Creative Industries

The thriving creative sector is Somerset’s fastest-growing area, 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. 

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 think, whilst Somerset’s award-winning restaurants, both traditional and innovative theatres and wide range of cultural events guarantee that life in Somerset is always exhilarating. 

Located in the heart of the South West, Somerset is extremely well-connected thanks to excellent road and rail links. The important creative centres of Bath, Bristol and Exeter are within easy reach of Somerset, whilst London is only two hours away. A choice of international airports on the doorstep also allows easy access to Europe and the rest of the world.

Collaboration is a key factor of the success of the creative industries in Somerset, thanks to organisations such as SCAT (Somerset College of Arts and Technology) and support agencies including the Somerset Design Enterprise Network, ArtsMatrix and South West Arts Marketing. There are also dynamic and supportive creative clusters in Taunton, Frome andBridgwater.

Somerset 3D offers valuable assistance to companies considering moving all or part of their business to Somerset. Somerset 3D has strong links with government agencies and decision-making organisations at local, county and regional levels. In addition, bespoke services are available to assist companies in relocating, including assistance in finding suitable commercial properties. 

For more information about how Somerset 3D can help your business maximise the many opportunities that the Somerset creative industry offers, please call us on 0845 1222 066 or email