Council services

Council Information

Bath and North East Somerset Council has a range of information, help and support available to the business community based in Bath and North East Somerset see map of the Authority 

Take a look at the Council's "Supporting Business Growth" booklet for key information, or visit the Council's business pages.


Selling to the Council and other public sector bodies

The Council's procurement team recently launched the "Think Local" procurement strategy, aimed at increasing engagement with local suppliers.  See the Council's pages on procurement strategy and advice.

If you'd like to receive alerts on public sector contract and tender opportunities from public bodies across the South West, including Bath and North East Somerset Council, visit the Supplying the Southwest procurement portal.

Better Business for All - Support for businesses looking to comply with regulations

Bath and North East Somerset Council is encouraging start-up and existing businesses to make full use of the regulatory expertise available at the Council.  Officers are on hand to help them plan more effectively, and to help them avoid unnecessary cost and risks. Whether you're opening a new cafe, want to find out more about properly labelling your produce, or have a question about health and safety, there is help at hand.  Find out more

Business rates

For enquiries about business rates, and the latest information on business rates reliefs, please go to the business rates team pages on the Council's website.

Bath Film Office

Bath Film Office is a council-run service that promotes and assists film-making in the area, and provides a production and accommodation base for filming in Wiltshire, Somerset and South Gloucestershire. They are the hub for essential material for film-makers, such as information on locations, local crew, media facilities, local businesses, local and Council contacts, filming permissions and advice on accommodation. 

Those who own property in Bath and the surrounding areas can register their location in the Film Office's database, as a possible filming location. All types of properties are welcomed.

Buy with Confidence scheme

This scheme helps residents find approved and vetted businesses. Businesses taking part in the scheme can benefit from listings and promotion. Find out more here.


If you can't find what you're looking for, then please contact us.