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Somerset Winners at Made in the South West Awards

10 November 2015
Congratulations to two award winners from Somerset, and to others who made the shortlist at the annual prestigious ‘Made in the South West’ awards hosted by Insider Media Ltd. The awards were presented in front of the region’s top manufacturing companies assembled at an event on 5th November 2015.
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18 more AgustaWestland helicopters on order for Ireland to be delivered 2016-2019

29 October 2015
Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland has announced that Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), has agreed to acquire an additional 18 helicopters from the AW Family, including the AW169 light intermediate, AW139 intermediate and AW189 super medium twin types.
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Superfast Broadband helps pioneering motor manufacturer to get into top gear

27 October 2015
More than 4,100 Crewkerne households and businesses, including Ariel Motors, now have access to superfast broadband as a result of the multi million pound Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) programme.
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Chinese make £6 billion HInkley investment decision

27 October 2015
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£2 Billion upgrade to Somerset Highways: A303 & A358 and Jct 23 improvement

26 October 2015
The investment will see improvements being developed along a series of regional motorways and A roads between now and 2021, giving road users simpler, faster and more reliable journeys. It will also boost the region’s economy and help to bring the country closer together.
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New South West Trains services for Somerset get the green light

02 October 2015
New services to begin in December 2015 following approval from rail regulator
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South West is 2nd wealthiest part of the UK

02 October 2015
A study by Barclays published this month, places Somerset in the region with the 2nd highest wealth indicators in the UK, behind only London and the South East.
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TePe buys land in Wells for UK headquarters

02 October 2015
TePe, a Swedish company that designs and manufactures oral hygiene products, has bought a one-acre site at Cathedral Park in Wells, Somerset, for its new UK headquarters.
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Expansion of Steel Stockyard in Henstridge

02 October 2015
HENSTRIDGE and the surrounding areas are to enjoy a boost in jobs and investment after new steel stockyard owners AJN Steelstock announced new contracts in the region worth £750,000.
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Hinkley Point C moves closer

02 October 2015
Chancellor George Osborne has announced a £2Billion loan guarantee for the development of the new nuclear power station to be located at Hinkley Point.
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