Tag Archives: economic development

Understanding the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Somerset businesses

The results of a large county-wide survey about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on local businesses will be used to shape Somerset’s response and economic recovery planning. Conducted by Somerset’s five local authorities between July 24 and August 21 this year, the survey provides vital intelligence on how more than 1,300 businesses have been […]

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 […]

Chinese Delegation visit a thriving Somerset

A top level delegation of Chinese business officials visited Somerset last week. At a time when partnerships between the UK and China are worth billions to the UK economy, Somerset continues to forge even closer links with the country. The Chinese Minister Counsellor of Economic and Commercial Affairs, Mr. Jin Xu, led a commercial visit […]

Businesses supported to “up their game”

Local businesses are making game changing decisions following a three-day intensive course this summer. Somerset County Council commissioned the “Game Change Programme”, delivered by Business Think, as a workshop for local businesses who wanted to improve the way they work. Designed to help businesses be more innovative and re-examine the way they work, the agenda […]