Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Business Support
  • Year established:
    2003
  • Website:
    http://businesswest.co.uk
  • Contact
    • Leigh Court, Abbots Leigh, Bristol, Bristol, BS8 3RA

About Business West

The purpose of Business West is to help businesses of all sizes take advantage of the opportunities and address the problems created by this new world so they may successful start, grow, export and innovate.

They lead lobby and influence to create an environment which is conducive to business success and provide thousands of individual local business with advice and support to help them be successful. Its ambition is to strive to be the UK's most influential regional business organisation.

Formed nearly 200 years as Bristol Chamber of Commerce Industry and Shipping, Business West still looks after the wealth creating business of Bristol, and now also for the business communities of Bath, Swindon, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.




What is it like to work for Business West

Wellbeing
Wellbeing
In order to help employees improve their work life balance, Business West has a policy which offers employees the opportunity to buy extra holiday. At its Head Office a cellar has been converted to a rest area for staff which everyone is able to use for breaks and lunch.
My Team
My Team
Business West offers flexible working, allowing employees to work from home, the office, a local hub or a coffee shop when required. They have also created a cross working team to launch the Business West Employability Charter looking at ways the company can offer work experience, apprenticeships and mentoring to employees and young people in the area.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
This year Business West have focused on the homeless issues within Bristol. Working with City Hall and the Mayor, they have created 50 moving in packs for homeless people. These items have been donated by employees and are presented to various charities in the Bristol area.

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Benefits:

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary, non-contributory pension scheme or one in which the employer puts in at least three times

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    50% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

  • Staff:

    185

  • Earning £35,000+:

    39%

  • Male : Female:

    39% / 61%

  • UK sites:

    4

  • Average Age:

    45

  • Staff Turnover:

    7%

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