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Aerospace Bristol achieves Arts Council accreditation

Following an extremely challenging period that has seen the museum and charity seek urgent support to continue operating through the Covid-19 pandemic – including successful applications to all three rounds of the Culture Recovery Fund, receiving a total of £1.1 million – Aerospace Bristol has received another major boost in the form of Arts Council  Continue Reading » ...

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How to make engineering for everyone

The Engineering workforce in the UK is made up of only 12% Women and 7% of people from BAME backgrounds – so no wonder the sector is experiencing an employee shortfall! Engineering Industries are missing out on over half of the population, as well as, the vast range of experiences and perspectives that a diverse  Continue Reading » ...

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Business grants for the hospitality and leisure sectors

More funding will be available for hospitality and leisure businesses and sick pay support for small businesses (less than 250 employees) affected by absences due to Covid-19. This was announced by the government on 22 December 2021. The Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant scheme provides support to hospitality, leisure and accommodation businesses, in recognition that the  Continue Reading » ...

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Rates relief for child nurseries, the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors

The government has announced further business rates relief for the retail, hospitality and leisure sector and childcare nurseries. There will be 100% relief to the end of June followed by a two thirds reduction to the end of the financial year. This will be capped at £2m per business for properties which were required to  Continue Reading » ...

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Funded business support available to businesses in South Gloucestershire

South Gloucestershire Council is working with Cool Ventures to provide opportunities to learn new skills that could help develop your business. Cool Ventures – a business consultancy based in South Gloucestershire – is running a number of fully funded webinars which cover marketing strategy, social media, Google Ads, SEO and planning for growth. These webinars  Continue Reading » ...

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Grants for Apprenticeships

In March 2021 the government announced they were increasing the incentives that businesses can receive for taking on a new apprentice. Businesses are currently being offered up to £4000 for taking on a new apprentice. You will be able to apply for apprentices with a start date between 1st October 2021 and 31st January 2022  Continue Reading » ...

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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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Jet Zero: Hydrogen & Skills,

Wednesday 26th January 10.00am – 12.30pm, Online Hydrogen is becoming a leading method for decarbonising air travel. But how will the sector – and your business – be affected? On Wednesday 26 January we’re hosting a Jet Zero Hydrogen and Skills event in partnership with WEAF, and speakers including ATI’s FlyZero team, Airbus, Easyjet and  Continue Reading » ...

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Workforce for the future – Up to 2 years fully funded support

Get up to 2 years fully funded support from our expert partners to help you achieve your business goals Workforce for the Future – Growth Hub (westofengland-ca.gov.uk). Our Workforce for the Future programme will give you a strategy that identifies the challenges and motivations of a changing workforce, and the skills needed to drive business, growth and your future  Continue Reading » ...

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Apprenticeship Opportunities in the West of England

There are 67 new apprenticeship opportunities available in the West of England, with 13 here in South Gloucestershire. To download the latest vacancies please visit the Western Training Provider Network.   ...

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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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