A round up of business news including; information on new support services, grant funding, success stories, advice and information and dates for your diary.
Plymouth Materials Characterisation Project (PMCP)
10 March 2018
Bringing 3D analysis and imaging, on the nano-scale, to the Heart of the South West, through Plymouth Electron Microscopy Centre. Plymouth Electron Microscopy Centre (PEMC) provides support and access to a wide range of microscopy solutions by producing extremely high magnification analysis and images at high resolution. PEMC has been working with industry for overRead more
90% of small firms still not prepared for new data regulation, new research shows
06 March 2018
Ninety per cent of small firms still not prepared for new data regulation, new research shows Hospitality and the arts & entertainment businesses are the least prepared for GDPR FSB awareness raising campaign to help 5.7 million small businesses be data ready starts today Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) research, published today, shows that overRead more
Barnstaple Business & IP Centre
06 March 2018
Barnstaple Business & IP Centre We support businesses, entrepreneurs and innovators from that first spark of inspiration to successfully launch, and grow a business. We hold workshops and events and offer advice on a whole host of subjects, from setting up your business to protecting your intellectual property (IP). So whether you’re looking to start,Read more
FabLab Launches at Barnstaple Library!
27 February 2018
FabLab Barnstaple is here, having recently launched with the assistance of Arts Council England funding. It is the latest addition to the FabLab Devon network of facilities run by Libraries Unlimited. What is a FabLab? What is on offer? A FabLab is small-scale workshop offering digital fabrication. It’s an open access, not-for-profit, community resource where anybody canRead more
Do you want higher productivity and be more sustainable?
27 February 2018
Enhancing productivity is a key UK Government priority; recent improvements in productivity are still significantly offset by the long term flat lining of productivity growth since the financial crisis. More needs to be done to understand what is behind the productivity levels of organisations and Prof Don Webber of the University of the West ofRead more
Looking for premises? Plymouth Workspace Week
23 February 2018
Plymouth Workspace Week Get To Know Your Workspace Options The first workspace week was held 6-10 February 2017 and we’re back with a sequel! Plymouth Workspace Week 2018 will be bigger and better between Monday 19 March – Friday 23 March 2018 so save the dates. Each business centre/serviced office/incubator/coworking space in Plymouth will beRead more
Launch of the 2018 British Small Business Awards
21 February 2018
The British Small Business Awards aim to celebrate and bring attention to the UK’s small business sector. The purpose of this awards scheme is to give recognition to outstanding sole traders, micro businesses and small companies in the United Kingdom. Successful businesses will receive an award that will commemorate their talents and hard work. TheRead more
UK food and drink exports reach record high
19 February 2018
Defra statistics have revealed that the value of UK food and drink exports reached a record high of £22 billion in 2017, which represents a 10% year-on-year increase. The top five export destinations were: Republic of Ireland USA France Netherlands Germany The products which had the highest export value included whisky, chocolate, cheese and shellfish.Read more
New industry engagement project launches at University’s Electron Microscopy Centre
19 February 2018
A new initiative that will bring together business and industry with expertise and equipment at a cutting edge electron microscopy centre has formally launched at the University of Plymouth. The Plymouth Materials Characterisation Project (PMCP) will enable companies in Devon to work with academics and technical specialists using a new Focused Ion Beam Scanning ElectronRead more
Free 1:1 Business Review available through the Growth Hub
16 February 2018
Eligible businesses can now access a fully funded one to one advice session with an external Business Adviser through the Growth Hub. The service provides you with an opportunity to speak to an expert adviser about your business and growth ambitions. Businesses must be currently trading and operating in the following sectors to be eligible forRead more
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