Stowmarket & District Chamber of Commerce

Helping you thrive

Running a business can be exciting but you also need to connect with other local businesses to help you develop and support you on leading your business. Stowmarket & District Chamber of Commerce is a friendly group of local business people that are here to help local business Grow and Prosper.  We are here to:

  • Champion what you do
  • Connect Stowmarket & District businesses to help one another
  • Communicate best businesses practice, support and development


Friendly connections

We are not a stuffy business group. We are friendly local business people who are looking to connect and encourage one another. If you would like face-to-face connections, we currently run two popular monthly networking events and a yearly exhibition.

Are you a nervous new networker? Don’t worry – we’ll help you feel right at home. Just come along and chat with people – new leads and successful business partnerships begin with friendly relationships. Stowmarket & District Chamber of Commerce is a great place to start.

Breakfast Networking

For the early morning addicts, our breakfasts provide a great opportunity to meet with old friends, existing and potential customers and new businesses in the area and enjoy a delicious full English breakfast. Breakfasts are held on the 3rd Friday each month, and the next dates can be found in the sidebar. Booking is essential! We are currently running a hybrid format for our breakfasts so you can either attend in person or via Zoom.

Coffee Mornings

Or if the crack of dawn is not your thing, join us for friendly, relaxed and informal mid-morning networking over a cuppa. Drop in for 20 minutes or stay for an hour or two! No 60 seconds, no pressure, just nice people to chat to about business. Booking and payment are through Eventbrite so there is no messing around with cash.

(Occasionally our events are at a different venue, so do please check before you set off.)

Business Exhibition

In the Spring we run a popular business exhibition, the Mid Suffolk Business Exhibition (MSBE). It’s a thriving environment to meet local businesses and celebrate what you do.

There’s no pressure to join

(but we think you might like to)

You’re welcome to come to any of our events as many times as you like without being a Member. No-one will pressure you to join and you won’t be treated like a second-class citizen for not committing yourself. If you would like to join click here for details.

Here’s what a few of our Members say…

What our Members say - Stowmarket Chamber of Commerce

Even more to membership

When you become a member, you become part of a supportive community. You can become part of our ‘Community Connection’ network. This is a way for Stowmarket Chamber businesses to connect and support one another beyond networking meetings. We have Stowmarket Chamber CHAT which is a Facebook group to connect businesses, share requests, events and ask for advice. You also get access to Stowmarket Chamber CATALYST which is an online portal to provide valuable resources to help you thrive.

Do visit us

If you would like to explore what it is like to be part of a friendly, supportive group of local businesses that are here to help you thrive, then take a look at this website and come along as a guest to one of our events. We would love to see you.

Here’s what our visitors have to say

“Always welcoming, always friendly, and always relaxed”

I have been visiting the Stowmarket chamber networking breakfasts for a while now and find them to be a very refreshing group. There’s no pressure to join and you don’t feel ‘targeted’.

The speakers are informative and relevant, and I like that the content is aimed at local issues and smaller businesses.

Being a small business owner its reassuring to have a wealth of expertise to tap into, so we can all get up the ladder, and have fun doing it!

Paul Dennis Circle

Paul Dennis

Pure – Flooring, Beds & Home

“Stowmarket Chamber – a friendly, unstuffy group of people”

“I like Stowmarket Chamber as it is a friendly, unstuffy group of people, keen to help you in your business through their networking groups and other activities.

Their links to other external bodies also make sure that the voice of the self-employed and small business owners is heard by larger companies in the area and the local authority, helping to make Stowmarket a thriving place to live and work”.

Linda Barbour


Linda Barbour

Calm for Change


Stowmarket Chamber breakfast networking

Stowmarket Chamber breakfast networking

Upcoming Events

Please note that cut-off for booking Coffee Mornings is Thursday at midnight the day before and for Breakfasts is Wednesday, 12noon of that week as we have to let The Mix know numbers!

Note: New later start time for breakfast!!

Coffee Morning
Friday, 7th July 2024
10.00am-12.00noon at
Innovation Labs
Wharfside House
Prentice Road
Stowmarket IP14 1RD
Book here
Members £6.00 /Visitors £8.00

Networking Breakfast
Friday, 19th July 2024
7.15am-9.00am at
The Mix Stowmarket
127 Ipswich Street
Stowmarket IP14 1BB
Book here
Members £19.00/Visitors £24.50
Zoom attendees join at 7.45am
Online Members £4.50/Visitors £6.00

Thanks for joining us at MSBE 2024 and hope to see you at MSBE 2025!

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For information on other events in Suffolk

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce Events

Click here to visit the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce Events page

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