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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

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 HR Services

Unlimited access to experienced HR advisers and downloadable employment documents.

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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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Legal Expenses Insurance

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

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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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Testimonials

“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

“The support from the Business Start Up team helped me immensely. I was guided through every step of the application for NEA and my business plan. The backup I got from the 4 wor…"

David Smith, Enjoy Football

“The process of going through the Chamber was great. I’ve always worked in St Helens and was aware of the Chamber, but didn’t know how big it was. The whole process was seaml…"

Julia Folan, Mary J Sews

“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

“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

“I find myself lucky to be in St Helens so I can access the level of support that St Helens Chamber Members are provided with. The legal advice has also been very useful, paying a …"

Alice Mason, Biking Bookkeeper

“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 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

“I don’t think the shop would be up and running as successfully as it is without the support I received from St Helens Chamber. “I am still fully supported by the Chamber …"

Allan Davidge, 51st Skate