A Bit About Chipping Sodbury
Situated in the beautiful surroundings of South Gloucestershire in south-west England, Chipping Sodbury is a charming market town with a plethora of local independent businesses serving the local community. This Britain in Bloom award winning market town is an attractive place to live, work, and visit, and is nestled within the stunning natural surroundings of the Cotswolds.
Chipping Sodbury was founded by the Earl of York, William le Gros, in the 12th century. In the 2011 census, Chipping Sodbury recorded a population of just 5,045, however this has increased significantly in recent years with the expansion of the town of Yate situated to the west of the area.
Chipping Sodbury has been home to numerous notable individuals over the decades, including vaccination pioneer Edward Jenner, Harry Potter writer J.K. Rowling, and Sir James Dyson.
Location and Travel
Positioned just eight miles to the north-west of the city of Bristol, Chipping Sodbury is remarkably well connected for such a charming and historic market town. It is also just a few minutes away from both the M4 and M5 motorways, which run between Bristol and Bath.
Notably, Old Sodbury village is situated to the east, which offers spectacular views towards Bristol across the Severn plain. Additionally, Little Sodbury village is home to a majestic 15th century manor house and a historically significant hill fort which dates to the Iron Age.
There are more than 100 listed properties peppered throughout the main streets of Chipping Sodbury, many of which are home to a selection of independently owned restaurants, cafes, pubs, and retailers. Additionally, twice a month, Chipping Sodbury hosts a farmers’ market, with local vendors selling a variety of produce and handmade items.
A variety of cultural activities also take place in the area throughout the year, including the twice annual Mop Fair. Other notable events include the “Big Lunch”, during which the main street is closed to vehicles and residents sit together eating picnics and enjoying the warm June weather.
Providing HR Support to Chipping Sodbury Businesses
The HR Dept specialises in the provision of outsourced HR and employment law support services designed to help you take your business to the next level. There are a wide variety of services available, including the creation of employment contracts for new businesses, performance and appraisals to ensure your business growth remains on-track, and employee benefits advice if you are looking to make changes to the course of your business.
If you are based in or around the Chipping Sodbury area and require support with either a specific project or on an on-going basis, The HR Dept will be happy to hear from you. Remember, achieving your business goals doesn’t need to remain a distant dream and The HR Dept has the skills and the determination to help you to reach even the most ambitious objectives.
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