20 MARCH UPDATE: ADDITIONAL COVID-19 SUPPORT MEASURES ANNOUNCED BY GOVERNMENT

21 Mar 2020

We recognise the challenges faced by business during this period and this is the latest information about the support that is available, 

The Government announced a new Expanded Retail Discount scheme for retail, leisure and hospitality premises in response to COVID-19. Under the scheme, eligible premises will receive a discount of up to 100% on their bill for 2020/21.

For information on eligibility please visit Invest in Bath’s Information on Retail Discount pages.

Updated Coronavirus (Covid-19) Information for Businesses

20 Mar 2020

The Chancellor has set out a package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support public services, people and businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19. 

The following is the current key information, for more detailed information please visit our Covid-19 Businesses Support Page:

 

New Studio Co-Working Space Opens

17 Mar 2020

New Studio Co-Working Space at Palace Yard Mews is Open

The Studio at Palace Yard Mews is Bath Spa University’s city centre home for innovation, research, and enterprise.

The Studio provides a space for local micro-businesses & Bath Spa University residents to work on projects and ideas which focus on creativity and technology. It is also a venue to share learning through regular workshops, events and activities which are open to the wider community.

The Studio

The Studio at Palace Yard Mews is Bath Spa University’s city centre home for innovation, research, and enterprise.

Providing a space for local micro-businesses, Bath Spa University students, academics, and graduates to work on projects and ideas which focus on creativity and technology. It is also a venue to share learning through regular workshops, events and activities which are open to the wider community.

Bath Startup Harnesses the Power of Poo

4 Mar 2020

University of Bath graduate and founder of The Biofactory is embarking on an £850k project to bring to life his vision for improved sanitation facilities in low income, high density communities in Africa.

Eoin Sharkey, MEng alumnus, has designed an all-in-one, off-grid toilet and waste processing system that utilises biodigestion to convert human waste into cooking fuel and soil conditioner.  

Sustainable Tech Networking Drinks

4 Mar 2020

The next Sustainable Technologies Business Acceleration Hub (“STBAH”) networking event will be held on Thursday 19th March 2020 at the Famous Royal Navy Volunteer in Bristol, near Queen Square.

STBAH is a business support programme, fully funded through the European Regional Development Fund and partnered with the University of Bath and SETsquared Bath.  The programme supports start-ups and SMEs across the West of England, innovating in sustainable tech and low carbon products or services.

GET CONNECTED AT ONE OF THE REGION’S LARGEST ANNUAL BUSINESS EVENTS

4 Mar 2020

The 2020 Bath Business Expo is a one day event, aimed at bringing the regional business community together.  Now in its seventh year, the event is one of the largest general business exhibitions and networking opportunities in the South West region, connecting 500+ corporate, medium and small businesses of all types.

FREE for pre-registered visitors and with excellent rates for exhibitors (£75-£500), the Expo offers the opportunity to: