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Business 2021-07-13T14:47:20+01:00

The West of England Combined Authority is committed to enabling regional businesses to thrive and drive sustainable growth. We’re here to give you the support your business needs to flourish.

We’re leading the region’s economic recovery, working with regional partners and government to ensure people and businesses across the region are getting the support they need. We’re introducing a range of  measures to help businesses adapt to the new economic landscape and improve resilience and we’re increasing support for residents to develop new skills, training and employment opportunities.

Our business support programmes offer tailored sector-specific support to accelerate innovation, improve sustainability, develop workforce skills and drive growth. For more information about our business programmes, please contact our dedicated support service, the West of England Growth Hub.

Our region has a rich history of innovation, and it will continue to be an important driver of economic development, bringing productivity gains to a wide range of sectors, creating new skills and employment opportunities for our residents, and helping the shift towards a low-carbon economy.

We’re proud of our internationally recognised research and development centres and academic institutions, and the pioneering businesses that start up, scale-up and succeed here. Following the COVID-19 outbreak, we’re working to ensure our region remains a thriving, successful and innovative place for the future.

Read about our strategy to support our businesses and regional economy in our 2020-21 Business Plan.

Business Innovation Fund
Creative Scale up
Enterprise Zones
Green business grants
Invest Bristol and Bath
West of England Growth Hub
West of England Business Support Guide
West of England LEP

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West of England Growth Hub

Our Growth Hub is a free and impartial business service for SMEs based in Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset. It combines national and local business support so it’s easy for you to find what you need. No matter what stage your business is at, we’ll help you achieve your ambitions with tailored advice and guidance.

Our Growth Hub offers up to 12 hours free one-to-one business support across four key areas:

  • Financial and business support
  • Leadership and management
  • Workforce development
  • Technology and innovation

We have created a Business Support Guide to provide an overview of the support programmes available for your business through our Growth Hub.

Invest Bristol & Bath

Our investment arm, Invest Bristol & Bath, seeks to attract new investment, development and employment for the region to accelerate the regional economy.

Invest Bristol & Bath offers extensive tailored support to businesses interested in relocating and growing in the area and our dedicated team of specialists can help with any query, from introductions to potential partners and industry contacts to property search and business support.

You can visit the site via this link: www.bristolandbath.co.uk/