Better Business Partners

Better Business is an initiative to help businesses thrive whilst creating a positive impact on Bristol and the people who live here.

Better Business can help by amplifying businesses’ voices, encouraging collaboration, creating new relationships, strengthening old ones, celebrating business in the city, making staff happier and finding ways that as a community we help solve some of the city’s problems.

The Better Business network helps us to fund impactful social and environmental projects, like our Young Chefs initiative in partnership with Square Food Foundation, and host events to bring businesses together under a shared goal of making our city better for everybody.


Our Better Bristol launch event was held at the Colston Hall on 7th November 2018 with over 350 people from businesses across the city joining us to find out how we can collaborate to make positive change in Bristol. Since then our membership has grown to over 60 businesses across the city, supporting more than 100 partnerships focused on social impact and helped local charities access over £10,000 of free marketing. It has given us the capacity to provide hundreds of work experience placements in the media, provide 16 free places to train young people in professional kitchens and 6 places on a film-making course to address lack of diversity in the industry.

During the Covid-19 crisis the support from our Better Business members and key partners has allowed us to recruit community reporters, producing hyper-local news from some of Bristol’s most deprived wards, uncovering stories that mainstream media outlets might otherwise miss.

We bring businesses and the wider community together in a range of events across the city, including working in partnership to connect young people with career opportunities and a Summer celebration event at Bambalan.

To find out how Better Business can support your business while making positive change in the city you can read our latest impact report here,  see our brochure below or read our media pack to discover Better Business membership benefits.


We’re now looking for a core group of organisations to join us and help shape the Better Business agenda. Get in touch with us at

Our Better Business members include:
UWE Bristol (founding key partner), Wapping Wharf (key partner), University Of Bristol (key partner), Unite Students (key partner), Resonance (key partner), Colston Hall (Bristol Music Trust), Triodos Bank, Burges Salmon, Bristol WasteHayes Parsons Insurance Brokers, Bristol Beer FactoryClifton CollegeO2 Academy BristolSteele FinancialWildfire Communications, Zazus Kitchen PubsWorkbrandsPlaster Creative Communications, Ocean Estate Agents, ELM Legal Services, Budweiser Budvar UK,  Realise Product DesignTuskoWatershed, Develop Me, YTKO Group, Newman Langley, Team Love,  Redington, Bristol & Bath Regional Capital, Sparck, RalphBristol Pound CIC, Badminton School, Out Of Hand, Bristol City Centre BID, Purplefish,  Studio Giggle, Bristol Energy Cooperative, Reach Brands, Quartet Community Foundation, PwC, Assembly, Hyde & Co, SXS Events, Thresholds, Bristol Old Vic, Pieminister, Office Drop, ClassPass, RedRock Consulting, Arnolfini, Inside Travel Group & Raised in Bristol

Better Business Members

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    Good Sixty

    A revolutionary online marketplace showcasing artisan food and drink

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    An employee benefit initiative from Bristol Credit Union

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    Better Food

    On a mission to change grocery shopping for the better

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    Bristol-based independent company established in 2005

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    Travelwest is the one-stop website for travel information in the West of England

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    Bristol Marriott Hotels

    Memorable destination for work and play, with an exceptional locations and award-winning service

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    Inside Travel Group

    Since 2000 we have developed two brands InsideJapan Tours and InsideAsia Tours

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    UWE Bristol

    The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has a global and inclusive outlook

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    Wapping Wharf

    Wapping Wharf, a buzzing new harbourside neighbourhood right in the heart of Bristol

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    If you are selling or buying, letting or renting a home in Bristol, Ocean is here to help

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    O2 Academy Bristol

    O2 Academy Bristol has been bringing quality live shows to the city since the venue opened in 2001

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    Develop Me

    Develop Me provides commercially focused courses enabling people to enhance their careers in tech

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    Clifton College

    Clifton College is a day and boarding school for pupils aged two to 18

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    Budweiser Budvar UK is the UK subsidiary of world-renowned Czech lager brewery, Budweiser Budvar

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    Bristol Waste Company

    Bristol Waste is your local recycling, waste collection and street cleansing company

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    Badminton School

    Badminton has remained at the forefront of girls’ education in the UK for well over 160 years.

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    Bristol Beer Factory

    Bristol Beer Factory has grown into one of the largest independent breweries in Bristol

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    Bristol Pound

     First launched in 2012, the Bristol Pound is the largest local currency in the UK

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    Plaster is a communication agency based in Bristol working with internationally acclaimed businesses

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    Ralph help organisations bursting with passion and purpose, create the best versions of themselves.

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    Redington are change makers, on a mission to make 100 million people financially secure.

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    Resonance is a pioneering social impact investment company.

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    Sparck is the Digital Design Consultancy of BJSS.

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    Steele Financial Ltd

    The firm offers traditional accountancy services you would expect to a massive variety of businesses

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    Team Love

    Team Love are a Bristol based company specialising in festival and event production.

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    Triodos Bank

    The specialist finance we provide is already helping to make a real difference across Bristol.

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    Tusko love telling great stories with style that have an impact.

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    Wildfire specialise in producing digital and print content for the education and property sectors

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    Workbrands is a creativity agency that effect meaningful, measurable change for their clients.

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    YTKO Group

    YTKO Group is a successful private sector business working across the UK and abroad

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    Realise Product Design

    Realise pride themselves on a straight-talking, no nonsense, no hidden costs, honest & open approach

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    Watershed opened in 1982 and declared itself to be ‘Britain’s First Media Centre’

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Better Business

Key partner- UWE Bristol

Key partner - Bristol University

Key partner - Wapping Wharf