Business Alliance Membership

Business Alliance Membership

Business Alliance 

Business Alliance is the senior tier of membership.

Together, our work focuses on creating real change and influencing the agenda to ensure the region remains a great place to trade, locate and grow a business.

The 2018 programme is more ambitious than ever before to create real change.  Our aim is to deliver the priorities of the Business Manifesto and actions required to ensure the future competitiveness of the Thames Valley.

Business Alliance members benefit from two places at all TVCC events, including the revamped Corporate Insight Dinners, Political Working Lunches and special interest groups.  In addition, stand alone events such as the International Technology Conference and the Business Awards will be available on a paid basis.

Strategic Partners are the regions leading members in each of the Business Manifesto six strategic priorities.  Working closely, these members will shape, influence and help to carry out these priorities, involving working on the agenda, speaker, guest list, communications and outcomes of key activities such as dinners and roundtables of the key Manifesto theme.

For more information on becoming a Business Alliance member, please contact our Business Alliance Manager, Ian Binns or Head of Commercial Development, Simon Caffrey or call us on 01753 870500


Windsor Debates

The Windsor Debates series, now in its 12th year, is our flagship programme for Business Alliance members. These events take place in the unique and exclusive environment of St George’s House, in the grounds of Windsor Castle. The Debates address global, modern agenda issues and are Business Alliance driven. High level networking and discussion are provided under the Chatham House rule, and the insights gained are of particular benefit to senior executives positioned to influence the strategies of major companies.

Benefit / Service
Dedicated Business Alliance Account Manager
Bespoke Engagement Programme
Legal Support
Chamber Legal Advice and Expenses
Marketing Opportunities
Business Voice editorial opportunities including articles and interview features
Member to Member Offers
Social Media opportunities
Online Directory entry
Subscription to Business Voice magazine
Subscription to Chamber e-newsletters
Meet Businesses
Chamber Networking Events
Two free places at all events
Two free places at all Corporate Insight Dinners
An invitation to the Windsor Debates
Two places at the Business Alliance Annual Dinner
Two places at Business Alliance Leadership Dinners
Marketing Data – Marketscan Members discount – 20%
Training & Development – E-Careers online training Members discount
Involvement in high level policy activity
Global Membership included


What our members say about Business Alliance

What Business Alliance members say about being part of the Thames Valley business community.

Jeanette Harris, HR Business Partner, Zurich, has discovered many benefits from the Chamber’s Business Alliance membership. “These include the opportunity to connect and network with other companies across the Thames Valley; access to events such as Bank of England briefings; business events with speakers on various topics – these have been particularly relevant as leadership development opportunities for a number of our senior talent.  In addition, we hosted the HR Forum in Swindon last autumn; it was there that I met Alison Heath who subsequently hosted our valuable visit to Cisco”.

Stephen Bates, MD, UK & Ireland, Canon UK: “Thames Valley is a very well organised, well run Chamber! A voice that represents industry is important as it enables us all to understand business better. Members act as a catalyst to share knowledge, experience and learn from each other. The right environment to meet different companies is often difficult but the Chamber provides this, particularly with Windsor Debates and other events”.

Stuart Dorn, Executive Director, Royal Windsor Racecourse: “The team structure and level of businesses involved sets the Chamber apart. It is a fantastic organisation and great at making introductions. This helps us with our objective to outreach into the business community.  I attended the last Windsor Debates about Artificial Intelligence – this was fascinating – particularly as this will be used in betting”.

Ian Hopkins, Managing Partner, B P Collins: I am totally committed to the business community and to what the Chamber delivers. I attended Windsor Debates last year which was fantastic. I met new people, it was good for networking and the content took me out of my comfort zone! It is something special to spend a day and night at Windsor Castle”.

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