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GFSB MEMBER BENEFITS

Find out some of the advantages of being a member

Networking

NETWORKING

A key part of our service is offering our members excellent opportunities to network. With our regular speed networking events and our breakfast clubs, getting  your business known is easy.

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Advice & Support

ADVICE & SUPPORT

Starting and running a business can be challenging we are here to help you with practical advice and support to make sure that you have all the knowledge you need to give you the best chance of success.

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Discount System

DISCOUNT SCHEME

We have a growing discount scheme.

The goal is to aid companies to do business with each other at reduced rates.

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Events

EVENTS

We are continually holding events for our members. From our informative and interactive breakfast clubs to our training sessions. GFSB Events are a great place to network and grow your business contacts.

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CONFERENCE ROOM

For your business related meetings & training, get in touch today to rent now

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INNOVATION AWARDS

The GFSB Innovation Awards further promotes quality standards, business improvement, innovation and achievement for its members.

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TRAINING

We offer regular subsidised training on a large variety of topics.

Save 40-50% on regular costs of training in Gibraltar.

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YOUR VOICE

We represent Gibraltar businesses on many Boards, we apply pressure on the Government to try to get the best deals we can and can help you solve a great deal of business issues.

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LATEST NEWS

CELAC Update

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As you may know over the weekend the GFSB were involved with two meetings of the Covid Emergency Liaison and Advisory Committee (CELAC) with the Chief Minister.

Subsequently, the Chief Minister made some announcements on measures to support employers and employees during the crisis.

The practical details of which are still in the process of being finalised. As soon as the details are finalised and made public we will communicate them to our membership.

We understand your frustrations and concerns and are working hard to get them resolved. Please bear with us as we try to represent you all as best we can.

Documentation required at the border

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The GFSB have received a number of calls from worried members stating that their staff are being asked to produce NIE’s and S1’s from Gibraltar.

The S1 can ordinarily be obtained by contacting the Contributions Section of the Income Tax office via email on sicontributions@gibraltar.gov.gi

And providing them with:
a) Copy of the last payslip; and
b) ID or Passport

We do not know how long this process will take.

We have raised this concern with the relevant Government departments who are aware of this situation and are doing everything they can to ensure fluidity of movement at the border.

We advise our members to keep up to date with Government press releases. We will, in turn, provide you with further information as soon as we are able.

Please do continue to report concerns and issues to us to enable us to continue to report them to the Government on your behalf.

GFSB & Chamber welcome measures introduced to assist business

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The Chamber and the GFSB welcome the initial economic measures announced by the Chief Minister yesterday in order to help businesses during this crisis. The measures announced are a good start to alleviate some of the economic hardship to the businesses most affected at this moment in time by this crisis. We look forward to the implementation of additional measures in the short term to alleviate the economic impact which all of Gibraltar is suffering.

In this respect we will continue working with Government as we have done so far to ensure that we discuss and agree future economic measures as and when they are needed. Whilst the top priority for Gibraltar is to keep safe and adopt any measures that will delay and contain the spread of Covid 19, our priority must also be to safeguard our economy, safeguard our businesses and safeguard our employees. In these unprecedented times where Government is working tirelessly to ensure Gibraltar stays safe it is imperative that we work together and share the burden that has been forced upon us.

In response to questions by the Chamber of Commerce, the Government has confirmed this morning that “Distributive trades” as referred to in yesterday’s announcement most definitely includes “shops and general retail” except supermarkets and grocery vendors.

The Chamber and the GFSB particularly welcome the announcement by the Chief Minister that where the Government is the direct landlord of commercial premises, the Government will waive all rents for the second quarter of the calendar year 2020.

The Chamber and the GFSB fully endorse the call by the Chief Minister on private landlords to waive at least 50% of the rent due in the second quarter of the calendar year for businesses in these sectors. We encourage landlords to go beyond the 50% set as a minimum by the Chief Minister. Now is the time for landlords to share the burden and keep Gibraltar’s best interests at heart.

The Chamber and the GFSB ask that commercial landlords be as flexible as possible with their commercial tenants at this time, at least until the worst of the crisis has passed. Given the sudden and severe deterioration in trading conditions every one of us will be forced to make sacrifices to help others who are not in a position to do so. All assistance which landlords can give will help local businesses to continue.

The boards of the Chamber and the GFSB will continue to work with the Government and look at additional measures which may be needed.

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TESTIMONIALS

"We have been members of the GFSB for several years now and find it a valuable membership for our business. Getting to use the training room facilities and all that they provide there is a great help for us in our business. The admin team are always very friendly and helpful to us if we have any questions. We particularly like the regular breakfast meetings and the speed networking events which allow us to meet other members and learn valuable information."

Brenda CubyBC Training

“We are a new local business still in our first year of trading. We joined the GFSB following a recommendation from another member and we are very pleased that we did. It offers great value for money, the staff are friendly and helpful and the events they have organised thus far have provided excellent networking opportunities as well as helping us to gain valuable insight into various local industries.”

Jake JulianCityGuide

"The GFSB networking events are of tremendous value to our business development strategy, having opened doors and provided very interesting leads from local companies, who have in turn shown a strong demand for our services. They have helped us both grow and further promote our local business and services to a wider corporate audience."

Brendan GoltElitech

"We have found the GFSB to be a very useful resource for obtaining local business advice, as well as networking opportunities. They have been instrumental in helping us to shape our business."

Paul JenningsRock IT
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