Excellent Networks and transport links


High-speed broadband, fantastic transport links and plenty of networking opportunities. Discover how Somerset is keeping businesses connected.

Get where you want to be.

Leaving behind the rat race doesn't mean you'll get left behind. Maintaining client relationships and being able to access new markets is important to any business, so it's reassuring to know that when it comes to connectivity, this slice of the English countryside is anything but sleepy.

Three international airports are within easy reach, plus major train routes and motorways connect the southwest to the UK's big cities - you could be in London in a few hours and at Bristol Airport in just 45 minutes.

Networking with like-minded businesses and entrepreneurs is often a crucial factor in business development. Somerset has ready-made networks, operating by sector and area, and on domestic and international levels, offering new opportunities for collaboration and growth. Each of the Districts, and many of the Towns have Business fora, and the Somerset Chamber of Commerce, amongst others, arrange various networking events across the county to encourage sharing of information, ideas and opportunities.

Watch our video to discover how well connected Somerset really is.