Bridgwater Gateway – “Event sponsor”

The £150m development of Bridgwater Gateway at Junction 24 of the M5 is set to be one of the largest Grade A business parks to be built in the region.  It is a step forward for the Bridgwater area in combining office and industrial space with hotel and local facilities in a landscaped environment of over 100 acres.

 Over the next few years, Bridgwater Gateway is predicted to create hundreds of new jobs making a positive impact on the local and regional economy. Bridgwater Gateway is happy to sponsor the “Sedgemoor Business Excellence Awards” 2019 .




‘Mantech Safety Systems’ Limited is a privately owned, independent company providing all -inclusive provision for safe-working at height and industry related access solutions across the UK. With over 25 years in the industry, we take pride in our reputation for building strong client relationships. Our services include: design, manufacture, installation, testing and training to ensure our clients receive complete provision for safe-guarding resolution; extensive product knowledge and application experience enables us to deliver bespoke access systems of exceptional quality specific to application to satisfy operational, legislative and best practice requirements.

‘Mantech Safety Systems’ are delighted to be able to announce their sponsorship of the ‘Growth Business Award’ at the prestigious Sedgemoor Business Awards to be held in March 2019. We look forward to presenting the awards to a local company who have demonstrated growth and quality over the past year.

Holiday Inn Express – ‘New Business of the Year’ Award Sponsor

A new modern hotel situated in the beautiful rural surroundings of Somerset.

The Holiday Inn Express® Bridgwater hotel is located just moments from the M5 motorway at Junction 24 and 15 minutes from EDF Hinckley Point Power Station. The hotel provides excellent transport links with Bristol Airport (BRS) just 30 miles away and Bridgwater Railway Station is 3 miles away.

There's lots of on-site parking and breakfast is complimentary for all guests. In addition to the excellent food on offer in the Great Room of the hotel, there is a vast choice of restaurants nearby.

The hotel makes a convenient business venue, with 2 well-equipped conference rooms and free Wi-Fi. Audio visual equipment and catering options are also available for meetings and events.

The hotel makes the perfect base to explore the local areas and the many attractions including; Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole and Wells Cathedral. The popular destinations of Minehead, Burnham-on-Sea and Weston-Super-Mare are all just a short drive away and are definitely worth a visit. Taunton and Somerset County Cricket Club is also located close to the hotel.

Whether exploring the area or stopping off on your way to Devon and Cornwall, this hotel offers everything you could need.

MEH JV – ” Large Business Award Sponsor”

The MEH Joint Venture, formed in September 2018, comprises Altrad, joint venture Balfour Beatty Bailey, Cavendish Nuclear and Doosan Babcock. It represents an innovative new partnership between Hinkley Point C and all Tier One MEH (Mechanical, Electrical and HVAC) and support service contractors working on the Hinkley Point C (HPC) project, the UK’s first new nuclear power station in twenty years.

 At the request of EDF Energy, the MEH Joint Venture will be responsible for providing a Project Management Office role across the HPC project; managing the scheduling and sequencing of all Mechanical, Electrical & HVAC (MEH JV) activities on site, refining and harmonising the systems, processes, procedures, data and reporting, to optimise works and enable to delivery of a consolidated and aligned package of MEH works.

 The MEH Joint Venture brings a wealth of knowledge in delivering safe nuclear design, decommissioning, modification, maintenance and construction, collectively operating across 13 nuclear licensed sites in the UK and offering 65 years of experience supported by a 20,000 strong workforce.

 Significant projects in its portfolio include the design and build, electrical, controls and instrumentation services, maintenance and enabling works at Sellafield; the electrical, mechanical and instruction works across URENCO and the delivery of industrial services including specialist access, thermal insulation, specialist coatings, environmental services, and storage tank repair and replacement in support of EDF Energy’s UK Nuclear fleet.

Cetsat – Best Employer Award

CETSAT is an IT Managed Services Provider based in Yeovil, Somerset with offices in Bridgwater, Somerset and London. Founded in 2001 CETSAT began offering IT Support to a broad local client base. After continued success and expansion of our client portfolio, CETSAT opened a second office in the capitol to service our growing number of London-based Clients. In 2010 CETSAT diversified its service offering in the acquisition of a software development company. In more recent years we have established a base in Bridgwater as our involvement with projects at Hinkley Point increased.

Our services include network architecture, technology delivery and project management, 24/7 managed IT services, bespoke application development and an extensive range of cyber security capabilities to minimise risk.

We broadly break our services into 3 categories; Performance, Productivity, and Protection


Performance within an organisation is achieved through having a technology platform which is built professionally and operates optimally when you need it and should issues arise, these are identified proactively and systems returned efficiently to a working state.

  • IT Architecture – we design your IT environment

  • IT Procurement – we make sure you get the best deal and manage the kit through its lifecycle making sure subscriptions and warranties are kept up to date.

  • IT Projects – we manage the upgrade or implementation of your IT

  • IT Services – we support you and your IT, both proactively and reactively with our IT Helpdesk


CETSAT’s ability to improve the productivity of your organisation is extensive, we can assist in the building of standards and processes for operation, developing bespoke websites and applications, or by promoting your internet presence to make you more visible to both existing and potential customers.

  • Bespoke Application Development – Just for you and fit-for-purpose

  • Cloud Services – leverage the always on, always available benefits of the cloud

  • Website Design – Sites that look good and are secure and managed

  • Reporting Solutions – translating business needs into technical and back again

  • Social Media and Web Optimisation – Improve the effectiveness of your web presence

  • Enterprise Architecture – Gap Analysis of business processes against requirements with technology as an enabler


CETSAT has a mature and robust approach to Cyber Security. Our experience is derived from working within the defence and enterprise sectors and our aim is to reduce risks from the unauthorised exploitation of systems, networks and technologies.

  • Cyber Essentials – Get certified

  • Endpoint Security – Anti-Malware and Antivirus solutions

  • Firewalls and Edge Security – Protect your IT network

  • Cyber Threat Analytics – understand where the threats are

  • Encryption – Put your data under lock and key

  • Backups and Disaster Recovery – Arguably the most important thing you can do

  • Email Security Solutions – Reducing spam is now a by-product of implementing this layer of protection

  • Cyber Security Consultancy – We can advise you on how, where, and why you should protect your IT


Clarke Willmott LLP – Main Sponsor

Clarke Willmott LLP is a national firm of solicitors providing a broad spectrum of legal services for businesses and individuals. Our team of lawyers and solicitors are based in seven offices across the country – Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, London, Manchester, Southampton & Taunton.

We are a client-led law firm; a strategic resolve which has earned us a strong reputation.

Working closely with our clients to provide legal advice and tailored solutions for their particular situation is paramount. We invest time and energy into developing strong client relationships in order to add real value and achieve positive results.

GRAVITY – Innovative Business Award

Salamanca Group announces new vision for the former Royal Ordnance Factory, Bridgwater

Announced at the Sedgemoor Business Conference, Salamanca Group will deliver an immersive, intelligent and sustainable innovation campus focused on clean growth.

With the project now being named as “Gravity” It is delighted to be able to sponsor the “Innovative Business Award” at the Sedgemoor Business Excellence Awards to be held on the 21st March 2019.


Midas Construction – Customer Service Excellence Award


The Midas group is delighted to announce that they will be sponsoring the


at the Sedgemoor Business Excellence Awards run by the Bridgwater Chamber for 2019


Midas Group is one of the largest independent construction and property services companies in the UK, with a turnover of £250m and over 400 staff.  Growth has been driven over the years by strong leadership and ambitious and innovative management teams who have taken the business into new sectors and geographic locations by focusing on customer needs and service delivery. The Midas vision is to be widely acclaimed for industry leading performance and customer service.

Maxwells – People’s Choice ( Community Engagement) Award

Maxwells was established in 1968 and is firmly routed in its Bridgwater and district community. Our Philosophy is to provide professional expertise in order to proactively identify opportunities and provide solutions. We are focused on service and provide jargon-free support and advice. We are different to other accountants, we work much more closely with our clients than traditional accountants and are selective in the clients that we act for. We want to get to know our clients businesses inside out, enabling us to easily identify problems and spot opportunities. We want to help improve profits and encourage growth. Our mission is to always add value, for more information and for details on how you can contact us, visit www.maxwellsaccountants.co.uk


Brandon Hire – The Young Employee of the Year

Brandon Hire Station is the largest national provider of tools & equipment:

Brandon Hire Station is part of Vp plc, who are a long established group which has evolved over a 60 year trading history.

The group comprises of main operating divisions which offer the rental and sale of specialist equipment and associated services to a diverse range of end markets, including; construction, civil engineering, rail, water, oil and gas, outdoor events and house building.

Brandon Hire Station is one of the six operating companies of Vp plc founded in 1954, the other Group comprises are: UK Forks, Groundforce, Airpac Bukom Oilfield Services, Torrent Trackside and TPA. These businesses offer the rental and sale of specialist products and associated services to a diverse range of end markets, including construction, civil engineering, rail, water, oil and gas, outdoor events and house building. In addition Brandon Hire Station offer specialist products and services through ESS Safeforce the market leaders in confined space and survey, who supply equipment and confined space training and MEP who offer press-fitting, electro fusion and low level access equipment.


Here at Brandon Hire we are delighted to sponsor “The Young Employee of the year Award” at the 2019 Sedgemoor Business Awards on the 21st of March 2019.


Sedgemoor District Council – Small Business Award & Event Sponsors

Sedgemoor District Council has a reputation for getting things done and seizing opportunities. Making the most of its excellent transport links and building on the proud industrial past of its Bridgwater base, the district has been quick to establish itself as a hub for logistics and distribution, low carbon energy, food and drink and manufacturing. In the last ten years, Sedgemoor has become a regional centre for rural business and livestock auctions; for Avon and Somerset Police and for Morrisons distribution. It has also seen the construction of a swimming pool, a theatre and a hospital as well as a national training college for EDF Energy and a factory for Mulberry. All this development endorses the Council’s commitment to growth and willingness to accommodate enterprises that will contribute to its desire to address the economic challenges that face its rate payers.

Milsted Langdon – Event Sponsor & Family Business of the Year Sponsor

Milsted Langdon is one of the South West’s leading independent accountancy practices. Over the last 30 years the firm has grown to approximately 230 employees, spread over five offices in Bath, Bristol, London, Taunton and Yeovil, where clients benefit from clear, specialist advice. Milsted Langdon is a well-respected and award-winning firm with numerous accolades, most recently being announced winner of the International Project of the Year 2018 at the MGI Worldwide awards.

Our services include:

  • Audit

  • Accounting software and services

  • Business intelligence

  • Business taxation

  • Cloud accounting

  • Corporate finance

  • Financial services for individuals and businesses

  • Forensic accounting

  • Insolvency and restructuring

  • International trade advice

  • Making Tax Digital

  • Payroll and workplace pensions

  • Property tax

  • Research and development (R&D) claims

  • Tax planning

  • VAT consultancy

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Bridgwater Town Council – Independent Trader / Retailer (Bridgwater) Award Sponsor

Working for the people of Bridgwater with the best interests of the Town at heart.

Visit us at   www.bridgwatertowncouncil.gov.uk   For the Town Guide click, call in & collect or download from the T G App.


Bridgwater & Taunton College – Event Sponsor

Bridgwater & Taunton College is an exceptionally successful provider of education. Offering a range of qualifications across three campuses - Taunton, Bridgwater and Cannington – the curriculum combines real-world experience with academic rigour, spring-boarding students to Red Brick universities, prestigious companies and exciting careers.

The belief that everyone has the ability to achieve sits at the heart of the College’s ethos, and shapes the teaching and learning, It is the guiding principle that drives staff and students to be the best they can be, by challenging them to achieve more every day and preparing students for whichever path they choose.  This approach is called the Bridgwater & Taunton College Advantage and is embedded across the College - from sports, performance and honours academies through to tutorials.


The College prides itself on excellent practices which directly benefit students. For example, at the Cannington Campus, the College Farm – which supplies milk to Tesco - was rated in the top 5% of farms within the Tesco Sustainable Dairy Group, and the new National College for Nuclear has recently opened in order to train a skilled and relevant, technical workforce for this growing industry.


The College was recently awarded a TEF Silver Award, demonstrating that our higher education centre - the University Centre Somerset - delivers high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for its students and consistently exceeds rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education. In 2016 the College was named TES FE College of the Year, but its proudest achievement in recent years is the award of a highly prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education.

Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce -‘Charity of the Year’ Award Sponsor

The Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce is a bright and vibrant organisation ready for the 21st century. Businesses work with each other and are kept in touch with what’s happening locally. The Chamber meets at least four times a year. These meetings focus on subjects that are relevant to what you do and are a perfect opportunity to meet people just like you.

Extra meetings can be organised when important issues arise that require a coordinated response. These help the business community tell local and national government organisations what it thinks.

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