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In the April issue of the Somerset Business Magazine…
The EU referendum and the associated resignation of the BCC’s Director General, John Longworth, are key topics in CEO Dale Edwards’ column this month, along with National Apprenticeship Week which has also been high on the news agenda in recent weeks.
Dale references the importance of developing Somerset’s young talent, while new research is highlighted later in the magazine that shows businesses place apprentices at the heart of their plans to rise to the top. Other skills-related articles in this issue include the results of the Somerset Apprenticeship Awards 2016 and a write-up on the successful ‘Your Future’ careers day in Wells.
Other topics of interest in the April magazine include an overview of the key points from the Chancellor’s Budget on 16th March, a BCC report on boosting women in STEM careers, and the results of the Somerset Chamber’s recent international trade poll – plus all the usual business news, members’ news and information about upcoming events.
Click here to read the April issue of the Somerset Business 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.
Click here to find out more about Somerset Chamber membership, or feel free to contact us for any other information.
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