Sponsors & Partners

Somer Valley FM is very grateful for the support it gets from the sponsors and partners. The opportunities that we are able to offer through training and participation would not happen to the ambitious level that we achieve without their support.

If you would like to discuss sponsorship & partnership deals, please contact us on 01761 411755 or email Sales@SomerValleyFM.co.uk
Our media pack is available on our advertising page.


Big Local

Radstock & Westfield Big Local supports Employability Training for job seekers & young people who reside in Radstock & Westfield.
For specific training & skill development opportunities with residents in Radstock & Westfield please contact the station on 01761 411755, or Click Here to sign up.

Cognisant Research

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Cognisant Research is Somer Valley FM’s longest standing sponsor having supported the station from the start. Ian Nockolds, Director of Cognisant Research said, “We’re very proud to be associated with Somer Valley FM, a fantastic organisation that sits at the heart of our local community. As a market research company, we’ve been able to use our experience and resources to support the evolution of the station, but we’ve benefited too. The stability that Somer Valley FM’s supporters have brought has allowed the station to develop into one of the country’s most forward-thinking community broadcasters, exemplified by its leading role in the Community Media Association. Personally, I never cease to be impressed by the wonderfully talented and enthusiastic young people that the organisation engages. As an employer, their creativity and commitment has benefited Cognisant as much as it has benefited Somer Valley FM”.


Bath College

Educational Partner

Bath College is Somer Valley FM’s key partner in delivering apprenticeships & traineeships. Students from both City Centre & Somer Valley campuses develop radio skills that broaden their career options. We are currently recruiting for traineeships, to find out more click here

For a full list of courses which Bath College runs visit BathCollege.ac.uk




Station Sponsor & Educational Partner

Somervale School and Norton Hill School are proud to sponsor the local community radio station. The young people of Midsomer Norton are actively involved in the community radio station as presenters, technicians or just avid listeners and the schools are keen to support community projects which add to the local opportunities for young people in the local area.

The station’s link with education and the local community dimensions make Somer Valley FM an ideal partner. The school planned and delivered the original RSL license from which Somer Valley FM was born and have taken an active role in managing and supporting the station ever since.

Norton Hill School: www.nortonhillschool.com

Somervale School: www.somervaleschool.com

Midsomer Norton & Radstock Rotary Club

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Our local Rotary Club recognises the synergy with Somer Valley FM in caring for the well being of young people in our area. The club partners the radio station with the annual Talent Show for secondary schools of the area. In March 2014 the MSN & Radstock Rotary Club gave a generous cheque to Somer Valley FM in support of apprenticeship on the our Pathway To Employment scheme. We look forward to partnering the club at a talent show event planned for March 2017. To find out more about the club and their events Click Here 

Farleigh Further Education Services

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Somer Valley FM works closely with Farleigh College to provide training opportunities for students with Special Educational Needs. “For our students there are two main benefits, they gain technical skills as well as a better understanding of a professional environment and providing a service. This can be a real stepping stone for young people on the autistic spectrum in living independent lives.” – Allison Collier, Transitions Coordinator 2016.

Bath Studio School

Bath Studio School is one of Somer Valley FM’s key educational partners delivering 6 Traineeships per year. Trainees develop all the skills to make professional radio. “At The Bath Studio school every member of staff contributes to the development of our young people. Whatever their role, we expect all staff to support our learners, challenge them to excel and celebrate their achievements. Through our partnership with Somer Valley FM it will enable our students to get out to a professional broadcast environment and we look forward to their expertise helping us build our educational vision.” – Colin Cattanach, Principle 2016.

Ralph & Irma Sperring Trust

Sperring1-300x225Somer Valley FM are grateful for the support the Sperring Trust has given over the last 6 years. Their funding support has helped build our capacity to train young people and increase their employment options.