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

Help Young People into Social Enterprise Across Europe

23 January 2018

Help Young People into Social Enterprise Across Europe Trainers from the University of Plymouth’s Faculty of Business are leading part of a Europe-wide project aiming to support young people who are ‘outside the system’ into careers in social entrepreneurship. The programme needs ambassadors from the local social enterprise community to help inspire young people into

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New crowd-funding support available through the Reach Fund

23 January 2018

The Reach Fund The Reach Fund, funded by Access (The Foundation for Social Investment and managed by Social Investment Business), allows organisations – known as Access Points – to refer charities and social enterprises to apply for grants of around £15,000. The grants can be used to pay for specific support that may help them

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Over £600k Available for Devon Community Projects

19 January 2018

Over £600k Available for Devon Community Projects If you’ve got a good idea for a project, something that’ll really benefit people in your community, but it needs start-up funding to get going, don’t forget that Devon’s District Councils have funding available for projects that ‘enhance and make a difference to communities.’ This year, £661,086 has

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DIT Civil Nuclear Showcase 2018

18 January 2018

Last chance to benefit from early registration to the DIT Civil Nuclear Showcase Please note this is a paid for event With an established reputation in the civil nuclear calendar, this premier annual event is not to be missed. The showcase provides a unique opportunity to network with a diverse mix of delegates from the

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Growth Support Service benefits Devon social enterprise

18 January 2018

Bshirt Ltd: Breastfeed With Confidence… Business partners Lisa Lessware and Philippa Doyle have created a business model and social enterprise based entirely around their own experience as mothers, passion for creative innovation and advocacy in support of breastfeeding in public. Lisa found inspiration for The Bshirt clothing range during her time volunteering as an NCT

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Carillion Liquidation – Advice for businesses

18 January 2018

As you will be aware, Carillion have filed for compulsory liquidation, an Official Receiver has been appointed and contingency plans have been activated across Government. The Cabinet Office has announced that the government will continue to deliver all public sector services following the insolvency. The Official Receiver who works for the Insolvency Service (one of

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Farmers to receive basic payments until 2024

15 January 2018

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has confirmed that basic payments will continue to be paid to farmers until March 2024 as part of a five-year transition period to help farmers adjust to Brexit. However, direct payments to larger farmers will be capped after the UK leaves the EU in order to make the system fairer. Defra

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The Herald Business Awards 2018 – Entries now open

15 January 2018

The Herald Business Awards 2018 Organisations can be entered for awards across various categories including: Small Business of the year, Best Tech Business, Exporter of the year, Social Enterprise award and more. The closing date is Sunday 4th February. CLICK HERE for more information.

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What Happened Next? Business support Customer picks up eBay National Business Award

15 January 2018

Plymouth Games Manufacturer Wins Ebay Award After Receiving Funded Business Support. The Growth Hub team was delighted to hear from Hannah Daragon, MD of Hannah’s Games, who makes and sells card games for parties. Starting her business creating hen party games, her business has expanded to include a game for almost any party genre, with a

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HMRC | Self Assessment made easy

12 January 2018

Want to complete your 2016-17 tax return and don’t know where to start? Let HMRC help with a range of digital products to make it easier for you. You can choose from a selection of live or recorded webinars, online guides and short YouTube videos to support you in completing the return. Live webinars –

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