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In the April issue, Somerset Chamber CEO Neil Murphy reflects on the political figures that have featured strongly in recent Chamber activities, what with the General Election now clearly visible on the horizon.

Visits from MPs and a trip to the British Chambers of Commerce Conference at Westminster have helped to stimulate debate both within and outside the Chamber, while key issues such as superfast broadband and skills remain high on the agenda. These issues will be discussed in detail at the Somerset Chamber’s series of business hustings events, which take place during the first two weeks of April.

Elsewhere in the April magazine, there’s a summary of the key points from the 2015 Budget, an update on the A303/A358 feasibility reports, information about this year’s British Chambers of Commerce Awards, and much more…Read the April Business Magazine


We wanted to highlight a few key dates for your diary in 2015, as outlined below.

First half of April: The Somerset Chamber’s series of election hustings is coming to a town near you, giving the business community an opportunity to hear from and influence their local candidates prior to the General Election. Click here to find out more.

Monday 1st June: This year’s Somerset Business Awards will officially open for entry, with the prestigious awards ceremony taking place at the end of October. Further details will be available nearer the time on the Somerset Business Awards website.

Thursday 4th June: The Somerset in Business Conference is one of the key business events in the county. This year the theme will be ‘Made in Somerset’. Keep an eye on our events page for further details about this and the full range of Somerset Chamber events.

The December/January edition of The Somerset Business Magazine was packed with information about the dualling of the A303/A358, superfast broadband, election hustings, ‘A Business Plan for Somerset’ and much more. If you haven’t already read it, click here to view the magazine online.

We look forward to seeing you at an event soon!


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Cadbury Cars Ltd

Contact: Mrs Katie Shaw T: +447837115683 W: www.cadburycars.co.uk/

T.F. Stearn & Partners NFU Mutual

Contact: Mr Adam Mitchell T: 01749 673786 W: 

NFU Mutual Bridgwater Branch

Contact: Mrs Naomi Parker-Jones T: 01278 663216 W: www.nfumutual.co.uk/branches/bridgwater/

Twose of Tiverton Limited

Contact: Mr Tim Coleridge T: 01884 253691 W: www.twose.com

Speedy Services

Contact: Mr Adrian Palmer T: 0845 609 9998 W: https://www.speedyservices.com

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