“The Ayrshire Chamber has provided us, as a member, invaluable business support during this difficult time. I have found the HR service particularly helpful. There is so much information available online that is all free of charge and readily available to all members. I have also spoken to the helpline where I got very professional advice again free of charge. The Ayrshire Chamber provides a business support service that I would really recommend that all businesses take advantage of, and I think it is particularly evident at the moment during the difficult time of the pandemic, just how much support the Ayrshire Chamber offers to provide. It is good also to support local businesses, and the Ayrshire Chamber has been able to provide details of local businesses that we can use to provide us with the equipment to make our offices safe for our eventual return to work. It is good to work together, support each other and keep the business local.”
Louise Murphy - Murphy-Scoular Financial Services
“We have been proud supporters of the Ayrshire Chamber for a number of years now. There's no denying that they aspire to unite the vast majority of its business network through unique events and it works tremendously well. Ayrshire is home to numerous thriving businesses on many different levels of success. Through a united front, we can all work together to promote the local area and keep Ayrshire on the map as one of the most enterprising areas in Scotland.”
Alan McLeish, QTS Group
“Being a member of the Ayrshire Chamber provides our business with great networking opportunities enabling us to integrate with all types of businesses within the Ayrshire community. Our staff have also attended various training sessions which have been provided by the Chamber, all of which have been very informative and cost effective. We also utilise the Westfield Health Care and AXA Packages which as a member of the chamber have been made available to us.”
Alasdair Meldrum, Albion Environmental Ltd
“Being seen as an Ayrshire Chamber member is something that I feel is important for my business. Being a member reaffirms to potential clients that we are a real part of the local business community”
Willie Kennedy, William Kennedy Plumbers
“Having the opportunity to network within the local business community is a huge benefit for me and for the business. Some members of the chamber may be direct competitors but in truth, what is good for one company is also good for another, so the ability to discuss issues that affect business in general is valuable and the chamber is an excellent channel to do this through.
The team at the Ayrshire Chamber are always very approachable, helpful and open to listening to our ideas, which is a big benefit for us.”
Graeme Frew, Annandale Design
“Ayrshire Chamber are very pro-active in offering their services and welcoming you into their ‘hub’. Promoting and facilitating business between members and others, thus representing the best interests of the community by encouraging commercial growth and local prosperity. Being an award-winning organisation with more than 800 members they lead by example and are committed to developing Ayrshire's young workforce to ensure Ayrshire's business future remains strong and vibrant. There are many aspects personally and for which our business find beneficial about the chamber. From the networking and business events, assistance with contacts and keeping us up to date on what is going on in the area. We find their HR services extremely helpful and their communication is second to none.”
“When I meet someone who isn’t a member because “it’s not worth it” I find myself reeling off some of the benefits I have accessed.
I have received support in the Mentoring programme which has been priceless, and the huge range of business boosts and training through the chamber I have attended have been very worthwhile.
As well as the knowledge I’ve gained from the business boosts, I have many connections and have recently been able to use their expertise independently.”
Diane Dawson, John Dawson Butchers Ltd
“On joining "Thank you so much for being a wonderful Chamber! You have an inspiring team and I really look forward to being part of this wonderful organisation."”
Evelyn Walker, Walker Gordon Associates Ltd
“"To be recognised as successful is a great honour, particularly amongst so many high performing Ayrshire Businesses.
We would encourage anyone thinking of applying to go for it and enjoy the experience. "
Robert & Vivien Kyle, RAD Hotel Group
“We have greatly benefited from participation in Awards Categories and in particular the process in applying for Business Excellence 2019. The system encouraged us to take a very close view of our business processes and behaviours with a view to improvement in all areas.”
May Phillips - RAD Group