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Sodbury and Yate Business Association

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Sodbury and Yate Business Association logo created by Mark Reynolds and Fraser Moore

How to contact SYBA

If you run a local business and would like to benefit from being part of the Association, please get in touch with Secretary Debbie Nichol on .

We are delighted to welcome new or prospective members along to our meetings. We meet on the second Monday of each month 5.30-7pm.

Sodbury and Yate Business Association

For an electronic copy of our latest newsletter (to see what we have been up to!) please email Debbie as above.

Please visit our website www.sodburyandyate.biz or our facebook page www.facebook.com/SodburyandYateBusinessAssociation for further information.

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What is SYBA?

Sodbury and Yate Business Association

Our aims are to:

  • Promote your business
  • Grow your business
  • Network
  • Socialise
  • Help the Community

Sodbury and Yate Business Association is a not-for-profit organisation that was established in 2009 to provide a support network for businesses in the area.

It is run by small business owners within Chipping Sodbury and Yate who have the same shared experiences of starting up and running their own business.

With a strong commitment to social responsibility and supporting the local community the Association is partnered with local councils and charitable organisations and makes an annual donation to local charities.

Members pay a modest annual membership fee of £30, which provides a number of benefits under our five main aims:

Promote your Business

Sodbury and Yate Business Association
  • Promotion of your business within the local area (word of mouth via members)
  • Regular newsletter detailing members’ news and events
  • Opportunity to add your business to the SYBA website
  • Promotion of your business via a 10 minute speaker slot at our meetings

Photo: Sodbury and Yate Business Association members enjoying a recent meeting at Chipping Sodbury Golf Club.

Grow your Business

  • Exposure to other local business owners for networking opportunities and to share and exchange useful contacts
  • Invitations to a regular monthly meeting for support and knowledge sharing and receipt of meeting minutes
  • Advertising opportunities via The Gazette, My Yate and MySodbury Websites and The Boundary Magazine
  • Network
  • Invitations to a Business Breakfast with speaker (twice a year)
  • Participation in an annual Speed Networking event


Sodbury and Yate Business Association
  • Invitations to social events throughout the year
  • Winter Walk and Talk
  • Skittles evening
  • Visits to local factories, bakeries and a brewery!
  • Christmas Social
  • Charity Fundraising Quiz

Help the Community

This year we have supported Yate Food Bank and Brain Tumour Support (Thornbury) and proudly presented a cheque to representatives from each charity.

Members decide at the AGM each year on the causes to raise money to support.

Photo: Joint Chair of SYBA Tracy Franksen presenting a cheque and food donation to Bob Vernon of Yate and Chipping Sodbury Food Bank.

Photos on this page are kindly provided by RichMcD Photography.

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