THREE Somerset councils are working together to offer another year of support for local businesses in 2017.

Taunton Deane Borough, West Somerset and Sedgemoor Councils have joined forces to fund a year-long programme of events, which combines digital support with help and advice on business basics.

‘How to complete your first year self-assessment’ and ‘how to apply for funding’ are just two examples – along with some great social media and digital workshops. All the courses are expected to be very popular and prompt sign-up is advised.

The Get Business, Get Digital programme builds on support offered since 2015 – this year free workshops are on offer for people living and working in the three council areas.

Cllr Karen Mills, Lead Member for Economic Development at West Somerset Council, said: “This is a practical programme which covers topics which are highly relevant for today’s changing business environment. The programme is about helping businesses stay ahead of the game through focusing on how knowledge learned can be implemented within the business.”

Cllr Mark Edwards, Executive Councillor for Business Development at Taunton Deane Borough Council, said: “I am delighted Taunton Deane is involved in this practical business support programme. The events should be of real benefit to a wide spectrum of business people.”

Workshops start this month, so book early to secure your space! Find further information on the events tab of this website or heading to the Get Business Get Digital website: