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

Iridescent Ideas CIC – Forerunner Prize

07 September 2016

What is the Forerunner Prize? The Forerunner Prize provides an opportunity for anyone to develop a tech-led business idea that has a good cause (i.e. social enterprise). The idea will solve problems and make a positive impact in the world. The focus in 2016 is on any of the following areas: •Bio, health and medical technology

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Celebrating Enterprise Award 2016

28 July 2016

Celebrating Enterprise is an annual event celebrating those that are excelling in enterprise learning and skills and brings together key players from the enterprise skills sector in the UK.

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Great British Export Entrepreneur Awards 2016

28 July 2016

The Great British Export Entrepreneur Awards have been launched to support and celebrate businesses for their excellence in selling goods and services overseas. A national awards initiative that will celebrate and champion entrepreneurs who have achieved significant Export, Entrepreneur, International Trade, Referendum, Brexitgrowth through international expansion, these awards will recognise the hard work, pioneering spirit

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Gov.uk – Businesses rate appeals reform set to streamline the system

28 July 2016

Businesses will benefit from a quicker and more efficient service when checking and challenging their business rates bills. •a new simple online service will allow customers to provide information and track progress of their check or challenge •new tailored package to support small businesses •weed out speculative appeals Businesses will benefit from a quicker and

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Gov.uk – Consumer interests at heart of Digital Economy Bill

28 July 2016

Government has introduced the Digital Economy Bill to Parliament, as part of its ambition for the UK to be the most digital nation in the world •Everyone to have the right to fast broadband •Automatic compensation for consumers when telecoms suppliers don’t deliver as promised •Tougher penalties for nuisance callers The Bill will: enable the

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Venturefest South West 2016

27 July 2016

Call for tech entrepreneurs, innovators and investors as first Venturefest South West launches Venturefest South West, 18th October 2016, Sandy Park, Exeter A flagship event for innovators, entrepreneurs and investors in the technology sector has been announced for the region. Venturefest South West will be held at Sandy Park, Exeter on 18th October and will

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Innovate UK – Innovation grants for business

27 July 2016

Innovation: apply for a funding award Guidance for business and academic organisations on how to get funding to test ideas and develop innovative products and services. Overview If you want to develop an innovative product or service, you may be able to apply for funding of between £25,000 and £10 million. Innovate UK runs funding

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Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK – 2017 programme open

26 July 2016

Do you run a successful business or social enterprise and are looking to grow? Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is an investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to education and business support services. 10,000 Small Businesses is funded by Goldman Sachs and the Goldman Sachs Foundation The programme

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Google Digital Garage at the Glass Box – Taunton

22 July 2016

On Thursday 14th July The Glass Box hosted a Google Digital Garage masterclass, where over 100 businesses heard top tips from an expert from Google – you can check out what happened here. The Glass Box are delighted to announce that the Google Digital Garage project with UK Online Centres and the Tinder Foundation is

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Made for Mutts

21 July 2016

How one entrepreneur went from designing wedding dresses to starting her own pet fashion brand Charlotte Baker started on a very traditional path to the world of fashion design by studying for a Fashion and Textiles degree at Somerset College. During her second year of the course Charlotte was busy designing wedding dresses and bridal

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