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Explore a range of tailored initiatives designed to fuel entrepreneurship and drive business expansion across sectors, from eco-friendly grants to specialized support for migrants and tech startups.

Support Programs for Entrepreneurs

B&NES Business Support Service

The B&NES Business Support Service is a new package of free support to businesses with up to 249 employees in the Bath & North East Somerset area.

Targeted at growth, the service offers one-to-one support, intensive assistance with boosting productivity, themed peer-to-peer and mentoring sessions, carbon reduction and a series of workshops and webinars.

Get Involved

Contact our service provider Cool Ventures by emailing website or calling 01225 580850 to find out more and register on this free service.

This project is funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

Powered by the Levelling Up fund

Intellectual Property

At Growth Hub, they provide small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) with the expert help and guidance they need to safeguard their Intellectual Property (IP). IP can include your business name, logo, website, technical innovation, software, images, and the look or design of your products.

Carbon Surveys

The West of England Growth Hub offer free, impartial support for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to find ways to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and energy costs.

Grow your business in the low carbon sector

Business West are offering low carbon energy projects a fully funded programme aimed to help you increase your business opportunities and overcome commercial and regulatory barriers preventing you from growing your business.

UK Export Academy

The Department for Business Trade will support your business to grow by giving you the confidence and know-how to land your first or next overseas deal by identifying the opportunities and researching the market, preparing to sell in a new country, regulations, licencing and logistics, and funding, financing and getting paid.

West of England Growth Hub

The West of England Growth Hub is a free resource providing support, advice and guidance to pre-starts and self-employed people. Their website contains a dedicated section on starting in business, and their advisors can assist you in finding the right support.

The Help to Grow: Management Course

The Help to Grow: Management Course will help you boost the performance and resilience of your business, designed, and delivered by entrepreneurs and industry experts at world-class business schools.

B&NES Council Business

Find guidance with business rates, licensing, food safety and other services.

If you need assistance with business support please contact one of our business engagement officers.