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

Power to Change | More than a Pub: The Community Pub Business Support Programme

08 July 2019

Want to take ownership of your local pub and run it for the benefit of the community? Need help getting it into community hands? The More than a Pub programme provides business development support to enable the community ownership of pubs in both rural and urban communities across England. Funded by Power to Change and delivered by

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Tata | Varsity Pitch Competition 2019

08 July 2019

Focus of fund/fund aims: An early-stage business pitching competition for students and recent graduates with a £15,000 prize for the winner to invest in their start-up business Application deadline: 26 July 2019 Fund description: The Varsity Pitch Competition 2019 is looking for the best student and graduate business ideas: current students at UK universities or

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SWMAS | Manufacturing Barometer Survey, Summer 2019-20

08 July 2019

Raising the profile of UK SME manufacturers for 10 Years. With your input, there will be a decade of data mapping the confidence and trends of the UK’s SME manufacturing sector. The special focus of this survey is staffing & recruitment. Last quarter’s Barometer revealing that just 30% of UK SME manufacturers intended to recruit

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University of Exeter | Workshop for Stakeholders in the Plastics Economy.

03 July 2019

University of Exeter are please to invite you to attend the second workshop of the ExeMPLaR research project on Friday, 12th July. The purpose of this workshop is to understand who the stakeholders in the plastics economy are, to map their motivations for the status quo and for change, and to begin to identify possible

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Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme Open To Applicants

01 July 2019

Farmers are being offered free one-to-one business planning advice and group workshops through support from the Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme. Applications have just opened for this year’s scheme – now in its fourth year – which focuses on business skills training to help farms make changes to build business resilience. Aimed predominantly at dairy, beef

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The 2019 Chamber Business Awards are now open for entry

26 June 2019

Recognising and rewarding excellence in British business, the Chamber Business Awards is one of the UK’s most contested and prestigious business award programmes. Each year, from Aberdeen to Cornwall, organisations of all sizes and sectors compete for the coveted titles and the national recognition they bring. They are delighted to announce that not only will this

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Launch Somerset – FREE Support Package for new businesses

24 June 2019

PROPEL YOUR NEW BUSINESS TO SUCCESS WITH OUR INVESTMENT PACKAGE WHAT IS LAUNCH? LAUNCH is all about giving pre-start or new (up to 24 months trading) enterprises an opportunity to pitch their business and get a real boost – think Dragons Den without the Dragons. We have an exciting investment package available from our sponsors for the business

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TDA | Showcase your Apprenticeship Vacancies at the forthcoming Torbay Fair

20 June 2019

Following the successful National Apprenticeships Week campaign in March, this free event gives employers the opportunity to showcase Apprenticeship vacancies at all levels. Why Attend? Fill your Apprenticeship vacancies, for people aged 16+ Free stands to businesses/ training providers who have live Apprenticeship vacancies in the Torbay area. Hold informal, first stage interviews on the

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iPads for loan from Minehead Library

17 June 2019

Now available for businesses (or anyone thiking of sstarting a new business) – there are 5 brand new iPads which busines related individuals can loan for a period of one month for free! (All you need is a library card – if you haven’t got one, just take some ID along to any Somerset library

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National Lottery Heritage Fund

03 June 2019

The National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) provides grant funding for projects that connect people and communities to the national, regional and local heritage of the UK. Small and very large grants up to £5 million for local, regional and national heritage projects in the UK. Grants are awarded for projects that enable a wider range of

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