About Shrewsbury Business Chamber

Helping businesses in Shrewsbury; to have a voice, to learn and to prosper.

Shrewsbury Business Chamber is the business group of choice for the Shrewsbury area.  The Chamber organises regular events allowing businesses to network, voice their opinions and gain useful business expertise.

The Chamber provides a collective voice and ensures business issues reach the right officials. A not-for-profit membership organisation which is headed up by a volunteer business focused Executive Committee. The Business Chamber works closely with other local private and public sector organisations for the betterment of businesses from across the Shrewsbury area.

The offer to our members

  • We welcome businesses of all sizes and types from the Shrewsbury area and beyond. From retail to manufacture, consultants to tourism, plumbers to physiotherapists, sole traders to multinationals, we welcome all.
  • SBC has a varied membership which allows for more dynamic networking  and opportunities for all.
  • No quotas on a specific industry, so we will not turn you away just because we already have another similar company on board.
  • Affordable membership fees, scaled to reflect the size of the business. No one fits all fees.
  • We hold regular business events, normally face to face, but when not possible we successfully recreate events on-line using Zoom.
  • Our events can range from a business breakfast at the Flower Show, wine tasting, historic building visits, summer BBQ’s, along with speaker and networking events.
  • Many events are free to members or subsidised. Members can also bring a guest to events, charges may apply.
  • If you are unable to attend an event you can send a substitute to represent you rather than miss out.
  • On becoming a member, you will receive a free business profile article in one of our regular business magazines and be added to our members page on the website complete with logo or image and links to your own website.
  • As a member you will receive discounts on our advertising rates and also learn about our varied sponsorship opportunities.
  • You can follow and connect with us on social media; Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
  • As a member you will be able to place the membership SBC logo on your website.
  • Being a part of the Chamber will give you a stronger voice.  We welcome feedback from our members on the local issues facing businesses and where possible we feed this back to the local authorities or local MP’s that we regularly engage with, through our Executive Committee.
  • The Chamber is headed up by an Executive Committee made up of local volunteer business owners. This business understanding gives us a unique insight into the ups and downs of running a business locally.
  • Our annual membership fees are priced to be fair and affordable.  We work hard to keep our overheads to a minimum, mainly through the generosity of our volunteers, so our business members can benefit and opening us up to a wider audience. Great for members as no fancy offices or staff for members fees to subsidise! 

Our History

Founded in 1903 the Shrewsbury Business Chamber is one of the longest established Business Chambers. The Chamber has survived two world wars, economic depression and recession, as well as pandemic. The reason Shrewsbury Business Chamber was founded was to bring local businesses together as a collective voice, to help promote those businesses and give those businesses the opportunity to network. In 2021 nothing has changed, this is still the basis on which Shrewsbury Business Chamber is run.

Our presidents:

1954C G Smallwood
1955S Powell
1956A R Mitchell
1957A R Mitchell
1958W B Walker
1959G S Bond
1960C G Smallwood
1961W S Wood
1962W S Wood
1963G R K Beck
1964J Affleck
1965J A Francis
1966B W Bass
1967B W Bass
1968G P Sharp
1969P H Ryall
1970J E Wootton
1971R A W Toon
1972G C Wharmby
1973R L Hudson
1974J S A Macdonald
1975J S A Macdonald
1976D A Ranson
1977R C B Allen
1978J D Towler
1979A D Mitchell
1980G J Butterworth
1981J K Lunt
1982G Roomes
1983A Madin
1984R P Mulford
1985G A Hill
1986G A Hill
1987R M Holbrow
1988G A Hill
1989 J A F Fitton
1990 J A F Fitton
1991 M W Heywood
1992 M W Heywood
1993 M W Heywood
1994 L D Allen
1995 A S N Wright
1996 A S N Wright
1997 A S N Wright
1998 A S N Wright
1999 L Allen
2000 L Allen
2001 V Katz
2002 V Katz
2003 V Katz
2004 N Spence
2005 N Spence
2006 G Galliers
2007 G Galliers
2008 G Galliers
2009 S Airey
2010 S Airey
2011 G Galliers
2012 G Galliers
2013 P Bettis
2014 P Bettis
2015 P Bettis
2016 P Bettis
2017 P Bettis
2018 P Bettis
2019 P Bettis
2020 V Edwards
2021 V Edwards
2022 V Edwards
2023 V Edwards

The meeting dates for the SBC Executive Committee

Tuesday 08.30am 17th January 2023 ZOOM
Tuesday 08.30am 21st February 2023 Darwin Management Suite
Tuesday 08.30am 21st March 2023 Darwin Management Suite
Tuesday 08.30am 18th April 2023 Darwin Management Suite
Tuesday 08.30am 16th May 2023 Darwin Management Suite
Tuesday 08.30am 20th June 2023 Darwin Management Suite
Tuesday 08.30am 18th July 2023 Darwin Management Suite
Tuesday 08.30am 15th August 2023 Darwin Management Suite
Tuesday 08.30am 19th September 2023 Darwin Management Suite
Tuesday 08.30am 17th October 2023 Darwin Management Suite
Tuesday 08.30am 21st November 2023 Darwin Management Suite
Tuesday 08.30am 12th December 2023 Darwin Management Suite

Shrewsbury Business Chamber,
Livesey House,
7 St Johns Hill,