Patronage is a partnership between South Cheshire Chamber and those businesses and organisations that want to take a leading role in the local business community. Our Patrons are South Cheshire Chamber ambassadors at the forefront of the South Cheshire business community, helping to influence its future and development. They help provide support and resource to South Cheshire Chamber so we can lobby and provide activities to develop the local economy.
South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry is proud to have the following businesses as Patrons of our organisation:
AO was founded by CEO John Roberts in 2000 after a £1 bet that he couldn’t change the face of the white goods market, now two decades later, the business stocks a range of 12,000 electrical products.
In 2009, AO acquired the two-person delivery company Expert Logistics - now AO Logistics - it offers next day delivery and installation services to over 90% of UK postcode’s seven days a week. AO’s expert fleets can install both freestanding and integrated appliances and they can also take old items away to be recycled at their plant in Telford. This provides customers peace of mind that from start to finish AO can deal with every step of the delivery process for them.
AO’s UK operation currently has over 1.5 million sq ft of warehousing space with four distribution warehouses based in Crewe.
Assurant is a global provider of lifestyle and automotive solutions that help leading brands grow revenue, manage risk, and deliver a great experience for their customers. They help their clients connect and protect over 300 million consumers around the world.
In the UK, Assurant is one of the leading providers of mobile device protection and employs just under 1,000 people, the vast majority of whom are based in the European head office in Crewe, specialising in delivering excellent service to their clients and their clients’ customers.
Bentley Motors is the most sought after luxury car brand in the world. The company's headquarters in Crewe is home to all of its operations including design, R&D, engineering and production of the company's model lines.
The combination of fine craftsmanship, using skills that have been handed down through generations, alongside engineering expertise and cutting edge technology is unique to brands such as Bentley.
Cheshire College South & West
Cheshire College is the largest provider of post-16 education in the region offering exciting opportunities to 11,000 learners and 1,000 Apprentices. Their state-of-the-art Campuses in Crewe, Ellesmere Port and Chester have world-class facilities which are the result of a £140m investment in the latest technology and real work environments.
The College provides learners with the skills, experience and qualifications that will prepare them for their future career or higher-level study and encourage them to become confident individuals who will make valuable contributions to businesses and the local economy.
The Guiness Partnership
We were founded in 1890 to improve people's lives and create possibilities for them. What we're here for hasn't changed. We fulfil our purpose, our social purpose, by providing great homes and services including care services - to over 140,000 customers across the country.
The work that housing associations do is important, and there is an extraordinary demand for our homes and services. We want to do as much as possible to meet that demand, and to be here for as many people as possible.
Manchester Metropolitan University
We are a great, modern university, in a great global city, we have a driving ambition to discover and disseminate knowledge, to make higher education accessible and beneficial to all those with the passion and ability to succeed.
The University has 6 faculties, 12 research centres and a range of departments, schools and professional support services that support the work of the University.
We opened our first-ever mill over 340 years ago in South Cheshire - the place we're still proud to call home today. Ever since, we've been dedicated to helping Britain wake up to a better-quality breakfast each and every morning.
How? Well, that's all down to our very talented millers. It's these expert craftsmen and women who, with 15 generations' worth of knowledge, continue to pioneer smart new ways to create utter oat perfection.
Reaseheath College is one of the UK's leading land-based colleges based in Cheshire. Offering a range of further education, apprenticeships, higher education and part-time courses. We have nearly 7,500 students from over 110 local authorities and from many other countries studying here, and many of our full-time students live on campus.
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