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

SWMAS | Manufacturing Barometer Autumn 2019-20 (Q2): Add Your Voice Here

11 October 2019

As we speed towards 31st October and the real possibility of a no deal Brexit, it is more vital than ever that we record and share the voice of UK SME manufacturers. As a senior leader and decision maker in the UK SME manufacturing sector, the Manufacturing Barometer is an opportunity to express your views

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Royal Academy of Engineering | SME Leaders Programme Open now for Applications

09 October 2019

Are looking for their next cohort of promising leaders of growth-potential engineering and technology companies. This six month programme is designed to support you to develop the leadership skills needed to scale your business. Applications close Monday 18 November 2019, 4pm. What is offered: Grant of up to £10,000 to fund leadership training courses of

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Timewade | Technology for Success Study

09 October 2019

Please could you spare 10 minutes to take part in a Technology for Success survey? Carried out by Timewade, in partnership with Tech South West, the survey forms part of a study to provide insight into how technology is being used by SMEs in the South West to boost productivity, and will give participants the

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Business Basics Fund – Third Round Open.

07 October 2019

The third round of the Business Basics Fund is now open for Expressions of Interest (EoI) to run trials. Round 3 makes £2 million available for trial projects involving technologies which support business and administrative functions. As announced in the June 2019 government responce to the Call for Evidence on tackiling late payments, up to

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Cyber Crime in Devon and Cornwall – Introducing your Local Cyber Protect Officers

03 October 2019

The impact of Cyber crime can be devastating: Your Cyber Protect team works within the Digital Capabilities Unit in Devon and Cornwall Police, and forms part of the wider Team Cyber UK in collaboration with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the National Crime Agency (NCA). Whether you own a business, or are part

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Brexit Business Readiness Event, Plymouth October 3rd 2019

30 September 2019

The UK is leaving the EU on the 31 October Do you run a business? Are you Brexit ready? Find out what you need to do to prepare by attending your free, local Brexit Business Readiness Event at the Jurys Inn on Thursday 3 October Get direct advice and support from government advisors to help

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Brexit Business Readiness Events

27 September 2019

Register your place at a FREE Brexit Business Readiness Events for advice and support on preparing your business. Meet Government advisers to find out what actions your business needs to take to prepare. The events will combine a keynote address, interactive support, advice stands and in-depth sessions led by subject matter experts. They will provide you

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Enterprise Nation | Next Generation – Free Start Up Course for Young Entrepreneurs.

25 September 2019

Are you aged 16-30 and dreaming of starting your own business or side hustle? Join expert trainer and entrepreneur Sophie Segal at the Next Generation free, 6 week start-up course in Bristol to equip you with all the skills to start something. Whether you just have a business idea, or a business that you would

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Best of the West in Tech revealed as Tech South West Awards shortlists announced.

16 September 2019

Immersive holographics, life-saving technology for watersports and next-generation bionic limbs are amongst the array of world-leadin innovations from finalists in this year’s Tech South West Awards announced today. Leading tech companies, initiatives and individuals from across the region make it on to the 2019 shortlist. Celebrating the best ‘tech in the west’, the awards cover

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National Farmer’s Union | Achieving Net Zero: Farming’s 2040 Goal.

16 September 2019

The NFU’s new report, Achieving Net Zero: Farming’s 2040 Goal, sets out three pillars of activity that will help the industry to reach its ambitious goals. These are: Improving farming’s productive efficiency Improving land management and changing land use to capture more carbon Boosting renewable energy and the wider bio-economy. The first of these pillars

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