About CBV

Chard has a long history of innovation and business success. Great pioneers of their time include John Stringfellow who invented powered flight, James Gillingham who made the first artificial limbs, and Margaret Bondfield who was the 1st woman minister in Parliament. Chard is also the home of some major local and internationally known household names A vast and diverse array of independent businesses also furnish the town.

As Ambassadors for the Chard Business Community our aim is to guide, support, encourage and help local businesses to succeed by encouraging collaboration, and providing resources and educational opportunities for all.

If you have an established business, a start up, an idea or a burning passion to make a difference why not come along to our events and share your vision. Join other like minded people and share your experiences. We have a selection of tailored events that can help.


I am Cath Morrison, part owner of Jim’s Pet Supplies, based in Chard.

I am the company secretary for Chard Business Voice ltd.

As part of the team I am looking forward to working with other businesses in the town and my aim is to get Chard back up to a reasonable footfall within the town.


Passionate about helping small businesses and micro businesses succeed Anne brings a wealth of knowledge to Chard Business Voice.

Anne has had the pleasure to have taught. mentored and worked with thousands of entrepreneurs, professionals and business staff in marketing, IT and entrepreneurial skills. She looks forward to working with many more in her role as marketing consultant and trainer with Chard Business Voice.