The Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce - led by Chief Executive, Louise Bennett OBE - has a track record for responding to the ever-changing requirements of local businesses.
The Chamber, which was establshed well over 110 years ago, is in regular dialogue with firms across the city and county - through events, its branches and its Quarterly Economic Survey - helping it to gauge the views and concerns of companies in the patch.
On the back of that, the Chamber is looking to enhance its offer to business with a series of new initiatives and schemes.
Young Chamber is one of these new schemes, which aims to bridge the gap between education and employment.
Louise Bennett OBE said: "Skills and work-readiness in young people was clearly identified as an issue for local businesses in our most recent Quarterly Economic Survey.
"This is why we are introducing the Young Chamber scheme; working with schools and businesses to ensure the next generation of young employees have the skills and characteristics that businesses require."
Another new service being developed is Corporate Membership, which will provide additional ways for companies to make the most of the Chamber. Louise added: "The requirements of firmly established businesses vary massively from those in their early stages of development.
"Offering a tailored corporate membership will allow us to provide networking and training opportunities that will be of great value to established businesses."
The Chamber has also recently launched its International Trade Forum, a series of expo-like events with experts in all aspects of international trade.
"Our International Trade Forum is designed to help local businesses to capitalise on the huge potential of foreign markets," Louise added. The next forum is on September 8, 2015 at Cheylesmore House, Quinton Road, Coventry.
Last, but certainly not least, the Chamber is currently offering a price-match promise on the hire of its meeting rooms and conference facilities.
If you are interested in any of these new or existing services, feel free to contact the Chamber team by calling 024 7665 4321.
Pictured left to right: Ajay Desai, Head of International Trade (UKTI); Louise Wall, Commercial Director and Angela Tellyn, Partnership Manager (both CWCC) at CWCC’s International Trade Forum.