Initiative Member

The Initiative is a business leadership team which enables the business community to positively influence the way our area is shaped, managed and developed.

Formed in Bristol in 1990, the brief was to bring together the great and the good in all sectors and work out what needed to be done to connect infrastructure, culture, public services, transport and business to make Bristol a better place for its citizens. 

Now covering Bristol, Bath and Swindon, over 270 business leaders are engaged with developing a shared vision. A vision to create a successful place for people to live, work and invest in for all its communities.

We focus on bringing business and public sector together in partnerships and activities that bring success to our region, helping to shape and influence policies and instigate change in:

  • Economy and business growth
  • Planning and development
  • Employment, skills and education
  • Transport and connectivity
  • Energy and low carbon economy
  • Local and national government

Are you interested in highlighting, discussing and debating key regional topics?

Our brand new Initiative website is a collaborative platform where you can engage with other local business leaders and discuss the issues that we all face.

Join the discussion

Bristol

Bristol

Provides an effective link between private and public sectors to ensure the interests of commerce are considered in key decision making.

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Bath & North East Somerset

Bath & North East Somerset

Concentrates on strategic issues, in particular building up close working relationships with key local authority representatives and their officers.

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Swindon & Wiltshire

Swindon & Wiltshire

Sitting at the very heart of the local business community providing representation, information and networking to its members.

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