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Migrant Entrepreneurship

Exploring the importance of language & culture, 2pm – 3.30pm, Tuesday 29th June on Zoom. Over the past ten years one of the largest flows of refugees has been from Arabic speaking countries such as Syria, Yemen, Sudan and Iraq as people flee war and persecution. Many bring with them significant skills, experience, networks and  Continue Reading » ...

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Peer Networks: programme for SME leaders

Peer Networks is a peer-to-peer networking programme for SME leaders that want to grow and develop their organisation for future success. ​ Delivered locally by the West of England Combined Authority and partners, Peer Networks aims to create groups so that business colleagues can work together to find solutions to common business issues. The sessions will take place  Continue Reading » ...

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Green Business Grants – Last Call 25 June

West of England Green Business Grants support SMEs to improve their energy efficiency of their buildings and business operations. This helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions and can save businesses money on energy bills. There is a total pot of £1.7m. We have already invested over £200,000 in local businesses. In our first round of grants,  Continue Reading » ...

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Business West Local Business Survey Q2 2021

Our Q2 2021 Local Business Survey is now open: your opportunity tell us the key issues facing your business. Business West run the survey as part of the British Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Economic Survey – the largest independent business survey in the UK. The results are collated across the country and inform decision makers  Continue Reading » ...

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Free digital support for SMEs

As part of the West of England Combined Authority’s Workforce for the Future Programme, UWE Bristol has launched ‘Digital Skills: Workforce for the Future’, offering free support to SMEs looking to improve business productivity and sustainability by enhancing the digital skills and capabilities of their workforce. Working with the Combined Authority’s Growth Hub, the University  Continue Reading » ...

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Business restart grants – eligibility criteria

The restart grant is for businesses who were trading and on the ratings list on 1 April 2021. It’s aim is to support businesses that offer an in person service (for example, serving a customer in a shop). To be eligible, your main service or activity must take place in the premises that you are  Continue Reading » ...

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Deb Lewis MBA Scholarships

The School of Management at the University of Bath has a number of local MBA scholarships available for entry in October 2021. These cover tuition fees for the Executive and Full-Time MBA. Applicants must meet all the criteria for the relevant MBA programme and must have lived in the Western Gateway for at least the last three years.  Continue Reading » ...

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Covid-19 local business grants

There are a number of grants available to support local businesses impacted by Covid-19 (coronavirus). No more money will be paid from grant 2 or grant 3. Business restart grants are now available. GOV.UK has information on business support packages. For more information on any of the grants available, please click on the link below: Covid-19  Continue Reading » ...

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UK Micro Business Awards

The UK Micro Business Awards is the leading celebration of the UK’s small businesses. Appreciate the nation’s best sole traders, micro businesses & small companies as well as the services providers & advisers that support them. Despite the enormous number of Micro Businesses, this vital sector does not get the recognition it deserves. Our mission  Continue Reading » ...

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Recovery support for the creative sector

Creative Business Grants The Creative Business grants will give creative businesses the funds and guidance you need to review business plans and explore new opportunities in response to the challenges presented by Covid-19. The business grants fund creative projects that support recovery and resilience, employ freelance creatives, engage local communities and advance diversity and inclusion.  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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