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Somerset 3D


Deborah Meaden in web video

There’s no-one better to recommend businesses relocate to Somerset than Dragons’ Den star Deborah Meaden.

The famous BBC TV entrepreneur, who was born and lives in Somerset, praises the county for its excellent transportation links, communications, a skilled workforce, entrepreneurial spirit – and wonderful lifestyle.

And she has filmed a special web video for Somerset 3D at

Deborah says, “I feel very lucky to live and work in Somerset. It is a lovely county. Somerset has just about everything.

“I could choose to live and work anywhere, but I have chosen Somerset because it gives me the kind of rural life that I want, but with direct and easy access to London and overseas.

“Somerset is wonderfully located. It has the benefit of being a great place to work and a great place to live. Businesses need good people and Somerset is attracting a lot of very good people who want to enjoy its quality of life.”

She says Somerset’s fast transport links are a key factor. “I can get on the train in Taunton and I am in Paddington in under an hour and 40 minutes. If I lived on the outskirts of London, I would not be able to get in that quickly.

“Within 10 minutes I am on the A303. In 20 minutes I am on the M4. I am 45 minutes from Bristol Airport and 30 minutes from Exeter Airport. Think about that. This is not a rural, sleepy county.”