Business Support

Innovation Loans for game-changing ideas

26 Apr 2018

UK business can apply for innovation loans worth up to £1m to fund late-stage projects with strong commercial prospects.

Britain’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, is using this open competition to invest up to £10m into game-changing projects from small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
 

Call for disruptive ideas and concepts.

Successful projects will have a clear route to commercialisation and economic growth for the business and the UK economy.

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.

Take your first steps into exporting

7 Dec 2017

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.
 

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