As part of a nationwide bee preservation project in cooperation with the British Beekeepers Association, we have bees at Leigh Court.

“Build the Buzz” is a national scientific project using hive monitoring equipment to provide a greater understanding of life within the hive.

Through the use of sensitive technology they will be able to monitor honey bee activity 24/7, 365 days a year to have a better understanding life within the hive. This is a British Beekeepers Association initiative & technology partner Arnia Ltd. For more information please have a look at their website:

The hives are located at the far end of the grounds, and will be fenced off to avoid people getting too close. The beekeeper will be visiting regularly to maintain the hives, and sharing information and the findings of the research with us.

I’ve always fancied the idea of a hive, add a spot of innovative technology and how could I resist!

Dr. Who Christmas Special 2015

Finally, having managed to keep quiet since the Summer, it has become evident to the 6 million viewers of Doctor Who Christmas Day Special, that the Doctor  and River Song know where to head in the galaxy for a spectacular venue….

Leigh Court!

Or as they know it the Intergalatic Cruise Company Starship ‘Harmony and Remedemption’



Dr Who Christmas Special - Leigh Court
Dr Who Christmas Special – Leigh Court

This was filmed at our Grade II* Manor House located on the outskirts of Bristol in the Autumn. Not the only filming there recently, a feature film was shot there over the Summer, but I’m sworn to secrecy on that for a bit longer…

James Monk

ISO 14001 Environmental Management System – Accredited

Business West now has full certification of ISO 14001 Environmental Management System being implemented at our Business Centres at Leigh Court, Midsomer Norton and Park House.

This ensures that we are fully compliant with all relevant Environmental legislation and striving to minimise our environmental impact. This now sits alongside our ISO 9001 accreditation.

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ISO14001 logo
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ISO 9001 logo

James Monk