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

Devon County Council

The Farming Recovery programme

03 March 2022

Devon County Council are pleased to announce the launch of a fully funded support package called The Farming Recovery programme. The Farming Recovery Programme is part of a wider package of support being delivered by Team Devon under the Devon recovery money.  For more information on Team Devon’s recovery ambition please visit Team Devon COVID-19

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Exeter Works

Exeter Works Employer Event

01 March 2022

Exeter Works and Youth Hub Devon are inviting businesses to an event as part of National Careers Week on Friday 11 March. The event will provide useful tools and support that will enable employers to approach recruitment differently, whilst also looking after their existing workforce. We know that there are currently more jobs than job

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HM revenue and customs

One week to file your Self Assessment return

21 February 2022

Time is running out for customers who still need to file their Self Assessment tax return and avoid a penalty, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has warned. The deadline for submitting tax returns was 31 January but, this year, HMRC gave customers extra time to complete their 2020/21 tax return. They have until 28 February

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Devon Elevation Fund (DEF) is now open for applications

11 February 2022

Devon County Council is happy to announce that the CRF Devon Elevation Fund (DEF) is now open for applications. The Devon Elevation Fund (DEF) is a rapid response pilot scheme being delivered as part of the UK Government’s Community Renewal Fund programme. The grants scheme is designed to assist sole traders, micro, small and medium sized businesses

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The Somerset Visitor Economy Support Programme

07 February 2022

Somerset County Council are seeking applications for their new grant scheme from businesses operating within the Somerset Visitor Economy. Grants of between £25,000 and £40,000 are available for Somerset SME businesses (Small and Medium Size Businesses of up to 250 employees), partnership of businesses, or community organisations wishing to introduce and implement a project that

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Help to Grow Management

04 February 2022

Running a business at the moment is tough. If you’re a senior manager in a small to medium sized business this government supported training programme will help you meet today’s business challenges. You’ll gain insight and skills to help you boost your business’s performance, resilience, and long-term growth. ‘Help To Grow: Management’ is a 12-week

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Steel Brew Co

Funding Helps Brewery To Tap into New Markets 

04 February 2022

An expanding craft beer brewery based at the Royal William Yard in Plymouth, Steel Brew Co, has benefitted from £95,000 Recovery Loan Scheme funding through SWIG Finance. With the craft beer market increasing in popularity, Steel Brew owner Nick Palfrey, wanted to see if he could start his own brewery. He began his business journey with a

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Devon and Somerset Social Entrepreneurs Programme

31 January 2022

Are you looking to start up a project for good, or accelerate the impact of your social enterprise, charity or community business? Are you based in Somerset, Devon, Bath or North East Somerset? Applications are open for the School for Social Entrepreneurs’ four-month intensive entrepreneurship programmes for start-up or more established social enterprises.  You get

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Devon Net Zero Innovation Fund – Round 2

28 January 2022

Devon Net Zero Innovation Fund – Round 2 – applications open Monday 31 January 2022 Are you an academic working with a business to develop a new low carbon technology or service? Are you a business looking to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the Green Industrial Revolution and a low carbon future? The

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HM revenue and customs

Don’t miss out on up to £2,000 towards childcare costs

26 January 2022

Thousands of working families in the South West could be missing out on an opportunity to get up to £2,000 a year to help with the cost of childcare, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding parents, ahead of February half term. Tax-Free Childcare – the 20% childcare top-up – provides eligible working families with

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