Growth Sectors

£450 million Government investment in local healthcare sector

£11m Taunton Digital Innovation Centre opening 2022

Innovation District Board, driven by Connected Places Catapult, to be established

Hinkley Point C signifies £16 billion investment in local economy

Home to the UK’s Hydrographic Office and it’s 900 staff

HQ of Uk’s largest recycling and energy recovery company in Taunton

From scaleups to global brands

From innovative entrepreneurs and scale-ups to leading global brands, businesses are recognising the many reasons to move to Somerset West and Taunton and seizing the opportunity to drive change and shape the future of their sector within the district.

Central and local government investment in the district’s growth, and support for emerging sectors, such as Medtech and Renewable Energy, has opened up opportunities for businesses looking for a more cost effective alternative to London and other major UK cities.

Excellent transport connectivity to global markets, access to world-class educational and research establishments, and comparatively lower cost business premises, than many UK cities, has enhanced the investment and growth opportunities for businesses in key sectors

It is not surprising, therefore, that so many leading global brands are choosing to make the Somerset West and Taunton region their home.

Contact us today to find out about how we can offer you sector specific advice and identify the right premises, talent, and funding.

“The construction of the two new nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point C is proving to be transformational for the Somerset economy. Improvements to infrastructure, an uplift in skills and job opportunities coupled with many SMEs who are experiencing growth, will be sustained for the long term as Somerset continues to exhibit its leadership in construction excellence and the delivery of clean energy projects.”

Corinne Matthews, Nuclear / Aerospace Sector Lead, Heart of the South West LEP