Bristol has been ranked top in the UK as the best city for business, according to the Legatum Institute UK Prosperity Index 2016.
Bristol is a thriving place for business and its infrastructure is a huge asset; it’s the second best connected area in the country, with the fourth highest average broadband speeds.
At the heart of the city’s Enterprise Zone is the Engine Shed, which CEO Nick Sturge describes as “an incubator trying to make Bristol itself an incubator.” As Sturge explains: “Engine Shed represents what is special about Bristol, and is a snapshot in time of the ambition. As a city we have been trading, innovating, and exploring for many hundreds of years and grown significantly as a result. It values and embraces and leverages the diversity, the willingness to collaborate, experiment, and accept that not everything works.” That it is housed within Brunel’s original station is a fitting salute to the architects of Bristol’s historic prosperity as the city once again seeks new sources of growth.