Private sector sponsors come onboard

Earlier this year, in order to meet the shortfall in budget due to public sector cuts,  the Somerset 3D Board approached private sector supporters to seek financial or in-kind assistance to ensure the programme could continue with the important work of attracting new investment.   We are talking with a number of business across the sectors, but would like to express our thanks to the following sponsors, with more to be announced in the next issue of this newsletter.

IBM is a globally integrated enterprise operating in over 170 countries. Today IBM UK has around 20,000 employees, bringing innovative solutions to a diverse client base to help solve some of their toughest business challenges. In addition to being the world's largest IT and consulting services company, IBM is a global business and technology leader, innovating in research and development to shape the future of society at large.

IBM's prized research, development and technical talent around the world partner with governments, corporations, thinkers and doers on ground breaking real world problems to help make the world work better and build a smarter planet.

In Somerset, IBM has been working with the County Council, Taunton Deane Borough Council and the Avon and Somerset Police on the innovative Southwest One project , a 10-year joint venture to transform both frontline services and back-office operations of the three entities.

IBM has recently opened a new site at Highbridge and has regional offices based in Bristol. IBM UK Ltd, 1 The Square, Temple Quay, Bristol, UK. Tel: 011 7929 5012.  Fax: 0117 925 0308.

Magnox - Hinkley Point A Site

Hinkley Point A, located on a 19.4 hectare site on the Somerset coast, five miles west of the River Parrett estuary, is a twin reactor station currently being decommissioned. During its 35 years of operation, Hinkley Point A generated more than 103 TWh of electricity, finally ceasing electricity generation in 2000. 

Hinkley Point A Site is part of Magnox Limited

The Magnox North and Magnox South sites are now all managed by Magnox Limited. Work includes optimising the generation of electricity at Wylfa and Oldbury, facing up to the challenge of accelerating the move to Care and Maintenance at Bradwell and Trawsfynydd, and making sure that we continue to deliver value for money at the other sites in the business.

Magnox, Nr Bridgwater, Somerset, TA5 1YA  Tel: 01278 652461


Milsted Langdon is an independent firm of chartered accountants serving clients across the South West of England and beyond from offices in Taunton, Bristol and Yeovil.

Our 16 partners and more than 170 staff provide comprehensive accountancy, business advisory, tax and other financial services to businesses ranging from SMEs to larger corporates and listed companies. We also work with individual clients.

Our partners and managers offer expertise across an extensive range of the specialisms crucial to successful financial management, working closely with clients to build the long-term relationships that are a key feature of the way we do business.

Specialisms:  Audit and accountancy.  Business intelligence.  Business and personal tax.  Corporate finance.  Financial services.  Forensic accounting.  Insolvency.  International tax planning.  IT consultancy.  Legacy services. Mediation.  Payroll bureau. Private client services.  Property. Public sector wind-downs. VAT consultancy.

Milsted Langdon, Winchester House  Deane Gate Avenue  Taunton  TA1 2UH 

Tel: 01823 445566  Fax: 01823 445555  DX 97181 Taunton Blackbrook


Summerfield is a long established developer of both commercial and residential properties throughout the South West. 

Based in the county town of Taunton and now in our 25th year, we have developed more than 3 million square feet of offices, industrial units, warehousing, retail premises, apartments and houses in the region.  Over this time our reputation for delivering high quality accommodation for discerning occupiers has grown and consolidated.

The areas surrounding our commercial developments are landscaped to provide an attractive working environment and the materials chosen for our new homes are carefully selected to blend into their surroundings.

In addition we hold a property portfolio consisting mainly of office, industrial and retail premises within the area, leased under both long and short term agreements.

We work in partnership with many regional suppliers of goods and services and support local charities in various ways.

Whilst keeping up with the latest technological and energy saving innovations, we always aim to provide traditional quality and service to occupiers and residents alike.

Summerfield Developments • Summerfield Homes, Tauntfield, South Road, Taunton, TA1 3ND 

Tel: 01823 257961  Fax: 01823 327700