Kingsbridge & Salcombe Chamber of Commerce
Welcome to the Kingsbridge and Salcombe Chamber of Commerce
Our members include a whole range of businesses in the area from marketing, construction and farming, right through to tourism and retail services. We cover Kingsbridge, Salcombe and the wider South Hams area. Our aim is to support businesses by providing valuable information, encouraging networking and facilitating training sessions. Why not see if your business could benefit?
Come and meet us…
Six Business Club meetings are held each year on alternate months starting in January. They are held on Wednesday or Thursday evenings at 5.30pm for 6pm and provide an opportunity to hear about the success of a local business and network with members over light refreshments. There is no charge for attending and non-members are welcome to join us.
We have recently started Breakfast Club Meetings, these are held on alternate months to Business Clubs, see below for details of all our events.
Our next business club event takes place at one of the top 100 golf courses in the country, Thurlestone Golf Club. Join us on Wednesday 25th April from 5.30pm for a
Our next business club event takes place at one of the top 100 golf courses in the country, Thurlestone Golf Club.
Join us on Wednesday 25th April from 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start, meet new members, network with friends old and new and listen to our inspirational speakers including:
Simon Bawden – Manager, Thurlestone Golf Club. Welcome and introduction to the venue.
Patrick Kinsella – South West Outdoor Festival, this is the third year of the festival and this year it will be taking place at East Soar. It will potentially bring in thousands of new visitors to the area. Pat and the team are looking to work with local businesses to make the event a success – can you help? Come along to find out.
David Buckley – The Summit Path, David works with people to explore different ways of thinking and establish positive change for themselves, business, society and the environment. No matter how big or small your goal, if you are aspiring to get somewhere or change something in your professional or personal life then his services could be for you.
Janie Moor – Citizens Advice South Hams, opening up communication and working with local businesses.
More speakers and updates to follow…
The event will close at 7.00pm after which we’ll be staying for supper thanks to a special menu provided by the Thurlestone Golf Club catering team:
Chicken leek and ham pie with chips, and vegetables
Goats cheese and roasted vegetable salad
Sticky Toffee Pudding
£15.50 per person – meeting and meal
No Charge – meeting only (you still need to register)
Please note, tickets will be sold until 24 hours prior to the event, after this please contact email@example.com to register.
Kingsbridge & Salcombe Chamber of Commerce
9 am – 4pm The Regal Club, Church St, Kingsbridge £60 per person Contact: Nigel Whitmore for further details NW First Aid Training 7 Butt Park Stokenham Kingsbridge Devon TQ7 2SH E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Address: www.nwfirstaidtraining.co.uk Telephone: (01548) 581362 or 07946
9 am – 4pm
The Regal Club, Church St, Kingsbridge
£60 per person
Contact: Nigel Whitmore for further details
NW First Aid Training
7 Butt Park
E Mail: email@example.com
Web Address: www.nwfirstaidtraining.co.uk
Telephone: (01548) 581362 or 07946 008194
Free Taxi Driver Training for Safer Communities South Hams District Council has almost reached all of the 150 licensed taxi drivers from the District, with its valuable Taxi Driver Safeguarding training
Free Taxi Driver Training for Safer Communities
South Hams District Council has almost reached all of the 150 licensed taxi drivers from the District, with its valuable Taxi Driver Safeguarding training programme. The training, which has been running since 2016, was held once again on 7 February at the Council’s offices in Totnes. In total 139 licensed taxi drivers have now been trained.
The aim of the free training course is to raise awareness about Child Sexual Exploitation and how to protect vulnerable people. It helps the drivers to spot the signs of Child Sexual Exploitation or vulnerable people at risk, how to report any concerns, and where to report them.
The course is run throughout the year under the Community Safety Partnership, which is a multi-agency partnership covering the Council areas of South Hams, West Devon and Teignbridge.
Community Safety Partnership Lead, Cllr Tom Holway said: “We decided to make the training of our taxi drivers mandatory because the safety of our communities is incredibly important. Equally important is the role that taxi drivers play because they come into contact with so many different people on a daily basis. They are the eyes and ears of our community.
“This training drives the message home, that if drivers see something, they should say something. It provides them with vital information and tools on how to do that.”
A taxi driver who attended the course said: “I had no idea how easy it could be for me to be complicit in things like drug-running or child sexual exploitation. I’m really glad that this training has been made available to us because I have surely learned a lot.”
Another driver added: “I’m so pleased about this training. I have also experienced some of the issues that were raised in the training and I didn’t always know how to respond as a driver. But now I have knowledge of what to do next time this happens on the job.”
This course is one of many that takes place around the country and has been identified as a valuable training opportunity in the South West. It is designed to show the drivers what Child Sexual Exploitation is, the tactics that perpetrators use, how safeguarding can involve the taxi trade unknowingly in trafficking and how to report a concern. The same training was also held at West Devon Borough Council.
The next course will be held on 5 June 2018. If you are a licensed taxi driver and you would like to get involved, please email Licensing@swdevon.gov.uk to reserve a place.
South Hams District Councilhttps://www.southhams.gov.uk/ Plymouth Road, Totnes,