The Chamber aims to be the leading voice for businesses in the community of Shaftesbury and District, representing their interests to local people as well as local government and other relevant agencies.

We campaign and lobby for issues such as additional and cheaper car parking and also promote the economy of the town and surrounding area in partnership with other groups such as Shaftesbury Town Council and Shaftesbury & District Tourism Association.

We organise and support visitor events in the town throughout the year to encourage retail uptake such as the Shaftesbury Food Festival, Gold Hill Fair, Shaftesbury Carnival and Shaftesbury Christmas Lights, Christmas Late Night Shopping and Christmas Fair. We also provide funds to give free parking for certain events, plus contribute funds to essential services like maintaining the public toilets and the Bell Street coach parking.

The Chamber also promotes and in some cases provides services for its members to help their business to maximum profitability in partnership with organisations such as Business Link and Dorset Business.

By joining the Chamber you will immediately make your business more visible in the area via the website, promotion and networking with other members. The more people involved, the more we can do together to promote Shaftesbury. It’s a great place to visit and do business!

The cost for all this is less than 77p a week, very good value considering all the benefits the Chamber can offer you.Get involved and make your business grow. Joining is easy. Simply go to the joining page here online.