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Welcome to Bridport & West Bay Business Chamber

We’ve Changed Our Name!

Welcome to the newly named Bridport & West Bay Business Chamber!

This change comes after a thoughtful proposal and democratic vote, underlining our commitment to encourage inclusivity within our community. The new name reflects our dedication to welcoming all businesses in or associated with the Bridport and West Bay area.

It’s a move inspired by our community’s voice and our collective vision for a more interconnected and supportive business environment. As we embark on this exciting chapter, we’re committed to exploring opportunities that benefit all our members.

Discover the benefits of membership – Join an enthusiastic and positive group of local businesses, share ideas, issues and information and support real representation at local, county and national level.

Remember – Together, we’re stronger!

Robert Mühl, President

Bridport is a thriving market town set in beautiful countryside. The town and West Bay harbour regularly feature on national ‘best places to live’ lists, and continues to grow in popularity amongst visitors and residents.  Part of its appeal is in the diverse range of independent businesses operating in and around the town, and our remit is to support and preserve this unusual and strong business environment.

A wide number of sectors operate successfully in the area, including start-ups, artists, catering and foodie establishments, retail outlets, hoteliers, farms, service providers, accountants, lawyers, restaurants and manufacturing.  Bridport and West Bay have a long history in the net trade, with a number of net manufacturers still operating from the town. The town has a large number of well established family run businesses, an example of which is England’s Oldest Family Business, established in 1515: RJ Balson & Son.

Bridport & West Bay Business Chamber is the Chamber of Trade and Commerce for the town and has around 70 members, located in both the town centre, West Bay, and also the surrounding area.

Our group meets on the second Tuesday of every month, where members are able to informally network and discuss local commercial isssues of concern or importance. In addition to this meeting, we hold a number of events through-out the year to support the needs of the businesses within our community.

Latest News
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Balson’s sausages sizzle for Sunak!

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14May 24

Welcome Reconnoitre Energies as a new member!

A big welcome to new Chamber member Reconnoitre Energies. Led by Chris Sladen, Reconnoitre Energies offers insights to inform and support decision and policy making for energy ventures, acquisitions and divestments,…

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