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Free online retrofit training

Gain skills to create low-carbon homes with Futureproof Essentials Limited places available in Bristol, B&NES and South Gloucestershire for contractors, trades, builders merchants, architects – and anyone in a construction role! More of your customers are seeking skilled people to make their homes energy efficient, comfortable and sustainable.  Are you ready?  To get you started,  Continue Reading » ...

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Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Strategy Pop-Up Meetings

The overall transport vision for South Gloucestershire is to prioritise sustainable transport options.  As such, we are committed to reducing car use overall across the district in favour of active travel and public transport options.  However, when trips need to be made by private vehicle, we want that to be made by electric vehicles. To  Continue Reading » ...

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STEPupforSevern – Politicians and Industry Leaders convene at Westminster to support Severn Edge Fusion

With a decision expected in the coming weeks, MPs, Local Leaders and businesses have gathered in Westminster to lobby the government about why the Western Gateway’s Severn Edge bid is the best possible option for the UK’s first prototype fusion plant. Severn Edge combines land and facilities at two decommissioned power stations (Oldbury & Berkeley)  Continue Reading » ...

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Funded business support available to businesses in South Gloucestershire

South Gloucestershire Council is working with Cool Ventures to provide opportunities to learn new skills that could help develop your business. Cool Ventures – a business consultancy based in South Gloucestershire – is running a number of fully funded webinars which cover marketing strategy, social media, Google Ads, SEO and planning for growth. These webinars  Continue Reading » ...

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Green Business Grants – Extended until 30th June 2022

West of England Green Business Grants support SMEs to improve the energy efficiency of buildings and business operations. This helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions and can save businesses money on utility bills. Green Business Grants are now open for applications. Book a free Carbon Survey to kickstart your application. We have awarded over 70 grants to help  Continue Reading » ...

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Cost of living support

The cost of living is rising. The government has announced additional support measures including a £150 council tax rebate and energy bill discount for the majority of households and a cost of living support payment for those on certain benefits or tax credits. For the full details visit GOV.UK help with the cost of living. We are also here  Continue Reading » ...

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Free training to improve your staff’s mental health

Do you have the skills and confidence to support your employees with their mental health? Mental health is the most common cause of long-term absence. 35 per cent of line managers reported a wish for basic training in common mental health conditions. Stress, depression or anxiety were responsible for 54 per cent of all working  Continue Reading » ...

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Good Employment Charter: Skills and Employability Event

This online event, hosted by Visit West and the West of England Good Employment Charter, will give businesses an overview of work that is currently being done to improve employment standards in the West of England as well as addressing the skills shortage & recruitment challenges that the Tourism & Hospitality sectors are facing right  Continue Reading » ...

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Bee Bold Business Awards

Celebrating action to support pollinators West of England Metro Mayor Dan Norris launched the region’s first Bee Bold Business Awards to celebrate businesses that taking action to support bees and pollinators. We are working together to increase the number of bees and pollinators in the region, tackle the ecological crisis and make the West of  Continue Reading » ...

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Innovation Funding Service

Innovate UK Smart Grants: April 2022 UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25 million for game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy. This funding is from Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation. Competition opens: Monday 25 April 2022 Competition closes: Wednesday 27 July 2022  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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