Yeovil Chamber AGM and Spring Social

 

At The No5 Diner

Tuesday 28 March 2017  7.00-9.00pm

 

2017 AGM formalities and brief overview of past Chamber work and future plans

Followed by a Buffet and informal networking

 

Members £15, Non-Members £18

 

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DavidThe President's Heartbeat Message

10th March 2017

On 9th March, I met with the new CEO of South Somerset District Council.  Alex Parmley hails from Blackpool and was former Corporate Director at Eastleigh Borough Council, near Southampton.  Alex took up his position at SSDC during October 2016, and I look forward to working with him in future.  At our 45-minute meeting we covered all the bases, and saw eye-to-eye on all issues.  Alex is in touch with the big picture, open, visionary, and is someone who I feel Chamber and the business community will be able to work with on many levels.  Alex outlined his plans for SSDC, and how he wants to see Yeovil ‘punching above it’s weight’.  I was able to explain the role of Chamber, discuss recent Chamber activities with Leonardo, and Yeovil College, and our efforts with the BA20 Forum to bring the town centre business community to the economic regeneration table.  Alex is keen for himself and his team to get out and about, and has accepted my open invitation to future Chamber events, to allow members the opportunity to meet with Alex.  Our already good working relationship with Chamber member SSDC is now set to go to the next level, as is the economic development of Yeovil.

David Woan - President, Yeovil Chamber

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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.