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Business Networks

Connect, learn, grow and influence

North Somerset is home to an astonishing range of bodies and networks that will spark new collaborations, create new partnerships, find new buyers and suppliers, while keeping you up to date on the latest local businesses news.

West of England Organisations

Business West a not-for-profit membership organisation representing over 6,000 businesses across Bath, Swindon, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire. Business West is the managing body of the West of England Initiative (for larger businesses).

Business West also delivers a raft of business support services on behalf of the Government – such as import and export and intellectual property advice alongside its own paid-for services.

Federation of Small Businesses– this well-known organisation is a key influencer at local and national level for small business. Membership of the FSB offers benefits such as a tax advice line, and 24/7 access to legal advice. It also has a comprehensive Business Creation Membership package which is ideal for people wishing to start a business.

Local contacts are:
Gloucestershire & Bristol:
Tel: 07816 453559

Somerset, Wiltshire & Dorset:
Tel: 07977 429671


Women Mean Biz

A membership organisation for women running businesses, or those working in larger businesses.

Find out more

Links to Chambers and Area Wide Organisations

North Somerset has a thriving support network for your business be it start-up or scale-up. There are Chamber of Commerce bodies representing specific towns across North Somerset:

Clevedon Chamber of Trade, Commerce and Technology


Nailsea Chamber of Trade and Commerce

Telephone: 01275 858 515

Portishead Chamber of Commerce

Telephone: 01275 390402

Weston-super-Mare Chamber of Commerce


The Hive

North Somerset Enterprise Agency

Whatever your business, with North Somerset Enterprise Agency (NSEA), you can access free business advice and services; information, support and free or low-cost training support.


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