About the Chamber
Worthing and Adur Chamber is a friendly and dynamic membership organisation that puts your business needs first. Our members are a diverse mix of large and small companies, all with the same aim of succeeding in business.
Becoming a Member means that there will always be a helping hand on offer. You can benefit from attending our events, look at training opportunities for both you and your team, gain business support and advice, or collaborate with us to promote your business – whatever you need, we will support you.
Worthing and Adur Chamber of Commerce has been in existence since 1920, find out about the history of the Chamber here. Since then, the governance and running of the Chamber has been overseen by a team of volunteers. More recently, the volunteer Executive Committee has been supported by a small, but enthusiastic, team of employees.
We’re so much more than just networking!
Meet the Team
Hi, I'm Tracie, I've been with the Chamber since January 2008.
I started just doing 2 hours a week and gradually that has increased to my current hours! I'm the Operations Manager which involved looking after the general day to day running of the Chamber along with managing Tina!!!! We are lucky to have a fantastic team and all have very different strengths that complement each other.
Likes: Trampolining, dogs, Harry Potter & tea!
Dislikes: Lifts, public speaking and tuna
Hi, I'm Lauren, I've been working with the Chamber since October 2017.
I manage the digital marketing for the Chamber. I edit and update the Chamber website, run the social media accounts and send out the marketing emails. I also work alongside Tracie to help organise events and publish the Chamber's magazine, Chamber Connect.
Likes: Animals (especially dogs and cats!), tea, Christmas and sunny weather.
Dislikes: Fish, the dark and spiders!
The Executive Committee is sworn in each year at the AGM. Each Executive Committee Member has their own specialist area to oversee, which usually includes a Working Group. The Executive Committee sets the strategic direction of the Chamber and
The Working Groups are made up of volunteers who meet on a regular basis with the aim of assisting to deliver the Chamber’s business plan. The Chamber welcomes volunteers for any of the groups and would encourage you to
The Chamber Ambassadors are a group of volunteers, they are all long standing members of the Chamber who have gone over and above to support fellow members, promote the values of the Chamber and get involved in the working groups. They are invited to become an Ambassador in recognition of their dedication to the Chamber.
Their primary focus is to be of assistance to Chamber members,
Chamber Patron - Gillian Fielding
Worthing & Adur Chamber are proud to have Gillian Fielding as their patron. Gill Fielding is a self-made millionaire with a no-nonsense, positive approach to finance and a personal mission to educate the nation in managing and improving their own financial position.
Gill is well-known for her appearance on Channel 4’s Secret Millionaire where she gave away nearly £250,000 to good causes. She has also been a Celebrity Egghead (BBC2); a guest at Hotel GB (Channel 4) and a business expert on The Apprentice – You’re Fired show (BBC2).
Quote from Gillian: “If you want to travel fast, go alone but if want to travel far, go together”
Gillian has been the Chamber patron since 2009. She has supported the Chamber at Business to Business exhibitions through workshops and her inspiring AGM talks.
We appreciate her taking the time to support the Chamber and the local business community.
In 2013, The Worthing & Adur Chamber Team embarked on a project to research the history of the Chamber, kindly funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. This project is a legacy of Roy Bishop, who was a past Chamber president and was actively involved in the Chamber for 63 years, Roy had been collecting archive materials for a number of a years, this information was the basis of the project.
Find out about this fascinating project and Chamber's history here.