Funding boost for engineering and digital hubs

6 Apr 2018

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.

Support for Social Enterprises

4 Apr 2018

The School for Social Entrepreneurs is inviting applications for support to start up and scale social enterprises, charities, community projects and impact-led organisations.

The Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme is a free service which provides a structured learning programme, mentoring and grants to social entrepreneurs, with three levels of support available.

Network for Creative Enterprise

4 Apr 2018

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.

Bath 2nd best UK city for starting a business

20 Feb 2018

Bath has ranked very highly in a list of the top cities to launch a business in the United Kingdom, taking second place behind Aberdeen and sitting ahead of Birmingham, Bristol and Manchester.

The research by card payment provider Paymentsense used measures such as five-year start-up survival rates, self-employment rates and average gross weekly pay to compile the rankings.

Pinesgate sold for £26.5 million

20 Feb 2018

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.

Launch party at Spaces

8 Feb 2018

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.

Your comments needed on Bath Quays North

6 Feb 2018

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.

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