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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.

Why join the Chamber?
Why join the Chamber?
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Issues & actions
Issues & actions
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We produce electronic newsletters as a means of keeping our members and other contacts aware of what we are doing and to seek comment. You can access them here.

Chamber Newsletter - August 3rd 2022

Building Resilience - May 20th 2022

Chamber Newsletter - April 22nd 2022

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What do you think?
What are the local issues affecting your business? What support can we provide that would make a difference? One of the key tasks for the Chamber in the coming months is to understand what individual members want and to gather and pursue ideas that will make the local economy stronger. Please take the time to fill in the questionnaire here.
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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.

Next meeting: Monday 26th September, 6.30pm at The 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

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), Naomi Eden (Collate Interiors), 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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