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Gerard helps bring businesses to Somerset

Posted: 8/4/10

Somerset 3D April newsletter

Somerset 3D hosts international investment team

Posted: 30/3/10

A foreign investment team has been bowled over by the welcome – and investment opportunities – that Somerset provides.

Ahead of the scheduled formal business meeting, inward investment body Somerset 3D invited the South West Regional Development Agency’s (SWRDA) officials from China, Japan and the United States to a low-key bowling evening.

Green investment bank is great opportunity for renewable energy sector, says Somerset 3D

Posted: 29/3/10

The new green investment bank initiative announced in the Budget is a great opportunity to boost the renewable energy sector, according to inward investment body Somerset 3D.

The £2billion green investment bank is being set up to help provide equity for renewable energy and transport projects. It will be financed by private investment and the sale of UK assets.

Top-choice secondary school for 91.5% of Somerset parents

Posted: 5/3/10

For the second year running, more than nine out of 10 parents in Somerset have been allocated their first-choice secondary school.

In Somerset, 91.5% of parents have secured a place for their children at their most-preferred school in September, says Somerset County Council. Nationally, it is believed around 90,000 parents – one in six applicants – have failed to secure their favoured option, according to a Guardian survey.

Somerset 3D welcomes 50 IBM servicing centre jobs

Posted: 26/2/10

Inward investment body Somerset 3D has welcomed the creation of up to 50 new jobs in the county by IT giant IBM.

IBM’s new, state-of-the-art servicing centre at Highbridge, which is due to open within the next few months, will provide a range of light engineering jobs, management positions and other roles.

Become an Somerset 3D ambassador

Posted: 10/2/10

If you have a successful Somerset business and would like to promote the benefits of being in the county, then Somerset 3D would like to hear from you.

Somerset 3D, the county’s inward investment body, promotes Somerset as ‘the place where you and your business can grow’ with the help of its business ambassadors.

Somerset 3D has just appointed Kim McDonald as a new Ambassador Programme Co-ordinator and is looking to work with the county’s private sector to further expand the scheme.

Boost in Somerset inward investment enquiries leads to new jobs

Posted: 25/1/10

A high level of enquiries has led to inward investment body Somerset 3D employing two new staff.

Award-winning businessman and successful business advisor Gerard Tucker has been appointed as Somerset 3D’s Inward Investment Manager and will handle the increasing enquiries from businesses wishing to relocate to Somerset.

Make a New Year move to Somerset

Posted: 22/12/09

If you’re fed up with stressful city living and want to make a new start in the New Year, then consider relocating to Somerset where houses are cheaper, the cost of living is lower, schools are first-class, and you can say goodbye to long commutes.

Somerset is a perfect business location; less than two hours from London, Wales, the Midlands and the far west by road and rail and it has some of the best broadband connectivity rates in the UK and a strong networking ethos. 

Somerset 3D poster campaign success

Posted: 16/12/09

A recent outdoor advertising campaign promoting Somerset to London businesses has seen visitors to the website soar, with an increase of 98% in website traffic from London during the campaign.

The innovative poster campaign encouraged stressed commuters to escape the rat race by moving to Somerset ‘where life is better by a country mile’.

The campaign ran for two weeks or more from 20 September at a number of key commuter stations in and around the capital, including London Waterloo, London Victoria, Clapham Junction, Guildford and Reading.

Somerset 3D welcomes South West Energy Skills Centre

Posted: 26/11/09

Somerset 3D welcomes South West Energy Skills Centre

The announcement of a new Energy Skills Centre at Bridgwater College has been heralded by Somerset 3D as a great boost for the South West.
The inward investment body says it will reinforce the region's place at the forefront of nuclear development, whilst creating jobs and training for the local community.