November's News in Brief
New promo for the region
The Invest in Bristol & Bath team have just put the final touches on their new promo video, which has been designed to promote the region to potential investors. View it on their website here: www.bristolandbath.co.uk.
Keynsham’s £34m redevelopment
Go behind the scenes at the £34 million regeneration of Keynsham town centre by Bath & North East Somerset Council, in partnership with Willmott Dixon. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxvwBsPUXCM
Our annual conference is taking place this Friday 22nd November in Bristol. We have a full house, so don’t worry if you aren’t there on the day, we’ll give an update on anything you need to know from it in next month’s newsletter and on the website.
Sustainable transport grants
The Travelwest team have grant funding available for local businesses looking to improve their sustainable commuting. The grants are match funded so they’ll contribute half of the cost of the project up to a maximum of £30,000.
Grants can be used for promotional events to encourage sustainable travel such as car sharing, walking or cycling, or to install something in the workplace to aid it, such as a pool bike or bike racks.
Find out more at http://www.travelwest.info/grants .
North Somerset’s Business Awards
Congratulations to The Grand Pier who won Business of the Year at the recent North Somerset Business Leader Awards 2014. North Somerset Council picked up the award for Marketing Campaign of the Year. See the full list of winners here: http://northsomersetawards.co.uk/news/winners-crowned-business-leader-awards/
Invest Bristol and Bath’s award-winning campaign
Invest Bristol & Bath’s MIPIM campaign has been awarded Marketing Campaign of the Year award at the Insider South West Property Awards 2013.
For details on partnership opportunities for MIPIM 2014, contact the Invest Bristol & Bath team.
Creative Skills Hub
A ‘Creative Skills Hub’ has recently been launched for the West of England to ensure that skills and training provision meet the needs of a growing creative sector. If you are a creative business or potential employee, find out how you can get involved by emailing Nicky Williams.
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