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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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Bridgwater Town Deal Board and Somerset Council announce successful applicants for the most recent round of Bridgwater Event grants
January 31, 2024

Released in May 2023, the new events grant funded by Somerset Council’s Town Deal investment from Government has proved popular with local event organisers.  To date 8 events have been successful in receiving funds bringing an estimated 12400 visitors to the town.  Lucky recipients have included Seed Sedgemoor’s current AR exhibition at the Train Station…

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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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Embracing Change and Looking Forward
January 17, 2024

As we step into 2024 the Bridgwater Chamber is excited to share some notable changes within our organisation that show growth, fresh perspectives, and a commitment to our members. As we bid farewell to the past and usher in the new, our resolution is to continue supporting and uplifting our business community. One of the…

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Bridgwater Chamber Expresses Disappointment Over Somerset Council's Decision to Remove Free Christmas Parking
December 13, 2023

Bridgwater Chamber responds to the issue raised by BBC Somerset Radio regarding the recent decision to scrap free parking on the Saturdays leading up to Christmas . The radio feature has shed light on the challenges faced by local businesses, prompting the Chamber to advocate for a reconsideration of parking policies and a renewed focus…

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Merry Networking: Bridgwater Chamber's Christmas Lunch Thrives
December 7, 2023

Bridgwater Chamber celebrated the spirit of the Christmas season at its Annual Christmas Lunch held at Keepers Kitchen and Bar on Thursday, December 7th. A gathering of 45 enthusiastic business professionals came together to share in the festive camaraderie, partaking in a delightful two-course meal accompanied by warm tea and coffee. Hosted at Keepers Kitchen…

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Winners announced at the prestigious Bristol Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards Ceremony
December 1, 2023

The Bristol Hotel was at capacity last night (30 November) as 64 awards were presented to the best tourism and hospitality businesses from across Bristol Bath and Somerset.The awards covered everything from accommodation and attractions to food and drink and activities, with an ever-wider range of visitor experiences amongst the winners. There were also awards…

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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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