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It’s been a Start-Up Summer

Holiday months see flurry of North Somerset business start-ups

Whilst much of the UK was enjoying a break from work or school during the traditional holiday months of July and August, North Somerset saw a flurry of new business start-ups and jobs being created.

Our latest figures show that in the last two months we have assisted twenty-four new businesses to start-up, an increase from nineteen in the same period last year.

The range of new businesses continue to be varied and include a cleaning business, coaching and marketing enterprises, a horticulture company, a sweet and gift shop and furniture and reclamation business.

In that same two month period, the start-up and small businesses working with us have created an impressive 44 new jobs. Which is fantastic news for the economy in North Somerset.

Research into companies who set-up this time last year reveal that of the nineteen businesses launched last July and August with North Somerset Enterprise Agency’s help at least fifteen are still successfully trading after their first twelve months in business.  And of the twenty companies who set up in the same period in 2009, 13 are still trading after surviving the critical first three years – the period when many new businesses fail. We wish them continued success.

Angela Hicks, Chief Executive of North Somerset Enterprise Agency says the figures are good news. “Despite – and in some cases because of – the recession, local people are still spotting and taking opportunities to start their own business.

“Fortunately by taking advice, they are also giving themselves the best chance of survival, growth and creation of employment, which bodes well for the local economy going forward.

“We welcome anyone thinking of starting a business in North Somerset, to  talk to our experienced, knowledgeable and locally-based team of advisors for sound – and free – advice.”

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