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We are a team of manufacturing and business development experts with a mission: to help transform south west manufacturers into world class businesses.

Our unique connections, knowledge and expertise are used in partnership with ambitious manufacturers to help them improve their productivity, develop their capabilities, enter new markets and become leaders in their fields.

We support programmes on behalf of government, local enterprise partnerships and other public sector funders. We design and deliver programmes to support manufacturers in a variety of ways, from targeting key supply chains like nuclear and off shore wind to broader services, developing strategy and improving productivity.  

The provision of consultancy and training services, principally for manufactures tackling transformational change, is also part of our operation and is delivered through Exelin our sister company.  We provide support to some of the world’s leading manufacturers as well as to many smaller manufacturers, many of which we have long standing relationships.

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Richard Huish College

Huish is one of the best Sixth Form Colleges in the country for exam results and consistently ranks highly when compared to all other educational institutions for its students' added value. This means that, whatever your level of achievement at GCSE or background, if you really want to succeed, we can help you achieve your choice of career development.

We have built up strong links with local organisations and employers to become a leading provider of Apprenticeships in Taunton and Somerset.

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Eloquent Technologies

Eloquent's main focus is to deliver a wide range of robust, secure, fit-for-purpose and cutting-edge core IT services from our own network and server platforms that we've designed with our customers and the needs of the modern workforce in mind.

Eloquent operates a number of platforms in diverse sites in the most secure data centres in the UK, all of which are connected to our network, and from which our services are delivered. These are our own facilities and have been built with the best IT infrastructure and are all managed and maintained by our exceptionally well trained and qualified staff in order to deliver business critical services to our customers.

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Yeovil College

Yeovil is a tertiary college serving its community in South Somerset and North and West Dorset. Our clear role is to support the development of social and economic prosperity for the whole community. As a tertiary college we will provide education and training pathways at all levels from entry to HE.

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Somerset County Council

The Council's Environment Directorate is responsible for overseeing sustainable development, economic development and trading standards. The Road and Transport Department can advise businesses on highways matters, roadworks, bus information, the Local Transport Plan and rights of way.

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EDF Energy

EDF Energy is committed to investing in an energy mix that balances the needs of low-carbon emissions, security of supply, and affordability.

Nuclear power is the most affordable large-scale low-carbon energy source currently available to the UK.

The new nuclear power station proposed for Hinkley Point C, will provide energy to around five million homes; EDF has appointed the Somerset Chamber to manage the Somerset Supply Chain for Hinkley.

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Weston College

Weston College is an Ofsted outstanding college of further and higher education in Weston-super-Mare.

It provides education and vocational training to nearly 30,000 learners across the country.

The College is regarded as one of the top FE colleges in the UK and won both “College of the Year” and “Overall Further Education Provider of the Year” at the 2015 Times Educational Supplement Further Education Awards.

It teaches a range of higher education courses through University Centre Weston, as well as 70 different apprenticeships from intermediate to degree-level.

Our mission

Weston College’s mission is “creating brighter futures”, which means that we put our students at the heart of everything that we do.

Our values:

  • We put the learner first
  • We are entrepreneurial in approach and innovative in our thinking
  • We are ambitious and aspirational
  • We value diversity and celebrate success
  • We enable collaboration and work in partnership
  • We are responsive to the needs of students, staff, businesses and the community
  • We provide a safe and sustainable place to study and work.

Our corporate aims include:

  • Ensuring a safe, stimulating and innovative learning and working environment, responsive to the needs of individuals, businesses and the wider communities
  • Supporting the learning environment through an embedded culture of inclusion, equality and partnership
  • Creating a secure, supportive, responsive and welcoming environment for our students, staff and business partners
  • Harnessing technology to provide an innovative, flexible, and varied learning and working environment
  • Improving opportunities and enabling learners to succeed, progress and meet future challenges by providing high quality teaching, learning and assessment
  • Listening and respecting the views of students, the business community and our staff
  • Remaining a financially robust organisation through long-term financial health enabling the delivery of all corporate aims and objectives.
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Laing O’Rourke

Laing O’Rourke is an international engineering enterprise, founded on over a century and a half of experience. Through their fully integrated offer they are delivering a single-source solution for some of the world’s most prestigious organisations.

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Cornish Mutual

Cornish Mutual offer a totally personal service and a fair-minded, straightforward approach to insurance.

With their head office in Truro and representatives throughout the South West, Cornish Mutual offer insurance for farms, homes and landlords, as well as other types of business insurance, in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset.

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Leonardo Helicopters

Leonardo Helicopters, formerly AgustaWestland, designs, develops, manufactures and supports helicopters for military and commercial markets around the world. Their Somerset operations are based in Yeovil.

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Albert Goodman

Established in 1866, we have over 150 years worth of heritage as accountants in Somerset and Dorset and we are proud to have worked with many of our clients through several generations.  This is why small and medium-sized businesses, families and individuals continue to prosper by working with us.

We pride ourselves on being at the forefront of advancing technology, which ensures we are able to help you to make the most of the fast changing trends and new world of online accounting.

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Somerset County Cricket Club

Somerset County Cricket Club was formed in 1875 and has played a pivotal role within the region ever since. As well as achieving success on the field we are also thriving off it. Our outstanding conferencing and events facilities make The County Ground the perfect choice all year round.

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At Bradfords, we have a passion for understanding our current and potential customers. We constantly develop expertise to ensure we offer the best advice and solutions available. We are straightforward, honest and fair in our dealings and we always work together as a team. We are result orientated, and whilst being proud of our heritage, we are progressive and energetic. We are also socially and environmentally responsible.

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The business world is in a period of flux. Today’s digital revolution breaks the rules and challenges the boundaries – both geographically and virtually – that we used to take for granted.

By combining all your fixed, mobile and cloud needs, your business or organisation can adapt quickly, work efficiently, be more productive, put customers first and seize every opportunity. Partnering with us will help you get your business ready for the future.

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Strode College

Strode College in Street, Somerset, is one of the very best performing colleges in the country.

The College’s reputation for quality and excellence is well documented; it has the highest possible ratings from Ofsted and the QAA for its 16-18 year old provision - including Apprenticeships, A Levels and Vocational courses; for its university level courses; and its nursery care.

The College’s recently renamed Employer Engagement and Apprenticeship team aims to make Strode the Centre of Excellence for Apprenticeships in Somerset.

The College’s reputation for quality, combined with its’ patronage of the Somerset Chamber and recent work to support employers with the Apprenticeship Levy, shows that Strode is well on its way to achieving this aim.

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Wessex RFCA

The Wessex Reserve Forces & Cadets Association is an independent, non-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting and promoting the 3000 tri-service Reservists and 14,000 Cadets across the South West of England, as well as providing support and assistance to employers of Reservists and Cadet Force Adult Volunteers.

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Newsquest Media Group

Newsquest Somerset, publisher of the County Gazette, Bridgwater Mercury, Chard and Ilminster News and the Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News, is a media company with a difference.

We are committed to bringing a voice to your region, investing in a passionate team of journalists proudly serving their communities with authoritative news our readers trust.

Our experienced media sales people help local businesses promote their products and services to local audiences.

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