Free local business support with Enterprise Support: North Bristol. Thursday 23rd September

Enterprise Support: North Bristol. Thursday 23rd September, 10.30 – 1pm, Greenway Centre, Southmead Development Trust

Register to attend our launch event offering free advice to businesses and those looking to start a business across North Bristol

North and East Bristol Enterprise Support (NEBES) is hosting a launch event on Thursday 23rd September providing free support to people looking to start a business, as well as those needing advice to grow an existing enterprise in North Bristol.

Working in partnership with Southmead Development Trust, businesses and residents across North Bristol are invited to meet inspiring business owners and speak to expert Business Advisors to gain advice and help needed. Whether you need help writing your Business Plan, redirecting your strategy, mastering marketing, exploring social media and finance, accessing funding and more, North and East Bristol Enterprise Support can help you gain the knowledge and confidence you need to succeed.

The North and East Bristol Enterprise Support programme is fully funded by Bristol City Council and West of England Combined Authority, offering completely free support for those looking to start a business or work as a freelancer, as well as existing businesses with up to 249 employees across North and East Bristol. Once enrolled, you will gain immediate access to our award winning e-learning resources, live online workshops and the chance to book 1:1 sessions with expert Business Advisors… all for free!

With 24/7 access to e-learning and the option to attend workshops and advisory sessions as and when required, NEBES is completely tailored to you, meaning that you can plan your learning around existing work and personal life commitments.

Avonmouth and Lawrence Weston Councillor, Don Alexander, fully endorses the support available for North and East businesses, “I’m quite taken aback at the quality of the support that NEBES is offering. Whether you’re a business of up to 249 employees or someone just thinking about turning an idea or a hobby into a business, this opportunity is available to you. Most remarkably, it really is completely free.” Don is actively encouraging businesses to attend this event and gain immediate access to the business support

10:30: Doors open, tea and coffee

11:00: Welcome and overview of the support available

12:00: Networking lunch with fellow businesses and 1:1s with Business Advisors

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Following a welcome from Southmead Development Trust and an overview of what’s available within NEBES, attendees will have the opportunity to meet fellow business owners and decision makers over lunch, and talk to expert Business Advisors to gain immediate advice and book in follow-up sessions.

Zoe Tingle, Employment and Training Manager at Southmead Development Trust says, “We are focussed on supporting and empowering residents across North Bristol to achieve their goals, and are excited to be partnering with NEBES in providing budding entrepreneurs the opportunity to access specialist new business support and advice.”

NEBES Project Manager, Sarah Ives, says, “Providing face-to-face support to new and existing businesses as well as those with an idea for a business is as important as ever. This event will be invaluable in bringing residents and businesses together to discuss the support available to succeed. I would encourage anyone who is thinking about starting a business, charity, looking at self employment or existing businesses to join us and start receiving the free support they need to succeed immediately”.

If you would like to attend our event on Thursday 23rd September or speak to us about what to expect, get in touch on [email protected], 0800 917 9324 or visit to register for free. To enrol for North and East Bristol Enterprise Support ahead of the event or if you are not able to attend but would like to access our business resources, visit  After our launch event at the Greenway Centre, we will be planning a series of events across North Bristol. Email us at [email protected] to be emailed about our upcoming business support events.

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