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Climate Summit to help Somerset businesses increase sustainability
August 10, 2022

PRESS RELEASE from Somerset County Council Wednesday 10th August 2022 Somerset businesses are being urged to play their part in combating the climate emergency – with a conference offering insight into practical steps they can take to become more sustainable. The Somerset Business Climate Summit 2022 will take place at Queens College in Taunton on…

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OD Talent Solutions are United’s latest signing of the Summer. 
August 2, 2022

PRESS RELEASE from Bridgwater United FC Tuesday 2nd August 2022 Unique recruitment providers OD Talent Solutions will join the club as a Principal Partner by sponsoring both the Men’s and Women’s First Team Shorts for Season 2022/2023.  OD Talent Solutions offer bespoke recruitment services to companies of all sizes who need support to secure the…

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More Bridgwater businesses now eligible for Help to Grow as software scheme receives a boost
July 28, 2022

The rules for the Help to Grow: Digital programme have been expanded to open the scheme to businesses with at least one employee, meaning up to 1.2 million businesses could benefit. The flagship government scheme offers a discount of up to 50% towards the costs of buying approved software, worth up to £5,000. Previously, only…

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£9m Public Realm upgrade supported by Bridgwater Chamber
July 28, 2022

The Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce are pleased to be supporting the delivery of a £23million investment in Bridgwater through the Town Deal Board. One of the town centre projects is the £9m upgrade known as 'Celebration Mile', the stretch of land between the Railway Station and Northgate Docks. The Claire Street area will become pedestrianised…

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Ex-student’s startup selected for top London investment event
July 28, 2022

PRESS RELEASE from Bridgwater & Taunton College  Monday 25 July 2022 A business co-founded by a former Bridgwater & Taunton College (BTC) student is one of just 10 selected to represent University College London (UCL) Innovation & Enterprise at a demo day in the capital. James Della Valle, who studied A Levels at BTC, founded…

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New appointment at Bridgwater Chamber
July 21, 2022

The Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce is very pleased to announce the appointment of Diogo Rodrigues as Relationship Manager Diogo is a well-known figure in Bridgwater with both business and local government experience, which will help towards the Chamber increasing its support of the business community and driving growth for members of the Chamber. On his…

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Bridgwater Town Board
July 8, 2022

News Release Step-Up Bridgwater After consulting with various official groups and Boards, Sedgemoor District Council, as the accountable body for Bridgwater Town Board, has agreed to submit a detailed business case for the Step-Up Bridgwater to Government and, if agreed, will see an exciting new £500,000 facility for businesses in Bridgwater Town Centre. The proposal…

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New Adult Courses Starting in September at Weston College
June 30, 2022

This September, Weston College is launching brand new adult courses, which present a fantastic opportunity to reskill, upskill or improve your CV. In May, the BBC reported that there were over 1.3 million live job vacancies in the UK, so now is the perfect time to turn your dream career into a reality and starting…

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Active Travel Press Release
June 30, 2022

Do you want to improve walking and cycling provision in your area? Help to inform the new Local Transport Plan for Somerset by having YOUR say on our interactive Heatmap - Somerset Sustainable Transport | Commonplace Have you seen our Local Walking and Cycling Plans for #Taunton, #Bridgwater and #Yeovil – it’s our blueprint for…

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Bridgwater Quayside
June 17, 2022

Saturday 9th July 2022 On Saturday 9th July, Bridgwater Quayside Community Festival takes place between 11- 5pm in the centre of Bridgwater at locations including: Blake Garden, West Quay, Fore St, High St, Bridgwater Art Centre, Blake Museum, Engine Room, Bridgwater Library and the Brick and Tile Museum. The event has a packed programme of…

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BRIDGWATER CARNIVAL CLUBS DONATE £800 TO DORSET AND SOMERSET AIR AMBULANCE
May 24, 2022

Bridgwater Gangs and Features carnival clubs have donated £800 to the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance charity on behalf of the audiences from the 2022 Old Folks Shows. The popular free event, which is organised by Bridgwater Gangs and Features, returned in March after an enforced two year Covid pause, and is held annually to…

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New Vacancy!
May 19, 2022

We have an exciting new vacancy for a Relationship Manager here at the Chamber... The purpose of the role is to actively develop new business opportunities with businesses within the Bridgwater Chamber area and manage the needs of existing members to optimise retention. The suitable candidate will be required to build close relationships with members…

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Changes at the Chamber...
May 19, 2022

We are very sad to announce that we are losing two of the Chamber’s key staff, Roger our General Manager and Tracy Trunks Administration Manager. The departures are not linked and are quite by chance enabling both to move to new bigger roles. This has however provided the Board with the opportunity to consider our…

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Weston College Wins Two National Beacon Awards
May 16, 2022

Weston College has been announced as the national winner of the prestigious Jisc Award for Effective Use of Digital Technology in Further Education and The Careers and Enterprise Company for Innovation in Careers and Enterprise Award. The Association of Colleges’ Beacon Awards celebrate the best and most innovative practice among UK colleges each year. The Digital Technology…

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Accelerating Development
May 16, 2022

In February, Weston College in partnership with local project partners, including: North Somerset Council, The Food and Drink Forum and North Somerset Enterprise Agency, launched Accelerate - which is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund. Three months later, and with over 35 sessions already completed, Accelerate is having a really…

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A CARNIVAL CART FIT FOR A QUEEN
May 16, 2022

It is now just under three weeks before Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival’s ‘Jubilation’ entry takes part in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant in London on Sunday 5 June. Work on the cart is progressing well, and nearly 200 carnivalites from many different carnival clubs are involved with the prestigious project. The 100ft long cart has…

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