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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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.

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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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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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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

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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

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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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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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Funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund, has helped us with Shop Somerset.

Thanks to the Government for making this possible.

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“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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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 or call 01278 444 975.

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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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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.

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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

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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.

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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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Somerset FA is the not-for-profit body responsible for the development and governance of grassroots football in Somerset since 1885. We work with the FA to deliver the national game strategy in our county, ensuring that the beautiful game is accessible and enjoyable for all.

Somerset Football Association is responsible for interpreting and applying the 'Rules and Regulations' of its parent body 'The Football Association' to its Divisions, Leagues and Clubs. It will lead and ensure that the successful development of football covering increased participation, quality and enjoyment will be harnessed to The FA's National Game Strategy.

We will continue to strive to develop, particularly at 'Grass Roots Level', participation in the National Game for all individuals regardless of ability, gender, age, sexual orientation and ethnic background.

We will promote the 'National Game Strategy' using key enablers to ensure all goals are met.

We will work closely in partnership with the footballing community in Somerset to give added value to the National Game.

We will endeavour where there is a need to provide information and deliver events deemed beneficial to the National Game.

We will actively encourage all leagues, clubs, and match officials under our jurisdiction to participate for the further benefit of FA led initiatives.

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Our Sponsors

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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Diocese of Bath & WellsCSCEDFThe Good News PostSpark SomersetEnhance social enterprise networkSomerset Community Foundation

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