Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce has a highly experienced team with a track record of delivering high profile projects that support businesses across the region.
Our activity ranges from Chamber-led initiatives driven by our team and board to schemes commissioned by public and private sector organisations for the benefit of companies across Devon & Plymouth.
Read below for some of our recent highlights.
BEIS Brexit – 2019
At the end of September 2019, Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce was awarded funding by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to help businesses prepare for Brexit on the 31st October. We worked incredibly hard to deliver a number of workshops and training events to help Devon plan for change. We created a booklet that outlined those free-to-attend events.
Buy Local – 2019
The purpose of this campaign was to identify if there was enough resource to encourage business in and around Plymouth to source supplies locally. A group was formed and all were in agreement with the basic principle to make the environmental impact of sourcing from further afield a key element in promoting the benefits.
Roots – 2019
Chamber Roots was set up to provide a new and innovative forum for people at the beginning of their journey into business. Chamber Roots gave an opportunity to those who wanted to develop as part of a network of individuals with a desire to learn more about business. It was a place where students, professionals, entrepreneurs, service leavers and job seekers had a safe space to interact and develop skills, knowledge and experience in a relaxed and creative environment.
Mayflower 400 – 2019/20
Devon & Plymouth Chamber were appointed to manage a variety of corporate and VIP hospitality events as part of the Mayflower 400 programme. We were appointed as a result of our extensive experience of running events with multiple stakeholders across a range of platforms and venues. The role worked closely with Plymouth City Council’s Senior Events Officers, the Mayflower 400 Commercial Manager and Destination Plymouth.
Brexit Transition Period Support – 2020
To help prepare businesses for the end of the transition period. An event was held to give people a thorough understanding of what they needed to consider in order to not just survive but thrive at the end of the transition period. Those who prepared were then well-placed to take advantage of the opportunities that arose and were ready for growth into new markets and in the new world order.
Kickstart job placement scheme – 2020/21
Devon & Plymouth Chamber supported the Department for Work & Pensions by helping 400 young people get into work via the Kickstart Scheme. 81% of those who completed their placement went into further education or employment. We worked working alongside the British Chambers of Commerce as a recognised intermediary in helping businesses access the scheme. Click here to visit our dedicated Kickstart page