Why it is great to do business in Yeovil
Yeovil offers many opportunities for businesses and has good access to the West Country’s strategic road and rail links. But that’s not the town’s unique selling point. It is the opportunity for businesses to be supported and grow in a way that they have never been before.
We have a growing number of independent businesses setting up in the town and Somerset 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 Yeovil, but across Somerset in the Business Support section of this website.
Yeovil has a number of unique and interesting selling points in the town which makes it great to do business here, including:
- A top performing college
- A transformational shopping town centre, with our stakeholders Quedam Shopping Centre being part of the the offer
- Several of the South-West region’s most important high-tech aerospace businesses with many other advanced engineering and manufacturing companies
- iAero opening in 2021 – an innovation and collaboration hub in Yeovil, focusing economic growth in this globally significant sector
- Yeovil Innovation Centre which is an evolving business community of entrepreneurs and start up businesses
- There is a high quality of life in the towns and villages that surround Yeovil
Yeovil Chamber is a networking and business support group for Yeovil and the wider community. Yeovil Chamber delivers a programme of regular, high quality and diverse events and briefings. There are regular opportunities to meet other like-minded business people, stay informed and receive vital support for your business.
Love Yeovil is a business led and partner based organisation. It is responsible for promoting Yeovil by raising awareness and in doing so attract more visitors and guests who stay longer, spend more and recommend the town to other potential visitors. Love Yeovil works closely with local authority and town councils as well as local businesses and retailers to improve the visitor and resident experience of Yeovil.
Somerset Catalyst Programme
Somerset Catalyst is a new programme dedicated to giving start-ups and early stage businesses the best chance of success.
The Heart of the South West Growth Hub
The Heart of the South West Growth Hub provides business advice, support and resources to aid you with every aspect of growing and developing your business.
M-Hub is a network of manufacturing and engineering businesses across Yeovil and the surrounding area. The group shares learning, supply chain opportunities and business support with the purpose to increase standards and grow the industry in and around the Yeovil area.
Yeovil Innovation Centre
The Yeovil Innovation Centre is an evolving business community aimed at ambitious organisations and entrepreneurs looking for a flexible, prestigious, low-cost solution with space for growth.
Yeovil College is a key provider of education and training in South Somerset and North and West Dorset. The college offers a wide range of courses, currently supporting around 5000 full and part time students and is the top performing college in Somerset.