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Main towns

Clevedon

Clevedon has a population of over 22,000 and is located close to Junction 20 of the M5 motorway. Bristol city centre is situated approximately 13 miles to the east, and is easily accessible.
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Nailsea

With a population of over 16,000, Nailsea is surrounded by beautiful countryside yet is located within 10 miles of Bristol city centre.
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Portishead

Portishead has a population of over 21,000 and is expected to increase. The town has grown significantly in recent years through a mixture of residential and commercial development.
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Weston-super-Mare

The largest town in North Somerset with a population of over 78,000. The town is set to grow further through a mixture of residential and commercial development during the forthcoming years.
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Transport links and motorway junctions

M5 J21 (Weston-super-Mare)

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M5 J20 (Clevedon/Nailsea)

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M5 J19 (Portishead)

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Bristol Airport

This growing international airport is located in the heart of North Somerset. Passengers can fly direct from Bristol to over 120 destinations in the UK, America and Europe including New York, Barcelona, Geneva, Madrid and Paris.
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Royal Portbury Dock

Situated in the Bristol Channel, the port has an important strategic national role in supplying several important industries with valuable raw materials such as coal, oil, fertilisers and metals.
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Weston-super-Mare train station

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Weston Milton train station

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Worle train station

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Yatton train station

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Nailsea and Backwell train station

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Landmarks, leisure facilities and attractions

Curzon Community Cinema

A community cinema that shows the latest blockbusters as well as independent and foreign language films.
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Clevedon Court

A fourteenth century Manor House now owned by the National Trust.
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Clevedon Craft Centre

Housed in the outbuildings of a seventeenth century farm, providing the opportunity to purchase a variety of local arts and crafts.
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Clevedon Pier

A restored Grade I listed pier completed in 1869. The pier is open to those who want to take a walk and admire the views. You can also enjoy fishing from the pier, and hold special events.
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Strode Leisure Centre

Includes a 25 metre swimming pool, an indoor sports hall and outdoor football pitch, a crèche, gym, and a range of exercise classes.
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Tyntesfield

This Victorian country house includes gardens, an arboretum and parkland. Tyntesfield has benefited from recent restoration that continues today, offering visitors an insight into the work needed to conserve this estate.
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Ashton Court

Ashton Court is located a short distance from Nailsea. This estate has over 800 acres of woodland and grassland, and a Grade 1 listed mansion. Ashton Court is a venue for a number of large events including the International Balloon Fiesta.
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Scotch Horn Leisure Centre

Scotch Horn Leisure Centre has a gym, crèche, café, sports hall, outdoor football pitches, and a range of group fitness classes.
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Portishead Open Air Pool

Portishead Open Air Pool, situated in the Lake Grounds, is a 33 metre heated outdoor swimming pool, which has recently benefited from a television makeover project.
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Parish Wharf Leisure Centre

A 25 metre swimming pool and a pirate themed leisure pool with interactive water features for families to enjoy. There is also a sports hall, crèche, gym, and a range of aerobic and fitness classes.
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Weston beach

Over two miles of sandy beach and promenade with views over the Channel. An expansive area for walking, relaxing, beach activities, wind and water sports.
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Grand Pier

The Grand Pier includes state of the art rides as well as traditional favourites and offers conference and meeting rooms.
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SeaQuariam

Over 25 displays and an amazing underwater tunnel, providing visitors with a closer look into the depths of our oceans. With sharks, rays and other creatures swimming gracefully past, just inches away.
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Playhouse Theatre

A wide variety of productions are held including ballet, music, drama and opera.
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Mendip Snowsport centre

Outdoor dry slope ski centre.
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Business case studies

Abatec Recruitment

Based in the South West, Abatec Recruitment is an established multi-specialist recruitment consultancy focusing on Construction, Engineering, Social Housing, IT and Legal talent needs. With over 30 staff based at head office, Abatec can provide temporary, contract and permanent staff across these sectors.
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ActionCOACH

Headed-up by award winning business coach, Rob Carter, helps business owners throughout the region to successfully grow their businesses and achieve their ambitions.
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Alliance Homes

A community-based social enterprise providing a range of housing services in North Somerset. We do not exist to make a profit and any surplus money is spent on improving homes and services.
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AL Lintels

One of the largest single site stockists of Catnic lintels in the UK. Located on an eight acre site in Yatton AL Lintels stock over £500,000 worth of lintels and dispatch these to many builders’ merchants and large developers across mainland UK servicing some well-established names in the industry such as Jewsons, Travis Perkins and Redrow Homes.
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Alvis Bros Ltd - Lye Cross Farm

The Alvis Family are the third generation of farmers and cheesemakers based at Lye Cross Farm, Redhill. The family have been making cheese since 1952, employ 150 people and can trace back their farming ancestry in the area over 400 years.
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Amethyst Systems

Amethyst Systems are an established business software company based in Portishead, North Somerset, specialising in bespoke solutions for logistics and mobile workforces.
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Auma UK

One of the world’s leading manufacturers of electric actuators. The devices are crucial valve control equipment for automating process technology. Applications include power plants, refineries, tank farms and water/wastewater treatment works. AUMA employs 2,000 people worldwide.
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Authentic Digital

Based in North Somerset, we are a mobile-focused digital agency, creating awesome websites, apps and mobile marketing strategies to help ambitious businesses reach their potential mobile customers.
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Bakers Dolphin

An award winning coach operator that has been providing transport in the area since 1889 when the Baker family began providing a pony chair service along the Sea Front at Weston-super-Mare.
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Brabantia UK

From modest beginnings back in 1919, Brabantia has grown into a global interior design brand, renowned for bringing smart and stylish design to kitchen and homeware. Since 1978 the company has been operating from a 3 acre site at Nailsea, and has now extended its capacity to over 156,000 covered sqft of factory/warehousing.

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Bristol Airport

Bristol Airport opened in 1930 but moved to its current location in North Somerset in 1957.  Today, Bristol is the South West’s largest airport, and the fifth busiest in the UK outside London. One of the country’s fastest growing airports in recent years, Bristol Airport handled over 6.3m passengers in 2014.

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Britannia Windows

An award winning family owned and run business that was first established in 1980 with just five employees. Since then we have grown considerably to employ over 80 local people and are proud to be the largest and longest established PVCu Window, Door and Conservatory manufacturer and installer in the local area.

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Broadway Lodge

Rehabilitation centre based in Weston-super-Mare this year (2014) celebrates 40 years of delivering successful abstinence-based treatment programmes and has helped over 11,000 people to establish a quality recovery and live a more fulfilled life.
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Brunel Engraving

A leading commercial and industrial engraving specialist providing bespoke engraving services and supplying trophies, medals and awards to local, national and overseas customers.
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BurleighPortishead

A design and print media communications business located in purpose-built premises in Portishead and was recently created as a result of the merger of Burleigh Press Ltd and Portishead Press Ltd.
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Butcombe Brewery

The West Country’s fastest growing brewery and its flagship beer, Butcombe Bitter, has become the most consumed pint in the West Country.
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Cadbury Cars

Cadbury Cars is a Chauffeur and Taxi company offering executive style travel to both corporate and private clients, both locally and across the UK.
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Capita

A specialist property and infrastructure business that delivers solutions and creates value for clients. We provide a wide range of services and expertise working across the public and private sectors.
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Castelan Group

Established in 2011 but has a heritage that dates back to the 1990’s when the original company was formed as The Regency Group. Since 2011, the Castelan Group has been building on these foundations to grow its business into one of the largest employers in North Somerset. Specialising in the provision of insurance products, claims handling, payment processing, repair networks, build networks and care solutions it is now setting its sights firmly on high skilled professional services expansion.
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Chorus IT Ltd

One of the area’s most progressive and successful companies. It has grown steadily from two staff at its inception, in 1999, to over 40 today and with a turnover now exceeding £2.5 million.
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Create Flavours

Entered the highly competitive flavours marketplace in September 2001. Our strategy was based on creating and manufacturing the highest quality natural flavourings along with the best in the industry operational and technical service levels.
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Create Signs

Create Signs started trading from Langford in 2002, supplying and installing signage nationwide. Being located in North Somerset has meant that the company has succeeded in winning many contracts in Bristol and south Wales as they are ideally situated to benefit from the good transport links in the area.
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Doubletree by Hilton Cadbury House

A privately owned venue which opened its doors in 2007 after a £20 million refurbishment and development, taking the former Cadbury House Country Club to a 4 star hotel and award winning health club in a matter of months.
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Eco Solutions

Founded by 1996 to develop water-based, non-toxic, paint and coatings removal products for both the professional and DIY user. With knowledge gained in a previous service business of furniture restoration, Eco Solutions’ directors took this practical knowledge to Bristol University Colloid Centre for them to use their chemistry know-how to produce a totally different technology based on colloid science for the paint/coatings removal industry for the DIY/professional market.
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Encompassed

Established in 2006 Encompassed Ltd are a well-established health and safety company that offer a range of training solutions as well as conducting Asbestos Surveys, they operate all over the country from their office in North Somerset.
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Fhoss

Standard fluorescent jackets have become compulsory workwear for millions of people around the world, but the traditional designs haven’t improved since the 1960s. However, Fhoss (which is Greek for ‘light’) has disrupted the market with patented, self-reflective technology that has recently been adopted by National Rail, Balfour Beatty, Transport for London and Gatwick Airport.
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First Class Comms

Specialists in managing communications services for business.  Established in April 2013, the business has grown rapidly since its inception, bringing on board an impressive client base, expanding its team and in 2014 relocating into new larger premises at The Hive business development centre, part of Weston-super-Mare's exciting Junction 21 Enterprise Area (J21EA).
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Forgen Renewables

Formed following a trade and asset purchase of the Forgen vertical axis wind generator range from Gloucester-based Goodridge Engineering Ltd. Since its formation, the company has continually invested in Research and Development for their turbines and has recently introduced a new renewables family of products to its range; intelligent solar-powered LED site and street lights.
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GE Oil & Gas

A world leader in advanced technologies and services with 43,000 employees in more than 100 countries supporting customers across the industry - from extraction to transportation to end use. Making the environment, health and safety, quality and integrity our highest priorities is The Way We Work.
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Hunter Selection Ltd

The North Somerset based recruitment firm continues to go from strength to strength with the second quarter of 2012 showing a record number of permanent placements of engineers, technical and manufacturing professionals, a 22% increase on the same period in 2011.
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Hydro International

A worldwide solutions provider for stormwater, wastewater and combined sewer overflow management. Established in 1980, Hydro has over 30 years’ experience, and is committed to meeting ever changing environmental needs and legislative requirements through the application of advanced vortex and complementary technologies.
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InTouch

InTouch offers small to medium sized organisations all over the world a simple to use sales and marketing system that helps them communicate and grow. InTouch is one of the leading systems of its type in the world and all of what we do is based from our Head Quarters in Station Road, Worle, Weston-super-Mare.
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Knightstone Housing Association

A leading provider of housing in North Somerset, the rest of the West of England and Somerset. We’re committed to building vibrant, stable and safe communities where people make their homes.
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Lovely Drinks

An award-winning artisan producer of sparkling soft drinks and juices. Inspired by the bounty of Somerset’s orchards and hedgerows, their mission is to produce drinks using the highest quality ingredients they can find, sourced locally or within the South West wherever possible.
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Mendip Outdoor Pursuits

Has been providing life changing experiences and great memories since 1987. Situated on the edge of the stunning Mendip Hills in North Somerset, between Bristol and Weston-super-Mare, we have been providing high quality, tailor-made outward activity courses for companies, schools, organisations and individuals throughout the South West.
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North Somerset Enterprise Agency

A not-for-profit organisation with social objectives. Our aim is to stimulate, encourage and support local enterprise, helping to create a healthy local economy. The agency has delivered business support services since 1995, providing an invaluable local presence.
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ONEPOST

The UK's leading provider of independent postal advice and management using expert knowledge and specialist software to offer cost-saving postal solutions for sorted UK and international mailings, unsorted post, packets and parcels.
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Oxford Instruments Plasma Tecnology

Based in Yatton, was established in 1982, while the parent company, Oxford Instruments Group celebrated its 50 year anniversary in 2009. As the first commercial spin-out company from Oxford University, Oxford Instruments developed the world's first superconducting magnet in 1959, and has continued to expand and innovate since that time.
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Phaze Electrical

Phaze Electrical specialises in accommodation and design & build projects and are able to prove an economic and ecological design exceeding the client’s needs to Breeam standards.
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Plantforce

Established in 1999, Plantforce are a diverse and progressive plant hire company based in North Somerset, covering an extensive area from South Wales and across the Southwest.
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Plum Communications & PR

An award winning marketing, communications and public relations agency based in Weston-super-Mare.
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Powervamp Ltd

Powervamp Ltd has been regarded as the world leader in the design, and manufacture, of high quality power products into many professional markets for 18yrs and has built a reputation for refusing to compromise on quality.  Powervamp understands the requirement to meet the customers criteria properly, first time.
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ProjectLink

ProjectLink is a specialist construction company that delivers bespoke projects for businesses operating in the food industry and is the only South West-based food industry construction specialist.
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Pure Comms

Having recently moved into 2400 sq ft of new office space, telecoms provider Pure Comms is firmly established as ‘one to watch’ in North Somerset and a company with significant growth potential.
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Pure Offices, Kestrel Court, Portishead

Kestrel Court is a premier business centre offering fully serviced offices in North Somerset. It is part of Pure Offices Ltd, a company founded in 2007 by Nick Smith with backing from Highcross Strategic advisors.
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Pure Offices, Weston-super-Mare

A premier business centre offering serviced offices in North Somerset. It is part of Pure Offices Ltd, a company founded in 2007 by Nick Smith with backing from Highcross Strategic advisors.
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Puxton Park

Set in 70 acres of parkland just off the M5 (Junction 21), Puxton Park offers a giant three story indoor play barn, pets village, falconry centre, outdoor animal pens and party rooms.
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Rapide System Supplies

Office paper, printer cartridges, general stationery, office furniture, printing and office machines. These six product areas are now the heart of the business.
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Regency Purchasing Group

Initially set up to supply kegged beer products to local bars and hotels, eight years ago the business expanded its range to cover Food, Drink, Utilities, Cleaning Products and much more. The resulting growth justified the change, with the business going from 30 members to over 1,000 today.
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Simulation Systems (SSL)

An independent, privately owned multi-award winning technology company, established in Yatton in 1979 and founded upon the ability to provide best-in-class hardware and software solutions, designed from first principles, to precisely meet clients' specifications and needs.
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Solarsense

The South West's leading renewable energy specialist, has been installing renewables technologies for nearly 20 years. From their carbon-neutral Technology Park in Backwell, Solarsense’s 40 strong team support the region’s businesses and homeowners to gain control of their energy costs and reduce their carbon footprints.
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Somerset Wood Recycling

A not for profit social enterprise, set up in 2007 by Tristan Tudor and Liz Roberts to re-use and recycle waste wood, as well as to support regeneration in Weston-super-Mare. We are part of a network of similar wood recycling projects across the UK, affiliated to the National Community Wood Recycling Project.
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Smurfit Kappa

One of the leading producers of paper-based packaging in the world with over 41,000 employees across 32 countries and a sales revenue of €7.3 billion in 2012.
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Thatchers

Cider was first produced at Thatchers Cider in Sandford, North Somerset, in 1904. Now employing over 100 people, this family led business has become an integral part of the regional business community, as an employer, a customer to many other regional suppliers, and as a producer of top quality Somerset ciders.
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The Ascot Group

The Ascot Group is a fast growing creative publishing and digital marketing business that was founded by entrepreneur Andrew Scott in 2004. Andrew is a business growth specialist, who has built, sold and acquired a number of companies across the UK.
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The Blue Room

The Blue Room arts and crafts gallery, which is run for the benefit of the community, was reopened in August 2013 by Sharon Brown with the help of a grant from the North Somerset High Street Innovation Fund. Sharon’s aim is to develop a sustainable business that benefits all of its stakeholders - the artists, the community, and other local businesses.
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The Bristol Port Comapny

The origins of shipping in the westcountry go back to Roman times and the area has been known for its shipping activities ever since. In more modern times, Royal Portbury Dock opened in 1977 when it was owned and operated by Bristol City Council. In 1991 The Bristol Port Company was created when the business was privatised.
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The Story

The Story are a small company with a big story to tell about great tasting local organic food. They farm 600 acres of land across the Chew Valley and Wrington Vale and have recently won a Gold award for the overall meat category with the Soil Association.
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Trethowan's Dairy

Gorwydd Caerphilly is an unpasteurised cow’s milk cheese made to a traditional farmhouse recipe. It is made by Todd and Maugan Trethowan and their team on Puxton Court Farm in Hewish, North Somerset.
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Turtle Tots

Turtle Tots Ltd was founded by Gaby Lixton and Caroline Sparks in 2011. Turtle Tots is an innovative and unique swimming programme, which begins during pregnancy, and continues once the baby is born.
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Viper Subsea

Started trading in July 2007 with three staff based in an old converted barn in Tickenham. By January 2009, they had moved to more modern, newly built offices in Portishead.  Five years later, they have moved to even larger offices, still in Portishead, and are employing around 40 members of staff.
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Yeates Removals, Storage & Shredding

An independent family firm that has a long history in removals and storage and has more recently added secure shredding to its services. Established in Clevedon in North Somerset at the beginning of the 20th century it’s the oldest family run removal business in the Bristol area.
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Yeo Valley

Yeo Valley Farms Production Ltd is an independent, family-owned farming and dairy business based in Blagdon, North Somerset.
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