About Us

We’re here to unleash the potential of Greater Birmingham’s businesses

Whether it’s connections with our extensive network, inspiring events that spark new ideas, expert led services, regional insight, or opportunities to build and raise your profile, we’re here to give your business the tools to reach your full potential.  

We are unwavering champions and the leading voice for Greater Birmingham’s businesses. We’re in it for the long haul – we've been putting the us in business since 1813.  

At every stage of your business’ journey, we’re here for you. Our dedicated team specialise in empowering businesses to build their networks, access opportunities and learn from best practice locally, and trade internationally. We love local, and we go global.  

Join the GBCC today to become part of a vibrant community of forward thinking organisations, that are proud to be shaping the future of Greater Birmingham - together. 

Our Why & How

We’re in business, for business. As a private sector not-for-profit, our mission, vision & values are at the heart of what we do, why and how we do it. 

Our Mission

We are on a mission to Connect, Support & Grow local businesses.  

Our Vision & Purpose

We do it because we care about the people and places that we represent. We believe that thriving businesses are the core of a vibrant community. Our ultimate vision and purpose is to make Greater Birmingham the best place to work and do business. 

Our Values

Our values reflect who we are and what we stand for; shaping our work ethic, defining our organisational culture and guiding our interactions with everyone we engage with. 

We Care

We support each other, our members and customers with enthusiasm. We create an inclusive and respectful environment that empowers diverse backgrounds and personalities to thrive.

We Are Curious

We are problem solvers, continually learning and adapting. We take an interest in the work of our members, colleagues and partners and the wider world around us, we seek out opportunities to collaborate and improve.

We Make A Difference

We are dynamic, focused on delivering results and making a positive impact for our members, colleagues, customers and partners. We connect business communities and drive collective success.

We Are A Partner

We are committed to forging equal relationships based on integrity, professionalism and honesty. Our long heritage and the expertise of our team make us a trusted partner for businesses, charities and public sector alike.

 

Our Board of Directors

GREG LOWSON

GREG LOWSON

Chair

DR NASIR AWAN MBE DL

DR NASIR AWAN MBE DL

GBCC President, Awan Marketing Plc

MIKE OWENS

MIKE OWENS

GBCC Vice President, Schumacher Packaging

HENRIETTA BREALEY

HENRIETTA BREALEY

Chief Executive, GBCC

HELEN BATES

HELEN BATES

Chief Financial Officer, GBCC

KATRINA COOKE

KATRINA COOKE

Chief Commercial Officer, GBCC

AMARDEEP GILL

AMARDEEP GILL

Partner, Trowers & Hamlins

CHARLIE BLAKEMORE

CHARLIE BLAKEMORE

CEO, Intercity Technology Ltd

DR KARL GEORGE MBE

DR KARL GEORGE MBE

Director, RSM UK

RUTH PIPKIN

RUTH PIPKIN

Managing Director, Rewired PR

SUZY VERMA

SUZY VERMA

Director Sustainability Partnerships, CMB, HSBC

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Our Network

We understand that every business is unique, which is why we’ve tailored our services to cater to the specific needs of businesses. Whether you’re a small start-up or an established enterprise, our offerings span six regions and four themed divisions, ensuring there’s something for everyone.

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Patrons and Partners

Patronage membership offers prestigious opportunities to connect with some of the most influential figures in Greater Birmingham. Access exclusive benefits that enhances your brand's presence and open the door to remarkable opportunities.

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Council and Committees

Representatives across the business-world dedicated to the Chamber’s vision and purpose.

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Work for the Chamber

Join a talented pool of individuals striving to support a thriving business community.