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

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Devon County Council | Engaging Rural Micros

25 October 2019

Are you a rural micro business or sole trader? Are you interested in shaping the future of business support? The Devon County Council wants to work with you! Devon County Council is running a research trial to learn how to stimulate positive mindsets towards improving business efficiency. Micro businesses, freelancers and sole traders (less than

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Gov.UK | Adult Retraining Scheme Rolled Out to New Regions

17 October 2019

Get Help to Retrain service continues its phased rollout and is now available in six major cities and regions across England. From 16th October, the Government’s Get Help to Retrain service will be offered to adults across the Leeds City Region, the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, and the Heart of the South West to

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Creative England | Creative Growth Finance Debt Fund

15 October 2019

The Creative Growth Finance Debt fund has been established to provide scale-up funding to the UK’s most promising creative businesses. It will target post-revenue small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that require supporting finance for continued growth. The fund is targeted at firms that are looking to scale-up, or via the development of existing or new

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HMRC Update – Get Your Business Ready For Brexit.

14 October 2019

When the UK leaves the EU there will be immediate changes to the way UK businesses trade with the EU that may impact your business. HMRC have continued to write to VAT registered businesses to let them know what actions they need to take now. If you trade with the EU you can find letters

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Climate Emergency – Somerset Business Summit

11 October 2019

Hosted by Somerset County Council on behalf of the Local Authorities. Calling all Somerset Businesses and Organisations! As you may know, earlier in 2019 the 5 Local Authorities in Somerset declared (or recognised) a climate emergency and have agrees to work together with other partners on a plan which works towards making Somerset carbon neutral

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SWMAS | Manufacturing Barometer Autumn 2019-20 (Q2): Add Your Voice Here

11 October 2019

As we speed towards 31st October and the real possibility of a no deal Brexit, it is more vital than ever that we record and share the voice of UK SME manufacturers. As a senior leader and decision maker in the UK SME manufacturing sector, the Manufacturing Barometer is an opportunity to express your views

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Royal Academy of Engineering | SME Leaders Programme Open now for Applications

09 October 2019

Are looking for their next cohort of promising leaders of growth-potential engineering and technology companies. This six month programme is designed to support you to develop the leadership skills needed to scale your business. Applications close Monday 18 November 2019, 4pm. What is offered: Grant of up to £10,000 to fund leadership training courses of

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Timewade | Technology for Success Study

09 October 2019

Please could you spare 10 minutes to take part in a Technology for Success survey? Carried out by Timewade, in partnership with Tech South West, the survey forms part of a study to provide insight into how technology is being used by SMEs in the South West to boost productivity, and will give participants the

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Business Basics Fund – Third Round Open.

07 October 2019

The third round of the Business Basics Fund is now open for Expressions of Interest to run trials. Round 3 makes £2 million available for trial projects involving technologies which support business and administrative functions. As announced in the June 2019 government response to the Call for Evidence on tackling late payments, up to £1

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Cyber Crime in Devon and Cornwall – Introducing your Local Cyber Protect Officers

03 October 2019

The impact of Cyber crime can be devastating: Your Cyber Protect team works within the Digital Capabilities Unit in Devon and Cornwall Police, and forms part of the wider Team Cyber UK in collaboration with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the National Crime Agency (NCA). Whether you own a business, or are part

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