10am: Cool Ventures Webinar: GDPR
10am-11am via Zoom
Join us for this session to learn about current GDPR rules and what your business needs to do to comply with the requirements.
This event forms part of the B&NES and South Gloucestershire Business Support Services and is available free of charge for residents and businesses based in these areas only and who have enrolled for the Services.
4.30pm: Walk and Talk Networking
The Ridings, Chipping Sodbury
There's no doubt that getting to know other local businesses and freelancers is still one of the best ways to move your business forward, so why not meet us in person on Tuesday May 24th for our walk and talk networking event?
We'll meet at The Ridings car park (Chipping Sodbury Football Club BS37 6PQ) at 4.30pm. After our stroll, we'll end up at The Squire Inn in Chipping Sodbury for drinks at approximately 5.30pm.
If you'd like to join us for drinks but can't make the walk, we look forward to seeing you in the pub garden!
Please register on Eventbrite!
Sodbury and Yate Business Association is a not-for-profit organisation that was established in 2009 to provide a support network for businesses in the area.
It is run by small business owners within Chipping Sodbury and Yate who have the same shared experiences of starting up and running their own business.
With a strong commitment to social responsibility and supporting the local community, the Association is partnered with local councils and charitable organisations and makes an annual donation to a local charity.
Photos on this page are kindly provided by RichMcD Photography.
If you run a local business and would like to benefit from being part of the Association, please contact .
We are delighted to welcome new or prospective members along to our meetings. We hold breakfast and evening meetings to cater for all, as well as social events.
The whereabouts of defibrillators can help save vital seconds which can save lives in a real emergency.
However, in an emergency if a defibrillator is required, the public should dial 999 in the first instance and they will be directed to the nearest accessible unit and provided with a code if the defibrillator is in a lockable cabinet.
There are life-saving defibrillators strategically located throughout the Shopping Centre and further afield in Yate town so it is worth the public refreshing their knowledge every now and again as Andy Lowrey, Yate Shopping Centre Manager, explains:
“The public should not take matters for granted and should refresh their minds on a regular basis. The Yate Shopping Centre security team are trained to first responder level and have all been trained in the use of a defibrillator. In recent years, the security team has saved lives with the assistance of a defib. If a member of the public witnesses a first aid incident, we would encourage them to report it to the nearest retailer who will then contact security for assistance. The key message must be ‘a little knowledge saves lives!’”
Defibrillators in Yate Shopping Centre can be found at:
• Anytime Fitness in East Walk
• Yate Leisure Centre in West Walk
• Yate Shopping Centre Management at 43 North Walk
• M&S Simply Food in East Walk
• Tesco Extra, East Walk
• And at the three Health Centres in Yate including West Walk
Yate Town Council has installed Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) at:
• Kingsgate Park (Elmwood entrance)
• Poole Court, Poole Court Drive, adjacent to the disabled entrance
• Kingsgate Park (Elmwood entrance)
• Sunnyside Bowls Pavilion
• Armadillo Youth Venue and Café, opposite Morrisons
• Yate Parish Hall, Station Road
• Yate and District Heritage Centre
Councillor Alan Monaghan, Yate Town Council, Chair of the Environment and Community Committee: “Fewer than I in 10 people survive an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, I’m delighted that the on-going installation of easily accessible defibrillators in Yate will play an important part in saving more lives. These additional defibrillators will significantly improve access to this life-saving equipment. “If you are interested in supporting our defibrillator project, to make more AED’s available and to help save lives, contributions to fund the cost of purchase, installation and community training would be gratefully received”.
The Yate Town Council website lists the Town Council’s automatic external defibrillators with locations on Google maps.
There are also two South Gloucestershire Council defibrillators installed at Badminton Road (BS37 5AF) and Broad Lane/Engine Common Road (BS37 7PN).
There is also a defibrillator in the Yate Shopping Centre Management Suite, 43 North Walk, BS37 4AP.
Take advantage of up to 12 hours of free business support available to all South Gloucestershire SMEs and aspiring entrepreneurs.
The support is provided through attendance to webinars and one-to-one business advice meetings. We cover a number of key business topics such as starting and running a successful business, marketing and brand strategy, digital marketing, finance and HR. All our webinars are run by expert business advisors and are practical as well as current.
To find out how we can help your business start and thrive please call us.
For more information about South Gloucestershire business support service please visit: coolventures.co.uk/south-gloucestershire-funded-support.
79 Broad Street, Chipping Sodbury BS37 5JB
Tel: 0800 0418293
An established online platform for business advertising, attracting new clients to local products and services. Our websites are packed with up-to-date information about what's happening in key areas of South Gloucestershire. Find details of events, organisations and businesses, plus offers, competitions and a monthly newsletter.
Our portfolio comprises: MyThornbury.co.uk, MyYate.co.uk, MySodbury.co.uk and Cromhall.com.
GR Autos is a family-run garage that has been operating for 32 years, offering servicing, repairs and MOTs to cars and vans up to 3.5 tonnes. We also carry out Forte DPF cleaning.
We put a strong emphasis on customer service - be that working to a tight schedule, making arrangements to keep you mobile while your car is with us or picking up stranded vehicles.
We are members of the Good Garage Scheme and Trust My Garage - independently verified reviews can be found on their websites. We have also been given the ARI Fleet Masterserve award for over 15 years of exceptional service to the Masterserve network.
Click here to watch a short video about us!
24-27 North Road, Yate BS37 7PA
Tel: 01454 320196
Fax: 01454 324635
A professional photographer for over a decade, RichMcD specialises in commercial work, portraits, weddings and photography tutorials.
RichMcD documents local life through his camera lens, creating a vast legacy of images for us all to enjoy, now and in the future. He also eats lots of ice-creams!
If you'd like to get in touch with Rich, click below to visit his website or check out his facebook page.
Tel: 07768 033097
The Boundary Magazine, established in 2008, is published monthly and distributed free to over 8,500 homes and businesses in Chipping Sodbury, Yate and Villages in BS37.
It is also available in local Libraries, at selected local shops, pubs and cafes, and a full copy is posted on our website.
If you are a business owner the Boundary is a great way to reach local customers, please contact us for our latest 'introductory offers'!
PO Box 1189, Coalpit Heath BS36 9AA
Tel: 01454 774061
We offer a personal independent financial planning service, answering your questions, including "How much is enough?". As a responsible business Simon focusses on small and micro business owners in Yate and surrounding areas, who care about their family and their future.
Financial planning is really quite simple – “spend less than you earn”. However, life is complicated as we like to change jobs, homes, start a family, care for the young and the old. This is where savings (in the form of cash, investments and pensions), mortgages and protection plans become useful.
Retirement planning forms a part of Financial Planning, with a specific focus on retirement and pensions, but also any other resources you may have. A lifetime cashflow plan helps you understand the future outlook for your finances and may demonstrate that you can retire earlier than you first thought.
The key to estate planning is to understand the full value of your estate, the nature of those assets on death and how you would like the proceeds divided between your loved ones, wider family, friends and charity.
The value of pensions and investments can fall as well as rise. You can get back less than you invested.
5 Loveridge Court, Frampton Cotterell BS36 2NX
Tel: 0117 230 5077
We are offering face to face meetings for clients in pre-booked cases during the current restrictions. We are also available for video call and telephone meetings. Please get in touch to arrange an appointment on 01454 316789.
Need expert legal advice? At the heart of the Yate community, Wards Solicitors has a long and established reputation for providing specialist legal advice to local businesses and individuals. We can help you with Wills and Probate, Family Law and Divorce, Conveyancing, Accident and Injury and Medical Negligence claims as well as Business Disputes, Commercial and Corporate services and Commercial Property.
We pride ourselves on giving clear, jargon-free advice to our clients. The independent Legal 500 Guide recommends us for excellent client service.
We offer a free initial discussion for many of our services and face to face, video and telephone appointments are available. Please visit our website or call our Yate office to see how we can help.
19 West Walk, Yate Shopping Centre, Yate BS37 4AX
Tel: 01454 316789
Shopping at Yate is easy and convenient, a perfect location for all your shopping, dining and entertainment.
With over 100 shops to choose from, ranging from High Street stores to supermarkets and many smaller independents, Yate offers great variety with something for everyone, and now has a 6 screen cinema and a choice of restaurants.
The security team, CCTV and traffic-free walkways make Yate a safer place for parents shopping with children, whilst the walkways are covered so you'll stay dry even on the wettest of days. It's all on one level, so Yate is ideal for families with prams and pushchairs, the elderly and the disabled.
Yate BS37 4AP
Tel: 01454 318554
49 Grace Close, Chipping Sodbury BS37 6ND
Tel: 07988 700115
Direct, expert legal advice just how & where you want it.
We will be working throughout the lockdown but our offices will not be open to the public.
All of our meetings and appointments will be by telephone or zoom only.
We are still offering our free 30 minute initial consultations so everything is running as normal, just no face to face meetings.
No.3 Northavon Business Centre, Dean Road, Yate BS37 5NH
Tel: 0333 320 8600
Fully open during lockdown (with Covid restrictions in place).
If people want to visit the office if they could call first to make an appointment.
Unit 2, Rounceval Mews, Rounceval Street, Chipping Sodbury BS37 6AS
Tel: 01454 540200
Springs Cottage, Codrington, Chipping Sodbury BS37 6RZ
Tel: 07870 438784
5 Badminton Court, Station Road, Yate BS37 5HZ
Tel: 01454 540 500
Office Suite 3C, Bowling Hill Business Park, Chipping Sodbury BS37 6JL
Tel: 0117 379 0818
Parliament House, 4 High Street, Chipping Sodbury BS37 6AH
Tel: 01454 312125
Hope House, 87 High Street, Wickwar, Wotton-under-Edge GL12 8NP
Tel: 01454 299070
Tel: 07875 387367
Poole Court, Poole Court Drive, Yate BS37 5PP
Tel: 01454 865205
105 Horse Street, Chipping Sodbury
Tel: 01454 883300
Tel: 07500 898179
Available during lockdown for professional HS&E services, from legal interpretation, policy writing, risk assessments, inspection and audit to accident investigation.
Hawthorn Cottage, Little Sodbury End, Chipping Sodbury BS37 6QF
Tel: 07512 014212
Unit A5, The Badminton Centre, Station Road, Yate BS37 5HT
Tel: 01454 430457
Tel: 0800 1804036
Based in Wickwar
Tel: 07875 021453
The Cottage, Ridgewood Community Centre, 244 Station Road, Yate BS37 4AF
Tel: 07954 406640
Tyndale Lodge, Little Sodbury End, Chipping Sodbury BS37 6QE
Tel: 01454 311294
Tel: 07974 712083
6 Melford House, Oaklands Business Park, Armstrong Way, Yate BS37 5NA
Tel: 0800 091 32 52
Dean Court, Great Western Business Park, Yate BS37 5NJ
Tel: 01454 323775
First floor offices, 86a Station Road, Yate BS37 4PH
Tel: 01454 838490
Your Finance Director is still open for business!
Obviously we are observing current Government restrictions re: social distancing, etc., when visiting clients, and we can also hold consultations remotely via video calls, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’d like to discuss any aspect of Financial Management or Accounting, and how your business may be impacted by the lockdown, staff furloughing, the Business Interruption and Bounce Back loans, etc.
Tel: 0333 123 6321
High Street, Iron Acton BS37 9UQ
Tel: 01454 228925
The Old Rectory Clinic, High Street, Iron Acton BS37 9UQ
Tel: 01454 300191
47 Horse Street, Chipping Sodbury BS37 6DA
Tel: 01454 322 232
Based in Yate and Charfield
Tel: 07855 054688
The Den, Units 6-8 Manor Farm Buildings, Churchend Lane, Charfield GL12 8LJ
Tel: 01454 529029
Classes in Chipping Sodbury, Yate and South Gloucestershire
Tel: 01454 327112
Tel: 07804 598353