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The Somerset Chamber works closely with other business-focused organisations within and outside the county, maintaining involvement in a number of projects that have an impact on the Somerset economy.

Somerset Chamber represents member’s views within many boards and forums.

A full list of Somerset Chamber’s involvements are below:

Somerset Growth Board – designed to ensure that the momentum of the Somerset Growth Plan is sustained and that the plan is well integrated with the economic agendas of the Local Enterprise Partnership and other key partners.

BCC CEO Roundtables – The purpose is to discuss and influence BCC policy, share best practice and affiliation.

South West Chambers CEO Forum – A sub group of the BCC CEO Roundtables to establish clear communications channels to be able to speak with one SW voice and influence at BCC and multi LEP.

LEP People Leadership Group – The People Leadership Group is one of the LEP Board’s sub-groups. It leads on all people-themed agendas within the Heart of the South West Strategic Economic Plan (SEP). It supports the people (employment, skills and social inclusion) work theme for the Heart of the South West LEP.

Somerset Employment & Skills Steering Group – Designed to oversee the development and implementation of the employment and skills elements of the Somerset Growth Plan. It acts as a steering group with 3 sub-groups to coordinate the tactical initiatives.

SESEG – Business Task & Finish Group – The purpose is to ensure current workforce is aspirational, through the on-going development of their skills, through variation initiatives.

South West Department of International Trade Forum (Export for Growth) – Set up to gain an understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing businesses and agree actions for all.

BCC CEO Roundtables – The purpose is to discuss and influence BCC policy, share best practice and affiliation.

Voluntary Communication & Social Enterprise Forum – The purpose is to unlock the potential of the local VSE Sector in contributing to the social and economic development in Somerset. It seeks to achieve this aim by search out the benefit examples of innovation and impact, particularly in relation to skills development, untapped labour markets and economic growth.

Hinkley Strategic Delivery Forum – The purpose of the forum is to coordinate the approach across all parties to capturing the economic benefits arising from Hinkley Point C, to maximise employment, business development and inward investment opportunities and create a lasting legacy for the Somerset region. 

HSDF – Business Workstream – The key objectives of the business workstream, chaired by the CEO of Somerset Chamber of Commerce, is to ensure there are mechanisms in place to assist businesses to fund the capability, capacity and standards accreditation gap, deliver supplier excellence models and create an environment where innovation is required that taps into relevant SME experience.  

Chamber Contact

For more info please contact:

Alistair Tudor

Operations Manager

Tel: 01823 444924

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