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Download our West of England Business Support Guide

We’re helping businesses to find the support they need now to adapt and prepare for the future.  The West of England Combined Authority is committed to enabling regional businesses to thrive and drive sustainable growth. We’re here to give you the support your business needs to flourish. The business support programmes and vast network of  Continue Reading » ...

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Business and technical support for the West of England food and drink sector

Foodie entrepreneurs from Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire, who are setting up and running a food and drink business, are set to benefit from extra support. The Food WorksSW is teaming up with the West of England Combined Authority, led by Metro Mayor Dan Norris, to launch the Food Enterprise  Continue Reading » ...

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Funded business support available to businesses in South Gloucestershire

Summer could be a great time to learn new business skills that could help develop your business and reach new customers. Our partner, business consultancy Cool Ventures, are running a number of fully funded webinars which cover marketing strategy, social media, Google Ads, SEO and planning for growth. These webinars are free for all South  Continue Reading » ...

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Innovate UK Smart Grants: Applications close on the 25th August 2021

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. Innovate UK is investing up to £25 million in the best game-changing and commercially viable innovative  Continue Reading » ...

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UK-Australia Space Bridge Project Call – responses due by 30th August

In February 2021, UK and Australia signed a Space Bridge Framework arrangement aimed at enhancing cooperation in the space industry. SmartSat CRC, the UK Science and Innovation Network and Satellite Applications Catapult are seeking proposals for research projects that align to the mutual benefits of the UK and Australia and create collaboration through the Space Bridge.  Continue Reading » ...

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Business Innovation Fund helps bring great ideas to life

SME funding and support to meet innovation ambitions and bring new products, processes and services to market – the application window is now open until 7th September 2021. The Business Innovation Fund supports businesses from a wide range of sectors to help develop innovative projects and products that not only fulfil market demand, but also  Continue Reading » ...

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New FREE* Courses coming September 2021

The Community Learning and Skills service are pleased to bring you our updated list of courses starting September 2021.  Please note that all courses will take place online during periods of lockdown, so please contact us on 01454 864613 or email community.learning@southglos.gov.uk  to check if your course is affected.  You can also find regular updates on our Facebook page. More  Continue Reading » ...

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Local apprenticeship funding support scheme launched to help small businesses grow

Small businesses across the West of England are growing their teams through apprenticeships, thanks to a free impartial expert advice service and a share to support scheme, which covers the costs of apprentice’s training. With over 600 apprenticeship standards now available across a range of sectors, businesses are using the support scheme and the government’s  Continue Reading » ...

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Export Academy South West

What is the Export Academy? The Export Academy from the Department for International Trade is a series of events that will help you grow your business by showing you how to sell to new customers around the world. Taking part is free, and you’ll learn directly from experts in international trade who are on hand to provide  Continue Reading » ...

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The largest employer in South Gloucestershire celebrates 25 years

The Ministry of Defence celebrates 25 years at Abbey Wood: “Abbey Wood is the largest employer in South Gloucestershire and is a valued asset to our district, bringing thousands of high-skilled jobs and contributing to our vibrant local economy. “We are proud of the many years of history that the MOD has here in South  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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