Shine a light on the work you’re doing and reach a wider audience across the city


Better Business was set up to help Bristol’s businesses meet, collaborate and drive positive change in the local area.

Since starting in 2018, over 100 businesses have joined the initiative, from small restaurants and breweries to leading law firms and universities.

During that time, Better Business has evolved into more than a membership programme. It’s become a trusted peer network during difficult times and an invaluable vote of confidence in our own reporting and work.

Without this support, Bristol24/7 couldn’t make the same impact. Our members keep our journalism independent and open to all, and help us to continue running life-changing projects in the community.

Learn about the benefits

A better Bristol

Support a positive impact in the city

Tell your story

Promote your business to Bristol24/7’s audience

Unique events

Meet and collaborate with local businesses

Exclusive perks

Reward your employees with unique benefits

Drive positive change in Bristol through Better Business


We know that no single organisation can change the world alone. Better Business provides a platform for collaboration, helping businesses unite to create a positive impact on Bristol.

Better Business has supported a number of projects that have made a huge difference to the lives of people in the city. Each project aligns with our three core areas of focus at Bristol24/7: providing support for young people, giving a voice to marginalised communities and championing environmental causes.

Without the backing of our members, it wouldn’t be possible to run projects like these:

  • Young Chefs: Providing young people who are not in education, employment or training with practical experience and training in professional kitchens
  • Community reporters: Recruiting, training and employing people new to journalism to report stories from some of Bristol’s most disadvantaged and disengaged communities
  • Supporting a dedicated climate & sustainability editor for Bristol

Reach and engage a local audience through Bristol24/7


Want to reach a wider audience and grow your customer base in Bristol? Better Business offers a unique opportunity to get your business in front of thousands of local businesses and buyers.

Better Business gives members an identity as a business that’s committed to making a positive difference in Bristol. You’ll benefit from brand association with Bristol24/7 and our life-changing Better Bristol projects, but there’s also a wealth of direct marketing and PR opportunities:

  • A new member announcement across Bristol24/7’s website and social channels
  • 50,000 display advertising impressions to use across
  • The chance to feature in an exclusive Better Business interview
  • A dedicated editorial contact for member press releases, with up to one feature published each month for members
  • Opportunities for exposure at Bristol24/7 events
  • 20% discount on subsequent advertising across Bristol24/7’s platforms

Join and collaborate with the Better Business community


From brand new openings to well-loved institutions, Bristol is home to an incredible community of businesses. And we want everyone to feel like an integral part of it.

The Better Business initiative brings Bristol businesses together, giving members a network of like-minded organisations in the local area.

With the membership, you’ll be invited to our quarterly member meeting where we come together to share challenges and discuss what’s happening in Bristol.

There are also plenty of exclusive social events and discounts to enjoy as a Better Business member.

Treat employees to the best of Bristol each month


Keeping employees engaged and finding perks that people actually want can be a headache. Better Business can do that for you.

The membership comes with an employee perks programme, up to the value of £45 per employee. Your team can enjoy exclusive offers and discounts at well-loved pubs, cafés, restaurants and organisations around the city, handpicked by the Bristol24/7 team. Recent, ongoing and popular features of the perks programme included:

  • Free doughnuts, free daquiries, free cookies and more
  • Discounts at bars and restaurants across Bristol
  • The chance to win theatre, festival and event tickets
  • Free pints at drinking spots across the city, including Bristol Beer Factory and Arnolfini

Key partners

Newest perk additions

Win dinner for two at
The Kensington Arms
Win a £50 voucher to spend at Eat A Pitta
Free pint of any Bristol Beer Factory
draught beer at Arnolfini bar

Our Supporters

  • Since moving to Bristol in 2017 Bristol 24/7 has really helped me understand my new home, both through its topical news coverage and from its brilliant reviews of Bristol life. As traditional news media shrinks in its ability to support democracy in news services like Bristol 24/7 become ever more important.,
    Bristol24/7 member

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