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Somerset 3D Launches New Online Celebrity Film

Posted: 10/11/09

A host of stars from the entertainment, arts and sporting worlds are using the power of digital media to promote Somerset as the UK’s best business location.

University centres vital for education and training, says Somerset 3D

Posted: 28/10/09

Inward investment body Somerset 3D says planned university centres are set to play a vital role in business education and training in Somerset.

A number of university centres across the county would provide a flexible range of higher education courses, especially for mature students looking to arrange study around work commitments.

F1 victor Jenson Button inspires business champions in Somerset

Posted: 19/10/09

Somerset’s new world champion F1 driver Jenson Button will inspire young people to become champions in business, says inward investment body Somerset 3D.

As a boy, Jenson told Frome middle school pupils that one day he would be Formula One champion and his single-minded determination to get to the top is a great example to young entrepreneurs, says Acting Chief Executive Rupert Cox.

Female entrepreneurs choose Somerset

Posted: 15/10/09

State-of-the-art technology means that you can work anywhere at any time, and many female entrepreneurs have chosen to live and work in Somerset.

Data from Business Link in the South West indicates that 19 per cent of businesses in Somerset are run by women, which is above the national average and amounts to over 4,000 women.

Somerset 3D welcomes £439m boost to engineering and aerospace sector

Posted: 8/10/09

Inward investment body Somerset 3D has welcomed a fresh boost to the county’s advanced engineering and aerospace sector, following a £439m order for helicopter company AgustaWestland.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) contract to provide support for the army’s 67-strong Apache helicopter attack fleet will help safeguard jobs at the Yeovil-based company, where the MoD’s Apache Project Team is based.

Carnivals, Art Weeks and festivals demonstrate Somerset's creative spirit

Posted: 7/10/09

The much celebrated Glastonbury Festival may be over but autumn sees Somerset back in the spotlight with a host of vibrant arts events and Europe’s biggest street carnivals.

Somerset company puts 21st Century communications to the test

Posted: 2/10/09


Recession was looming. The future was not straightforward for a small creative business with just two full-time members of staff. One of the founding partners wanted to be based on the West Coast of America, the other in the West of Somerset; commercial decisions were being determined by lifestyle choices. What were the company’s chances of survival?

Frome printer beats deadlines on Michael Jackson books

Posted: 28/9/09

When it comes to taking on a tough deadline, a speedy Somerset printer has proved it can beat it – by publishing three Michael Jackson tribute books.

Calling Somerset business ambassadors

Posted: 28/9/09

Somerset 3D’s business ambassadors scheme has been officially launched with a special presentation dinner at historic Dillington House, near Ilminster.

Around 75 ambassadors, guests and board members heard about Somerset 3D’s aims and objectives and how they could help, as well as enjoying the three-course meal.

Somerset 3D is keen to welcome ambassadors who can promote Somerset’s business and lifestyle benefits to colleagues and contacts from outside the county and inform us of potential inward investors.

Old Macdonald's farm made new

Posted: 28/9/09

If Old MacDonald had his farm in Somerset, he wouldn’t be looking after ordinary cows or pigs – it would be organic spelt, pure-bred Hebridean and Manx Loghtan or rare Gloucester Old Spot.

In fact, three real MacDonalds who have farming and produce businesses in Somerset are making a name for themselves with top quality, elite brands that are carried by Waitrose, Selfridges and Fortnum and Mason.