About Newhaven Chamber

Newhaven Chamber of Commerce is a modern member-led chamber with an increasing membership of local businesses from the Newhaven, Seaford, Peacehaven, Lewes, Brighton and Eastbourne areas. We welcome all types and sizes of businesses from start-ups to established businesses across all sectors as well as other business networking groups and other chambers of commerce.

A not-for-profit organisation, we are a voice for local business, dedicated to supporting the continued success of businesses throughout the local area. We do this by providing valuable networking opportunities for our members on a weekly basis as well as liaising with strategic partners, enterprise groups and the town council. We have strong ongoing links with business support organisations such as the Federation of Small Businesses and the East Sussex County Council.

The Chamber enjoys a high reputation in the town for quality networking and provides an excellent way to keep in touch with the local business community.

Seahaven Business Awards

Newhaven Chamber hosts the annual Seahaven Business Awards. The next event, in May 2022, will be open for entries in January 2022. Please watch this space for further details.

Benefits of Membership

Networking events – our very successful Breakfast Club, evening events, social events

Raise your business profile – automatic entry into our on-line Business Directory

Link your business to the Chamber website

Bring in new business – you can offer member to member discounts, and enjoy discounts from other companies

Sponsorship opportunities at some of our Chamber events

Be part of a bigger voice in Newhaven – we are the ‘voice of business’ and have the ear of the Town Council, District Council and our local MP and we are an independent lobby group

Make use of our growing international links with France and Vietnam

Be part of a vibrant expanding town – there are lots of regeneration projects planned for Newhaven – UTEC, Wind Farm, Port Access road – all creating local jobs and business opportunities

Mentoring opportunities with local schools – supporting the employees of tomorrow

Get involved with the local community – benefit from showing your commitment and getting involved in the local business community

Affordable membership – Membership costs just £85.00 p.a. and £41.17 per month for the Breakfast Club. It is very easy to join – either online or by BACS, cheque or cash – call the Chamber office on 01273 517544 or email us for further details. 

Chamber Committee 2021

President: Mike Shorer, Mike Shorer Fine Jewellery 

Vice President: Annie Lorys, EEBS Translation

Secretary: Paul Boswell, Meeching Estate Agents

Treasurer: Helen Macauley, HM Bookkeeping and Payroll Services

Committee Member: Julia Johnson, Fine Marketing 

Committee Member: Emma Scorgie, Utility Warehouse

Committee Member: Dan Gravenor, DG (Dangerous Goods) Solutions

The Newhaven Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organisation, run by the members for the members and is led by an executive committee, which is chaired by the President and has a number of other members.

Membership of the executive is made via application, once an ordinary member has been an ‘active’ member for at least one year and meets the advertised role specification.

Chamber members vote in the executive committee member at the annual general meeting (AGM) or are co-opted if a vacancy arises until the AGM. Membership of the working groups is based upon relevant professional experience and again an application process is required.

The Chamber’s day-to-day business is managed by the Chamber President and secretary. 

All executive committee members are voluntary and non-paid positions where business representatives give their time in-kind.