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Online Somerset County Council Breakfast Meeting

You are invited to join us for our online breakfast meeting with the Somerset County Council 

With thanks to our event sponsors BT.

Do you want to find out more about council plans for 2021? Got a burning question or issue you want to raise? This fantastic event is your opportunity to do so. 

Back by popular demand, we are delighted to be hosting another breakfast update with the Somerset Somerset County Council who will provide an annual update on the development prospects for Somerset. Discussions will cover a variety of topics, past topics have included Hinkley Point, broadband connectivity, governance and devolution. 

Shadi Malkawi – Head of Client Partners for BT South West Key & Public Sector looks after health, local authorities, universities, housing, blue light (excluding police) and large corporate accounts across the South West. Shadi’s role is to bring together expertise across BT such business development, consultancy and vertical specialists amongst many others to ensure BT’s propositions and solutions are meeting current and future digital needs of customers. 

Speakers this year include Cllr David Hall, Somerset County Councils Cabinet Member with responsibility for Economic Development, Planning & Community Infrastructure and Cllr James Gilgrist, Senior Economist who will be presenting to the group addressing how the Somerset economy is doing with the added pressures of Covid-19, glimmers of hope for the future of the economy, positive changes and restructuring the way we work. The speakers will also provide a brief overview of the Somerset Recovery & Growth Plan. 

Dr James Gilgrist is the Senior Economist at Somerset County Council. He leads on research and intelligence relating to the Somerset economy, which over the last year has revolved heavily around understanding the economic impacts of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). James received his PhD in Political Economy from Plymouth University, where he was also an Associate Lecturer. He has since worked in local government for 7 years, including 3 years with Somerset County Council.

In addition to this update, there will be plenty of networking with like-minded business people.

Date and Time

Tuesday Jan 26, 2021
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM GMT


Free to members and non members. Non members can attend 2 events before being asked to look at joining the Chamber, 

Contact Information


Zoom Online
United Kingdom
BA22 8RN
Start Date:
26th Jan 2021 at 08:30
End Date:
26th Jan 2021 at 10:00
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Online Somerset County Council Breakfast Meeting