Yeovil Business Awards 2015

Business Association & Networking Group Winner 2015

&

Outstanding Contribution by an Individual (Jason Livingstone)

Upcoming Events

04th Sep 2015
MP Question Time

 

17th Sep 2015
Tapas and Quiz Night

 

 

DavidThe President's Heartbeat Message

21st August 2015

The arrival of the Premier Inn and upcoming reconnection of the rail link between Junction and Pen Mill stations are the tentative beginnings of a renaissance in Yeovil. These companies have recognised that upward change is happening in Yeovil, and others may follow their lead.

From my point of view, I see the balance of influence in Yeovil moving towards open-minded can-do people with commercial sense, sending out a clear signal that Yeovil is open for business.

Yeovil Chamber continues to lobby and work with those who can bring about change. If our pressure can bring about much-needed change to business rates and deliver broadband coverage, and consumers have reasons to visit Yeovil, the conditions will attract businesses, and the empty shops will fill.

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!