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Official opening at Rainbow Way for Snazaroo

06 September 2021 : Council news, Business

The Chair of Somerset West and Taunton Council has joined the official opening of a new Snazaroo facility in Minehead.

Cllr Hazel Prior-Sankey joined the Mayor of Minehead Cllr Paul Bolton, and councillors from SWT for the opening ceremony attended by Dennis van Schie, CEO of Colart International who owns the Snazaroo brand and business.

The company which produces professional face paint kits and is one of the major employers in West Somerset, moved to its new home in March this year but celebrations were put on hold during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Cllr Prior-Sankey said: “I am delighted that we have been able to officially celebrate this positive move for a local company which will benefit the economy in West Somerset.”

Colart CEO, Dennis van Schie, added: “We continue to believe and invest in Snazaroo as one of our beautiful sustainable global businesses. Now with a best-in-class manufacturing facility, we continue to inspire even more face and body painters around the world.”

SWT delivered the two new light industrial units on the land off Seaward Way, now officially known as Rainbow Way. The other unit has been let to national company, Toolstation.

They are the first commercial project delivered by the Council in line with its corporate priority to encourage economic growth, attract inward investment, and ensure the provision of adequate and affordable employment land to meet different business needs.

The project benefitted from a grant from the Homes England Local Authority Accelerated Construction funding programme awarded towards the costs of infrastructure and specific types of construction that enable delivery of housing.

The common infrastructure works have paved the way for construction of the first council built homes in Minehead for over 30 years in line with the council’s housing and communities pledge to increase the number of affordable and social homes in our urban towns, rural and coastal communities.

The scheme of 50 houses and apartments for social rent is due to start this year, subject to full planning approval.

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