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Apply for a funded IP audit

Small and medium-sized businesses can get up to £8,000 of help to develop and protect their intellectual property with a new scheme launched today, 18th October 2021. The Intellectual Property (IP) for Growth programme connects small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) with expert support to protect their trade secrets and stop their ideas from being  Continue Reading » ...

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Launching the UK’s newest innovation network – UMBRELLA

We invite you to come and join us on Monday, October  18th 2021 at the University of West of England Enterprise Park 1 and experience the launch of the UMBRELLA network . A UK and global first, UMBRELLA is an open, programmable, universal, smart city and industrial internet of things testbed. Promoting research, innovation, and  Continue Reading » ...

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South Gloucestershire Festival of Business & Innovation

Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th October 2021 at Bristol & Bath Science Park. The South Gloucestershire Business Show is a festival of business & innovation. Our model embraces a wide range of topical issues each year and we will offer our audience more choice than they can fulfil. From our live business exhibition, through to  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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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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Dedicated hotline and online service launched for UK exporters

British businesses exporting to Europe will now be able to access one-to-one advice via a new phone and online service launched today. Following extensive engagement with businesses, the Department for International Trade (DIT) is making it easier for exporters and those considering exporting to access the information they need to export to the rest of Europe. From  Continue Reading » ...

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Construction skills programme

A new scheme funded by the Combined Authority will improve skills in the construction industry. Applications have now opened for an 18-month programme where local people will gain new skills in modern building methods. Participants will benefit from: opportunities to learn new skills and techniques, developing commercial relationships with MMC providers working in the region  Continue Reading » ...

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Providing opportunities for all with a more diverse workforce

A new support programme, designed to break down barriers and help more disabled people into work is being launched across the West of England. 100 businesses will receive tailored, targeted disability inclusion training to help them create a more diverse workforce. The project, which is part of the Workforce for the Future programme, is being  Continue Reading » ...

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Creative Sector Support Programme returns

Applications are now open for the Creative Sector Growth Programme. Creative businesses can apply for the programme which offers a grant, mentoring, one to one development, peer support, workshops and more. The five month programme is delivered by Watershed and expert partners. To take part in the programme, businesses must fit the below: Demonstrate ambition  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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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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