Business Speed Networking

Venue: Yeovil Golf Club, Yeovil

Date: 20th Jul 2017

Time: 07:30

Member Price: £10.00

Regular Price: £15.00

Venue: Yeovil Golf Club

Date: 20th July     Time: 07:30

Member Price: £10

Non-member Price: £15

This networking event is designed to give maximum opportunity to businesses to meet each other. Unlike other events you will get a chance to meet everybody in attendance and you will get much more than the standard 30 seconds to discuss your business to the group.

Come along, ready to make valuable new contacts by bringing your business cards and any display material about your company. On arrival, you will also receive a delegates list of all the attendees so you can make valuable notes.

• 7.30am Arrival, registration and badges. Coffee/Tea/Juice

• 7.40am Sit down anywhere. Welcome from the President

• 7.45am 1 minute introductions around the room

• 8.00am Breakfast (self service)

• 8.20am Roundtable Networking - 2 minutes each open discussion

• 9.00am Wrap-up & close

• 9.15am Open Networking

Full English Breakfast-please contact secretary@yeovilchamber.org if you require a Vegetarian option.

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DavidThe President's Heartbeat Message

23rd June 2017

As the Eastern corridor roadworks at Lyde Road are scaled down, I took time to review the work between Chamber and Somerset County Council Highways (SCCH) team. Since May 2016 SCCH has delivered a twice-yearly briefing to Yeovil Chamber Executive.  These briefings allowing Chamber to lobby on behalf of member businesses, minimising disruption created by road works.  Although challenging, the work is necessary to upgrade the Yeovil road system to cope with the traffic demands of our growing town. The Chamber lobby secured an early finish to the 2015 Horsey roundabout work, with a reduction in road closures towards the end of the project. Also; Chamber was able to reschedule the July 2017 Flushing Meadow/A30 works away from what was planned for the busy 2016 Christmas run-up period, along with a reduced project timescale from four weeks to two weeks, by 24/7 working practices.  Affected businesses were visited by SCCH and consulted, to allow continued access during the works period. Chamber members affected by roadworks can now contact Mike Fear or Neil McWilliams, based at South Somerset Area Highways Office, Mead Avenue, Houndstone Business Park, Yeovil, BA22 8RT countyroads-southsom@somerset.gov.uk. When communicating with SCC, and to ensure the support of Yeovil Chamber: (a); always refer to yourself as a business owner and Chamber member, (b); give the location of the road works affecting your business, and (c); clearly and specifically state the impact upon your business activities.

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 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 on behalf of 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.

Member feedback tells us that smaller employers, the professional sector and SMEs join Chamber for the networking opportunities.  Larger employers join Chamber to offer support and a presence within the business community.  Large or small, and whatever the sector, membership of Yeovil Chamber can make a difference to your business.