Why is it great to do Business in Wincanton

Wincanton offers many opportunities for businesses and lies off the A303 road, a main route between London and South West England, close to the border with Dorset and Wiltshire. The town dates back to Saxon times and with a population of over 5,000 it is the base to some larger companies including Wincanton PLC, a British provider of logistics with its origins in milk haulage and Hopkins Concrete.

There are a number of long standing independent businesses in the town and South Somerset District Council supports business development and growth through a number of different ways. You can see how you can kick start your business, not just in Wincanton, but South Somerset on the business support section of the SSDC website.

Wincanton has a number of unique and interesting selling points in the town which make it great to do business here;

  • Home to some major employers including Wincanton PLC and Hopkins Concrete.
  • ​The A303 trunk road provides good road links to London and the South West of England. Within easy reach are the nearby towns of Bruton, Castle Cary, Gillingham, Sherborne and Yeovil the major town in South Somerset.
  • Great local attractions including Wincanton Racecourse, The Newt, Hauser & Wirth, The Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton. Haynes International Motor Museum at Sparkford and an Iron Age hill fort at South Cadbury – reputedly King Arthur’s Camelot.
  • Wincanton is officially twinned with Ankh-Morpork – the premier city state in author Terry Pratchett’s fantasy Discworld novels – which is represented in the town with its own consulate.