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

Launch Somerset – FREE Support Package for new businesses

24 June 2019

PROPEL YOUR NEW BUSINESS TO SUCCESS WITH OUR INVESTMENT PACKAGE WHAT IS LAUNCH? LAUNCH is all about giving pre-start or new (up to 24 months trading) enterprises an opportunity to pitch their business and get a real boost – think Dragons Den without the Dragons. We have an exciting investment package available from our sponsors for the business

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TDA | Showcase your Apprenticeship Vacancies at the forthcoming Torbay Fair

20 June 2019

Following the successful National Apprenticeships Week campaign in March, this free event gives employers the opportunity to showcase Apprenticeship vacancies at all levels. Why Attend? Fill your Apprenticeship vacancies, for people aged 16+ Free stands to businesses/ training providers who have live Apprenticeship vacancies in the Torbay area. Hold informal, first stage interviews on the

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iPads for loan from Minehead Library

17 June 2019

Now available for businesses (or anyone thinking of starting a new business) – there are 5 brand new iPads which business related individuals can loan for a period of one month for free! (All you need is a library card – if you haven’t got one, just take some ID along to any Somerset library

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National Lottery Heritage Fund

03 June 2019

The National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) provides grant funding for projects that connect people and communities to the national, regional and local heritage of the UK. Small and very large grants up to £5 million for local, regional and national heritage projects in the UK. Grants are awarded for projects that enable a wider range of

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DIT launches new tool to drive foreign investment

03 June 2019

A new online tool will help potential investors by connecting them with over 300 businesses and experts who can help them set up or expand in the UK. The Department for International Trade (DIT) announces the launch of the UK Investment Support Directory, a new online tool which will help international investors set up and

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Celebrate cycling during Bike Week!

23 May 2019

Bike Week (8-16 June) aims to get people back in the saddle and enjoying the benefits of cycling for everyday journeys, fitness and fun – and everyone is invited! Love to Ride Devon are supporting Bike Week with a month-long cycle challenge during June with amazing prize draws for: Daily giveaways during Bike Week A

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New awards launched celebrating South West’s ‘best of tech’

08 May 2019

Tech South West has launched new awards to celebrate and showcase the best of the region’s technology sector. The Tech South West Awards 2019 cover the whole Tech South West region of Bath, Bristol, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire, recognising and celebrating talent, creativity, business success, education, leadership,

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The Granary, Larkbeare Grange

08 May 2019

LUXURY ACCOMMODATION BUSINESS RECEIVES TAILORED BUSINESS SUPPORT TO REACH NEW CUSTOMERS Set in 8 acres of picturesque countryside, The Granary offers luxury self-catering accommodation to holiday makers looking to explore Devon. Within easy reach of Dartmoor, Exmoor, beaches and must-see Devonian tourist hotspots, The Granary has potential to be fully booked with keen tourists who want

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Calling all budding business owners and entrepreneurs!

03 May 2019

The first ever Somerset Entrepreneur Bootcamp will offer anyone with an early stage innovative business or ingenious idea the opportunity to begin their journey on the road to success. Somerset Entrepreneur Bootcamps are part of an exciting new initiative called The Somerset Catalyst Programme. This programme will focus on building the capacity in Somerset to

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GDPR FAQs for small hospitality businesses

30 April 2019

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) FAQs for small hospitality businesses The GDPR refers to lawful bases for the processing personal data, which are broadly similar to the conditions for processing in The Data Protection Act 1998. For some organisations within the hospitality industry, the processing of personal data will involve working with third parties or

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