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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Success Story – ‘Look To Cook’ is creating a stir!

09 August 2017

A professional chef from Devon who helps businesses market their products through recipes and food photography is reaching a wider audience thanks to support from Heart of the South West Growth Hub. Lottie Francis, who founded Look to Cook, is now working across many sectors including food and drink to create recipes and eye-catching food

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Success Story – New Oaks Farm

13 July 2017

Heart of the South West Growth Hub support to a luxury holiday accommodation business in Somerset has played a role in occupancy rates of almost 100% being achieved in its first year of business. Laura and Gary Walker, who have farmed mixed livestock at New Oaks Farm in West Lydford for 15 years, began their

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Success Story – Southcombe Farm

10 June 2017

A farmer from Devon, who has diversified to focus his attention on unique holiday opportunities, has seen an increase in visitor numbers thanks to support from Heart of the South West Growth Hub. Paul Clark, who runs Southcombe Farm in Holsworthy, used the support he received to focus on the areas of his business that

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Success Story – Stephen Bright

20 March 2017

An engineer from Devon is on a journey into entrepreneurship with his innovation that could reach international markets within the military and humanitarian aid, thanks to support from Heart of the South West Growth Hub. Stephen Bright is a principal engineer specialising in bridge design. He has used the knowledge and skills from his day

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Success Story – The Artisan Bride

10 February 2017

A seamstress with 25 years in the bridal industry is using her extensive experience to launch an online retail business, with support from Heart of the South West Growth Hub. Joanne Christoforides, based in Bridgwater, is a self-taught seamstress with decades of experience running wedding dress boutiques, as well as designing and creating bespoke gowns

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Success Story – Te Cake

10 January 2017

Support from Heart of the South West Growth Hub is helping a Devon-based patisserie company move from a kitchen table start-up to a dedicated business unit with plans to create new jobs. Te Cake is run by husband and wife team Samantha and Dean Curkovic. Specialising in hand-made patisserie and chocolate work, the Kingsbridge business

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Success Story – Sweet Cumin

06 October 2016

An award-winning cook and Indian food producer is exploring how to take her business national with Heart of the South West Growth Hub. Bini Ludlow runs Sweet Cumin, a cookery school that teaches Indian and traditional Gujarati cooking, having been taught by her mother at aged eight how to use spices and the best ingredients.

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