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Creative Sector Growth Programme

Applications close on Monday 26th July at 12:00pm: Following on from the inaugural Creative Scale Up pilot programme funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport we are pleased to see the launch of the Creative Sector Growth Programme. The programme will offer creative SMEs and freelancers in the West of England access  Continue Reading » ...

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Businesses surveyed on work patterns to help plan future of travel

Businesses across Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset are being asked for their views on the changing work patterns of their employees to help gauge future transport needs in the region. The West of England Combined Authority has commissioned independent research into how employers plan to use their workplaces as  Continue Reading » ...

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Knowledge Transfer Partnerships: what they are and how to apply

You can improve your business’ competitiveness and productivity through funded partnerships with academics and researchers. The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme helps businesses in the UK to innovate and grow. It does this by linking them with an academic or research organisation and a graduate. A KTP enables a business to bring in new skills and the  Continue Reading » ...

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The West of England’s first Jobs and Skills Summit takes place 5th – 9th July

This week 5th to 9th July, the West of England Combined Authority’s first Jobs and Skills Summit is running including free online events for residents on apprenticeships, wellbeing and careers support. For more information and the schedule of events, please click here. ...

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Green Business Grants – Application window extended to 11th July

Green Business Grants – application window extended to 11 July The West of England Combined Authority has extended the application window for Green Business Grants until 11 July. Grants of up to £15,000 are available to small & medium sized enterprises in the West of England to pay for 50-80% of eligible costs, depending on business’ size,  Continue Reading » ...

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Deb Lewis MBA Scholarships

The School of Management at the University of Bath has a number of local MBA scholarships available for entry in October 2021. These cover tuition fees for the Executive and Full-Time MBA. Applicants must meet all the criteria for the relevant MBA programme and must have lived in the Western Gateway for at least the last three years.  Continue Reading » ...

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Workforce for the future

Workforce for the Future Get support from the West of England Combined Authority’s expert partners to ensure your business can identify ongoing skills needs, unlock opportunities, drive change and invest in your current and future workforce. Workforce for the Future is a free service that gives you tailored, in-depth support to help your business plan and adapt both now and for  Continue Reading » ...

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Visit West: Future of Flight

Bristol Airport to be the UK’s first net zero airport On Friday 25 June 2021, a number of business, aviation and aerospace industry leaders from across the region attended a Future of Flight, Business Breakfast. The event was hosted at Bristol Airport and attended by Leader South Gloucestershire Council, Toby Savage; Bristol Mayor, Marvin Rees;  Continue Reading » ...

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Quarterly Economic Survey Q2 2021 – Results

Business West run the Quarterly Economic Survey as an accredited member of the British Chamber of Commerce. 429 businesses completed the Q2 2021 survey giving Business West unparalleled insight into the trends and experience of business health for our region. The results of the survey present an optimistic economic outlook for the first time since  Continue Reading » ...

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SGC: Covid-19 Local Business Grants

Businesses in the non-essential retail, hospitality, leisure, personal care and accommodation sectors have until the end of June to apply for their Restart grant – a one-off cash grant of up to £18,000. More information click the link below: Covid-19 local business grants | BETA – South Gloucestershire Council (southglos.gov.uk) ...

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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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