NEW BUSINESS GROUP AIMS TO UNITE LOCAL BUSINESSES AND PROMOTE TOWN

A new business group, which held its inaugural meeting on Zoom last week, is aiming to unite local businesses and promote the town of Crewkerne. The catalyst for forming Crewkerne Business Group was a business breakfast morning, organised by Crewkerne Town Council and held at the George Reynolds Centre in February. At the breakfast meeting, local business owners were able to network and have their say about the future of the town. The event also featured a talk and questions and answers session with David Woan, President of Yeovil Chamber of Commerce.

Although Covid-19 impacted the momentum following February’s meeting, the recent virtual meet-up was attended by 13 of Crewkerne’s businesses with apologies received from a further 11 local businesses. Group founder, Leighton Ballantine of Ballantine Wealth Management, who hosted last week’s online meeting said: “We had such a great response to our first ever meeting of the Crewkerne Business Group. Local businesses of all shapes and sizes were represented with everyone making a contribution and getting involved. This gives me real positivity that we can create something special, to bring the local Crewkerne business community together and be a force for good!”

Ideas shared at the meeting, included festivals, events and initiatives for welcoming new business owners into the town. Crewkerne Business Group will hold their next meeting on Zoom in August and are intending to conduct face to face meetings at local venues, from September. Anyone wishing to be involved and find out more, can contact Leighton via email, leighton.ballantine@sjpp.co.uk.

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