Mid & East Lothian Chamber of Commerce offers support, advice and networking opportunities and a unique range of value added membership benefits to businesses accross the Lothians. No matter your size, the type of business you are or weather you trade locally, nationally and internationally, we can help you to meet your goal.
Here is HOW we can help
Networking & Trading Opportunity
MELCC prides itself on the quality and variety of its networking events designed to give maximum exposure to local companies at decision-maker level. We host a varied calendar of free and subsidised events throughout the year including networking lunches, chamber gatherings, site visits, workshops and business exhibitions.
We offer exclusive Member to Member discounts on our website with a range of discounts with local and national suppliers. We also have a dedicated Members News page on our quarterly Business Connect Magazine, and weekly e-newsletter which can be used by members to promote their products and services to local businesses and agencies.
Business Mentoring Support
Free specialist one-to-one and group mentoring support for businesses with growth potential. The Business Mentoring Scotland programme will help you take a new look at your business, and provide you with valuable input to make more informed better decisions.
We are always looking for ways to deliver greater value to members. By harnessing the collective influence of Chamber members, we are able to deliver savings on some of the core business expense areas such as energy and fuel.
Marketing is knowing your customer's needs and giving them a reason to buy. How do you do that on a tight budget? Membership provides you with tools, advice lines and access to marketing experts to help - whatever your budget.
If you're an employer, HR support and advice can prove critical in ensuring your employees are treated fairly, managed effectively and productively contributing to your bottom line.
The Chamber legal advice line service provides free confidential advice on a comprehensive range of legal matters, including: employment, health and social care, data protection, construction and engineering, dispute resolution, property contractual, energy renewable, families in business, insolvency and corporate recovery and other related matters.
We will support you through implementation, inspection and maintenance of your Environmental Management System (EMS). An EMS within your organisation may be one of the most beneficial actions you can undertake. Compliance with legislation, reducing your utility costs and managing your environmental risks are far easier when you have an accredited EMS. We can support you through Green Ticks (Bs 8555) or ISO 14001 accreditation.
Student /Graduate Placements and Recruitment
We link Scotland’s most progressive businesses with ambitious, focused and highly skilled students and graduates across the country. We offer support services which help businesses build and grow by getting the right people on board.
Representation and Lobbying
As the responsible voice of business, MELCC seek to influence policy at local and national level to create the best possible conditions for business.
Developing Young Workforce
Grow future talent tailored for your business while giving young people a start that could change their lives and Scotland's future.
Access to Discounted Training / Workshops
The best leaders know that employee education boosts workforce productivity, improves employee retention and drives profitability. Membership offers access to webinars and workshops to sharpen skills and deepen knowledge.