What is the relationship between Business West and the Bristol Chamber of Commerce and Initiative?

The Bristol Chamber of Commerce and Initiative (full name Bristol Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Shipping) has no employees of its own, making use of the volunteered time of Non-Executive Directors listed in the records, resources provided on a project-by-project basis through income from Business West and donations from members

Business West (full name GWE Business West Ltd) administers and provides business services to Chamber Members across a number of Chambers of Commerce accredited by the British Chambers of Commerce (Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire).

As outlined in the published accounts, there are two shareholders, GWE Holdings Ltd and Bristol Chamber of Commerce and Initiative, both being not-for-profits limited by guarantee. Any surpluses are reinvested in the region and support local businesses and projects. Business West itself is an accredited B Corp (profit with purpose, with profits going to two not-for-profit shareholders).

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