Chamber of Commerce boost for Somerset businesses

SOMERSET Chamber of Commerce received official accreditation from the British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) this week.

It means good news for businesses across the region, because their views will now be heard more easily by central government.

The accreditation was handed to the chamber during its annual general meeting.

Director of the BCC John Longworth said: “Becoming part of the Accredited Network will open up new business opportunities in local, national and international markets and will enable the Somerset chamber to provide improved critical business advice, services and skills development to local businesses.”

Rupert Cox, chief executive of the Somerset chamber, said:, “This accreditation recognises that we run our own business efficiently and effectively, with a growing customer base and good business ethics. We are really proud to become part of the Accredited Network and are also pleased to be one of only 15 or 20 Chambers in the country that have a growing membership and are profitable.”

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