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

Hinkley Supply Chain Programme

09 November 2018

The Supply Chain Programme continues to work with T1 contractors across the project and have a live opportunity pipeline of over £200m.  They are proactively seeking South West suppliers with capability in: NDT, test facilities and services Fabricators – Stainless and Carbon Painting Companies Specialist Electrical Products Valve Manufacturers Water Management Systems Security Doors and

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Fast Track to Growth has launched for it’s fourth year!

09 November 2018

Devon businesses, rejoice! Fast Track to Growth has launched for its fourth year supporting businesses with their ambitions for growth, for free. Become a member today to join the likes of companies such as Salcombe Distillery, The Greedy Fox and Otter Vale Products and receive access to free business support and expertise. The FT2G partners

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Innovate UK – New grant funding competitions

31 October 2018

New funding to drive improvements in immersive content creation Businesses can apply for a share of up to £8 million for innovation projects that support better, more immersive experiences. Find out more and apply >> Game-changing ideas for civil aerospace: apply for funding UK organisations can apply for a share of up to £8 million

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Businesses in the South West warned to watch out for cartels

23 October 2018

The CMA is calling for more whistle-blowers to expose business cartels with the launch of a national awareness campaign. It comes as new research shows many firms in the South West don’t know enough about how to comply with competition law. The Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) latest cartel awareness campaign aims to educate businesses

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British Business Investments – full year results 31st March 2018

23 October 2018

British Business Investments, a wholly-owned commercial subsidiary of British Business Bank plc, the UK’s national economic development bank, today publishes its Annual Reports and Accounts for 2017/18, its fourth year of operation. Key highlights for 2017-18 include: A gross annual income of £76.2m generated, delivering a pre-tax profit of £67.9m – an increase of 23%

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Somerset Manufacturers Group

17 October 2018

Are you manufacturing in Somerset? Network, collaborate and share best practices with your peers through the Somerset Manufacturers Group. As a source of knowledge and ideas to drive the growth of your business, get involved and identify opportunities for funding and other business support. SMG also works with other organisations to ensure Somerset manufacturers across

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The Environmental Futures & Big Data Impact Lab’s Water Resilience Challenge

11 October 2018

Join regional businesses to tackle water and data challenges The Environmental Futures & Big Data Impact Lab (Impact Lab) has united the Eden Project, the Met Office, South West Water and the Environment Agency to develop the Water Resilience Challenge, which launches with a free and fully-catered, two-day hackathon-style ‘bootcamp’ on 6-7 November at Exeter

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Vodafone Techstarter – Deadline 23/10/18

08 October 2018

Awards for businesses, social enterprises and charities, including cash prizes and expert guidance, to recognise and support innovative technology for social good. The Vodafone Techstarter Social Innovation Award has a total prize fund of £300,000 to support tech ventures on a mission to make a difference in the areas of health and well-being, education, environment,

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Plymouth Enterprise Week

04 October 2018

Plymouth Enterprise Week, led by the University of Plymouth in partnership with a wide variety of stakeholders takes place from 12–16 November and aims to celebrate enterprise, business growth and new ideas in the city and beyond. The majority of the events are free to attend and are open to everyone. Events this year include a

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We’re Hiring – Project Officer – Join the Growth Hub team

01 October 2018

Job vacancy – Project Officer Come and join the Growth Hub team! As part of the Heart of the South West Growth Hub, you will be part of a tight-knit team delivering a range of support services for people looking to start a business and for existing businesses looking to develop and grow. Reporting to

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