Business Support

Export Support

Expand the scope of your business beyond the UK

There is plenty of support available to help your business make overseas contacts, and to help your business navigate the legal requirements for overseas trade.

Research and Innovation

Benefit from world-leading research

The Bath area is home to two excellent Universities, which are developing world-class research projects on a vast array of subjects. Both Universities are keen to develop stronger links with the business community, in order to to develop commercially-appropriate solutions, and to give students the opportunity to learn directly from businesses.

Access to Finance

Raising funding for your business

This page lists some sources of alternative finance (financial channels that have emerged outside of the traditional finance system).

An experienced business advisor can help you identify the best funding and finance routes for your business and help you make applications to banks and other organisations / funds.  If you run a business in Bath and North East Somerset you can take advantage of our free business advice service.

Business Networks

Connect, learn and grow

The Bath & North East Somerset area is home to an astonishing range of organisations and networks that help to spark new collaborations, find new buyers and suppliers, and keep you up to date on the latest news affecting local businesses.

Business Support

Get the right support for your business

The Bath area is quite simply a great place to do business.  Connected, collaborative, and inventive, you'll find that there is a raft of support here to help make your business a success.

Whatever the stage or size of your business, these pages give you a taster of the support available, from fantastic sector-based networks to free and subsidised business advice sessions.


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