Business News


Chamber of commerce


After a period where many in business have felt that their concerns have not been centre stage in Westminster, firms will be heartened by last week’s speech by the Chancellor where he gave  forthright support for business both national and local, as the foundation of both a strong economy and a strong society.

It is right to champion the positive role that businesses play, day in and day out, across our communities – a role that has recently been overlooked by politicians of all colours.

The government must do its part and address the constraints that hold back far too many of our firms, small or large.

Getting the basics right, from education and training to fixing roads and patchy broadband, reform of the business rating system, would do more to help increase competitiveness and efficiency than just about any other range of measures.

Changes to the Apprenticeship Levy are welcome with greater flexibility to the apprenticeship system, to ensure that businesses of all sizes can find and train the workforce they need.


18th October – ‘Third Thursday Drinks and Networking’ free event at The Grapevine pub, Exmouth. This will be the fourth successful monthly networking soiree so come along and make new connections, meet new people and develop new business relationships. 5.00pm until 6.30pm and beyond! Book your free ticket here

10th December – Trip to the Houses of Parliament with guided tour and cream tea. This is a fantastic day and not to be missed! See Chamber website  for booking details. Discounted rates for Chamber Members! 


Ian MacQueen


Chairman Exmouth Chamber of Commerce