A round up of business news including; information on new support services, grant funding, success stories, advice and information and dates for your diary.
Fredericks Foundation | Finance announced for Devon and Cornwall
12 November 2019
A fund set up to support the dreams of entrepreneurs who’ve been turned down by the banks has announced it has finance available to help build local businesses in Devon and Cornwall. Since being established in 2001 as a registered charity, the Fredericks Foundation has transformed the lives of thousands. It provides not-for-profit business loansRead more
Maritime Fisheries Fund – a new fund for the fishing sector in England.
07 November 2019
A new fund to support the fishing industry through investment in innovation, jobs and safety at sea and to encourage economic growth in coastal communities after the UK leaves the UK. Applications will be accepted until March 2022. English fisherman and those working in the seafood sector can apply for a share of the newRead more
RURAL (RDPE) GRANT FUND OPEN – Round 3
05 November 2019
A third round of the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) Grant funding for projects in England which create jobs and growth in the rural economy opened on the 1st November Key dates: Grant Opened for Expressions of Interests – November 1st 2019 You must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) form before midnight onRead more
SWCTN | Call for Fellows in Data
04 November 2019
South West Creative Technology Network is recruiting for 24 Data Fellows. This is a flexible, part-time and paid opportunity for people from industry, academia, as well as those in the early stages of their careers who are interested in the future of Data. They will support fellows during a 10 month programme to think deeplyRead more
Wavehill | Rural Enterprise Exmoor Survey
31 October 2019
Exmoor National Park Authority (ENPA) has engaged Wavehill to undertake research to better understand the breadth of business activity within the National Park. The research will capture representative views of the business community identifying key opportunities to address challenges and develop the Exmoor economy in harmony with its National Park status. It is estimated thatRead more
Devon County Council | Engaging Rural Micros
25 October 2019
Are you a rural micro business or sole trader? Are you interested in shaping the future of business support? The Devon County Council wants to work with you! Devon County Council is running a research trial to learn how to stimulate positive mindsets towards improving business efficiency. Micro businesses, freelancers and sole traders (less thanRead more
Gov.UK | Adult Retraining Scheme Rolled Out to New Regions
17 October 2019
Get Help to Retrain service continues its phased rollout and is now available in six major cities and regions across England. From 16th October, the Government’s Get Help to Retrain service will be offered to adults across the Leeds City Region, the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, and the Heart of the South West toRead more
Creative England | Creative Growth Finance Debt Fund
15 October 2019
The Creative Growth Finance Debt fund has been established to provide scale-up funding to the UK’s most promising creative businesses. It will target post-revenue small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that require supporting finance for continued growth. The fund is targeted at firms that are looking to scale-up, or via the development of existing or newRead more
HMRC Update – Get Your Business Ready For Brexit.
14 October 2019
When the UK leaves the EU there will be immediate changes to the way UK businesses trade with the EU that may impact your business. HMRC have continued to write to VAT registered businesses to let them know what actions they need to take now. If you trade with the EU you can find lettersRead more
Climate Emergency – Somerset Business Summit
11 October 2019
Hosted by Somerset County Council on behalf of the Local Authorities. Calling all Somerset Businesses and Organisations! As you may know, earlier in 2019 the 5 Local Authorities in Somerset declared (or recognised) a climate emergency and have agrees to work together with other partners on a plan which works towards making Somerset carbon neutralRead more
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