TV advert boosts Somerset’s business credentials

Somerset’s profile as a great business Deborah Meadendestination has been given a boost in and around London thanks to a recent advertising campaign on catch-up TV channels. A ‘Seize the Opportunity’ advert, commissioned by inward investment organisation Into Somerset, highlighted some of the impressive business people and businesses based in the county, including Dragons’ Den star Deborah Meaden, Glastonbury’s Michael Eavis and the global helicopter manufacturer AgustaWestland. Full story: Read more


oxjam prize and chequesOxjam Glastonbury & Street 2014 has made its final counts and smashed its target of raising over £1000. The final total is £1685.80. This total includes a cheque still to be banked for £250 from Kier Construction for matching the amount raised at Hawthorns Hotel from the performance one of their employees, Spencer Cox. This was not the only instance of matching as the amount raised by the public of £323.90 at the Bocabar and Red Brick Building was also matched by Bocabar Glastonbury. Full story: Read more

Downton Abbey to entice inward investors into Somerset

Downton AbbeySomerset is set to raise its profile with potential inward investors as a new advertising campaign highlighting the county as a great place to do business is to be launched on catch-up TV channels alongside popular shows such as Downton Abbey and Grand Designs. The advert has been commissioned by inward investment organisation Into Somerset and challenges the stereotype of country living, highlighting some of the dynamic businesses and business people that are based in Somerset. Full story: Read more