Latest Business News

Business set to take off in Somerset

Posted: 19/10/12

Yeovil-based aerospace company Agusta Westland has secured £46 million from the Regional Growth Fund, a figure that is likely to be matched by the company.

Cabinet Member for Economic Development at Somerset County Council, and Somerset 3D Board Member, Councillor David Hall said: “This is tremendous news for Somerset, and an exciting time for the staff at Agusta Westland.

“As a council we are working hard to promote Somerset as an attractive place for businesses to invest, develop and flourish; thereby stimulating our local economy.

Somerset’s fashion make-over

Posted: 8/10/12

A number of recent successes in the fashion industry are giving Somerset its very own fashion make-over. Mulberry’s luxury leather goods, urban menswear designer Jenny Schwarz, Duchess of Cambridge favourite Alice Temperly, Duo shoes and boots, and world-renowned shoe makers Clarks, are all making news for the county and highlighting its credentials as a hub for fashion and creative excellence.

Foodies encouraged into Somerset

Posted: 2/8/12

Somerset’s inward investment organisation, Somerset 3D, is highlighting its impressive food and drink credentials in a new targeted marketing campaign.

Top wedding dress designer Sassi Holford announced as Somerset 3D ambassador

Posted: 29/6/12

Internationally renowned wedding dress designer, Sassi Holford, has been announced as the latest well-known personality pledging support for inward investment organisation, Somerset 3D.

New business ambassador Mulberry features in latest video case study

Posted: 31/5/12

Iconic fashion brand Mulberry was established in 1971. They are now internationally renowned for their quintessentially English style, personality and quality and continue to operate their thriving business from the heart of rural Somerset. .

The luxury leather goods retailer was recently announced as the latest creative industries brand ambassador for Somerset 3D's So Well Connected campaign, which launched on February 14th in Taunton.

Somerset businesses urged to collaborate and innovate to succeed

Posted: 21/5/12

Innovation and collaboration were the hot topics at this year’s Somerset in Business Conference, which took place on 17 May at the Westland’s Conference & Leisure Centre in Yeovil.

Somerset shares its business expertise at the Great British Business Show

Posted: 16/5/12

17 – 18 May, The ExCel Centre, Stand Number 810

Rupert Cox, Chief Executive of Somerset 3D, Somerset’s inward investment organisation, is one of the key speakers at the Great British Business Show, taking place at The ExCel Centre, London on 17 and 18 May.

So Well Connected campaign update

Posted: 25/4/12

The good news is that our campaigning is well under way with outdoor presence at Gordano (M5) and Fleet (M3) services as well as in-train advertising and editorial planned throughout the Thames valley commuter lines.

Above: Gordano Services with Engineering themed posters, and our new poster at Fleet Services Westbound below:

New investors are welcomed to a day at the cricket at Somerset County Cricket Ground

Posted: 25/4/12

We hope that Somerset will field their strongest team against the touring South Africans who prepare for their Test series against England with a warm-up game here in the Cider County. With Marcus Trescothick, the best opening batsmen in the country, starring for Somerset and supported by some excellent emerging England stars of the future, where better to showcase Somerset’s success.

World-class conductor Charles Hazlewood pledges support for Somerset 3D

Posted: 5/4/12

The BBC’s face of classical music, Charles Hazlewood, is the latest well-known personality pledging support for inward investment organisation, Somerset 3D. Charles Hazlewood joins a host of famous Somerset ambassadors including businesswoman Deborah Meaden, actress Sarah Parish and festival guru Michael Eavis in backing Somerset 3D’s 'So Well Connected' marketing campaign, which launched last month.