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Chamber improves inclusive services to members

Posted on October 11th, 2017

The Chamber has improved the list of inclusive free services offered to members.

Previously, two member organisations were used to provide advice on Human Resource and Legal Services issues.

But from the beginning of this month, Chamber Patron Qdos became the sole provider and the package has been expanded to include Health & Safety and Tax & VAT.

Each of these four separate services include a free helpline and a combined bank of over 700 downloadable documents and templates.

Wrapped around all this and also included in the Chamber membership subscription is legal expenses insurance with a limit of £1m and no excess.

If a business employing 60 people were to source this package of services directly from the many providers in the market they could expect to pay about £1,200 a year. That same business would pay a Chamber membership fee of less than £500.

The Qdos Group is a £28m-turnover business consisting of insurance, business compliance, consultancy, legal and accounting services. Its head office is in Leicestershire and it employs over 100 staff.

David Pearson
David Pearson, the Chamber’s Director of Partnerships and Membership Services, said: “We are delighted to be pressing ahead with a very dynamic and comprehensive model with Qdos, aimed at providing an outstanding level of support for Chamber members within the overall membership package.

“Without wishing problems on any members, we hope businesses will make use of these great new services, especially the downloadable documents and templates, access to which will be by way of codes issued by Qdos or by talking to account managers at the Chamber.

“Qdos is a renowned and trusted locally-based organisation that will, in partnership with the Chamber, add significant value and peace of mind to members on a whole raft of important issues that can, and do, affect businesses of all shapes and sizes.”

Steve Charles, Head of Business Partnerships at Qdos said; “We were delighted to be selected by the Chamber to be the partner for this service. With the expanded range of services we are now able to provide we can say with confidence that we have a service for all members.”

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