The inaugural Country Living Festival is coming to Bath next Spring, from 11 to 13 May 2018, bringing the country to the city. The Festival will feature three days of shopping, arts, music, food, drinks, entertainment, talks and workshops. It’s a wonderful opportunity to engage, inspire and entertain residents and visitors alike. At its heart will be a celebration of small rural businesses, talented crafts people, artisans and designers.
Export for Growth is holding two free workshops in Bath this January to help businesses take their first steps into selling overseas. Both workshops are a great learning opportunitiy for South West businesses that are new to exporting, with one on the subject of social media advertising and the second aimed at the artisan business community.
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?
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.
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.
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.
After discussing the changing landscape of Bath's creative and tech workspace, Creative Bath is meeting one year on to see what has changed and how businesses are rising to the challenges set by a competitive commercial property market.
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.