Economic Development Business News, Useful Information and Courses 14th May 2021

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Economic Development Business News, Useful Information and Courses 14th May 2021

Somerset Business Survey 2021 – Economic Impacts of COVID-19 and Prospects for Recovery


Somerset’s five Local Authorities are jointly undertaking this vital survey to help us better understand and respond to local business needs, with a particular focus on the impacts that COVID-19 will have had on many businesses over the last 12 months.

By completing this survey, you will be providing much needed intelligence to help shape our approach to economic recovery in Somerset, including the support that businesses will be able to receive.

Should you wish to provide your details at the end of the survey, we will share the findings of this survey with you as soon as they are available. We may also be able to offer specific advice and support based on the responses you have given.

We know your time is precious, but the survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete and your views could make a real difference.

Please be assured that your personal data will not be shared with anyone outside of Somerset’s local authorities and you will remain fully anonymous in any reporting.

To complete the survey, please click on the following link:

Somerset Business Recovery Survey 2021

If you have questions about the survey or wish to provide additional feedback, please email

Lastly, please can you help us by promoting this survey among your business contacts and wider networks to ensure we achieve as high a response rate as possible

Somerset Social Enterprise Network: May Bulletin, Events, Funding and Sector News


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Heart of the Southwest Local Enterprise Partnership: Community Led Rural Productivity Programme

The Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (HotSW LEP) study to inform the development of a Community Led Rural Productivity Programme is being delivered by the Diverse Regeneration Company (DR). As part of this work DR  have developed a survey asking for experiences and feedback on community Led local development from businesses,  communities and organisations.

The link to the survey is:

Link to the DR website description

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Course Available:

  • Taunton, Bridwater & Surrounding Areas Monday 14 June 2021
  • To Register: Click here:
Registration to the Project

West Somerset Tourism Newsletter May 2021

Minehead Tourist Information

Welcome to the West Somerset Tourism News. Click here to view

The aim of the newsletter is to let you know about opportunities, local events, training and other information that will be of relevance to your business or information you might want to pass on to your customers.  We're continuing to focus on Covid-19 support for you and your business, especially as the lock-down measures are starting to ease.
If you have anything, tourism related, that you think should be included or want to give feedback, please email us at Minehead Information Centre:

Better Business for All

Event: 11 May and the 1 June 2021

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