A round up of business news including; information on new support services, grant funding, success stories, advice and information and dates for your diary.
Nominations for the Plymouth Herald Business Awards 2017 are now open!
20 February 2017
Organisations can be entered for awards across various categories including: Green Business of the Year, Manufacturing Business of the Year and Best Business Start Up. Click here for further information on the Plymouth Herald websitRead more
Success Story – The Artisan Bride
10 February 2017
A seamstress with 25 years in the bridal industry is using her extensive experience to launch an online retail business, with support from Heart of the South West Growth Hub. Joanne Christoforides, based in Bridgwater, is a self-taught seamstress with decades of experience running wedding dress boutiques, as well as designing and creating bespoke gownsRead more
Frome Enterprise Support Day – 17th March and 21st April 2017
10 February 2017
March 17th and April 21st 2017 Eventure Frome with Enterprise Mendip and the Frome Chamber of Commerce will be offering free support for people in Frome and Mendip who are involved with a local business, social enterprise or start-up, and want to network, have a day away from the (home) office, reflect, and gain relevant skillsRead more
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 –Read more
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 ExportRead more
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 awardRead more
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 majorRead more
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 enjoyRead more
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 theRead more
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,Read more
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