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The slideshow used to update Somerset businesses on the work of inward investment agency Into Somerset on 4th December 2009.

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    Into Somerset Presentation - 04.12.09 Into Somerset Presentation - 04.12.09 Presentation Transcript

    • Rupert Cox, Acting CEO Into Somerset Chris Langdon, Business Development Consultant to Into Somerset Into Somerset: 4 th December 2009
    • Into Somerset Promoting Somerset & encouraging inward investment from key target markets
    • In this presentation
          • Business requirements for location
          • Why Somerset?
          • Perception of Somerset
          • Target markets
          • Creating a Somerset brand
          • What next for 2010?
    • Business Requirements
        • Access to markets
        • Easy local travel
        • Availability of workforce
        • Lifestyle
        • Internet & Telecom
      • Top 5 factors important for business location
    • Business Requirements
      • What is meant by “lifestyle”?
        • Easy local travel
        • Good air quality
        • Coast & Country
        • Good schools
        • Good housing
    • Why Somerset?
          • Excellent business networks
          • £9bn economy
          • Low cost of living / rent
          • Skilled workforce, fast broadband
          • Superb lifestyle (coast & country)
          • Road and rail links (1:40 to London)
          • Good schools
    • Perceptions of Somerset Business Location Requirement Lifestyle Internet Access to Markets Easy local travel Workforce Satisfaction 98% 89% 83% 85% 82% Perception 66% 39% 36% 51% 33%
    • Perceptions of Somerset Lifestyle Requirement Easy local travel Good air quality Coast & country Good schools Good housing Satisfaction 91% 96% 98% 93% 78% Perception 40% 63% 69% 38% 40%
    • Perceptions of Somerset
      • Top 5 descriptions to define Somerset
        • Nice - attractive, beautiful, clean, unspoilt, picturesque
        • Rural - countryside / farms
        • Lifestyle - nice place to live, pleasant, leisurely
        • Cider - apples
        • Don’t know – not sure where it is?
    • Perceptions of Somerset Top 5 Industries associated with Somerset Ex Somerset Response Agriculture Food & Drink Tourism Don’t Know ?? In Somerset Response Agriculture Tourism Food & Drink Aviation Other manufacture
    • Real Somerset Industry Somerset: 2007 Employment (Full Time Equivalent) Food & Drink (Inc Ag) 18,557 Leisure & Tourism 8,169 Advanced Engineering 7,051 Public admin, Educ, Health 25,074 Manufacturing 31,558 Business Services 32,518
    • Minehead Bridgwater Taunton Yeovil Frome 4 functional zones of Somerset A 303 Corridor M5 Corridor NE Triangle Lifestyle & Tourism
    • Target Markets
      • People and Businesses that:-
          • add value to the economy,
          • are more “mobile” businesses,
          • are in strong and growing sectors,
          • need what Somerset offers,
          • wealth moving west.
      What kind of business should we target?
    • Target Markets Emerging Sectors: Energy & Environment Growing Sectors: Business Services Creative Industries Strong Sectors: Advanced Engineering Food & Drink Which sectors should we target?
    • Target Markets
      • Into Somerset is targeting:
      • Five industry sectors
      • Higher value, skills, knowledge
      • South & East of UK
      • 25-44 yr old Demographic
      • Energy / Nuclear supply chain
    • Creating the Somerset Brand Old Brand Nice, Rural, Cider, Lifestyle, Don’t know where it is. Agriculture, Tourism, Food & Drink, Don’t know Target Markets 25-44 yr olds High value Entrepreneurs Growing and emerging sectors South & East The Challenge
    • Creating the Somerset Brand Progressive: Mixing old and new, cutting edge, global customers Traditional : Communities, landscape, food, skills Independent: History, free thinkers, rebellious spirit. Lifestyle: Country, coast, clean air, communities, schools. Entrepreneurial: High start up rates, innovation, collaboration, good survival. Connected: Accessible, London, International, Top Internet. Creative & Cultural: Festivals, crafts, drama, design
    • Creating the Somerset Brand
      • Promoting Somerset
        • Online (Web, Social Media, Case studies)
        • Offline (PR, Advertising, Somerset Booklet)
        • Business to Business (Ambassadors, Chambers of Commerce & other business networks, supply chain work, sector engagement, agent/developer relationships)
      INTERNAL MARKETS EXTERNAL MARKETS
    • Outdoor Campaign
    • Outdoor Campaign
    • Outdoor Campaign
    • Creating the Somerset Brand
      • Business to Business
        • Somerset Business Ambassadors
        • Target company dialogue
          • Advanced Engineering
          • Energy & Environmental Tech’
        • Partner commercial property agents
          • EG Property Link
          • Referral arrangements
        • Supply Chain Collaboration
          • EDF Energy – construction and nuclear specialists
    • Into Somerset
      • Following the promotional work
        • Enquiry handling
          • Tailored service to suit investors
        • Facilitation
          • Connecting business to the right people (Premises referrals, Econ Dev, Planning, Business Link, Colleges, local business networks)
          • Stimulating supply chain
        • Following up!
          • Good customer care
    • The Into Somerset Team
        • Rupert Cox – Acting Chief Executive (& CEO of the Somerset Chamber)
        • Owen Tebbutt – Marketing Co-ordinator (Secondment from IBM)
        • Gerard Tucker – Enquiry Handling Manager (Secondment from South Somerset District Council)
        • Chris Langdon –Business Development Consultant
        • Kim McDonald – Ambassador Co-ordinator (Somerset Chamber)
        • Adrian Bishop (ADPR Ltd) – PR Consultant
        • Graham Godwin-Pearson (Mendip Media) Social Media co-ordinator & video case studies
        • Halo Media - Website & design
        • Officers from the 6 partner local authorities
    • What’s happening in 2010
        • Dedicated “Enquiry Handling” resource to achieve the target of 60 businesses supported by end March 2010
        • Continue to grow the Somerset commercial property profile on the web .
        • Into Somerset Conference in the spring of 2010 to showcase investors, highlight potential and profile sectors
        • Develop the EDF Energy supply chain work including procurement briefings, and contractor events
        • Maintain our high levels of success with on-line and off-line marketing – Glastonbury Festival, Investor Case Studies etc.