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

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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Discounted AA Breakdown Cover

Save up to 67% o­n AA Business Breakdown Cover.

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Chamber HR Services

Unlimited access to experienced HR advisers and downloadable employment documents.

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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 Chip & Pin

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

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Chamber Foreign Exchange

As a member you can save hundreds on Foreign Exchange.

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“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

“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

“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 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

“I was referred to St Helens Chamber on the New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) and it was the best thing that ever happened to me. After being referred, I landed at St Helens Chamber…"

Sandra Edwards, Sandra Edwards Consulting

” 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 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 Enterprise Greenhouse was ideal for a start up business. Nearly five years here has allowed us to work in a professional setting with the added benefit of what’s included in t…"

Iain Jennions – Jennions Macken Ltd.

“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 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