Business support over breakfast

Local businesses in Somerset have the chance to inspire and support each other in the first of a series of monthly networking events to take place on Friday 17 October.

These new and exciting breakfast meetings have been organised by TDA and Forward Space and are designed to help local companies share good practice and access business support.

The events have been set up particularly to support businesses that are based in Somerset County Council’s Enterprise Centres, located in Frome, Minehead, Dulverton and Wheddon Cross.

Cllr David Hall, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Business, Inward Investment and Policy, commented, “Networking with fellow companies is important for innovation and growth. I would encourage all businesses based at our Enterprise Centres to take full advantage of this series of events by signing up to attend when they visit their area.”

The Old Church School in Frome will host the first networking event on October 17 from 8:30 to 10am. The General Manager of local firm, Protomax Plastics, giving a presentation to guests on innovative products and developing a market.

Based on Vallis Mills Trading Estate, Protomax is the only company to have developed and patented its own range of machinery and processes to upcycle mixed plastic waste.

For more information or to signup to attend the event email

Somerset County Council boasts four Enterprise Centres and is in the process of building another in Highbridge, due to be complete by the end of the year. The Enterprise Centres are located at:

• Barle Enterprise Centre, Dulverton.
• Market Enterprise Centre, Wheddon Cross
• Keyford Court Enterprise Centre, Frome
• Minehead Enterprise Centre, Minehead

The centres are part of the South West Business Centres Network, managed by TDA.

The next event will be at Barle Enterprise Centre, Dulverton on Friday 21 November 2014.