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Business Support Resources

These pages contain all the information you need around the support services on offer to existing businesses, new investors to the area and start-ups in South Gloucestershire. Click here to download the Library Information Service PDF.

The council is working in partnership to provide workshops to businesses based in South Gloucestershire looking for support, or for new/prospective start-ups. For more information and to book your place on these free events, click on the relevant links below. Alternatively, contact the workshop providers for more information.

For a comprehensive list of Government business support interventions, please click on the Government Support link to the left of this page. Click here to calculate your business rates.

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South Gloucestershire Council, in partnership with local business training providers, will be scheduling forthcoming workshops at Bristol & Bath Science Park (Emerson Green), Bizspace (Bradley Stoke) & Station Road Works (Kingswood), from April 2019 onward (Times & Dates to be confirmed):

Social Media | Entrepreneurial Wellbeing | Human Resource | Blogging For Business  

Digital Marketing | Inspirational Speaking | Telemarketing | Retail

Further workshops on start ups, business planning, leadership and management, website design plus more, are being planned.

Business management workshops delivered by Business Doctors | FT

Leadership & Management – how to get more from your business, 27th June 2018, 9:30am-12:30pm @ BBSP

Leadership & Management – how to get more from your business, 5th February 2019, 9:30am-12:30pm @BBSP

Email: paulneck@businessdoctors.co.uk for more details


Elevate your sales workshops delivered by Elevate your Business | FT

Develop your elevate pitch and networking skills, 15th June 2018, 09:30-12:30 @ BBSP

Develop your elevate pitch and networking skills, 7th September 2018, 09:30-12:30 @ BBSP

Email: Lou@elevateyourbusiness.co.uk for more details


Introduction to social media for business owners delivered by Socialable 

Facebook: the fundamentals – 18 December 2018, 09:30-12:30 @ BBSP

Introduction to social media workshop, 18 January 2019, 09:30-12:30 @ BBSP

Introduction to social media, 25 February 2019, 09:30 – 12:30 @ BBSP

Facebook: the fundamentals, 26 March 2019, 09:30 – 12:30 @ BBSP

Introduction to social media, 29th April 09:30-12:30 @ BBSP

Twitter for Business, 21st May 2019, 09:30-12:30 @BBSP

LinkedIn for Business, 19th June 2019, 09:30-12:30 @ BBSP

Introduction to social media, 11th July 2019, 09:30 – 12:30 @ BBSP

Twitter for Business, 13th September 2019, 09:30-12:30 @ BBSP

LinkedIn for Business, 14th October 2019, 09:30-12:30 @ BBSP

Introduction to social media, 10th November 2019, 09:30-12:30 @ BBSP

Twitter for Business, 22nd January 2020, 09:30-12:30 @ BBSP

LinkedIn for Business, 13th February 2020, 09:30-12:30 @ BBSP

Introduction to social media, 20th March 2020, 09:30-12:30 @ BBSP

Email: esther@socialable.media for more details


Discover your bounce workshops | FT

The Four Pillars of Success and Wellbeing for modern entrepreneur, 21st May, 10:00-12:00 @ BBSP

The Four Pillars of Success and Wellbeing for modern entrepreneur, 13th September, 10:00-12:00 @ BBSP

Engage Level One Mind and Vision, 18th October 2018, 10:00-12:00 @ BBSP

Engage Level One Body and Spirit, 9th November 2018, 10:00-12:00 @ BBSP

The Four Elements of Success and Wellbeing for the modern entrepreneur, 31 Jan 2019, 10:00 – 12:00 @ BBSP

Engage Level One Mind and Vision, 21st February 2019, 10:00-12:00 @ BBSP

Engage Level One Body and Spirit, 21st March 2019, 10-12:00 @ BBSP

Engage Level One Mind and Vision, 23rd April 2019, 10:00-12:00 @ BBSP

Engage Level One Body and Spirit, 23rd May 2019, 10:00-12:00 @ BBSP

Email: nicky@discoveryourbounce.com for more details


Women’s business networking event delivered by Red Door Coaching & Training | FT

Email: linda@reddoorcoachingandtraining.co.uk or tracy@reddoorcoachingandtraining.co.uk for more details


Conquer The Telephone Monster | FT

Conquer the telephone monster, 12th December 2018, 13:30-15:30 @ BBSP

Conquer the telephone monster, 15th May 2019, 13:30-15:30 @ BBSP

Conquer the telephone monster, 10th July 2019, 13:30-15:30 @ BBSP

Conquer the telephone monster, 4th September 2019, 13:30-15:30 @ BBSP

Conquer the telephone monster, 27th November 2019, 13:30-15:30 @ BBSP

Conquer the telephone monster, 22nd January 2020, 13:30-15:30 @ BBSP

Conquer the telephone monster, 4th March 2020, 13:30-15:30 @ BBSP

Email: Orion@abbot-davies.com for more details


CEC Marketing  | FT

Email Marketing Strategy, 24th January 2019, 9.30-12.30 @ BBSP

Email: Christine@cecmarketing.co.uk for more details


HR Services Bristol | FT

Good Employment Practise 1, 22nd January 2019, 10.00-12.00 @ BBSP

Good Employment Practise 2, 5th February 2019, 10.00-12.00 @ BBSP

Good Employment Practise 3, 19th February 2019, 10.00-12.00 @ BBSP

Email: tracey@hrservicesbristol.co.uk for more details


Blogging for Business

Blogging for Business, 28th March 2019, 09:30-12:30 @ BBSP

Email: amy@amymorse.co.uk for more details


Talking Anxiety

Forging People, Speaking Academy, 24th May, 10:00-14:00 @ BBSP

Talking Anxiety, 7th June, 12:00-14:00 @ BBSP

Email: nick@nickelston.com for more details


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