Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce
Joining The Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce
Forge Lifts: Embracing Community and Growth
At Forge Lifts, we are proud to announce our newest venture into broader business horizons by joining The Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce as of 17th October 2023. This decision marks a significant milestone in our journey, reflecting our commitment to not only grow as a business but also to contribute positively to our community. This move follows not long after our decision to join Kent County Council's Trading Standards Checked Scheme.
Why We Joined
Our decision to become a member of this esteemed Chamber stems from our belief in the power of collaboration and community. The Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce, renowned for its support and services to businesses across Kent & Medway, aligns perfectly with our vision of nurturing a business environment that fosters growth, innovation, and collective progress.
Our Commitment to Growth and Excellence
As we embark on this new chapter, Forge Lifts is committed to leveraging the resources and networks of The Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce to not only enhance our business operations but also to contribute meaningfully to the Chamber and its members. We look forward to the collaborations, learning, and growth that lie ahead, and we are excited to share our journey with our clients, partners, and the community.
Services and Benefits of The Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce
A Suite of Business-Enhancing Services
As a member of The Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce, Forge Lifts has unlocked access to a comprehensive suite of services designed to support and enhance our business operations. These services are tailored to meet the diverse needs of businesses, ranging from startups to established enterprises.
- Networking Opportunities: The Chamber hosts over 100 events annually, providing platforms for networking, sharing ideas, and forging new business relationships. These events range from informal meet-ups to large-scale business exhibitions, offering varied opportunities for meaningful interactions.
- Business Support and Advice: Members benefit from expert advice in areas like economic development, international business strategies, and customised business solutions. This support is crucial for navigating the complexities of today’s business landscape.
- Chamber Custom Services: The Chamber offers specialised services such as ChamberCustoms, which provides guidance on customs matters, essential for businesses involved in international trade.
- Member Benefits and Discounts: Membership includes access to exclusive benefits and discounts on services like vehicle breakdown cover, healthcare packages, and fuel cards, providing cost-saving advantages for business operations.
Protecting and Representing Member Interests
Forge Lifts appreciates the Chamber’s commitment to representing and protecting the interests of its members:
- Representation: The Chamber acts as a voice for businesses at both local and national levels, ensuring that the concerns and perspectives of its members are heard in key policy-making arenas.
- Legal and HR Support: Access to Chamber HR and Chamber Legal services equips us with essential resources for managing legal and human resource issues, a fundamental aspect of running a successful business.
- Health and Safety Compliance: With Chamber Health and Safety services, we have access to vital information and guidance to manage our health and safety requirements effectively.
Fostering Growth and Innovation
The Chamber’s focus on innovation and growth aligns perfectly with Forge Lifts’ ambitions:
- International Business Support: For businesses looking to expand beyond the UK, the Chamber provides connections to accredited British Chambers of Commerce worldwide, facilitating global business opportunities.
- Promotional Opportunities: The Chamber offers various channels for businesses to promote themselves, including blog articles, member-to-member offers, and inclusion in the Chamber Magazine and Business Directory.
- Export and Shipping Services: Services like Chamber Export Documentation and Chamber Export Shipping are invaluable for businesses engaged in international trade, offering discounts and expert advice on export-related matters.
Network and Community Engagement with The Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce
Building Strong Business Connections
Joining The Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce opens a gateway for Forge Lifts to an expansive network of over 1,200 members. This vibrant community is a rich tapestry of diverse businesses, ranging from startups to established enterprises, each contributing unique insights and expertise.
- Expansive Business Network: The Chamber's extensive member base spans various industries, offering Forge Lifts the opportunity to connect with potential partners, suppliers, and customers. This network fosters a culture of mutual support and collaboration.
- Community Engagement: Being part of this Chamber means actively participating in a community that is invested in promoting economic growth and business success in Kent & Medway. Forge Lifts joins a group of businesses committed to contributing to the local economy and society.
- Knowledge Exchange: The Chamber facilitates the exchange of ideas and best practices among its members. This environment of shared learning is invaluable for staying abreast of industry trends and innovative business strategies.
Participation in Chamber Events
The Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce is renowned for organizing a wide array of events that serve as excellent platforms for networking, learning, and business development:
- Diverse Event Portfolio: With more than 100 events held annually, Forge Lifts will have access to a variety of events including networking meetings, workshops, seminars, and large-scale exhibitions.
- Skill Development and Learning: The events cover a broad spectrum of topics, providing avenues for skills enhancement and professional development. This aligns with Forge Lifts’ goal of continuous learning and improvement.
- Business Visibility: Participation in these events also offers Forge Lifts a chance to increase its visibility within the business community, showcasing our products and services to a wider audience.
Collaborative Opportunities and Business Support
As a Chamber member, Forge Lifts can tap into collaborative projects and receive support tailored to our specific business needs:
- Collaboration and Partnerships: The Chamber encourages partnerships among members, opening doors for joint ventures, collaborative projects, and mutual support in business challenges.
Tailored Business Support: The Chamber’s resources are designed to support businesses at different stages of their growth journey. Whether it's setting up a new venture, scaling up, or exploring international markets, the Chamber provides guidance and support.
Forge Lifts' Future with The Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce
Embracing New Horizons
At Forge Lifts, our membership with The Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce is seen as a strategic step towards realising our long-term business aspirations. This collaboration is not merely a symbol of our commitment to growth but a pivotal part of our journey towards achieving our corporate objectives.
Aligning with Strategic Goals
- Business Expansion and Networking: We foresee our engagement with the Chamber as a key driver in expanding our business reach, both locally and internationally. Through the Chamber’s extensive network, we aim to forge meaningful relationships that can lead to new business opportunities, partnerships, and market expansions.
- Leveraging Resources for Innovation: The resources and expertise available through the Chamber will play a crucial role in fueling our innovation strategies. We plan to utilize the Chamber’s insights and advice to stay ahead of industry trends and integrate cutting-edge practices into our operations.
- Enhanced Market Presence: We anticipate that our active participation in Chamber events and initiatives will significantly raise Forge Lifts' profile within the business community. This heightened visibility is integral to establishing our brand as a key player in our industry.
Commitment to Community and Collaboration
- Community Engagement: Forge Lifts is dedicated to not just benefiting from, but also contributing to the Chamber community. We believe in the power of collective growth and aim to be active participants in initiatives that drive local economic development and business support.
- Collaborative Projects: We are eager to explore collaborative projects with fellow Chamber members, tapping into the diverse skills and perspectives within the Chamber to create innovative business solutions.
- Sharing Knowledge and Expertise: As we benefit from the Chamber's offerings, we also commit to sharing our own expertise and experiences. By contributing our knowledge and resources, we hope to add value to the Chamber community and support other members in their business journeys.
As we move forward with The Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce, we at Forge Lifts are excited about the prospects that this partnership holds. We are confident that this relationship will be instrumental in our pursuit of excellence, innovation, and sustainable growth. Our journey with the Chamber is more than just a membership; it's a collaborative effort towards a future where business thrives in a supportive, dynamic community.
Written by Megan Forge