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Website gets new homepage and content

Posted: 28/9/09

Somerset 3D’s successful website is being refreshed over the next few months, with additional content, new video case studies and a redesigned homepage.

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

Posted: 28/9/09

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.

No less than 20 carnivals will take place in towns across the county between September and the end of the year. Many date back 400 years, and the biggest ones, such as Bridgwater Carnival, attract up to 150,000 visitors. 

Business gains one million pounds turnover from Somerset networking

Posted: 28/9/09

Rural IT solutions company Ylem proves that Somerset networking pays off by gaining more than £1m in turnover.

Somerset Chamber of Commerce and other local business groups have provided contacts which have yielded over £1million turnover for Dulverton-based Ylem.

Tribute to the late Honor Chapman CBE

Posted: 28/9/09

Somerset 3D has paid tribute to its Chair, Honor Chapman CBE, who died suddenly at her Somerset farm.

Acting Chief Executive, Rupert Cox, says, “We have all been stunned and saddened by this news. Honor was an outstanding champion of Somerset’s inward investment credentials who worked tirelessly to promote the county’s business and lifestyle benefits.

Somerset 3D is top Tweeter

Posted: 28/9/09

Somerset 3D is reaching its target audience by embracing online social media.

With a digital presence across dozens of ‘Web 2.0’ new media platforms, Somerset 3D is reaching young city entrepreneurs and professionals as well as finding audiences that are otherwise impossible to reach.

The organisation recognises that so-called ‘Generation Y’ Internet users are essential to the future financial health of Somerset, with its strong foundation in the high-tech, engineering and creative industries.

Railway adverts promote Somerset business benefits

Posted: 28/9/09

Railway posters in and around London are persuading stressed commuters to move to Somerset to live and work.

Somerset 3D’s thought-provoking adverts at mainline and branchline stations encourage fed-up entrepreneurs to give up the rat race and relocate to Somerset ‘where work life is better by a country mile’.

Tickets to go on sale for Glastonbury 2010

Posted: 21/9/09

Tickets for the 40th Glastonbury Festival go on sale on Sunday 4 October.

Every year, many of the 180,000 festival-goers have such a great time that they look to move to Somerset permanently to live and work, according to Inward investment body Somerset 3D.

Railway adverts promote Somerset business benefits

Posted: 21/9/09

Inward investment body Somerset 3D has commissioned an eye-catching railway advertising campaign aimed at stressed London businesspeople.

The thought-provoking adverts at mainline and branchline stations in and around London encourage fed-up entrepreneurs to give up the rat race and relocate to Somerset ‘where work life is better by a country mile’.

Somerset 3D pays tribute to Honor Chapman CBE

Posted: 27/8/09

Inward investment organisation Somerset 3D has paid tribute to its Chair, Honor Chapman CBE, who died suddenly over the weekend at her North Brewham farm.

Somerset 3D welcomes jobs boost following 340 million pound Airbus investment

Posted: 14/8/09

Somerset’s aerospace and advanced engineering sector is to receive a welcome boost following a Government pledge to invest up to £340million in Airbus A350 XWB long-range aircraft.

The investment in design and development of Airbus' new carbon-fibre wide-body aircraft could secure 1,200 direct jobs – including some in at GKN’s Somerset-based factories, plus another 3,800 jobs in the UK supply chain. The loan was announced by Business Secretary Peter Mandelson.