Business Support

Green Business Grants - deadline approaches

21 Oct 2019

Time is running out for small and medium-sized businesses to apply for a Green Business Grant from the West of England Combined Authority (WECA).

The £1m fund from WECA aims to help businesses improve their energy efficiency – reducing their energy bills and protecting them from future energy price rises. The deadline to apply for a Green Business Grant is Friday 1 November 2019.

Green Business Grants are open to eligible applicants across Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

Free Customer Service Workshop

8 May 2019

As part of Future Bright, Cool Ventures will be running a free Customer Service Experience Workshop in June. This workshop is for employees working within retail, care, tourism and hospitality in the Bath and North East Somerset area.

You can send up to 2 employees from your organisation who will be encouraged to come back to the workplace to share the ideas and learning with their colleagues and create a customer service action plan to improve the experience you are giving to your customers.

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The University of Bath has been awarded £1.5 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to deliver start-up, scale-up, open innovation and investment support to grow innovative businesses in the West of England. We at Invest in Bath have contributed funding to the programme as a project partner.

Start and Grow Your Social Enterprise!

15 Apr 2019

Are you a woman with an early stage business idea that could make the world a better place?

Perhaps it’s a tech idea and you’re wondering who to work with to get it off the ground?

The free upcoming immersive two day Social Enterprise and Innovation Programme (SEIP) could be just what you need to get your idea moving!

Join the organisers on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th May at the SETsquared Innovation Centre, Bath.

Prepare your business for EU Exit

19 Mar 2019

The UK is set to leave the EU imminently. Leaving the EU means your business may need to prepare for change.

Delivering a deal negotiated with the EU remains the government’s top priority. With an implementation period until December 2020, this would give businesses stability, certainty and time to prepare for our new relationship after EU Exit.

However, the government must plan for every possible outcome including no deal. Without a deal, businesses may need to take action before 29 March 2019.


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