Businesses based in Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield have until 12 March to claim free membership for the Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce.

Thanks to sponsorship from the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and support from the respective Local Councils, organisations with fewer than 50 employees can enjoy all of the benefits of Chamber membership for 12 months without paying a penny.

The offer is part of the Chamber’s efforts to accelerate post-coronavirus business recovery and growth by offering vital support and services, including financial, legal and employee benefits.

Members will also have exclusive access to skills workshops and networking, alongside discounted export services and half-price documentation for those trading outside of the UK.

The Mid Yorkshire Chamber also represents organisations by lobbying policy makers locally, regionally and nationally to ensure member’s voices are heard on the issues that are affecting them.

Martin Hathaway, managing director of the Mid Yorkshire Chamber, said: “We have been thrilled by the response to our offer of free memberships, which we have been able to roll out across the Mid Yorkshire region.

“Businesses have faced unprecedented challenges during the last 12 months, and we hope that through the Chamber they can access the vital support needed to recover and thrive in 2021.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for organisations in Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield to grow their businesses and get connected, supported and represented, both locally and nationally, as we work together to weather the storm of this pandemic.”

The subsidised scheme will offer organisations free Chamber membership for one year.

Applications must be made by the 12 March 2021, memberships are available on a first come, first served basis.

After the first 12 months, members wishing to extend their membership will pay the standard fee.

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