A round up of business news including; information on new support services, grant funding, success stories, advice and information and dates for your diary.
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
R&D Tax Credits – A cash boost not to be missed!
15 February 2018
For innovative businesses with an accounting year-end of 31 March, the deadline for claiming R&D tax credit for your 2015/16 accounting period is fast approaching. Did you know the average R&D tax credit value to SMEs is £61,314 – providing your company with a significant cash flow boost! Eligible businesses can claim up until theRead more
Mendip Business Awards 2018
13 February 2018
The Mendip Business Awards are now open to entries from all businesses with premises within the district. The awards are now in their 4th year and are set for success following the impressive standard of entries received last year. The Awards are held to recognise and celebrate some of the 5,700 independent and vibrant businessesRead more
Work Placements in E-Commerce Sought for Bridgwater College ERASMUS students
08 February 2018
Bridgwater College are looking for local businesses in Somerset that carry out e-commerce activity who would be willing to accept students on behalf of the ERASMUS project for a 2 week period during April and May. The students would be able to provide recommendations against e-commerce related problems/issues so can be of real business benefit.Read more
Digital Toolkit for 2018 – Preparing Your Biz for a Digital Future
07 February 2018
Over the past 4 months, the Growth Hub and Get Up To Speed have partnered with various business support partners to deliver a series of fully-funded digital toolkit events across Devon, Plymouth, Somerset & Torbay. This inspiring event was filled with thought-provoking ideas, digital trends and useful tips and tools! Delivered in jargon-free language, by Cosmic, theRead more
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