Yeovil Business Awards 2015

Business Association & Networking Group Winner 2015

&

Outstanding Contribution by an Individual (Jason Livingstone)

Upcoming Events

16th Jul 2015
SUMMER LUNCH

 

 

DavidThe President's View

Further to the ‘Education & Industry’ piece in our June e.news, I met with John Evans, Principal of Yeovil College, and the following day I attended their impressive FE awards ceremony. Chamber is now working with Yeovil College to connect YOU as an employer member directly into how students are prepared for the world of the local jobs/careers market. Other regional towns already harness this joined-up strategy, which has been proven to positively influence their local economy. Amongst other activities, Yeovil College familiarises students with the (sometimes alien) concept of dealing with adults, to complement their academic qualifications. This increases student confidence allowing them to maximise their full potential when they arrive on your doorstep looking for work. Students are our future, and Yeovil College want local employers to be involved as much as possible with tailoring the prospectus to meet the needs of the business community. Keep a look out for more on this in the coming weeks.

Why Join the Chamber?

DID YOU KNOW membership of Yeovil Chamber starts from as little as £53 per year? Networking opportunities with over 120 local businesses of all sizes and from all sectors of industry & commerce; PLUS business support via an unrivalled network of connections with local, regional and national government figureheads. This dual support role makes Yeovil Chamber unique amongst local networking groups. Yeovil Chamber; the BIG voice for you and your business community.

David Woan - President

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Welcome to the Website of Yeovil Chamber of Trade & Commerce

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 regularly engage with other stakeholders such as Yeovil Town Council, South Somerset District Council, Somerset County Council, Avon & Somerset Police, the Western Gazette, and our Member of Parliament.  Yeovil Chamber is also a board member of Yeovil Town Team.

We will continue to lobby all the way up to central Government to bring about much-needed change to the unfair and distorted delivery of business rates.  High business rates continue to be a major cause of empty shops in Yeovil town centre.

Despite Government commitment, provision for superfast broadband remains patchy in and around the Yeovil area, and we will continue to fight for full rural and urban coverage in the Yeovil area.  Broadband is no longer a luxury; it is a necessity.

We continue to work with South Somerset District Council, to encourage delivery of a flexible and commercial approach to town centre car parking facilities and rates.

Our ongoing work with Avon & Somerset Police has put more officers on the beat, to reduce crime in Yeovil town centre.

We also offer a variety of regular events to entertain, inform, and promote high-quality, informal networking opportunities, and a variety of discounted rates when engaging the services of other member businesses.

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