Newtownards Chamber of Trade
Established many years ago by local traders, Newtownards Chamber of Trade plays a significant role within the local business community. We are a membership organisation which is made up of local businesses; this includes traders in retail, food, licensed premises as well as many types of business service organisations and service providers.
Who can join?
Pretty much any local business. If you are located within the Ards Peninsula area, we’d love to have you involved. Any business membership organisation is stronger with ‘strength in numbers’. We can have an influence and play an integral part in business life, especially in building connections with our local council. The more members we can state that we represent, the more businesses we can support, help and communicate with. Ultimately, with the aim to making Ards a better place to do business, all types of business.
What do we do?
We aim to support our local businesses by establishing a strong network of members.
We communicate local activities, training opportunities, funding updates, tourism events and business opportunities, on a regular basis.
We encourage our members to work together to help each other increase footfall, ultimately increasing sales!
We promote Newtownards and the surrounding area as a key place to do business, to visit, to shop in and to enjoy a lunch or evening out.
We host at least four networking events throughout the year.
We played a significant role in the Ards Business Awards 2014 and 2015 and we hope to see these continue in 2016 and beyond.