Partner profile

Somerset Chamber of Commerce & Industry Ltd

Equity House, Blackbrook Avenue, Blackbrook Business Park, Taunton, TA1 2PX
01823 444924

About us

The Somerset Chamber is a membership-based business support organisation which promotes and lobbies for business development in Somerset. As a combined force, with Somerset's Town Chambers, we represent c.2,000 businesses across the diverse economy of Somerset. 

The Chamber is committed to promoting economic growth in the county and our core agenda for supporting this includes lobbying for high-speed broadband connectivity, supply chain opportunities - such as the Hinkley C Supply Chain project, encouraging inward investment through the Into Somerset programme, improvements to transport infrastructure and active participation in the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise partnership. 

Our members have access to a range of services including business support and mentoring, networking events, information seminars and impressive cost-savings benefits. For the benefit of the business community, we manage the county's two premier business events: The Somerset in Business conference and the Somerset Business Awards.

We offer

As the HUB of business influence, the Somerset Chamber will continue to represent and work in partnership with the Somerset business community and other authorities and agencies to promote the county and increase prosperity for our members. 

Our Mission Statement: Representing & working for Somerset business. 

How the Somerset Chamber will do business while achieving the aspirations above the Somerset Chamber will:- 

•Be a responsible and ethical not-for-profit company 
•Be open and honest in all that we do 
•Resource the Chamber appropriately with people, premises and budget to deliver the business plan 
•Support our members to get best value from their membership 
•Be a loyal and supportive employer 
•Wherever possible, only use Chamber members as suppliers 
•Respect our supply chain and pay our bills on time 
•Maintain a positive perception within the business community

We support

  • Business Support
  • Networks
  • Investment
  • Somerset

Benefits

The Somerset Chamber Membership Package:

Over 50 Networking Events (Inc. Information & training events)

Discounted members event prices

2 Chamber News magazines per year

Free listing in the Chamber Magazine for New members

New members profile on the Chamber Home page

24 Chamber E-newsletters (optional)

Free promotion of members events online

Inter-member discount scheme (Member to member offers)

Online Business listing in the Somerset Chamber membership directory

Quarterly listing in the Chamber News directory

Somerset International Trade Forum – advice & support in association with UKTi

Access to supply chain opportunities at Hinkley C

Exclusive business dinners for larger employers

Somerset Business Awards

Somerset in Business Conference

Use of the Somerset Chamber member logo

FREE advice via inter-member services

Access to SCoC Chief Executive

Raise your profile through PR, Advertising and Social media

Local and national PR and press opportunities

Free inclusion of 'Good News' stories in the Chamber Magazine

Publication of topical company/ industry press releases

Discounted members advertising prices (Chamber Magazine/E-alerts)

Event sponsorship

Exhibition opportunities

Interaction with @chamberSomerset on Twitter. #scocMember

Join & interact with the Somerset Chamber LinkedIn Group

Join & interact with the Somerset Chamber Facebook Group

Lobbying and Representation - Have a voice

Quarterly economic survey (QES) issued by the British Chamber of Commerce (BCC)

Representation at a local, regional and national level with Government

Influencing the Heart of the Southwest LEP

Influencing the Somerset Employment and Skills Board

Influencing the Connecting Devon and Somerset Broadband project

Money Saving Benefits - preferential rates from BCC service providers

AA Roadside Assistance  - 61% off standard rates & access to a dedicated Chamber call centre

 

DHL - 50% off shipping in your first year of exporting

RBS Invocie Finance - discounted rates for new and exisitng customers

Westfield Health - Chamber Health Plan - Reduced & competitive cash plans

AXA PPP Health Care - Personal Business Assistance - FREE business assistant for sole traders

AXA PPP Chamber Business Choice Healthcare - Health care from just 31p a day.  
AXA PPP will look to match current benefits and beat the renewal premium by up to 15%.
      AXA PPP will pay 50% of chamber membership fee for 3 years

ACAS - Free online HR Resource and Free confidential HR phone line

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