Business Networking

Find out more about Mendip, Somerset and the South West's business networking groups and associations.

Businesses in Mendip can access a wide range of networking events, covering different topics and with keynote speakers.  From professional services companies offering the latest tips and tricks, to inspirational stories ranging from local entrepreneurs to big brand industry names, you are sure to find an event or group which can help your enterprise.

If you represent a local or county-based business networking organisation which is not included here, please contact economy@mendip.gov.uk to update your details.

Frome Chamber of Commerce
An active member of the Wessex, Mendip and Somerset Chambers of Commerce. These three established networks allow Frome members to engage positively across a wider network of business initiatives.
Shepton Mallet Chamber of Commerce
Encouraging members to join and network with other local businesses and traders, Shepton Mallet Chamber runs local events to get businesses sharing views and ideas.
Wells Chamber of Commerce
Linking members and holding monthly meetings, Wells Chamber of Commerce aims to maximise potential from city events and to keep members informed of local business schemes and initiatives.
Federation of Small Businesses - (FSB Somerset and Wiltshire)
Forming part of the wider Somerset & Wiltshire region, the Yeovil and Mendip branch offers access to the national lobbying group for small and self-employed businesses. The FSB offers a wide range of member benefits including legal protection and tax advice.
Institute of Directors - IoD Somerset
A local membership network offering professional free benefits and expert services to help you grow your business. IoD Somerset currently has 250 members, and organises inspirational events in the Somerset area.
Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)
One of 39 LEPs set up by government across England, HOTSW LEP (covering Somerset and Devon) offers a forum through various groups and committees on general and specialist business topics. From 2015, LEPs will be able to bid for funding from a national £2 billion fund to support housing, infrastructure and employment projects.