FUNDED SUPPORT south gloucestershire

Funded business support for South Gloucestershire businesses and entrepreneurs.

The South Gloucestershire Business Support Service is perfect if you need help with:


Recovering from the impact of Covid-19


Making your business more resilient


Starting a business


Growing a business


Developing your business skills

Take advantage of funded business advice and support available to businesses and residents based in South Gloucestershire.

The South Gloucestershire Business Support Service is a publicly funded program that forms part of Universal Business Support – a West of England Combined Authority initiative, delivered in partnership with South Gloucestershire Council.

The programme aims to:


help businesses through the Covid-19 crisis and beyond by providing the support needed to adapt, recover and adjust to a new economic landscape


help businesses build resilience, develop capabilities / sustainable operations and to grow


help businesses to reach their full potential


support aspiring entrepreneurs to start viable businesses.

We have a team of experts on hand to provide quality an practical advice and training covering the core aspects of setting up and running a successful business.  Including: strategy & planning, sales, finance, digital marekting, social media, HR and funding. All our events are fully funded for eligible businesses and can be viewed on the Training page.

If you are starting a business or looking to grow your business, but don’t qualify for funded support through the South Gloucestershire or BANES  programmes, you can tap into our business consultancy services. 

What’s on offer


Up to 12 hours of business support delivered through group webinars and a one-to-one business advice meeting*. Our webinars cover a range of topics such as starting and planning a business, business strategy, digital marketing, social media, finance and more. All our webinars can be viewed on the Training page.


Up to 3 hours of coaching for ambitious and high growth businesses*.

*subject to assessment and availability



Any South Gloucestershire SMEs and residents considering setting up their own business.

**Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) refers to enterprises which employ fewer than 250 persons have an annual turnover not exceeding 50 million euro (approx. £36.5m) and/or annual balance sheet total assets not exceeding €43 million (approx. £31.4m).

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Why not get in touch with Cool Ventures, to find out how we can help and whether your business qualifies for this free support?

Get In Touch

Customer Services
Tel: 08000418293

Registered address: Brick House, 21 Horse Street, Chipping Sodbury, Bristol BS37 6DA

Company registration number: 07713005

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