sometimes limited. All meetings are on the third Thursday in month.
Places can booked online https://www.lymington.biz/current-events/ by card or PayPal and bookings close at 3pm on the preceding Monday. All bookings are accepted at the discretion of the Board.
Breakfast Meetings 2020
May – AGM 21th
No meeting in December
- Breakfast Meetings open at 7.15am for a 7.30am start, and finish by 9am.
- The price to attend a breakfast meeting is £10 per head as a member & £15 for non members, unless otherwise specified.
- Usual choice for breakfast is Full English or Vegetarian – individual choices must be specified at time of
- Reservation and payment must be made in advance either on-line or by post with cheque.
It is not possible to attend without prior reservation and payment.
Chamber Website – www.lymington.biz
Chamber’s interactive website is professionally designed and managed to ensure up to date information is easily accessible at any time and enables members to input their own details and offers.
Chamber recognises the importance of an effective on-line presence to maximise commercial opportunities for its members. The web site is managed to optimise search engine performance for its members. Members can change any of their details at any time by logging in to the website.
- All Members’ business description and contact details are listed and Members can choose what is seen publicly
- All Members can create a free link to their own website
- All Members can include their own logo against their listing
- Chamber’s web site acts as a business directory and drives traffic to Members’ web sites
- The web site is linked with Facebook
- It’s a great source for up to date membership information and news
- On-line booking and payment facility for meetings and social events
- On-line membership application and membership fee payment
- A good source for a range of local community and business information
Representing Members’ Views
Chamber recognises the importance of presenting members’ interests and concerns to policymakers at local, regional and national level.
- As a member of Chamber you will benefit by being part of a recognised and effective non-political lobbying group that is able to highlight and represent issues affecting interests within the district’s business community.
- Chamber is consulted by local authorities and other organisations about local planning issues that may affect the business community as well as the wider environment.
- Advance warning and notifications of proposed road closures and other events affecting the local environment is circulated, usually by e-mail, to keep Members up to date.
- Representatives of Chamber meet regularly with the district’s elected officials, local authorities, service providers and decision makers.
- Statistical reports from Government local towns initiatives to employment data are provided to Chamber by local government authorities, thus ensuring the Chamber has an informed approach to issues affecting the local business community.
It is an important function of Chamber to play an active role in representing the views of its Members within the district through lobbying and influencing the agendas of decision-makers.
Communication and Promotion
Good business relationships with the media play an important part in the Chamber’s operation, and the organisation works hard to raise awareness of the activities of its members and the Chamber as a whole.
- The Chamber maintains good relationships with the media and highlights events, issues and concerns within the local business community, thus raising greater awareness across the district as a whole.
- Press releases about the Chamber, its members, and its activities are issued to the local media for publication as required.
- The Chamber highlights Members’ noteworthy achievements, etc., within its communications to raise the profile of both the Member and the Chamber within the community.
The details of current board members can be seen here https://www.lymington.biz/about-us/
Roles in LDCCI Board
The expectation is that Board members will be able to attend 7 out of 11 Board meetings each year to maintain continuity.
Exceptional circumstances will be taken into account.
Organise monthly Board Meeting, send out collated agenda and Chair the meeting
To build a board team to be able to deliver the LDCCI objectives
To be the active company treasurer
Represent the Chamber at local level
Guide the formation of Chamber policy
Presently – Peter Leyland-Jones
Update members list full details to include annual fees enquiries/ questions
Presently – Peter Leyland-Jones
Events & Tourism
Plan and oversee breakfast, evening and social events
Calendar of events
Direct support for the president
Presently – Undesignated
Presently – Ian Ellis
Website maintenance and development
Oversee email communication with members
Oversee Facebook account
Hampshire Chamber Liaison
Maintain centralised members e-mail address facility
Update calendar of events
Online advertising & exposure
Write press releases
Presently – Paul Wood
Deal with legal letters and forms
Form correct procedures/ practice
Oversee banking procedures
Oversee compliance issues
Update Company House records
Presently – Alex Jennings
Minutes of meeting
Admin of website
Minutes for press release
Enquiries Inbox Admin/Management,
Membership renewal support
Members and H.C.o.C. Newsletters
Presently – Jo Squibb
The position of ‘Board Advisors’ is for Board members who physically cannot attend regular board meetings, due to work commitments but who have valuable input.
They will be expected to attend at least 2 Board meetings annually.
The annual membership fee is based on the number of full time equivalent employees (FTE) employed by your business. These fees are payable on the payment anniversary each year.
WE NOW HAVE A NEW RATE FOR ASSOCIATE AND RETIRED BUSINESS MEMBERS OF £30.00 ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION
For businesses and organizations with between 2 and 10 employees
For businesses and organizations with between 11 and 30 employees
For Sole Traders
For businesses and organizations with between 31 and 50 employees
For businesses and organizations with 51 or more employees
Terms and Conditions of Membership to Lymington and District Chamber of Commerce & Industry
1. The Chamber’s financial year runs from 1 January to 31 December. Subscription fees are fixed for one year and revised annually.
2. Membership of Lymington & District Chamber of Commerce runs parallel to the financial year, unless the date of joining is part way through the year. The period of membership will then be from the date of joining for one year.
3. Subscription fees are payable on application for membership and the appropriate fee is to be paid in full. 4. The right is reserved to charge a joining fee on the first application for membership.
5. Renewal of membership will take place on the anniversary of joining and the appropriate fee is to be received by the Treasurer of the Chamber before that time. Where payment is set to be recurring through Stripe, PayPal or GoCardless, the annual subscription will be taken automatically.
6. Subscriptions are payable by PayPal, card, cheque, cash, standing order or direct debit. The Chamber’s bank account details are available on request. PayPal payments and Direct Debits through GoCardless can be paid online here.
7. Membership fees are published on the Chamber’s website, www.lymington.biz Amendments to subscriptions as a result of the annual review will be published by the Chamber and members will be given at least 30 days notice, in writing, prior to the amendments being introduced.
8. The right is reserved to charge a fee of 10% of the sum outstanding for each full month or part thereof, for the late payment of subscriptions on renewal of membership after the payment anniversary.
9. Cancellation of membership must be given in writing to the Secretary of the Chamber providing at least 30 days notice.
10. Contact and notices with regard to membership may be by post, telephone or email using the latest address, telephone number or email address provided.
11. Membership of the Chamber carries with it an expectation of ethical business practice by all members at all times. The Board reserves the right to examine any complaints directed against any member which may have the effect of bringing the Chamber into disrepute. Please note, membership may be suspended pending the results of any such investigation.