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Exmoor Ales features in Parliamentary Review

05 October 2016
Brewed in the historic Somerset brewing town of Wiveliscombe, on the fringes of Exmoor National Park, the beers from Exmoor Ales are the regions most popular cask ale. The company, one of the original new wave of British microbreweries in the late 1970s, has now been selected to appear in the 2015/16 manufacturing edition of The Parliamentary Review
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Charting the world’s seas for over 200 years – based in Taunton!

04 October 2016
The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) collects and supplies hydrographic and geospatial data for the Royal Navy and merchant shipping, in order to protect lives at sea. Now supplying data to over 70 countries world-wide, the UKHO recently announced its detailed plans to upgrade and modernise its offices in Taunton.
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Chard's 'Henry' keeps on growing

19 September 2016
Chard's Numatic International manufactures a wide range of cleaning equipment for the domestic, commercial and industrial markets including the world famous 'Henry' the vacuum cleaner. Founded in 1969, the company employs almost 1000 people and has just reported growth in sales and pre-tax profit, boosted by strong sales in both the UK and overseas.
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iAero project for Yeovil to promote greater collaboration amongst advanced engineering & aerospace companies

15 September 2016
Plans for a technology hub that could bring as many as 130 jobs to Yeovil's aerospace industry have been unveiled. A planning application for the "iAero Centre" will be submitted by Stride Treglown on behalf of Somerset County Council. If approved, the hub will be located on the airfield of Leonardo and it is hoped it will strengthen Yeovil's reputation as a cornerstone of the aircraft industry in the South West,
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Somerset County Council welcomes news on Hinkley C development

15 September 2016
Somerset County Council has heralded today’s (15 September 2017) government announcement on Hinkley Point C as one that will bring unprecedented investment and job creation to the county and the wider region. As the largest engineering project in Europe, the construction of the new power station is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to boost jobs and economic prosperity, and to generate thousands of training opportunities for local people.
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Hotel developments in the pipeline for Bridgwater

19 July 2016
There are a number of major hotel developments now in the pipeline for Bridgwater. These are to be built in response to the market forecasts for good quality hotel rooms to meet the imminent demand from the business sector.
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Top optical component manufacturer Gooch & Housego continue to grow

19 July 2016
Gooch & Housego, the Somerset-based optical components manufacturer, has swooped for two businesses in the aerospace and defence sector. The company has acquired Kent Periscopes, based in North Wales, and US-based Alfalight. They have a combined annual turnover of about £9m.
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Bridgwater College to be a hub for National College for Nuclear

16 May 2016
A NEW National College for Nuclear is to be set up in Bridgwater after £15 million in government funding was announced. The venture is one of five National Colleges aimed at creating 'the workforce of tomorrow' by delivering high-level technical training
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3 million slices of cake a week from Taunton's Ministry of Cake

16 May 2016
Ministry of Cake, the 150-year-old Somerset dessert maker, has reported growth in its first full-year results following a management buyout. The company now sells more than three million cakes per week, helped in part by the popularity of The Great British Bake Off TV series
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Major quality food producer on track to develop new production lines at Wells

05 May 2016
New food production campus to be developed between Wells and Shepton Mallet by Bigham Foods. Up to 300 jobs will be created when fully developed.
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