During this challenging and unprecedented time, we recognise that small businesses need help more than ever. We are working hard to develop online resources, training and support for you.

We have put together this page to help you to understand what support is available.  We have collated a list of useful websites, online events and other resources in one place and aim to keep this page as up to date as possible. Please do get in touch to find out how we can help your business get through this difficult period and plan for post COVID-19.

Funded Virtual One-to-one Advice Sessions

Our experienced business advisers are available to discuss any business-related issue with you in a FREE confidential meeting.

Whether you would just like to talk to someone about the challenges your business is facing, navigate through the government support on offer or need help with marketing, finance, HR or planning for recovery post Covid-19, we have a team of experts on hand to listen and support you. Simply book an advice session or get in touch to discuss your support needs.

10of Online Webinars

Due to Coronavirus we have suspended our face-to-face workshops until further notice and are currently developing a programme of free online webinars which will be available for all B&NES businesses and residents. Visit our Training page to find out what’s on.  Please follow us on social media to keep up to date with new training events.

How to Make a Website Great  – 9th of July 11am-12.30pm. Book your place here.

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) – 29th of July 11am-12.30pm. Book your place here.

Facebook for Beginners  – 8th July 2pm-3.30pm. Book your place here.

Advanced Facebook  – 18th August 11am-12.30pm. Book your place here.

Understanding Google Analytics – 4th of August 11am-12pm. Book your place here.

 LinkedIn for Business – Top Ten Tips – 14th of July 2pm – 3.30pm. Book your place here.

How to Succeed on Instagram – 23rd of July 11am-1230pm. Book your place here.

Finance Essentials for Limited Companies – 24th of June 2pm-3.30pm. Book your place here.

 Record Keeping Essentials for Sole Traders – 24th of June 4pm-5.30pm. Book your place here.

 Win More Customers – 8th of September 2pm-3.30pm. Book your place here.

5 Blogging Myths  – Introduction to Blogging for Business – 15th of September 10am-11.30am. Book your place here.


Useful Websites

Invest in Bath – this page is kept up to date with government grants, funding and other support available for B&NES businesses.

 Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do – this is a Government website that has a lot of useful information for small businesses.

 Business West  if you have specific questions about government support like grants, loans and funding, you can raise a question on the Business West website. 

Future Bright  – you may be able to get some support from Future Bright. During this difficult time Future Bright Career Coaches are still available to help those who are unemployed or self-employed. Coaches are also able to link you to other support you may need. Please email or call 01225 395555. 

We Are Growth – another website to keep you up to date with the latest Government announcements.

Free events from our partners

Bath HR Network (co-founded and run by Polly Rathbone Ward, Rathbone HR Solutions, Elle Chappell, Circle Consulting and Jo Kangurs, Keystone HR) is holding weekly virtual coffee mornings on Wednesdays. With so many changes over recent times to the world of work and the workplace, businesses will discuss hot topics and share ideas and best practice to support one another throughout this difficult time .  

Book your place on Eventbrite.

Bath Business Festival   – 22nd of July 9.30am – 5.30pm
The Bath Business Festival is to celebrate all that Bath has to offer, to rally around our local businesses to meet, learn, share, network and do business.  A chance for the local business community and residents to come together and celebrate all of the wonderful businesses that make Bath such a special city.

Book your place here.


If your business is based in Bath and North East Somerset you may be entitled to free business support. Visit our Funded Support page to find out if you meet the criteria.

Get In Touch

Why not get in touch to see how we can help your business to flourish and grow.

Customer Services
Tel: 01225 580850

Registered address: Old Bank House, 79 Broad Street, Chipping Sodbury, Bristol BS37 6AD

Company registration number: 07713005