About East Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce

Who we are and what we do at ERCC.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors are elected from our membership, and the current Board consists of:

John Hamilton

President - L&C Limited

Laura Molloy

Alistair Marr

David Hunter

Colin Thomas

Partners for Business

We are an independent, not for profit, company whose aim is to promote and facilitate business, encourage a healthy business environment and improve prosperity in East Renfrewshire.

 

Business Benefits

Members can access the Tender and Contracts Hub which lists business development opportunities in the area including;

  • Information on house builders and primary contractor’s forthcoming projects, Approved Supplier Lists, names and contact details for application

  • East Renfrewshire Council’s contracts plan from 2017-2019

  • ERC’s Contracts Pipeline, when they are being tendered and who has won them

  • Fast track to decision makers and public-sector buyers with Community Benefit SME engagement agreements

  • Partners information including local grants, employability support, business workshops and tender writing skills.

PLUS...
  • Increase your visibility with opportunity to promote your business at events, guest member's spots and social media

  • Get involved with networking opportunities to build your contacts and collaborate with other members

  • Attend a wide range of events including training, development and information sessions, Christmas Lunch and the Annual Business Awards Dinner.

  • Contribute to consultations and policy development for East Renfrewshire Council

  • Automatic membership with Scottish Chamber of Commerce and take part in sector based national policy groups and consultations

  • Input into Scottish Chamber of Commerce’s national Quarterly Economic Indicator survey

  • Interact with a forum for the exchange of information on a wide range of business related topics.

 

Governance

East Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce is run entirely by a volunteer Board of Directors consisting of local business people. There are currently seven on the Board with a maximum of ten allowed.

They meet on a quarterly basis and the AGM is held in August. The membership is open to all persons having an interest in a business in the boundary of the East Renfrewshire Local Authority. Any persons wishing to become a member should register an application along with  remittance to the annual membership subscription.

Our members are drawn from all corners of East Renfrewshire and beyond: businesses big and small, from the private, public and not for profit sectors, reflecting the diverse nature of business here. We have a high number of micro businesses and home workers in the area, and the membership of our Board reflects this business demographic as far as possible.

Realising that we cannot realistically compete in terms of size, we very deliberately offer a range of alternative and complementary services to our members from that of our neighbouring larger Chambers.

At the heart of business in East Renfrewshire.

On behalf of our members we:

  • Encourage private and social enterprise and advance the interests of commerce in East Renfrewshire.
  • Provide guidance in all aspects of business affairs in the community.
  • Promote co-operation with civic authorities such as East Renfrewshire Council.
  • Provide a forum for the exchange of information of mutual interest.