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The EU: To Leave or not to leave – that is the question: and campaigns respond on key business issues.
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In the May issue of the Somerset Business Magazine…
With the EU referendum high on the news agenda, Dale’s column in this month’s Somerset Business Magazine centres around the debate over whether to remain in or leave the European Union, as well as highlighting some of the great opportunities on offer here in Somerset, regardless of the referendum outcome.
Chairman Graham Knight comments on the difficulty of seeking out the facts behind each argument in the EU debate, while the findings of the Somerset Chamber’s recent EU survey reinforce this viewpoint, with businesses saying they want more facts and less politics so they can make an informed decision on 23rd June.
Leisure and tourism is another key subject in this month’s issue, with the latest information and forecasts from Visit Somerset making encouraging reading. Other topics covered this month include auto-enrolment advice, Cyber Essentials security and certification, a new digital leadership programme and an event that’s helping to raise agricultural awareness in schoolchildren. There’s plenty of good news from members this month too, including an impressive Queen’s Award win for Chamber member Somerdale International.
Click here to read the May magazine
At its core, the Somerset Chamber is a membership-based business organisation that represents and works collaboratively with the Somerset business community to supports the growth of the Somerset economy.
Celebrating our 20th anniversary in 2015, we’ve gone from strength to strength as an organisation and, thanks to strong links with town chambers across the county, we now represent more than 2,000 businesses across the diverse economy of Somerset.
Our member businesses are at the heart of everything we do and through our close relationship with the British Chambers of Commerce (we are one of only five accredited Chambers in the South West and 52 in the whole of the UK), we make sure that the voice of the Somerset business community is heard at all levels of government.
Our work includes lobbying for high-speed broadband connectivity; campaigning for improvements to transport infrastructure; developing supply chain opportunities such as the Hinkley C Supply Chain project; working with members to ‘Bridge the Gap’ between education and employment; and promoting the opportunities around international trade to Somerset businesses.
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