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

Hatherland Brewery

Growth Hub Case Study: Hatherland Brewery

06 December 2021

Award winning breeders of rare cattle and green entrepreneurs Richard and Alison Bunning wanted to start a new business at their Devon farm where they had lived for almost 20 years.  An old block-built cow shed was screaming to be converted, but what would they decide to do as their next business venture on their

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Somerset Care Providers Support

24 November 2021

Fully funded tailored one to one business advice, industry specific webinars and business skills development workshops available now to Somerset based Adult Care Providers.

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British Business Bank

The British Business Bank Guide to Managing Business Debt

23 November 2021

It’s fair to say that the last 18 months have been challenging for everyone across the UK, small businesses and business owners included. The severe impact of the Covid-19 pandemic sent many businesses into survival mode, where the priority was finding ways to overcome the enforced closures, the lockdowns and the financial hardship that the

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Neptunes Eco Watercraft

Growth Hub Case Study: Neptune’s Eco Watercraft

18 November 2021

South Devon-based Neptune’s Eco Watercraft, owned and run by Michael and Julia King opened its doors in 2021. As a new business, they already faced lots of challenges, having been impacted, not only by the Coronavirus pandemic, by also the Suez Canal blockage and other delays caused by Brexit. Once they discovered the Growth Hub,

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£27 million for farmers to boost productivity

18 November 2021

Farmers will benefit from a £27 million pot to adopt innovative new technology and invest in productivity-boosting equipment as the Farming Investment Fund opened on Tuesday 16 November. Farmers, foresters and growers from across England are urged to apply for grants to buy new equipment and infrastructure to help to improve efficiency and help us build

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HM revenue and customs

1,165,000 customers filed a tax return in the South West last year

11 November 2021

More than 10.7 million customers completed their 2019/20 tax return by 31 January 2021 and 1,165,000 were from the South West, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) can reveal. The deadline to complete the 2020/21 Self Assessment tax return is 31 January 2022. Customers can complete it at any time up to the deadline but HMRC

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HM revenue and customs

Time is running out for customers with Post Office card accounts

09 November 2021

Around 24,000 HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) customers with a Post Office card account have just three weeks left to update the department with new payment details before the 30 November deadline, or risk having payments paused. From 1 December 2021, HMRC will stop making tax credits, Child Benefit and Guardian’s Allowance payments to Post

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We are hiring – join the Growth Hub team

02 November 2021

Come and join the Growth Hub team! As part of the Heart of the South West Growth Hub, you will be part of a small but mighty team connecting people to business support services to help their business start-up, develop and grow.

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British Business Bank

Smaller businesses and the transition to net zero

01 November 2021

A new research report, Smaller businesses and the transition to net zero, highlights the potential collective influence of UK smaller businesses and the considerable contribution they could make to wider net zero objectives if they all made changes to reduce their carbon footprint. The British Business Bank report reveals that, based on its estimates, smaller

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West Devon & South Hams Community Recovery Grant

01 November 2021

Do you have an idea for collaboration with another local business? Have you considered organising a community activity or event but need money to turn your idea into a reality? Funding is available for organisations across the South Hams and West Devon that want to do something that will benefit others in our community and

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