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Business networking

Business organisations

Chamber of Commerce

The Bedfordshire and Luton Chamber of Commerce offer a range of services, including:

  • networking events
  • promotional opportunities
  • export documentation
  • lobbying and representation
  • exclusive discounts to cut members' running costs

Find out more on the Bedfordshire and Luton Chamber of Commerce (link opens in new window) website, or call 0845 390 1345.

Institute of Directors (IoD)

The IoD is the longest standing organisation to serve and support business leaders, with over 100 years of service in raising professional standards worldwide.

For more information, please contact Roger Talbot at, or visit the Institute of Directors (link opens in new window) website.

Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)

The FSB is the largest campaigning pressure group promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and owners of small firms. Formed in 1974, it now has over 185,000 members across 33 regions and 230 branches.

It offers assistance and support 24 hours a day, while its lobbying arm - led by the Westminster Press and Parliamentary office - applies pressure on MPs, Government and Whitehall, lobbies politicians in their constituencies and puts the FSB viewpoint over to the media.

For more information, call 01582 472922, email or visit the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) (link opens in new window) website.