Bray needs a vibrant, engaging chamber and you!
Bray and District Chamber of Commerce, the largest chamber in County Wicklow, is fully accredited chamber to the Chamber of Commerce Ireland (CCI) and consequently is part if the world’s largest business network.
Bray Chamber represents a wide diversity of businesses including:
- The Professions
- Culture and the Arts
Why choose Bray Chamber
We provide excellent services and benefits to our members
We’re committed to working for and with our members
We help with the development of economic and commercial activity in the District
We help provide the knowledge and skills for you business
We can help build your business network
We aim to be a trusted and influential voice at Local / National government level
Together help grow and spread your and our message
Help expand your business nationally and internationally
We’ve been a part of the local community for generations
We help build stronger communities
We aim to make a positive social impact, through partnerships, initiatives and events
We help make sure that social and environmental infrastructure is sustainability and fit for purpose
As a member you will………
Access to Members Database
The member’s database is available to all members. It provides you with the opportunity to build your local customer base and source and supply products and services locally. The chamber uses it to help and to promote your business to other members as a business referral opportunity. As a member you will have a listing on this database.
Free Promotion of your business
There are many ways you can promote your business from direct mail and website advertising to event sponsorship or promotional email to other members.
You can input your business on our comprehensive online directory of businesses, services, organisations and associations.
Receive our newsletter and emails
The Chamber publishes a comprehensive newsletter keeping you informed of key policy, business issues, member events, news stories as well as upcoming opportunities and dates for your diary.
We will be your voice on ‘Town Team’.
Bray Municipal District Council is piloting a new initiative for the town that has was first proposed on the Portas Report and has proven successful across the UK and Ireland.
This initiative that will put in place a visionary, strategic and strong operational management team. The ‘Town Team’ will comprise of individuals with broad sector experience across many disciplines and covers a wide geographic spread and provides an opportunity for different local stakeholders to come together.
One of the primary objectives is to encourage more collaboration, communication and cooperation between the Local Authority and the business community.
The Vision of the Town Team is to improve the prosperity of the Town and enhance the well-being of the community, creating a viable and sustainable Town economy.
The Chamber will work side by side with the Council and all stakeholders making sure that Bray Town has clear core vision, clear objectives are set, timelines agreed and decisions made will be in response to the towns needs, viable and, most importantly, sustainable.
Attend lively and informative events that championing the Community
The Chamber organises many events throughout the year; some formal others casual, some business some for the community. With Business events the aim is to inform and entertain members allowing everyone to interact and exchange ideas. Activities like the Endeavour awards, Christmas Lights, Shop Local Campaign or St Patrick’s Festival, place the Chamber at the forefront of Community life, championing equality and opportunity. This supports our motto “promoting business, supporting the community”
Join us in giving something back:
- Networking events – Information Sessions
- Workshops Seminars – Business & Social Events
- The Endeavour Awards
- Annual Golf Tournament
- The President’s Dinner
- Christmas Lights Ceremony
- St Patrick’s Carnival and Parade
- Community Appeals & Social evenings
Access to Certificates of Origin
The Chamber is licensed to issue these certificates, which certify that goods are manufactured in Ireland. A European Union certificate must be issued for Arab destinations and is also available through the Chamber.
Offering you support & advice
Your company can use the Chamber Network to draw on experience, local knowledge and modern business skills. From a matter of strategy or task based challenges, we can always find someone to help you and your company to enhance.
Additional membership benefits
Joining the Chamber is an investment which will impact positively on your bottom line. Value, opportunity and business contacts are core reasons why businesses join a Chamber and remain on as members. Bray and District Chamber of Commerce, the largest chamber in County Wicklow, is fully accredited to the Chamber of Commerce of Ireland (CCI) and consequently is part of the world’s largest business network. Bray Chamber is also part of the County Wicklow Chambers Group, incorporating Bray, Arklow, Wicklow and Greystones Chambers.
The diversity of our membership has enabled us to become such a powerful and influential chamber. Our clearly stated mission is to create and maintain the necessary environment for the successful development of local business. We are the voice of enterprise representing business interests on a local, regional and national level. We are in Business for Business. We also support and actively promote culture and the arts within the community. Bray Chamber offers its members a valuable range of business support services. We work closely with our members to ensure that we meet and provide the appropriate support and initiatives to cope with the ever changing challenges of our economic and social environment.
Lobbying for you
One of the core functions of the Chamber is to represent local business on a regional and national level. When you have an issue in Business, where do you go? When we see an issue that needs to be raised, we make ourselves heard. Bray Chamber has developed a strong working relationship over the years with the Bray Town Council and Wicklow County Council. Members of the Chamber Executive are actively involved on Council committees representing your business interests and meet with Council Reps once a month to raise any issues of concern on behalf of their members.
The Chamber has representation on the following:
County Enterprise Board, County Development Board, Municipal Policy Committee: Infrastructure, Planning and Development, Wicklow County Council: Environmental Strategic Policy Committee, ISME, Small Firms Association, Government Task Force for Small Business, Bray Think Tank, Bray Tourism, Bray Partnership, Bray Retailers, Enable Ireland, Wicklow Heritage Forum, Shop Local Forum, Bray Drugs Awareness Forum, Seafront Traders & Bray Summerfest.