Sponsorship & Patronage Opportunities

Sponsorship and patronage of Yeovil Chamber events - a great opportunity to raise your business profile, or 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 Chamber continues to deliver outstanding value, through well-attended, high-quality, topical and informative networking events; all of which create opportunities to broadcast your name and brand to other businesses. As well as promoting your business, sponsorship allows Yeovil Chamber to continually improve the quality and delivery of support and services.  The Chamber sphere of influence extends among 100+ businesses of all sizes and sectors, and outwards to  include key regional stakeholders and government figures - unrivalled coverage and influence within a single Yeovil-based organisation.

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:

Industry Briefings

Averages 30-40 attendees* £250 Members (£300 non-members)

Business Leaders Breakfast High-quality venue (usually offered by a Chamber member). Informative and insightful. Hear the state of play directly from strategic stakeholders in the local and regional business community. Guest speakers are regionally/nationally recognised personalities, usually based in Yeovil, talking for 30-minutes on their role, and how it directly benefits the Yeovil business community, and a Q&A session.

 

Industry & Knowledge Briefings & Workshops from member (& non-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 Events

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

  • AGM (March): Evening event at a high-quality venue, with guest speaker. Annual report to members.
  • Summer Lunch (July): Well-attended, informal networking lunch at a high-quality location (alfresco where possible).
  • Christmas Social (early December): Informal end-of-year get-together, at a high-quality venue.  Food, drink & networking.

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.  Whether a short term, one-off project, or a longer-term slow-burn, there may be certain aspects of your business which may require specialist assistance.

Yeovil Chamber's unrivalled business and local government influence and outreach extends across the Yeovil area, and beyond, to deliver insight, publicity, outreach, specialist advice, support, specialist contacts and supply-chain opportunities.

You tell us your requirements and Yeovil Chamber will deliver tailored support to match your requirements.

Patronage will raise your profile amongst our 1,600 local and regional social media business contacts.  Your logo will appear on our e.mail footer, acknowledging your Patronage status, and will be seen by everyone we communicate with by e.mail.

Patronage also confers the opportunity to attend and vote at our monthly Executive meetings.

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, sponsors receive:

  • Your profile and weblink included with the event details on the Yeovil Chamber website;
  • Social media interaction and promotion via Facebook and Twitter, with web links;
  • Photographs taken at the event for your own PR purposes;
  • Your branding and web-link on any pre-and post-event communications;
  • Two places at the event, free of charge;
  • Display your banners, products and distribute corporate literature to delegates at the event;
  • PLUS...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 separate sponsor-hosted event.
  • Sponsors will be invoiced following the day of the sponsored event.
  • In the event of an event being 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
Yeovil College
Mudford Road
Yeovil
BA21 4DR

Telephone: 01935 804999

Email: Secretary