The government set up a discretionary fund to be administered by local authorities. This fund is to support some charities and small businesses previously outside the scope of the present business grant funds scheme set out by Government.
Bath and North East Council is hosting a webinar which takes place on Thursday 11th June 2020 at 5pm. This webinar will see council leader Dine Romero alongside a group of panellists who will provide an update and take your questions on Bath & North East Somerset Council's approach to the “Reopening our High Streets Safely”. We have availability for up to 100 attendees, allocation will be a first come first served basis.
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The last two parts of the Bath Quays bridge superstructure have arrived in Bath from Belgium – and residents will soon be invited to name the bridge in a new online competition.
The vehicles which arrived on the 19th May follow the delivery of the first two sections of the bridge last week and travelled via the same route on the Zeebrugge-Tilbury ferry, with police escort on arrival in Bath due to the width of the vehicles.
MoveGB flew the nest from the Innovation Centre in 2018 after being residential members for six years. During the pandemic they have been quick to adapt their subscription-based fitness platform to run completely online which in turn has kept their instructors and independent gyms with much needed revenue.
Nearly 2,000 grants totalling more than £26m for businesses that have been disrupted by Covid-19 have already been processed in Bath and North East Somerset but companies are being reminded that registrations are still open.
Businesses which need financial help from the Government due to coronavirus and haven’t registered already are urged to do so straight away by using an online form set up by Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Invest in Bath team.
Staff from the University of Bath’s Faculty of Engineering & Design have now made 28,000 pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) for hospitals, pharmacies, care homes and GPs in and around the city.
Inspecs Group plc, a Bath-based designer, manufacturer and distributor of eyewear frames to global retailers, is delighted to announce that it has won the Queen's Award for Enterprise: International Trade for Outstanding Short-Term Growth in overseas sales over the last three years. This is the second time the Company has won this award, which is an outstanding achievement for the South-West based business of 1,300 employees globally, of which 55 are based at the Bath headquarters.
During the disruption Covid-19 has caused within the business community Invest in Bath are proud to be witness of the resilience of businesses in the Bath & North East Somerset area. With businesses diversifying and helping the wider community is something everyone can be proud of.