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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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Local Business Gadsby, the UK's leading supplier of gift packaging & retail display, achieves B Corp certification
April 24, 2024

Gadsby’s decision to focus on people and the planet on the same level as profit has been recognised. The team is excited to announce that in its 160th year, Gadsby is now a Certified B Corporation. B Corp is a global community pledging to use business as a force for good. Gadsby joins more than…

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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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Pardoes Solicitors backs Bridgwater Business Expo
April 10, 2024

Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce Pardoes Solicitors as the headline Sponsor of the Bridgwater Business Expo 2024. Bridgwater's momentum as the business growth capital of Somerset continues to build, and following the resounding success of last year's event, the timing couldn't be more perfect for the second annual Bridgwater Business Expo! Pardoes…

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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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Somerset manufacturer offers free air filter
April 4, 2024

A BRITISH manufacturer of air filters is offering businesses the chance to hit their net zero targets by reducing energy costs with a free air filter energy saving audit (March 2024). Somerset-based Jasun Envirocare says firms in indoor retail, heavy industry, catering or hospitality, healthcare, education and public buildings need proper air filtration to help maintain…

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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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Westcotts tax expert offers mixed response to Chancellors Spring Budget
March 8, 2024

Westcotts has welcomed the measures set out in the Spring Budget announcement but expressed disappointment about the lack of substantial policies to help the average small and medium sized business in the South West. Mark Tibbert, Partner and Head of Tax at Westcotts, welcomed several of the announcements including the increased VAT registration threshold, changes…

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Bridgwater Businesses Get Creative with Social Media
March 7, 2024

The SBA CIC and Bridgwater Chamber successfully hosted their initial workshop on "How to Build a Social Media Strategy for TikTok and Reels" on 6th March 2024 at Bridgwater Town Hall. This free event for Chamber members highlighted the power of short-form videos in boosting business visibility. The workshop stood out for its interactive format,…

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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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Crime Crackdown: Bridgwater Chamber Urges Swift Action
March 1, 2024

In a recent letter addressed to Somerset Council and Avon & Somerset Police, the Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce emphasised the critical need for action to address prevalent issues of anti-social behaviour and public drinking in the town centre. Recognising the detrimental impact of these issues on both the safety and economic vitality of the town…

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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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