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

Funding to Help SMEs Develop Low Carbon Vehicle Technology

05 December 2018

The Technology Developer Accelerator Programme (TDAP) helps SMEs to develop low-carbon vehicle technologies.  If you have a product or technology with the potential to reduce the environmental impact of the transport sector, you could be eligible for up to £100,000 of combined grant funding, technical support and business mentoring. Please note you must register your

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UK Investment Support Directory: applications now open

26 November 2018

The new UK Investment Support Directory is a listing of private sector providers who can support foreign investors setting up or expanding in the UK. The International Trade Secretary, Liam Fox, announced the call for business applications to be members of this Directory at the Board of Trade meeting in Swansea on Thursday 15 November.

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Shortage Occupation List Review 2018: Call for evidence

26 November 2018

The Migration Advisory Committee have put out a call for evidence to support their review of the Shortage Occupation List. It is important that business take the opportunity to contribute to the revision of the Shortage Occupation List as this will become crucial once freedom of movement ends after the UK exits the EU. Please

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Free business consultancy project with Plymouth Business School students

20 November 2018

How could you benefit from having a free business consultancy project undertaken by Plymouth Business School students? The University of Plymouth are currently looking for businesses/organisations to provide simple, consultancy projects for Plymouth Business School students to undertake as part of their assessed modules. These business consultancy projects are a great way for businesses to

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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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Hinkley Supply Chain Programme

09 November 2018

The Supply Chain Programme continues to work with T1 contractors across the project and have a live opportunity pipeline of over £200m.  They are proactviely seeking South West suppliers with capability in: NDT, test facilities and services Fabricators – Stainless and Carbon Painting Companies Specialist Electrical Products Valve Manufacturers Water Management Systems Security Doors and

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Fast Track to Growth has launched for it’s fourth year!

09 November 2018

Devon businesses, rejoice! Fast Track to Growth has launched for its fourth year supporting businesses with their ambitions for growth, for free. Become a member today to join the likes of companies such as Salcombe Distillery, The Greedy Fox and Otter Vale Products and receive access to free business support and expertise. The FT2G partners

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Innovate UK – New grant funding competitions

31 October 2018

New funding to drive improvements in immersive content creation Businesses can apply for a share of up to £8 million for innovation projects that support better, more immersive experiences. Find out more and apply >> Game-changing ideas for civil aerospace: apply for funding UK organisations can apply for a share of up to £8 million

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Businesses in the South West warned to watch out for cartels

23 October 2018

The CMA is calling for more whistle-blowers to expose business cartels with the launch of a national awareness campaign. It comes as new research shows many firms in the South West don’t know enough about how to comply with competition law. The Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) latest cartel awareness campaign aims to educate businesses

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British Business Investments – full year results 31st March 2018

23 October 2018

British Business Investments, a wholly-owned commercial subsidiary of British Business Bank plc, the UK’s national economic development bank, today publishes its Annual Reports and Accounts for 2017/18, its fourth year of operation. Key highlights for 2017-18 include: A gross annual income of £76.2m generated, delivering a pre-tax profit of £67.9m – an increase of 23%

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