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Skills training fund for businesses in the West of England

Small and medium sized businesses in the West of England, are urged to take advantage of a £2.29m skills training fund to upskill their workforce. Businesses can access the funded training through the Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) programme to upskill; current employees, employees on furlough returning to work, or new recruits that need  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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Business Climate Leaders toolkit

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has produced a toolkit for small and medium sized businesses to support the Business Climate Leaders campaign. The Business Climate Leaders campaign is the latest phase of the government’s UK-wide Together For Our Planet campaign, which is encouraging everyone, including small businesses, to cut carbon emissions  Continue Reading » ...

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Zero Carbon Tour with the Carbon Battle Bus

Join Plant Mark as it kicks off the next leg of the #ZeroCarbonTour in the West of England, sharing the net zero message with the business community. Friday September 10th – 12.00pm – 3.00pm The #ZeroCarbonTour is headed to Bristol as it makes its way through the UK to COP26 in Glasgow in November, sharing the  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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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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West of England Metro Mayor to formally open new £7m learning centre

Based in Stoke Gifford, SGS College’s new education centre has sustainability and learner wellbeing at the heart of its design. It will be used by learners aged 16 – 19 for a range of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Media courses. SGS Group Chief Executive, Kevin Hamblin comments “I am delighted that the West of  Continue Reading » ...

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South Gloucestershire Council: Update for Businesses

The latest edition of our regular Covid-19 update for business owners in South Gloucestershire is now available. We hope you are enjoying the summer and that your business is seeing the benefits of a steady return to normality.  Case numbers have fallen, since reaching the highest rate they have ever been during the pandemic earlier  Continue Reading » ...

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Digital Skills Investment Programme – Market Engagement event

Thursday 19 August, 2pm via Zoom. The West of England Combined Authority is looking for consortia of partners to come forward, including skills providers of different types, employers and other stakeholders, to deliver innovative training solutions where employers report digital skills shortages which will address regional digital skills needs at a baseline/lower level and medium/higher  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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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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