GRTU – Malta Chamber of SMEs

Founded in 1948, GRTU is today a fully recognised constituted body and social partner at law, representing its members on Malta’s Council for Economic and Social Development (MCESD).

With over 7,000 members, GRTU represents the largest group of retailers of goods and services, contractors, distributors, wholesalers and independent technical and professional services. GRTU is today considered to be the major organisation that continually campaigns for the rights of enterprises on a sectoral, local and national level.

The GRTU’s intention is to promote small enterprises in Malta and Gozo and act as a national representative voice with the ability to negotiate a
betterment of current and future business prospects. Its target is to organize licensed businesses in Malta, particularly those in the retail, wholesale and service sector, so that they can achieve higher levels of efficiency and standards of operation.

GRTU’s policies have always been geared towards the fostering of private venture and the advancement of small and medium-sized owner-managed
enterprises. GRTU believes that greater prosperity is within reach if commercial principles and practices rather than political ideology guide
policy-making. In recent years, GRTU has embarked on a decentralization programme in which entrepreneurs from different areas meet on a regular basis to discuss their problems. Each zone elects its representative whose aim is to co-ordinate between the locality and central administration.

Contact Us

  • Address: GRTU, 157, Archbishop Street, Valletta. Malta
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  • Phone: 00356 21232881
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