Small firms connect to big bargains

Apr 02, 2007

The Card has been developed to help smaller businesses achieve greater buying clout for business products and services – a benefit usually only enjoyed by larger corporations.

The BCC has chosen to work with LogBuy to develop the new Chamber Connect solution. LogBuy has agreements with more than 60 leading suppliers, including companies like HP, Esso, Viking Direct, Npower, Europcar, Purple Parking and Regus.

Savings available range between ten and 60 per cent off standard prices. Cardholders will also receive benefits not only for business but also for employees of members, centring on lifestyle, sports and fitness, home and gardens and entertainment.

LogBuy managing director David Wall said: “The package of benefits developed for Chamber Connect has been tailored to meet the needs of small businesses today.”

The card also provides benefits for all members of local accredited Chambers of Commerce, including nationwide access to short training courses, networking events, member mailing lists, discounted local hotel and restaurant rates, business conferences, and hot-desking facilities.

BCC managing director John Dunsmure said: “It has always been our aim to help small business to succeed and grow. This new service makes products more affordable and conserves cash flow in the business. Combined with the access and networking opportunities nationwide it makes it an essential business tool for smaller firms.

“It’s about time smaller businesses were given a bit more clout to get the services and products essential for growth when they need them.”

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