Welcome to Your local Chamber of Commerce
Membership of the North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce (NWLCC) is open to any business, irrespective of size. Our 1,600 members provide well over half the private sector jobs in the area.
We’ve played a key role in the region’s business community for over 100 years helping our members start, grow and succeed. Being part of the NWLCC is popular because it gives our members access to a range of practical services, networking and event opportunities, employee development programmes and national business support initiatives. Our policy team also works hard to make our members’ voices heard at local, regional and national government level.
NWLCC is one of 53 accredited UK Chambers of Commerce, which represents thousands of businesses of all sizes and sectors, employing over 5,000,000 employees. There are accredited Chambers in every nation and region of the UK, and in key markets around the world. Together with our fast-growing global network, Chambers provide practical advice and support to British companies trading around the world.
Chambers are also working to bridge the gap between the world of education and the world of work, helping businesses find the talent they need, and boosting the career prospects of young people.
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) accreditation system is designed to evaluate and improve the performance of local Chambers of Commerce. The system entitles those Chambers of Commerce that meet the standard to become a member of the BCC accredited network of Chambers of Commerce across the United Kingdom.
Accredited Chambers are required to display a ’BCC Accredited’ mark, providing assurance to business users that they have met an important and continuously updated quality standard.
Accreditation defines the quality standard for the operations of the Chambers of Commerce who form the BCC network. Accreditation helps to identify and promote good practice. The standard differentiates accredited Chambers of Commerce who provide all the products and support services required by their business members to be successful, from non-accredited chambers and other local business organisations, who do not offer the same level of business growth support. The BCC accreditation system has also been used to help develop Chamber accreditation in other countries.