Our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant
Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce has a commitment to the Armed Forces Corporate and Community Covenants to demonstrate the support to the business community in Staffordshire, in raising awareness of opportunities that a current or past member of the Armed Forces can bring to an organisation.. The Chamber also provides practical support for those currently serving who are seeking civilian employment or starting new businesses in our local area, whether Regular or Reservist, through start-up courses, jobs fairs and providing connections.
The Chamber has been in existence for over 200 years - the first association was established in 1813 and became incorporated in 1949. It was borne out of a desire from businesses to meet and trade together. For there to be an organisation to represent the interest of commerce and industry and to ensure that there was a voice for business. There has also been a need for an organisation to deliver services to help businesses to start, grow and succeed.
Staffordshire Chambers continue to deliver this role. It has also developed a wider role with the recognition of the contribution that the business community makes to economic and social success.