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Somerset offers ‘Field of Dreams’ for business too!

Posted: 9/8/11

A Somerset meadow has caught the attention of the national media this week. Named by its creators as a ‘Field of Dreams’, it could be considered as the perfect analogy for Somerset as a whole. As many people are focused on their summer holidays, it’s a great time to remember that places like Somerset offer the perfect balance of business and pleasure all year round.

Somerset showcases the perfect mix of business and pleasure

Posted: 8/8/11

Inward investment organisation Somerset 3D highlighted the exceptional business opportunities within the county to a group of high profile international visitors this weekend. This was part of a visit organised by the Somerset Tourist Association for selected tourism journalists and tour operators, showing them the wonders of Somerset and the many benefits on offer when visiting or relocating here.

LEP funds mean business for Somerset

Posted: 4/8/11

The news that the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has been successful in its request for start-up funds is a great boost for inward investment as well as businesses already within the area, according to Somerset 3D.

Hinkley green light kick-starts opportunities for business, says Somerset 3D

Posted: 1/8/11

Hinkley Point C on the Somerset coast has received a further boost as West Somerset District Council granted approval on 28th July for preparatory works at the site. The third-generation nuclear power station is now set to become a catalyst for economic development throughout the county, according to inward investment organisation Somerset 3D.

Survey shows Somerset is ripe for investment

Posted: 4/7/11

A recent European attractiveness survey by a leading accountancy firm has shown that Somerset ticks all the boxes for inward investment. Great telecommunications, a high quality of life, an entrepreneurial culture and low real estate prices are all things Somerset can boast, making it a highly attractive place for inward investors, according to the study.

Government broadband investment brings Somerset up to speed

Posted: 27/5/11

A multi-million pound government investment in Somerset’s superfast broadband connection has been welcomed by Somerset 3D Chief Executive Rupert Cox, who says it will increase Somerset’s competitiveness for inward investors, boosting the region’s economy.

Somerset has the power for business success

Posted: 26/5/11

Low carbon energy generation and environmental technology were the hot topics for this year’s Somerset in Business Conference, which took place on 24 May at the Taunton Rugby Club.

Somerset in Business Conference - Presentations

Posted: 26/5/11

Over 200 business people from across the county and the South West region attended the 5th annual Somerset in Business Conference at the Taunton Rugby Club on Tuesday 24 May to hear from experts from a range of disciplines and sectors about Somerset's low carbon economy.

To view PDF documents of the presentations from the day, please click here.


Interactive workshops launched for Somerset in Business Conference

Posted: 19/5/11

New for this year, delegates at the Somerset in Business Conference can take part in a series of informative and interactive workshops, covering a range of topics relating to businesses, particularly in the low carbon sector.

The five workshops, which will follow the morning’s presentations, will address a variety of topics: Working with Universities; Manufacturing Your Future – Innovation for Growth; Spatial Planning for Job Creation; Apprentices – They Can Help Grow Your Business; and Energy Efficiency for Businesses.

Paul Gilbert, Innovation and Low Carbon Specialist from

Somerset 3D unveils new brand identity

Posted: 10/5/11

Inward investment body Somerset 3D is launching a new brand identity and website in order to reflect its evolving nature and thus attract increased investment into the county.

Established in 2008, Somerset 3D has been a big success and in the last year alone it has worked with over 130 companies, assisting 28 of them to relocate with almost 600 jobs created in the county – no mean feat during a recession!