Sponsorship & Patronage Opportunities

Sponsorship of Yeovil Chamber events provides a great opportunity to raise your business profile within the membership area, and could also provide a launch platform for any new products or services.

As one of the leading networking & business support groups in the Yeovil area, it is important that we deliver a satisfactory level of service to our members, by keeping them in touch with other members, and up to date with issues that directly affect their businesses. Yeovil Chamber events calendar is one of the busiest and diverse in the area, with a range of well-attended, high-quality, topical and informative networking events aimed at members and non-members alike. Putting on such events is made possible with sponsorship. Sponsorship also provides the resource for Yeovil Chamber to continually improve our services and events calendar, as well as a cost-effective opportunity to broadcast your business profile and your current activities to a network of over 125 businesses of all sizes across a wide number of business sectors.

Each event is carefully organised to ensure that those attending depart with maximum value for money, better knowledge and more business contacts. Yeovil Chamber events currently follow the following format:

Networking Meetings

Averages 15-20 attendees* £200 members (£250 non-members)

Speed Networking (bi-monthly)  Full English breakfast (meat & veggie options), followed by a round-table networking session. Delegates promote their business face-to-face with prospective customers.  Polish up your elevator pitch!



Industry/Political Briefings

Averages 25-30 attendees* £250 Members (£300 non-members)

MP Working Lunch (subject to availability of MP) Informative and insightful round-table Q&A event. Our incumbent MP discusses business issues, and responds to questions from Chamber members. NB: In the run-up to a general election, MP Working Lunch takes the form of a hustings event, featuring the candidates for the main political parties.


Industry & Knowledge Briefings & Workshops from member businesses with specialisms such as financial, legal & cyber.  Due to the wide range of sectors and business sizes, these events cover a wide range of topics, keeping members informed and up-to-date with business-related topics, as well as offering networking opportunities.


Seasonal Dinners & Events

Averages 40-50 attendees* £400 Members (£500 non-members)

  • Annual General Meeting (March). High-quality venue, with guest speaker. Annual report to members.
  • Summer Lunch (July) Informal networking lunch at a high-quality location (outside where possible).
  • Christmas Party (early December) – A party atmosphere. Networking was never so much fun! 2015 'magic' event was sold out with over fifty attendees, including spouses/partners. 2016 featured a crazy Christmas jumper competition with wine tasting. 2017 is a crimnal Christmas 'who killed Santa'?

High-Profile Keynote/Summit Events

Averages 50-60 attendees* £500 members (£600 non-members)

One-off events, promoting a regional initiative and/or for the benefit of the whole business community. 2015/16 saw the South Somerset Digital Summit and Employer Ambassadors; both of which involved regional stakeholders, our MP, and major employers in the area.


NEW for 2018! Patronage (Prices on Application)

For existing members and non-members alike.  If you have a special project or a campaign to deliver, Yeovil Chamber now has the capability to offer tailored services.  Whether a short term project or a slow-burn, there may be certain aspects of your project which may require specialist assistance, and Yeovil Chamber is well-placed to support your business.

Yeovil Chamber outreach in the business community extends across 110 members businesses of all sectors and sizes, from one-person SMEs right up to our largest employers.  Chamber influence and contact with strategic stakeholders, and senior local/regional government figures is unrivalled for a single, Yeovil-based organisation.  This allows Yeovil Chamber, uniquely, to deliver insight, publicity, outreach, support, specialist contacts and supply-chain opportunities.  Broadly; you design your Patronage package, and Yeovil Chamber delivers tailored support to your requirements.

An additional benefit of Patronage of a high-profile organisation such as Yeovil Chamber will be to raise the profile of your business profile within the Yeovil business community, and other out-of town businesses.  Your logo will appear on our corporate e.mail footer, acknowledging your Patronage status, and be seen by everyone we communicate with by e.mail.  Our growing social media outreach extends to nearly 2,000 business contacts, further raising your profile within the business community, and you will be entitled to pre-paid admissions at a range of our regular networking events.

As the terms are tailored to individual business requirements, the patronage fee must be agreed in advance with Yeovil Chamber.

To arrange an initial meeting to discuss your requirements and the benefits of Patronage with Yeovil Chamber of Trade, please email president@yeovilchamber.org

*Based on average attendance at similar events held during the previous twelve months. There is no guarantee of this, and attendance could be lower. Yeovil Chamber will do it’s utmost to maximise attendance, as it is in our mutual interests to do so. Unless you express a preference, the timing of the actual event during the day and the choice of event venue will be at the discretion of Yeovil Chamber.

In return, the sponsor would receive:

  • Sponsor profile included with event details on the Yeovil Chamber website (including logo and web link);
  • Social media interaction and promotion via Twitter, to include web links;
  • Photographs taken at the event, for your own PR purposes, the Chamber website and Chamber newsletter;
  • Your Company branding and web link on the event flyer distributed to our 130+ member businesses and business associates via the event promotion;
  • Your Company logo and web link in pre- and post-event articles in our e.news distributed to our 130+ member businesses and business associates;
  • Two places at the event, free of charge;
  • The opportunity to display your banners, products and distribute corporate literature to delegates;
  • The option to make a short speech to open the event

Please Note:

  • If your business incorporates a particular interest or specialism you feel may be of interest to our members, we would be happy to discuss this as a sponsor-hosted event.
  • Sponsors will be invoiced following the day of the sponsored event.
  • If the event you have sponsored is cancelled, Yeovil Chamber reserves the right to make an administration charge based on costs incurred by the Chamber up to the point of cancellation.

To discuss the features, benefits & opportunities provided by sponsorship, email: secretary@yeovilchamber.org

Get In Touch

Yeovil Chamber of Trade
31 Middle Street
BA20 1LG

Telephone: 01935 804999

Email: Secretary