New City Old City

13 Nov 2017

How does Bath use development opportunities to create its future, without undermining the past?
What are the jobs that Bath needs to create to diversify employment opportunities for our people? Should we aim to create jobs that retain more of our local graduates?
How can we build on Bath’s many assets to attract more exciting, forward-thinking businesses to the city, and how do we create workplaces that people will thrive in?

 

Quick Wins & Little Things - Go Green Breakfast Workshop

1 Nov 2017

We all know there is more we can do to make our businesses more sustainable, resilient and environmentally friendly, but we don’t necessarily get the time to think about the ways we can quickly and easily make the changes – and sometimes we haven’t considered something at all!

Low Carbon South West is putting on a breakfast workshop to hear how water, light, systems, IT and resource can all be simply thought of and improved.

 

Fairtrade Event for Businesses in the West of England

1 Nov 2017

Fairtrade for Business

In a time of uncertainty for the future of international trade, Fairtrade will continue to provide certainty for producers and suppliers, particularly the smaller ones who often are marginalised from the global trading debate. Whilst buying Fairtrade products for your business supports those producers and helps make their future more secure, it can also help your business – no matter what size.  

Scale-up Businesses: Room to Grow?

23 Oct 2017

How can fast-growth businesses find space to grow in the West of England?
 

Bath and Bristol have recently been ranked highly as places to start a business; now an event at The Engine Shed will ask whether the West of England is also a great place to grow a business - and whether we have the office/workshop space needed to keep our economy growing.

Tackle skills gaps in your business

18 Sep 2017

Attract, train and retain the right people

Your people are key to productivity and business growth. Here in the West of England our low unemployment rate often means businesses struggle to find employees with the correct skills. This is where Skills West can help.

Skills advisers will help you to identify and tackle skills gaps in your business, and can connect you with local and national training providers to ensure you get the most relevant, quality training.

Pukka Herbs to move to Keynsham

12 Sep 2017

Chocolate Factory lettings gather speed

Agent Alder King (acting on behalf of St Monica Trust) has reported that 55,000 sq ft of employment space at the Chocolate Factory, Keynsham, has now been let.

One of the three former factory blocks being redeveloped by St Monica Trust, the Chocolate Factory will provide approximately 100,000 sq ft of office accommodation on completion in December 2017.  

Pukka Herbs have signed up to take 17,000 sq ft at the site in a relocation from their current site in South Bristol. 

Venturefest Conference - 17th Oct

11 Sep 2017

Smart Cities Thought Leadership Conference 

The wide-ranging Venturefest 2017 series, which this year has focused on the theme of Smart Cities, will come to a close with a thought leadership conference on Tuesday 17th October at Bristol's Watershed. 

Since February, a diverse set of events covering robotics, AI, communication networks and cyber security among other themes has created a conversation about the opportunities and barriers in creating truly "smart" cities. 

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