The Somerset Chamber is indebted to the financial or in-kind support that our valued Patrons provide to us.
Their support gives us the capacity to provide to the wider membership a level of lobbying and influencing power that has put the Somerset Chamber at the hub of business influence not just in Somerset, but within the Heart of the South West.
If your company would like to consider Patron membership, please contact us.
A-Plant offers the widest and most-up-date range of Plant, Tools and Specialist Equipment for hire across Somerset and the UK, as a Somerset Chamber of Commerce member you will be able to benefit from promotional discounts on all products.
At Bradfords, we have a passion for understanding our current and potential customers. We constantly develop expertise to ensure we offer the best advice and solutions available. We are straightforward, honest and fair in our dealings and we always work together as a team. We are result orientated, and whilst being proud of our heritage, we are progressive and energetic. We are also socially and environmentally responsible.
Bridgwater and Taunton College is not only an outstanding provider of education for 14-18 year olds, it is also a highly-respected training organisation for business and employers within the community it serves. Selected as EDF Energy's preferred training provider for the proposed nuclear new build, the College has proven expertise in the fields of construction and civil engineering as well as science, radiation protection and nuclear decommissioning.
In recent months the College has benefited from significant investment that has enabled it to expand its training offer to include groundworks, steel fixing, formwork and lifting operations - all skills that will be crucial to the nuclear new build.
BT is investing £2.5bn to roll-out fibre broadband to two-thirds of homes and businesses in the UK by the end of 2014. Dubbed the Big Build, the work is being carried out by Openreach - BT’s local network division - on behalf of all communications providers. In Somerset, work is underway in Taunton and Bridgwater.
EDF Energy is committed to investing in an energy mix that balances the needs of low-carbon emissions, security of supply, and affordability. Nuclear power is the most affordable large-scale low-carbon energy source currently available to the UK. The new nuclear power station proposed for Hinkley Point C, will provide energy to around five million homes; EDF has appointed the Somerset Chamber to manage the Somerset Supply Chain for Hinkley.
The Kier BAM joint venture has contracts with EDF Energy to carry out £100m+ of site preparation works for the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset. The work includes excavation, earthworks, terracing, the installation of construction site infrastructure and formation of roads and networks to allow main construction to start.
The contract is estimated to create 350 jobs - including a significant amount of local employment - while the main construction works will see up to 25,000 people work on site over the course of the project. The Hinkley Point C power station is set to generate about six per cent of the UK's electricity - all of which will be low carbon - enough to serve around five million homes.
Leonardo Helicopters, formerly AgustaWestland, designs, develops, manufactures and supports helicopters for military and commercial markets around the world. Their Somerset operations are based in Yeovil.
The council's Environment Directorate is responsible for overseeing sustainable development, economic development and trading standards. The Road and Transport Department can advise businesses on highways matters, roadworks, bus information, the Local Transport Plan and rights of way.
Somerset County Cricket Club was formed in 1875 and has played a pivotal role within the region ever since. As well as achieving success on the field we are also thriving off it. Our outstanding conferencing and events facilities make The County Ground the perfect choice all year round.
Yeovil is a tertiary college serving its community in South Somerset and North and West Dorset. Our clear role is to support the development of social and economic prosperity for the whole community. As a tertiary college we will provide education and training pathways at all levels from entry to HE.
The Wessex Reserve Forces & Cadets Association is an independent, non-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting and promoting the 3000 tri-service Reservists and 14,000 Cadets across the South West of England, as well as providing support and assistance to employers of Reservists and Cadet Force Adult Volunteers.
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