Business News


21 Mar 2020

We recognise the challenges faced by business during this period and this is the latest information about the support that is available, 

The Government announced a new Expanded Retail Discount scheme for retail, leisure and hospitality premises in response to COVID-19. Under the scheme, eligible premises will receive a discount of up to 100% on their bill for 2020/21.

For information on eligibility please visit Invest in Bath’s Information on Retail Discount pages.

Updated Coronavirus (Covid-19) Information for Businesses

20 Mar 2020

The Chancellor has set out a package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support public services, people and businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19. 

The following is the current key information, for more detailed information please visit our Covid-19 Businesses Support Page:


New Studio Co-Working Space Opens

17 Mar 2020

New Studio Co-Working Space at Palace Yard Mews is Open

The Studio at Palace Yard Mews is Bath Spa University’s city centre home for innovation, research, and enterprise.

The Studio provides a space for local micro-businesses & Bath Spa University residents to work on projects and ideas which focus on creativity and technology. It is also a venue to share learning through regular workshops, events and activities which are open to the wider community.

Bath Startup Harnesses the Power of Poo

4 Mar 2020

University of Bath graduate and founder of The Biofactory is embarking on an £850k project to bring to life his vision for improved sanitation facilities in low income, high density communities in Africa.

Eoin Sharkey, MEng alumnus, has designed an all-in-one, off-grid toilet and waste processing system that utilises biodigestion to convert human waste into cooking fuel and soil conditioner.  

Shut that door, and save energy

14 Feb 2020

Shops and businesses in Keynsham, Bath, Midsomer Norton and Radstock are being asked to shut that door as part of a new drive to save energy and help them cut fuel bills.

Bath and North East Somerset Council and Bath BID are supporting the campaign to get shops, restaurants and cafés, to keep their doors closed during the working day.

WECA employers survey on careers advice

14 Feb 2020

The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) is looking to understand employers' views on the availability, quality and impact of Careers Education, Advice and Guidance services for both young people and adults. Effective careers guidance is an essential part of an integrated employment, skills and education system and ensures local residents can be connected and responsive to the local labour market. WECA currently delivers support services for adults through Future Bright and for young people through the careers hub.

Innovate UK is looking for innovative SMEs

27 Jan 2020

Innovate UK is looking for innovative SMEs in Mobility, Sustainability or Housing to collaborate with UK Local Authorities.

About this Event

Innovate UK is looking for innovative SMEs in Mobility, Sustainability or Housing to start conversations with UK Local Authorities about the part innovative tech can play in addressing these challenges. These events will take place across 5 cities in the UK, namely - Bristol, Nottingham, Exeter, Cardiff and Derry. 


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