A round up of business news including; information on new support services, grant funding, success stories, advice and information and dates for your diary.
Research to Better Understand Cyber Security
10 March 2020
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the Behavioural Insights Team are looking to speak to small and micro businesses about cyber security advice and guidance. This is an open invitation, although we are particularly interested in businesses that have used the NCSC’s Small Business Guide. The Behavioural Insights Team are conducting this research onRead more
Get Set for Growth – Devon Focused Newsletter
02 March 2020
Get Set for Growth – Devon Focused Newsletter Get Set for Growth are running lots of programmes in Devon to help entrepreneurs start a business or grow an existing company. Have a read of the many opportunities available for people with just an idea to those already in business. You can also read more aboutRead more
Innovate UK / EEN – EUREKA Global Business Innovation Programme to South Korea
11 February 2020
Closing date for full application: Sunday 15th March 2020, 23:59. Innovate UK’s Global Business Innovation Programme (GBIP), delivered by Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), is recruiting up to 30 innovative SMEs with emerging advanced manufacturing and advanced materials technologies. Successful applicants will benefit from a structured programme of support consisting of a preparation phase in theRead more
Heart of the South West Skills Survey
14 January 2020
Working with the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership, Serco have commissioned Wavehill, a social and economic research company, to gather information on the skills gaps and training needs facing Small and Medium sized (SME) businesses now and over the next few years. Wavehill have developed a survey, for employers with more thanRead more
Helping Farmers to Work More Efficiently: Apply for Funding.
13 January 2020
Businesses can apply for a share of up to £15 million to look at more efficient and environmentally friendly ways to produce the UK’s food. We need to produce our food in a more sustainable and efficient way if we are to meet the expected 60% increase in global demand for food by 2050. BetterRead more
Organisations that help Communities buy their Local Pubs are set to receive £1.15m in Government Funding.
13 January 2020
The More Than a Pub initiative will receive £650,000 to provide grants and advice to groups beginning the process if buying a site under community ownership. Not-for-profit Pub is the Hub will be granted £500,000 to help rural pubs set up services such as post offices, shops and libraries. Secretary of State for Communities Robert JenrickRead more
Active Devon | Let’s Walk Workplace Challenge
10 January 2020
Active Devon would like to invite you to join Let’s Walk, Devon’s biggest Workplace Walking Challenge, launching this February 2020. Join hundreds of businesses across Devon taking part in the month-long challenge. Get a team of colleagues together, record your steps, compete against other businesses across Devon, climb the leader board and be in withRead more
01 January 2020
Sign up to our Heart of the South West Growth Hub Newsletter. Stay up to date with the latest news, business support, funding and events happening locally. Data Protection The Heart of the South West Growth Hub service is funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Plymouth City Council are the ManagingRead more
CALLING WELDING, FABRICATION, OR NON DESTRUCTIVE TESTING (NDT) COMPANIES BASED IN THE SOUTH WEST!
23 December 2019
The Heart of the South West (HotSW) Local Enterprise Partnership is looking at the availability of training in welding, fabrication and non-destructive testing in the South West. We are interested in hearing from employers who need these skills and want to hear about solutions that will provide: Training for new entrants into the industry UpskillingRead more
South West Manufacturing Performance at 10 year low
13 December 2019
SOUTH WEST MANUFACTURING PERFORMANCE AT TEN-YEAR LOW – AND WHY ROBOTS ARE NOT (YET) THE ANSWER The latest South West Manufacturing Barometer report reveals that just 18 per cent of SME manufacturing businesses have adopted robots, with another 13 per cent saying they plan to start using them. But almost 70 per cent have noRead more
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