St Werburghs Business Hub

Get ready to launch your idea or boost your business!   

Are you based in Bristol and have an idea for a business or own an existing company, CIC, charity, social enterprise, or are you self-employed? Do you need help getting your idea off the ground or support to grow your business? We want to help local entrepreneurs to succeed so we are proud to partner with the North and East Bristol Enterprise Support to launch our Business Hub. The free programme is designed to help you to launch your enterprise or boost your business through a series of workshops and advice sessions.

What support is on offer?

North and East Bristol Enterprise Support is fully funded by Bristol City Council and the West of England Combined Authority under Universal Business Support. Running until March 2023, the programme is offering free workshops in marketing, finance, branding, business planning and strategy and much more, as well as providing access to e-learning platforms, 1:1 advisor support, networking groups and other events.

Who is the Business Hub for?

Whilst we are funded specifically to support those in North and East Bristol, the programme is open to anyone who is living or trading North of the river in Bristol. This includes if you have an idea for a business, you have recently started a business, you are an existing small to medium enterprise, are self-employed or a sole trader.

What’s next?

Full details of all the support that’s available can be found below. If you would like to benefit from the award-winning business support and join our Business Hub programme, then get in touch:

Benefits of the Business Hub

  • A programme of workshops and training events, delivered via two award-winning programmes: Outset (for pre-start and start-ups at the beginning of their journey) and GetSet (for established businesses who want to grow).
  • Ongoing business support from YKTO
  • 1 years free membership, plus 4 free hours of room hire. This could be a new class, meeting, event, kitchen prep, market or whatever you decide. It is best to have a quick conversation with our business lead, Jess if you think you might be eligible and to find out more.
  • Free Hot desk space in St Werburghs Community Centre on Mondays and Tuesdays. Try our newly renovated office space to work on your business ideas. This quiet space has super-fast broadband and charge points. Hot desk booking will be accessible via our online ticketing portal where you can reserve a desk for the day. Once you are signed up, we will send you out a link to be able to book your sessions. Our other on-site facilities include a café, garden area, printer (payment required) and additional rooms available to hire for meetings. The hot desks will initially be on Mondays and Tuesdays but if popular, it may be extended to additional days.
  • Participants can also benefit from the online community to share ideas and network with fellow Bristol-based entrepreneurs.


If you think you might be eligible for the free membership and room hire, contact our business lead Jess to find out more. This will be available from the 11th of September, although you can apply earlier. A decision will be made in September as to who will receive the funding if we are oversubscribed.

You can also fill out this form to express your interest or register: Business Hub Sign up Form.

Workshops & Training Events

St Werburghs Business Hub Launch Event @ Picnic in the Park
11th September, Mina Road Park, 1pm – 5pm

We will officially launch the St Werburghs Business Hub with YTKO at the 2022 Picnic in the Park. Come down to a day of fun food, music, workshops and market stalls.  Chat to us at our stand to find out how we can help get your business thriving or make your idea a reality. We will be able to advise on the next best steps and which services might be most useful to you. 

Drop in Business Advice Sessions with Sarah Ives, Project Director, YTKO.
13th September, 10am – 1pm

YTKO is providing free drop-in business advisory sessions. If you’re thinking about starting a business, social enterprise, CIC, charity, becoming self-employed, or already run an existing business, you can gain completely free access to support around business planning, growth, strategy, marketing, branding, finance, project management, confidence building and much more. 

These sessions are completely free and will give you access to the fully funded North and East Bristol Enterprise Support programme, which is available until March 2023. There’s no need to book, just come down to St.Werburgh’s Community Association between 10am – 1pm on 13th September and have a confidential chat.
Book now.

  • Marketing for Start-ups with  Alexandros Kiousis-Adamis, Marketing Manager, YTKO
    4th October,  10am – 2pm (plus drop in for the last hour)
    If you want to understand what marketing entails and what you need to consider to put together an effective marketing strategy, this workshop is for you!
    Book now.
  • Understanding & Managing your Finances is the key to the viability & success of your Business Venture.
    1st November, 10am – 2pm workshop
    This workshop will run for two hours and a 1:1 information session will follow afterwards. Please let us know if you would like a 1:1 session so we can schedule this with our business advisor.
    Book now.
  • 29th November, 10am -2pm workshop TBC

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