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Prepare your business for UK Transition

Are you ready for new rules for business with the EU? Urgent message from the Business Secretary. There is just over a month to go until the end of the transition period and there will be new rules to follow from 1 January 2021 onwards. These are challenging times, but the transition period is ending on  Continue Reading » ...

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How South Gloucestershire Council is preparing for UK Transition

Our lead Transition Officer is meeting regularly with key officers from all areas of the organisation to ensure we are taking the necessary steps to prepare locally for the end of the transition period. We are also working with our neighbouring local authorities and other external partners in the multi-agency civil contingencies forum (Avon and  Continue Reading » ...

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Additional Restrictions Grant

This is a local authority run scheme to support small businesses more broadly than the Local Restrictions Support Grant and have been severely impacted by the new restrictions. How to qualify for financial support If you are a South Gloucestershire business which was ‘open as usual’ on the 4 November 2020, has 49 or fewer employees* and  Continue Reading » ...

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Local Restrictions Support Grant for businesses closed from 5 November to 2 December 2020

New restrictions are in place across England, including the closure of certain businesses and venues, which started on Thursday 5 November and will run until Wednesday 2 December 2020. These include: all non-essential retail, including but not limited to, clothing and electronics stores, vehicle showrooms, travel agents, betting shops, auction houses, tailors, car washes, tobacco  Continue Reading » ...

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Thrive at Work West of England

Encouraging and supporting businesses to improve employees’ mental health and wellbeing The West of England Combined Authority has developed the Thrive at Work programme in collaboration with employers and partners to give small to medium enterprises (SMEs) like you the interactive tools and training resources needed to help you embed good mental health practice in your business  Continue Reading » ...

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Join a Be the Business Advisory Board

Challenge yourself as a leader, and gain board level experience. If you’re in a senior role within a corporate or successful SME, you’ll have experienced the challenges and ups of downs of leading a business. But are you ready to turn that experience into expertise and your success into support? If you are, we can  Continue Reading » ...

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Free Virtual Events with FSB

Join us for our virtual events, including networking, business surgeries and webinars, designed to help you find advice, support and guidance for your small business during the COVID-19 pandemic. The events are free and open to all small businesses and the self-employed across the UK. To search for virtual events, please click here. ...

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South Gloucestershire businesses receive funding for active and sustainable travel initiatives

Businesses in South Gloucestershire received over £18,500 worth of match-funded grants to provide and promote sustainable and active travel solutions for their employees during South Gloucestershire Council’s latest round of ‘Active Travel Grants’. The grants were awarded as part of the Travel-West initiative, which promotes active and sustainable travel and were launched at the beginning  Continue Reading » ...

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Virtual networking event: How do we persuade people to be greener

Thursday 19 November 2020 | 08:30 – 10:00 Join the Sustainable Technologies Business Acceleration Hub and a panel of experts for their breakfast networking event. Following on from our September networking event where we discussed measuring sustainability this event aims to pick up on discussions held around behavioural change and why people make the choices  Continue Reading » ...

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Research consortium calls for further cross-sector collaboration and coordinated strategic investment

Research consortium calls for further cross-sector collaboration and coordinated strategic investment to accelerate confidence in connected and Autonomous Vehicle technology and deployment The Capri Project research findings are showcased in a the virtual museum but recommends further cross-sector collaboration and coordinated strategic investment to build public, market and regulatory support for Connected and Autonomous vehicles  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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