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Rupert Cox
Rupert Cox
Chief Executive
The Royal Bath & West of England Society

Rupert Cox is the CEO of the Royal Bath & West of England Society – the oldest agricultural society in the country. Its flagship event is the Royal Bath & West Show attended by 135,000 people over four days.

Following a 20 year career in agriculture, Rupert undertook the ultimate diversification by joining the Federation of Small Business in 2000 as the Regional Organiser for Somerset & Wiltshire. Career progression continued when he was appointed the Chief Executive of the Somerset Chamber of Commerce, where in the next 8 years he trebled membership, accredited the Chamber to the British Chambers of Commerce, delivered the inward investment agency for the county, Into Somerset and set up the Hinkley Supply Chain programme to assist SME’s to source contracts on Europe’s largest construction project Hinkley Point C.

Now at the Royal Bath & West, Rupert has brought together all the skills and experiences he has gained during his varied career as he returns to his rural roots.