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Taunton's Lew Techniques wins Queens Award for Enterprise: International Trade

25 April 2016
LEW Techniques Ltd celebrates its 50th year by winning a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Located in Taunton, Somerset it manufactures precision miniature packaging components for mounting specialist semiconductor devices, focusing on leading edge telecommunications, commercial optronics, defence, automotive and space applications.
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Wellington's Somerdale International wins Queens Award for Enterprise: International Trade

21 April 2016
The winning of the Queen’s Award recognises Somerdale’s sustained growth and development in becoming a leading exporter of high quality British cheeses and dairy products to over 50 countries around the world - growth which has accelerated over the past six years with the company’s overseas earnings increasing by 73%.
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Protexin awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise for a second time

21 April 2016
Probiotics International Ltd (Protexin), of ilminster, who manufacturer healthcare products for Human, Veterinary, Equine and Agricultural markets,has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for a second time, in recognition of the company’s outstanding achievement in the International Trade category.
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Multimillion-pound funding for Bridgwater fabric maker announced

21 April 2016
Manufacturer of non-woven fabrics, BFF Nonwovens has secured a multi-million pound funding package from BGF (Business Growth Fund) and Lloyds Bank to pursue its growth ambitions in the UK and overseas.
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Regeneration of Taunton Station area to create jobs

12 April 2016
A massive programme of development of railway stations and surrounding land will deliver thousands of new homes and jobs and significantly boost local growth, the Communities Secretary announced today (10 April 2016).
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Somerset Energy Innovation Centre open for business!

22 March 2016
The first phase of this brand new Centre opened in February 2016 and supports the establishment and growth of the low carbon supply chain cluster in Somerset and the South West. It is ideally placed for businesses looking to locate close to the new nuclear power station development at Hinkley Point C; or for those looking to develop other low carbon energy solutions such as wind or wave power.
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Boost for Tourism! New section of South West Coastpath opens in Somerset

16 March 2016
Natural England, working with Somerset County Council has announced the opening of a new section of the South West Coastpath which now runs from Brean Down to Minehead
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Huntspill Energy Park to be new Enterprise Zone

25 November 2015
The Huntspill Energy Park, near Bridgwater is one of two sites within the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise area to be successfully nominated for Enterprise Zone status in the Government's Autumn statement.
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South somerset firm builds facebooks drones to help connect the world

11 November 2015
A South Somerset Engineering firm, Ascenta, based close to Yeovil, is building the prototype drones for Facebook to bring the internet to the remotest places on the planet
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Major Agri-Tech and Food Innovation Centre proposed for Bath & West Showground

11 November 2015
The Royal Bath & West Society has announced that it has approved further feasibility into establishing a unique Agri-Tech & Food Innovation Centre on The Showground where the thread of learning from primary school, to careers in land-based industries, to industry-led research & development right through to the establishment of a commercial test kitchen to support the business development of aspiring food & drink manufacturing businesses
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