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Axminster Chamber of Commerce

representing the business community

Axminster Chamber of Commerce

representing the business community

Axminster’s businesses are at the heart of a town with a proud heritage, strong sense of community and a determination to become stronger for the future.

The Axminster Chamber of Commerce is the body that bonds commerce, industry and retailers in a town that has a backbone built on independent businesses.

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Play your part in making Axminster stronger
The Chamber has come a long way in the past year without charging any membership fees. We feel we have made much progress and that we are making a real contribution in helping to make Axminster stronger. To continue and extend our work we now need individual businesses to do their bit by signing up and paying a modest annual fee for 2023 (effective 1 February). It costs less than £1 per week to participate in initiatives designed to make Axminster a more resilient place in which we can all trade more successfully.
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Scratch the surface and there is much going on in Axminster. Try these links to understand a bit about what makes the town tick:


Axe Vale Show –a great local attraction that returned in June 2022

Axminster Guildhall – the venue for much of the town’s best entertainment

Axminster Town Council – working for our community

Axminster Heritage Centre – proudly presenting our great history

Light Up Axminster - drives Christmas and other celebrations in Axminster

Pippins Community Centre – a warm and welcoming community hub

Next meeting and agenda

Our Management Committee meets monthly (other than in August). Any Chamber member is entitled to attend and to speak on the different items under discussion. You may also, if you wish, be co-opted to join the committee and then offer yourself to be fully elected at the next AGM, which is usually in May. The agenda will be published here when it is available.

Next meeting: Monday 20th February 2023 6.30pm - George Hotel


You can view the minutes from our 2022 meetings here. If you would like copies of any briefings or other documents referred to in the minutes please email

21st November 2022 - Management Committee
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17th October 2022 - Management Committee
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25th September 2022 - Management Committee
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25th July 2022 - Management Committee
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20th June 2022 - Management Committee
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20th May 2022 - AGM
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21st March 2022 - Management Committee
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21st February 2022 - Management Committee
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17th January 2022 - Management Committee
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Axminster Chamber of Commerce

Chair: Jane Rockett - Axminster Printing

Deputy Chair: Karen Hussey - W. G. Potter Funeral Directors

Treasurer: Jess Brooks - Bowes Brooks Accountants

Secretary: Barrie Hedges - Archway Bookshop


Management Committee members: Sandie Draper (Sweet Shop), Lisa Fifer (Red & Ginger), Pippa Galvin (Courthouse Makers), Alison Hayward (Axminster Care Service), Adrian Lausch (Pink Pigeon Digital), Sophie McLachlan (Community Waffle House), Andrew Richardson (Not Just Travel Let’s Go), Jan Rowe (Castle Garage), Emma Rowe (Axminster Gymnastics Club),

Axminster Town Council representative: Cllr Steve Holt


c/o Archway Bookshop
Trinity House
EX13 5AP
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