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?
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.
Enterprise Nation are running a free workshop in Bath this November to help new and existing businesses build an online presence. The two hour workshop is called Go and Grow Online, and will help new and existing businesses learn how to build a website, excel on social media and know your SEO from your PPC. Attendees will also have the opportunity to network with other aspiring online businesses.
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.
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.
After the huge success of VR World Congress 2016 and the Southwest VR conference, Opposable VR have organised VRWC2017, an unmissable 3 day, 2000 capacity occasion showcasing the top of the VR industry. Jam packed with world-class speakers, conferences and panels, exhibitors and enthusiasts, the event itself is headline sponsored by global tech giant AMD for the second year in a row.
Bath Business Expo is returning this year after last year’s sold-out event attracted 102 exhibitors. This year’s Expo is set to attract more than 500 visitors, making it a perfect networking opportunity for businesses and job-hunters alike.
When and Where?
The Expo will be held at the beautiful Bath Assembly Rooms, on Thursday 16th March 2017 from 10am - 3pm.