Taunton Chamber of Commerce and Visit Somerset are delighted to announce a new reciprocal membership of each other’s organisations to foster deeper understanding, speed up communication and work collaboratively to benefit businesses working in the visitor economy, such as retail, hospitality, arts and entertainment – all of which are reliant on footfall into the town.
Both organisations are champions of the ‘support local’ mentality – highlighting opportunities for Taunton residents, visitors and holiday makers to use the goods and services offered by local businesses, groups and venues – as well as offering a backbone of advice and support to help their members grow and develop.
“As the voice of local business in Taunton, one of our key remits at the Chamber is to act as a conduit of support and promotion for the wonderful companies and creative organisations we have here in town and in the surrounding locality” says Richard Holt, President of Taunton Chamber of Commerce. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Visit Somerset, an organisation we share many values with. We look forward to working together with Visit Somerset to advantage those operating in the local visitor economy sector and to add weight to the campaigns bringing increased visitors to our area”
Giles Adams, Chair of Visit Somerset added: “We are delighted to be working with Taunton Chamber of Commerce. The county town breathes centuries of history which is interwoven with its business community and residents. Taunton is an excellent visitor destination, and we will be working closely with the Chamber and its members to ensure that the town continues to capitalise on its many assets. The town has a vibrant visitor offer, award-winning hospitality venues, excellent range of retailers and attractions along with great transport links, not least the impressive work at Taunton station. We will continue to highlight the importance of sustainable travel in all its forms so that Taunton, in Somerset, can be a leading example of both a prosperous and forward-thinking visitor economy.”