Passion for Somerset Community Interest Company

We celebrate Somerset and all it has to offer by encouraging communities, organisations, businesses and individuals to celebrate our birthday up to and over the weekend nearest to 11th May, Somerset Day.

We also run Shop Somerset, a platform to connect local businesses to consumers and communities all year round.

We want everyone to relish in the stunning countryside, historic cities, abundant produce, amazing businesses, festival culture and rich heritage of the county historically known as ‘the land of the summer people’.

Passion for Somerset CIC is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company governed by a board of volunteer directors drawn from local communities and businesses and is run by a part time CEO.



Strategic partners

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The people behind Somerset Day

Our Patrons

We are fortunate to have amazing Patrons who are as passionate about our County as we are.

Mrs Anne Maw, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset; His Grace the Duke of Somerset DL; The Rt Revd Ruth Worsley, Bishop of Taunton; Michael Eavis CBE, founder of Glastonbury Festival; Edward Bayntun-Coward DL.

Our Directors

Nick Bull, Managing Editor BBC Radio Somerset; Lucy Housley, Sow a Seed Marketing; Jonathan Langdon, Founder, Milsted Langdon; Christine Lawrence, Councillor, Somerset County Council; Beverley Milner Simonds, Director & Founder, Eat Festivals; Nigel Muers-Raby, CEO & Founder, Somerset Day CIC; Kit O’Brien, Partner, Stokes Partners LLP; Denys Rayner, MD Strategy Boxed (Chairman, Somerset Day CIC); Serin Rayner, Social Media & Brand Strategist; Chris Scudds, CEO Haynes International Motor Museum.

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