Bristol Junior Chamber is proud to have played an important role in contributing to the history of Bristol by furthering trade, commerce and industry, since it was founded in 1948. BJC has been involved with a number of high-profile projects including:
- The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta – Formed by the BJC in 1978 and now one of the UK’s top five outdoor events.
- Bristol’s Heritage Walk – Formed by the BJC in 1984 in conjunction with the Bristol Tourist Information Centre, numbered plaques enable visitors to walk around some of the most exciting parts of the city centre.
- Secret Underground Bristol Book
- Bristol and Ballooning Book
- Brunel 200 – Exhibitions, projects and celebrations taking place during 2006 to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
The Objectives of Bristol Junior Chamber:
(a) To promote the trade, commerce, and industry of Bristol and its environs and the United Kingdom generally.
(b) To collect and disseminate statistical and other information relating to trade, commerce and industry.
(c) To promote, support or oppose legislative or other measures affecting trade, commerce and industry.
(d) To assist and support Business West in the attainment of objects (a), (b) and (c) above.
(e) To give experience to members in the procedure and conducting of business meetings and opportunity to acquire and develop other skills useful in business.
(f) To inform Business West of the views of members in relation trade, commerce, industry and shipping.
(g) To develop the acquaintance of members through the media of their business occupations and social activities.
(h) To promote membership of Business West.
(paraphrased from the memorandum of the Bristol Junior Chamber)