Passion for Somerset Community Interest Company

The organisation for people who love Somerset

We inspire and empower communities and businesses and all who live and work in Somerset to share a passion for Somerset and to encourage them to celebrate all the county hast to offer.

A  catalyst to encourage and inspire everyone in Somerset to join together, to have fun and celebrate the unique, diverse, friendly and wonderful place that is the county of Somerset.

We also run Shop Somerset, The first and only Somerset-wide online cooperative of independent businesses and shops

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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