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Let's network over breakfast with Deputy Lieutenant of Somerset - August 2024

Our ever-popular let’s network over breakfast event is back and we are delighted to welcome Brigadier Nigel Beacom, Deputy Lieutenant of Somerset.

Brigadier Beacom will be representing the Lord Lieutenant of Somerset and will give members an insight into the prestigious King’s Award for Enterprise.

The award recognises outstanding achievement by businesses in the UK and attendees will find out more about how to enter and the benefits of winning a King’s Award for Enterprise.

There will also be plenty of opportunities to network – all while enjoying a delicious, cooked breakfast!

Guest speaker Brigadier Nigel Beacom QVRM TD VR DL

Nigel Beacom is a retired military officer who dedicated 36 years of service to the Territorial Army, now known as the Army Reserve. Throughout his career, Nigel held various leadership positions, including serving as the Commanding Officer of 40th Signal Regiment, Deputy Commander 2 Signal Brigade, and Assistant Commander of Theatre Troops as a Brigadier. He also gained valuable experience working in the Army HQ and MOD main building in different capacities.

In recognition of his contributions to the Reserves, Nigel became the first Army recipient of the Queen’s Volunteer Reserves’ Medal (formerly known as the QVRM, now KVRM) in November 1999. He also had the honour of serving as an ADC (Aide-de-Camp) to the Queen from 2009 until his retirement in 2012.

In his civilian life, Nigel established and successfully ran a market research company with six offices across the UK. He later sold this business in 2012 and went on to set up another market research company in 2015, which now has offices in Bristol, Belfast, and Cardiff.

From 2016 to 2019, Nigel served as a member of the Independent Residents’ Panel of Avon and Somerset Police and is currently the Chair of the Wessex Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association (RFCA) for Somerset.

Nigel has been living in Wedmore since 1999 with his wife, Isobel, and their family dog. They have two adult sons, one living and working in Bath, while the other is based in Bristol.

Bookings for this event will close 4pm on Wednesday, July 31. 

If you have any dietary requirements or allergies, please notify us when booking. 

Please note: Due to limited places available, bookings are limited to two per company.

Somerset Chamber of Commerce is operating a cancellation policy in line with our terms and conditions which can be found here:

Event details

Wednesday 7 Aug 2024

8:00am – 10:00am

Taunton School, Staplegrove Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 6AD

£20.99 + VAT - member ticket price
£24.99 + VAT - non-member ticket price

Price includes a full English breakfast with teas and coffees

Non-members are welcome to attend two Chamber events before we need to talk to you about joining us as a member. *All prices exclude VAT

Please note: Due to limited places available, bookings are limited to two per company.

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