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Mayors Blog – Bristol & Bath Regional Capital third birthday

Mayors Blog - Bristol & Bath Regional Capital third birthday Posted on December 6, 2018 by marvinjrees Today’s guest blog comes from Edward Rowberry, Chief Executive of Bristol and Bath Regional Capital, following their third birthday celebrations last night.  For...

BBRC named as one of the top 100 Social Enterprises in UK

Magnificent seven claim NatWest SE100 Social Business Awards 2019 By Pioneers post Date: 28th March 2019 Nearly 300 people gathered in central London this week to hear who had won the top spots in this year’s NatWest SE100 Awards. Seven awards were made to outstanding...

Bristol Housing Festival is off to a flying start!

Re-imagining better ways to live in our cities  The Bristol Housing Festival is off to a flying start  News release 22nd February 2019.  By Bristol Housing Festival Following on from the inaugural exhibition in October 2018, the Bristol Housing Festival’s first two...

Investor In Residence at Engine Shed

IN RESIDENCE SERVICES – INVESTMENT, GROWTH AND OFFICE SPACE Author: Briony Phillips Published: 23rd January 2019 Engine Shed provides a number of “in-residencies” – sometime called ‘office hours’ – that are available to anyone – regardless of sector or growth stage....

BBRC – Proud to be supporting ‘Better Bristol’.

By Bristol 24/7 Bristol & Bath Regional Capital (BBRC) is a community-minded investment company based in and dedicated to improving communities in the West of England. Its mission is to encourage local communities, companies and investors to work together and...

BBRC and the Mayors office – A Strategic Partnership.

Can city leaders power up their ambitions for a new economy? Creative and social enterprises are already identifying and testing ideas benefiting their communities – and city leaders could do much more to support them. Creative and social enterprises are the “research...

Do you want an end to child hunger in Bristol?

Did you know that estimates show over 20,000 children are living below the poverty line in Bristol today, and many of them struggle to access good quality, nutritious food on a regular basis?

BBRC is a ‘Big Potential Approved Provider’

The Big Potential Breakthrough scheme, funded by The Big Lottery. Funds provide access to expert investment readiness work for charities, voluntary and community sector organisations and enterprises.

Interview with Richard Pendlebury, BBRC Chair

It is with great pleasure that I introduce Bristol & Bath Regional Capital CIC. We are at the starting line for what promises to be an exciting, innovative and worthwhile journey of discovery.

BBRC named as Mayor of Bristol’s strategic partner

Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, announced a strategic partnership between BBRC and his City Office initiative at his ‘State of the City’ annual mayor’s lecture last Thursday, aiming towards “structuring Bristol’s economy to work for all”.

Bristol Housing Crisis

BBRC values thought leadership and having a deeper understanding of the issues that are facing our city and wider region.

Big Society Capital loan helps secure BBRC’s future

ig Society Capital, one of the founding institutions in the Social Investment market, have finalised arrangements in the last few weeks to lend BBRC an unsecured loan to help us grow and deliver our regional ambitions.

No place like home

This article was first published in the economia and it was written by David Adams who looks at the forces and policies which drove housing issues to the top of the political agenda. The UK’s housing crisis boils down to one fact: not enough affordable...

Bristol Post recognises BBRC-funded chilli sauce entrepreneur

Earlier this week the Bristol Post ran an article about how Grace Ekall started her own business whilst undergoing chemotherapy. Grace took a loan from the Community Innovation Fund (CIF), a pilot project sitting within Bristol & Bath Regional Capital.

When former legal adviser Kerry Mead, 41, split from her partner and needed a home to rent with her two children, Sammy, 9, and Ruby, 6, she realised a seismic shift had occurred in Bristol’s housing market.