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Neil MurphyIn the March magazine, new Somerset Chamber CEO Neil Murphy reflects on his initial expectations and first few weeks in the role. His wide-ranging responsibilities have already included meetings with members, partners and politicians; hosting Chamber events; driving Hinkley Point C supply chain initiatives; and attendance at the annual British Chambers of Commerce conference. Meanwhile vital infrastructure improvements including superfast broadband and the dualling of the A303 have been the focus of discussion with key influencers.

Elsewhere in this month’s magazine, find out more about ‘negative inflation’, export support and funding opportunities for Somerset businesses, this year’s BCC conference, and get to know Neil Murphy a little better through our quarterly Q&A interview.


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!


Somerset Business Manifesto 2015

'A business plan for Somerset, a county built for growth'

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Somerset Chamber represents and works collaboratively with the Somerset business community to encourage strong, sustainable and creative alliances that promote members’ businesses, raise the profile of the county, and help to lobby for greater influence for Somerset at all levels of government.

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Enlightened Business Ltd.

Contact: Ms Joolz Lewis T: 07748 113538 W: 

Southfork Caravan Park

Contact: Mrs Nancy Broadley T: 01935 825723 W: www.southforkcaravans.co.uk

Business Exmoor

Contact: Mrs Jacqueline Archer T: 01643 851 895 W: www.businessexmoor.co.uk

ElIte Staffing Solutions

Contact: Mrs Emma Warren T:  01823 429566 W: www.elitestaffingsolutions.co.uk

House & Gladki NFU Mutual

Contact: Mrs Deanna Gladki T: 01934 750720 W: www.nfumutual.co.uk/branches/rooksbridge

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