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Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner

“The Role of the Deputy Police & Crime Commissioner”

The BLB was devised out of our member surveys which consistently indicate a requirement for big-picture insight and interaction with key figures. A top-level networking event, targeted towards business leaders and owners. Headlined with a keynote speaker discussing what they do for the local business community. 

The standard Q&A session is also included, allowing you to ask those vital questions that affect you within your business. Please submit your questions before 3 pm on Friday 2nd October, due to the online format of the meeting these will be asked on your behalf.  If you would like your question to be asked anonymously please state this in your email.  

John Smith has been Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset since April 2020 with particular focus on community engagement, reducing reoffending, violence reduction and the COVID 19 emergency. Previously John was Chief Executive of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s office and before that of Avon & Somerset Police Authority from June 2009 until January 2020 when he resigned to campaign as an independent candidate in the Police and Crime Commissioner elections planned for May 2020. Prior to this role, John was a partner in a commercial law firm in Bristol specialising in public sector issues and collaborative working.

Event Format

8:30 am - Log on and introduction from Yeovil Chamber President - Dave Woan

8:45 am - Guest Speaker - John Smith Deputy PCC

9:30 am - Q&A Session (pre-submitted questions only)

10:00 am - Guest Speaker follow-up and general discussion relating to questions asked

10:15 am - Chamber Announcements

10:30 am - Meeting Close

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How did this event come about?

Yeovil Chamber delivers over a dozen different networking events each year, ranging from Young Professionals (educational networking events), The Breakfast Circle (a small group focused on business referrals), Joint Chamber Events and Member-Specific Events. Member and non-member feedback shows support for the wide variety of events, and our Press Releases and other communications.

Feedback also indicated that you would like to hear from 'key players' within the business community, with Q&A opportunity. 


Zoom Online
United Kingdom
BA22 8RN
Start Date:
6th Oct 2020 at 08:30
End Date:
6th Oct 2020 at 10:30
£0.00 Ex Tax (£0.00 Membership Price) Ex Tax
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Business Leaders Breakfast -John Smith Deputy PCC