Chamber Assembly

What is Assembly?

The Chamber Assembly is the main forum for Chamber members to bring forward business issues, discuss their impact and agree the action that needs taking.

Guided by the Policy & Campaign Committee and with input from members at the local Action for Business events, Chamber surveys such as the Quarterly Economic Survey and information gathered from regular meetings with members, the Assembly plays a crucial role on behalf of the Chamber's 4,800 members – it acts as a sounding board, decision-making group and a focal point to tackle business issues across the Greater Manchester business community.

Held quarterly, the Assembly meetings, chaired by Chamber President, Wayne Jones OBE, have undergone a change in format recently to make sure they remain a vital and valued element of the Chamber's work on behalf of its members. With open forum debate, interactive voting and expert speakers there are a number of ways for members to get involved.

There are elected Assembly member positions available for Chamber members and other positions such as Local Presidents who play a more formal role in the Assembly, championing local business issues. Assembly members get advanced notice to meetings with key local and national political and business leaders, as well as other opportunities to play a major role in other parts of the Chamber’s work.

With the impact of 'Brexit', the change in government and the upcoming mayoral elections there are plenty of issues to agree on and the action that should be taken.


The application process to be part of the Chamber Assembly has now closed for this year. Many thanks to everyone who expressed an interest.

We look forward to welcoming new members into the Assembly soon and hearing their views.

For more information about Assembly, please email chris.fletcher@gmchamber.co.uk