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Hanging on the Telephone: 5 reasons Self Assessment customers don’t need to wait on hold
November 30, 2023

Nobody enjoys having to wait on hold on the phone just to resolve a simple query - and those completing Self Assessment tax returns no longer need to, with more help and advice than ever before available online. But many people, unaware of the extent of online support now out there, are still calling instead,…

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Winners Celebrate at Sedgemoor Business Awards 2023
November 26, 2023

THE winners of the Sedgemoor Business Excellence Awards 2023 have been announced at a glittering event at the Canalside, in Bridgwater. Over 200 businesspeople from across the district attended the gala evening, which was organised by Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce and hosted by Sedgemoor FM broadcaster Dave Englefield. The 2023 applicants came from all corners…

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A guide to the Sedgemoor Business Awards 2023
November 23, 2023

Find out everything you need to know about this years Business Awards in our Awards Booklet SBEA-Programme-2023-PRINT-No-bleedDownload

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A guide to the Autumn Statement 2023
November 23, 2023

As with last year, Bridgwater Chamber Member, Maxwells Chartered Accountants have provided a useful guide to the Autumn statement. The headline message from the Chancellor The Chancellor delivered his Autumn Statement for Growth aimed at building a stronger and more resilient economy. He highlighted that the plan is to “unlock growth and productivity by boosting…

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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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BBC’s Question Time Comment on Bridgwater’s Empty Shops
November 18, 2023

Joint Statement from Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce, Bridgwater Town Council and Bridgwater Town Team. The comment made on BBC’s Question Time on Thursday 16 November stating that 1 in 2 shops in Bridgwater are empty is categorially untrue. In fact, Bridgwater recently has seen several long-term empty shop units reopen with new businesses. The national…

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Business Awards Set to Shine Next Week
November 16, 2023

Anticipation is reaching its peak as the Sedgemoor Business Excellence Awards 2023 draws near. With just one week remaining until the glitzy event, businesses across Sedgemoor are gearing up for a night of celebration and recognition. The awards ceremony, scheduled for Friday 24th November, promises to be a memorable occasion where the best in business…

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Pardoes Solicitors proud to continue supporting our Armed Forces
November 10, 2023

Pardoes Solicitors are extremely proud to support our amazing Armed Forces, as they signed the Armed Forces Covenant at RNAS Yeovilton. Pardoes had initially signed the Armed Forces Covenant in February 2019 and have re-signed it on 8 November 2023 in order to renew their promise! Pardoes offer a 10% discount to all serving personnel…

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Pardoes Solicitors excited to announce acquisition of specialist law firm Purely Probate
November 1, 2023

Pardoes Solicitors, which continues to strengthen it business and operations, is delighted to announce its acquisition of Purely Probate Limited, a specialist law firm consisting of experts whose aim is to help you ensure your loved ones are protected and supported by giving empathetic advice on Wills, Powers of Attorney, Inheritance Planning, Trusts (including dealing…

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S Roberts Group invests in new material handler to boost recycling efficiency
October 31, 2023

SOMERSET-BASED waste management company S Roberts Group has invested a quarter of a million pounds in a new Liebherr LH 22 M Industry material handler to help in its recycling area (November 2023). The leading family-run Bridgwater company retired its old Liebherr machine and says the new equipment will boost fuel efficiency, which is better…

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Westcotts solidifies year of growth with fifteen new team members
October 28, 2023

Fifteen new members of staff have been appointed to work across the business of leading South West chartered accountants and business advisers, Westcotts. This cohort of new recruits, spread throughout six Westcotts offices across the region, are a mix of roles from trainees up to managers. Westcotts understands that recruiting, nurturing and retaining talented individuals…

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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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Local Dryad Gin now a Gold Medal Winner in its first year
October 20, 2023

Exciting news! Local Dryad Gin has just been awarded a prestigious gold medal in its first year of operation, gaining global recognition since its launch. Out of 22,383 spirits from 57 countries, only 23 gins received a gold medal, and Dryad Gin is the only gin selected from the UK. This phenomenal achievement was made…

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Sedgemoor Business Excellence Awards 2023: Meet the Outstanding Shortlisted Businesses
October 15, 2023

Having received a record breaking 115 nominations, we're excited to present the outstanding businesses and individuals that have been shortlisted for the Sedgemoor Business Excellence Awards 2023. The nominations have been nothing short of extraordinary, and after careful evaluation by our panel of judges, we are excited to introduce the exceptional finalists across 17 diverse…

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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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