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Businesses across the South West benefit from over £4bn Covid-19 financial support

19 October 2020

New data published on the 15 October reveals that the South West has received more than 107,000 facilities under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) and the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS). New data published on the 15 October reveals that the South West has received more than 107,000 facilities under the Coronavirus Business

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The Granary, Larkbeare Grange

08 May 2019

LUXURY ACCOMMODATION BUSINESS RECEIVES TAILORED BUSINESS SUPPORT TO REACH NEW CUSTOMERS Set in 8 acres of picturesque countryside, The Granary offers luxury self-catering accommodation to holiday makers looking to explore Devon. Within easy reach of Dartmoor, Exmoor, beaches and must-see Devonian tourist hotspots, The Granary has potential to be fully booked with keen tourists who want

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Steady growth for hybrid survey business following StartUp support

08 April 2019

Accutest International Limited  Steady growth for hybrid survey business following Growth Hub StartUp support Somerset-based, Accutest International Limited (Accutest) is set for steady growth over the next six months following 1-to-1 support from one of the Heart of the South West Growth Hub’s network of specialist Business Advisers, Nevelle Marchent. Founded by owner, Tom Werner,

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The Eco-Friendly Shop

03 April 2019

A SOMERSET ECO-FRIENDLY RETAILER WINS FAIRTRADE GOLD AWARD FOLLOWING MARKETING SUPPORT Over the course of 13 years, Amy Lawson has turned her passion on all things organic, recycled, up-cycled, fair-trade, and environmentally-friendly into a growing, eCommerce eco-friendly product supply business. With ambition to increase online sales, Amy was eager to find a way to compete

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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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