A round up of business news including; information on new support services, grant funding, success stories, advice and information and dates for your diary.

The 2019 Chamber Business Awards are now open for entry

26 June 2019

Recognising and rewarding excellence in British business, the Chamber Business Awards is one of the UK’s most contested and prestigious business award programmes. Each year, from Aberdeen to Cornwall, organisations of all sizes and sectors compete for the coveted titles and the national recognition they bring. They are delighted to announce that not only will this

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Launch Somerset – FREE Support Package for new businesses

24 June 2019

PROPEL YOUR NEW BUSINESS TO SUCCESS WITH OUR INVESTMENT PACKAGE WHAT IS LAUNCH? LAUNCH is all about giving pre-start or new (up to 24 months trading) enterprises an opportunity to pitch their business and get a real boost – think Dragons Den without the Dragons. We have an exciting investment package available from our sponsors for the business

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TDA | Showcase your Apprenticeship Vacancies at the forthcoming Torbay Fair

20 June 2019

Following the successful National Apprenticeships Week campaign in March, this free event gives employers the opportunity to showcase Apprenticeship vacancies at all levels. Why Attend? Fill your Apprenticeship vacancies, for people aged 16+ Free stands to businesses/ training providers who have live Apprenticeship vacancies in the Torbay area. Hold informal, first stage interviews on the

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iPads for loan from Minehead Library

17 June 2019

Now available for businesses (or anyone thiking of sstarting a new business) – there are 5 brand new iPads which busines related individuals can loan for a period of one month for free! (All you need is a library card – if you haven’t got one, just take some ID along to any Somerset library

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RGB 30th Community Fund

05 June 2019

Since its launch in 2014, RGB Building Supplies’ Well Built Community Fund has supported 29 charities, schools, projects and community groups by donating £1,000 worth of building materials every other month. With the construction industry facing a skills shortage, RGB is celebrating its 30th giveaway by inviting those who help young people learn a trade

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National Lottery Heritage Fund

03 June 2019

The National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) provides grant funding for projects that connect people and communities to the national, regional and local heritage of the UK. Small and very large grants up to £5 million for local, regional and national heritage projects in the UK. Grants are awarded for projects that enable a wider range of

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DIT launches new tool to drive foreign investment

03 June 2019

A new online tool will help potential investors by connecting them with over 300 businesses and experts who can help them set up or expand in the UK. The Department for International Trade (DIT) announces the launch of the UK Investment Support Directory, a new online tool which will help international investors set up and

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Celebrate cycling during Bike Week!

23 May 2019

Bike Week (8-16 June) aims to get people back in the saddle and enjoying the benefits of cycling for everyday journeys, fitness and fun – and everyone is invited! Love to Ride Devon are supporting Bike Week with a month-long cycle challenge during June with amazing prize draws for: Daily giveaways during Bike Week A

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New awards launched celebrating South West’s ‘best of tech’

08 May 2019

Tech South West has launched new awards to celebrate and showcase the best of the region’s technology sector. The Tech South West Awards 2019 cover the whole Tech South West region of Bath, Bristol, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire, recognising and celebrating talent, creativity, business success, education, leadership,

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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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