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

BT SME Award, Securing the Nation – Call for Entries

09 February 2017

Could your ideas help secure our nation? Keeping our nation safe against an unprecedented number of security risks is arguably one of the biggest innovation challenges of our time. BT have teamed up with both the Cabinet Office and TechHub, to search for innovative small businesses that can make a real difference. BT SME Award 2017 –

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Open to Export – Action Plan Competition

07 February 2017

Own your plan. Win the prize. What is the Open to Export Action Plan Competition? Open to Export has now run 3 competitions around the Export Action Plan with plans to launch several more competitions for 2017. Entry is eligible to companies who submit their Export Action Plans and meet the competition criteria. The Export

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Mendip Business Awards 2017 now open to entries

06 February 2017

The third Mendip Business Awards opened to entries on Thursday 5 January, and seems set for success following the high standard of competition over the past two years.  The Mendip Business Awards recognise and celebrate the greatest achievements and successes of our 4,000 independent and vibrant businesses based in the district.   Winning an award

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LEP seeking your view on Construction Industry Brexit Impact

01 February 2017

The Heart of the South West LEP have set up a group to gather, in an evidence based way, the opportunities and risks of Brexit on businesses across Devon and Somerset.  The Brexit Resiliance and Opportunities Group (BROG)  are undertaking a range of activities to gather feedback, views and information. Evidence is being collated on major

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Plymouth Workspace Week – 6th – 10th February 2017

27 January 2017

Between the 6th and 10th February 2017 each business centre in Plymouth will be opening their doors to celebrate all that is flexible working in Plymouth. The five-day programme of events, workshops and discounts aims to support, promote and encourage businesses by highlighting the range of workspace options available in Plymouth. So get prepared to enjoy

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Manufacturing Matters

26 January 2017

Barometer offers firms the chance to have their say and ensure industry gets the support it deserves The Manufacturing Barometer is back for its third quarter of 2016/2017, giving you – the senior decision makers of smaller manufacturers – the perfect opportunity to have your say on current issues, opportunities and future challenges. As the

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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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