Business Support

Quick Wins & Little Things - Go Green Breakfast Workshop

1 Nov 2017

We all know there is more we can do to make our businesses more sustainable, resilient and environmentally friendly, but we don’t necessarily get the time to think about the ways we can quickly and easily make the changes – and sometimes we haven’t considered something at all!

Low Carbon South West is putting on a breakfast workshop to hear how water, light, systems, IT and resource can all be simply thought of and improved.

 

Business Coaching Grants Available Now

27 Oct 2017

Scale up Coaching Grants to unlock your growth potential

Overcoming barriers to business growth such as lack of strategy or skills are key challenges for businesses, and hiring a business coach can prove expensive. Now a grants scheme is available to help small businesses meet the cost of business coaching and realise their growth ambitions.

Tackle skills gaps in your business

18 Sep 2017

Attract, train and retain the right people

Your people are key to productivity and business growth. Here in the West of England our low unemployment rate often means businesses struggle to find employees with the correct skills. This is where Skills West can help.

Skills advisers will help you to identify and tackle skills gaps in your business, and can connect you with local and national training providers to ensure you get the most relevant, quality training.

Funding for French-English Projects

1 Mar 2017

The France (Channel) England programme funds various projects that aim to find solutions to problems common on both sides of the border. The France (Channel) England Programme, as with all European Programmes, is part of the Europe 2020 strategy, which is the European Union's strategy to deliver growth and jobs. Launched in 2010, it is focused in part on Europe's recovery from the 2008 financial crisis, but it is also about a new form of growth, focusing on smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

Water supplier workshop for local businesses

20 Feb 2017

Businesses across the area are being invited to a workshop to find out more about the opportunities available to them when the UK’s retail water market opens up to competition.

1.2 million businesses, charities and public sector customers in England will be able to choose from who supplies their water and wastewater retail services – including billing, water metering and water efficiency services. This will start from the 1st April.

Eligible customers will benefit from tailored packages and better customer services.

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