Useful links

We’re continually scouring for other organisations which can help local entrepreneurs to thrive and flourish.

Here’s a compendium of some of what’s currently available.

Local help

  • Bath and North East Somerset Council
    • Services for business from B&NES
  • Bristol City Council for Business
    • Advice on essential legislation and regulations when starting a business in Bristol
  • Bristol Creatives
    • This website acts as a friendly and informal meeting place and information centre for anyone interested in the arts in Bristol
  • Bristol Spaceworks
    • Four networked business centres.  Managed workspace, workshops, studios and desks to rent in Bristol
  • Business West
    • Business West leads and represents the business community.  It is a membership organisation incorporating the Bristol, Bath, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Chambers of Commerce.
  • Knowle West Media Centre
    • An arts organisation and charity based in Bristol who have been supporting individuals and communities to get the most out of digital technologies and the arts since 1996
  • SETsquared
    • The Bristol SETsquared centre, set up by the University of Bristol and based at Engine Shed in the heart of the Enterprise Zone, is the largest of the SETsquared centres and is home to around 65 innovative ventures.
  • South Gloucestershire Council
    • Services for Business from South Gloucestershire Council
  • Talking Money
    • Money, benefits and debt advice
  • Voscur
    • Voscur is a charity that provides direct support services and specialist advice to voluntary organisations and social enterprises across Bristol.

National help

  • British Franchise Association
    • For independent advice on setting up a franchise
  • Citizens Advice Bureau
    • The Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free information and advice
  • The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)
    • Offering not for profit small business advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in UK government.
  • Lawyers for your business
    • A network of 1200 solicitor firms in England and Wales, offering advice to small and medium-sized businesses
  • Pay on Time
    • Guide to late payment of commercial debts
  • Prince’s Trust
    • Assistance for qualifying 18 to 30-year-olds wishing to start up in business.
  • Social Enterprise Works
    • Social Enterprise Works has been providing guidance and practical business development assistance to prospective, newly-formed and established social enterprises since 1993

Public sector