Shepton Mallet District Chamber of Commerce
Shepton Business Alive and Kicking!
Shepton businesses are alive and kicking and are looking forward with a positive attitude.
Shepton chamber Chair, Alan Stone commented “Although there have been some sad stories employment wise in the town in early 2016 there is a real need to look behind dark media headlines. The reality is that the Shepton economy is buoyant. Unlike many other ‘commuter towns’ Shepton is a town where people come in to work and there are more jobs per head of 1,000 population than anywhere else locally. People who knock the High Street really need to consider that in fact Shepton is second only to Street with Clark’s Village in terms of Retail sales area in local towns.”
2015 was a fantastic year for Shepton Chamber with membership trebling to around 45 and a whole programme of events taking place and more being planned for the year ahead. An active committee of eight is now in place and have been actively working together.
President, Paul Hooper OBE pointed out, “it is good to see the chamber working once again with local councillors, council officials and larger local businesses like Tesco, Kilver Court and the Bath and West Society - more communication and encouragement of local links is important.”
Secretary Abbie Kench adds, “We are keen to get lots of ideas from all as to how people think the Chamber can develop to provide and add real value to local businesses.” Please send comments and suggestions to abbie@TheTeamExperience.com
Alan Stone concludes, “The chamber has made huge steps forwards forward and we now want to make sure it continues to develop and provide added benefit to the town.”