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St Helens Chamber is a large and dynamic social enterprise, with a long history of helping the business community create prosperity and opportunity in and around St Helens. We work with local businesses, partners and the community to contribute to the growth, regeneration and economic development of the Borough.

One of our key objectives is to support individuals to start a successful business and provide them with help to sustain their business; and grow larger if they wish.

Our team of business start-up advisers have the expertise to help you get started and can offer advice on guidance on many aspects of a new business; such as business plans, market research and business viability.

We have helped thousands of people to realise their dreams by becoming their own boss and you could be next!

To find out more about how St Helens Chamber can help you, call us now on 01744 742000 or complete the enquiry form.
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Member Benefits

24/7 Tax and VAT Advice

Unlimited access to experienced tax and VAT advisers through our free 24/7 Chamber Protect Advice Line.

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Legal Expenses Insurance

Members receive £1million worth of legal protection against a range of business related legal problems.

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Company Credit Reports

As a Member you can access financial and credit information on active limited companies in the UK.

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Chamber Foreign Exchange

As a member you can save hundreds on Foreign Exchange.

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Discounted AA Breakdown Cover

Save up to 67% o­n AA Business Breakdown Cover.

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Chamber Chip & Pin

Save your business money on card payment processing fees with Chamber Chip & Pin.

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Chamber HR Services

Unlimited access to experienced HR advisers and downloadable employment documents.

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Testimonials

“I would highly recommend the Chamber’s Business Start-up support. It’s quality advice from business experts and it’s been invaluable for me, especially the one-to-one time…"

Mike Caffrey, Alpha Swim

“The level of knowledge and professionalism from the advisers, plus their encouragement and support, really helped me at the crucial early stages. I can’t emphasise enough m…"

Stephen Donoghue, Eggbox Web Design

“We went in with such big ideas that we thought were achievable but in reality weren’t. The advisers were great at making us think realistically.”

John Hogg, actOvation

“I did every workshop that was available to me, which was very useful in terms of getting started. It also gave me the opportunity to make new friends and contacts and learn from…"

Carole Dyer, Whipped and Beaten

“The start-up support has been great. I knew nothing about starting up my own business going into it. It was fantastic to take a little idea that I’d had and get feedback from …"

Ste Royle, FroggaByte

“I wouldn’t have had a clue how to set up a business without the support of the Chamber.” Bev Heaton, Bev Heaton Designs

Bev Heaton, Bev Heaton Designs

“I understood how to realistically make a business plan, but the support from the Chamber opened my eyes to a depth of it that I didn’t see. There are things you don’t know a…"

David Carter, Superdogs

“The workshops helped me move forward. Before I completed the workshops I felt like I was stuck in a cul-de-sac, now I feel that the door is open. The staff at the Chamber were a…"

Peter Sebastian

” The courses were really useful and covered things that I hadn’t even considered like how to do accounts. The course gave me an overview and helped me to get started.”

Lisa Mitchell – Chrysalis Marketing

“I’ve had a lot of support from St Helens Chamber especially from my mentor, Stella. She has pointed me in the right direction and given me help with budgeting and finding supp…"

Mark Marston, Bespoke Trailer Conversions