Futures’ Services

BFG aims to provide a flexible and personal approach that meets each client’s individual needs. A summary of the main services and expertise follows below,
  • Experise on all aspects of Smart City development including mobility, energy, data and digital service transformation
  • Advice on how to approach and work with UK Local Authorities
  • Supporting visiting international delegations and study tours and tech businesses seeking to locate in West of England
  • Developing broadband Wi-Fi and digital strategies, including Full Fibre and 5G
  • Business and use case development for innovative technologies, AI, ML, IoT, AR, VR, Blockchain, CAVs
  • Helping organisations to develop and define compelling Visions and supporting values 
  • Leading and managing collaborative research and development projects
  • Writing, evaluating and reviewing funding bids, including Innovate UK submissions
  • Literature reviews, primary research, citizen and user engagement
  • Researching White Papers, in-depth features and thought-pieces
  • Building cross-sector collaboration and partnerships
  • Key note speaking. Chairing and facilitating events
  • Generating creative ideas
  •  Horizon scanning
BFG works with cities; large and small businesses and with Universities - in the West of England, the UK and around the world. Recent clients include,  
  • West of England Combined Authority 
  • University of Bristol
  • University of the West of England
  • Bristol City Council
  • The Maltese Planning Authority
  • The British Council
  • WeAlmatey Partnership (Kazakhstan)
  • ICLEI (Japan)
  • The Science and Innovation Network (US)
  • Buro Happold
  • Watershed Media Centre
  • Zeetta Networks
  • Arcadis (Poland)
  • Foot Anstey LLP
  • Bristol Cultural Development Partnership