Tag Archives: business

Multi-million pound boost to key Somerset projects

Key Somerset projects are a step closer after a government multi-million investment boost. A Digital Innovation Centre for Taunton, improved access to Firepool and Taunton railway station along with Bruton Enterprise Centre and iAero in Yeovil have all been selected to go through to the next stage to gain funding from a £900m government pot. […]

Understanding the business impacts of coronavirus in Somerset

Somerset’s five local authorities are undertaking a joint business survey to assess the impacts of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on the economy. Prepared with input from stakeholders across the county, including the Somerset Chamber of Commerce and Federation of Small Businesses, the survey will provide vital intelligence to help support local business response and recovery work. Businesses […]

Council webinar to support local businesses

Somerset County Council will present online the work that they are doing with partners to help local businesses stay safe, recover and grow as the county eases further out of lockdown. The Council and partners are hosting a live webinar next Wednesday (22 July), free of charge at 7pm and open to any Somerset business […]

Coronavirus: Trading Standards advice for hospitality industry this Easter

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards is reminding owners of guest houses, campsites and restaurants to remain closed this Easter to help combat coronavirus. On March 23 the Government ordered hospitality businesses to close and said that people should stay at home and only essential travel is permitted. With very few exceptions all hotels, bed […]

Business grants ready to make a big difference

Councils and business networks across Somerset are working together to help provide financial lifelines for businesses struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. And they are urging businesses with healthier cash reserves to let those in greater need apply first for the Government grants that could make a big difference in the current crisis. All Somerset councils […]

Lift off for iAero

An £8m cutting-edge aerospace technology centre in Yeovil is taking off with construction work starting on site. Somerset County Council is working with the aerospace industry, including Leonardo Helicopters in Yeovil, on the flagship iAero Centre to cement Somerset’s place at the heart of this important business sector. The Centre will encourage innovation, collaboration and […]

Big boost for small business

Businesses across Somerset are being urged to sign-up for free support as part of a new growth initiative. The Heart of the South West Growth Support Programme offers a range of business support services to small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) in Somerset, Devon, Plymouth, and Torbay. More than 4,000 businesses across the area will […]

Workshop to help businesses address mental health issues in the workplace

Businesses across Somerset are invited to attend an evening workshop to help them address mental health issues within the workplace. The workshops, from March to June 2017 and held in venues across the county, are being run by Devon & Somerset Trading Standards Service in partnership with New Leaf Life Design, a Taunton-based accredited counselling […]

Businesses served up a breakfast briefing

Top figures at Somerset County Council have given business leaders a breakfast briefing. Chief Executive, Pat Flaherty, and Deputy Leader, Councillor David Hall, spoke at the first Somerset Chamber of Commerce business breakfast of the year, held in the Canalside Business Centre in Bridgwater. The event was organised by the chamber as part of its […]

Businesses at home in Highbridge

New businesses and jobs are on the way for Highbridge next year with the expansion of the town’s Enterprise Centre. Planning permission has been granted to add three more light industrial units on the site which is already home to 17 businesses and 25 jobs. Jointly funded by Somerset County Council and the Heart of […]