Tag Archives: business

Second round of funding to boost Somerset business recovery

Businesses in Somerset are being urged to bid for grants to help them recover from the economic hit of the coronavirus pandemic.  Somerset County Council has launched a second round of the Somerset Restart and Recovery Programme to support strategically significant businesses badly affected by Covid-19 and successive lockdowns.  These could be organisations that often […]

Growing businesses and cutting carbon with £1.5m investment

Somerset businesses have the chance to benefit from a new £1.5m to drive economic recovery from the impacts of the Covid pandemic, and benefit the environment at the same time. Somerset County Council is launching the Growth Accelerator Fund, where successful businesses will be awarded grants to help boost their prospects in ways that also […]

10 businesses to benefit from Somerset Catalyst support programme

Ten Somerset businesses with the potential for rapid growth will have the chance to benefit from one-to-one expert coaching and tailored business support to help them succeed. Mendip District Council, Sedgemoor District Council, Somerset County Council, Somerset West and Taunton Council and South Somerset District Council have joined forces to deliver the High-Growth Catalyst Support […]

Specialist grants available to drive business growth

Small and medium-sized businesses in Somerset have the opportunity to apply for grant funding worth up to £6,000 to help them grow and develop. The Business Growth Support Programme is the latest initiative to launch as part of Somerset’s work funded by Community Renewal Funding from the UK Government. The Business Growth Support Programme will […]

Grant funding available for business groups, clusters and networks

Business groups in Somerset that have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic are being given the opportunity to apply for grant funding this month. The grants are worth up to £5,000 and can be used by business groups (including Social Enterprises), networks and clusters to aid the recovery from Covid. The scheme is particularly […]

Campaign to help businesses fill job vacancies 

A new campaign is aiming to bring Somerset’s employers and jobseekers together in a bid to help fill vacancies and provide a timely boost to local businesses.  STEP-UP Somerset, a collaborative project between Somerset County Council, Mendip District Council, Sedgemoor District Council, Somerset West and Taunton Council, South Somerset District Council and partner organisations, is calling on businesses to […]

Bright Future for Bruton Enterprise Centre

Business in Bruton is set for a boost with work beginning on a new £2.7m Enterprise Centre at Coombe Hill. The Bruton site will be Somerset’s eighth Enterprise Centre and is expected to open this Winter. The centre will be home to 10 new offices, two meeting rooms and seven 50 square metre industrial units. […]

Expert export advice for Somerset businesses

Somerset’s Local Authorities are raising awareness of the new opportunities emerging for local companies to export goods and services. The South West is one of three areas chosen in the UK to benefit from the Export Growth Plan funding with a range of support provided ahead of the EU transition period as part of a […]

Employer toolkit to tackle domestic abuse

Employers across the region are encouraged to play their part in tackling domestic abuse and learn to spot the signs of abuse. During this year’s international campaign ’16 Days of Action’ (25 November to 10 December) Somerset County Council is encouraging all employers to check out the online resource ‘Domestic Abuse: a toolkit for employers’ […]

Grant scheme to help businesses save money and the environment

A new grant has been launched which will help businesses save money and help save the environment at the same time. The new Carbon Reduction Grants for Business Scheme is being jointly run by Somerset’s five local authorities and will see businesses of all sizes able to apply for grants between £500 and £1,000 to […]