Being a member of the Chamber means you can promote your organisation both within the membership as well as in the wider business community. Make the most of the opportunity to put your company's USP in front of your target business audience.
Somerset Chamber provides a range of business support services to help your business grow. Whether you are looking for Hinkley Supply Chain opportunities, help with exporting, or expert marketing advice, the Chamber will be able to point you in the right direction.
The Somerset Manufacturing Forum will bring together manufacturers of all sizes and types to share ideas and network.
Somerset boasts a massive variety of manufacturing firms from food and drink to specialist composite and engineering firms.
With a line-up of four informative speakers, hear about changes and trends affecting the sector, from addressing the educational and skills challenges, to working collaboratively to share knowledge and processes, as well as developing relationships with other manufacturers across the region.
David Collings, Head of Aircraft Operations UK, Leonardo Helicopters – With over 7,000 people employed across the UK, Leonardo is one of the UK’s leading aerospace companies and one of the biggest suppliers of defence and security equipment to the UK MoD. Hear how they are responding to factors affecting their business
Mark Bolton, CEO & Principal, Yeovil College – Mark will discuss the college’s collaborative approach to education and business, making students ready for the workplace and highlighting opportunities for businesses to engage earlier with learners to help them plan for the future
Neil Discombe, Managing Director, Garador on behalf of M-Hub – M-Hub is a newly-formed initiative run by Yeovil Chamber of Commerce exclusively for manufacturing and engineering businesses from across Yeovil and the surrounding areas. Neil will share his tips on developing strong regional groups where every business can benefit
Simon Howes, Managing Director, South West Manufacturing Advisory Service (SWMAS) - The South West Manufacturing Advisory Service designs and delivers programmes to support businesses looking to increase productivity, operational efficiency and develop capabilities to enter new markets. They will discuss some of the trends and challenges they come across in the industry
There will be plenty of interaction and opportunity for questions as well as networking. Book your place now.
08.30 – Delegate arrival for tea/coffee & networking 09:00 – Welcome from Stephen Henagulph, Somerset Chamber CEO 09:05 – 11.25 Speaker presentations from Leonardos, M-Hub, Yeovil College & SWMAS 11.30 - Post event networking 12.00 - Event close