Bradford on Avon has some fabulous businesses; from independent shops, service providers and artisans through to large scale manufacturers.

The town council strives to support local businesses, through schemes like the Shop Local scheme – with which you can register via our sister site Explore Bradford on Avon.

Business support

On Tuesday 18 July, Bradford on Avon Town Council hosted a business forum drop in event at St Margaret’s Hall from 4pm to 7.30pm.

The event was facilitated by Cognisant Research, an independent market research agency, who supported the town council with an online survey of businesses between September 2022 and February 2023.

The forum provided an opportunity for business owners and managers to offer comments and ideas on the future for business development and support in Bradford on Avon, as well as have a chance to review the results of the recent Cognisant survey and other economic development research.

The Wiltshire Growth Hub, who offer free business support and advice, were also in attendance.

Bradford on Avon Business Survey 2023 (pdf)

Bradford on Avon People and Places Benchmarking Report 2017 (pdf)

High Street Regeneration Research Presentation (pdf)