Policy & Representation

A powerful voice for your business


As the Independent Voice of Local Business, Hampshire Chamber of Commerce expresses the views of its members through the Chief Executive’s Office by representing them on local, regional and national issues that could affect their business.

We are working for you formally and informally throughout all our activities by listening to all sizes and types of business, understanding your concerns and aspirations and then pushing them forward on to the agendas of local, regional and national decision makers to effect positive change. This work is enhanced by the Chamber's high profile, influence and its partnership working with those who can make positive changes.

Our members’ views are central to the Chamber's thinking on the many local, regional and national planning and government policy initiatives.  We are asked for formal comment on these as a business representative organisation.  The expertise and wide knowledge of specialist topics provided by the volunteer Chamber members on our Business Strategy Groups are of great help in formulating the Chamber’s “Business Voice” which is published monthly in our magazine.

If you are a Hampshire Chamber member and have an interest in being more involved in our policy and lobbying work, then we want to hear from you. Our Business Strategy Groups hold meetings at venues across Hampshire. 

Hampshire Chamber of Commerce - Fareham Local Policy Plan

Hampshire Chamber of Commerce - Nitrates Policy Paper

Hampshire Chamber of Commerce - Fawley Waterside Rail Policy

Hampshire Chamber of Commerce - Southampton Airport Runway Extension

Hampshire Chamber of Commerce - Eastleigh Local Plan

For Business Strategy Group details and Chamber contacts, please click on the links on the right and for how to join them, please contact in the first instance:

Lisa Hall, PA to the Chief Executive

Tel: 01329 242420

Email:  lisa.hall@hampshirechamber.co.uk

Business Strategy Group Structure

Hampshire Chamber of Commerce operates a Business Strategy Group structure that spans the whole of the County: 

  • North Hampshire Area has Business Strategy Groups covering Andover, Basingstoke, Rushmoor & Hart, and Winchester, with several other groups in which Chamber and Chamber members serve.

  • Portsmouth and District area has one Business Strategy Group with several other groups in which Chamber and Chamber members serve.

  • Southampton Area has the Southampton Business Strategy Group and two Chamber standing sector specialist groups, with several other groups in which Chamber and Chamber members serve. The sector specialist groups are the Planning & Transport Strategic Group and Professional Services Forum.

Business Strategy Group Membership

If you have an interest in being more involved in our lobbying and policy work then we would like to hear from you. For more details, please contact:

Lisa Hall