Policy & Representation

Our policy and representation activities allows us to influence decisions on a wide variety of subjects, including transport, regeneration, regional development, sectoral issues and inward investment.

It’s our objective to ensure that your voice – whatever the size of your business – is heard when city councils and government agencies are formulating policy or consulting the business community.

All businesses are subject to changes in government policies over which they have no control. Our activity ensures Shropshire businesses are represented in policy decisions at all levels of government.

All policy arguments are developed through engagement with members. We do this work so you do not have to.

How we do it

  • Lobbying and Consultations
  • Chamber Forums
  • Quarterly Economic Survey

The Quarterly Economic Survey is the country’s biggest and longest running private sector survey. The results are used to influence local, regional and national governments and decision makers and help shape the support structures available to the local business community.

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Using the Chamber will enable you to:

  • Access a wide range of contacts
  • Influence local and national government
  • Give your business a competitive advantage by knowing what is happening within the region and beyond
  • Add weight and influence to your comments

Our Board

The Shropshire Chamber Board is made up of members from the region’s leading businesses. Along with its sub committees and forums they act for Chamber members to bring forward business issues, debate their impact and agree the necessary actions.

Be a voice for and of the members and assist in lobbying activity. Debate issues of interest and collaborate with other relevant organisations.