Business Events in the Exmoor area

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Give your business a boost | 27/06/2017 09:00

Barle Enterprise Centre
TA22 9BF
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1-2-1 Business Advice

What is face to face support?

Sometimes you need someone you can trust to talk to. In business, having a personal advisor can make a huge difference, especially if you’re just starting out. Our Business Advisors are here to offer you that personal support through face to face meetings. We want to help your business grow!!

How does it benefit me?

Face to face meetings with a Business Advisor can:
  • Clarify your business plan
  • Give you reassurance and support
  • Provide practical advice
  • Provide advice on financing and development
  • Give you access to valuable business contacts and knowledge.
  • Signpost valuable resources
  • Face to face business support is applicable for both start ups and developing businesses. For start ups, it can help you to set realistic and achievable targets. It can also help you source funding, or even find a location to set up your business.

For growing businesses, face to face support can help you to create a growth plan that will help you achieve your goals.

And...... it's FREE!!!!

Somerset SOUP | 20/09/2017 12:30

SOUP is a crowd funding event that brings people together to raise small-scale investment to kick-start new businesses or ideas.

Ges Green, Somerset Enterprise Centres Manager, said: “SOUP events are a fantastic opportunity to network whilst supporting new enterprise. We are excited to be working in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce to bring this event to Somerset. The concept is great and it gives new businesses the opportunity to raise funds to launch their business idea.

“We are looking for entrepreneurs to come forward, pitch their business idea and win ...a fantastic package. The winning business will take away a prize worth a minimum of £750 including cash, business support and promotional opportunities. The reward up for grabs will give the entrepreneur and their business every chance of success.”

The winning business will receive a package of Business Support and Advice, provided through one to one business support and mentoring, and access to a range of workshops and events. In addition to this, the winner will be able to access incubation space in any of the Somerset Enterprise Centres (where available), free of charge for 12 months and a year’s free membership of the Chamber of Commerce, to help them develop their business and raise their profile.

The event takes place at the Creative Innovation Centre (CIC), Taunton on the afternoon of Wednesday 20 September.

If you’re interested in pitching your business idea at SOUP go to:


Applications to pitch your business idea close on Friday 30 June.
For more information contact Somerset Enterprise Centres on 01278 550250

Air Your Views On Planning | 25/05/2016 19:00

Venue – 7pm at The White Horse, Exford
Has your application suffered through odd features of process or inconsistency or for any other illogical or unfair reason?....discuss it with us in a lively and enlightened atmosphere....

We are gathering information to present to the ENPA regarding improvements that could be made to planning process in the area.

Please notify us if you entend to come:

A Business Workshop | 08/07/2015 19:00

Venue – Shearwell Offices, Putham Farm, Wheddon Cross at 7 p.m.

Speaker – Presented by Patricia Marks of The Somerset Business Agency 

Meet your MP | 21/03/2016 19:00

Venue – The White Horse Hotel, Exford at 7 p.m.
TBA 2016 (This date is subject to confirmation) 
An opportunity to meet and hear from the local Exmoor MPsSpeakers – Peter Heaton-Jones (MP for North Devon) and Ian Liddell-Grainger (MP for Bridgewater)

Highways: Who Closed the Road? | 04/06/2015 19:00

Venue – The White Horse Hotel, Exford at 7 p.m.
Speaker – An officer from SCC Highways Authourity TBA

"Where's Wally?" - How to get noticed on the Internet. | 12/05/2015 17:08

Venue – Shearwell Offices, Putham Farm, Wheddon Cross at 7 p.m. 
Speakers – Peter Whitby – Shearwell’s Google Analytics Guru 

Broadband Update | 12/10/2015 17:13

Venue – The White Horse Hotel, Exford at 7 p.m.
An opportunity to hear about the roll out of Broadband across Devon and Somerset, when you can expect to be connected and how.Speakers:
Matt Barrow - Stakeholder Engagement Officer, Connecting Devon and Somerset.
Dan Jones - Airband (won the contract to provide wholesale broadband to Devon and Somerset in Stage 2 of the scheme). 

Additional Speakers:
Nigel Duke of Morgan Hill (IT Consultants) - Provides a different perspective on Broadband on Exmoor and beyond.
Dan James - Exmoor National Park - On an unrelated topic - provides a short run down on the new Exmoor and Dartmoor Economy Prospectus.

Business Exmoor AGM | 17/03/2016 17:14

Venue – 7pm at Davisons Accountants, South Molton

AGM, with presentation by Matt Gard of Davisons "Budget and General Tax Planning Update", Kindly sponsored by Davisons AccountantsSpeakers – Matt Gard of Davisons

Planning - Business Exmoor’s response to the new E.N.P. Local Plan | 16/07/2015 19:00

Venue – The White Horse Hotel, Exford at 7 p.m.
Speaker – Chaired by our committee member Mark Sanders of Acorn Rural Property Consultants

Planning within the National Park | 05/03/2015 17:07

Venue – The White Horse Hotel, Exford at 7 p.m.
Speakers - Mark Sanders and Brian Dinnis of Acorn Rural Property Consultants Ltd 

Thinking about Renewables | 08/09/2015 19:00

Venue – Westermill Farm, Exford at 7 p.m.
A presentation on Biomass, Solar PV, Wind and Ground Source with questions afterwards. The presentation will be followed by a social evening and barbecueSpeaker – Grace Jeffreys from Source Renewables Ltd, South Molton and Simon Boorer of Optimum Heating (wood chip and pellet boilers)

Some past events have downloadable resources that were used in the event.

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