About the Chamber.
The Nailsea Chamber of Trade & Commerce
The Nailsea Chamber of Trade and Commerce exists to promote the interests of its members, who are drawn from Nailsea and the surrounding areas. Our overarching aim is to promote Nailsea as ‘a good place to do business’. To achieve this, we maintain close relationships with the local town council and the unitary authority of North Somerset Council, as well as other local organisations. We also get involved in wider community initiatives through sponsorship of events such as the Nailsea Community Christmas Fair, Nailsea in Bloom and NailseaTown.com, a new online community for the people of Nailsea.
In maintaining relationships with other organisations, we give a voice to Nailsea businesses that may otherwise get lost in the competing demands for ever scarcer resources. We aim to make sure that the needs of businesses, both large and small, continue to be on the agenda when, for example, planning issues are being debated. As an example, we were involved in the consultation process for the 2017 North Somerset Council Economic Development Plan. The head of North Somerset Council’s Economic Development Team is regularly invited to attend our steering group meetings to encourage a two-way dialogue, and both the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Chamber attend Nailsea Town Council’s Town Centre Working Party meetings.
The Chamber is keen to attract and retain members from many different business sectors to ensure we represent a range of views and needs. Enthusiastic members, who are not only keen to promote their own businesses, but are keen to help promote Nailsea by getting involved in our activities are especially welcome! If the Chamber is to provide a voice for local businesses its especially important that we hear your voice. The stronger our collective voice is, the more likely it is your needs will be heard by the relevant people.
We look forward to welcoming you to Nailsea Chamber of Trade and Commerce. If you would like any more information please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Nailsea Businesswomen’s Network Group
In 2016, the Nailsea Businesswomens network group was formed as an offshoot of the Chamber. Its purpose is to provide a specialist forum for local businesses run by women. The group offers a monthly networking opportunity, and has a programme of speakers offering their own business experiences and advice on areas such as marketing, finance, etc. This group operates separately to the Chamber, there is no requirement to belong to the Chamber, although of course we would encourage you to do so. There is a small fee each time you attend a networking meeting. If you’re interested in finding out more about this group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org