Newcastle-under-Lyme Town Deal member profiles

Staffordshire Chambers

Gemma Whalley - Head of Marketing and Events

Board role



Digital Society Centre (Objective 2)


The Chamber has been in existence for over 200 years - the first association was established in 1813 and became incorporated in 1949.

It was born out of a desire from businesses to meet and trade together, for there to be an organisation to represent the interest of commerce and industry and to ensure that there was a voice for business.

There has also been a need for an organisation to deliver services to help businesses to start, grow and succeed. Staffordshire Chambers continue to deliver this role.

It has developed a wider role with the recognition of the contribution that the business community makes to economic and social success.