Since its inception in 1912, Belfast Chamber has been the voice for business in the city. Belfast Chamber represents over 500 businesses of all sizes, in all sectors and in all parts of Belfast.
Our growing membership employs thousands of people and contribute hundreds of millions of pounds to the local economy annually. Businesses join Belfast Chamber because they recognise that we are the only business organisation that is focussed on lobbying for and supporting all businesses within the entire city of Belfast. We put Belfast First. We passionately believe that the voice of business in Belfast must be listened to by policy makers and politicians in order to build the strongest possible framework for investment and business growth. We want those policymakers to also put Belfast First. Membership of Belfast Chamber gives companies access to a full range of services to enhance business success and establish stronger relationships within the wider Belfast business community.
Lobbying Government and Policy Makers
Belfast Chamber is proud to hold an impressive track record in influencing decision makers on behalf of our members. We work closely with political representatives, Government Departments, Belfast City Council and other organisations interested in the further development of Belfast as a vibrant capital of a prosperous Northern Ireland. We facilitate regular, vital and productive meetings with Ministers, MLAs and Councillors.
Promoting Belfast as the Best Place to Do Business
Belfast is a great place to do business. It has been recognised as the world’s most business-friendly small city by the Financial Times and is home to globally recognised clusters in the likes of financial technology and cyber security. Belfast Chamber works with partners to further improve the competitiveness and attractiveness of our city as a place to invest in and create jobs, focusing on issues such as enhancing infrastructure like telecoms and transport, increasing our connectivity and improving streetscapes in the city centre.
Connecting Business in the City
Belfast Chamber prides itself on its ability to bring our city’s business community together. Our members are able to enjoy unique networking opportunities throughout the year. Often this is informal but also includes training and information workshops and seminars to help members to learn from each other about developing issues and develop their skills and knowledge.
Celebrating Belfast Business
We believe that business in Belfast is well worth celebrating. That’s why, each year, we host our Belfast Business Awards. It’s a firm fixture in the Belfast business calendar and is a showcase gala event that highlights the great strength and diversity of business in Belfast across all sectors.