Business Support

High Street Hub opens in Bath

14 Jun 2021

A temporary hub to support high street traders and local businesses to thrive as they recover from the effects of the pandemic opened in the centre of Bath on 14 June. The High Street Hub has been set up in a former empty shop, using primarily recycled and reclaimed furniture, in Cheap St by Bath & North East Somerset Council to provide quick access to council support for businesses.

Green Business Grants - Deadline Extended!

14 Jun 2021

Businesses across Bath and North East Somerset wanting to reduce their environmental impact and help meet the district-wide zero carbon target by cutting their carbon emissions, are being reminded that the deadline to apply for West of England Green Business Grants is fast approaching. The grant funding window has however been extended by a fortnight and now closes on Sunday 11 July..

Funded support to help you start and grow your business

14 Jun 2021

Cool Ventures are running workshops to support your business growth. A range of webinars and one-to-one business advice sessions are available covering key business topics such as marketing strategy, social media, websites, SEO, planning for growth, GDPR, HR and more. All residents and small businesses based in Bath & North East Somerset are eligible. Please visit our Universal Business Support page for more details.


Bath based community business offers free solar power installation

14 Jun 2021

Bath & West Community Energy (BWCE), a not-for-profit community enterprise, is running a morning webinar on 15th July to tell local businesses about their offer of free solar power installation.

This is a great opportunity for low cost and hassle free installation of renewable energy on your building. BWCE install the solar panels, own and maintain them and sell the electricity back to you at a guaranteed discount to your main energy supplier. In addition, surplus income from rooftop installations is invested in local community projects. It’s a win-win situation.

Starting in Business Webinar 17 November

19 Oct 2020

Running a business is both exciting & challenging. Join us for this webinar & let us help you to get started!

About this Event

This workshop helps aspiring entrepreneurs understand what it means to set up and run a business. Starting with enjoyable and interactive one hour session we will introduce you to the basic concepts of running a business and help you decide whether it is right for you

I Love Local

Staying safe and supporting local shopping streets is a message set to spread across Bath and North East Somerset. I Love Local has been devised by Bath & North East Somerset Council together with partners Visit Bath, Bath BID and Invest in Bath to support retail businesses and promote the message that it’s safe to go back to our high streets.

Stay Safe, Support Local

I Love Local

City & town centre support

Keeping our City & Town Centres safe:

Please read the new rules on what you can and cannot do on the GOV.UK website

We are here to support businesses in adapting to both the challenges and opportunities presented by the pandemic and are planning for economic renewal in Bath and North East Somerset for the coming weeks, months and years beyond 2021. 

This page is an overview of Government and council guidance to support your business. 


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