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Small business support

Here at Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce we are committed to providing information and support for local businesses and are extremely proud to act as a conduit between small business and local stakeholders such as County, District and Town Councils and larger businesses in Bridgwater and the surrounding areas. We are perfectly positioned to act as a facilitator to help build a stronger business community and ensure that economic growth in the region goes from strength to strength.

If you would like to receive our free monthly newsletter and get regular updates and offers from the Chamber and our members please register here.

The Supplying the Southwest Procurement Portal is a fantastic free resource that provides a user friendly, intuitive process to submit tender submissions for procurement and quotation opportunities with councils in the South West and we would encourage small businesses to sign up here


The Economic Development team at Sedgemoor District Council has a wide range of business support services available:https://www.sedgemoor.gov.uk/article/1346/Business-Support or [email protected]


If your annual turnover under £50k you can take advantage of our small business discount scheme. Please contact us for further details.


Please see below for details of Chamber members that offer free or reduced rates for initial consultations etc that may help your business:

Maxwells Chartered Accountants offer a free 30 minute no obligation consultation www.maxwellaccountants.co.uk


Design Hive offer a free 1-hour no obligation consultation for every client who wishes to discuss their new logo design, branding project or website design. Within your consultation, we will walk through your thoughts, ideas and goals for the future. We will discuss any problems and run through any advice we can offer. This is our chance to get everything down on paper and for us to get to know you a little – thedesignhive.co.uk


Pardoes Solicitors LLP offer a Free Legal Helpline which runs every Monday between 16:00 – 18:00 that is manned by one of our qualified Solicitors. To find out the number each week and book your call visit our website: www.pardoes.co.uk

Pardoes Solicitors LLP also hosts a podcast on its website which lays out free and friendly advice for the community: https://www.pardoes.co.uk/podcasts


Michael J Dodden & Co offer a free 30 minute consultation period to speak to one of our partners or email communication to discuss tax affairs and needs. This can cover the following areas –

  • Accountancy services including annual accounts, management accounts, company secretarial duties.
  • Tax services including self-assessment returns, corporation tax, payroll bureau, VAT, construction industry scheme (Including the domestic reverse charge), personal financial planning.
  • Business services including busines start-ups, busines development, business strategy.
  • Probate
  • Will writing
  • Lasting Power of attorney

For more information please visit our website http://www.mjdodden.co.uk/


PC Comms offer a free initial consultation for businesses who need assistance with their IT systems – www.pccomms.co.uk


Milsted LangdonAward-winning accountancy, tax and financial advice

Our focus is simple – helping our clients thrive. To do this we have all the specialisms you need under one roof; accounts, tax and wealth management, corporate finance, payroll, R&D claims and VAT advice.

Contact Rob Cadwallader to arrange a free introductory meeting to explore how we can help your business thrive.

www.milstedlangdon.co.uk


Weston College is an Ofsted outstanding training provider, supporting 2000+ businesses each year to access bespoke training programmes. From developing a workforce through apprenticeships and government training grants, accessing funding to train staff, working with students on projects or accessing an extra pair of hands through the unique skills of our students, Weston College can support your business. We offer free Skills Surgeries to understand your business and workforce needs. Visit www.weston.ac.uk/covidrecovery to view our services.


James & Associates Financial services limited

Free non-obligatory review of pension plans, investments, life cover, inheritance planning, business protection, directors pensions or auto enrolment review of existing arrangements.

We cover all aspects of :

*Personal Financial Planning * Investments * life cover * Retirement Planning * Saving Schemes *

For your free initial consultation. Contact Steve on mobile 07887363672 , phone 01643 706888 or email [email protected]


The Best of Bridgwater and Taunton offer a 90-minute free  meeting to discuss any marketing needs –

https://www.thebestof.co.uk/local/taunton-and-bridgwater/business-guide/feature/the-best-of-taunton-and-bridgwater/

Through the support of the Bridgwater Supply the Supplier Project and The Bridgwater Chamber I have been able to raise the profile of the counselling, coaching and training services we offer to local business and benefit from the indirect business that the building on our doorstep has to offer. I do feel like this is a supply chain where there is a level playing field.

Becky Wright – Founder
New Leaf Design Ltd