Retail and Hospitality

Dealing direct with the public requires a specific skillset, and we’ve developed seminars and workshops designed to arm retail and hospitality professionals with those skills. Our members can also access assistance with the latest rules, regulations and legal requirements, as well as information on health and safety, recruitment and retention of employees, help developing and managing budgets and cashflow and access to our comprehensive database of resources.

Advice & Consultancy

From information and advice on employment law, retention, performance management and disciplinary matters to assistance with employment agreements, health and safety requirements and help finding quality workers, The Chamber has experienced consultants to assist you. For HR advice email Keith Woodroof or Melicia Clough or call 03 366 5096, or for health and safety information email Helen Mason or Alan Boswell or call 03 353 0304.

Training & Events

The Chamber provides public and in-house training courses on leadership and supervision, strategic business planning, health & safety, marketing, personal effectiveness, employment law, sales and business strategy. There are also plenty of networking events to help build your business contacts and promote your business or services. Check out over 140 training courses and events specific to all aspects of business in our Training & Events Calendar. To receive our fortnightly Upcoming Training & Events e-newsletter please email Mary Botting.

Resources (samples & guides)

The Chamber has over 100 resources, free to members, covering all aspects of business operation. In particular the retail & hospitality resources cover the following areas:

  • HR - employment law, HR policies, recruitment & retention, performance management, team skills & development, migrant settlement
  • Operations - health & safety, supply management, productivity
  • Sales - customer service, customer relationship management
  • Business strategy - strategic planning, crisis management/disaster recovery

Visit our Resources page to access sample documents and quick guides.

Member Savings

Doing business with our members makes good sense. The Chamber provides a range of member discounts and special offers from our key national partners and local Chamber supporters enabling members to save money on a range of services including - banking services, recruitment, telecommunications, motor vehicles, auto rental, office products, health insurance, fuel and appliances. Visit our Member Savings page to learn more.

Publications & Communications

eBulletin - weekly round-up of employment court and authority decisions as well as the latest employment relations news. Click here to sign up to receive this e-newsletter.

Health & Safety Update - a monthly e-newsletter which includes the latest news, health & safety issues and important information and tips to assist all health and safety personnel. Click here to sign up for this newsletter.

Update magazine - distributed quarterly to Chamber members free of charge. Tackling current issues and featuring regular columns from key business leaders. Email Lydia Stoddart to receive the next issue.

The Latest Word - a fortnightly business update e-newsletter from CEO Peter Townsend's desk. Email Bridie Sinclair to sign up to receive this e-newsletter.

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