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

Heart of the South West LEP

Heart of the SW’s Leadership and Management Survey

23 January 2019

The Leadership and Management Survey has just gone live. They want to know about your views so they can better support the development of leadership and management skills in businesses with 5 – 50 employees. This survey is looking to collect the initial evidence base for leadership and management skills in small and micro businesses to

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Torbay launches #ApprenticeTakeover campaign

21 January 2019

As part of National Apprenticeship Week, which runs from 4-8 March, Torbay’s new Apprenticeship Working Group introduces the #ApprenticeTakeover. Across Torbay, businesses are joining in National Apprenticeship Week by celebrating apprenticeships and letting their apprentice take over the business for the day. #ApprenticeTakeover is designed to encourage businesses to engage with National Apprenticeship Week and

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Plymouth to receive a share of £20 million to unleash creativity across the nation

18 January 2019

Grimsby, Thames Estuary, Plymouth, Wakefield and Worcester will receive millions of pounds of funding to invest in culture Investment will support economic growth and create more than 1,300 new jobs across the country This funding forms part of the Creative Industries Sector Deal to help the country’s world-leading cultural and creative businesses thrive Five locations

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SWMAS | Manufacturing Barometer Quarterly Survey

17 January 2019

SWMAS Manufacturing Barometer Quarterly Survey SWMAS want to hear the views and opinions of senior leaders to map the confidence; trends and opinions of the Sector. Special focus – Supplier Strategy This quarter, alongside the performance of the sector, we’re looking to express to the government and others, the support UK SME manufacturers need to secure

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Somerset Education Business Partnership Awards

14 January 2019

Have you, or someone you know, inspired a young person about their future or helped them to prepare for employment? Then here is the opportunity to showcase your good practice. Somerset Education Business Partnership Awards 2019 will celebrate the best in careers inspiration and work-related learning in Somerset. With 10 award categories, entries are welcome

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Santander Foundation – Discovery Grants

14 January 2019

The Santander Foundation awards grants of up to £5,000 to help disadvantaged people make the most of their future. Discovery Grants support projects that improve people’s knowledge, skills or which provide innovative solutions to overcome social challenges. We can only support projects which fulfil these goals and our three priority areas – Explorer, Transformer and

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UK Investment Support Directory: applications now open

26 November 2018

The new UK Investment Support Directory is a listing of private sector providers who can support foreign investors setting up or expanding in the UK. The International Trade Secretary, Liam Fox, announced the call for business applications to be members of this Directory at the Board of Trade meeting in Swansea on Thursday 15 November.

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Shortage Occupation List Review 2018: Call for evidence

26 November 2018

The Migration Advisory Committee have put out a call for evidence to support their review of the Shortage Occupation List. It is important that business take the opportunity to contribute to the revision of the Shortage Occupation List as this will become crucial once freedom of movement ends after the UK exits the EU. Please

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Free business consultancy project with Plymouth Business School students

20 November 2018

How could you benefit from having a free business consultancy project undertaken by Plymouth Business School students? The University of Plymouth are currently looking for businesses/organisations to provide simple, consultancy projects for Plymouth Business School students to undertake as part of their assessed modules. These business consultancy projects are a great way for businesses to

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Oak Practice utilises Growth Hub advice to amplify online impact of new service

16 November 2018

Lisa formed The Oak Practice in 2013, initially to provide Dramatherapy services to clients in the education and healthcare sectors across Devon. In 2017, looking to build upon the services offered at The Oak Practice, Lisa was successfully accepted onto the Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme delivered in Plymouth by Dartington School for Social Entrepreneurs

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