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Somerset is home to a large variety of thriving manufacturing firms, from Small and medium-sized enterprises, through to some of the largest and best-known manufacturers in the world. This includes Leonardo UK Ltd, C&J Clark International Ltd, Numatic International Ltd, Thales UK Ltd, Refresco Beverages UK Ltd and Screwfix Direct Ltd.  We are home to the largest single infrastructure project in Europe, Hinkley Point and throughout the region, our growing Small and medium-sized enterprises have created flexibility in their production. Their more efficient supply chains have enabled them to adapt, thrive and grow.

Manufacturing in Somerset is now the largest contributor to economic output in Somerset and the second largest sector for employment.  Companies of all sizes are excelling, whether serving the UK markets or exporting across the world.

Useful contacts

South West Manufacturing Advisory Service (SWMAS)

South West Manufacturing Advisory Service (SWMAS) helps manufacturing businesses develop their strategy, capability and capacity to improve and grow. Through their team of experienced manufacturing and supply chain specialists, they bring together a broad range of industrial experience, expertise, and resources so that businesses can get the right advice and support, and are able to take the necessary actions to fulfil their growth potential.

Department for International Trade (DIT)

(DIT) South West International Trade Team supports small to medium businesses (SMEs) in the South West of England to develop their international sales, and helps first time or experienced exporters enter new markets.

The Somerset Manufacturers’ Group (SMG)

A group dedicated to promoting and supporting Somerset’s diverse manufacturing sector is calling on the county’s decision makers to join and have their say on its future.

Yeovil Chamber Manufacturing Hub (M-Hub)

Run by, and for, manufacturing and engineering businesses across Yeovil and South Somerset. This network of manufacturing and engineering businesses share best practice, facilitate shared learnings, and create supply-chain and business support opportunities for all participants.

Last reviewed: March 7, 2023 by Keri

Next review due: September 7, 2023

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