Making Stroud Better for Business

Welcome to the Stroud Chamber of Trade.

We are an organisation of individuals and companies trading in Stroud town centre and the surrounding district. From sole traders to limited companies, both retail and commercial - we work together.

News Headlines

22 May 2019 | Our response to the increase in graffiti in the town

We have long been blighted by graffiti appearing in our town, but this has increased significantly in recent days. In response to this rise, and following an interview with the Stroud News and Journal, read what we have to say (and what we are doing) here.

27 Mar 2019 | Our response to the recent closure another shop in Stroud

Following the sad news that another long-established shop has closed in Stroud, The Citizen asked for our reaction. Read our response here.

01 Mar 2019 | What's your Chamber of Trade been doing for you?

Just three months on from the publishing of our 2018 focus survey, our Committee has been hard at work meeting with authorities, negotiating plans and communicating with both businesses and the public. Read our report here.

21 Feb 2019 | Addressing disproportionate fundraising in Stroud

Our members reported to the Committee that their customers were being aggravated by face-to-face fundraisers in town, who were present in large numbers. The Chamber took swift action to investigate what could be done, to approach some of the fundraiser directly, and formulate a plan for the future that can balance the needs of fundraisers with the needs of those who wish to enjoy Stroud. You can read more here.

20 Feb 2019 | 2019 Events Calendar taking shape

The 2019 events calendar is taking shape, with a visit to the CCTV Control Room having taken place in February 2019 and our first Workshop of the season (Taking your place on the Internet | Tuesday 19th March) open for bookings. Visit our Events page for more details.

16 Jan 2019 | New Stroud-centric Business to Consumer service launched 

The first part of the InStroud initiative launched today, raising awareness of businesses in the town and reducing the need to travel further afield for goods and services that are available locally. Learn more here.

17 Dec 2018 | How will the opening of Aldi in Stroud impact our High Street?

Given the concerns raised at Planning stage, we are asked our opinion on the opening of Aldi last week and how it could impact the High Street in Stroud.
Read our response here.

05 Dec 2018 | What concerns the businesses of Stroud most?

Stroud Chamber of Trade publishes its 2018 Focus Survey.