The earliest mention in historical records of the Chamber of Commerce in Newham was in 1903. The current organisation has resulted from a merger of two chambers – West Ham and East Ham – on January 1st, 1967.

In President Peter Harvey’s own words:

“A Chamber of Commerce is an organisation which should provide practical information to members, enable networking to occur so that local businesses can promote themselves and to discuss mutual problems with others, campaign to make life better for owners and staff of companies and have strong links at Parliamentary and local government level.”

NCC meets all these criteria and is the voice of business in the East London borough of Newham.


Monthly meetings and, in 2016, nine networking evenings, are held at various Newham venues. To book, email John James at

Practical Information

Regular information bulletins are distributed to members to keep them abreast of news affecting businesses. After breakfast meetings, various specialists provide one-to-one advice sessions.


Regular meetings are held with senior Newham Council officers and contact is maintained with Newham’s two MPs. Recent campaigns have included getting increased Thames crossings; even better customer facilities at London City Airport and support for its expanded flights to more destinations; a Crossrail 2 link through Newham to Barking.


Our member companies range from international firms like Tate & Lyle and London City Airport to medium, small and one-person businesses. We have over 200 members and an email list approaching 800 names.