Somerset Day business grant competition winners announced

To celebrate Somerset Day we teamed up with Somerset County Council to offer three worthy Somerset-based businesses the chance to win £1000 each.

With so many amazing businesses in Somerset, we were keen to support independent businesses who could demonstrate how £1000 would be invested to help their business grow and make an impact on their local communities.

Commented Denys Rayner, Chairman of Somerset Day CIC and one of the competition judges, “We received many excellent entries and the judges faced a daunting task choosing which deserved to be chosen to receive the three grants – indeed so challenging was the task that the judges took the decision to share one of the grants between two businesses”.

The two businesses each winning £1,000 are Yellow Door Cottage, Stogursey and Rocket and Bird in Taunton.

The Judges thought that both businesses showed exceptional entrepreneurship and considered their entries to be outstanding examples of how local businesses are working to support their communities.

Sharing the third £1,000 grant with each receiving £500 are Lesser Litter in Taunton and Langport Vintage Market. Both of these businesses also demonstrated a strong community ethos around a sound business model.