Awards & Accreditations

Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce is committed to supporting businesses and helping them to grow and flourish.

We are proud to have our achievements recognised by a number of national awards and accreditations from professional bodies and organisations.

Please read about our accolades.


Excellence in Membership Services

Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce (incorporating Milton Keynes Chamber of Commerce) is the proud winner of the British Chambers of Commerce (BBC) national Chamber Award for Excellence in Membership Services 2016.

Northamptonshire is the only Chamber to have ever won the award three years in a row.

“We are thrilled to have won the national award for “Excellence in Membership Services” for the third year running. I am grateful to our entire team, the Board for their support and guidance, local partners and stakeholders and our members and businesses for their ongoing assistance.”

Paul Griffiths, Chief Executive, Northamptonshire Chamber


Chamber of the Year
Excellence in Membership Services

Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce (incorporating Milton Keynes Chamber of Commerce) is the proud winner of two British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) national Chamber Awards for Excellence in Membership Services and Chamber of the Year 2015.

Northamptonshire Chamber is also the first chamber in the history of the awards to win the “Excellence in Membership Services” title two years running.

“Winning these awards at national level is a testament to the hard work and contribution of each and every member of the team. It also reflects the high quality service we provide as well as the important and diverse role we provide in the local, regional and national business community.”

Paul Griffiths, Chief Executive, Northamptonshire Chamber


Excellence in Membership Services
Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce is the proud winner of the (BCC) national Chamber Award for Excellence in Membership Services 2014.

“This is excellent news for us and to get recognition at a national level makes all the hard work of building a Chamber - which truly supports its members - seem so worthwhile.”

Paul Griffiths, Chief Executive, Northamptonshire Chamber


Investors in People

Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce is accredited to the Investors in People Silver standard.

Our latest reaccreditation saw a number of strengths being highlighted. They included:

  • Strong & effective business planning
  • Effective learning and development planning and deployment
  • Effective management that meets the day to day needs of its people
  • Achievement of buy-in to change that has improved the public image of the chamber.

“We not only met the Investors in People Standard, but in applying good people practice in line with business priorities, we have been awarded Investors in People Silver Award.

“We are delighted to achieve the status. This award promotes continual review and assessment and as a team we will continue to look at ways we can improve our performance.”

Tracey Branson, Head of Operations at Northamptonshire Chamber

British Chambers of Commerce Accreditation
Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce is one of only 52 Chambers in the UK to be accredited by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) was established 150 years ago in 1860 and is the national body for a powerful and influential Network of Accredited Chambers of Commerce across the UK - a network that directly serves not only its member businesses but the wider business community.

Accredited Chambers of Commerce exist to make a difference to your business, through ensuring your views are heard within Government, opening new business opportunities in local, national and international markets, or providing critical business advice, services and skills development. High on the BCC’s agenda is helping British business thrive, so the BCC works with Government to shape policy affecting businesses. It also focuses on key areas of activity including International Trade, Skills Development and Business Services.


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