Business West, acts as the first point of contact for all organisations in the region requiring business services advice and support. Locations: Leigh Court Business Centre, Abbots Leigh, Tel: 01275 373 373 or 0800 980 2789.
A potential source of finance for new and existing businesses in the former County of Avon area. "Since we advanced our first loan in 1992, we have provided over one million pounds to around 280 businesses in deprived areas and we have helped to create over 900 jobs."
BEST (Bristol East Side Traders) was set up in 1999 by a group of inner city entrepreneurs who were keen develop more thriving local economy as part of the regeneration of the area. Since then BEST has developed a range of free services to support small businesses. We also work on projects to tackle some of the more long-term barriers to enterprise in the inner city.
Aims to "To provide specific co-operative development advice and assistance to enable people to establish new successful co-operative businesses and to encourage growth within existing co-operative businesses within the former Avon area".
Centre for Employment and Enterprise Development works to improve the economic well being of those currently disadvantaged in the labour market and in business, in particular those from minority ethnic groups.