Our partners, sponsors and supporters are passionate about Somerset and are eager to promote the county, its communities and its produce through innovative, fun and exciting events and campaigns.
We are incredibly grateful to these great Somerset businesses and organisations who champion Somerset – they support us, please support them.
Since 1904, four generations of the Thatcher family have been making cider at Myrtle Farm, in Sandford, Somerset.
Thatchers passion for quality has led to an unrivalled range of premium ciders, with its deep knowledge of apple varieties resulting in innovative ciders that are full of flavour and with a distinct character that reflects English cidermaking at its best. Its ciders include flagship brand Thatchers Gold, Thatchers Haze, Thatchers Vintage and Thatchers Katy.
Martin Thatcher feels strongly about supporting Somerset Day “After all what would Somerset be without cider? We’re a Somerset company through and through. My family has lived in the county for generations, and celebrating Somerset is what we do every day of our lives through our orchards, which are such a stunning part of our local environment, to the cider we make. For us, Somerset Day is all about coming together with friends and family, in our community, and celebrating this fantastic area we live and work in.”
Pyne’s of Somerset has become a destination for food shoppers from across three counties, some of them regularly driving 40 miles to get there.
It’s sited just off the M5 at North Petherton where Malcolm and Julie Pyne relocated from the village centre in 2011.
The business has grown hugely since but the fundamentals remain unchanged: meat is from locally-raised livestock which, says Malcolm Pyne, means customers are guaranteed unmatchable quality, whether buying prime cuts or his national award-winning sausages and burgers.
Pyne’s also offers fresh fish, a delicatessen counter, speciality regional products, Somerset ciders and a hot food takeaway.
Evosite specialises in creating exceptional online user experiences and performance marketing campaigns across multiple channels. Our 300+ satisfied customers include major national and multinational brands.
Evosite turns the potential of the internet and mobile technologies into increased sales and higher profits. Every digital project we deliver is always one element of a more comprehensive business solution.
We begin by taking a customer-centred approach and by creating a coherent digital strategy that is perfectly aligned with our clients commercial ambitions, our talented teams create a seamless experience that joins everything together for our clients customers, and for their business.
Somerset County Council was established in 1889 is responsible for the most significant local government services in most of the county.
On 1 April 2023 the county council will be abolished and replaced by a new Unitary Authority for the area at present served by the county council.
The new council will be known as Somerset Council and will also replace the four District Councils.
Haynes Motor Museum is the UK’s largest collection of the greatest cars from around the world with over 400 amazing cars and bikes from the dawn of motoring in the late 1800s through nostalgic classics of the 1950s and 1960s, glorious Bentleys and Rolls Royces to world renowned super cars like the Jaguar XJ220.
Located just off the A303 at Sparkford in Somerset, the Museum currently offers 19 individual exhibitions and it is very much a “Museum in Motion” with tours, talks and activities for families, children and enthusiasts alike.
Packed with precious metal, the Haynes International Motor Museum is truly a world class motor museum
BBC Somerset is your local radio station for the county. It’s a one-stop-shop for local news, conversation and features, plus great music too.
For the first time in its thirty year history the station now broadcasts locally across Somerset from their studios in Taunton from 6am in the morning until 10pm every weekday.
You can listen to BBC Somerset on 95.5 FM, 1566 AM on DAB digital radio, on Freeview Channel 722, online or via the BBC Sounds app
Somerset Larder produces fresh food and meals to go using locally sourced ingredients from all over the west country. Its philosophy is to nourish the community with amazing produce, to employ local people and to train apprentices for future careers in the catering and hospitality sector.
The company was established in 2014 to bring together the county’s finest small food and drink producers, in order to compete for big catering contracts normally only open to larger businesses. It now has an impressive team of hand picked suppliers, all passionately committed to Somerset and its bountiful produce.
eat:Festivals is a not-for-profit social enterprise, based in Somerset, that aims to connect communities with the productive landscape that surrounds them, which is good for local business, food producers and for families.
All our food & drink festivals are free to attend, family-friendly, accessible and held in a town centre. We aim to celebrate the great local producers surrounding the festival town by putting on a cracking one-day festival that is low cost for them to attend – meaning that money goes straight back into local businesses; well publicised; good fun; well run and with lots of variety.
The festivals aim to bring a great range of producers and products into the town on the day of the festival.
Established in 2013, Introtweet has established an enviable reputation for providing social media training and management services to a diverse range of businesses from small local firms to large international companies. Their clients include industry leaders Burgess Yachts, Heidelberg, South West Water & The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
Introtweet’s HQ is based in Taunton & the team are all hugely passionate about supporting the diverse Somerset Business community.
Stokes Partners Solicitors began life in May 1998 and has always been based at Kingfisher House in Crewkerne.
From its inception, the firm’s aim was to provide the highest level of specialist expertise and experience alongside the highest quality of client care and service. The days when you could bring all your legal work to one individual lawyer are long gone; Stokes Partners offers the modern equivalent. Kit O’Brien, partner at Stokes Partners says “we want our clients to feel that once we’ve worked for them on one matter we are their solicitor going forwards. We want them to feel confident that they can bring any of their legal work to us, secure in the knowledge that, whatever the area of law, they will receive the same level of specialist, pragmatic, cost effective advice coupled with excellent service. We recognise that clients have many options when it comes to choosing their legal advisers for both their personal and their business work. We’re proud that a significant proportion of our work comes either from existing clients instructing us again or new clients who have been recommended based on work we’ve done previously”.
Although Stokes Partners helps clients across the South West (and beyond) our roots are firmly in Somerset and we’re proud to be based in this beautiful county.
Somerset-based, Sow a Seed Marketing, run by Lucy Housley, specialises in Marketing Consultancy and Social Media Management.
Lucy currently enjoys working with a variety of SME’s, both B2C and B2B focussed, ensuring growth – from sowing the seed, to nurturing sales and engagement.
A keen gardener, when she’s not at her desk, you’ll find Lucy in the garden sowing seeds of a different kind!
A farmers-daughter and Farrier’s wife, born and bred in the heart of Somerset, Lucy is passionate about ensuring Somerset is celebrated for all its glory and is proud to support Somerset Day with their Marketing strategy and social media outreach.
Skymark Financial partners with small businesses to assist them to maximise their potential by outsourcing their finance function. Founded by Mark Howard, a commercially astute qualified accountant with many years’ experience as a Company Accountant and Financial Controller working in the UK and overseas in Australia and New Zealand.
Much of Mark’s 40 years’ experience has come from working with small to medium-size businesses and he has a comprehensive understanding of what is required to manage the finances, with effective and efficient processes and reporting, alongside innovative thinking and targeted business intelligence.
Being fully cloud based, working with FreeAgent, Xero or Quickbooks, Skymark can work with you giving sound financial advice as well as being able to come up with clever ways to boost revenue and save money.
“Nature repays those who treat her kindly” is Godminster’s motto and it’s from nature’s finest ingredients that we take our inspiration. Here at Godminster we like to think that all the love and care we put into our farm is repaid in kind, making award-winning cheese for everyone to enjoy.
The cows at Godminster Farm are raised organically and produce a deliciously creamy milk that is perfect for cheesemaking. Our sustainable approach to farming is a major contributor to the distinctive taste of our award-winning Godminster cheese and we hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoy making them.
Carly Press was founded in 1982 and provides in house graphic design and printing. Since the company was started it has grown to be one of the most trusted and competitive printers in the UK. Carly Press occupies a 9,000 square feet office and print production facility on Chelston Business Park, Wellington, Somerset – Just off junction 26 of the M5.
Our goal is to offer our clients a superior service, combining quality printing practices and on-time deliveries at a competitive price. Commitment to our clients requirements, innovative thinking and meeting deadlines are all paramount to us.
CP has an in house team of designers, account managers, printers and finishers with a combined experience of over 480 years. What’s more, the company celebrates its 40th birthday in 2022 and we’ve made it this far by continuously investing in our people and plant to ensure you can have everything you need from one print provider. We are always on hand, ready to help with your project, no matter how big or small it may be.
The Sangha House is Taunton’s premier health and wellbeing centre.
We cover all four aspects of Holistic Health. The Physical, the mental, the social and the spiritual, with an understanding that these four pillars support each other. If we are suffering in one area, it will impact the others either in the short or the long term.
We encourage our customers to consider all four aspects in their visit. We offer Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Pilates, Qi Gong, exercise, Buddhist and Secular Mindfulness teaching, massage, Reflexology, counselling, acupuncture, hypnotherapy and many other therapies and disciplines.
Strength in our Differences, Comfort where we Overlap
We are an established Taunton based architectural and interior design studio with a keen interest in sustainability, natural materials, and renewable energy. From residential schemes to multi-million-pound commercial developments, we have a firm reputation for providing high quality design solutions and are driven by the challenge of bringing our clients vision to life.
We believe that architecture has the power to create beautifully effective buildings for the needs, hopes, dreams and memories of everyone, both collectively and individually. With every new project we are involved with we try to bring something special and unique to it.
The Leveller® was launched in 2010 and has grown rapidly to become Somerset’s largest circulation newspaper. The paper has challenged the expectations set by our local press with newspapers that are not full of pictures, that contain actual news and that attempts to hold politicians and those in authority to account.
The philosophy behind the Leveller® is that newspapers should be about building communities. That means bringing communities together through our work. It means providing a platform of trust between our readers and our advertisers. Something that social media simply cannot do. We believe in a bright future for newspapers.
Double Brace is a consultancy led digital transformation agency based in Somerset. We specialise in multi-channel eCommerce, responsive website design and bespoke web application development.
We’re hugely passionate about all things digital, whether it’s designing beautiful websites that make companies stand out from the crowd or building bespoke web-based software that help businesses transition into the digital-first way of working we’ve got it covered.
If you are looking for a digital partner that can take your business to the next level drop us an email at [email protected] or call 01278 444 975.
I am a Glastonbury-based amateur landscape photographer who specialises in the wonderful and mysterious scenery around this famous Somerset town and the surrounding area.
My images of our wonderful County are regularly featured in the national press, including The Times, Daily Mirror and Daily Mail.
I also reached the shortlist of the prestigious Landscape Photographer of the Year competition in 2020 with my Mists of Avalon image. The image was also a finalist in RMets Weather Photographer of the Year 2021.
I can be found on Twitter and Instagram @Glastomichelle
Wells Cathedral School is a family-orientated co-educational boarding and day school for 2-18 year olds which provides an all-round education alongside world-class Specialist Music and Chorister training.
Founded in AD 909, Wells is among one of the oldest schools in Europe with stunning medieval halls, beautiful Georgian boarding houses and a state-of-the-art 21st century concert hall. Our mission is to inspire every individual pupil to nurture their talents in a vibrant, creative, spiritual and safe environment. Located in the city of Wells, the School enjoys a close relationship with Wells Cathedral.
Our ancient motto esto quod es – “Be what you are” – represents the School’s belief in the individuality of each pupil. The School lives by its core values of Creativity, Aspiration, Responsibility and Endeavour, which appropriately enough spell ‘care’, and this represents the most important thing of all – ‘that we all take care of each other, and that we are kind to each other.’
Cedars Hall is a world-class performing arts venue in the City of Wells. Designed by leading London architect, Eric Parry, it was opened in autumn 2016 and provides entertainment for everyone from local residents in Wells to visitors from further afield. The Hall provides capacity for audiences of 350 in its main recital hall named Eavis Hall after Michael Eavis, CBE, founder of the Glastonbury Festival.
Whilst the hall’s award-winning design was devised to give chamber musicians the very best acoustic experience, the flexibility of the technical specification means that this venue is accessible for performers of every discipline – for amplified music, dance, drama, films, comedy and talks.
Cedars Hall also has a spacious foyer, bar and state-of-the-art recording facilities.
Somerset County Cricket Club is one of eighteen first class county clubs in domestic cricket in England and Wales.
Somerset has competed in the County Championship since 1891 and has subsequently played in every top-level domestic cricket competition in England.
Situated in the historical town of Taunton, Somerset’s county capital, the Cooper Associates County Ground makes for the perfect day out.
Whether you are a family looking to enjoy a day’s cricket, younger people looking to enjoy an evening out after a day at work, or a business looking to provide your clients with some top-notch hospitality, we can cater for it all in our fun and lively atmosphere.
Coates English Willow Visitor Centre is the home of P. H. Coate & Son, founded by willow grower and merchant Robert Coate in 1819, and still run by the Coate family today.
The Somerset Levels is the most important wetland area in the U.K. This unique landscape provides the perfect conditions for willow growing.
Basket making willow, known as “Withies”, has been grown here for two centuries, and it is now the only area left where it is still cultivated for the production of baskets, furniture, garden items and high-quality artists’ charcoal.
Here indeed is the heart of the English willow industry, an industry that in many ways has not changed for centuries
The South West Heritage Trust is an independent charity committed to protecting and celebrating Somerset and Devon’s rich heritage.
As well as the widely-praised Museum of Somerset and the redeveloped Somerset Rural Life Museum, in Glastonbury, the Trust manages state-of-the-art facilities in Taunton, Exeter and Barnstaple to care for the extraordinary archive collections of the two counties.
The Trust also provides essential advice about the historic environment and manages historic sites.
Link your business with Somerset Day
Somerset Day has been growing in popularity since it was first established in 2014.
With over 14 million impressions and over 10 hours trending on Somerset Day 2019, linking your brand with Somerset Day gives you the opportunity to raise your brand awareness and actively engage with local communities.and organisations.Become a partner
First rolling off the production line in 1981, Henry has become a unique part of British culture.
Independently rated the U.K’s most reliable vacuum brand, more than 11 million Henrys have been made, and most are still in use today.
Proudly designed, engineered and built right here in Chard, Somerset, the Henry brand continues to thrive, creating employment for a growing team of a thousand, and exporting worldwide.
Long live Henry!
At Walpole Dunn, we offer a personal, friendly service, bespoke to each and every one of our clients’ individual needs.
Whilst accountancy and tax compliance might be our bread and butter, we are dedicated to becoming a true business partner to all our clients, offering proactive business advice that spans more than just accountancy and tax.
For us, that means working hard to understand: how the business works; what it needs to succeed and grow; and what we can do throughout the year to ensure that it does, not just when it comes to the year end.