There are a number of areas that impact on the business community on a local, national and international level. Our goal is simple - we want to work with our members to tackle these key issues.

Our focus is on:

  • Ensuring that any new migration system for the UK is light touch and flexible, meeting the specific needs of our regional economy.
  • Working with the Scottish Government to deliver more powers to city regions, building on the success of the Aberdeen City Region Deal.
  • Supporting the UK’s oil and gas industry to continue to deliver its critical contribution to the UK’s domestic energy security.
  • Backing a leading role for the North-east in delivering net zero targets, leveraging our world-renowned expertise in engineering and track record of success in energy innovation.
  • Moving forward decisively with key infrastructure projects, such as the Shared Rural Network programme, to support our region’s connectivity.
  • Delivering policy which reduces upfront business costs and encourages investment throughout the economy.

We get considerable value from our partnership with the Chamber, great marketing support and the work on the business rates campaign alone was worth the annual fee. The networking opportunities presented are also second to none.

Adrian Watson, chief executive, Aberdeen Inspired