Founding Lounge Members

Engine Shed was launched with 6 founding Lounge Members in 2013, to support Bristol and Bath’s inclusive and growing economy in a way that benefits everybody who lives and works here. Since then we have increased our Lounge Membership and work with an increasing number of Partners.

Our Partners

Engine Shed has a shared mission to support an inclusive and growing economy, so we work in partnership with a number of organisations from the public, private, and third sectors to deliver impact.

  • All
  • Investor
  • Lounge Member
  • Network Partner
  • Project Partner
  • Resident
  • Sponsor
  • Education


    We provide UK universities and colleges with shared digital infrastructure and services, such as the superfast Janet Network.

  • Business


    A professional services and technology consultancy offering audit, tax, risk, financial advisory and consulting services to all types of businesses.

  • Social Enterprise


    ACH is a leading provider of integration services for refugees.

  • Investor

    Bristol Private Equity Club

    The Club gives us an organised process to receive, review and discuss business plans and then share the risk (and reward) of investing.

  • Business


    KPMG in the UK is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax, Consulting and Deal Advisory services.

  • Law


    TLT use our experience and legal expertise to help clients, whether that's growing their business, delivering their products and services effectively, grasping opportunities or minimising risk.

  • Tech

    We invite two speakers to our monthly meetup at Engine Shed to share their knowledge on topics from across the technical spectrum (with a bias towards software), including professional developers, company founders, academic researchers, hobbyists and creatives.

  • Tech


    Geovation is offering start-ups that are members of Engine Shed benefits including access to OS and HMLR data, expert business advice and mentorship, and a weekly ‘tech surgery’ drop-in session given by Geovation’s in-house software developer team.

  • Research Alliance


    From the creative arts to the physical sciences, the GW4 Alliance brings together world-leading scholarship, infrastructure and expertise from Bath, Bristol, Cardiff & Exeter universities.

  • Office space


    Boxworks, operated by Forward Space Ltd, provides twenty architect-designed studios in customised shipping containers with access to all the facilities at Engine Shed

  • Education


    Boomsatsuma empowers young people through its education programmes and industry-linked creative media pathways.

  • Tech


    TechSPARK is the information hub for all things tech in Bristol, Bath and the West of England region.

  • Education

    My future my choice

    My Future My Choice was set up in 2009 to address the need identified by businesses and school leaders for practical opportunities for young people to engage with the world outside school.

  • Education


    IntoUniversity provides local learning centres where young people are inspired to achieve. They have local centres in Easton, Withywood and Weston-super-Mare.

  • Property Advisors

    Bristol Property Agents Association (BPAA)

    The BPAA continues to respond to the ever-changing property market and remains the most respected and foremost property voice in Greater Bristol.

  • Education

    Bath Spa University

    Bath Spa University is where creative minds meet. They teach and research across art, sciences, education, social science, and business.

  • Transport


    The Great Western Railway (GWR) is a British railway company that links London with the south-west and west of England, the Midlands, and most of Wales.

  • Investor

    UKBAA Angel Hub

    The UK Business Angels Association offers access for their members to our Lounge. Together we offer a series of events to build the angel investor community.

  • Local government

    West of England Combined Authority (WECA)

    WECA’s aim is to deliver economic growth for the region and address our challenges, such as productivity and skills, housing and transport.

  • Local government

    West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)

    Working together, business and councils are supporting economic growth and attracting new jobs and investment to Bristol, Bath, Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding countryside.

  • Local government

    Invest Bristol + Bath (IBB)

    Invest Bristol + Bath offer their expertise, networks and talent to both local and global businesses in order to see them thrive.

  • Education

    University of Bristol

    University of Bristol's cutting edge research prepares students for a global market and makes it one of the world’s most successful universities.

  • Education

    University of Bath

    The University of Bath is a top 10 UK university with a reputation for research and teaching excellence.

  • Office space

    Temple Studios and Temple 1852

    Temple Studios & Temple 1852 are creative and social campuses offering two vibrant, cool and contemporary workplaces in the heart of Bristol Temple Quarter's Enterprise Zone.

  • Regeneration

    Bristol Temple Quarter

    Temple Quarter is one of the largest urban regeneration projects in the UK. It is also Bristol’s Enterprise Zone, making it a great place for business to grow.

  • Tech

    SETsquared Bristol

    The Bristol SETsquared Centre accelerates early-stage, high-tech, high growth businesses, regardless of any previous connection with the universities.

  • Tech

    SETsquared Bath

    The Bath SETsquared Centre offer work space, business acceleration and inspiration for high-growth companies and the entrepreneurs that create them.

  • Social Enterprise

    School for Social Entrepreneurs

    The School for Social Entrepreneurs equip people to transform their communities and improve the lives of others.

  • Academic/business collaboration


    The role of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) is to enrich society through ideas and action.

  • Banking

    Lloyds Banking Group

    Lloyds Banking Group are a financial services group focused on retail and commercial customers - with millions of customers in the UK, and a presence in nearly every community.

  • Business

    Institute of Directors (IoD)

    The Institute of Directors represents the points of view of business leaders both locally and nationally.

  • Tech


    HBB (High Tech Bristol and Bath CIC) supports high tech companies in the West of England making this the best place to be building a high tech business.

  • Tech


    In 2018 Engine Shed worked with DigiLocal to deliver culturally relevant code club games in Scratch for use at their clubs across the West of England.

  • Creative

    Bristol Creative Industries

    Bristol Creative Industries, formerly Bristol Media, is a support network for the creative and media industries in Bristol. It has over 600 members, making it one of the biggest creative communities in the UK.

  • Enterprise

    Business West Initiative

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

  • Public Sector

    Bristol City Council

    Bristol has 35 wards, electing a total of 70 councillors with a directly elected Mayor.