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Somerset Business Awards 2024

Somerset Business Awards 2024

The finalists have been announced for this year’s prestigious Somerset Business Awards 2024. The awards are run annually by Somerset Chamber of Commerce and the 2024 finalists come from all corners of the county. The grand final will be hosted by Global broadcast...

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2024 Chamber Events

2024 Chamber Events

The committee are busily planning a programme of events to bring together local businesses in 2024 including networking breakfasts, events specifically for sole traders and training. We kick started with a brilliant Mastermind event. A Mastermind is a group session...

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Autumn Statement 2023

Autumn Statement 2023

Reacting to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, Shevaun Haviland, Director General of the BCC, said:  “We are pleased the Chancellor has listened to our calls to help businesses deal with the current economic challenges. Our Chamber network called on Jeremy Hunt to...

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Green Business Grant Scheme

Green Business Grant Scheme

The ‘Go Green Scheme’ and a Somerset Green Business Grant Scheme are being introduced by Somerset Council this October. ‘Go Green’ will help eligible Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) to understand their energy consumption and show how it can be reduced. The...

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Somerset Business Mentoring Programme

Somerset Business Mentoring Programme

The Somerset Business Mentoring Programme launched in March 2023 and to date has over 40 mentors who have been matched with over 50 mentees...they are now in a position to recruit more mentees so if you feel this could be useful to you, read on... ‘If I had any doubts...

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BCC Latest findings on flexible working

BCC Latest findings on flexible working

According to new research from the British Chambers of Commerce’s (BCC) Insight Unit, the vast majority (76%) of businesses surveyed say they offer flexible working to their employees. The research has been released by the BCC ahead of the Lords’ third reading of the...

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New Funding Opportunity for Somerset Businesses

New Funding Opportunity for Somerset Businesses

Could your business benefit from the Rural England Prosperity Fund? Businesses and organisations in Somerset are being encouraged to find out if they are eligible for capital funding grants aimed at supporting businesses and community infrastructure in rural areas....

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Breakfast with Somerset Chamber

Breakfast with Somerset Chamber

What a fantastic morning we had at our joint business breakfast event with Somerset Chamber. Thank you to everyone for coming along, it was really positive and so wonderful to see so many local businesses connecting. Special thanks to Lucy at Solstice Legal Services...

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Applications open for Small Business Saturday

Applications open for Small Business Saturday

Don't miss out on a fantastic opportunity to shout about your small business! Small Business Saturday is once again highlighting 100 incredible small businesses, one a day for 100 days leading up to #SmallBizSatUK on 2nd December! For more information and to apply...

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