Somerset 3D Ambassadors

Somerset 3D Ambassadors know for a fact that Somerset is a great place to live, work and do business.

If you are passionate about Somerset and interested in promoting the significant business and lifestyle assets we enjoy, you can become an Ambassador by registering your interest.

Somerset 3D works closely with  influential Ambassadors to promote the county across a range of business sectors.  They play a key role in raising the profile of the county and stimulating inward investment and assist us by:

  • Seeking leads for new investors and passing these onto Somerset 3D
  • Raising awareness of the excellent business opportunities available in Somerset
  • Selling the benefits of the county as a great place to live and raise a family
  • Inspiring new Ambassadors to promote Somerset

There are some quick and easy ways that you can support Somerset 3D's promotion of the county. These include:

  • Adding a line at the end of your email signature such as:  Business thrives in Somerset - join us!
  • Linking to our website
  • Circulating the Somerset 3D 60 second awareness video which can be found here, to your contacts
  • Joining our conversations on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIN and UTube

We would love to hear from Somerset brand owners who are known nationally or internationally in order to work with them to raise the profile of Somerset.  Brands already featured in the So Well Connected campaign include:  Yeo Valley,  Ariel Motors, Wykes Farms, Mulberry,  Barber Cheese, Styles Icecream, Numatic International (Henry), Bay Tree Food Company, Sassi Holford Design, Charles Hazlewood, Thatchers Cider, AgustaWestland, Michael Eavis and Deborah Meaden.  For more infomration please contact Kim McDonald


The businesses below are sponsors of Somerset 3D, supporting the project to attract more investors into the county.

Abbey Manor is one of the leading private property companies in Southern England with a £200 million development pipeline stretching from Cornwall to Essex. The company has associated property investment, business centre & conferencing and waste management business interests.

The Abbey Manor history can be traced back to 1870 with the establishment of Somerset builder E.R. Bartlett. The company incorporated in 1913 and grew steadily as a regional building contractor for the next fifty years. In the 1960s, the company shifted its focus to property development. This has remained the core business activity to this day.

As property developers, not traders, Abbey Manor undertakes the full development process from blank sheet of paper to completed building with a team of project, development and construction managers. The company produces results by focusing development activities through effective project and financial management and building long-term relationships with our customers and partners.

To date, Abbey Manor has completed some 7 million sq.ft of commercial and residential development. A cornerstone of this activity has been an extensive portfolio of both bespoke design and build and speculative employment land use based development projects.

Visit us at Abbey Manor Group   For our serviced offices please visit  For properties to let and developments please see

Abbey Manor Group Ltd  The Abbey  Preston Road  Yeovil  Somerset  BA20 2EN  Telephone 01935 424251

Bridgwater Gateway

The Bridgwater Gateway site comprises 37.8 ha of land to the south of Bridgwater which although currently undeveloped, has seen considerable changes to the surrounding areas over the last few years including the development of Stockmoor Village, the Regional Rural Business Centre (RRBC) and the Wiseman Dairy Site. In this regard, the site represents a logical development opportunity and can be seen as the ‘final piece of the jigsaw’ in South Bridgwater.  Visit  Contact Phil Wade:  m: 07714 008581


EDF Energy is one of the UK’s largest energy companies and the largest producer of low-carbon electricity, producing around one-sixth of the nation's electricity from its nuclear power stations, wind farms, coal and gas power stations and combined heat and power plants. The company supplies gas and electricity to more than 5.5 million business and residential customer accounts and is the biggest supplier of electricity by volume in Great Britain.

EDF Energy’s safe and secure operation of its eight existing nuclear power stations at sites across the country makes it the UK’s largest generator of low carbon electricity. EDF Energy is also leading the UK's nuclear renaissance and has published plans to build four new nuclear plants, subject to the right investment framework. These new plants could generate enough low carbon electricity for about 40% of Britain’s homes. They would make an important contribution to the UK’s future needs for clean, secure and affordable energy. The project is already creating business and job opportunities for British companies and workers.

Hinkley Point C is expected to generate a 500 million pound-plus boost to the South West economy during the construction phase. EDF Energy has also committed to developing local skills and apprenticeships and it is anticipated that the station will create 900 permanent jobs during the 60-year operation of the plant and inject a further £40 million per year into the local economy.

Two new generating units at Hinkley Point C would be capable of supplying enough electricity for around five million homes and at the peak of construction provide around 5,600 jobs on-site and more in the supply chain.

In its nuclear activities EDF Energy has partnered with Centrica, which has a 20% stake in the company’s eight existing plants and in the project carrying out pre-development work for new build. Centrica also has the option to take up to 20% stakes in each of the four planned plants.

Through Our Sustainability Commitments, EDF Energy has launched one of the biggest environmental and social programmes of any British energy company and the company has since been awarded the highest ranking of Platinum Plus in Business in the Community’s 2011 Corporate Responsibility Index, the UK’s leading voluntary benchmark of corporate responsibility.

EDF is the official energy utilities partner and sustainability partner of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The company is also helping its customers and others use energy more sustainably through products and initiatives such as Team Green Britain, smart meters and electric vehicle research.

EDF Energy is part of EDF Group, one of Europe’s largest power companies. The company employs around 15,000 people at locations across the UK.

EDF Energy, 14 King Square, Bridgwater, Somerset , TA6 3DG Tel: 01278 444600  www.savetodaysavetomorrow.

IBM is a globally integrated enterprise operating in over 170 countries. Today IBM UK has around 20,000 employees, bringing innovative solutions to a diverse client base to help solve some of their toughest business challenges. In addition to being the world's largest IT and consulting services company, IBM is a global business and technology leader, innovating in research and development to shape the future of society at large.

IBM's prized research, development and technical talent around the world partner with governments, corporations, thinkers and doers on ground breaking real world problems to help make the world work better and build a smarter planet.

In Somerset, IBM has been working with the County Council, Taunton Deane Borough Council and the Avon and Somerset Police on the innovative Southwest One project , a 10-year joint venture to transform both frontline services and back-office operations of the three entities.

IBM has recently opened a new site at Highbridge and has regional offices based in Bristol. IBM UK Ltd, 1 The Square, Temple Quay, Bristol, UK. Tel: 011 7929 5012.  Fax: 0117 925 0308.

Milsted Langdon is an independent firm of chartered accountants serving clients across the South West of England and beyond from offices in Taunton, Bristol and Yeovil.

Our 16 partners and more than 170 staff provide comprehensive accountancy, business advisory, tax and other financial services to businesses ranging from SMEs to larger corporates and listed companies. We also work with individual clients.

Our partners and managers offer expertise across an extensive range of the specialisms crucial to successful financial management, working closely with clients to build the long-term relationships that are a key feature of the way we do business.

Specialisms:  Audit and accountancy.  Business intelligence.  Business and personal tax.  Corporate finance.  Financial services.  Forensic accounting.  Insolvency.  International tax planning.  IT consultancy.  Legacy services. Mediation.  Payroll bureau. Private client services.  Property. Public sector wind-downs. VAT consultancy.

Milsted Langdon, Winchester House  Deane Gate Avenue  Taunton  TA1 2UH 

Tel: 01823 445566  Fax: 01823 445555  DX 97181 Taunton Blackbrook



Summerfield is a long established developer of both commercial and residential properties throughout the South West. 

Based in the county town of Taunton and now in our 25th year, we have developed more than 3 million square feet of offices, industrial units, warehousing, retail premises, apartments and houses in the region.  Over this time our reputation for delivering high quality accommodation for discerning occupiers has grown and consolidated.

The areas surrounding our commercial developments are landscaped to provide an attractive working environment and the materials chosen for our new homes are carefully selected to blend into their surroundings.

In addition we hold a property portfolio consisting mainly of office, industrial and retail premises within the area, leased under both long and short term agreements.

We work in partnership with many regional suppliers of goods and services and support local charities in various ways.

Whilst keeping up with the latest technological and energy saving innovations, we always aim to provide traditional quality and service to occupiers and residents alike.

Summerfield Developments • Summerfield Homes, Tauntfield, South Road, Taunton, TA1 3ND 

Tel: 01823 257961  Fax: 01823 327700


The Walnut Tree Hotel

The Walnut Tree Hotel is a restored 18th Century Coaching Inn near Taunton and Bridgwater, set in stunning surroundings, offering outstanding food and a welcoming atmosphere

The Walnut Tree Hotel is Located between Taunton and Bridgwater in the town of North Petherton.  We offer professional service and tailored conference and meetings  packages to your specifications whether it be a seminar or a teaching forum, consultation talks or managers meeting we can be as extravagant as you wish, but we can also cater for the budget conscious, leasing any of our six  rooms on an hourly basis if required.

North Petherton, South of Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 6QA

Tel: 01278 662255


Previous Sponsors - with thanks. Magnox, Mead Realisations, Clarks, Alder King