BESPOKE cocktails and canapes were the order of the day for Somerset Chamber of Commerce’s recent Simply Networking evening at the Mercure Bridgwater Hotel.

Held in partnership with Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by the Mercure Bridgwater Hotel, around 50 guests from Somerset businesses were given the chance to enjoy the culinary treats while making new connections and meeting existing acquaintances.

The evening was so popular there was a waiting list of people who were keen to attend and those who did go along praised the hotel for its fine food and warm, friendly atmosphere.

There was also a raffle during the evening to win an afternoon tea for four.

Organisers thanked the Mercure staff for their hospitality and said the evening had given local businesses the chance to raise the profile of their companies in a relaxed atmosphere with like-minded business people.

The next big event in the Somerset Chamber’s events calendar is the official launch of the Somerset Business Awards at the Museum of Somerset on 30 May.