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The latest news from the Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone.
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MARCH NEWS
This month, Bristol City Council unveiled its long-term vision for the Enterprise Zone, marking the start of a six week consultation on the Spatial Framework, a document that outlines it. Bristol's newest bridge, located in the zone, was named as the result of city-wide competition, and there are various opportunities and events to get involved in: exhibitions, learning new skills and business support. 

Consultation on the vision for Bristol Temple Quarter launched
Artist's impression of how the area could look in futureThe council's vision for how the Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone could be developed over 25 years has been revealed. Local residents and businesses are now being invited to have their say on the proposals, which cover development layout, land use, public spaces, transport and access. Find out more and respond to the consultation online at www.bristoltemplequarter.com/spatialframework. Information and response forms are also available at libraries. The deadline for comments is 14th April 2016.

Winners of competition name Bristol's newest bridge
Mayor George Ferguson and two of Brock's great great grandchildren with the name plaqueThe new bridge linking Bristol to the site of the proposed new arena has been officially named as part of a city-wide competition. Hundreds of people from across the city suggested a name, but the winners were the Knowle and Totterdown Local History Society with 'Brock's Bridge'. The name refers to William Brock (1830-1907),  an entrepreneur and builder whose family lived in Totterdown. Find out more on our website

National Apprenticeships Week 2016
This week is National Apprenticeship Week 2016 and, as part of supporting the growth of quality apprenticeships in the region, Business West, West of England LEP and the Creative Skills Hub are launching a campaign to help small businesses understand the intricacies of taking on apprentices. For more information on this or to share how your company has worked with an apprentice, email skills@businesswest.co.uk. Find out more on Business West's blog
Events & Opportunities
LinkAge's 'Step Into My Shoes', Engine Shed, 2 March - 28 April
Almost 5 million consider the television as their main form of company and an estimated 11,000 experience loneliness in Bristol. This exhibition explores society’s increasing issue of isolation and loneliness in older people. The installation highlights LinkAge’s work in local communities and how innovative new ways of working, such as intergenerational activities, can help to tackle this issue.

Part-time Masters in Strategy, Change & Leadership for professionals
The University of Bristol is offering scholarships on its part-time MSc programme in Strategy, Change and Leadership. Designed for fit around a full-time job and aimed at busy professionals, the course is for those who want to improve their ability to deal with the complexities and challenges facing organisations today. You can find out more online or at an open evening on Wednesday 20 April, 6pm to 7.30pm (email Cheralyn Dark on efim-scl@bristol.ac.uk for details).

The West of England Growth Hub
The West of England Growth Hub provides a first port of call for businesses looking to engage with any publicly funded business support project. The range of services offered include finance assistance, support for high growth businesses, access to skills packages, manufacturing, innovation and research advice and export support. Through one web portal, businesses have instant access to an extensive, connected network of business knowledge and skills partners. You can find out more online.

Coding Fellowship starts in May
The first run of Develop Me’s Coding Fellowship programme starts in May. The fellowship is a 12 week intensive course in web development that will take students from beginners to employable junior web developers. The programme is based in Bristol and has an option for a paid work placement at the end of the course and career support to find work upon graduation. They are also in the process of creating a scholarship place on the programme; find out more and get involved on their website.
 
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