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South Gloucestershire Economic Briefing

South Gloucestershire Council’s Economic Briefing is now available. Key Figures include: – 81.1% of the working age population are in employment – higher than the national rate of 75.4%. – The official unemployment rate is 3.0% – considerably lower than the national rate of 4.1%. – The median annual earnings for residents working full-time is  Continue Reading » ...

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Out of town deals outstrip city centre in Bristol office market

Latest industry analysis from global real estate advisor Colliers International has revealed a sharp contrast between Bristol’s city centre and out of town office markets. While overall take-up remained strong, totalling 154,000 sq ft, the out of town market was the major contributor to Q1 figures. James Preece, National Offices Director at Colliers International in  Continue Reading » ...

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Balance: Startup Wellness / Health Tech Startups

Thursday 23 May | 18:00 | The Engine Shed, Station Approach, Bristol, BS1 6QH Startups Magazine, in collaboration with One HealthTech Bristol, invites you to an evening of talks and workshops designed to raise awareness and create a network of support for founder wellbeing, while shining a light on healthtech startups setting out to heal  Continue Reading » ...

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Introduction to Enterprise

4th, 5th and 6th June, 10am-2pm, Poole Court, Poole Court Drive, Yate, South Gloucestershire, BS37 5PP Introduction to Enterprise: Covers the fundamentals of setting up your business by helping you understand how to test the market, think of who your customers are, and where to sell. By the end of these sessions you will have  Continue Reading » ...

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Ground-breaking driverless car project showcases vision for a connected transport future

The multi-organisational team behind the £5.5 million FLOURISH connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) project is today celebrating the completion of three years of collaborative research and development with the launch of its latest findings. These findings focus on data and connectivity and consider how data can be leveraged to optimise the functionality of the road  Continue Reading » ...

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Degree Apprenticeships SME funding event

Wednesday 15 May | 15:00 – 17:00 | University Enterprise Zone, UWE Bristol Frenchay Campus, BS16 1QY This event provides an opportunity to hear first-hand accounts from existing businesses who have apprentices at UWE Bristol, and how to make it work. We will be highlighting upcoming degree apprenticeships and further opportunities for your business to train  Continue Reading » ...

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New £7 million state-of-the-art science labs open

New and enhanced science laboratories at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have been officially opened following a £7 million redevelopment project. Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane Harrington formally opened the state-of-the-art labs in the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences at an event for staff and students held yesterday (8th May). Known  Continue Reading » ...

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Overseas investors continue to eye Bristol and the West of England despite Brexit uncertainty

Despite the ongoing concerns about the impact of Brexit on the economy, there is positive news about future investment in the South West. That was the message given by Dr. Walter Boettcher, head of research and forecasting at Colliers International, at a presentation in Bristol. Dr. Boettcher suggested that there was still a significant amount  Continue Reading » ...

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Positive start to the year as new out-of-town rent set at Aztec West

Above average transactional activity in the first quarter of 2019 has seen Aztec West dominate Bristol’s commercial out-of-town property market, according to Avison Young’s Big Nine report, published this week. The 40,760 sq ft acquisition by St James Place Partnership at 2610 Aztec West was the biggest deal transacted this quarter in Bristol and was  Continue Reading » ...

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Almondsbury Business Centre 95% let after attracting two new occupiers

Real estate investor the Skelton Group has been rewarded for its ongoing investment in Almondsbury Business Centre with two new lettings, bringing the South Gloucestershire business park to 95% occupancy. Almondsbury Business Centre, a self-contained complex of nine modern office buildings in landscaped grounds, has been undergoing phased refurbishment of the office space and common  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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