Somerset’s £9 billion economy boasts many significant companies and supply chain opportunities across a number of strong and growing sectors.
Europe’s largest engineering project to build Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset is opening up hundreds of supplier contracts in construction, decommissioning and nuclear expertise. Companies which relocate to Somerset are well-placed within the Nuclear South West Cluster, to benefit from the £50 billion opportunities available locally, plus to supply nuclear industry investments across the UK and Europe.
Many leading aerospace and advanced engineering companies are situated in Somerset, including Leonardo Helicopters, Honeywell Aerospace UK, BAE International, The SC Group and Thales, with many others providing technical, engineering and logistical expertise. This strong, established industry cluster, closely linked to nearby Filton, offers a highly-skilled and experienced workforce. Links to major Ministry of Defence sites such as Yeovilton and Abbey Wood add yet more commercial opportunities to locally-based companies.
Uniquely placed at Junction 23 of the M5, Huntspill Energy Park in Bridgwater Somerset, is located just 20km from Hinkley Point C. The site will provide 890,000m2 of new employment land for B1, B2 and B8 uses. For further information please click here.
The Bath & West Showground Food Enterprise Zone, near Shepton Mallet in Somerset will offer opportunities for businesses in the rural economy. For further information please click here.
Taunton is Somerset’s largest and fastest growing town, with 50,000m2 of town centre modern and Georgian office space, close to the town centre and mainline railway station and 3 large business parks offering industrial and distribution space nearby.
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