Somerset - Perfect for Business * Up to 30% more cost effective than London & South East  * Superfast Broadband to 90% of areas on target for 2016* Excellent rail links (under 2hrs) to London & SE, Midlands & far SW  * Regionally strategic - M5 & A303 connecting to M3  * 1hr from 4 international airports  * 1hr from ports at Avonmouth and Weymouth  * Commerical property available: county town, market towns and rural locations.  Businesses move to Somerset to grow ...


Creative Industries

The thriving creative sector is Somerset’s fastest-growing area, currently employing around 6,500 people. Primarily single-site, owner-managed businesses, these include web designers, artists, craftspeople, musicians, film-makers and more.

Somerset is an ideal location for creative businesses as it offers exciting opportunities for people who want a more rewarding life without compromising on their business aspirations.

Creative Industries inward investment campaign for SomersetGreat quality of life in Somerset

Quality of life is often a key driver for people considering moving their businesses to the South West – or setting up a new business here. Somerset offers a host of attractive benefits, including top UK broadband connectivity rates, good schools, 'real' communities and affordable housing.

The clean air, low pollution and easy access to both coast and country ensure a healthier life and space to be inspired, whilst Somerset’s award-winning restaurants, theatres and wide range of cultural events and festivals guarantee that life in Somerset is always exhilarating.

Read more about Somerset's cultural offer

Read more about Somerset's growing Fashion Cluster

Read more about Somerset's Festivals - an all-year-round opportunity for Creatives

Dynamic and supportive industry

Collaboration is a key factor of the success of the creative industries in Somerset, thanks to dynamic organisations such as:

There are vibrant and supportive creative clusters in Taunton, Frome and Bridgwater, as well as a host of events across the county to get involved in and be inspired by.

Somerset really is the natural choice for creative people.

Case Studies

Frances George - find out why moving her business to Somerset has made such a difference to bespoke, hand-crafted leather goods designer Sarah Edwards.

Jenny Schwarz menswear - read why Jenny chose Somerset to relocate her business and more about Somerset's growing fashion cluster.


Creative Industries in Somerset map

Somerset County Council