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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

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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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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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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Testimonials

“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.

“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 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

“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 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 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 financial forecasting sessions really helped. I had no experience in the financial side, but it wasn’t as scary as I thought. My Adviser Cath prepared me for every eventua…"

Emma Hulse, Market Street Deli

“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 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’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