The West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce is proud to list the following accreditations:

British Chambers of Commerce

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is the national body for a powerful and influential network of accredited Chambers of Commerce across the UK; a network that directly serves not only its member businesses, but the wider business community. It represents thousands of businesses of all sizes and sectors employing over 5 million employees.

The West and North Yorkshire Chamber is an accredited member of this network. No other business organisation has the geographic spread of the BCC. Thanks to our continued affiliation and the support we receive from the BCC, we are able to provide effective and efficient representation, services, information and guidance to our members.

Investors in People

Investors in People is a business improvement tool designed to help all kinds of organisations transform performance through their people. York & North Yorkshire Chamber is pleased to have achieved the standard required for accreditation.  Accredited organisations must satisfy 39 different points and provide evidence to support their activities.

The standard covers a variety of business strategies including learning and development, people management, leadership and management, management effectiveness, recognition and reward, involvement and empowerment, performance measurement and continuous improvement.


West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce is proud to be ISO9001:2008 accredited.  ISO9001 enables our processes and quality of service to be consistent throughout all our offices.  This enables our members to be confident in the standard of our work at all times.

British Chambers of Commerce Accredited Chamber

As one of the top five largest Chambers in the country, our views are sought when helping develop policy at national, as well as local level.  The British Chambers of Commerce seek our input and contributions in all policy areas, and we are represented on several standing committees plus ad hoc ones.

  • Chief Executives
  • Policy & Research
  • Employment & Skills
  • Survey and Research Policy
  • Expert Planning Panel
  • Net-Zero Climate Challenge