The Start Up Britain Bus is visiting the Filwood Green Business Park and the Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone this week to help support small businesses.

The bus will visit the city on Wednesday (July 8) as part of its tour to connect new entrepreneurs and encourage small to medium enterprises (SMEs).

Councillor Simon Cook, Bristol City Council’s Assistant Mayor for Place, including development and regeneration, said: “This is a brilliant opportunity for Bristol’s businesspeople to get together and share their experiences and learn from each other.

“Small businesses are absolutely essential for the city’s economic success and I am delighted to see this event offering the support that firms vitally need to get off the ground.

“I would encourage both start-up entrepreneurs and those who are well established to make the most of this event and the networking opportunities available.”

Bristol City Council is pleased to welcome Start Up Britain to two of the city’s major areas of regeneration and business development.

The bus will be parked at the Filwood Green Business Park, at Filwood Park Lane, from 9.30am until 12.30pm.
It will also be at Isambard Walk, behind Bristol Temple Meads railway station, within the Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone from 1.15pm until 4pm.

The event will provide networking opportunities for local entrepreneurs to share inspiration and get connected to local and national business support organisations.

It will also offer tips from businesses advisers at Sage, NatWest bank and the government-backed Start Up Loans Company, who all represent small businesses.

Guidance packs will also be available and attendees will be entered into a prize draw to win an iPad, a laptop, or a hamper full of items provided by Startup Loans Company.

As part of the tour, the Engine Shed, Bristol’s high-tech business hub at Bristol Temple Meads, will be hosting an event on hiring a hi-performance team at 3.30pm.

For more information on the event at Engine Shed visit the event’s Eventbrite page and for further details on the full day visit the day’s Eventbrite page.