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

NatWest SE100 Social Business Awards seeks entries

28 July 2017

The NatWest SE100 Social Business Awards are open for nominations.  The awards celebrate the achievements and success of social businesses making positive change happen throughout the UK across several categories including Leadership, Growth and Impact. For further information and to enter the awards, click here. &nbs

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Five Fact Fridays: The Top 5 Questions We’re Asked

28 July 2017

Our Online Business Advisery team gets asked all manner of business queries. Armed with information, comprehensive fact sheets and knowledge about regional and national support, mentoring, advice and grant opportunities; we can signpost businesses to the most appropriate support available. Using our comprehensive library of fact sheets, our Business Advisers have answered over 406 business questions! The top 5

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Goldman Sachs | 10,000 Small Businesses Programme

26 July 2017

THE 10,000 SMALL BUSINESSES PROGRAMME Small businesses play a vital role in creating jobs and economic growth in the UK. Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK programme addresses the support gap for growth-orientated small businesses, helping them to unlock their economic and job creation potential. Designed by business education experts and run in partnership with

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Singapore trade mission for British digital and tech firms

24 July 2017

In September, Enterprise Nation are running a global trade mission to Singapore for 25 British businesses focused on tech and digital innovation as well as creative services. Singapore, ranked by the World Bank as the easiest place in the world to start, run and do business, is the UK’s largest trading partner in South East Asia, with

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The Starting Post – New Start Up Business Network in Plymouth

21 July 2017

The Starting Post is a new network in Plymouth specifically for new start-ups and people thinking about setting themselves up in business.  It is delivered in partnership by Formation Zone at the University of Plymouth and Santander.  The Starting Post’s mix of networking, practical advice sessions, and start-up stories, will help new businesses in Plymouth get

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Access point for Reach Fund investment now in Plymouth

14 July 2017

Charities and social enterprises looking for investment will be able to look to Plymouth City Council for help to become investment ready. The Council has been approved as an ‘access point’ for the Reach fund, a £4m investment readiness grant programme, funded by Access, the Foundation for Social Investment and managed by Social Investment Business.

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SSE & Arts Council England Building Resilience Programme – Apply Now!

14 July 2017

Working with Arts Council England, the School for Social Entrepreneurs will deliver a free 10 month learning programme based around the theme of Diversity & Entrepreneurism.  The aim of the programme is to support 25 arts and cultural organisations to develop their expertise and capacity to think long term about creative resilience. The programme will

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South Devon Jobs Now Advertised Free-Of-Charge

14 July 2017

South Devon businesses can now advertise their jobs for free. The South Devon Jobs website supports Torbay and South Devon businesses to recruit with a free and easy to use platform. Businesses can now post unlimited jobs to find new employees for free. Elected Mayor of Torbay, Gordon Oliver, said: “It is our aim to support

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Success Story – New Oaks Farm

13 July 2017

Heart of the South West Growth Hub support to a luxury holiday accommodation business in Somerset has played a role in occupancy rates of almost 100% being achieved in its first year of business. Laura and Gary Walker, who have farmed mixed livestock at New Oaks Farm in West Lydford for 15 years, began their

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Calling the creative industry for insight

13 July 2017

The Creative Industries Council have organised a survey to help policy makers better understand the finance issues faced by creative industry businesses. The results of the survey will directly inform proposals to Government for a creative industries ‘sector deal’ as part of the Industrial Strategy. This is a unique opportunity to enrich the evidence base

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