Somerset - Perfect for Business * Up to 30% more cost effective than London & South East  * Superfast Broadband to 90% of areas on target for 2016* Excellent rail links (under 2hrs) to London & SE, Midlands & far SW  * Regionally strategic - M5 & A303 connecting to M3  * 1hr from 4 international airports  * 1hr from ports at Avonmouth and Weymouth  * Commerical property available: county town, market towns and rural locations.  Businesses move to Somerset to grow ...

 

The Business Choice

Somerset is home to a large number of very successful companies and offers exciting business and lifestyle opportunities for professionals seeking a more rewarding life without compromising their business aspirations.

The Somerset economy is built around ambitious small businesses, with almost 85% of our companies (including home-workers) employing up to 10 staff. However, there are also a significant number of multinationals, global market-leaders and other major employers in Somerset, bringing balance and vibrancy to the county.

Why is business in Somerset better?

Located in the heart of the South West, businesses in Somerset are well-connected thanks to fast road and rail links, providing quick and easy access from the heart of the West Country to London, the Midlands and the rest of the UK. London is only two hours away and with a choice of international airports on the doorstep, Europe and the rest of the world are within easy reach too.

Good broadband connectivity and an ongoing roll-out of high speed fibre broadband is enabling businesses in Somerset and those relocating here to be even more competitive on a regional, national and international scale. High-speed broadband for Somerset

Cost effective business

Running a business in Somerset can be up to 30% more cost effective than being based in London or the South East due to lower commercial property and staffing costs, meaning you can run a leaner operation without having to compromise.

Two-thirds of Somerset’s working population travel less than six miles to work too, which keeps travel costs down as well as keeping spirits up!

With a positive outlook, well-trained workforce and supportive business community, locating your business in Somerset is the Natural Business Choice.

Somerset is so well connected - find out more about the transport infrastructure, business networks and the roll-out of high-speed broadband in this short film.

Case Study

Hilton Herbs - “We relocated because we had outgrown our existing premises and were looking for bigger premises that would allow us to develop and expand the business. Somerset provides reasonably quick access to main routes around the country for distribution of product and access to trade / public shows.”

Somerset at a Glance

 

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