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Why Bristol is the perfect choice for your virtual office

Thinking about setting up a Bristol virtual office? Read on to discover why the city makes the perfect location choice.

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If it was good enough for Isambard Kingdom Brunel, it’s good enough for us. Yes, we’re talking about Bristol, a city where there are reminders of this ingenious figure around every corner waiting to inspire today’s businesses to be industrious, to grow and to prosper.

With easy access to the whole of the south west, the Midlands and Wales, Bristol has long been an important business hub for the south of England. Making its name as a port city with an important role in early trade links with North America, it’s more recently been known for Concorde, Banksy and hot air balloons. And it’s on the up, with its economy predicted to expand by £500m to a total of £14.7billion by the end of next year.

These days Bristol has a particularly strong show of hands from the tech, creative media and aerospace industries, being part of the so-called ‘Silicon Gorge’ region alongside Bath, Gloucester and Swindon. It’s the location of choice for companies ranging from Aardman Animations (that’s Wallace and Gromit, to you and us) to Airbus, and with so much support available to help businesses flourish, it’s not hard to see why.

 

Support and advice for businesses in Bristol

Whether you’re a start-up or an established SME, there’s lots of support available for businesses in Bristol, wherever they are in their journey.

For free, impartial advice on growing your business, look no further than the West of England Growth Hub, which can also help you find the right financial support and funding. Pop over to YTKO West of England for a variety of business support programmes aimed at Bristol-based businesses, including details of their South Bristol Enterprise Support and North and East Bristol Enterprise Support.

There’s lots of support and advice available courtesy of Bristol City Council, while the Bristol Temple Enterprise Quarter entices small businesses with favourable business rates and smoother planning applications. As if that wasn’t enough, Bristol is also home to the renowned SETsquared programme – the global number 1 business incubator – which runs workshops and events to support local businesses and economic growth.

 

Living and working in Bristol

The aforementioned Brunel was responsible for many of the extraordinary landmarks that make Bristol such a photogenic place to do business – look no further than the Clifton Suspension Bridge or the SS Great Britain as fitting symbols for your business’s presence in Bristol. New logo, anyone?

Regularly voted one of the best places to live in the UK, Bristol is both green and smart: it has the honour to have been the UK’s first “European Green Capital”, and it’s investing in improving its digital connectivity to become a true ‘smart city’. It stands to reason, then, that it’s a place where smart businesses base themselves!

 

If you’d like to get in on the Bristol action, a virtual office is a great way to support the growth and prosperity of your business in this exciting region. We have four fantastic virtual offices in Bristol for you to choose from, each with its own premium business mailing address, meeting rooms and other features to take your business from strength to strength. It’s the perfect fit for the ‘green city’ theme, and frees up capital to invest in other areas of your business, too!

Haley heads up all things marketing here at Virtual HQ - making sure that we're visible online and that we look damn good.

Haley Darby
Haley Darby

Head of Marketing

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