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Business support grants discretionary fund

The Discretionary Business Support Grants can provide financial aid to some small and micro businesses towards ongoing fixed costs if they can demonstrate a significant drop in income as a result of the coronavirus pandemic restriction measures. We are opening up the opportunity to apply for this grant for a third time, with a particular  Continue Reading » ...

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Funding for pioneering Bristol firms to continue to innovate in the time of coronavirus

Businesses based at UWE Bristol’s Future Space science and tech hub are celebrating securing more than £2m in funding – most of it targeted at helping them continue to innovate through the coronavirus crisis. Some £1.3m of the money has come from Innovate UK, the government’s innovation agency, over the past three months and is  Continue Reading » ...

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PopUp Business School: 5 ways to start a business with no money

PopUp Business School have launched a podcast called the “Rebel Entrepreneur’, which covers all the topics taught at the PopUp Business School. Episode 2, “5 ways to start a business with no money”, debunks the myth that it takes money to make money. You can build a business without debt and the PopUp Business School  Continue Reading » ...

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Mixed picture on the post-lockdown bounce back

Studies by business organisations suggest that SME confidence is rising but many firms still plan to make redundancies. There are encouraging signs of a bounce back as the proportion of UK small businesses predicting growth has almost doubled in just three months – from 14% to 27% – according to the latest quarterly tracking study  Continue Reading » ...

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Aerospace Bristol to ‘return to flight’ on 1st August

The family visitor attraction, which offers the chance to step aboard the last Concorde ever to fly, is certified as ‘Good to go’ by Visit Britain, with new Covid-19 safety measures in place Aerospace Bristol has announced that it will reopen its doors to visitors from Saturday 1st August, with tickets available to book now  Continue Reading » ...

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The Sustainable Innovation Fund: SBRI phase 1

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £10 million, including VAT, to help UK businesses and the public sector recover from COVID-19 in a sustainable manner. Competition opens: Monday 29 June 2020 Competition closes: Wednesday 5 August 2020 11:00am Innovate UK will fund organisations to develop and demonstrate new products or services. Your solution must  Continue Reading » ...

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£400M of funding unveiled for aerospace sector

The UK’s aerospace sector is to benefit from £400m of funding to help projects get off the ground and support the sector’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, the UK Government has announced. Government grants totalling £200m, through the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) programme, will be matched by industry to create the total investment of £400m.  Continue Reading » ...

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Flagship project will harness Bristol’s innovation to help firms create cleaner, greener products

A £10m innovation project to help Bristol businesses make products that are lighter, more fuel efficient and have less waste and so reduce carbon emissions has been officially launched. The Digital Engineering Technology & Innovation (DETI) initiative will play an important role in driving innovation and digitally enabled recovery following the coronavirus outbreak by undertaking  Continue Reading » ...

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Update for Workplaces and Businesses

This is a reminder that coronavirus still circulates in our communities, and it’s important we all follow government guidance such as social distancing and washing our hands frequently. Anyone who is identified as a close contact of any positive case will be contacted by the NHS Test and Trace service and advised to self-isolate for  Continue Reading » ...

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New organisation proposed to support the tourism and leisure sector

The tourism and leisure sector has been one of the hardest hit by COVID-19.  Across the Bath and Bristol area this sector employs 45,000 people (8% of the workforce) and contributes almost £2.5 billion to the economy. In response to this unprecedented crisis, the boards of Destination Bristol and Visit Bath are proposing a new  Continue Reading » ...

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Locate to Emersons Green

Locate to Emersons Green

An excellent new enterprise area that provides the environment, space, flexibility and support for science, research and innovation businesses to locate, flourish, grow.

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Locate to Filton

Locate to Filton

A world-class area rich in aerospace technology, manufacturing and engineering. Thanks to unlocked development land, invest in your business on a reputation of excellence.

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Locate to Avonmouth Severnside

Locate to Avonmouth Severnside

With a strategic location and immense development area, Avonmouth Severnside is a prime location for businesses thinking big and operating nationally or internationally.

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