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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Join a team driving the low carbon agenda in Devon

12 June 2020

The Sustainability Hub Low Carbon Devon project is currently recruiting six positions to help drive low-carbon economic growth in the county. The following positions are now open for application: Knowledge Exchange Officer – this post will lead on the interaction between the University of Plymouth and local Devon-based enterprises and is responsible for organising and

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Small Business Workforce Fund to support STEM Graduate Recruitment

04 June 2020

The University of Plymouth’s STEM Graduates into Business project is proud to provide the Small Business Workforce Fund to support eligible small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in Devon with the recruitment of STEM graduates. To provide flexibility to businesses facing changing market demands, this temporary Fund, which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund

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DIT Agri-Food Consultation Seeking Your Views

22 May 2020

The Department for International Trade are reaching out to key stakeholders to greater understand how HMG can support the Agri-Food & Drink sectors in their immediate recovery from COVID-19. The aim of this survey  process is to identify what short, medium, and longer-term interventions are required to maximise business opportunities overseas, and in doing so maximise the

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COVID-19 Business Support Latest Updates

16 April 2020

Businesses are advised to keep updated on the latest information and advice to inform their response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Here follows links to advice and guidance.

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SWMAS | Manufacturing Barometer Survey, Spring 2020

27 March 2020

TELL US HOW UK SME MANUFACTURERS EXPECT 2020 TO UNFOLD The SWMAS Manufacturing Barometer for Spring 2020 is launched. The message from SWMAS is that with COVID-19 creating business uncertainty worldwide, it has never been more important to make your voice heard!  After the positive outlook reported at the end of 2019, SWMAS urge you to

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Research to Better Understand Cyber Security

10 March 2020

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the Behavioural Insights Team are looking to speak to small and micro businesses about cyber security advice and guidance. This is an open invitation, although we are particularly interested in businesses that have used the NCSC’s Small Business Guide.  The Behavioural Insights Team are conducting this research on

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Get Set for Growth – Devon Focused Newsletter

02 March 2020

Get Set for Growth – Devon Focused Newsletter Get Set for Growth are running lots of programmes in Devon to help entrepreneurs start a business or grow an existing company. Have a read of the many opportunities available for people with just an idea to those already in business. You can also read more about

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Innovate UK / EEN – EUREKA Global Business Innovation Programme to South Korea

11 February 2020

Closing date for full application: Sunday 15th March 2020, 23:59. Innovate UK’s Global Business Innovation Programme (GBIP), delivered by Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), is recruiting up to 30 innovative SMEs with emerging advanced manufacturing and advanced materials technologies. Successful applicants will benefit from a structured programme of support consisting of a preparation phase in the

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Heart of the South West Skills Survey

14 January 2020

Working with the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership, Serco have commissioned Wavehill, a social and economic research company, to gather information on the skills gaps and training needs facing Small and Medium sized (SME) businesses now and over the next few years. Wavehill have developed a survey, for employers with more than

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Helping Farmers to Work More Efficiently: Apply for Funding.

13 January 2020

Businesses can apply for a share of up to £15 million to look at more efficient and environmentally friendly ways to produce the UK’s food. We need to produce our food in a more sustainable and efficient way if we are to meet the expected 60% increase in global demand for food by 2050. Better

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