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Enjoy fantastic business networking events and access to valuable expert advice and documentation through our new Business Membership Grant.  This will provide a free year of membership to one or two business membership organisations.


Watford Borough Council has partnered with Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce and the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) to deliver a new discounted membership scheme for Watford businesses.

Hertfordshire Chamber and the Federation of Small Businesses have each provided a 20% discount on their membership fees for businesses based in Watford. The Watford Business Membership Grant will then pay the remaining 100% of the fees for the first year, granting each business a free year of membership to either organisation, or both.


The grant is available for new memberships only.  We are unable to offer grants to those seeking to renew their membership or with membership which has lapsed.  Their membership packages offer a wide range of valuable benefits to businesses.  If you are self-employed, or a small business, the FSB’s membership may be the one for you.  If you are a company which trades overseas, or is considering this opportunity, the Hertfordshire Chamber’s silver or gold packages will be of particular interest.

Packages at a glance

Membership includes:


Who can apply?

A business, or self employed individual, can take part in the programme if it meets the following criteria:

  • It operates in Watford.

  • It is seeking to become a new member of either the FSB or Hertfordshire Chamber.  Those who are already members, or are lapsed members are not eligible.

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How much is the grant worth?

Hertfordshire Chamber and the FSB have each provided a 20% discount on their membership fees.  The membership grant will pay 100% of the remaining fee, providing free membership for one year. 

Who do I contact?


Hertfordshire Chamber:

Contact Gemma Rydqvist, Head of Customer Relations.

Email  Mobile: 07377 361609



Contact Paul Randell, Local FSB Business Advisor.

Email   Mobile: 07779 410495

How long does the programme run for?


The programme will run until all grant funds are allocated.  We expect high demand so contact the FSB/Hertfordshire Chamber now.

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