South West in full recovery mode

The economic recovery is doing well up and down the country, as all nine regions in England have recorded growth for the sixth consecutive quarter, with the South West being identified as one of the front-runners.

According to the report published today by RBS and with growth of 0.7% between Q1 and Q2, the South West was one of only four regions in England that have seen their economies get back to their pre-crisis levels, alongside London, the East Midlands and the South East.

Combined with the fact that unemployment in the South West is lower than the UK average and wage growth is second highest among all UK regions, the report confirms that the South West is “firmly in recovery mode”.

These latest figures help to boost the case for businesses to relocate to Somerset, where both growth and business opportunities are flourishing, while business overheads are around 30% cheaper than in London and the South East.

Somerset 3D CEO Rupert Cox says, “This is very encouraging news and reflects the growing optimism and drive that has been evident in Somerset for a while. Somerset is a fantastic place to run a business, benefitting from great road and rail links, high speed broadband connectivity, affordable commercial property prices and a strong entrepreneurial culture. Combined with stunning surroundings and a great quality of life, it’s no wonder that business is on the up in Somerset.”

Somerset 3D provides bespoke advice and support for entrepreneurs and companies of all sizes that are considering moving all or part of their business to Somerset. Its helpful, independent and friendly team have the expertise, knowledge and contacts to take the hassle out of relocating or extending a business into Somerset.

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