Why join Newtownards Chamber of Trade?


  • To have the support of like-minded local business owners facing similar challenges.

  • To have an avenue for communication for local news and events.

  • To enable planning of staff, promotions etc. in advance, expanding business opportunities.

  • To help local businesses work together to increase sales and improve footfall, whilst promoting Ards as a unique area for shopping, eating and staying.

  • To act as one voice when dealing with authorities, council and government on local business matters. Board members regularly attend meetings on your behalf.

  • To share in the wealth of educational and training experience available to Ards businesses.

  • To avail of Member services – free advertising on the shopnewtownards.com Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter and joint advertising of Ards on TV, radio and in local and national

  • To be part of the Safe Shop Scheme instilling customer confidence while shopping in light of the current situation.


Who can join?

Any business, local or nationally owned or managed (Owner / Manager / Supervisor), from the business attends the meeting and responds to the communications. Meetings are scheduled quarterly with an additional AGM, venue can vary depending on the event – most communication is via email so you can read it in your own time.

Contact Us

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Chamber Contacts:

President: Derek Wright: president@ardschamber.com
Vice President: Leigh Nelson: vicepresident@ardschamber.com
Treasurer: Peter Bond: treasurer@ardschamber.com
Secretary: Heather Lavery: secretary@ardschamber.com

Admin: Heather Taylor: heather.taylor@ardschamber.com