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Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce Manager pledges to ‘Think Local First’
May 1, 2024

BRIDGWATER Chamber of Commerce is joining the call for residents to look to the high street for products and services, before taking custom out of the local economy to multinational businesses (May 2024). It has joined other local stakeholders in raising awareness of the variety of businesses that operate in and around the town and…

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Bridgwater Meets Yeovil: Event Brings Together Somerset's Business Communities
April 18, 2024

It was a crisp morning across Somerset on the 18th of April, but the atmosphere and temperature was anything but chilly at Hurds Hill for the first joint business networking event between Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce and Yeovil & District Chamber CIC. Over 40 business owners gathered from the length and breadth of the county…

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Angel Place Throws Support Behind Local Business as Patron of Bridgwater Chamber
April 17, 2024

Angel Place Shopping Centre proudly announces its new status as a Patron of Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce, solidifying its support for the local business community. From essential groceries to latest fashion, Angel Place continues to serve as the heartbeat of Bridgwater's retail landscape, making local shopping an effortless and enjoyable experience. Diogo Rodrigues, Manager of…

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We're Hiring!
April 12, 2024

Bridgwater Chamber is excited to announce a job opening for the position of Relationship Manager. This important role involves actively developing new business opportunities within the Bridgwater Chamber area while optimising the needs of existing members. The ideal candidate will possess strong interpersonal skills to build close relationships with members, understand their needs, and provide…

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Changes at the Chamber
April 12, 2024

We are very sad to announce that Diogo Rodrigues, our Bridgwater Chamber Manager is moving on to pastures new. Diogo has made the hard decision to step down from his current role with the chamber due to family business commitments but will continue with the chamber as a board member. Diogo has been a positive…

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Housebuilder backs Bridgwater businesses
April 9, 2024

The developer behind the Westminster Walk site Kings Down has given its support to local businesses in Bridgwater with a £3,000 donation. Persimmon Homes Severn Valley presented the cheque to Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce’s manager, Diogo Rodrigues, after the latter’s successful application to the housebuilder’s Community Champions initiative. The non-profit organisation helps businesses in the…

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Chamber's 'Meet the Charity' Series Debuts with Brainwave
March 13, 2024

Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the successful launch of its "Meet the Charity" series, kicking off with its first event on the 12th of March with Brainwave. The event was part of a new series designed to enhance the connections between businesses and the charity sector by spotlighting the essential work that…

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Video - Spring Budget Overview
March 8, 2024

Thank you to Gavin Roberts from Maxwells Accountants for the 2024 Spring Budget Overview. You may watch the recording of the Overview below.

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A simple guide to the Spring Budget 2024 by Maxwells Accountants
March 7, 2024

The headline message from the Chancellor The Chancellor delivered his last spring budget ahead of the election highlighting reforms aimed to ensure the tax system is simple, fair, keeps pace with economic developments, and supports public finances. As with previous budgets we have a number of consultations and further detail needed which will appear over…

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Chamber delight at £4 Billion UK Battery Factory
February 29, 2024

The Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce is delighted with the announcement of selection of the Agratas Gigafactory, a Tata Group global battery business, as the first occupant of the Gravity Smart Campus. This decision means Bridgwater will be home to the UK's largest electric vehicle battery manufacturing facility, representing a £4 billion investment, and creating 4,000…

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Bridgwater Town Deal is the highlight of Chamber AGM
February 23, 2024

Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on the 22nd of February at the picturesque Cossington Park. Gavin Roberts, Chairman of the Chamber, hosted the event where members celebrated the work that the Bridgwater Chamber had done of the last year including impactful networking events such as that with Rebecca Pow MP,…

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Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce Hosts Police & Crime Commissioner to Address Business Concerns
February 11, 2024

The Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce welcomed Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Shelford on Friday 9th February as he visited local businesses to listen to their crime-related concerns. Accompanied by Sergeant Kat, the visit aimed to address pressing issues affecting the town's business community. The afternoon commenced with a walk through the town centre, during which…

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Strategic Business Boost: SBA CIC and Bridgwater Chamber Collaborate for Business Training and Support
January 25, 2024

SBA CIC & Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce a strategic collaboration to deliver comprehensive training webinars and events for Chamber members. This collaboration brings together the expertise and resources of SBA and its team of business professionals to create a dynamic and impactful training partnership.   SBA has a proven track record…

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Bridgwater Chamber Welcomes Creative Dynamo Mel Downing to Board
January 24, 2024

The Bridgwater Chamber is thrilled to announce the appointment of Mel Downing, Creative Director of Design Hive, to its board of directors. Mel brings over two decades of expertise in branding, graphic design, website development and business consulting, making her a valuable asset to the Chamber and its members. Mel is spearheading the design and…

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Chambers Join Forces to Strengthen Business Ties at Networking Breakfast
January 19, 2024

In a collaborative effort to foster business engagement, Taunton and Bridgwater Chambers of Commerce joined forces to organise a networking breakfast event. The gathering, held at The Canalside in Bridgwater, provided a unique opportunity for members of both chambers to connect, share insights, and strengthen professional relationships. Bethan Turner, Membership & Events Manager at Taunton…

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Bridgwater Chamber Strengthens Team with new Appointment
January 18, 2024

The Bridgwater Chamber is delighted to announce the newest addition to its growing team, Ambre Johnson, who joins to help plan future events and support with the chamber operations Ambre brings a wealth of organisational expertise and enthusiasm to her role. As the Bridgwater Chamber expands its initiatives and events, Ambre's skills will play a…

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