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Join The Chamber

Sodbury Chamber of Commerce welcomes all Sodbury based businesses large or small.

If you would like to join please contact admin@sodburychamber.co.uk, complete the joining form on the Sodbury Chamber website, www.sodburychamber.co.uk or write to Sodbury Chamber of Commerce, 96 Bennetts Court, Yate, Bristol, South Glos BS37 4XT.

Click here to complete the membership application form - membership costs £30 per year.

Details of the next Chamber events, including dates, times and locations of meetings, will show on this page as soon as they are available.

Find out more at www.sodburychamber.co.uk, www.facebook.com/visitchippingsodbury or twitter.com/sodburyinfo.

The majority of photographs on this page are kindly supplied by RichMcD Photography.

Latest Chamber News

Sodbury Summer Search

The Sodbury Summer Search has sadly come to an end. We held a presentation to all the winners of our cuddly Gromits that have spent the summer in the windows of the town's retailers.

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By posting their entries to the summer search at the Tourist Information Centre everyone stood a chance of winning one of the 24 cuddly Gromits. Nearly 1000 entries were received.

On the day, there was an air of anticipation and nerves as the Gromits waited to find out who their new owners would be.

As you can see from the attached photo (Photo Credit: Sue Swanborough), no one needed to be worried! The kids were so excited.

The Grand Appeal Amazing Grace Gromit and the Chamber Summer Search have given a valuable boost to the town's visitor numbers this summer.

Shamsi from Amigos commented "It has been so lovely seeing all the families taking part in the Sodbury Summer Search. It’s such a great way to get your business noticed whilst supporting such a great cause. We’re missing our Amigo Gromit and can’t wait for the next one! Thanks to all who organised, supported and participated".

The Chamber would like to thank all the retailers who sponsored a Gromit for their window, the Baptist Church for their help, and in particular all the volunteers in the Tourist Information Centre, without whose help we could not run the search each year.

We will be back in 2019!

2019 Calendar Now Released

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Sodbury Calendar

Chipping Sodbury Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the Launch of the 2019 Calendar, going back to our favourite "Then and Now" format.

It's available from the Tourist Information Centre at a cost of £6.50 each, or two for £12. Other outlets in the town will be stocking it on the run up to Christmas.

The Calendar contains "Then" photos from Murray Dowding, 165 Signals Company Archive and other images from private collections with the "Now" from local photographer Rich McD. The descriptions for each page are by local historian Jim Elsworth.

Rich McD says "I had great fun this year working with Jim, choosing photos with lots of people in and historical importance, then trying to work out where they were taken from, we really hope everyone will enjoy the Calendar".

Funds raised by the Calendar are put back into the Chamber for the good of the town.

We would like to thank all our calendar sponsors and Ange from the Boundary magazine without whom the calendar would not be possible.

3 New Chamber Chairs

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A new team has stepped up to run the Chipping Sodbury Chamber of Commerce for 2018.

The new management team consisting of three Executive members, local business man Andrew Webb of Webb Associates, renowned local Photographer Rich McD and private client lawyer Michelle Baden-Daintree from Simpson Solicitors have been elected by fellow members to run the chamber in the year that will see the first ever Gromit stationed in the town.

Andrew, Rich and Michelle share a vision to bring the local community of business owners together to capitalise on the expected trade and footfall for the market town during the coming year. They will rely on support from current active chamber members including Jo Cox who remains heavily involved with the Gromit, having recently stepped down formally as chair.

Michelle says “I am really excited to be working closely with Andrew and Rich over the next twelve months we have lots of plans to raise the profile of the town and are delighted to be spearheading the campaign whereby local businesses, organisations and individuals from the community have all come together to contribute towards securing the town’s first Gromit”.

The Chamber of Commerce can be an excellent platform on which to base your efforts to reach potential new clients and find new business leads. In addition to new leads you can hope to benefit from perks and benefits. If you are interested in joining the chamber then please email admin@sodburychamber.co.uk.

About The Chamber

Chipping Sodbury Chamber of Trade – supporting local businesses and working together to create a thriving town and sought after business location.

How can the Chamber help my business?

  • Support - You will receive up-to-date information on relevant issues, networking opportunities and the chance to attend regular workshops, social events and presentations to help grow your business.
  • Promotion - You will benefit from free Chamber publicity including a successful social media presence, event promotion and your own feature page on the Sodbury Chamber website.
  • Strength in numbers - Alongside other local businesses, you can take part in high profile Chamber initiatives and events to achieve a positive impact on the local community.
  • A voice - Have your views heard and taken into account when the Chamber represents the business community.
  • Inspiration - Share experiences, receive encouragement and get sound advice to give your business the best possible chance of success.

Every successful business makes Sodbury stronger.

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