Here at Kenilworth Chamber of Trade we strive to promote, inform and represent businesses in and around the town. Whether you are a new or well established business, retailer or charitable organisation, the Chamber of Trade is here to support you.
Different from the regional Chamber of Commerce for Coventry and Warwickshire, we are a smaller organisation that serves primarily the businesses and people that are either located in or work within Kenilworth or that have a CV8 postcode. We are proud to say that we have a good relationship with the regional Chamber of Commerce and we are often asked to provide valuable local information and represent the voice of local businesses within the town.
We are a membership organisation that has been serving Kenilworth for more than thirty years. Run by volunteers who live or work locally, the Chamber is managed by a small committee and led by our current Chair Sarah Kershaw, herself a local business owner.
Networking and events
There’s a business breakfast event every quarter, often providing members the opportunity to meet local councillors, members of parliament and representatives from key organisations from across the region. Monthly social meet ups are also popular and are a great way to support local hospitality businesses within the area too.
The headline event of the year for the Chamber of Trade is the Kenilworth Expo which consists of a small exhibition of local businesses and community organisations, complimented by a series of seminars and facilitated networking opportunities. We are proud to be able to host this event with free entry, due to the generous sponsorship contributions made by a number of local businesses.
Our second major event is our annual awards – The Worthies, celebrating local businesses and individuals that put the ‘worth’ in our Kenilworth community. Public nominations, voting and judging over a period of weeks, culminates in the Chamber of Trade hosting a fabulous black-tie Awards Ceremony recognising our winners and their achievements! An event that brings out the very best in our community.
We believe in our town centre and want to help raise the profile of our local industries.
Rebecca Warwick of Fundamental Associates
We work hard to raise the profile of our members and to promote Kenilworth as a destination to do business. This is achieved through a strong online presence, a monthly newsletter and with a series of events of which the annual Business Expo is our headline event.
We provide our members with local news and information from both our organisation and other local stakeholders. There are also a range of articles and online resources available to our membership in an exclusive members only area on the website.
As a Chamber of Trade we represent the interests of our members by ‘giving local businesses a voice’ to key stakeholders both in Kenilworth and from across the region.