Christmas Event

 

We are now planning our Christmas Event so please look out for further information

This Event will be extremely popular, so please book as soon as posted on the website so you don't miss out!

Come and meet other Chamber Members and network over a delicious meal

 

 

DavidThe President's Heartbeat Message

6th September 2016

I was honoured to be invited to brief a full Yeovil Town Council meeting on how Chamber works, and our aims and achievements.  I took this opportunity to describe the challenges faced by the retail sector, and how online shopping and unfair town centre business rates, create the conditions played out in Yeovil town centre. I also stated that the days of local authorities 'prescribing' what they think are best for our town centre are gone.  A new concept of a 'destination town' is evolving, requiring local authorities to allow retailers more say; for joined-up thinking to devise events and footfall initiatives, bringing people into town and spending money with our retail & leisure sector.  I told Councillors of our partnerships with SSDC, Somerset County Highways, our MP, The Quedam, and of our work with Yeovil College, and other Stakeholders.  For the town centre to flourish, retailers & authorities must now be open-minded and creative; offering compelling reasons for people and business to come to Yeovil.  Nothing less than 100% joined up thinking is crucial to the future prosperity of Yeovil.

David Woan - President, Yeovil Chamber

So Why Join Yeovil Chamber?

Benefits start from as little as £53 per year.  Networking opportunities with over 130 local businesses of all sizes and from all sectors, PLUS business support via connections with local, regional & national government figureheads.  This unique dual function makes Yeovil Chamber the BIG voice for the business community.

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Welcome to the Yeovil Chamber of Trade & Commerce website

Yeovil Chamber is the BIG voice for business and commerce for local, regional, and national issues; actively promoting new opportunities for our members, and the wider business community.

To keep members informed and empowered, our Executive Committee meets monthly, and regularly engages with Stakeholders such as Yeovil Town Council, South Somerset District Council, Somerset County Council, Avon & Somerset Police, the Western Gazette, and our Member of Parliament.  Through these relationships, we are able lobby and fight for the business community, all the way up to Westminster, on hot issues such as business rates, and broadband provision.

Our work with Yeovil College on the Employer Ambassador initiative, encourages business people to mentor students and assist with aligning the curriculum to match local employment needs, and has brought patronage from Yeovil College.

Chamber now has a direct influence on the delivery of the economic regeneration budget, through our work with South Somerset District Council, and our board membership of the Yeovil Vision group.

Our membership of the Yeovil One Crime & Safety Team sees Chamber working with the PCC, senior police officers, and town centre security officers, to keep crime rates low, and keep anti-social behaviour out of Yeovil town centre.

We also offer a variety of regular, high-quality, and informal networking events to entertain, inform, and promote networking opportunities between business people.

Whether you are a one-person enterprise or a large employer, membership of Yeovil Chamber can make a difference!