Improving Temple Street in Keynsham – have your say

29 Oct 2021

Residents and businesses in Keynsham are being asked how they would like Temple Street to look in the future.

Concept design proposals to make the area more attractive, engaging and vibrant while enhancing its historic identity have just been released as part of the Keynsham Heritage Action Zone (HS HAZ) Programme.

The £1.1m four-year project to improve the town’s Conservation Area is a partnership between Bath & North East Somerset Council, Historic England and Keynsham Town Council.

Intellectual Property for Growth

26 Oct 2021

New products, services, processes or ideas belong to the person who developed them, and are considered their IP. Intellectual Property rights are valuable: they can enable businesses to collaborate with research institutions and other businesses, access investment, and reach export markets.

The West of England Combined Authority's IP for Growth scheme offers grants to SMEs to:

Digital Innovation Fund

26 Oct 2021

The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has opened its final round of the Digital Innovation Fund (DIF). The scheme offers eligible businesses grants of £10,000 to £40,000 to undertake digital innovation. The scheme has already supported 34 companies across the West of England and is offering businesses a final chance to apply for funding before the programme closes. Eligible businesses will be offered one to one support to develop their projects and application forms.

100% Scholarship for MBA

26 Oct 2021

The University of Bath are currently advertising 100% scholarships for local people who have been adversely affected by Covid, for entry in September 2022 for either the full time MBA programme or the Executive programme.

Find out more here:

These scholarships are open to candidates who have lived in the local region for at least three years and have been directly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. 


Community Support Fund - Initial Funding Launch - Market Engagement

22 Oct 2021

The West of England Combined Authority are making an initial £985,000 available to Community and Voluntary sector groups in the West of England as part of the Community Support Fund (CSF).

The fund will support activities targeted at the most vulnerable in our communities to progress onto existing skills and employment activity and ultimately improve economic outcomes for those most affected by the pandemic.

Apply for a free IP audit

22 Oct 2021

Small and medium-sized businesses can get up to £8,000 of help to develop and protect their intellectual property with a new scheme just launched.

The Intellectual Property (IP) for Growth programme connects small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) with expert support to protect their trade secrets and stop their ideas from being copied. It offers businesses help to develop and safeguard their intellectual property.

Third Thursday at Bath Digital Festival

18 Oct 2021

Bath Digital Festival is here this week in Bath, with a jam-packed programme of business and community talks and events covering the sector and beyond. As part of the festival there is a special Third Thursdays networking event taking place in person at The Guild in bath. These events are here to make contacts, build connections and hear or learn something that will change your perception.  If you're not into networking, just come for the talk and leave - or find a quiet corner.  That's absolutely fine.