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

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Creative England launches Creative Enterprise Evolve

22 July 2020

Creative England have recently launched their second iteration of Creative Enterprise: Evolve. As part of the Creative Enterprise, Evolve, aims to bring together content makers spanning film and television, videogames, animation and VFX and supporting tech platforms. Designed by investors and in partnership with the BFI and UK Business Angels Association, Evolve is a unique

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Recovery Advice for Business

10 July 2020

The Professional and Business Services Sector and Enterprise Nation, supported by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, have teamed up to offer small and medium sized businesses free advice to help them recover from the impact of Coronavirus. Professional bodies and trade associations are mobilising experts in their sector to offer free calls on

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Basic Payment Scheme simplified for farmers

09 July 2020

Farmers will benefit from simpler and more proportionate penalties for small over-claims of land under the Basic Payment Scheme in England. The government has simplified the way penalties are calculated for small over-claims of land as part of measures to make the BPS less complicated for customers in 2020. This follows measures introduced in March

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Innovate UK | Sustainable Innovation Fund competitions launched

30 June 2020

Two opportunities have opened as part of Innovate UK’s £191m Sustainable Innovation Fund, a fund to help all sectors of the UK recover, grow and create new opportunities from the aftermath of Covid-19. Sustainable Innovation Fund Round 1 (temporary framework) – an investment of up to £55m to fund single and collaborative research and development

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Future Fund Extended to UK Companies from Accelerator Programmes outside the UK

30 June 2020

The Chancellor of the Exchequer today announced that the Future Fund is being expanded to accommodate businesses that contribute significantly to the UK economy, but do not have their parent company based in the UK because they participated in a non-UK based accelerator programme. Developed by government and delivered by the British Business Bank, the

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VisitEngland Launches Industry Standard for UK tourism

26 June 2020

VisitEngland in partnership with the national tourist organisations of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales has launched a UK-wide industry standard and consumer mark to provide a ‘ring of confidence’ for tourism as the sector works towards reopening. The ‘We’re Good To Go’ industry standard and supporting mark means businesses can demonstrate that they are adhering

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British Business Bank | Small Business Equity Tracker Report

26 June 2020

British Business Bank has launched their 2020 Small Business Equity Tracker report which provides an in-depth assessment of equity finance markets for growing businesses. It is intended not only to inform the development of the Bank’s own strategy, but also to inform wider developments in both the market and government policy. The headlines from the

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The Young Innovators Awards are open

17 June 2020

Young people can apply for an award to make their business idea a reality. The Award includes a £5,000 grant, business support and a living allowance. Aged between 18 and 30 years old and looking for business support? Innovate UK is working in partnership with The Prince’s Trust to find young people from across the

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Join a team driving the low carbon agenda in Devon

12 June 2020

The Sustainability Hub Low Carbon Devon project is currently recruiting six positions to help drive low-carbon economic growth in the county. The following positions are now open for application: Knowledge Exchange Officer – this post will lead on the interaction between the University of Plymouth and local Devon-based enterprises and is responsible for organising and

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Small Business Workforce Fund to support STEM Graduate Recruitment

04 June 2020

The University of Plymouth’s STEM Graduates into Business project is proud to provide the Small Business Workforce Fund to support eligible small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in Devon with the recruitment of STEM graduates. To provide flexibility to businesses facing changing market demands, this temporary Fund, which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund

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