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

The Work Experience Action Group launches new toolkit for SMEs to help improve access to quality work experience.

22 November 2019

The Work Experience Action Group are delighted to present you with their new toolkit “Unleashing the Potential of Work Experience: A Guide for SMEs”. This has been facilitated by the British Youth Council, a group that consists of 6 young people between the ages of 16-25 years old, with a range of work experience journeys

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HMRC Customs Grant Schemes

20 November 2019

What are the schemes? The UK is planning to leave the European Union (EU), which will mean businesses will have to apply the same customs rules to goods moving between the EU ans UK as they would for the rest of the world. From early September 19, customs intermediaries, traders and hauliers who complete, or

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The Pensions Regulator | Automatic Enrolment & Pension Scams

15 November 2019

Automatic Enrolment Over the next couple of months, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) would like to share two new automatic enrolment messages as widely as possible: Maintaining contributions: TPR remind employers that it’s their responsibility to make sure the right contributions are being paid on time. TPR are able to use their data to detect when employers

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Innovate UK | Global Business Innovation Programme: Focus on Digital Health – South Korea

12 November 2019

Innovate UK’s Global Business Innovation Programme (GBIP), delivered by Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), is organising a visit to South Korea for up to 15 digital health SMEs with emerging technologies in this field. Successful companies will be fully funded and supported through a structured programme of support consisting of a preparation phase in the UK,

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Crowdfunder in partnership with Natwest | Back Her Business.

12 November 2019

Only one in three entrepreneurs in the UK are women. Crowdfunder wants to help close the gender gap once and for all. Crowfunder wants to support more women to start businesses, so they’ve teamed up with Natwest to help get you started. Together they will help you raise money for your business through crowdfunding, and

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Fredericks Foundation | Finance announced for Devon and Cornwall

12 November 2019

A fund set up to support the dreams of entrepreneurs who’ve been turned down by the banks has announced it has finance available to help build local businesses in Devon and Cornwall. Since being established in 2001 as a registered charity, the Fredericks Foundation has transformed the lives of thousands. It provides not-for-profit business loans

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Maritime Fisheries Fund – a new fund for the fishing sector in England.

07 November 2019

A new fund to support the fishing industry through investment in innovation, jobs and safety at sea and to encourage economic growth in coastal communities after the UK leaves the UK. Applications will be accepted until March 2022. English fisherman and those working in the seafood sector can apply for a share of the new

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05 November 2019

A third round of the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) Grant funding for projects in England which create jobs and growth in the rural economy opened on the 1st November Key dates: Grant Opened for Expressions of Interests – November 1st 2019 You must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) form before midnight on

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SWCTN | Call for Fellows in Data

04 November 2019

South West Creative Technology Network is recruiting for 24 Data Fellows. This is a flexible, part-time and paid opportunity for people from industry, academia, as well as those in the early stages of their careers who are interested in the future of Data. They will support fellows during a 10 month programme to think deeply

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Wavehill | Rural Enterprise Exmoor Survey

31 October 2019

Exmoor National Park Authority (ENPA) has engaged Wavehill to undertake research to better understand the breadth of business activity within the National Park. The research will capture representative views of the business community identifying key opportunities to address challenges and develop the Exmoor economy in harmony with its National Park status. It is estimated that

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