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Bridgwater Chamber is Hiring!
November 21, 2023

Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce the expansion of its team with the opening of a new position for an Admin/Events Assistant. The chamber is seeking a motivated individual to contribute to the efficiency and success of its operations. Position Details: Job Title: Admin/Events AssistantLocation: Bridgwater - Chamber OfficeType: Part-time (16 hours per…

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Bridgwater & Taunton College Forge Strategic Partnership with Bridgwater Chamber
November 20, 2023

Bridgwater & Taunton College (BTC) is proud to announce its new status as the exclusive Patron of the Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce. We hold the unswerving belief that by harnessing education and skills training, we can secure economic growth and prosperity for businesses and communities alike. It is therefore critical that we partner with organisations…

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VAT Registration Goes Paperless
October 26, 2023

In order to improve customer service and provide a quicker turnaround on Value Added Tax (VAT) registrations, from 13 November 2023, anyone applying to register for VAT should use HM Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) online VAT Registration Service (VRS). More than 95 per cent of our customers already use the online service as it is…

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100 days to go to Self Assessment deadline
October 23, 2023

Self Assessment customers have just 100 days left to submit their tax return ahead of the deadline on 31 January 2024, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has said. And with the clock ticking down, customers can find various types of help from webinars to step by step guides at the click of a mouse. Anyone…

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Community leaders give their backing to Bridgwater Town Deal event
October 13, 2023

Local public figures are highlighting their support for the Bridgwater Town Deal community event on Thursday 19 October. Taking place in the Town Hall Theatre from 2pm until 7pm, the free-of-charge event will showcase the exciting developments that this £23.2million investment will bring for the town. Residents and businesses are being encouraged to drop in…

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Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce Ignites Business Synergy with Hinkley PSG
October 6, 2023

Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce hosted a thriving business networking event at the Mercure Hotel in Bridgwater, offering local entrepreneurs an opportunity to connect with Hinkley PSG (Professional Services Group). The event saw 40 business professionals coming together to foster collaboration, gain insights, and forge valuable connections for the growth of their businesses. Hinkley PSG, founded…

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Bridgwater Chamber Welcomes the News: Wilko Store in Angel Place Not on Closure List
September 6, 2023

In a significant development for our local community, the Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce is delighted to learn that the Wilko store located in Angel Place, Bridgwater, will remain open and is not included in the list of 52 stores set to close as a result of Wilko entering administration. As the announcement by administrators PwC…

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Successful Launch of Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce's Retail Group
August 11, 2023

The inaugural meeting of the Bridgwater Retail Group, a dynamic initiative by the Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce, took place on August 10th with success. Hosted in collaboration with local retailer Rose Stacey from Timeless Images, the event saw the enthusiastic participation of local retailers, all eager to contribute to the growth and enhancement of the…

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Businesses Gather for BBQ and Crime Talk with Avon & Somerset Police Commissioner
July 27, 2023

The Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce hosted a highly successful Summer Social BBQ on 26th July at the picturesque Greenway Farm. The event provided an excellent opportunity for local businesses to come together, build relationships, and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere amidst the scenic surroundings. One of the highlights of the event was the special guest appearance…

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Green Revolution: Bridgwater Chamber Cheers Gigafactory Investment
July 19, 2023

The Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to welcome the announcement of Tata Group's decision to build a groundbreaking gigafactory in Bridgwater, Somerset. This landmark agreement marks a significant stride towards a green, low-carbon future, and solidifies Bridgwater's position as the business growth capital of Somerset. The new gigafactory, to be located at the Gravity…

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Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce Launches Retail Sub-Group to Boost Collaboration and Support within the Retail Sector
July 13, 2023

Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce the launch of its Retail Sub-Group, a dynamic initiative aimed at fostering collaboration, sharing best practices, and creating valuable support opportunities within the retail sector. All retail businesses operating in Bridgwater are cordially invited to attend the inaugural meeting of the sub-group on Thursday, 10th August, at…

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Bridgwater Business Expo Celebrates a Resounding Success in Showcasing the Region's Business Excellence
June 14, 2023

Bridgwater, the aspiring business growth capital of Somerset, recently witnessed a ground breaking event that brought together the region's finest businesses at the inaugural Bridgwater Business Expo. The event, hosted by the Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with Bridgwater Town Council, proved to be a resounding success, highlighting the thriving local business landscape and…

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Bridgwater Braces for First Business Expo
June 1, 2023

The anticipation is palpable as Bridgwater readies itself for a ground-breaking event that will promote its vibrant business landscape. The Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with Bridgwater Town Council, proudly presents the inaugural Bridgwater Business Expo, an extraordinary celebration showcasing the very best of business in and around Bridgwater! This momentous occasion is set…

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Bristol Bath & Somerset Tourism Awards Open for Entry
April 18, 2023

The 2023/24 Bristol Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards are now open and tourism and hospitality businesses from the county are invited to enter.  The awards offer businesses the chance to win not only locally, but to progress on to the regional South West awards and – for matching categories – the national VisitEngland awards. The categories…

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Jasun launches new production line in Bridgwater
March 29, 2023

A LEADING Somerset-based UK air filters manufacturer has launched a new production line to make its latest cutting-edge filter range which has self-righting properties and is suitable for damp/wet conditions (March 2023). Jasun Envirocare is making its new product – designed to help increase filter efficiency, reduce energy consumption and offer greater performance levels –…

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Bridgwater Chamber Member wins top national prize as a Visionary Leader in the UK’s first national sustainability awards for small businesses
March 28, 2023

On Wednesday 22nd March 2023, nearly 300 people gathered at Dallas Consulting’s inaugural The Good Small Business Awards ceremony held in The Hilton Hotel, London city centre. Local businesswoman Becky Wright won for her Visionary Leadership with New Leaf Life Design and the wider business community. A great variety of different sectors and industries from…

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