Local Industrial Strategy - Have your say

28 Feb 2019

The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) has been working on the Local Industrial Strategy for the West of England LEP area.

The aims of the West of England Local Industrial Strategy is to set out clear priorities to drive long-term growth in the regional economy; draw on the distinctive strengths of the people and places across the West of England to deliver growth that is inclusive and clean.

Free business essentials workshop: 26 Feb

21 Feb 2019

Thinking of starting a business and want some free support to help make it a success?

This one-day workshop is a must for those individuals who are close to, or who have recently started their business. This forms part of our Starting in Business programme and is a follow on from our 3 hour Starting in Business workshop.

This is a practical workshop which will provide you with the essential tools and information you need to set up and run your new business.

During the day, Cool Ventures will explore key topics such as:

Export Forum comes to Bath

12 Feb 2019

The South West welcomes the Export Forum Breakfasts in February and March as the perfect environment to prepare your local businesses for the EU Exit and ensure that they are in the best position to take advantage of future international sales opportunities.

Business rate cuts for 800 Bath and North East Somerset retailers

8 Feb 2019

Up to 800 retailers across Bath and North East Somerset are being invited to apply for a discretionary discount to their business rate bills which could see them cut by a third.

The Government announced in its Autumn Budget that over the next two financial years, 2019/20 and 2020/21, retail premises with a rateable value of £51,000 or less could be awarded a discount of up to one third of their bill.

Researching overseas markets

4 Feb 2019

Market research is fundamental to helping businesses understand how to do business in overseas markets, and avoid costly mistakes. This workshop will help business owners understand the benefits of market research, and how it informs strategic decision making. From prioritising the right country, through to undertaking a research field trip, all aspects of a comprehensive research programme are covered. 

Book for free here.

Trustees wanted by Bath Artists' Studios

4 Feb 2019

Would you like to play a role in the future of Bath Artists’ Studios, the city’s largest and most ambitious community of artists and designers?  This vibrant and innovative Educational Charity is seeking to appoint new Trustees with experience in property, law and human resources to contribute their expertise to the organisation at this critical juncture in its life and history.