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

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Healthy Workplace – Your Views?

12 January 2017

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) are seeking feedback from local employers on the Green Paper regarding the Work, Health and Disability agenda. Improving Lives – the Work, Health and Disability Green Paper’ is about removing the long-standing barriers that prevent individuals with disabilities and long term health conditions from getting into, remaining in,

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Success Story – Te Cake

10 January 2017

Support from Heart of the South West Growth Hub is helping a Devon-based patisserie company move from a kitchen table start-up to a dedicated business unit with plans to create new jobs. Te Cake is run by husband and wife team Samantha and Dean Curkovic. Specialising in hand-made patisserie and chocolate work, the Kingsbridge business

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Business Growth Week – 16th – 20th January 2017

05 January 2017

Get Set for Growth have organised ‘Business Growth Week’, a week of workshops designed to help businesses develop the skills and gain the tools needed to kick-start business growth for the New Year. You can simply pick and choose any of the sessions on offer, that you feel will help you scale up your operations with confidence and success. The main topics

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Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Workshops

03 January 2017

The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) was announced by the Prime Minister at the 2016 CBI Annual Conference and further detail of this new cross-disciplinary fund was included in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement as part of the National Productivity Investment Fund. Innovate UK and the Research Councils are beginning to define a first round of

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Innovate UK announces new funding competition

23 December 2016

Innovate UK has up to £15 million to support the best business-led and innovative ideas for new products, processes and services. Business can apply for a share of £15 million to support development of new products and services in any technology or industrial area. Ideas can come from any technology, engineering or industrial area. They

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2017 Mendip Business Awards

16 December 2016

The 2017 Mendip Business Awards website is now live at www.mendipbusinessawards.co.uk and features information about how to enter, when the awards will be held and the categories for 2017. There are two sponsorship opportunities available for the ‘Business of the Year’ and ‘Small Business of the Year’ categories.  As a sponsor you’ll receive complimentary tickets to the night, as well as significant promotional

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Applicants call for the Devon Social Entrepreneurs Programme 2017

15 December 2016

Applicants are being sought for the 2017 in-take of the Devon Social Entrepreneurs’ Programme.  On offer is a tailor-made programme for the leaders and key change-makers in third sector and social enterprises to help them capitalise on new opportunities, markets and improve financial sustainability. The Programme is suitable for leaders and key-change makers of third-sector organisations

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Creative England and Barclays join forces to boost growth in the UK’s creative technology sector

14 December 2016

Creative England and Barclays have announced a new partnership that will focus on boosting fast-growing, creative technology businesses. Together, they are launching a new accelerator, providing creative technology entrepreneurs with the support and help they need early on in their business lifecycle. ‘Barclays’ Eagle – Flight’ will be implemented through Barclays’ successful Eagle Labs programme and led

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Devon Companies to take the Fast Track to Growth

08 December 2016

Successful business programme Fast Track to Growth is returning for its second year, offering companies from across Devon the chance to benefit from free support to help them grow. Backed for the first time by Devon County Council, the annual programme provides a wide range of advice and support for companies intent on growth, including

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New Website Supporting Businesses To Export

29 November 2016

The Department for International Trade has launched a new digital platform to support businesses to break into international markets and exploit opportunities for their goods and services.  The launch of the GREAT.gov.uk trade hub for businesses gives practical advice and signposts to support. The GREAT.gov.uk web platform will: give UK businesses secure preferential deals through

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