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.
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 Dy 365 “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.
The Haynes International 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.
The ultimate vision is for Somerset Larder to not just be known in the west country, but the whole of the UK and indeed the rest of the world, creating a business which will benefit our food and drink sector far into the future.
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. Mostly based within 25 miles of each town, with a few exceptional and hard to find products from further afield. Mix in a hands-on cook school, workshops, livestock, tractors and lots of entertainment and competitions. It’s a free day out and a chance to meet friends whilst discovering something new.
Millfield is a co-educational day and boarding school for students aged 13-18yrs. The Prep School caters for pupils aged 2-13, with full boarding available from age 7.
Just 25 miles away from Bristol airport and rurally located in beautiful Somerset, Millfield Schools have over 400 acres of manicured grounds. Our rigorous academic programme is supported by a strong extra-curricular programme in Art, Drama, Music and Sport.
Millfield’s size brings great opportunity and the facilities are unmatched in the UK including a 350 seated concert hall, a theatre and art gallery, an Olympic sized swimming pool, golf, cricket and equestrian centres.
The boarding accommodation is amongst the very best in the country.
With a typical class size of 8-16 pupils, each individual has the support they need to discover their brilliance.
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.
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. Becoming a partner with Somerset Day and Shop Somerset is a great way for us to celebrate our home county and to join with other great businesses in promoting it.
Poppy Dazzlers are a professional, homegrown business, offering an exceptional cleaning for homes and businesses covering Taunton and the surrounding areas.
High quality, friendly and motivated, PoppyDazzlers are ready for every job. We manage each clean with the skill, experience and reliability our clients have come to expect and love.
We stand proudly behind the quality of our work, with customer satisfaction being our top priority.
Contact us for a free no-obligation consultation, to discuss how we can help work with you to bring the sparkle back to your home !
Red Dragon Flagmakers is an award winning social mission flag making business with a family business ethos and dynamic ‘can-do; attitude.
With workshops and offices in Swansea and Somerset, all of their products – flags, banners, bunting and more – are all 100% made in the UK. The manufacturer proactively supports employment in our local communities, upskilling in manufacturing skills through their in house training and apprenticeship programmes, rehabilitating over 300 people since 2014 – all paid for from sales revenue; no grants and no public funding.
Red Dragon Flagmakers are delighted to be partnered with Somerset Day and look forward to seeing a sea of yellow and red flags on 11th May this year.
No partner involved in the project receives profit in the form of income from the sale of flags. The flags are being sold at the cheapest price possible, whilst maintaining the highest ethical production standards.
Skymark Financial partners with small businesses to assist them to maximise their potential by outsourcing their finance function.
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, is the founder of Skymark Financial.
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.
Skymark will also also remove or automate administrative tasks using great tools including CaFE , the only tool you need to manage your cash flow, and AutoEntry for fast capture of all those invoices and receipts – all things that can distract you from your core business.
“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.
Serin Rayner is a social media and brand strategy freelancer from Somerset. Her unapologetic approach to social media cuts straight to the point and transforms a brand’s social output with a creative difference that is built to hit KPIs.
Passionate about creating high-quality work that is playfully developed from core brand values and messages, Serin knows that no idea is too daring or wild to be off the cards.
As a true Somersetian, she lives on a diet purely of cider and cheese and proudly supports Somerset Day with their social media outreach.
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
Makers of the world’s finest flannel since 1772, Fox Brothers continues its two hundred and fifty years’ tradition as a unique and iconic British textile manufacturer supplying outstanding natural wool fabrics of the highest quality.
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!
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.