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

DIT launches new tool to drive foreign investment

03 June 2019

A new online tool will help potential investors by connecting them with over 300 businesses and experts who can help them set up or expand in the UK. The Department for International Trade (DIT) announces the launch of the UK Investment Support Directory, a new online tool which will help international investors set up and

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Celebrate cycling during Bike Week!

23 May 2019

Bike Week (8-16 June) aims to get people back in the saddle and enjoying the benefits of cycling for everyday journeys, fitness and fun – and everyone is invited! Love to Ride Devon are supporting Bike Week with a month-long cycle challenge during June with amazing prize draws for: Daily giveaways during Bike Week A

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New awards launched celebrating South West’s ‘best of tech’

08 May 2019

Tech South West has launched new awards to celebrate and showcase the best of the region’s technology sector. The Tech South West Awards 2019 cover the whole Tech South West region of Bath, Bristol, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire, recognising and celebrating talent, creativity, business success, education, leadership,

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The Granary, Larkbeare Grange

08 May 2019

LUXURY ACCOMMODATION BUSINESS RECEIVES TAILORED BUSINESS SUPPORT TO REACH NEW CUSTOMERS Set in 8 acres of picturesque countryside, The Granary offers luxury self-catering accommodation to holiday makers looking to explore Devon. Within easy reach of Dartmoor, Exmoor, beaches and must-see Devonian tourist hotspots, The Granary has potential to be fully booked with keen tourists who want

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Calling all budding business owners and entrepreneurs!

03 May 2019

The first ever Somerset Entrepreneur Bootcamp will offer anyone with an early stage innovative business or ingenious idea the opportunity to begin their journey on the road to success. Somerset Entrepreneur Bootcamps are part of an exciting new initiative called The Somerset Catalyst Programme. This programme will focus on building the capacity in Somerset to

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GDPR FAQs for small hospitality businesses

30 April 2019

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) FAQs for small hospitality businesses The GDPR refers to lawful bases for the processing personal data, which are broadly similar to the conditions for processing in The Data Protection Act 1998. For some organisations within the hospitality industry, the processing of personal data will involve working with third parties or

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Royal Academy of Engineering | SME Leaders Programme

18 April 2019

SME Leaders Programme Application Now Open!  Deadline Monday 3 June 2019 The Royal Academy of Engineering are looking for their next cohort of promising leaders of high growth engineering and technology companies. This six-month programme is designed to support businesses to develop the leadership skills needed to scale their business. They offer  Grant of up

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SWMAS Manufacturing Barometer

16 April 2019

The latest SWMAS Manufacturing Barometer is seeking expert input from MDs and other senior leaders of SME manufacturers based in the UK. Their views and opinions help provide a vital snapshot of the UK’s SME manufacturing sector’s current performance. This quarter, amidst a challenging landscape, we’re also exploring the longer-term health of the sector. In

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We are Hiring – Join our Growth Hub team as a Business Support Adviser

10 April 2019

Business Support Adviser – Fixed term to end of February 2020. Working as part of a small Growth Hub team within Serco, we are looking for a candidate with excellent interpersonal skills and ability to provide an outstanding customer service experience to our wide range of Growth Hub clients and partners. A key part of

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