SMEs to benefit from vital business services and advice

Tens of thousands of UK businesses can now benefit from unlimited and vital business services and advice as part of their Chambers membership.

Tens of thousands of UK Chamber members now have the opportunity to benefit from unlimited access a range of essential business support services thanks to an exclusive new partnership between British Chambers of Commerce and Qdos Consulting, of The Qdos Group.

These business services offer all members of participating Chambers protection and peace of mind in times of constant legislation change and disruption.

Member businesses are now able to access five advice lines (covering HR, legal, health & safety, and tax), not to mention a document library containing 750 free and downloadable business help template documents.

The partnership also allows thousands of businesses to benefit from up to £1,000,000 of insurance cover to protect themselves against a range of threats, including employment disputes. Like the rest of the services and advice provided, this insurance cover is included with membership to participating Chambers that are members of the BCC.

Ashley Horton, Qdos Consulting CEO, highlights how vital the partnership could be for tens of thousands of UK businesses.

‘Staying compliant in the constantly evolving HR and employment landscape is difficult, particularly for businesses without the in-house resource. Recent changes in employment law, including the scrapping of employment tribunal fees, means it’s absolutely essential that businesses have the appropriate measures in place from a HR, H&S and insurance perspective. Nothing should be left to chance.

‘Chamber members across the UK are able to benefit from these vital resources, that will give business owners protection and peace of mind, allowing them to focus on what they do best; growing their business.

‘Qdos Consulting worked closely with British Chambers of Commerce and the UK Chamber network to develop an easily accessible resource for members that is available whenever they need it and is included in their membership fee. That goes for whether a business is a sole trader, a limited company, small, medium or large business.’

David Riches, BCC’s executive director, commercial trade and marketing, also comments, ‘Running a business compliantly, not to mention growing it and protecting it at the same time is increasingly difficult. We’re delighted to be able to provide all our members with such an extensive range of essential business services through our partnership with Qdos Consulting.’