Bristol businesses and entrepreneurs can take advantage of free support via the North and East Bristol Enterprise Support (NEBES) programme, delivered by YTKO. The programme offers businesses help to recover from the impact of COVID-19, as well as one-to-one support. Support packages include online workshops and training on a wide variety of topics, such as building resilience, trading online, financial management, securing funding, marketing and social media.
Launched in 2020, NEBES is part of Universal Business Support, a West of England Combined Authority initiative, and is delivered in partnership with Bristol City Council. The project runs until the end of March 2023, and aims to work with over 2,800 businesses and residents outside of South Bristol, with a focus on reaching underrepresented communities and deprived areas.
Councillor Craig Cheney, Deputy Mayor with responsibility for Finance, Governance and Performance said:
“It’s fantastic to see this type of support being made available to businesses, especially during what has been a very difficult time due to the pandemic. NEBES delivers training and events via an award-winning support package and I urge Bristol businesses and entrepreneurs to seek out this free support programme to help with their recovery from the impact of COVID-19. Bristol is a vibrant city full of innovative and resilient businesses who I know could really benefit from this additional support right now, and could also lead to new opportunities for both our businesses and our city.”
All of the workshops and training events are delivered via two award-winning programmes:
– Outset (for pre-start and start-ups at the beginning of their journey)
– GetSet (for established businesses who want to grow)
Users can also benefit from exploring the online community to share ideas and ask questions to fellow Bristol-based entrepreneurs.
Aliu A. Bello, Managing Director of the Centre for Capacity Building & Enterprise Development (CCBED), has partnered with NEBES to provide business support to his community in St. Pauls. Aliu said:
“We are delighted to have North & East Bristol Support as our valued partner, supporting our learners to gain practical support and the confidence to start their enterprise and self-employment journeys, contributing towards creating successful businesses in Bristol.”
Sarah Ives, Project Manager for NEBES, said:
“I’ve worked with some extremely inspiring business owners from all walks of life, and it’s wonderful to see how much the free business support is benefiting them. I would encourage anyone with a business concept, all the way to existing businesses with up to 249 employees, to get in touch and make the most of the free service that’s available until March 2023.”
For more information on the NEBES programme:
To learn more about the programme and how to get involved, please contact Sarah Ives, NEBES Project Manager, YTKO:
Or enrol directly HERE