The Link Academy Trust

20 March 2019

The Link Academy Trust is a Multi Academy Trust (MAT) of 9 rural primary schools located in Totnes, Newton Abbot, Teign valley and Crediton providing education to over 700 pupils. The Trust has ambitious plans for the future as they continue on their growth journey – expanding the number of schools and pupils that the

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Langaria Financial Brokers access 1 to 1 business advice

25 January 2019

Ana Veloso and her Partner Peter Burke formed Langaria Financial Brokers in July 2018 to provide Intermediary services for business loans working as an Accredited Representative of the White Rose Group, Accredited Financial Brokers. Langaria work with business clients in a friendly, open and honest way to understand their requirements for business loans before completing

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Oak Practice utilises Growth Hub advice to amplify online impact of new service

16 November 2018

Lisa formed The Oak Practice in 2013, initially to provide Dramatherapy services to clients in the education and healthcare sectors across Devon. In 2017, looking to build upon the services offered at The Oak Practice, Lisa was successfully accepted onto the Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme delivered in Plymouth by Dartington School for Social Entrepreneurs

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Sweeping a new path to business success

22 June 2018

Seeking new ways to take her chimney sweep business to the next level was the motivation for Razale Olivier getting in touch with the Heart of the South West Growth Hub team. PH Olivier Chimney Sweep began trading in 2010 and has secured year on year growth ever since through word of mouth and affiliate

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Spanish Language School preparing children for a globalised future

08 May 2018

LOCAL SPANISH LANGUAGE SCHOOL IS PREPARING OUR CHILDREN FOR A GLOBALISED FUTURE THANKS TO HEART OF THE SOUTH WEST GROWTH HUB SUPPORT Andrés Ossa, owner of Spanish Amigos Plymouth – a Spanish language school with a twist, is thrilled after receiving business support for his franchise through the Heart of the South West Growth Hub.

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Devon business refurbishes premises thanks to Growth Hub 1:1 support

20 March 2018

The Garden Shop: An oasis of calm in a sea of chaos Since Sue Brown took over The Garden Shop in 2014, the bespoke, micro-garden centre has flourished into an expanding horticultural tourist destination, complete with a dog-friendly café, garden centre and gift shop. Soon, her premises will include an onsite workspace for artisans and

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Growth Support Service benefits Devon social enterprise

18 January 2018

Bshirt Ltd: Breastfeed With Confidence… Business partners Lisa Lessware and Philippa Doyle have created a business model and social enterprise based entirely around their own experience as mothers, passion for creative innovation and advocacy in support of breastfeeding in public. Lisa found inspiration for The Bshirt clothing range during her time volunteering as an NCT

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Relocation support for local biz as they expand into new premises

05 December 2017

Rhino Play Limited A family-owned commercial playground company, supplying playground equipment and safety surfacing, has relocated into larger premises after being referred to business funding opportunities by the HotSW Growth Hub. Rhino Play Limited has grown exponentially since it started trading in Newton Abbot 5 years ago. The Company supplies playground solutions across the UK

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Plymouth Business Wins Prestigious Ebay Award

03 November 2017

HANNAH’S GAMES Plymouth Games Manufacturer Wins Ebay Award After Receiving Funded Business Support. Hannah Daragon, MD of Hannah’s Games, makes and sells card games for parties. Starting her business creating hen party games, her business has expanded to include a game for almost any party genre, with a selection of quirky games suited to either

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Success Story – Mapyx Limited

09 October 2017

“NO CATCH 22” SAYS MD ON HIS EXPERIENCE OF RECEIVING FUNDED BUSINESS SUPPORT An Exeter based company supplying the MOD, police and education sectors has realigned its business focus on the back of funded business advice offered through the Heart of the South West Growth Hub. Mapyx Limited, a Geographic Information Solutions (GIS) provider delivers

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