Partners & Sponsors

Helping champion Somerset and Somerset Day

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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.

Our Partners

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.”  

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Ohana is a digital agency specialising in providing comprehensive digital solutions for businesses looking to enhance their online presence. From brand strategy and branding to website design and development, social media management, and brand campaigns, we offer a full range of services to help businesses make the most of their digital footprint.

At the core of our approach is a focus on putting the needs of our clients' customers first, ensuring that all of our work is tailored to meet their specific needs and goals. With a team of experienced professionals and a proven track record of success, we are dedicated to helping businesses succeed in the digital age.

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At Hinkley Point C we're building two new nuclear reactors, the first in a new generation of nuclear power stations in Britain providing zero-carbon electricity for around six million homes.

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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.

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Berensens is a regional law firm based in Taunton dedicated to offering first-class personal service.

We are a group of senior lawyers who have left the world of big law firms behind us to provide legal services in a new way, offering clients better service and better value. We are delighted to be partnering and supporting both Passion for Somerset and Somerset Day.

Our partnership reflects our strong commitment to the community.

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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.

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Western Fuel is one of the South West’s leading, independent fuel supply businesses.

We are a Somerset born and bred business with a passion for the county we are lucky enough to be based in. We are delighted to be partnering and supporting both Passion for Somerset and Somerset Day. Our partnership reflects our strong commitment to the community - being able to support local communities and organisations has been a key goal of ours since the business started.

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Our Sponsors &  Supporters

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!

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Evo Agency is a Somerset-based digital agency. We help unlock sustainable growth by building innovative and resilient ecommerce solutions that convert. Building your audience and designing seamless user experiences.

We combine our technical understanding with human relationships to turn complex challenges into accessible innovative solutions. Solutions that meet your commercial goals today and lay the groundwork for tomorrow.

Founded in 2008, we’ve grown into a team of over 30 specialists in B2B & B2C ecommerce, business systems integration, web development, web design, Conversion Rate Optimisation (CRO), search marketing, and branding. We’ve built more than 1,000 websites, processed over £200m in transactions per year, and delivered online projects for 300+ respected national and multinational brands.

 All of this is fuelled by us - technical superheroes and good food. We’re proud to be a ‘Great Place to Work’ company. Our people are top priority which drives our commitment to the development of young people in Somerset through our early career opportunities and training.

Let’s build something better.

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Somerset Council came into being on April 1 2023. The new unitary council brings together the services previously provided by the four district councils in Somerset (Mendip, Sedgemoor, Somerset West and Taunton, and South Somerset) alongside the services provided by Somerset County Council.

The new Council continues to work alongside the existing town and parish councils and their role is enhanced through new Local Community Networks.

Somerset Council combines the strengths of the five authorities and provides a single clear voice for Somerset nationally and internationally. It gives clearer public accountability for services in the county and simpler access to them.

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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.

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Bridgwater & Taunton College has an has an excellent reputation both regionally and nationally as a highly successful provider of education and training, located in the heart of Somerset with main centres in Bridgwater, Taunton and Cannington.

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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

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BBC Somerset is the BBC's local radio station covering Somerset. It broadcasts a mix of local news, information, conversation, music and entertainment, reflecting life in the area.

The station offers a range of news and information about the editorial area along with national and international news. The programmes range from two hours speech on the weekday breakfast show through to an afternoon mix of celebrities, entertainers and local people and places of interest.

BBC Somerset reflects local sport with football commentaries on every Yeovil Town game, ball-by-ball coverage of Somerset County Cricket Club, plus coverage of Bristol City and Bristol Rovers matches and reports on a range of other sporting activities.

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