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UKHO decision is vote of confidence in Somerset, says Deputy Leader

Somerset County Council’s Deputy Leader has welcomed a decision from the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) to stay in Taunton. The news that UKHO, one of the county town’s largest employers, has committed its long term future to Somerset is a huge boost for the county – according to Cllr David Hall. “I congratulate Taunton Deane […]

Big boost for county’s business prospects

Somerset County Council has welcomed a big boost for business in Somerset and across the South West as part of yesterday’s Autumn Statement announcement. The Chancellor confirmed £65.2m for the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (HotSW LEP) – the largest allocation to any one LEP in the country – as part of […]

Workshop for entrepreneurs – sign up today

Doing over deliberating – that is the advice ambitious Somerset entrepreneurs and business advisors will get if they sign up for an exciting workshop at Dillington House taking place on Friday 6 March. The Ready! Fire! Aim! event will take place from 9am until 4pm and is a hands-on workshop which allows participants to use […]

Somerset celebrates Growth Deal boost

Somerset County Council today welcomed news of millions of pounds of Government investment in employment, transport and connectivity schemes in the county. Projects in line for funding from the Growth Deal include an upgrade of Junction 25 off the M5 at Taunton and further funding for phase three of developing the Somerset Energy Innovation Centre […]

Council investment head welcomes news of boost for Somerset economy

A scheme which could see up to £2million in business rates being retained to boost the local economy across Somerset has been approved by the Government. Westminster has given the go ahead for the creation of the Somerset Business Rates Pool as part of its recent Local Government Settlement. This Pool consists of Somerset County […]

Great escapes in Somerset

Dark skies, poets and starlings are among the attractions being used to tempt green tourists to Somerset in a new publication. The magazine promoting Somerset as a sustainable rural tourist destination has been distributed this month in the national BBC Countryfile magazine. The publication, ‘Somerset & Exmoor – Great Escapes’, was made possible after Somerset […]

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 […]

Businesses benefit from Fish & Chips

Improved digital marketing, better international relations and more collaboration between businesses are among the benefits that have been seen during a three year project to enhance the food and drink industry in Somerset. The thriving Somerset food and drink industry has been bolstered over the past three years by a European funded project called “Fish […]

Council welcomes major investment in Somerset

Somerset County Council has welcomed today’s news of the Government’s Local Growth Fund which will provide up to £36 million to fund projects across Somerset. The cash will be used to improve infrastructure such as roads and roundabouts and prevent future flooding, as well as being invested in training and used to boost the county’s […]