The Chamber was delighted to finish the year on a high with record numbers attending our Christmas Lunch Seminar in Boclair House.

We were privileged to welcome leading business voice, Tim Allan, President of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, to speak and help us raise around £1,500 for our nominated charity, Erskine.

The Chamber was also proud to be part of an initiative launched at the end of 2018 aimed at bringing chambers of commerce and the military closer.

The ChamberFORCE programme is a partnership between five chambers of commerce supported by Highland Reserve Forces and Cadets Association and personnel from the Army, Royal Navy and RAF Reserves.

Dunbartonshire Chamber members will now be able to access a range of benefits such as help with recruiting skilled ex-military personnel, exclusive networking and briefing events, and a range of free leadership and staff development opportunities.

We also supported the East Dunbartonshire procurement event giving our members access to advice and opportunities to grow their business and the first of our popular Business Breakfast Clubs takes place on January 31 at the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel.

The Chamber will launch its International Trade Programme on Wednesday, January 30, to help businesses in Dunbartonshire access growth opportunities and expand their customer base.

International trade offers a huge opportunity for a wide range of businesses to take their product or service to new and growing marketplaces.

With the uncertainty surrounding Brexit now is the perfect time to look beyond the UK and, possibly, Europe.

Taking place at Kilmardinny House, Bearsden, the event is designed to help firms develop international trade and learn how to benefit from the £2 million the Scottish Government has committed to the Chambers as part of their export growth plan.

To find out more about the benefits of being part of the biggest business network in the UK please get in touch on 0141 280 0272, email or visit the website at