Bristol Business & Enterprise Support - West of England
Bristol Business & Enterprise Support (BrisBES)
Fully funded support and grants for pre-start, start-up and growth businesses in Bristol

Looking to start or grow your own business in Bristol?

Bristol has a thriving community of entrepreneurs and growing businesses crossing a range of industry sectors. YTKO provides fully funded support to pre-start, start-up and growth businesses across Bristol.

Bristol Inclusive & Sustainable Business and Enterprise Support (BrisBES) is a new programme designed to deliver high quality, inclusive and sustainable support to Bristol’s entrepreneurs and business.

Through BrisBES, you can take your small business to the next level with the support of 1:1 coaching, training workshops, e-learning, networking events, grants and more!

How is BrisBES funded?

BrisBES is funded by the West of England Combined Authority and Bristol City Council and is being delivered by YTKO. The programme will help to boost the local economy and create employment for people in the city.

BrisBES has received £925k from the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, click here

How can BrisBES help me?

Whether you’re looking to turn a hobby into a full-time business or want to grow your existing enterprise, we can offer help with building your knowledge, confidence and business network.

Find out more about how BrisBES can help you

I’m a budding entrepreneur
I’m a business looking to grow


BrisBES is funded specifically to support start-up and existing businesses, or social enterprises located within the City of Bristol boundary served by Bristol City Council.  This includes those who have an idea for a business, have recently started one or have a business which is already trading.

The programme is particularly targeted to provide business support in the following Wards, where the greatest need has been identified, but any Bristol resident is eligible for the funded support:

Ashley, Avonmouth and Lawrence Weston, Barton Hill, Bedminster, Bishopsworth, Easton, Eastville, Filwood, Frome Vale, Hartcliffe and Withywood, Henbury and Brentry, Hengrove and Whitchurch Park, Hillfields, Horfield, Knowle, Lawrence Hill, Lockleaze and Upper Horfield, Southmead, St George (Central, Troopers Hill and West), St Judes, Stockwood, St Pauls, Windmill Hill.

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