Driving business growth in Somerset, The Business Show, 6 – 7 June

Into SomersetIndependent inward investment organisation, Into Somerset, is using The Business Show to attract investors from a diverse range of sectors to Somerset’s thriving £9billion economy.

The Into Somerset team will be available throughout the show to offer UK business owners advice on how expanding or starting-up a business in Somerset is good for growth and profits.

From understanding the challenges to practical advice on moving staff, sourcing local labour, starting up or finding premises, the team can provide bespoke advice and support for entrepreneurs and companies of all sizes considering moving all or part of their business to Somerset. From connecting with important business contacts and networks, to guidance on appropriate housing and education for families – the team can help with any issue to ensure transitions into Somerset are as smooth as possible.

In addition to discussing opportunities available to companies looking to relocate, the Into Somerset team will showcase companies from the food, drink, engineering and creative sectors already doing business in Somerset’s vibrant economy.

Rupert Cox, Chief Executive of Into Somerset, says, “We have approximately 20,000 companies running successful businesses in Somerset and one of the strongest rural economies in the country. It costs approximately 30% less to do business in Somerset than inside the M25, it’s no wonder we have more start-ups than most regions in the UK.”

Into Somerset will show its new film, produced with the Telegraph’s Business Club as part of its ‘Masterclass’ series, for entrepreneurs, owner-managers and dynamic professionals, offering expert advice and a compelling business case for Somerset as a perfect location for business. Industry entrepreneurs, such as Deborah Meaden, tell Business Club what Somerset has to offer and explain how it makes an attractive proposition for start-ups and business relocation. From food and drink to high tech innovation, industry leaders from some of Somerset’s – and the UK’s – biggest and best business success stories describe why the county is so ideal. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/businessclub/business-club-video/business-services-sector-videos/9915901/into-somerset.html

Somerset’s key selling points include low commercial property prices, good transport links – with easy access to three international airports – the roll-out of superfast broadband, and a vibrant business community supported by a skilled and loyal workforce.

Into Somerset offers a free and tailored business relocation service to new investors by drawing on its extended network of professional contacts, from local authorities to the UKTI, developers – including economic development teams such as planning departments, policy planners, council – commercial property agents, the highways agency, schools, accountants, wealth managers, solicitors and removal companies. It gives advice and information to facilitate the relocation process. To find out more about the opportunities Somerset can offer, or for advice and guidance on setting up a business in Somerset, call on 0845 1222 066 or visit www.intosomerset.co.uk


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