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The Chamber of Trade and Commerce was formed in 1974. We have over 100 members and are still recruiting more, both commercial and professional. We are a growing association that has the common aim of supporting one another and representing our combined interests in the community. We also provide the local community with information on shops, services and events in and around Garstang.

Garstang Chamber of Commerce

We receive no public funding and rely entirely on the subscriptions of our members in order to operate. All our officers give their time on a voluntary basis. The benefits of membership give individual businesses the opportunity to be represented within one group. Being non-political the Chamber can support any local issues, which may affect the business community.

The Chamber meets quarterly, normally on the first Monday of February, August and November and the second Monday of May to discuss matters of mutual interest. Meetings are held in the Royal Oak private room and start at 5.50pm for 6.00pm and finish at 7.00pm with tea and coffee refreshments. These 4 meetings during the year are a great place to chat and 'network' with other business owners.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

www.garstang.net
The Chambers own website, a one stop site for Garstang and District, learn what is going on in and around the town with a very useful directory of members services. Each member has an advertising page included in membership.

A strong voice
Collectively local Garstang businesses can make an impact on issues that affect the success of the area.
More influence
Together we can inform and influence economic development strategies that affect this area.
Increased trading and promotion
The Chamber brings together potential suppliers and customers to mutual benefit. We also have a marquee at Garstang Show; our local annual agricultural show, where members are able to show their wares and services to the thousands that attend.
Community spirit
The Chamber is involved in projects at the very heart of our local community.
Networking opportunities
Regular quarterly meetings with informative guest speakers provide updates on current issues and the opportunity to openly discuss concerns, opinions and successes with like-minded business people.
Early Warning System
A cascading ring-round system to inform businesses of problems within the area (runs in conjunction with the radio scheme. Please ask for more details.
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HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER?

Contact Jean Matthew (see below) for a members pack. Chamber membership costs £50 annually and this price includes a free business page on the town website, www.garstang.net.

WHO TO CONTACT AT GARSTANG CHAMBER OF TRADE & COMMERCE

Contact Position Address Telephone e-mail Address
Jean Matthew Secretary 29 Hawthorne Avenue, Garstang, PR3 1EP 01995 604453 secretary@garstang.net
Jill Cross President Iced, 4 Bridge Street, Garstang, PR3 1YB 01995 604901 info@icedgarstang.com
Damian Carr Committee Member Carrs Jewellers, High Street, Garstang, PR3 1FA 01995 602148 sales@carrsjewellers.co.uk
James Reilly Webmaster Easy Web Sites Ltd, High Street, Garstang 01995 604672 webmaster@garstang.net