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PROFILE

Border-Kei Chamber of Business provides key services to over 700 member organisations, and aims to be the “voice of business” in the area.

• Trade & Information desk – Chamber is geared

Value proposition To be the “voice of business” promoting an environment for growth and sustainability through maintaining strong, proactive relations with both internal and external stakeholders, including provincial and local government, member companies, other business organisations and organised labour. Geographic areas of operation Border-Kei Chamber of Business (BKCOB) has offices in East London and Queenstown which serve the greater Border-Kei region. Services and benefits to members BKCOB offers the following key services: Member listing – After joining, members receive the member listing as part of their package. • Border-Kei Chamber of Business Membership Certificate. • New members’ induction and networking functions – The chamber holds six new members’ induction and networking functions annually, and these provide a valuable informal but structured opportunity to meet a broad range of businesspeople. • Letters of support – The chamber provides letters of support to members trying to access government tenders, and letters of introduction for members attempting to expand their business footprint. • Business Hi-Lite Magazine – This glossy B2B magazine is produced quarterly adding relevant topics and information/news of what’s happening. It also features chamber activities and developments in the area. EASTERN CAPE BUSINESS 2018

to provide information on almost any matter or topic. We also liaise with a number of Embassies and Trade Consuls to seek business and trade opportunities. • Investbuffalocity.com – A collaborative initiative where members can find various economic information on Buffalo City. It provides a platform to attract international investors, as well as provide exposure for local companies. • Committees – The chamber has a robust and effective committee structure to facilitate members’ participation, and to enable the chamber to fulfil its role as the “voice of business”. Over 120 voluntary business professionals participate.

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Turnover BKCOB represents over 650 member organisations that generate an estimated annual turnover of R73-billion, and that employ some 58 000 people who earn an estimated annual income of R19-billion in total.

KEY CONTACTS Executive Director: Les Holbrook Head of Communications: Candi Ferreira Tel: +27 43 743 8438 | Fax: +27 43 748 1507 Email: info@bkcob.co.za or communications@bkcob.co.za Physical address: Chamber House, The Hub, Beacon Bay, Bonza Bay Road, East London Website: www.bkcob.co.za Contact: Jacqui Austin at members@bkcob.co.za or 043 743 8438.

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