Video Library

Welcome to our video case study library.  The films below are packed with testimonials from businesses who have relocated to Somerset in order to grow.

Please click on the business sector links below:

Somerset business and lifestyle overview (4)

Creative Sector (1)

Food & Drink (8)

Advanced Engineering & Aerospace (4)

Renewable Energy (3)

Nuclear in Somerset (1)

Business Services (2)

 


The Natural Choice for Business

The latest Somerset Promotional Video - find out why many businesses choose to relocate to Somerset to enjoy a great quality of life and exceptional business benefits. Produced for Somerset 3D by the Daily Telegraph Business Club. Features: Deborah Meaden, Fox Brothers, Haynes Publishing, Yeo Valley, Filbert's Fine Foods and newly relocated EMCAS.


So Well Connected

Why Relocate to Somerset? Great for business and your family life.


Somerset 3D's Sixty Second Video

Somerset is the perfect business location. Fast broadband, excellent transport links and a skilled workforce are encouraging countless companies to move here from London. That's also why there are more business start-ups here than anywhere else outside the capital.

Starring Sarah Parish, Charles Hazlewood, Deborah Meaden, Michael Eavis, Marcus Trescothick and Paul Nicholls, trainer of Kauto Star.


Somerset 3D Live

 

Somerset's economic strength lies in its diversity - from traditional sectors to high-tech industries and from small SMEs to international brands.

 

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Creative Sector

Mulberry Case Study

A great business location and access to a skilled workforce - just a couple of reasons why international brand Mulberry is happy to trade from rural Somerset.

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Food & Drink Sector

Somerset Food and Drink Producers - English version

Somerset Food and Drink Producers - Mandarin version

Yeo Valley Organic - sustainable farming in Somerset

Yeo Valley is one of Britain's most established dairy companies, best-known for its organic yoghurt range. As a major employer at two sites in Somerset, Yeo Valley produces 8million pots of yoghurt every week and has a turnover of almost £0.2bn, but the company is still family owned and has won several awards for sustainable farming and minimising environmental impact.

www.yeovalleyorganics.co.uk


Westcombe Dairy - Cheese Making in Somerset

A small, family business in Shepton Mallet, Westcombe Dairy was relaunched in the 1990s to become a specialist, artisan cheese-maker, retaining traditional values.

Westcombe Dairy is the home of Cheddarvision.tv.

Food and drink production is an important industry in Somerset, supporting around 15,000 jobs.


Robert Wiseman Dairies

Situated on a strategic site next to the M5, Robert Wiseman supplies almost 1m litres of milk to thousands of retailers every day.

With its state-of-the-art dairy plant, the company is a major employer in Somerset’s food and drink industry.


Bay Tree Food Company

A fine example of Somerset's thriving food and drink industry, Bay Tree was established in 1994 by low-volume producers Emma MacDonald and Lucie Lewis. They sold their first product, a cucumber relish, to Harvey Nichols and Fortnum & Mason, manufacturing in Emma’s mother’s kitchen. After a branding and marketing overhaul to improve their profile and attract more retailers, Emma and Lucie up-scaled within six months. They now sell nationwide and abroad.

www.thebaytree.co.uk


Gaymers Cider

One of the world's most famous cider brands, Gaymer, is brewed in Shepton Mallet in the heart of Somerset. Amongst others, Gaymer is the home of Blackthorn and Addlestones.

The most traditional industry in Somerset, food and drink is also now one of the most advanced.


Cup of Tea Ltd

Relocated from Reading, speciality tea company Cup of Tea has flourished at its new base in the Mendips. Selling high quality tea to hotels, caterers and consumers on its e-commerce site, the company has benefitted from Somerset's fast Internet connection and qualified workforce.

With room to expand, Cup of Tea has been able to reap the rewards of relocation thanks to its spacious new home.

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Advanced Engineering & Aerospace

Numatic International

Started in Somerset 40 years ago, Numatic is a key employer in the county. The manufacturer of Henry and Hetty, Numatic relies upon Somerset’s skilled engineering workforce.

Somerset’s high-tech engineering industry is thriving.


Gooch and Housego

Gooch and Housego is a world-renowned name in precision optical components. With locations in California, Ohio, Florida, Hong Kong, Germany and Ilminster, Somerset, the company is a major supplier of critical components to the world's major optical and laser system manufacturers. Gooch and Housego is another example of Somerset's high tech engineering and innovation heritage.

www.goochandhousego.com


AgustaWestland

Based in Yeovil, Somerset, AgustaWestland is one of the world's leading helicopter manufacturers. The company is a key employer in the South West's high-tech engineering sector.


Ariel Motors

Designed and built in Crewkerne, Somerset, Jeremy Clarkson describes the Ariel Atom with "I have never ever driven anything that accelerates so fast." It is the fastest accelerating road car in the world.

Find out more about advanced engineering in Somerset.

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Renewable Energy

Renewables Sector Case Study

Wind, water and waste are just some of the ways businesses in Somerset are exploiting the potential of renewable energy.


Ecos Trust

ECOS has two important roles in the promotion of sustainable living - the organisation builds low-carbon homes and has completed several communities in Somerset. It also has a charitable wing which, established in 2000, promotes sustainable design and building techniques to the construction industry.

www.ecostrust.org.uk


Coemi

A green energy company based in Burnham, Coemi's wind turbines can be seen all over the UK, allowing companies, farms and communities to harness windpower to generate electricity, and even to sell some back to the National Grid.

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Nuclear in Somerset

The Nuclear Renaissance at Hinkley in Somerset

Somerset's expertise in nuclear technology is about to be augmented with plans for two new generation reactors at the Hinkley site.

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Business Services

Deborah Meaden Interview

Deborah Meaden from BBC2's Dragons' Den talks about relocating her business to Somerset.

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


The New Business Group, Somerset and London

With offices in London and Somerset, The New Business Group is a small company, specialising in helping firms win new business, using a combination of telemarketing, data management, communications development, research and training. The company's directors have worked in high-level boardroom environments and publishing and are keen to promote Somerset as a key location for business services companies.

www.thenewbusinessgroup.com

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