Business Support

Start your business in 2019!

2 Jan 2019

New Year has started and it’s time to think about your goals. If starting your own business is what you aspire to do, then the Bath and North East Somerset pre-start programme can help you get your idea off the ground.

The programme, run by Cool Ventures, offers 12 hours of business support delivered in one-to-one meetings, workshops and clinics. The support is free of charge to all residents of Bath & North East Somerset thanks to funding from Bath & North East Somerset Council and European Union.

The programme could help you to:-

Opportunities to work with Bath Spa

16 Nov 2018

Bath Spa currently have a range of placement and opportunities available for local businesses to take advantage of. Placements and internships are valuable opportunities for both businesses and students to mutually benefit from a period of work experience involving a defined, short-term project for a set period of time.

Employers gain from a cost-effective, flexible solution to solve a specific resource issue, or undertake an additional project, and benefit from fresh ideas. It is a low-risk opportunity to ‘try out’ future graduate talent.
 

Free help with your tax return!

1 Nov 2018

The submission deadline for the 2017/18 self-assessment tax return is 31st January 2019. 

Every year thousands of people fail to submit their self-assessment tax returns on time and suffer thousands of pounds in fines. Likewise people continue to miss out on tax savings by not making perfectly allowable claims against their income.

Innovation Loans for game-changing ideas

26 Apr 2018

UK business can apply for innovation loans worth up to £1m to fund late-stage projects with strong commercial prospects.

Britain’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, is using this open competition to invest up to £10m into game-changing projects from small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
 

Call for disruptive ideas and concepts.

Successful projects will have a clear route to commercialisation and economic growth for the business and the UK economy.

Funding boost for engineering and digital hubs

6 Apr 2018

The University of Bath is to establish two new ‘business acceleration hubs’ for advanced engineering and digital innovation SMEs in the region.

Bath has been awarded £1.5 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to deliver start-up, scale-up, open innovation and investment support to grow 100 digitally innovative businesses and 130 advanced engineering businesses over the next three years.

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