Terms of Membership

Terms of Membership Of Halton Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise, a company limited by guarantee with company number 03115981 (“the Company”)

1. Applications for membership shall be made in writing and delivered to the Company together with the requisite entrance fee in force at the time of application.

2. Applications shall be reviewed and determined by the Chairman and/or Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

3. The annual Membership subscription fee shall be at such rate as shall from time to time be fixed by the Board of the Company and published on the Company’s website (www.haltonchamber.co.uk). Payment of the annual Membership subscription fee shall be in advance on such terms as the Company shall from time to time prescribe.

4. The rights and interests of a Member are personal only and may not be assigned or transferred.

5. Members shall be entitled to attend and vote at general meetings of the Company in accordance with the provisions of the Articles of Association of the Company and such Bye-Laws as may be in force from time to time.

6. A Member may only terminate their membership upon giving notice in writing at least 3 months before the date on which the next subscription payment is due. Notice that is not served in accordance with this paragraph 6 shall be invalid and the Member shall be liable for the 12 month subscription fee for the following year.

7. In the case of any of the following events occurring the Company shall have the right to automatically terminate Membership if:

a. the Member fails to pay any amount due by it to the Company on the due date for payment and remains in default not less than 2 months after the due date for making such payment; or

b. the Member commits a material breach of any material term of the Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Company and (if such breach is remediable) fails to remedy that breach within a period of 30 days after being notified to do so; or

c. the Member suspends, or threatens to suspend, payment of its debts or is unable to pay its debts as they fall due or admits inability to pay its debts or (being a company) is deemed unable to pay its debts within the meaning of section 123 of the Insolvency Act 1986 or (being an individual) is deemed either unable to pay its debts or as having no reasonable prospect of so doing, in either case, within the meaning of section 268 of the Insolvency Act 1986 or (being a partnership) has any partner to whom any of the foregoing apply; or

d. the Member commences negotiations with all or any class of its creditors with a view to rescheduling any of its debts, or makes a proposal for or enters into any compromise or arrangement with its creditors other than (being a company) for the sole purpose of a scheme for a solvent amalgamation of the Member with one or more other companies or the solvent reconstruction of the Member; or

e. a petition is filed, a notice is given, a resolution is passed, or an order is made, for or in connection with the winding up of the Member (being a company) other than for the sole purpose of a scheme for a solvent amalgamation of the Member with one or more other companies or the solvent reconstruction of the Member; or

f. an application is made to court, or an order is made, for the appointment of an administrator, or if a notice of intention to appoint an administrator is given or if an administrator is appointed, over the Member (being a company); or

g. the holder of a qualifying floating charge over the assets of the Member (being a company) has become entitled to appoint or has appointed an administrative receiver; or

h. a person becomes entitled to appoint a receiver over the assets of the Member or a receiver is appointed over the assets of the Member; or

i. the Member (being an individual) is the subject of a bankruptcy petition or order; or

j. a creditor or encumbrance of the Member attaches or takes possession of, or a distress, execution, sequestration or other such process is levied or enforced on or sued against, the whole or any part of the Member’s assets and such attachment or process is not discharged within 14 days; or

k. any event occurs, or proceeding is taken, with respect to the Member in any jurisdiction to which it is subject that has an effect equivalent or similar to any of the events mentioned in paragraph 7 (d) to clause 4 (j) (inclusive); or

l. the Member suspends or ceases, or threatens to suspend or cease, carrying on all or a substantial part of its business; or m. the Member (being an individual) dies or, by reason of illness or incapacity (whether mental or physical), is incapable of managing his or her own affairs or becomes a patient under any mental health legislation.

8. Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing the Board of the Company shall have the absolute discretion to expel, by majority vote, any Member provided that:

a. Not less than 21 days notice of the proposal to expel and the reasons therefore have been given to such Member; and

b. Such Member has the opportunity to make representations, oral or written, to a meeting of the Board to defend the proposed expulsion The decision of the Board shall be final. On any decision to expel such Member being expelled shall immediately lose all rights and privileges of Membership and shall forfeit any subscription paid for the remainder of that Membership subscription year. 

 "I just wanted to take this opportunity to say how delighted I am that Crosby Associates Digital recently decided to join Halton Chamber of Commerce.  We have been treated exceptionally well from the moment we first met when you explained to us the extensive range of services the Chamber provides its members.  I feel that we are part of a very professional organisation and I am sure we will develop many new business relationships in the months and years to come..."

John Porter, Crosby Associates Digital

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