Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Business Support
  • Year established:
    1832
  • Website:
    http://www.hwchamber.co.uk
  • Contact
    • Severn House, Prescott Drive, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR4 9NE

About Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce

Hereford and Worcester Chamber of Commerce are a member-led, not-for-profit organisation, working to support the local business community, including a 1,400-strong network of members.

From four sites across the region, the organisation provides access to solutions that local businesses need in order to achieve their goals, through engaging, influencing and connecting.

The organisation also aims to promote a positive working environment, in which staff can feel comfortable and enjoy going to work.

Employees are offered a wide range of support, helping in particular those with caring opportunities to improve their work-life balance. In addition, senior management look to combat workplace stress through offering counselling to all employees through a healthcare scheme.

Chief Executive Sharon Smith operates an ‘open door’ policy, where employees are welcome to pop in for a chat. Sharon also aims to be very visible, talking to staff when walking around the office and regularly participating in social events, such as quizzes and dinners.


What is it like to work for Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce

My Manager
My Manager
Bespoke internal management training is available to support managers, particularly those new to their roles. Managers also have access to all of the courses that are ran as part of the Chamber's external training programme, such as 'Role of the Team Leader' and 'Conducting Effective Team Appraisals'.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Regular ‘Lunch ‘n’ Learn’ workshops see employees from across the business come together to learn about a particular topic. Delivered by an employee or group who are best placed to answer questions on the subject, these events promote interaction and improve presentation techniques for those delivering the information.
My Team
My Team
Collaboration between departments is promoted through regular staff events, both informal and formal. A recent curry night was successful in bringing employees together, while an all-staff away day helped to build relationships across the organisation. Employees reacted positively to both types of event, and confirmed they would like more of the same in future.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here

Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave to all employees

  • Gym
    Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Companies offering private health insurance for all employees

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary, non-contributory pension scheme or one in which the employer puts in at least three times

Company Statistics

  • Earning £35,000+:

    17%

  • Male : Female:

    23% / 77%

  • Staff Turnover:

    27%

  • UK sites:

    4

  • Average Age:

    41

  • Staff:

    60

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