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

Beware of phishing scams and copycat websites when doing your tax return

Self Assessment customers warned about scammers posing as HMRC

18 November 2020

Self Assessment customers should be alert to criminals claiming to be from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). As the department issues thousands of SMS messages and emails as part of its annual Self Assessment tax return push, HMRC is warning customers completing their returns to take care to avoid being caught out by scammers. The

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F Factor

F Factor Competition for Tech Savvy Young Entrepreneurs Reopens

10 November 2020

The F Factor is a start-up competition designed to provide young, aspiring entrepreneurs with tools, skills-training and context to bring their ideas to life. It provides opportunities to collaborate with peers, interact with mentors and gain access to work experience. Through regional pitching events across the UK, the programme awards funding to exceptional ideas for

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Creative Catalyst for Carbon Cutting

04 November 2020

Are you a creative enterprise in the fields of design, arts, architecture, crafts, games, film, TV, radio, music, performance, photography, heritage, publishing, etc.? The creative industries is one of the key sectors supported by the Low Carbon Devon project. Low Carbon Devon provides an excellent opportunity for Devon to limit global warming by advocating change

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All Together: Support for business leaders and CEOs

29 October 2020

All Together provides pro bono business advice for CEOs from fellow CEOs. Initially created to help businesses survive, All Together now seeks to support CEOs as they continue to direct and make critical decisions about their businesses and organisations. All Together provides free and confidential advice and support to founders, CEOs and business owners of

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Exeter Works

Project to support employment in Exeter launches

23 October 2020

Exeter Works will offer a one stop shop for employment information. A new project aiming to keep Exeter’s employee economy moving and to minimise unemployment launches today. Exeter Works, a joint collaboration between Exeter Chamber of Commerce and Exeter City Council, will launch with a website signposting useful resources for individuals looking for work, developing

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Latest News Government launches Export Growth Plan to help businesses build back better

22 October 2020

A package of measures to help businesses in England build back better following the pandemic has been announced by the Government. The Department for International Trade’s (DIT) Export Growth Plan provides additional financial support and expertise, some of which is targeted towards specific regions that are most in need. The plan includes a £38 million

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British Business Bank

New report launched: Entrepreneurship & Diversity in the UK

21 October 2020

The British Business Bank, in collaboration with Oliver Wyman, is today publishing a landmark study: “Alone, together: Entrepreneurship and Diversity in the UK”. This report shows in detail the challenges facing the UK’s entrepreneurs. Looking at ethnicity, gender, place and money, a sobering picture emerges that calls for commitment and action. The research will feed

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Businesses across the South West benefit from over £4bn Covid-19 financial support

19 October 2020

New data published on the 15 October reveals that the South West has received more than 107,000 facilities under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) and the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS). New data published on the 15 October reveals that the South West has received more than 107,000 facilities under the Coronavirus Business

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Royal Academy of Engineering

SME Leaders Programme Launches Second 2020 Round

15 October 2020

Provided by the Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Hub, the SME Leaders Programme supports promising leaders of high-growth engineering and technology SMEs. By improving the skills of these leaders, the Academy wishes to encourage the pursuit and growth of excellence in UK engineering. The aim of the programme is to support the development of leadership

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BT Small Business Support Scheme

13 October 2020

British Telecom’s Enterprise Division has launched a new support scheme to support UK SMEs with the disruption caused by Covid-19. The BT Small Business Support Scheme is designed to support SMEs across the UK that have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The scheme aims to enable firms to build their recovery and growth and

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