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Charlie Bigham's set to build a new food preparation facility in former Somerset quarry

03 May 2017
Premium ready meal brand Charlie Bigham's is set to build a new food preparation facility in a former Somerset quarry, creating 100 jobs
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New £6 million Premier Inn opens in Wells

03 May 2017
The new £6 million Premier Inn in Wells has opened its doors for business with the creation of 25 jobs
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Ocean Business Conference for all maritime related businesses - Southampton 4-6 April

30 March 2017
Autonomous Systems and Satellite Applications Conference and B2B Matchmaking Event New for Ocean Business 2017, Diversified are hosting two events organised by the Marine South East and Enterprise Europe Network and supported by the European Commission, that focus on defence and commercial applications in autonomous systems and satellite applications. Both events are FREE to attend for all Ocean Business visitors.
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Nuclear Outward Mission to China led by Department for International Trade (DIT) and China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) - entry deadline: 31 March 2017

29 March 2017
When: 24 - 29 April 2017 Where: Beijing, China Contact: Serena Li: serena.li@cbbc.org.cn or Paul Dootson: paul.dootson@mobile.trade.gov.uk Entry deadline: 31 March 2017 Department for International Trade (DIT) and China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) will be leading a UK delegation of companies as 2017 Nuclear Outward Mission, to participate in a programme based at the 12th China International Exhibition on Nuclear Power Industry. By working closely with China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN), a workshop focusing on supply chain in both China and UK will be held to discuss the cooperation opportunities and what UK can offer to both markets
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Green campus development for Nexus 25, Taunton's new business park

02 March 2017
Taunton’s new strategic employment site at Junction 25 of the M5 was recently unveiled at a business launch. To be called 'Nexus 25'. and designed as a ‘green campus,’ the site is part of a range of plans developed by Taunton Deane Borough Council to support Taunton’s economic growth up to 2028 and is seen as vital to support the ambitious growth plans.
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Wells based TePe tap into Bridgwater & Taunton College skills

02 March 2017
The skills training provision across Somerset is very strong on quality when the performance data available is compared across the UK, An example of a local business tapping into the College skills available is that of Wells based TePe AB, the leading Swedish oral hygiene company, The company have worked with the Bridgwater and Taunton College to commission local students to produce artwork for their new UK headquarters in Wells
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Swedish company opens smart new office HQ in Wells

01 March 2017
TePe is a family-owned Swedish company founded in 1965 and they develop, manufacture and sell high quality, functional oral hygiene products in cooperation with dental experts. They have now opened up their smart new office HQ in Wells.
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Excellent Growth Deal boost for projects in Somerset

27 February 2017
Somerset will benefit from around £24m of Government funding for five key projects to boost employment and economic growth. The Growth Deal funding announcement from Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy has allocated £43.5m to the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (HotSW LEP), in which Somerset County Council is a key partner.
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New Wiveliscombe Enterprise Centre given the go ahead

22 February 2017
Plans for an exciting, new Enterprise Centre in Wiveliscombe were given the go ahead this month. The new, purpose built facility, located on the old Karro Food Group site on Sandy Moor in Wiveliscombe, will provide modern, accessible space for small and growing businesses. Once built, the centre will provide 260 square metres of flexible office space and 350 square metres of light industrial units – all with ultrafast broadband.
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£170 million investment for the A303 - more good news for Somerset business!

16 February 2017
The A303 is the most direct main route between the south east and the south west. Tens of thousands of people use the road every day, including tourists on their way to some of the nation’s favorite holiday destinations. The aim is to transform the route into an expressway, a new type of strategic road which is as safe and reliable as a motorway and where ‘mile-a-minute’ journeys are the norm. Consultation on the A303 Sparkford to Ilchester scheme is now open.
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