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Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce is the North-east’s leading business membership organisation and the largest Chamber in Scotland.

Representing more than 1,250 organisations collectively employing 125,000+ people across all sectors, we work locally, nationally and internationally to support businesses from sole traders to multinational corporations in a myriad of ways:

  • From talking up the area and celebrating business success to lobbying for necessary change
  • From equipping the region's workforce with the skills to succeed to issuing export documents for goods worth in excess of half a billion pounds every year
  • From sourcing research and intelligence on our operating environment to providing unrivalled opportunities for networking, business development and best practice exchange
  • And much more

Our aim is to create the buoyant, diversified regional economy that will enable our members and their employees to be more successful and prosperous

 

AGCC is an independent, privately funded organisation that has the interests of North-east Scotland at its heart, is an accredited member of the British Chambers of Commerce network and works closely with Scottish Chambers of Commerce.

This unique combination of local focus supported at a national and international level gives us great credibility in the eyes of the government and the media ensuring that we are consulted at all levels by local, Scottish and Westminster governments.

This year we celebrate our 140th anniversary of being incorporated as a Chamber and we believe, remain as relevant and vital to business today as we were in 1877. 

 

 

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Our M.O.

  • We are proactive in seeking the views of key stakeholders and acting as a strong collective voice for business
  • We are visible and high profile in the business community
  • We are regarded as thought leaders but with a reputation for doing rather than just talking
  • We are fully engaged in shaping and influencing the key regional economic development and diversification agendas
  • We seek to stimulate business, solve problems and open doors through collaboration with partners in mutually beneficial activities
  • We aim to introduce pace by cutting through red tape and inertia
  • We act as a critical friend
  • We have our members at the heart of everything we do; creating a powerful and cohesive force enabling us to achieve together what we could not individually

Some of our objectives for 2017

  • Leading on key policy agendas such as business rates and other taxation issues, Brexit, transport and digital connectivity
  • Creating business opportunity through our communications and events activities
  • Providing the market intelligence that helps our members to make better business decisions
  • Assisting businesses to understand, access and trade in international markets
  • Celebration of our city region being a great place to live, work, study, invest and do business through the Regional Narrative, Investment Tracker and other projects
  • Playing an active part in the delivery of the Regional Economic Strategy, City Region Deal, City Centre Masterplan and VisitAberdeenshire tourism ambition
  • Taking a delivery role in partnership projects consistent with our strategic aims: Great Aberdeen Run; Buy North East; Vanguard Legacy series; Energy Jobs Taskforce and more
  • Promoting the skills agenda through our stewardship of Developing the Young Workforce and our suite of training programmes