Our Patrons

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The patrons of Devon & Plymouth Chamber are some of the best-known and respected names in the local business community.

Through their support for the Chamber, patrons demonstrate their commitment to the development of the economy and business in Devon and Plymouth. Their brands gain considerable exposure within the  business community as a result of the Chamber’s extensive and widespread lobbying and representational activities. Consequently patrons are better able to influence and network with key people and organisations in the region.

To find out more about becoming a patron please contact Stuart Elford: stuart.elford@devonchamber.co.uk.

List of Patrons


GWR is committed to helping businesses in the west become greater.  It's why we're investing and making improvements across our network from installing free WiFi and refurbishing our sleeper service, to adding three million more seats by 2018. The purpose is not just to benefit our railway, but to benefit the people and businesses we serve.

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Enterprise Solutions

Enterprise Solutions is the gateway for external organisations to access the University of Plymouth’s internationally renowned research expertise, world-class facilities and expertise. Enterprise Solutions helps you to navigate your way to the University of Plymouth’s internationally renowned research expertise, facilities and business services. It connects you to the right support that meets your organisation’s needs. The University works with hundreds of organisations, both large and small, to find innovative solutions to the challenges they face. This could involve joint research and development projects, access to our innovation centres or science park or accessing student talent or academic expertise. Enterprise Solutions can assist businesses and public or third sector organisations to tap into our services, injecting new thinking to support and drive innovation. If you would like to discuss opportunities for collaboration or have a specific requirement, please visit our website.

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The University of St Mark & St John (Marjon)

The University of St Mark & St John is a small university with a big reputationfor providing an outstanding student experience leading to high levels of employment. Founded in 1838, the University’s heritage and expertise is well established in our Faculties of Education & Social Sciences, Sport & Health Sciences and Language & Creative Arts. We offerover 100 different programmes of study designed to meet student expectations and the needs of employers. Our approach to education means that we are ranked highly in all of the league tables relating to student satisfaction,student experience, teaching and learning and employability.

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City College Plymouth

As the largest training provider in the Plymouth travel-to-work area, we are proud to work closely with local and regional employers to ensure that we provide the training that is required by business. We truly understand the business community and the challenges it faces and are flexible in what we are able to offer. The College works hard to develop positive partnerships with employers that enable you to have a key role in curriculum development, ensuring our training is not only up-to-date but relevant to your industry needs. Working in partnership with the College brings many benefits to businesses, including the opportunity to support the local community, access to new recruitment streams and sponsorship opportunities. We have a wealth of industry, training and funding experience and work with our clients to provide a bespoke service, which offers full training needs analysis and a real focus on providing solutions for distinct business needs.

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Plymouth City Bus

Plymouth Citybus is the largest provider of public transport in Plymouth, carrying over 15m passengers a year across its fleet of 170 vehicles. Based and managed in Plymouth, employing over 450 people, Plymouth Citybus became part of the Go-Ahead Group in 2009, previously being publicly owned. Over the last 12 months, Plymouth Citybus has invested over £4m in new vehicles and expanded to include routes outside the city boundaries, linking Plymouth with places like Tavistock, Torpoint and Ivybridge.  Within Plymouth Citybus Ltd lie both Plymouth Citycoach and Plymouth Car & Commercial. Plymouth Citycoach offers a wide range of trips and tours all over the UK, alongside a coach hire section. Plymouth Car & Commercial is  based within the Citybus depot at Milehouse specialising in fleet maintenance. It also offers out of hours servicing, alongside being an ATF (authorized testing facility) for heavy good vehicles, trailers and public service vehicles.

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Thomas Westcott Chartered Accountants

Thomas Westcott has the largest network of accountancy offices in the South West, offering a wide range of sector and service specialisms to businesses, large and small. With 28 partners and more than 250 staff operating from 17 offices, the firm has supported a diverse range of businesses and individuals for more than 30 years. Throughout that time, Thomas Westcott has remained passionate about supporting the communities in which we live and work.

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