What is the Chamber of Trade?
Burford Chamber of Trade is a voluntary organisation representing business and professional interest within and around Burford. It is run by its members for its members and was founded in 1967. It's objectives are;
"with the object to create a spirit of goodwill, unity and friendship among trading and commercial interests with benefits to the said area and to promote the town of Burford and its businesses."
Despite the small size of Burford, the Chamber has managed to contribute a considerable amount to the business welfare of the Town, as well as allowing members to meet for social events.
What are the benefits of membership?
Free entry on the Burford Chamber of Trade website
Free entry on the West Oxfordshire District Council ‘Oxfordshire Cotswolds’ Tourism website
Free promotion and publicity on the official Burford social media pages
Discounted courses and training
Discounted seasonal display goods
Participation and favourable charges at social and business networking events set up by the Chamber
Participation in the Chamber of Trade LinkedIn group and Social Media groups
How can I join?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form and return it to Jayne Lewin, the membership secretary and treasurer at Burford Woodcraft, 144 High Street, Burford, along with your first subscription payment.
How much does it cost?
Membership is calculated on a sliding scale and based on number of employees
1-5 employees (or full time equivalent) - £50 per annum
6-20 employees (or full equivalent) - £70 per annum
21+ employees (or full time equivalent) - £100 per annum
Who are the committee members?
Gemma Finch, The Angel at Burford, 14 Witney Street, Burford Oxfordshire. OX18 4SN
Hon Treasurer: and Membership Secretary:
Jayne Lewin, Burford Woodcraft, 144 High Street, Burford, Oxfordshire. OX18 4QU
Tel: 01993 823479
Robert Lewin, Burford Woodcraft, 144 High Street, Burford, Oxfordshire. OX18 4QU
Tel: 01993 823479
Sam Al Samad, Spice Lounge, 81 High Street, Burford, OX18 4QA
Tel: 01993 823450
Hamish Lauder, Oxford Brush Company/Oxford Shirt Company, 54 High Street, Burford, OX18 4QF
Tel: 01993 824148
Rob Broadbent, Lynwood & Co, 134 High Street, Burford, OX18 4QU
Tel: 01993 822543
Ed Aspey, Slate Clothing, 65 High Street, Burford, OX18 4QA
Tel: 01993 822315
Amanda Hanley, Amanda Hanley By Design, The Gallery, 69 High Street, Burford, OX18 4QA
Tel: 01993 822899
Michael Taubenheim, Three French Hens, 59 High Street, Burford, OX18 4QA
Tel: 07711 342608
James Skinner, Tayler & Fletcher, Providence House, 49 High Street, Burford, Oxfordshire, OX18 4QA
Tel: 01993 220579
About the chamber logo
The Chamber of Trade logo is based on the old Burford seal, of the ‘Ramping Cat’ of Burford, or more correctly, the lion rampant gardant – that is upright and facing the viewer. It was redesigned in 2014 to give it a more current look while still maintaining it's historical significance.
It was originally the badge of Robert FitzHamon who granted the charter which established the merchants’ guild between 1088 and 1107.