The Chamber of Commerce Gala Dinner with the esteemed Mary Portas OBE as the keynote speaker, is offering additional support and opportunities for SMEs. 

Understanding the critical role SMEs play in our economy and community, the Chamber has introduced free tickets, reduced price options and innovative sponsorship opportunities tailored specifically for small businesses. This initiative emphasises the commitment to fostering an inclusive business environment that supports growth and innovation at all levels. 

Alice Gill Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce said “We are here to support business of all sizes. That’s why we’ve put together a range of special packages to help our smaller businesses. We have reduced price tickets, free tickets and special sponsorship options for our small companies with big ambitions.” 

 Free Tickets

Want to be in the room but don’t have the budget? The Chamber have one full table of ten complimentary tickets reserved to support entrepreneurs, start-ups or an SME business attending the event.  To be considered for 1, 2 or the full 10 tickets email into with your reason as to why you should be in the room. 

Reduced Price
In an effort to ensure businesses of all sizes can access the event, courtesy of generous sponsorship from Sure, we are offering tables of ten at a discounted rate. This initiative is designed to help those at the smaller end of our SME community who need it most, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Shine Bright Sponsorship
Recognising that sponsoring corporate events isn’t within everyone’s budgets
exposure to the business community at our gala dinner could be invaluable to growing your business! Thats why we have put together a special sponsorship package for our SME’s.

This will give high-level brand exposure to small companies with big ambitions.

For £1000 you benefit from:

  • 2 tickets at a networking tables
  • Logo on event registration page and website
  • Logo in printed table menu
  • Social media shout outs to promote sponsorship
  • ‘Sponsored by’ on slides deck
  • 1 ‘Meet the member’ style e-newsletter article to enewsletter with over 3000 subscribers

For more information take a look here​ or email

Mary Portas, renowned for her advocacy for integrating the well-being of people and the planet into business, aligns perfectly with Chambers mission. As the keynote speaker, her insights are poised to inspire and drive forward-thinking among attendees, championing a more sustainable and socially conscious approach to business. 

For more information on the event visit the People, Planet and Portas event website.