Purpose Media Lands Chamber Contract

Bondholder Purpose Media has been commissioned to create the new website for national business body, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).

The firm has been tasked with creating a more modern online platform which is engaging for visitors and solidifies BCC’s position as the UK’s leading business organisation.

BCC is the umbrella body for an independent and influential network of accredited Chambers of Commerce based in every region of the UK, and in key markets around the world. The network represents businesses of all sizes and sectors and supports more than five million employees in the UK.

The new website is aimed at positioning BCC as a modern, dynamic, forward-thinking organisation with business at its heart. It will act as a central online hub, giving businesses, regional Chambers, politicians and policymakers easy access to information about key BCC and Chamber network activities across a range of devices and social media channels. It will also consolidate several existing standalone BCC websites on to a single platform.

Purpose Media was awarded the contract after a competitive procurement process which saw agencies from across the UK submit tenders. It was chosen from a shortlist of six companies, following a pitch at BCC’s London head office. 

Matt Wheatcroft, the firm’s managing director, said: “We’re a long-standing supporter of Chambers of Commerce, so are thrilled to have won this contract. BCC is a fantastic organisation which does a lot of great work to help businesses across the UK to flourish, succeed and realise their trading ambitions.

“We’ve been a proud patron of our local East Midlands Chamber and have worked closely with it for a number of years, so we feel uniquely-placed to deliver an online platform which positions BCC at the heart of the national business agenda.” 

Allan Williams, Senior Press and Communications Manager at the BCC, added: “We’re delighted to be working with Purpose Media on this project. It was an incredibly competitive process, but Purpose Media’s detailed understanding of how the BCC needs to position itself externally, aligned with their clear technical expertise, made them the stand-out choice.”