Policy & Representation


A key focus for Halton Chamber is its influencing role, providing a united VOICE for its members and the business community as a whole.

As part of a local, regional and national movement, Halton Chamber is able to represent the interests of its members and lobby on behalf of businesses in the borough on issues affecting them.  We regularly research and survey the views of our local businesses, feeding this vital information back to local, regional and national government departments.

In addition, we welcome input and dialogue on an ongoing basis.  If you have an issue which you would like the Chamber to be aware of and to raise with relevant bodies on your behalf, then please e-mail the Chamber Chief Executive at paula.cain@haltonchamber.co.uk


The Chamber of Commerce movement is a strong and powerful tool for lobbying.  It has the abililty to support and the power to influence.

It's no good just having a voice - you must use it...

North West Chambers of Commerce: Formed from 21 Chambers of Commerce including Halton, the forum provides excellent opportunities for business views to be heard regionally and nationally, ensuring that each Chamber has a route through which members have a united voice.

Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP): Representation on the LEP is achieved with other Liverpool City Region Chambers and representatives from businesses within each  Local Authority area.  The LEP is committed to creating a thriving international city region, based upon global trade, science and innovation, manufacturing and tourism.  The patnership covers the boroughs of Halton, Sefton, Knowsley, Liverpool, St. Helens and Wirral - an economic area that people recognise, with a population of 1.5 million and 49,000 businesses.

The plan includes major opportunities to create economic growth and jobs within the private sector through major projects such as Liverpool SuperPort, Halton's own Mersey Gateway, Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus, Liverpool Waters and Wirral Waters.  It also emphasises the importance of business start-up, support for small firms and accelerated business development.

Halton Strategic Partnership Board: Halton Chamber is part of the fabric of the Borough and, as such, has representation on the HSPB, to ensure that business views are heard and acted upon.




  • "Being a member of the Halton Chamber of Commerce has certainly been an asset to our company..."