Key Sectors

Serving the city of Wells and the towns of Frome, Glastonbury, Shepton Mallet and Street, the Mendip area lies just to the south west of the larger Cities of Bath and Bristol.

The District has some strong sectors including the Creative Industries, Food & Drink and Tourism.

Mendip has a highly entrepreneurial community, with world class, international businesses including:

  • Clarks Shoes
  • Duo Boots
  • Greencore Group
  • Barbers Cheese
  • Schneider Electric

Smaller artisan producers and manufacturers include:

  • Chocolate on Chocolate
  • Mendip Moments
  • Wild Beer
  • Westcombe Dairy

A diverse retail offer ranges from:

  • Clarks Village in Street - major outlet shopping destination
  • Kilver Court, Shepton Mallet - designer fashion and pop-ups
  • St Catherine's Hill, Frome - vintage and artisan

World famous tourism attractions are also a favourite draw for both domestic and international visitors:

  • Wells Cathedral and Bishops Palace
  • Glastonbury Abbey and Tor
  • Wookey Hole