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.

Free Advice Service

Businesses and pre-starts in Bath & North East Somerset can now access free expert advice to help them grow and succeed, thanks to a West of England Combined Authority (WECA) initiative, delivered in partnership with Bath & North East Somerset Council to support businesses in the region. The service is part-funded by WECA and Bath & North East Somerset Council.

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

Our Invest in Bath service has been established as the Bath & North East Somerset Council's main point of contact for co-ordinating support services to local businesses in light of the COVID-19 public health situation.  We will share specific information about targeted business support and financial assistance at it is made available to us as and when schemes are announced.


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