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South Somerset Area

The District's principle town of Yeovil sees many small companies providing part of the supply chain for the big Aerospace and advanced engineering employers of Leonardo (formerly Agusta Westland) and BAE Systems. In Yeovil, the District Council operates the Yeovil Innovation Centre where purpose designed office suites and modern, contemporary networking areas are provided to innovative businesses looking to grow and thrive. The centre is due to be expanded in 2017/18 in order to meet demand and in early 2017 opened up its dedicated co-working space.

Also coming to Yeovil in the next few years will be a dedicated Aerospace Centre - iAero - backed by the Heart of the South West LEP and local Councils with input from a range of the leading aerospace businesess clustered in the area.

The District has a range of market towns ranging from east to west with Wincanton, Bruton, Castle Cary, Somerton, Langport, Martock,South Petherton, Crewkerne, Ilminster, and Chard.

Many of the towns host significant businesses, some with national or international reputations, such as Thales Defence Systems, in Templecombe; Hauser and Wirth international Art Gallery, in Bruton; Centaur Veterinary supplies in Castle Cary; Numatic International (Henry the Hoovers) in Chard; and Ariel Motor Company in Crewkerne.

Contact David Julian on:David.Julian@southsomerset.gov.uk - tel: 0797 1111978

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