What’s happening at the Chamber....

The Inaugural St Albans Business Barometer

Posted: 28th March 2014, 10:44am

The Inaugural St Albans Business Barometer was launched at our AGM 2014 - Grant Thornton UK reviewed the top 100 businesses based within the city of St Albans. Read More

Chamber Treasurer Mark Fordham now heading up St Albans Against Business Crime (SABAC)

Posted: 2nd January 2014, 3:56pm

St Albans Business Against Crime (SABAC) is a business crime initiative for the retailers in St Albans that identifies and bans prolific offenders from retail premises with the aim of reducing retail theft. St Albans Business Again Crime now successfully covers the majority of the district and is working with the police and local authorities to extend the already successful CCTV coverage. Read More

Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove speaks at Chamber Lunch

Posted: 28th June 2013, 12:36pm

The Secretary of State for Education the Right Hon. Michael Gove MP attended a Chamber Networking lunch at Sopwell House Hotel on 11th October. He spoke briefly before taking questions from the floor. Read More

Terry Waite CBE speaks at the St George's Day Lunch 2013

Posted: 25th April 2013, 1:16pm

Sponsored by Clydesdale Bank Photo Gallery https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.198846033573011.1073741830.146866645437617&type=1 Read More

St George's Day Lunch 2013 - Auction Brochure

Posted: 18th April 2013, 9:15am

Browse the amazing items we have available this year due to the generosity of local contacts and businesses. We are suppporting Emmaus UK this year. Read More

Chamber Annual General Meeting 2013 - President's report

Posted: 11th March 2013, 10:34am

Peter Goodman, President gives his annual report to the Chamber members Read More

Magna Carta 800th Anniversary

Posted: 21st January 2013, 3:29pm

ST ALbans - The Journey starts here! Read More

Business briefing on economic development measures

Posted: 5th December 2012, 3:23pm

Business leaders in St Albans district heard today (5 December) about plans to support the local economy. Read More

The Chamber Directory 2013 - Do you want to be in it?

Posted: 30th October 2012, 3:59pm

Click for full details Read More

The Chamber Ball 2012

Posted: 23rd October 2012, 8:41am

Saturday 24th November 2012 - Kindly sponsored by Santander Corporate Banking Read More

Community Business Awards 2012 - The Winners!

Posted: 1st August 2012, 9:36am

We are delighted to announce the finalists for 2012 as follows: Read More

VOTE NOW Community Business Awards 2012

Posted: 6th June 2012, 8:29am

In recognition of the contribution of business to the community of the St Albans District Any business or individual in the St Albans District is eligible for nomination and the award in each category will be judged by the St Albans District Chamber of Commerce. The Community Business Awards are recognition of the contribution of business to the community of the St Albans District. You can nominate yourself, your business, or any other individual or business for one or more of the awards. (Event sponsors are excluded from entry.) Read More

How will you be celebrating The Diamond Jubilee Weekend?

Posted: 10th May 2012, 11:49am

We are delighted to announce two fantastic days to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend with the Chamber! Read More

St George's Day Charity Auction 2012

Posted: 17th April 2012, 8:32am

Click on the link to preview the fantastic items up for auction this year. Read More

New Chamber President - Mr Peter Goodman

Posted: 9th March 2012, 1:15pm

After 3 years of dedicated service Graham Lane handed over the Presidency to Mr Peter Goodman at our Annual General Meeting. Read More

St Albans City Centre for the 21st Century

Posted: 20th January 2012, 9:41am

Business Breakfast with the Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment Read More

University of Hertfordshire Vice Chancellor speaks to the Chamber

Posted: 19th October 2011, 11:57am

Professor Quintin McKellar was the guest speaker at the Chamber Business Breakfast this week - held at The Quality Hotel, St Albans. Read More

Chamber Community Business Awards Winners 2011

Posted: 21st September 2011, 10:28am

In recognition of the contribution of business to the community of the St Albans District Read More

Top Tips on Angels Funding

Posted: 15th September 2011, 4:01pm

Top Tips on Angels Funding - Where Entrepreneurs Meet Investors! Read More

Next Herts Business Alliance Breakfast - Thursday 15th September 7.30am

Posted: 14th July 2011, 5:26pm

Join forces with us, the Watford Chamber and Watford Football Club for our next joint networking event Read More

Bring your business to the slopes this July!

Posted: 4th July 2011, 2:19pm

Join the Chamber for a networking evening at The Snow Centre, Hememl Hempstead. Full buffet and networking opprtunity with an option to tajke advantage of a Snowboard/Ski lesson with a professional instructor. Wenesday 13th July 2011 6pm Read More

Nominations for the Community Business Awards 2011

Posted: 10th June 2011, 1:54pm

Nominations for the Community Business Awards 2011 Read More

Phil Tufnell raises the roof at annual St George's Day Lunch

Posted: 3rd May 2011, 8:55am

Phil Tufnell entertains Chamber members to celebrate St George Read More

Head of Planning and Building Control at SADC Speaks at Forthcoming Chamber Breakfast

Posted: 5th April 2011, 11:52am

This event is kindly sponsored by Collinson Hall Commercial Read More

Budget Summary 23rd March 2011 from PwC

Posted: 23rd March 2011, 2:33pm

PwC's analysis and views about how the measures could affect you! Read More

Challenge 66 - World Record Marathon Attempt Comes to St Albans Tuesday 29th March

Posted: 23rd March 2011, 10:24am

66 Marathons in 66 days in aid of The Soldiers Charity!! Come and meet Andy at Nuffield Health St Albans the night before his St Albans run and hear his inspiring story behind this challenge. 6.30pm Highfield Park Drive, St Albans, Herts. Read More

Business Breakfast at Nuffield Health, St Albans

Posted: 15th March 2011, 11:24am

Business Breakfast at Nuffield Health, St Albans on Wednesday 6th April at 7.30am. Free one week membership for the club with every booking! Read More

Chamber AGM

Posted: 25th February 2011, 10:13am

The Chamber Annual General Meeting takes place on Thurs 3rd March at 6.15pm. The Evening continues with a buffet supper and Comedy Read More

Networking Lunch this Friday at Award Winning Restaurant Lussmanns

Posted: 15th February 2011, 9:30am

Networking Lunch this Friday at Award Winning Restaurant Lussmanns Read More

Hornets Join with Chambers to Launch "Herts Business Alliance"

Posted: 12th January 2011, 1:38pm

Over 1,000 companies are set to join networking forces with the launch of the Hertfordshire Business Alliance. Read More

January 18th Chamber Business Breakfast - The Economy

Posted: 17th December 2010, 1:27pm

January 18th Chamber Business Breakfast - The Economy Read More

Chamber Evensong at St Albans Cathedral

Posted: 7th December 2010, 11:09am

Chamber Evensong at St Albans Cathedral 16th December 5.30pm Read More

St Albans Dictrict Council CEO Speaking at December 1st Chamber breakfast

Posted: 16th November 2010, 12:26pm

St Albans Dictrict Council CEO Speaking at December 1st Chamber breakfast. Daniel Goodwin, Chief Executive of St Albans District Council returns to speak to the Chamber on Wednesday 1st December at Kashu. COme and listen to what Daniel has to say about the spending review and other matters that may affect your business. Read More

St Albans Business is talented!

Posted: 1st November 2010, 11:42am

St Albans Business is talented! Read More

SKY SPORTS PRESENTER PUTS THE HERTS 10K IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE

Posted: 13th October 2010, 12:40pm

SKY SPORTS PRESENTER PUTS THE HERTS 10K IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE Read More

Winners of the Community Business Awards 2010!

Posted: 5th October 2010, 11:21am

Old Albanians Sport Club on Harpenden Road was the setting for the third year of The St Albans District Chamber of Commerce Community Business Awards. The awards recognised the outstanding contribution of businesses and individuals to the community of St Albans. Guests enjoyed a delicious three course dinner and disco provided by Moonlite Entertainment. Read More

Announcing the Chamber Community Business Awards Finalists 2010

Posted: 3rd September 2010, 2:12pm

The deadline has passed for entries into the Chamber Community Business Awards 2010 are we are very pleased to announce the finalists in each category as follows: The Green Business Award, sponsored by St Albans District Council – Christopher Place Shopping Centre, Lussmans Restaurant & The Maltings The Corporate Social Responsibility Award, sponsored by Clydesdale Bank – Premier Foods, Harpenden Building Society & Deloitte The Best Restaurant Award, sponsored by Hertfordshire Life Magazine – Bangkok Lounge, Lussmans & Freddie’s The Young Person of the Year, sponsored by Oaklands College – Daniel Beardsmore, Stef Suter & Robert Welch New Business Award, sponsored by Debenhams Ottaway Solicitors – Firetext, Small Car Big City & Training U The Presidents’ Award, sponsored by The Chamber of Commerce – Lawrence Levy, The late Roger Aylett & Richard Driscoll Read More

St Albans based company, My Mustard, is one of the first companies in the UK to become a Google Adwords Certified Company.

Posted: 25th August 2010, 12:20pm

St Albans based company, My Mustard, is one of the first companies in the UK to become a Google Adwords Certified Company. Read More

August 2010 Competition - Enter now!!

Posted: 6th August 2010, 9:35am

August 2010 Competition - Enter now!! Read More

Still time to Nominate in this years Community Business Awards

Posted: 28th July 2010, 1:08pm

http://www.stalbans-chamber.co.uk/community-business-awards-2010/ Read More

Rail Freight news – Secretary of State rejects Helioslough appeal

Posted: 16th July 2010, 12:22pm

Update from our MP Anne Main Read More

Chamber Community Business Awards 2010

Posted: 6th July 2010, 8:40am

Download the nomination form now! Read More

Budget Summary & June Tax Tables

Posted: 23rd June 2010, 10:38am

Budget Summary and June Budget Tax Tables 2010/11 - Rayner Essex St Albans Read More

World Cup Fever - An Employers Guide from Sherrards Solicitors

Posted: 7th June 2010, 12:54pm

World Cup Fever - An Employers Guide from Sherrards Solicitors Read More

St Albans Festival 2010

Posted: 5th May 2010, 11:45am

St Albans Festival 2010 Read More

Chamber Raises £13.6k for the Princes Trust Hertfordshire

Posted: 29th April 2010, 10:11am

Chamber Raises £13.6k for The Princes Trust Hertfordshire Read More

St George's Day Lunch Auction 2010 - supporting The Prince's Trust

Posted: 12th April 2010, 11:52am

The business event of the year! Read More

Questions & Responses from our Live Debate

Posted: 31st March 2010, 1:48pm

A selection of questions and responses from our Question Time Live Debate with the Local Party Candidates Read More

Budget Briefing from Deloitte

Posted: 25th March 2010, 2:06pm

Budget Briefing from Deloitte Read More

Can you offer your skills to a local charity?

Posted: 22nd March 2010, 2:33pm

Are you interested in supporting your local charity AND enhancing your CV by becoming a charity trustee? Read More

Mokoko St Albans has a visit from Channel 5's The Business Inspector

Posted: 22nd March 2010, 11:11am

Dear Members, Please tune in to Channel 5 this Wednesday at 8pm to see Chamber Member Jass Patel from Mokoko featured on Channel 5’s The Business Inspector - A brand new troubleshooting series that aims to transform struggling small businesses. Each week, straight-talking, self-made millionaire Hilary Devey will tackle two ailing companies. Can the Business Inspector help keep the dreams of Britain’s entrepreneurs alive? Jass says “Off the back of the show I have actually learnt some real business lessons, so for me it was very worth while no matter how the show scrutinised us. I have to say it was a turning point for me in how I run my business” Here is the link: http://www.five.tv/programmes/documentaries/the-business-inspector/68769 Read More

Chamber raises funds for The Abbeyfield Society at Ken Clarke MP Luncheon

Posted: 10th March 2010, 2:25pm

Chamber raises funds for The Abbeyfield Society at Ken Clarke MP Luncheon Read More

Chamber Question Time Live Debate

Posted: 16th February 2010, 12:15pm

Following the Chamber AGM, our version of the popular weekly political debate will be held at The Old Town hall on Thursday 25th March. Book your place online and submit questions for some of our local party candidates! go to www.stalbans-chamber/events for more information Read More

Latest News The Alpha Cinema St Albans

Posted: 1st February 2010, 10:39am

Please follow this link for the latest news from James Hannaway regarding the Odeon Cinema St Albans (Alpha Cinema) and ways in which you can help! http://www.allaboutstalbans.com/a-new-cinema-for-st-albans/2 Read More

Oaklands College KICKSTART PROGRAMME 2010

Posted: 26th January 2010, 1:44pm

Oaklands College is working in partnership with St Albans Local Strategic Partnership (LSP) and St Albans Centre for Voluntary Service (CVS), to launch a job seekers programme called ‘ Kickstart’ for 18-24 year olds who are unemployed. To find out more call 01727 737779 or email: bernadette.martindill@oaklands.ac.uk Read More

Interest Free Loans from the Carbon Trust

Posted: 13th January 2010, 11:21am

0% business loans fight high energy bills – and climate change Interest free loans of up to £500,000 are available from the Carbon Trust to help businesses replace old equipment with new, energy efficient upgrades. No security is required – and the loans scheme is designed so that anticipated energy savings cover monthly repayments. Read More

Only a few places left - Book now for our January Breakfast

Posted: 4th January 2010, 11:38am

Wishing you all a very prosperous and profitable 2010. Please note our first event this year is on Tuesday 26th January, breakfast at The Wicked Lady 7.30am to 9.30am. for more details go to www.stalbans-chamber.co.uk/events Read More

Christmas Greetings from The Chamber

Posted: 9th December 2009, 1:13pm

Christmas Greetings from The Chamber Read More

Lisa run's 10K for NACC

Posted: 8th December 2009, 3:56pm

Lisa run's 10K for NACC Read More

Richard Driscoll CEO NACC Wins Hertfordshire Business Person of the Year Award for 2009!

Posted: 1st December 2009, 3:09pm

Richard Driscoll CEO NACC Wins Hertfordshire Business Person of the Year Award for 2009! Read More

Local Strategic Partnership - Targeting Change Funding Deadline

Posted: 19th November 2009, 2:25pm

Targeting Change Fund – deadline for initial applications Wednesday 23rd December 2009 Read More

St Albans District Council CEO Daniel Goodwin will speak to the Chamber

Posted: 16th November 2009, 10:01am

Daniel Goodwin speaks to the Chamber of Commerce at the forthcoming breakfast meeting on December 1st at The Noke Hotel Read More

Managing stress in your workplace?

Posted: 28th October 2009, 2:07pm

The link between stress and poor health is something we can no longer ignore. Would you like to pick up some tips on how to build your resilience to stress, improve your performance and levels of sickness & absence. Read More

TaxAssist Accountants wins 3rd place in the National bfa/HSBC Franchisee of the Year Awards

Posted: 14th October 2009, 12:27pm

TaxAssist Accountants wins 3rd place in the National bfa/HSBC Franchisee of the Year Awards. Read More

Community Business Awards 2009 - Press release

Posted: 25th September 2009, 10:20am

Announcing the winners of the St Albans District Chamber of Commerce Community Business Awards 2009. Read More

Finalists Announced - Chamber Community Business Awards 2009

Posted: 1st September 2009, 8:48am

We are delighted to announce the finalists for our Community Business Awards 2009 in the following categories: CSR Award, Green Award, New Business Award, Young Person Award, Best Restaurant and The Presidents Award..... Read More

Would you like to attend the Chamber Ball 2009?

Posted: 3rd August 2009, 10:28am

Sponsorship opportunities are available please contact Lisa to discuss further 01727 863054 Read More

Chamber Community Business Awards - vote note!

Posted: 9th July 2009, 10:44am

Chamber Community Business Awards 2009 - vote note! more information Read More

St Albans Food & Drink Festival Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony

Posted: 22nd June 2009, 9:02am

Presented by Aldo Zilli on Friday, 3rd July at Sopwell House Hotel. 6.45pm till late. Read More

AECOM host Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Meeting

Posted: 16th June 2009, 9:03am

More than 80 business leaders attended a St Albans Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting on Friday, 22nd May at the new offices of engineering consultant AECOM. Read More

Civic Review Discussion Paper

Posted: 9th June 2009, 11:24am

Civic Review Discussion Paper is now available to download. Read More

Chamber Directors Support Butterfly World

Posted: 18th May 2009, 11:11am

Phase I of Butterfly World opens to the public on Friday June 5th. Amongst the many attractions will be 12 'Future Gardens' designed by top British designers. The Site is reached from Noke Lane. Read More

Three Cheers for Butterfly World

Posted: 18th May 2009, 11:10am

Three Cheers for Butterfly World, supported by Chamber Directors. Read More

New Chamber President

Posted: 6th May 2009, 8:50am

The Presidential chains were handed over to Graham Lane of Cheeky Munkey Ltd at the St George's Day celebrations on Friday, 24th April 2009. Read More

There are plans to change St Peter's Street...

Posted: 20th April 2009, 11:54am

As part of its City Vision consultation project, the Council is looking at FOUR OPTIONS for a new-look St Peter's Street Read More

City Vision Exhibition Dates at the Town Hall

Posted: 24th March 2009, 11:04am

City Vision Exhibition Issues and options for a revitalised City Centre will be revealed in a major consultation public exhibition. Read More

Government in denial on economy says Anne Main MP

Posted: 19th March 2009, 1:25pm

A copy of today's press release showing how Anne Main MP was able to use some of the feedback from the St Albans business summit in a debate with Treasury Minister Yvette Cooper and other MPs yesterday. Read More

City Vision Exhibition at the Town Hall

Posted: 17th March 2009, 1:23pm

The next City Vision consultation stage will commence on 23rd March 2009 with a 2 week exhibition of the proposed Vision Framework in the foyer of the old Town Hall. Further information to follow. Read More

Anne Main MP - survey

Posted: 23rd February 2009, 12:33pm

If you would also like to complete the survey and return it to Anne, either by email or post, your comments will be included. Read More

Services available within the Chamber

Posted: 18th February 2009, 3:03pm

Are you aware of the discounted services available to you as a benefit of Chamber membership? Before using any service click here to view the fantastic offers available. Always use the Chamber first! Read More

'Real Help Now' for businesses

Posted: 29th January 2009, 10:42am

Please see attached a summary of the financial help from central government. Read More

Business Summit - Friday, 20th February

Posted: 29th January 2009, 10:19am

Anne Main our MP has written to me to ask if she can get together with some of our members. She would like to organise a small informal business summit to allow local business people to pass on detailed feedback on how they are coping with the current economic climate. She will then be able to use this information in Parliament. Read More

Ian Shaw is running the London Marathon!

Posted: 29th January 2009, 10:15am

For my sins I am running the London Marathon on April 26th this year, raising money for Help the Hospices. http://www.justgiving.com/ianshaw37 Read More

Ken Jenkins awarded an MBE!

Posted: 12th January 2009, 11:23am

Ken Jenkins, former president and life member of the St Albans Chamber of Commerce, has been awarded an MBE in the 2009 New Year's Honours List. Read More

£26 million vision for St Albans

Posted: 15th December 2008, 10:06am

Antringham Developments have submitted a bold vision for the Hertfordshire House site.... Read More

Redevelopment of Thompsons Close

Posted: 10th December 2008, 3:31pm

Notice to all Harpenden Members of the Chamber of Commerce; we need your help. Read More

Exciting Chamber retail initiative goes live!

Posted: 14th November 2008, 11:38am

Just in time to give Our City a boost for Christmas. www.shopstalbans.co.uk is a new website promoting St Albans as a great place to shop and spend a day. The focus will be on all the retailers in the city centre, with information on places to eat and drink as well, together with details of other nearby shopping areas. Read More

Community Business Awards 2008

Posted: 8th October 2008, 1:45pm

The Community Business Awards 2008 recognise outstanding contribution to our business community. They are not based solely upon your success and achievements but also upon the beneficial impact of those achievements on the business community. Read More

Garden Party 2008

Posted: 8th October 2008, 11:15am

The Refectory at the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban was the setting for this year's Garden Party celebrations. Read More

Growing Business - Thursday 5th June 2008

Posted: 30th May 2008, 9:33am

If you’re near the Arena in St Albans on Thursday 5th June and you can hear a tremendous amount of chatter, panic not; what you are listening to is Growing Business. Growing Business is a trade exhibition hosted by St Albans & District Chamber of Commerce in association with Review... Read More

Cutting out the Rubbish

Posted: 30th May 2008, 9:32am

Cutting Out The Rubbish - What media stories and ‘FACTS’ are influencing your financial and corporate decisions? Ivor Kellock has been looking at some of the stories that influence our personal and business decisions - such as the current debate about free plastic bags in shops. Are we focussing on the most important things? Read More

Chamber Survey Results

Posted: 30th May 2008, 9:31am

Assessment of responses to Chamber Survey Compiled by Mel Hilbrown - September 2007 Of 220 surveys issued we received 52 responses, a 24% response. A general comment: some of the answers do require some judgement to categorise them. I am giving my view; others might come to slightly... Read More

Tesco debate - March 2007

Posted: 30th May 2008, 9:29am

At our AGM we were delighted to welcome Michael Kissman, Corporate Affairs Manager of Tescos and Phil Corrigan, Manager of The Maltings Shopping Centre, St Albans, who led a discussion regarding the siting of a new Tesco's store at London Road/Alma Road in St Albans. Read More

Centenary Garden Party July 2007

Posted: 30th May 2008, 9:26am

The newly opened Royal National Rose Society Gardens was the setting for the Centenary Garden Party celebrations held by St Albans District Chamber of Commerce. Read More

'Going for Gold' - Conference 2007

Posted: 30th May 2008, 8:30am

Our Centenary Conference entitled “Going for Gold” was held at the Council Chamber, St Albans District Council Offices on Thursday, 7th June as part of the on-going close co-operation between the Chamber and the Council. Our thanks go to Lloyds TSB Business Banking for generously sponsoring the event. Read More

Chamber tie & lapel pin

Posted: 30th May 2008, 8:29am

The new Chamber Tie and lapel pin are now available to purchase. Lapel pins are £7.50 each and available at our Breakfast Meetings. The silk tie is £20 and can be purchased direct from G D Golding (Tailors) Ltd. Read More

Radio Verulam

Posted: 30th May 2008, 8:28am

Radio Verulam is a community radio station which is unique in the geographical area of St Albans, Harpenden, Hemel Hempstead and Dacorum. For the past eight years we have been reaching the community of 200,000 people via cable and the internet on www.radio-verulam.co.uk. We offer an excellent mix of programmes with a local focus. Read More