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First Anniversary party for Business Park



The Filwood Green Business Park recently hosted an event to celebrate its first anniversary.

The flagship eco building – which opened last May – now has 31 tenants occupying 48 units.

Tenants, stakeholders and other local businesses where invited to a workshop on Alternative Business Finance led by Andy Weeks of Get Set for Growth.

There was also the ever-popular tea and cakes in the Work Hub, with a mapping exercise for tenants to show the geographical reach of their businesses.

BCC Team Manager for Economy and Inclusion, Robin MacDowell, also gave an update on Bristol’s Sustainable Urban Development Strategy.

This was followed by networking in the WorkHub, with the business park’s first tenant Leung & Co cracking open some Prosecco – as they were also celebrating their first year.

Business Manager Iwona Tempowski said she was pleased the business park had “exceeded its first year occupancy target.”

She said: “With over half of the space now taken, we are delighted that the business park is proving popular with small local businesses and start-ups.

“We are particularly keen to attract businesses in the environmental goods and services sector, those promoting sustainable construction and manufacturers using modern, digital methods.

“To encourage take-up of the Work Hub space we are running a competition to win membership and some Bristol Pounds to help develop a new business idea…”

“Pitch Your Green Idea” takes place on Friday 17 June in Big Green Week. For more information visit