Residents of Bath are fortunate to be surrounded by beautiful green spaces. From the 7 hills which frame the city, to parks and gardens nestled among the world famous Georgian urban landscape; there are many ways to make the most of the fresh air on foot or by bike.
Businesses finding it difficult to raise funding from traditional lenders can apply to the Fredericks Foundation for up to £10,000 for start-up businesses and up to £20,000 for established firms with a financial track record of at least 3 years.
The fund is open to sole traders, partnerships and limited companies who have unsuccessfully made attempts to raise finance from a bank or other mainstream lender. Applicants can get support during the application process and, if successful, can receive business mentoring.
Businesses based in the Bath and North East Somerset area benefit from the large talent pool provided by Bath's two universities, but graduates often lack experience in the workplace, which can make them much less employable. SMEs can struggle to bridge the gap; training employees takes times and money that many businesses don't really have. So why should you hire an intern?
The Get Up to Speed programme aims to help businesses and communities in Bath and North East Somerset understand how to make the most of improving broadband speeds.
Business groups and communities can contact the programme to arrange a free presentation or workshop to cover a range of topics from digital marketing trends and social media, to cloud computing and the benefits of CRM systems.
For those looking for outdoor activities, the Skyline Walk offers breath-taking views over the whole of Bath, while keen gardeners can get involved in guerilla gardening with Transition Bath or work with some of the other community groups including Alice Park Community Garden and Bath Organic Group.