A crucial part of the Opportunity Area’s work in making positive social mobility changes is set in the wider community. Businesses, and especially small businesses, drive the local economy and provide not just employment but opportunities for people to grow, develop skills and support those around them in doing the same. West Somerset has a larger proportion of micro and small employers than the national average and these are vital in our community in providing employment and development opportunities for young people.
The West Somerset Business Group is a local employer forum whose aim is to celebrate the contribution employers make to the community, recognise and value the social impact they make and support them with a range of training, development and networking opportunities.
The group runs meetings and training every month and circulates a regular newsletter. This provides updates and details of events and also gathers wider opportunities for business into one place. Small and micro businesses that may otherwise not come across regional business news can benefit from a great deal of free support and training.
Sign up now to our newsletter – http://eepurl.com/gdNX_H
Find us on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/westsomersetbusinessgroup
and on Twitter – https://twitter.com/WestSomersetBu1?lang=en
Our last event based in Minehead was a great success with a presentation by the Federation of Small Businesses and lots of useful networking time (pictured).
If you know of any small business that could benefit from this group do please share – and we hope to see you soon.
Best wishes from the West Somerset Business Group.