Join the Chamber


Be part of the team – get involved – help Dorchester Chamber to go forward.

The Chamber is strictly non-political and non-sectarian. The Chamber takes its lead on policy from the membership. Full membership is open to any organisation in Dorchester and District whose primary function is business engaged in the fields of Commerce, Industry or Tourism.

Associate membership is open to those organisations that are not wholly of a business nature but have a commercial or educational element in their activites and have aims and objectives compatible with those of the Chamber.

The objective of the Chamber is  -

The protection, promotion and extension of the trade and commerce of the town and district, and take other steps considered as necessary for the benefit or protection of the members and public of Dorchester and district.

Subscription Fees, including VAT


We have kept the fees at their current level for some time, mindful of the difficult trading situation for members. However we recognised that we did need to carry out a review, to ensure the continued existence of the Chamber.
Your Executive have listened to feedback regarding the fees for Chamber membership. We have researched other Chambers’ fee structures and based on this, and to simplify matters, the following will apply with effect from 1st September 2013.

The Membership Fees for 2013/2014 will be:

Small businesses: £50:00 per annum

Large businesses: £125:00 per annum

These rates apply to existing members renewing.

Small businesses are:

(i) businesses with less than 30 employees within the DT post code; or

(ii) Charities

Large businesses are businesses with 30 or more employees or where there is no trading address* within the DT post code and/or a 20 mile radius of Dorchester.

*Trading Address  Definition: Location of the business premises which may or may not be the registered or official address of a firm and, as such, may not be public information.