Flying start for North Somerset firms

Angela Hicks

Angela Hicks

North Somerset firms got off to a flying start in 2013, says a business support organisation.

According to the North Somerset Enterprise Agency (NSEA) 13 new businesses have been launched in the area.

This mirrors the number of businesses launched in the first month of 2012.

An event management company, an online sports retailer, an antiques business, a window cleaning business and a juice bar were amongst the firms starting up.

It was also another good month for job creation in the region.

Start-ups and enterprises working with North Somerset Enterprise Agency created 16 new jobs.

Angela Hicks, who is the Agency’s Chief Executive comments:“Recent national statistics have suggested that start-up businesses are on the increase.

“That’s great news because small businesses have a key role to play, helping to drive the economy at both national and local level.

“Ensuring that sound support and advice is available to those new enterprises is crucial to giving them the best chance of survival in their all-important first 12 months and then their first three years.

“Fortunately here in North Somerset we’ve got tried and tested local support in place and we’re delighted to see that businesses are using our resources to put strong business foundations in place.”