ShopLocal Bristol items of interest

This week’s Items of Interest:

 1.       Bristol City Council is currently carrying out a survey aimed at workspace providers in the city with a collection of units 3,000 sq ft or under in size. The intention is to use the information collected to monitor property trends and to better inform future developments/funding bids. To take the survey, the deadline for which is now Sunday 30 June, click here.

2.       The Department of International Trade’s India Roadshow 2019 visits Bristol  Tuesday 25 June; more here. And find out more about further DIT activity and support in the South West here.

3.       Join the School for Social Entrepreneurs Dartington (SSE) and other members of Bristol’s social economy at a free-to-attend Bristol Social Enterprise City Workshop tomorrow, Tuesday 25 June (4.30pm – 7.30pm) at Triodos Foundation, St George’s Road BS1 5BE; book here.

4.       Two free-to-attend events from the University of Bristol’s Quantum Technology Enterprise CentreThe Push and Pull of Raising Investment on Thursday 27 June (5.45pm–8pm) at TLT 1 Redcliffe Street BS1 6TP, more here; and Launchpad Pitch Showcase on Friday 28 June (3pm–6.30pm) at The Bristol Hotel, Prince Street BS1 4QF, more here.

5.       The UK Government has recently announced changes to the business rates revaluation cycle. Property revaluations will increase to every 3 years from the current 5 years, and the next revaluation will be brought forward a year from 2022 to 2021; read more here.

6.       You can still take part in this year’s Travelwest Challenge – there are still prizes, including a hot air balloon ride, to be won. In the first week of the Challenge, participants clocked up a whopping 30,000 sustainable miles, saving 9,000kg of CO2. 

7.       Applications to be one of the Small Business Saturday campaign’s SmallBiz100 close on Sunday 30 June. Each year the nationwide campaign celebrates one business a day in the 100 days running up to Small Business Saturday itself, this year on 7 December. As well as this, the businesses are promoted on social media, in local and national press and are invited to special exclusive events. Entry is free and it really is a money-can’t-buy opportunity; morehere.

8.       The Cancer Research UK Bristol Race For Life takes place on Sunday 30 June (from 11am) at The Downs, Stoke Road BS9 1FG; more here for the 5k event, and here for the 10k one.

9.       The next of startup platform Yena’s free-to-attend Bristol Rebel Meetups is on Monday 1 July (6.30pm – 9pm) at The Square Club, 15 Berkeley Square BS8 1HB; more here.

10.   Entries for the Great British High Street Awards 2019 close on Thursday 4 July; full details here.

11.   A four-year-long arts project celebrating the origins of St Paul’s Carnival through a series of street murals has been completed in time for this year’s celebrations on Saturday 6 July; more here and visit the Carnival website here.

12.   Bristol has been awarded almost £1m to help transform the future of its parks and green spaces. The city is one of only eight places across the UK to be selected by the National Trust and the National Lottery Heritage Fund to take part in the ground-breaking Future Parks programme; more here.

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