Engine Shed hosts three’In Residence’ services to help entrepreneurs and leaders access information which will help them unlock their growth. The services run by Engine Shed are:

  1. Investor in Residence
  2. Invest Bristol & Bath in Residence
  3. Growth Hub in Residence


+ Investor in Residence

The Investor in Residence service is facilitated by Engine Shed and designed to help increase investment activity in the region, whether by improving a company’s pitch quality or raising awareness of investment propositions.

Click the links below to select the investor that you would like to meet and book a session with. Sessions last c. 30 minutes. At each session you can ask questions about investment, access expert advice and discuss feedback on your pitch. This is not a pitch for investment – though if the investor wants to invest, we’re not going to stop them. This means that the session will be relevant to any stage or sector of company.

The Science Research Foundation (trading as Engine Shed) is not regulated and takes no responsibility for any advice provided as part of this service.

> Bristol and Bath Regional Capital Ed Rowberry (Social/Community investment)

BBRC is a community-minded investment company looking to work and engage with themes such as:

    • Home & communities
    • Community services and asset development
      • Low carbon economy and the environment
    • Employability & Enterprise

By facilitating charities and public sector organisations to meet their goals and delivery services, BBRC aim to help entrepreneurs put purpose at the heart of their activity.

Book now: https://engineshediirbbrc.eventbrite.co.uk

> Deepbridge Capital Simon Tutton (Life Sciences and Technology)

Deepbridge specialise in investment and support for startups in:

      • Technology,
    • Life sciences

With offices across the country, Deepbridge are delighted to be part of Engine Shed and the rapidly growing ecosystem around Bristol in providing innovative tax-efficient investment opportunities.

Book now: https://engineshediirdeepbridge.eventbrite.co.uk

> ADV (Accelerated  Digital Ventures) David Fogel (Technology)

ADV is a new investment platform offering funding from Seed to Series C for every stage of startups in Tehcnology. Our investments range from £50k up to £9 million, with our aim of understanding how to best support the local startup ecosystems with connections, capital and experience.

Book now: https://engineshediiradv.eventbrite.co.uk

> Maven Capital Partners Melanie Goward (Technology)

Maven Capital Partners are a UK leading investor assisting in the growth and development of companies. The Bristol branch particularise in early stage technology startup, who are looking for investments (> £500,000) for startups looking to be part of the next generation of world class companies.

Book now: https://engineshediirmaven.eventbrite.co.uk


+ Property Adviser in Residence

When? Last Tuesday of the month

Engine Shed Property Agent in Residence Service in partnership with Invest Bristol + Bath.

Colleagues from Invest Bristol + Bath (IBB) are available to offer free impartial support to companies looking to grow in the region. IBB offer a bespoke service including property support, access to talent, introductions to networks and research centres, we to suit your needs.

The Science Research Foundation (trading as Engine Shed) is not regulated and takes no responsibility for any advice provided as part of this service.

> Book here: https://engineshedpair.eventbrite.co.uk


+ Growth Hub in Residence

When? 2nd Thursday of the month 09:30 – 16:30

The Growth Hub in-residence days are a drop-in service, giving you the opportunity to talk to our team in your own business community. You can talk to them about your ambitions, the challenges currently facing your business and any support requirements you feel you may need.

You set the timeframe. These appointments can be anything from 5-45 minutes depending on your needs. Some businesses approach us with quick questions; others wish to discuss their business models, overarching strategy and look for us to provide a more in-depth package of support. You set the agenda, and they’ll respond to your needs. If you don’t have time to speak to them on the day, please pop by and leave a card. We’re available for telephone appointments on week days and can arrange a time to suit you. If you’re keen to catch them and would like to secure a set slot please email:

The West of England Growth Hub services are free to all businesses throughout the West of England. The level of service we offer is universal, regardless of size, sector or location. We also offer up to 12 hours of free support tailored to the needs and goals of your business.

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