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Further £191m support package unveiled to help innovative businesses bounce back from COVID-19 impact

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, has today (Saturday 27June) launched a new fund to help cutting-edge companies of all sizes recover, grow, and drive a re-building economy. The £191 million fund will also support new green innovations, unleashing the sustainable industries of the future along the way. The COVID-19 Sustainable Innovation Fund  Continue Reading » ...

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Statement from Council Leader Cllr Toby Savage regarding Airbus

Please find below a statement from Leader of South Gloucestershire Council Cllr Toby Savage regarding the Airbus announcement. Council Leader, Cllr Toby Savage, said: “My thoughts go out to Airbus employees, the Filton base is located in South Gloucestershire and many of the staff live in the area so this will undoubtedly have an impact  Continue Reading » ...

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Access West Match Funded Employer Grants

The July grant round will be open until the 31st July 2020, after the closing date all of the grants will be assessed and the funding will be allocated. The Access WEST project is able to offer a maximum 50% match funded grants to businesses for measures intended to promote sustainable travel to and from  Continue Reading » ...

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Apply for the second round of Discretionary Small Business Support Grants

Small businesses in South Gloucestershire that were ineligible for the government’s Small Business Support Grant Fund or Retail, Hospitality & Leisure Business Support Grant Fund are encouraged to check their eligibility for funding as the second round of applications for Discretionary Small Business Support Grants opens. The Discretionary Small Business Support Grants Fund provides support  Continue Reading » ...

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UWE Bristol’s £1m Digital Innovation Fund to help SMEs in region

In response to Covid-19, the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has launched a Digital Innovation Fund to help small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to innovate during these turbulent times. The scheme, funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), offers £1m of grants to businesses based in the West of England.  Continue Reading » ...

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WECA Newsletter – 29 June 2020

West of England Careers Hub extended to help more people into work Regional Mayor Tim Bowles has announced that from September, every secondary school and college across the West of England will be part of the West of England Careers Hub. Led by the West of England Combined Authority, the Careers Hub works with schools  Continue Reading » ...

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Amazon Small Business Accelerator

The Amazon Small Business Accelerator will offer a package of free training and financial support, specifically tailored to helping start-ups and small businesses navigate and recover from the challenges of COVID-19. Run in partnership with the small business network, Enterprise Nation, the programme is open to all businesses, irrespective of whether they are growing on  Continue Reading » ...

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West of England Combined Authority Weekly Update

Week commencing: 21 June 2020  Extension of MetroWest More frequent trains to Gloucester, Yate and Westbury are a step closer as a change of scope to the MetroWest rail project was agreed at the West of England Combined Authority committee meeting on Friday 19 June. Phase one, of the MetroWest project which is currently under  Continue Reading » ...

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How to Build Back Greener: A Practical Guide to Strategic Sustainability

Tuesday 7th July 2020, 10.00-16:00, Online Zoom Call There is growing evidence that the enforced “pause” of the Covid-19 lockdown has allowed many people around the world to reflect and re-examine their values and lifestyle. Environmental, social and ethical impacts of businesses are likely to be far more important in customers buying decisions as the  Continue Reading » ...

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Chancellor urges nation to support their high streets

Rishi Sunak urges the nation to back their high street and shop safely. Chancellor visits retailers reopening their doors in Yorkshire to see measures being taken to keep staff and customers safe, the retail sector overall employs more people than any other sector, meaning high streets will be vital as the country recovers from the  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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