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

Somerset Social Entrepreneurs Programme 2018

06 November 2017

Somerset Social Entrepreneurs Programme 2018 Social ventures and ethical businesses often rely on subsidy grants and a lot of good will. Competition for grants, donations and resources is steadily increasing. Against this background, and building on the success of the 2014-2017 programmes, the Somerset Social Entrepreneurs Programme 2018 will provide a tailor-made programme for social venture leaders

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Plymouth Business Wins Prestigious Ebay Award

03 November 2017

HANNAH’S GAMES Plymouth Games Manufacturer Wins Ebay Award After Receiving Funded Business Support. Hannah Daragon, MD of Hannah’s Games, makes and sells card games for parties. Starting her business creating hen party games, her business has expanded to include a game for almost any party genre, with a selection of quirky games suited to either

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2017 Plymouth Festival of Social Enterprise | 6th – 18th November 2017

02 November 2017

Plymouth is a hot-spot for social enterprise activity in the UK and is developing as a global ‘social enterprise city’.  It has one of the most active social enterprise networks in the country and Plymouth University is the world’s first officially certified ‘social enterprise’ university. There are around 150 social enterprises in the city working in a wide

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Helm Squared | Southwest Digital Awards

30 October 2017

The South West is a region buzzing with innovation, start-ups and talent but is too often overlooked in favour of London and other large areas. From Bristol-based companies selling their products internationally to young developers working out of their bedroom in Cornwall, the awards will be a chance to highlight, reward and encourage digital innovation

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Family Business of the Year Awards 2018

30 October 2017

Family Business of the Year Awards 2018 The Family Business of the Year Awards 2018 seek to recognise the best family firms across the UK. Family Business United (FBU) have created a regional structure to the awards, industry sector awards and an overall winner who will be crowned Family Business of the Year 2018 at an awards

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New Round of Funding Launched for Social Enterprises in Plymouth

27 October 2017

Plymouth City Council has launched another round of its innovative Social Enterprise Investment Fund. Social enterprises across Plymouth are being invited to apply for a share of a £300,000 pot of loans and grants to help their business flourish.  The funding, worth £2.5 million over four years, will offer organisations and businesses a mixture of

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Inspiring Futures with Plymouth University | Free business support

26 October 2017

Inspiring Futures with Plymouth University –  Free business support from Plymouth Business School students Plymouth Business School is seeking to engage with businesses who would like to benefit from free business advice from a team of students who can investigate a real business issue for them. In today’s globalised world, more students are going to

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Fast Track to Growth | Ambitious Devon Businesses Wanted

25 October 2017

Ambitious Devon Businesses Wanted Backed by Devon County Council and a host of other organisations, Fast Track to Growth helps companies achieve better business growth through targeted free expertise. Firms of all sizes and stages in their business in Devon are eligible for the growth programme, which this year is doubling the number of firms

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New GDPR Helpline for Small and Micro Businesses

24 October 2017

The Information Commissioner’s Office will launch a new helpline on 1st November 2017 to help small businesses prepare for new data protection laws which comes into effect on 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The phone service will add to a package of tools and resources already available through ICO to help

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PLUSS – Big Lottery Building Better Opportunities Programme

23 October 2017

Pluss is delighted to announce that they have secured four Big Lottery Fund grants to deliver the Building Better Opportunities programme across South West England and West Yorkshire. Building Better Opportunities is a project jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund. The new programmes, to be known locally as ‘Positive

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