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World-class conductor Charles Hazlewood pledges support for Somerset 3D

Posted: 5/4/12

The BBC’s face of classical music, Charles Hazlewood, is the latest well-known personality pledging support for inward investment organisation, Somerset 3D. Charles Hazlewood joins a host of famous Somerset ambassadors including businesswoman Deborah Meaden, actress Sarah Parish and festival guru Michael Eavis in backing Somerset 3D’s 'So Well Connected' marketing campaign, which launched last month.

Rupert Cox, Chief Executive of Somerset 3D, comments, “We are very excited about having Charles’ support for our new marketing campaign, which shines a light on some of the most exciting elements of doing business in Somerset. Somerset has an extremely strong creative sector, it’s the county’s fastest growing area and employs around 6,500 people including web designers, artists, craftspeople, musicians and film-makers. We are very much looking forward to benefitting from Charles’ experience in this area. Our research has shown that Somerset is the ideal location for creative businesses because it offers exciting opportunities for people who want a more rewarding life without compromising their business aspirations.

“Through this campaign we are highlighting the ‘connectedness’ of Somerset, with a view to boosting business investment in the county and thereby generating jobs for Somerset residents. We are fortunate to be so well connected in Somerset, with excellent road and rail links, a dynamic and supportive business network, and the forthcoming multi-million pound government investment in Somerset’s superfast broadband will help to ensure that businesses within the county can become even more competitive, adding to the county’s already impressive £9billion economy.”

Charles Hazlewood, commenting on his decision to live and work in the county, says, "Somerset is an adventure playground of creativity – a vibrant community where you can think bigger thoughts, and dream bigger dreams!"

Somerset 3D has recently confirmed it will have a stand at Charles Hazlewood’s festival, Orchestra in a Field, this summer. The festival, which will be held in the picturesque parklands of Glastonbury Abbey, over the weekend of the 30 June and 1 July, aims to capitalize on the vacuum created by the absent Glastonbury Music Festival. It is the only festival offering two days of world-class classical music in a relaxed, family-friendly environment. Orchestra in a Field’s precursor and pilot, Play the Field (2009), was backed by TV business woman and fellow Somerset 3D supporter Deborah Meaden. For more information please go to www.orchestrainafield.com.

Charles’ involvement follows swiftly behind the introduction of Mulberry founder and Kilver Court impresario, Roger Saul as an Somerset 3D Ambassador in January  https://www.somerset3d.co.uk/news/roger-saul-announced-somerset-ambassador.  Mulberry, meantime, have been working with Somerset 3D to produce a video case study of why they are more than happy to operate their internationally-renowned brand from Somerset.  This will be launched online mid-May.

Somerset 3D offers a tailored business relocation service, giving advice and information to facilitate the process. To find out more about the many varied opportunities that Somerset can offer, or for advice and guidance on setting up a business in Somerset call on 0845 1222 066 or visit www.somerset3d.co.uk.