Why Somerset West and Taunton?

Central government committing £22 billion to the South West region by 2023

30 minutes to Bristol and just over 90 minutes to London by rail

Population forecast to grow 25% by 2028

45,000sqm business premises and 100,000sqm under construction or still available for development, with large percentage on M5

There are so many reasons to base your business in the area of Taunton and West Somerset. That’s why it’s tipped to be the South West’s next investment hotspot.

Quality of life is important. With areas of outstanding beauty on the doorstep, including Exmoor National Park and a stunning coastline, West Somerset and Taunton boasts many lifestyle benefits. From high performing schools to a thriving arts scene, award winning restaurants to two major sporting venues, there are no shortage of reasons to relocate.

In addition to offering an enviable and high quality lifestyle, the area is rich in investment and growth opportunities. Exciting development plans by Somerset West and Taunton Council are bringing about a dynamic regeneration of the district; to harness and expand innovation assets, provide more development and investment land opportunities and enhance the amount of business premises on offer. Work is underway with an Innovation Leadership Group to develop a rural county town innovation district and, although in its early stages of development, its key objective will be to further develop the district’s sector clusters and the innovation support ecosystem. More information here: Innovation Framework Summary Report (somersetwestandtaunton.gov.uk).

There is significant investment in key sectors such as Healthcare, Medtech and the Circular Economy and a burgeoning community of collaborative businesses and public sector organisations offering exciting research and partnership opportunities.

The district is also exceptionally well connected to the rest of the UK and Europe. With excellent rail links and an international airport nearby, you can reach London in under two hours or Bristol in just 30 minutes.

Somerset West and Taunton really is something special. It offers a rare opportunity to experience the perfect work-life balance in an exciting, fast growing and dynamic business environment.

Our SWITCH support packages offer businesses and investors a wealth of opportunities. Whatever your specific circumstances, our friendly Inward Investment team can help. Whether you’re indiginous to the area and looking to expand, or from outside the region and interested in relocating or investing – we are here for you. Contact us today.

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“The area offers businesses a superb location in the South West of England, which is highly accessible, well connected and with a skilled workforce.”

Ben Trickey at Summerfield Commercial

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