ShopLocal Bristol items of interest

This week’s Items of Interest:

1.       Bristol City Council is currently consulting on a review of its Licensing Policy and Cumulative Impact Assessment Policy, which normally cover businesses such as pubs, clubs, restaurants, hotels, off licenses and late night food takeaways. The consultation deadline has been extended to Thursday 14 November. Find out more here; comments can also be emailed to

2.       As part of the Bristol Going for Gold Sustainable Food Cities campaign a conference aimed at organisations who procure, buy or source food or who have influence over those decisions, takes place on Thursday 14 November (9am-4pm) at City Hall, College Green BS1 5TR; for further details and to book click here.

3.       Enterprise Europe Network South West are hosting a free-to-attend event entitled The South West Innovation Support Landscape on Wednesday 6 November (8.45am-1.30pm) at SS Great Britain, Gas Ferry Road BS1 6TY. An opportunity for businesses to find out how to create, scale and grow with practical examples, easy to use tool kits, and live talks from several companies including those in new and developing sectors; more here.

4.       As part of the Mayor’s Clean Streets campaignBristol Waste are working in neighbourhoods across Bristol to tackle issues such as littering, tagging, commercial waste crimes, fly-tipping and fly-posting. You can join in by making a Big Tidy business pledge and taking action to make the area around your business cleaner and greener. This will also help your business meet its legal obligations for managing its waste; find out more here.

5.       Advertising spaces are now available to book in Visit Bristol’s 2020 Official Guides so if you are interested in advertising in any of them (Visitor Guide and Conference and Events Directory) please get in touch with Faye as soon as possible:

6.       The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) and Be the Business, the initiative established to help boost UK business productivity, are launching a new Mentoring for Growth programme designed to connect business leaders from large, multinational companies with key decision makers and owners from SMEs, with the aim of shaping the future direction of SMEs and help boost their productivity through sharing ideas, knowledge, expertise and experience; read more here.

7.   Now in its seventh year in the UK, Small Business Saturday 2019 is on 7 December. The campaign has grown significantly each year with an estimated £812m spent in small businesses across the UK on 2018’s Small Business Saturday; further details here.