Cleveland Bridge, which carries the A36 through Bath, is in need of extensive refurbishment. Surveys have identified that structural components of the bridge are life expired and in need of maintenance, repair or replacement. Due to the extensive nature of the refurbishment and the cost of these works, the council is seeking to secure financial assistance from the Government through the Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund.
Creative Scale Up is a new programme designed to support creative businesses in the West of England to grow and access finance. This is a £1.3 million Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) funded pilot programme which will explore how best to support businesses in the creative industries sector to grow whilst encouraging investment into the sector.
There is a new category in Bath & North East Somerset Council's Community Awards this year: Green Business Leader of the Year. This Award will recognise a business who have shown leadership in helping to respond to the climate emergency, contribute to reduced carbon emissions across Bath and North East Somerset in order for the area to be carbon neutral by 2030 or supporting their customers to lead lower carbon lives.
Mature man with enterprise, but don't know how to start your own business? Silver Fox Entrepreneurs peer group is for you.
The average age of entrepreneurs at the time they founded their companies is 42, and the number of self-employed people aged 65 and over has more than doubled in the past five years. But starting a business is risky and lonely.