How to get the business results you want in 2016

Yeovil College

Yeovil Innovation Centre, Yeovil

16th Feb 2016 12:00-14:00

FREE EVENT

Linda Carrington of Wessex Commercial Solutions Ltd will be speaking on “How to get the Business Results you want in 2016”

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DavidThe President's Heartbeat Message

17th January 2016

On 15th January, Chamber Vice-President Jason Livingstone and I held one of our twice-yearly meetings with Marcus Fysh MP; maintaining our link with Westminster, broadening our outreach, and lobbying for member support from our MP. On the agenda were road and rail developments, proposed changes to business rates, threats and opportunities arising from the Hinkley C project, the future of our police station, and Employer Ambassadors. We also briefed Marcus on how Chamber has become a part of the local decision-making process, through our work with local and regional agencies and stakeholders. For your chance to quiz Marcus, look out for our twice yearly MP Question-Time events to coincide with The Budget and the Autumn Statement.

David Woan - President

Why Join the Chamber?

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 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!