About the Chamber

Promoting Local Business for 120 Years!

Harrogate District Chamber of Commerce

Harrogate District Chamber of Commerce is the one of the largest business organisations in the Harrogate area, representing businesses in all sectors and of all sizes. From one-man start-up businesses to large, established companies, Harrogate District Chamber offers networking, relevant information and representation to benefit all its members and the wider business community.

Our organisation exists to support businesses and help them to grow, further increasing employment opportunities across the Harrogate District. Each of our monthly meetings begins with open networking and has opportunities for businesses to promote their offers and events to fellow members.

Established in 1896, Harrogate Chamber has a long history of supporting local businesses and lobbying on their behalf. From persuading government ministers to support improvements to local rail connections, to welcoming regional business and tourism leaders as speakers at our meetings, we have a track record of success.

Map of area covered by Chamber Map of area covered by Chamber

The Harrogate District

In 2016, our organisation changed from Harrogate Chamber of Trade and Commerce to become Harrogate District Chamber of Commerce.

This development reflects the changing nature of business in the Harrogate district. As local enterprise partnerships, devolution and other political changes are introduced, we believe that the Harrogate district is strongest when it is united – and that particularly applies to local independent businesses.

We know there are a large number of business organisations in cities and towns across the Harrogate district, and we have worked alongside many of them for years. We certainly don't intend to challenge what they offer or ask businesses in their areas to choose between them and us.

Instead, we are offering another option to those businesses which are based outside Harrogate itself, but which want to benefit from being part of a wider organisation for the whole district. We will work for the benefit of the business community across the whole Harrogate district and will offer membership to anyone in that area who wants to join us.

Businesses are strongest when they are united in a common purpose. We will continue to work closely with all the business organisations in the Harrogate district and hope that our joint efforts can be the greatest force for positive development that our area has ever known.


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Alison Hartwell (MD)
of Harrogate Holidays

"The beauty of joining Harrogate Chamber for me as a small business owner was the ability to tap into the wealth of knowledge of others and to share experiences related to Harrogate and district. Networking can either be informal before meetings or structured at the Networking Safaris. Everyone was initially so friendly that I just wanted to get involved."