A round up of business news including; information on new support services, grant funding, success stories, advice and information and dates for your diary.
#FridayFive – 5 Facts About Manufacturing in the SW
22 September 2017
In Plymouth alone, the total gross value added of the manufacturing sector was worth £759m in 2012. (Plymouth Manufacturers’ Group). 17% of the Growth Hub’s unique enquiries alone are from start up and established businesses from the manufacturing sector. With the Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay region enjoying a growing manufacturing industry, SWMAS, the South WestRead more
FSB | New National Awards Programme for Small Businesses
22 September 2017
Entries are now open for FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2018! The awards showcase the best small businesses from the length and breadth of the country, offering national recognition. Expert small business judges will select category winners in 12 areas across the UK. The FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards promote and recognise innovation, enterprise andRead more
Women’s Loan Fund
21 September 2017
In September, The Frederick’s Foundation are launching a ring-fenced loan fund for women. The aim is to build a £2 million fund to enable them to provide loans to women with a viable business plan who have been turned down by conventional lenders. Although their numbers have increased, women are still under-represented in enterprise. Moreover,Read more
Heart of the South West Business Survey
20 September 2017
What would help you grow your business? This survey is for businesses and social enterprises in Devon, Plymouth, Somerset & Torbay. It is being conducted on behalf of your local Growth Hub and in partnership with the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). The purpose of the survey is to help us toRead more
FridayFive | 5 Email Marketing Must-Haves
15 September 2017
Email marketing is a relatively inexpensive and very effective way to get your marketing message straight into the inbox of your audience. The concept of email marketing has taken off in recent years to the extent that entire companies are built on the basis of creating the perfect message. But why has email marketing becomeRead more
New Regional Franchise Showcase On The Road!
13 September 2017
On Friday 22nd September the first in a series of brand new franchise showcases will take place at Exeter Racecourse. Franchise Local 2You comprises six small, free-to-attend exhibitions taking place in convenient well-known venues around the country. Franchise Local 2You is the latest brainchild of Mr Franchise, a growing advice service that offers independent guidanceRead more
Insider | South West HR Awards – Deadline for Entries Friday 22 September 2017
13 September 2017
In partnership with Acorn and Darwin Gray, Insider have announced the inaugural South West HR Awards 2017. These awards will acknowledge and celebrate excellence within the HR profession across the region, and in a wide range of sectors. There are 11 categories to choose from and entries are invited from human resources professionals to recogniseRead more
Startups Awards 2017 – Deadline for Entries 15th September
12 September 2017
Innovative and ambitious new businesses across the UK have the opportunity to receive the recognition they deserve as this year’s prestigious Startups Awards calls for entries. Startups Awards, sponsored by The Start Up Loans, is the longest-running national awards scheme celebrating the success of outstanding new businesses (trading for three years or under) in theRead more
United Utilities – Innovation Lab – Applications now open!
11 September 2017
United Utilities has launched its new Innovation Lab and is looking for businesses to work with on key business challenges. This 10-week programme represents a unique opportunity to deliver innovative solutions in the water sector and impact more than 7 million customers. Successful applicants will have access to investment, mentorship and the opportunity to testRead more
Devon Chamber of Commerce – Quarterly Economic Survey – Q3
08 September 2017
The British Chambers of Commerce Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) is the largest and most authoritative private sector business survey in the country. The QES is regularly used by the Bank of England and other leading bodies as a reliable economic indicator. This quarter the Chamber has included questions asking businesses about the use of EuropeanRead more
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