Local Business

Making the Most of the Coast Business Workshops

For all tourism businesses in Somerset and Exmoor If you run a tourism and hospitality business on the England Coast Path or South West Coast Path in Somerset and Exmoor we’re running SIX FREE WORKSHOPS exploring

Financial boost for businesses in Sedgemoor

Sedgemoor businesses are set to benefit for a whopping £1m from Sedgemoor District Council’s latest Business Support Programme.  Sedgemoor’s Economic Development Team has designed a range of schemes that will boost productivity, innovation, greener operations

Highbridge Shop Front Grant Scheme

  Town council offers new business support grants to help Highbridge district centre Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council is calling on independent retail/ service providers and landlords of vacant premises in Highbridge retail centre to

Somerset Business Restart and Recovery Grant Fund

Grants of up to £50k are available to support the restart and recovery of anchor businesses and organisations, including the visitor economy in Somerset. We are particularly looking to support those businesses and organisations that

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Reopening non-essential retail

Sedgemoor District Council is working with shop-keepers, traders and larger national chain stores to prepare for the re-opening of High Streets and retail centres, following the Government announcement that non-essential shops can open from Monday,

Somerset business Start Up sessions

Sedgemoor, along with the other districts and SCCare running a series of business Start Up sessions via Business West open to any Somerset residents looking to set up and run their own new business, each

Free advice on offer for Green start-ups

Somerset’s local authorities are providing free business advice to people wanting to set up their own Green business. The workshops, run by Business West advisers, are fully funded by Somerset County Council and the four

Christmas winners announced!

Business Christmas window competition 2020 The town council sponsored Christmas window competition for small high street businesses has been judged and the well-deserved winners announced. Cllr Dawn Carey, one of the judges, said, “Businesses have

Supporting Somerset’s visitor economy

A countywide scheme is being launched to support tourism and visitor-centred businesses in Somerset in the wake of the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The visitor economy plays an important part in the wider

Projects paused as authorities respond to Coronavirus

Several major projects are being unavoidably paused or delayed as councils and health services deal with the impacts of the Coronavirus emergency. Reduced staffing, redeployment of staff to support the vulnerable, supply chain disruption and





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