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

RURAL (RDPE) GRANT FUND OPEN – Round 3

05 November 2019

A third round of the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) Grant funding for projects in England which create jobs and growth in the rural economy opened on the 1st November Key dates: Grant Opened for Expressions of Interests – November 1st 2019 You must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) form before midnight on

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SWCTN | Call for Fellows in Data

04 November 2019

South West Creative Technology Network is recruiting for 24 Data Fellows. This is a flexible, part-time and paid opportunity for people from industry, academia, as well as those in the early stages of their careers who are interested in the future of Data. They will support fellows during a 10 month programme to think deeply

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Wavehill | Rural Enterprise Exmoor Survey

31 October 2019

Exmoor National Park Authority (ENPA) has engaged Wavehill to undertake research to better understand the breadth of business activity within the National Park. The research will capture representative views of the business community identifying key opportunities to address challenges and develop the Exmoor economy in harmony with its National Park status. It is estimated that

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Devon County Council | Engaging Rural Micros

25 October 2019

Are you a rural micro business or sole trader? Are you interested in shaping the future of business support? The Devon County Council wants to work with you! Devon County Council is running a research trial to learn how to stimulate positive mindsets towards improving business efficiency. Micro businesses, freelancers and sole traders (less than

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Gov.UK

Gov.UK | Adult Retraining Scheme Rolled Out to New Regions

17 October 2019

Get Help to Retrain service continues its phased rollout and is now available in six major cities and regions across England. From 16th October, the Government’s Get Help to Retrain service will be offered to adults across the Leeds City Region, the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, and the Heart of the South West to

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Creative England | Creative Growth Finance Debt Fund

15 October 2019

The Creative Growth Finance Debt fund has been established to provide scale-up funding to the UK’s most promising creative businesses. It will target post-revenue small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that require supporting finance for continued growth. The fund is targeted at firms that are looking to scale-up, or via the development of existing or new

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HM revenue and customs

HMRC Update – Get Your Business Ready For Brexit.

14 October 2019

When the UK leaves the EU there will be immediate changes to the way UK businesses trade with the EU that may impact your business. HMRC have continued to write to VAT registered businesses to let them know what actions they need to take now. If you trade with the EU you can find letters

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Climate Emergency – Somerset Business Summit

11 October 2019

Hosted by Somerset County Council on behalf of the Local Authorities. Calling all Somerset Businesses and Organisations! As you may know, earlier in 2019 the 5 Local Authorities in Somerset declared (or recognised) a climate emergency and have agrees to work together with other partners on a plan which works towards making Somerset carbon neutral

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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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