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

Success Story – Southcombe Farm

10 June 2017

A farmer from Devon, who has diversified to focus his attention on unique holiday opportunities, has seen an increase in visitor numbers thanks to support from Heart of the South West Growth Hub. Paul Clark, who runs Southcombe Farm in Holsworthy, used the support he received to focus on the areas of his business that

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Npower Super Powered Business Competition

01 June 2017

The Npower Super Powered Business Competition is administered by Trinity Mirror Plc and Npower and supports the growth and development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from across the UK. One selected applicant will win a cash prize of £5,000 as well as business growth mentoring. Businesses need to employ less than 250 people and

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UK Social Enterprise Awards 2017 – Applications now open!

30 May 2017

Applications are now open for the UK Social Enterprise Awards for 2017.  The event will be held on the 23rd of November in central London, and recognises organisations for their business excellence and contribution to society, as well as the achievements of people working at the heart of the sector.  Applications close on the 7th July

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Cyber Attack Advice for Business

15 May 2017

Please see the official guidance below from The National Cyber Security Centre. Since the global coordinated ransomware attack on thousands of private and public sector organisations across dozens of countries on Friday, there have been no sustained new attacks of that kind.  But it is important to understand that the way these attacks work means that compromises

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South Devon Jobs Fair Returns – 6 October 2017

11 May 2017

South Devon employers, who are actively recruiting, will be able to exhibit at the South Devon Jobs Fair in Torquay on Friday 6 October. Delivered by TDA, Torbay Council and in partnership with Jobcentre Plus, this free event will take place in Torquay’s Town Hall Assembly Rooms from 9.30am to 1pm. The event, an initiative

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Spotlight Awards for SME’s – Free to enter

11 May 2017

The Spotlight Awards in association with One4All Rewards are free to enter awards to celebrate and reward vital team members in businesses from across the nation.  The aim is to shine a spotlight on the unsung heroes of small and medium businesses. There are 20 categories covering a broad range of sectors including retail, hair

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We are Hiring – Marketing Officer 12 month fixed term

10 May 2017

The Heart of the South West Growth Hub have an exciting opportunity for a fixed term Marketing Officer on a 12 month contract. The Heart of the South West Growth Hub is funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and is delivered by Serco Employment, Skills and Enterprise on behalf of the Heart

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Bristol Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards open for entry

09 May 2017

This year’s Somerset, Bath and Bristol Tourism Awards are now open for entries and tourism and hospitality businesses are invited to enter by the deadline of midnight on 16th June for all categories except Unsung Hero for Customer Service and Tourism Events and Festivals which close on 31 August. 2017 builds on the success of

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South West Rural Productivity Call for Evidence

28 April 2017

SW Rural Productivity Commission – launches call for evidence The South West Rural Productivity Commission, chaired by David Fursdon, has been established as a partnership by four LEPs in the south west of England: The Heart of the South West (HotSW LEP), Dorset LEP, Swindon & Wiltshire (SWLEP), Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly (CIoS LEP) to

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Funding for Business Data Analytics

28 April 2017

The Business and Local Government Data Research Centre (BLGDRC) is inviting small business owners, public sector organisations and local government including councils to apply for a £2,000 Data Analytics Innovation Voucher (DAIV). The vouchers can be used to pay for the Centre’s experts to act as consultants in order to address specific problems or help

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