The University of Bath is to establish two new ‘business acceleration hubs’ for advanced engineering and digital innovation SMEs in the region.
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 100 digitally innovative businesses and 130 advanced engineering businesses over the next three years.
The Carbon Trust Green Business Fund is an energy efficiency support service for small and medium-sized companies in England, Wales and Scotland. It provides direct funded support through energy assessments, training workshops, equipment procurement support and up to £5,000 capital contribution towards your energy saving equipment purchase.
Entrepreneurs from creative and cultural backgrounds in Bath & North East Somerset can now apply to be a part of a new West of England network to help set up and grow successful businesses.
The Network for Creative Enterprise enables a group of creative organisations to offer tailored events, workshops and mentoring for individuals and small enterprises to make a sustainable living from their ideas. The network includes The Guild in Bath and a number of other creative organisations across the West of England.
Europa Capital and Ediston Real Estate have sold two 1980s office buildings in Bath to Watkins Jones Group for £26.5million.
The 2.26 acre Pinesgate site is located along the Lower Bristol Road and currently comprises two detached buildings; Pinesgate East and Pinesgate West. Both properties are currently let to insurance provider Redde until 2025. The investment comes with the opportunity to obtain vacant possession to redevelop the site.
As the city’s newest shared workspace centre, Spaces Bath are celebrating their opening with an event for the local business community on 22 February. Based at Northgate House opposite the Guildhall, the centre houses a large, open-plan co-working area along with meeting rooms available to hire and over 70 private offices.
In conjunction with the four Further Education Colleges of the West of England and the Western Training Provider Network, Business West is holding an Apprenticeship Conference on Friday 9 February at SGS College.
Businesses are invited to join the organisers in Filton, Bristol to:
Last month an outline planning application was submitted to Bath & North East Somerset Council for the development of Bath Quays North, following public consultation towards the end of last year. The Bath Quays North application is an important step forward in the Council’s economic strategy to create jobs and opportunities for local people.