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Discounts & Promotions Businesses and organisations within the South Gloucestershire district are welcome to offer promotions/discounts to council staff that follow our criteria and advertise on the staff offers intranet page. South Gloucestershire Council will endorse genuine offers from external organisations and businesses available to council employees. If the council is approached by an external organisation who wishes to provide a staff offer/discount they must adhere to the criteria listed here.

Business Rates Business rates are usually payable by the occupiers of commercial properties including shops, offices, warehouses and factories. All non-domestic properties have a rateable value unless specifically exempt from rates. | 01454867700 | | If you wish to appeal against your rateable value please contact the Valuation Office Agency in Bristol | 03000501501

Building Control We provide a customer focussed service to ensure building works comply with national standards. We will work with your design team to deliver a quality safe building that ensures the health and safety of its occupants. We are also able to provide additional services such as fire risk assessments, access audits as required by the Equalities Act and energy audits. Phone or email us for a competitive quote. | 01454868004 |

Creative Design We offer a wide range of high quality, creative, graphic design work at very competitive prices. We are a small friendly team with many years experience of using the latest professional software to meet your individual business needs. | 01454863422

Learning Difficulties Employment Support The employment support service helps those with learning difficulties find and stay in a job. The service works with individuals, their carers and employers to provide complete support. This service is for all South Gloucestershire residents with learning difficulties aged over 18 and also for businesses within South Gloucestershire giving guidance and support. | 01454 866802/864331 |

Emergency Planning Unit We work closely with council departments, the emergency services, voluntary organisations, private industry and other specialists to respond to any emergency situation. Businesses can received guidance on emergency planning, business continuity and community resilience. | 01454868009 |

Environmental Protection South Gloucestershire Council’s Environmental Protection Service offers information and advice and provides services on nuisance (including noise, dust, smoke and light), pollution control, contaminated land, and air quality. | 01454868001 |

Pest Control e offer a full range of commercial and domestic pest control services at competitive prices. All our work is carried out by qualified officers who have been CRB checked and undergo continuous professional training. We put the customer at the heart of our service and place the highest priority on safety. For more information please visit the Council website or call 01454868001

Fairtrade South Gloucestershire became a fairtrade county in 2009, and this status was successfully renewed in 2015. The fairtrade steering group exists to encourage and support fairtrade activity in the county, please do not hesitate to contact to get your business involved in fairtrade in South Gloucestershire.

Food and Health Food and Health Whether you’re a manufacturer, café or restaurant owner, farmer or butcher, as a food business operator you are required by law to ensure that your business is producing and selling safe goods. The Food Safety Team can help you with detailed advice to get you started and to make sure you get it right first time. Contact the Food Safety Team. | 01454868001 |

Health and Safety The management of health and safety should be a straightforward part of managing a business. It involves practical steps that protect people from harm and ensures the future success of your business. You need to take the right precautions to reduce the risks of workplace dangers and provide a safe working environment. We offer a training course for managers of local businesses who have a responsibility for health and safety. Places can be booked using the contact details below.| 01454868001 |

Workforce Development Services Employers need to be sure their workforce has the right knowledge and skills to provide high quality services. We provide training programmes, e-learning resources and advice & guidance on learning and development to a wide range of local organisations. Our services include training on leadership and management, health & safety, personal effectiveness, equality & diversity, customer care, and safeguarding. We can tailor programmes to meet the specific needs of customers | | 01454868963

Ask The Library Service South Gloucestershire Library Service offers a telephone and email enquiry service providing a wide range of business information and data on business listings. | 01454866900 |

Licensing Certain activities and types of businesses are required to be licensed by the local authority or other bodies. You should contact the council if you are unsure whether or not your business requires a licence. | 01454868001 |

South Gloucestershire Climate Emergency In July 2019 South Gloucestershire Council declared a Climate Emergency pledging to provide the leadership to enable South Gloucestershire to become carbon neutral by 2030. Contact us to find out about our plans to respond to the Climate Emergency. | 01454 862224 | or for more information

Planning Constructing a new building or changing the use of an existing site or property usually requires planning permission. Planning permission may also be required if a building requires structural alterations or the installation of new plant or machinery outside of the building. In addition the council encourages pre-application discussions for all scale of development. | 01454868004 |

Procurement and Contracts Detailed information and guidance on selling to the council and on how the council buys goods and services can be found on the council’s website. This covers all aspects of the procurement process including guidance on submitting tenders |

StreetCare The StreetCare team provides a range of commercial services including Highways, Grounds Maintenance, Cleansing Services and Street Lighting, Winter Maintenance and HandyVan. The team works for a range of local businesses, developers, schools and parish councils whilst the HandyVan and MOT service is available to the general public | 01454863910 |

Sustainable Transport Concerned about your carbon footprint? Want a healthier
workforce? We can help! We can provide businesses with a range of support including workplace road shows and personal travel planning to encourage your staff to travel to and from work more actively or sustainably. For more information please contact us.
We also use the Travelwest website to provide information



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