HELP

Whether it’s getting the word out about your business, networking and getting referrals, peer-to-peer advice on running your business, professional development, brand positioning, CSR opportunities or routes to expansion, the Chamber is here to help.

Running a business can be lonely and frightening. Many of our members talk about the feeling of support they get from being part of the Chamber. The networking mornings are a particular source of peer support and the Chamber services we offer represent more tangible support in the form of specialist information, advice, the iHUB and access to training and finance.

Moving your business out of the kitchen is often a critical step in the development of a successful operation. Rather than taking on the expense of renting an office on your own, the desks in the iHub in the Chamber’s offices are an ideal first step. Your rent includes use of the boardroom and training room, two car park passes and access to a panel of mentors.

SUPPORT

PROMOTE

Our morning and lunchtime networking events are an excellent way to promote your business and it doesn’t stop there. We host an average of 80 events a year including business briefings, conferences, seminars, exhibitions, business owners’ forums, HR round tables, lunch and learns, the annual Kildare Business Expo, and our awards night. There are many opportunities to share news and promote your business via our popular communication channels such as the weekly newsletter, the members’ section of our website and our quarterly publication, the Chamber Chronicle, not to mention our very active social media accounts.

There are many ways to develop your business when you become a member of the Chamber including access to our training courses to develop new skills and the option to rent a desk in our iHub while establishing your business.

In partnership with Kildare LEO (Local Enterprise Office), County Kildare Chamber offers a range of training courses throughout the year. The courses are devised for business owners and their employees. Each programme is led by an industry expert, ensuring exceptional course content.

See a full list of available courses here.

DEVELOP

ENHANCE

Enhance your knowledge and skills or those of your team members at our monthly workshops or business breakfasts on subjects such as HR, mobile marketing, brand management, customer service, e-tendering, accessing finance for business and more.
County Kildare Chamber has created an incredibly encouraging environment for our members. We love helping members share their good news via our various communication channels, and we celebrate successes through our annual awards night.

ENCOURAGE

PROTECT

The Chamber is fundamentally a business representative and lobbying organisation; it is dedicated to campaigning for direct action on the key issues that affect business and the long-term development of the region. You can rest assured that we will do everything we can to protect the long-term interests of the business community in the county. As a member, you can connect with key influencers to make sure your voice is heard.

We work hard to make sure that the interests of the business community are upheld in local, regional and national policy making. The Chamber is represented on all strategic policy committees of Kildare County Council and a wide range of working groups and state and semi-state entities whose activities influence economic activity (full list below).

Grow your network and your potential to get introductions to your target customers by attending our weekly networking mornings in Naas (7.30am every Wednesday in the Chamber offices). If mornings don’t suit, we host monthly network events throughout the county.

Have you thought of growing your business through exports? We can help with information on export regulations and custom requirements. The Chamber is licensed to issue export documentation certification. Chamber members receive a discount on this service which includes the issuing of Certificates of Origin.

We issue:

  • EU Certificates of Origin
  • Arab-Irish Certificates
    for use when goods are being shipped to any of the 19 Arab League countries
    (Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen).
  • Certificates for India, China and the Philippines

Online Certs

In conjunction with essCert, the Chamber offers a free online facility for processing both and Arab-Irish Certificates of Origin and related documents. After purchasing the certificates as normal, you may print out Certificates of Origin bearing the County Kildare Chamber stamp, negating the need to courier or present your certificates at the chamber for stamping.

We can also help with information on export regulations and custom requirements. Use our network of contacts in both Ireland and the world to help your business expand into new markets.

Contact Jennifer today on 045 894 074 or jennifer@countykildarechamber.ie.

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