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

Best of the West in Tech revealed as Tech South West Awards shortlists announced.

16 September 2019

Immersive holographics, life-saving technology for watersports and next-generation bionic limbs are amongst the array of world-leadin innovations from finalists in this year’s Tech South West Awards announced today. Leading tech companies, initiatives and individuals from across the region make it on to the 2019 shortlist. Celebrating the best ‘tech in the west’, the awards cover

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National Farmer’s Union | Achieving Net Zero: Farming’s 2040 Goal.

16 September 2019

The NFU’s new report, Achieving Net Zero: Farming’s 2040 Goal, sets out three pillars of activity that will help the industry to reach its ambitious goals. These are: Improving farming’s productive efficiency Improving land management and changing land use to capture more carbon Boosting renewable energy and the wider bio-economy. The first of these pillars

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DBACE | The Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Entreprenuers 2020

11 September 2019

DBACE supports visionary creative entrepreneurs between the ages of 18-30 who are driven by a mission to create and sustain social value through their enterprise. DBACE aims to reach ambitious individuals from all backgrounds with ideas that will improve the lives of others and communities we live in. Deutsche Bank is partnering with MeWe360 to

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Filing Accounts at Companies House

10 September 2019

With 300,000 sets of accounts being due this month, September is one of the busiest months for Companies House. Many companies will have an accounting reference period which ends on the last day of the year. This means the last day to file their accounts is 30th September. Every company must prepare accounts that report

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2019 World of Opportunity Programme – Entries Open Now.

09 September 2019

Heathrow is offering 20 SMEs the chance to each win a grant of £2000 to fund trade missions to help them reach new markets. Though a partnership with Exporting is GREAT they can help prepare each successful applicant for international trade. The competition will run from Monday 2 September 2019 until Friday 18 October 2019.

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£16 million funding boost to support thousands more customs experts

09 September 2019

Thousands of customs experts will be trained and businesses supported for trading post-Brexit with thanks to £16 million in new government funding launching today. This new government funding is now available to help businesses train staff in making customs declarations, and to help businesses who support others to trade goods to invest in IT. This

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Gov.UK

5G Rural Connected Communities.

09 September 2019

Grants up to £5million to test ground-breaking 5G applications in rural areas, alongside proposed planning reforms to improve and extend mobile coverage. Application deadline: 25th October 2019. the 5G Rural Connected Communities Project is a UK-wide competition, designed to ignite a tech revolution in countryside communities and help rural areas seize the opportunities of 5G

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Gov.UK

Cyber Skills Immediate Impact Fund

09 September 2019

Grant for recruitment and training to increase the diversity and numbers of those working in the UK’s cyber security sector. Application deadline: 27th September 2019 Training providers, charities and a range of other organisations in England can apply for grants of up to £100,00 to work with employers to increase the diversity and numbers of

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Hendy Foundation

09 September 2019

Small grants for charitable projects and activities that support local communities in areas where Hendy Group car dealerships operate. Charities and community organisations in Devon could be eligible for a small grant from the Hendy Foundation which has been set up this year to support local communities in the areas where Hendy Group car dealerships

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HM revenue and customs

Changes to VAT rules on Construction services from 1 October 2019.

03 September 2019

The VAT rules on construction services are changing from 1 October 2019 for contractors and sub-contractors. A VAT reverse charge is being introduced, which means that VAT will need to be handled and paid in a different way. The new rules mean that the contractor (customer) will have to pay the VAT due instead of

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