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

Great British High Street Awards

20 June 2018

Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, James Brokenshire, today launched the Great British High Street Awards. What is the Great British High Street Awards? Celebration of local achievements on high streets across Great Britain and Northern Ireland. For the first time there will be a High Streets Week –

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Devon County Council Business Promotion Grant

20 June 2018

Applications are being sought for the latest round Grants of up to £1,500 are available to help firms who are looking to reach new customers. The funding, which is offered through a competitive bidding process, is aimed at helping businesses to cover exhibiting costs to promote their products and services to audiences at high profile

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Creative Industries Federation Growth Survey

14 June 2018

Creative Industries Federation Growth Survey As part of the Federation’s activity across Entrepreneurship and Growth, they are undertaking a major piece of research on growth. The research will look at what growth really looks like in creative enterprises across the creative industries in the UK, and how we can better support this. The findings will

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Royal Academy of Engineering | SME Leaders programme

14 June 2018

SME Leaders programme Apply by 4pm, 13 August 2018 to join the SME Leaders programme in October. This programme, delivered by the Academy’s Enterprise Hub, will support promising leaders of high-growth engineering SMEs. The programme aims to support development of leadership skills through our Hub Membership which includes: Training courses, executive education (through provision of

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Forward Enterprise Fund

08 June 2018

The Forward Enterprise Fund is £2m social investment fund that supports individuals, charities and social enterprises run by, or creating employment opportunities for, ex-offenders and people in recovery from addiction. The fund is a partnership between Social Investment Business and The Forward Trust backed by Access – The Foundation for Social Investment, Big Lottery Fund

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Somerset County Council: Business Growth Survey

06 June 2018

Somerset County Council’s Business Growth Survey has just gone live. Somerset County Council are hoping to secure funding for a business grant scheme to support business growth in Somerset. The funding could also support the development of business collaboration and networking. The survey will help them to understand the appetite for these schemes, as well

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Innovate UK: Audience of the future: design foundations

01 June 2018

UK businesses can apply for a share of £1 million for early-stage, human-centred design projects that will determine future R&D activity in immersive experiences. This is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. Competition opens: Monday 21 May 2018 Competition closes: Wednesday 4 July 2018 12:00pm Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, will

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Innovate UK: Research and Innovation strength in places fund

01 June 2018

A new competitive scheme that takes a place-based approach to research and innovation funding, to support significant regional economic growth. Competition opens: Monday 28 May 2018 Competition closes: Wednesday 25 July 2018 12:00pm Consortia of UK businesses and publicly funded research organisations can apply for up to £50 million per application. To be successful, applications

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The Trade Horizons Roadshow – Exeter

01 June 2018

The Trade Horizons Roadshow – Exeter The Trade Horizons Roadshow is coming to Bristol, Exeter, Swindon and Cornwall in June and July to provide local businesses with the advice and tools needed to prepare for Brexit and to take advantage of future international sales opportunities. Attend the interactive Exeter leg of the roadshow to hear

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Innovate UK: Aerospace Research and Technology Programme

01 June 2018

The UK Aerospace Research and Technology Programme provides grant funding to industrial research and capital projects to enhance UK civil aerospace. Competition Opens: Monday 4 June 2018 Competition Closes: Wednesday 20 June 12 noon The UK Aerospace Research and Technology (UKART) Programme represents a £3.9 billion joint government and industry investment to maintain and grow

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