Ten top reasons why business is great in Somerset

  1. Cost-effective: Firms report being able to run their business up to 30% more cost effectively than in London and the South East due to lower commercial property and staffing costs.
  2. Strategic location: Ideally situated in the heart of the West Country, Somerset is within 2 hours of London, Birmingham and the South West peninsula.
  3. Major road and rail links: 5 junctions of the M5 and the A303 run throughthe county linking Somerset to the South East, the Midlands, Bristol and Exeter, while direct train routes into London Paddington and London Waterloo provide quick rail links to the capital, including a fast train from Taunton to Paddington in 1 hour and 45 minutes.
  4. International connections: Within 1 hour of 4 international airports (Bristol, Exeter, Bournemouth and Cardiff) and less than an hour's drive from sea ports at Avonmouth and Weymouth.
  5. Strong economy: Somerset’s £9billion economy is relatively stable, with many economic indicators performing better than the regional and national averages.
  6. Vibrant business community: Almost 85% of our companies are small businesses employing up to 10 staff. However, there are also a significant number of multinationals, global market leaders and other major employers in Somerset, bringing balance and vibrancy to the county.
  7. Short commute times: Two-thirds of Somerset’s working population travel less than six miles to work.
  8. Good education & skills: With outstanding state schools and world-famous private schools, Somerset students also have easy access to a wide range of further education establishments and six South West universities.
  9. Entrepreneurial spirit: Somerset is one of the most prominent areas of the country for new business start-ups, making it one of the best locations from which ambitious entrepreneurs can maximise their business potential.
  10. Great quality of life: Successful business is topped off perfectly by beautiful surroundings, high quality produce, good schools, low pollution and friendly communities, making Somerset a great place to live and work. Click here for more.

Seize the opportunity!

Thousands of people migrate to Somerset every year to start a better life, with a large number of those coming from London and the South East.

Why not have a look at what some of the businesses that are based here or have relocated here say about why Soerset is such a great place to do business? 

Click here to watch the Seize The Opportunity Video which challenges people's perception of Somerset.

Somerset 3D provides free, bespoke advice and support for companies of all sizes that are considering moving all or part of their business to Somerset. Its helpful, independent and friendly team has the expertise, knowledge and contacts to ensure the process of relocating or extending a business into Somerset is as smooth as possible.

If you’re interested in finding out more, contact us on 0845 1222 066 or email enquiries@somerset3d.co.uk.

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