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5 top tips for small businesses
Our friends at the Business Support Helpline have put together 5 top tips for supporting businesses.
Success Without Sacrifice
Lindsey Burden, an intuitive business coach based in Salisbury, shares her insights into why you need to consider your future business goals before ma...
COP26: How green shipping could impact your business
While the dust still settles on COP26, business are attempting to digest what the conference means for them. After two weeks of speeches, negotiations...
COP26: What the conference means for carbon emissions measurement
In a bid to make the UK the first “net zero aligned global financial centre”, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced at COP26 that, by 2023, British financi...
The Post Lockdown Skills Gap
In a new, post lockdown reality can we expect a ‘return to normal’ when all evidence points to a widening skills gap and faltering productivity?
Getting onboard with offsetting
Carbon offsetting is sometimes wrongly viewed as a panacea for companies looking to lower their carbon footprint and boost their environmental sustain...
My Kickstart Experience
An overview and personal point of view into the Kickstart scheme, giving a narrative of what the skills and knowledge I personally developed during th...
Is your business ready for 2022?
As businesses become more conscious of their digital footprint – let’s look at the top 5 marketing trends and predictions for 2022
How your business can join the EV revolution
One technology with huge potential to drive the green revolution is electric vehicles (EVs). That said, in the past, cost and limited charging infrast...
The Buyer Journey: How and Why It’s Crucial To Your Business
HubSpot summarizes this perfectly: “The buyer’s journey is the active research process a buyer goes through leading up to a purchase.”
Customer Persona: Why It's Important
Customer personas should drive all of your marketing efforts.
What can businesses expect from COP26?
With COP26 fast approaching, we take a look at three of the conference’s main talking points – transport, energy, and nature – to understand what your...
Gained skills whilst working in the Retail Environment
Skills gained whilst facing a range of experiences within the retail environment
Inside the world of hospitality
A deeper look into what life is like for those within the hospitality industry.
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Don’t underestimate the power of really good content
Have you got content in your marketing strategy or are you missing a trick?
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How to build your best brand story
A compelling and memorable brand story requires creative exploration into what you stand for, the narrative you wish to communicate and the way in whi...
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Beyond furlough: the future for your business
Consider your (many) options. Plan ahead. Don't assume the worse. Kathryn Roynon, HR Director outlines the many positive options for your busines...
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Learn the power of LinkedIn
Join James Potter where he explores the world of LinkedIn and how to use it to your advantage across two brand new Growth Hub Webinars.
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Why you should have a People Strategy
Kiki Kirby, HR expert and business consultant and coach, outlines some key actions to make effective changes to help get the best out of the people in...
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Why better health means better business
When we talk about wellbeing at work, what do we really mean and does it really make businesses more profitable? If it does, how do we know? Rosie R...
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Business Loan Approval – What You Need to Know
SWIG Finance shares the crucial information you need to know before getting a business loan, ahead of their Growth Hub Webinar, 'Business Loan Approva...
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Leadership lessons from a turnaround - by Bill Alexander
Bill shares his seven key areas to ensure that your business moves forward in the right direction. These were covered in his webinar which can be vie...
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Business Sustainability: The Essentials
Sustainability is a business approach to creating long-term value by taking into consideration how a given organisation operates in the ecological, so...
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Going Digital
Kate Doodson shares the lessons she's learnt and why she think going digital is still the number one business issue for 2021.
Exporting to the EU – who does what?
This article summarises a case study of a UK business exporting to an EU country. The business wanted to know: • Do we need to charge VAT? • Do w...
EU Transition – guidance for professional and business services
A range of new advice and guidance is available from Government following the end of the EU transition period. This article lists the key sources of a...
EU Transition – actions for retail
A range of new advice and guidance is available from Government following the end of the EU transition period. This article lists the key sources of a...
EU Transition – actions for the aerospace sector
A range of new advice and guidance is available from Government following the end of the EU transition period. This article lists the key sources of a...
EU Transition – actions for the electronics and machinery sector
A range of new advice and guidance is available from Government following the end of the EU transition period. This article lists the key sources of a...
EU Transition – actions for the metals and materials sector
A range of new advice and guidance is available from Government following the end of the EU transition period. This article lists the key sources of a...
EU Transition – Actions for the automotive sector
A range of new advice and guidance is available from Government following the end of the EU transition period. This article lists the key sources of a...
EU Transition – actions for the life sciences sector
A range of new advice and guidance is available from Government following the end of the EU transition period. This article lists the key sources of a...
EU Transition – actions for the construction sector
A range of new advice and guidance is available from Government following the end of the EU transition period. This article lists the key sources of a...
EU Transition – actions for the chemicals sector
A range of new advice and guidance is available from Government following the end of the EU transition period. This article lists the key sources of a...
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Getting into Gear for business success
The Swindon and Wiltshire Growth Hub are delighted that Bill has agreed to present a series of webinars which have been designed to talk through some ...
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EU Exit: Guidance for Businesses
Doing business with Europe has changed. You need to follow new rules on exports, imports, tariffs, data and hiring. Read this guide first and explore...
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The secret to crowdfunding
Anthony has given us an insight into his new Webinar mini-series, where he will be discussing all things crowdfunding - a funding source which now fun...
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Your Business from a financial perspective – Where do you start? How do you fini...
Purple Lime Accountancy gives us an introduction to their brand new six-part Growth Hub webinar series: Your Business from a financial perspective.
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Leadership is an Art – “To be great we must practise every day”
Leadership is an Art – “To be great we must practise every day” (quote by Max De Pree)
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“Make money by doing good” – a series of Webinars to show you why and how
Check out this preview of our brand new webinar series, “Make money by doing good”, presented by Rod Hebden.
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Looking After Your Mental Health at Work
How can we come to terms with 2020 and prepare for the challenges of 2021?
GH Webinar
Pandemic Pricing by Alison Edgar MBE
The importance of really understanding your pricing strategy, setting the right pricing level and, perhaps the most important part, valuing what you d...
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Staying safe outside your home
The principles you should follow to ensure that time spent outside your home is as safe as possible.
Boris Johnson releases 'Our Plan to Rebuild'
Boris Johnson outlines plan to rebuild nation back to 'normality' through new plan, following his speech to the nation on 10th May.
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Twitter vs. Instagram: the pros and cons for small businesses
The pro's and con's of using both twitter and/or instagram for your small business.
Business resilience in a COVID-19 world
“Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” Nelson Mandela
Offer coronavirus (COVID-19) support from your business
Use this service to tell us how your business might be able to help with the response to coronavirus.
COVID-19: guidance for employees, employers and businesses
Guidance for employees, employers and businesses in providing advice about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
How to clean workplaces safely
What you need to know about keeping your place of work safe from COVID-19
Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can't do
Published 29 March 2020
Becoming an Ebay trader
Moving to a digital shop front can help with the downturn for all retailers at this present time.
Social Media for Business
'Social media' is the general term used to describe websites, apps and platforms whose users can create, submit and share content or participate in so...
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Selling Goods Online
In this guide, we outline the legal requirements for traders selling goods (products or digital content) online.
A simple guide to working from home
Stay sane, fit and healthy when you have to work from your home environment
Crisis Communication and Management Templates
Manage, plan for, and communicate during your corporate crises with these crisis management plan templates.
Business Continuity Planning
This article explains how to make a continuity plan to ensure that a business can operate as effectively as possible if a serious incident occurs.
Construction Industry Scheme
What is the Construction Industry Scheme, how does it work and who does it effect?
Sources of Finance for Starting a Business
Is the start of 2020 the start of a new business for you? If so you’ll need to know how to finance it.
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Apply for more time to file your company’s accounts
How to request an extension to your Companies House filing deadline if an unplanned event stops you filing your accounts.
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Social Media and your Business
We all use social media today but what is it and how can your business use it?
Setting up and Running a Payroll System
A brief guide to payroll systems
Support for Businesses through Funding and Finance
A review of a few of the sources of Business Support and Funding
Controlling the costs of your business
How to identify and monitor business costs and how to carry out cost-benefit analysis
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Setting an internet and e-mail policy in the workplace
An introductory guide for policy setting
Faraday battery challenge
An overview of government’s challenge to industry and research to develop the next generation of batteries for vehicles and other applications.
Prospering from the energy revolution
An overview of government’s challenge to industry and research to create more efficient energy systems and benefit the UK economy from the global upta...
Healthy ageing and funding for Business
The healthy ageing challenge asks industry and researchers to develop products and services to help people remain independent, productive, active and ...
From data to early diagnosis and precision medicine
An overview of government’s challenge to industry and research to use existing health data to improve early diagnosis and precision treatment of disea...
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The Grand Challenge Missions: Our Industrial Strategy in 2019
A review of the grand challenges that make up the Governments Industrial Strategy
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What are the Legal Requirements for Business Websites
A review of the basic obligations for businesses online
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Business Continuity Advice & Guidance
How to prepare your business for those small or large things (accidental or deliberate) which may cause unforeseen problems to your business.
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An Introduction to Creating a Food Safety Management System
A Food Safety Management System (FSMS) helps a food business operator avoid potential hazards in food preparation and handling.
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How to Forecast Sales - Guide
Sales forecasting is a crucial part of setting up and running a business and is essential for ongoing business planning.
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Meeting the challenges of growth
As your business grows, different problems and opportunities demand different solutions.
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The 5 most common mistakes in preparing and drafting grant proposals
In this article, GRANTfinder Senior Consultant Remco van der Zouw describes what he’s learned over years.
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Developing a Marketing Plan
Developing a marketing plan is one of the most effective ways for a small business to survive and thrive, especially in increasingly competitive times
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Writing a Business Plan
This tool describes what a business plan should include, how to write one and what are its benefits.
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Is your business taking advantage of the latest technology?
Don't fall behind this fast moving industry.
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Apprenticeships: A cost effective route to obtaining and retaining a skilled wor...
Potentially a fully funded path to hundreds of apprenticeship qualifications.
Shaping the future of Salisbury
Wiltshire Council needs your opinions to help shape the future of Salisbury city centre.
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Strategic planning for growth
Creating a strategic plan is a key component of planning for growth. It will help prepare a realistic vision for the future of your business and maxim...
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Is your business ready to scale?
Is scaling-up the right strategy for you? Understanding how your business is currently performing is key to help you decide.
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An Introduction to Cyber Essentials Certification
Whats the purpose and benefits to Cyber Essentials, the government-backed cyber security certification scheme for small firms.
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SMEs & Apprenticeships: Recruiting a Balanced Approach
Navigating apprenticeships from an SME perspective in Swindon & Wiltshire.
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Accelerating the UK
Beauhurst has published an excellent report – Accelerating the UK – all about business accelerators;
Young Entrepreneurs Swindon Network Launch - The Purpose of Networks
Thursday 31 January sees the launch of the Young Entrepreneurs Swindon Network but what is the purpose of business network groups?
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Has staff retention been a problem in January?
How to keep staff following the festive period.
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Marketing: Profiling a Target Audience
Do you know who your customers are and their needs?
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Top 10 mistakes employers make when paying the National Minimum Wage
Avoid making mistakes with this list of the most common reasons that cause underpayment.
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Spotting early signs of insolvency and ways to resolve it
Recognising the early signs of insolvency and seeking advice to turn things around.
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University Level Learning in Wiltshire – An Evolution
The latest insight into the evolving Higher Education landscape across Swindon and Wiltshire and what is available to you as a business and as an indi...
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E-commerce for UK small businesses selling online to the USA
A guide to e-commerce with the United States of America.
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Supporting Social Enterprises
Up to date sources of finance and support for social enterprise.
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Choosing and Using a Website Designer​
If a business is looking for a professional, well-structured and secure website that complies with all the relevant legislation, it is worth investing...
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Start out with a business mentor
Maximise your potential by getting the right advice early on with a business mentor.
Innovation loans: what they are and how to apply
An overview of Innovate UK’s loan programme for SMEs involved in late-stage innovation projects.
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Starting up in Swindon & Wiltshire
All the advice and resources you need to get your business idea off the ground in one place - from choosing your business idea to writing the business...
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Government support for young entrepreneurs
Top 5 things we are doing to support young entrepreneurs.
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Green Great Britain Week – simple steps you can take to reduce emissions
Find out how your business could reduce emissions and help to tackle climate change.
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Plain Action and Vale Action Leader Programme
The Local Action Groups (LAGs) administered by Community First, provide grants to help to increase rural jobs, boost tourism, help businesses grow and...
The Apprenticeship Levy Across Swindon & Wiltshire – Beyond Year One
Looking at the impact of the Apprenticeship Levy in Swindon & Wiltshire.
A Virtual Shop Front Door - Down Your Street
The Royal Mail has just announced that online shopping in the UK has risen by 9% in the last year. What do our 'bricks and mortar' retail businesses i...
Support for High Growth Business in Swindon & Wiltshire
One option If you are a growing business and looking for support and advice to aid your growth is Inspire, one of our local Chambers of Commerce organ...
Number of UK scaleups increases
The ScaleUp Institute reports that the UK’s total number of scaleup businesses has increased by nearly 12 per cent, according to the ScaleUp Institu...
Rural Economic Study for Swindon and Wiltshire
Swindon and Wiltshire LEP recognises that there are gaps in knowledge about the rural economy of the area. This Rural Economic Study has been develope...
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Opportunities to Grow your Business
Where can a business wanting to grow, find the most comprehensive source for up-to-date information on available funding or tendering opportunities?
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B2B Events - Enabling Business Growth or a Mercenary Marketing Tactic?
Engage with your clients and prospects whilst providing useful knowledge, information and access to new networks.
The time is right to tap into a new pool of talent for Wiltshire employers.
Jobcentre Plus in Wiltshire is keen to work closely with employers of all sizes across the county.
Higher Education Strategy
See the latest updates on the SWLEP Higher Education Strategy and access the downloads
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A brief guide to business continuity planning
In this short guide, we will explore how you can prepare for the unforeseen with focus on your IT and business-critical systems.
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Apprenticeships for Small Business
This guide provides an overview of apprenticeships for small business and describes the benefits to business and apprentices.
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Can I apply for financial business support?
Guide to available business support funding for Salisbury businesses
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How do I get support with business rates?
Information about business rates and/or hardship rate relief
CDI Certificate in Careers Leadership
New qualification for teachers in schools and colleges to support young people in career development
£80million fund to help SMEs engage in apprenticeships
A short article about the Chancellor's Spring Statement around funding for small and medium sized businesses to help them engage with apprenticeships.
Growth Hub Governance Group - Invitation Open for New Members
The Swindon & Wiltshire Growth Hub is overseen by a Governance Group made up from public sector representatives, business support organisations and m...
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How to check your business pulse
In times of challenge, what are the best business analytics and reports to keep an eye on?
Roads for the Future - Funding
A share of up to £200,000 is available for ideas to change road design to maximise the benefits of connected and autonomous vehicles.
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Tax Deadlines in 2019
There are five main types of tax that are relevant to firms: income tax, corporation tax, National Insurance (NI), Value Added Tax (VAT) and Capital G...
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Government Support for Research & Development - Guide
The UK Government, and the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, have a strategy to stimulate business research and develo...
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Product Packaging Regulations - Guide
Any business that supplies or sells packaged products must ensure that the packaging complies with product packaging regulations. These cover issues s...
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Business Finance Terminology - Glossary
When dealing with your accountant or bank the language used can sometimes sound unfamiliar, even to the most experienced business person. The followi...
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A Recipe for Success; Business Expansion and Management Development
Porton Biopharma Limited
Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) - 2017 End of Year Review
EEN shares some of their work highlights from 2017
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Business Opportunity Factsheets
Explore our A-Z business opportunity index covering a cross-section of industries.
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Wiltshire entrepreneur fills gap in niche fabric market
Helen Baker Fabric Design
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SME growth grants
Are you running a business in Swindon or Wiltshire and need help to grow? With an SME growth grant of between £2,000 and £10,000 you can kick start y...
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Ludgershall couple's double celebration – in love and in business!
Clearly Software
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The Swindon Investment Guide
Thinking of relocating your business to the Swindon area?
Visitor Economy Wiltshire
This site offers a comprehensive guide to Wiltshire including accommodation, what's on and visitor attractions. Particularly useful for food and drin...
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Higher Futures, Learning and Development, using a love of the past to go forward...
Help for Heroes
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Marketing That Drives Sales
Procol
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Independent report - Made Smarter Review
An industry-led review exploring how UK manufacturing can maximise benefits of digital technology through a strong industry - government partnership.
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An Introduction to Business Regulations when Starting Up
This guide identifies the major business regulations and obligations that will affect the start up of a new business.
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Tax relief and incentives for businesses
As part of the overall funding landscape, there are plenty of government schemes and incentives available to businesses.
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Preparing Your Organisation For Growth
Companies that address their organizational weaknesses as they implement growth strategies give themselves an advantage.
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Health & Safety
This introductory guide explains the main steps that must be taken to ensure that an employer complies with health and safety regulations.
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Regulations Covering Lifting and Manual Handling in the Workplace
This guide explains the requirements of the Regulations and provides information about how to comply with them.
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Redundancy Legislation & Procedure
This guide gives an overview of an employee's legal rights, and the procedures that employers should be following throughout the redundancy process.
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Market Information and Statistics
This factsheet provides an overview of some of the main sources of market information and statistical data available and how to access them.
Generating good energy in the area
The Swindon & Wiltshire LEP (SWLEP) is a member of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen initiative and believes it can make a significant contribution national...
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Why we need to provide the best business support to SME Builders
There are many reasons why we need to provide SME builders with all the business support we can.
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Degree Apprenticeships - A New Route
Degree Apprenticeships offer a great solution for those that want to learn and earn.
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Introduction to Intellectual Property Rights
This guide provides brief descriptions of UK and European IP rights.
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Using Copyright to Protect Your Work
This introductory guide explains the principle of copyright and how you can use it to protect original work
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Introduction to Tax Self-Assessment
This guide describes the tax self-assessment process, who it applies to, and how to register for self-assessment. It also briefly explains the process...
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Registering a Domain Name
Choosing the right domain name for your business website and e-mail communications is a vital component of your business identity.
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Choosing and Using an Accountant
This guide explains the services offered by accountants, what to look for when choosing an accountant and how to find and appoint one. It provides inf...
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Food Safety Legislation
Food Safety Legislation applies to any firm that is involved in the production, processing, storage, distribution and sale of food.
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An Introduction to Health & Safety
Every employer must comply with health and safety regulations intended to protect people such as employees, customers or members of the public.
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Environmental Protection Act 1990
A Guide to the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and the obligations of business owners.
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Tackling Swindon's skills gap
A recurring theme that Swindon businesses raise is the trouble they have recruiting highly skilled workers
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The Importance of skills in the work place
Leadership and Management Skills amongst the most important for business success.
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Environmental Regulations - A Guide
Understand environmental regulations and how to manage the impact of your business.
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Overview of available European Funding
​Various European funding networks offer financial support for businesses of all types.
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Finance support information index
A bank loan is not the only way that you can raise money to fund your business. A quick overview of available options is a good place to start.
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Methods of Entering Export Markets
This guide will help you select an export market-entry method that is suitable for your business. It explains the difference between direct and indire...
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Costing and Pricing a Product or Service
It is important to understand the impact of pricing on profitability and be able to choose the best pricing strategy for a business.
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Creating a Marketing Strategy
This factsheet explains the importance of having a marketing strategy, and how to use it properly to maximise the success of a business. It also inclu...
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Profiling Your Target Market
This factsheet provides an introduction to profiling your target market and customers and explains the importance of fully understanding their needs.
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Carrying Out a SWOT Analysis
This factsheet explains the benefits of carrying out a SWOT analysis and provides an overview of the analysis process. It lists a series of useful que...
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Appointing a Non-Executive Director
This guide looks at the duties involved in the role, the legal responsibilities, the time commitment expected of non-executive directors.
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What makes Wiltshire work?
Wiltshire-based startups seem to have a particularly strong chance of being a success.
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Business in Wiltshire
There are many advantages to starting up in the UK and locating your business in Swindon & Wiltshire gives you the best of both worlds.
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Choosing the Right Legal Structure
This factsheet outlines the main legal structures for a business (sole trader, partnership, LTD, LLP and CIC).
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What it takes to run a business
This factsheet helps you assess your personal abilities and resources in relation to those that will typically be required to run your own business.
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Tips to Choosing a Business Idea
If you are new to self-employment, finding the right idea for a successful venture can be difficult. It is not made any easier by economic uncertainty...
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Credit manager launches own consultancy
After working in credit management for many years Nicki Kinton decided she wanted to make a positive difference.

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Arval signs strategic partnership
Swindon company in global agreement
Good Energy completes asset sale
£24.5m paid for wind and solar farms.
New powers granted to research gene editing in pla...
Simplified gene editing rules make it easier for researchers to develop more nutritious and resilien...
Eco-efficient homes for Devizes
£21m Wiltshire project planned
New creative plan for Swindon Carriage Works
Government funding sought for project.
Grants for Technologies Producing Hydrogen from Bi...
Funding is being offered to support innovation in hydrogen bioenergy with carbon capture and storage...
Fund to Improve Adult Learning through Technology ...
Funding is available for organisations across all sectors undertaking projects that use digital tech...
Scientists are a step closer to finding planets li...
A UK-backed mission that will search for Earth-like planets has been given the green light to contin...
Anita Jaynes named as one of the UK’s top entrepre...
Founder of The Business Exchange South West Anita Jaynes has been named as one of the top 100 female...
New grants for hospitality companies
Wiltshire Council providing support.
ABSL named as key start-up company
Producing advanced biofuel solutions.
Avon Protection to exit body armour business
Quality problems hit US contracts.
PPS in co-development energy agreement
Links with Hive Energy and Ethical Power.
Developing a Marketing Plan in eight simple steps
Developing a marketing plan is one of the most effective ways for a small business to grow and almos...
Upcoming webinars to help guide your security inno...
The Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure and UK Counter Terrorism Policing will shar...
Government launches new scheme for technologies pr...
New programme will support the development of innovative new technologies that will generate hydroge...
Protecting and enhancing the environment to be at ...
Consultation on proposals to help developments better protect wildlife
New campaign launched to help parents improve chil...
The government's New Better Health campaign, including a new NHS Food Scanner App, launches today to...
Chemring shows increased profits
Outlook robust for 2022 says CEO.
Companies concerned about supply chains
Disruption expected to continue this year.
Retail and trade development for Swindon
Barkby exchanges contracts on deal.
COVID-19 Festive Communications Toolkit
Here is a communications toolkit to use and share the latest COVID-19 information for communities an...
Swindon Designer Outlet sold
Part of £600m deal with Nuveen.
New funding for Swindon town centre
Government to help with regeneration
Screwfix Foundation Accepting Applications for Fir...
Capital funding for not-for-profit organisations to fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and...
Plan for Devizes housing presented
Developer plans 65 new properties
Swindon company in recycling deal
ABSL in joint project with Greenergy
Wasdell wins new Covid-19 work
Support for PCR test kit production.
More than half a million children benefitted from ...
Over 600,000 children attended free, government-funded Holiday Activities and Food clubs this summer...
Small businesses deliver a green Christmas this fe...
The UK’s small business community is seeing first-hand that taking action on climate change will not...
£1 billion in support for businesses most impacted...
Additional support will be available for businesses who have been impacted by the Omicron variant, t...
SSP self-certification period temporarily extended...
This temporary change has been made in order to free up GP capacity.
Fund to Improve Adult Learning through Technology ...
Funding is available for organisations across all sectors undertaking projects that use digital tech...
Arts Council England Releases Details of Queen’s J...
Funding for not-for-profit groups delivering creative and cultural activities which commemorate the ...
England’s Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fun...
A fund designed to encourage collaboration and peer-to-peer learning for the protection and enhancem...
New Round of NHS Grants to Promote Organ, Cell and...
Funding for projects which increase awareness and support for donation in Black, Asian, mixed race a...
UN report praises UK efforts on wildlife and fores...
The Government has published a report by the United Nations which praises the UK’s approach to wildl...
Push to protect and vaccinate rough sleepers with ...
The Protect and Vaccinate scheme will help to increase vaccine uptake among people who are homeless ...
£26 million government funding to boost biomass in...
Innovative biomass projects across the UK can bid for a share of £26 million to increase UK producti...
Don’t forget to declare COVID-19 grants on your ta...
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding Self Assessment customers to declare any COVID-19 grant p...
Backhouse wins award for housing
Calne development praised.
'Prepare for new digital infrastructure'
Older hardware to be phased out.
Wiltshire Council's labour market tool
Guide to employment requirements.
Recycling Technologies' IPO postponed
Company hopes to raise £40m in New Year.
New Blueprint to protect UK from Cyber Threats
A new National Cyber Strategy has been announced, setting out how we will protect and promote UK int...
Your Best Friend Fund Opens for Projects Addressin...
Funding for not-for-profit groups across England and Wales supporting young people to better underst...
Commercialising Quantum Technologies - IUK Announc...
Funding is available for UK-based, business-led feasibility and industrial research projects to adva...
New 2022 Deadlines for National Lottery Grants for...
Funding for not-for-profit organisations, private owners of heritage and partnerships for projects c...
SSGC leader wins ex-forces award
Honoured for supporting community.
Excalibur sees profits increase
Turnover down due to pandemic.
Biggest ever renewable energy support scheme opens
The fourth round of the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme which aims to secure 12GW of electrici...
Siemens Mobility wins £50m contract
Network Rail chooses Wiltshire company.
Knorr-Bremse contract for Siemens
First contract of its kind worldwide.
US and UK to partner on prize challenges to advanc...
New international support for innovative technologies.
Government Announcements on move to Plan B
The Prime Minister has just announced a move to Plan B measures, as outlined in the Covid-19 Autumn/...
Coronavirus: how to stay safe and help prevent the...
Find out how to stay safe and help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Face coverings: when to wear one, exemptions, and ...
This page explains when to wear a face covering, exemptions from wearing one, and how to make your o...
Prime Minister confirms move to Plan B in England
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a move to Plan B in England.
WHSmith wins sustainability ranking
Named as a global leader in the field.
Nationwide appoints new chief executive
Debbie Crosbie to take over next year
Applications for The Small Awards 2022 are open!
Opportunity for small businesses to apply.
£3m expansion at vet hospital
New MRI scanner installed.
Wasdell Group continues expansion
New testing service in Ireland.
Government sets out plans to clean up the UK’s sup...
Businesses, producers and governments from around the world are asked to help shape new measures and...
£700 million to support NHS this winter
Hospitals across the country will benefit from a share of £700 million to help tackle waiting lists ...
Mental health benefits of visiting UK Woodland’s e...
New research proves immense benefits of trees and woodlands for people’s wellbeing.
UK marks one year since approving COVID-19 vaccine...
Boost Day drive launches across all major TV channels to encourage people to get their top-up jab
Oasis Leisure Centre listed Grade II
New questions about redevelopment.
Major Swindon land transaction
Development project for 2,500 new homes.
UK Life Sciences industry sees nearly half billion...
Prime Minister to host the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies to discuss how government, indus...
Sellafield trains go hybrid
New hybrid trains are helping us reduce our carbon footprint at Sellafield
£10m Fund to Support England's Natural Environment...
Organisations seeking investment for nature projects to tackle climate change, create and restore ha...
All adults to be offered COVID-19 boosters by end ...
Almost 7 million extra over 40s now eligible for booster programme in England as gap between doses i...
£7.9m Fund Launched to Help UK SMEs Exhibit at Ove...
Support is available for small UK firms to help them tackle tradeshows with confidence, maximise the...
UK to work with Malaysia on taking forward the Gla...
UK will continue to support Malaysia on its climate transition journey and the development of a long...
Open for Expressions of Interest now: the APC’s SM...
Apply for up to £135,000 of grant matched funding, backed by the Department for Business Energy & In...
New support for UK's world-leading agri-food and d...
Network of agri-food and drink attaches to be placed in key global markets to promote trade and boos...
Good Energy to change from energy generator to ser...
Chippenham-based Good Energy has announced its intention to step away from the production of renewab...
Amazon Swindon depot employing 2,000
Company makes £2,000 sign-on offer
Swindon to become home to pioneering recycling pla...
Recycling Technologies and INEOS Stryolution join forces.
Wincanton profits soar on new business
Revenue grows by nearly 30 per cent
The Product Security and Telecommunications Infras...
Product security factsheet accompanying the Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure B...
New Jobs for Young People - Final Chance for Emplo...
Employers can apply until 17 December 2021 for funding to create jobs for 16 to 24 year-olds on Univ...
Defra Launches £27m Fund for England's Farmers
Funding is available for farmers, foresters and growers in England to invest in new technology.
Exclusive Collection certifies as a B Corporation
Hotel collection commits to being a socially conscious business
Nationwide records strong profit
But warns of uncertainties ahead.
Siemens drive for women in engineering
33 fast tracked for career opportunities.
The Circular Future Fund: The Million Pound Challe...
The John Lewis Partnership and Hubbub present The Circular Future Fund: The Million Pound Challenge.
Salisbury in Top 10 areas for retail ‘bounce- back...
The Retail Recovery Index data is created from the number of shoppers entering stores using a nation...
Oxford Preservation Trust Awards
Swindon's Beard Group wins six.
JM to exit battery materials business
Changing markets lead to decision.
COVID-19 Recovery Loans for UK SMEs Extended to Ne...
A government-backed loan scheme providing additional finance to COVID-hit businesses has been extend...
Community Businesses in England Can Apply Now to t...
The application window for the first round runs from 10 November to 13 December 2021.
Office Space available via The Enterprise Network
Creating and maintaining safe environments for new and growing businesses in Wiltshire
HMRC warns customers about Self Assessment trickst...
As HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) prepares to issue emails and SMS to Self Assessment customers, the ...
$119m new contracts won by Chemring
US and Australian projects
Major deal for Advanced Biofuel Solutions
To construct municipal waste plants
Co-op Foundation Announces Carbon Innovation Fund ...
A new £3 million fund will open to applications on 22 November 2021.
Launch of £100,000 Fund for Green Tech Start-ups
Support is available for 'cleantech' start-up businesses from across the county that seek to utilise...
WH Smith reports business upturn
Good start to new financial year
Recycling Technologies to raise £40m
Plans initial public offering on AIM
UK confirms pledge for zero-emission HGVs by 2040 ...
All new road vehicles in the UK will be zero emission within the next 2 decades.
New Wadworth brewery plans revealed
Historic company 'needs to modernise'
Electronics firm reveals emissions plan
IEW aims for zero emissions
SOUTH WEST EXPO RETURNS TO SWINDON!
More than 80 exhibitors and over 1,000 delegates are expected to gather at the DoubleTree by Hilton ...
Half Moon Bay takes new premises
Lease for Melksham giftware company
Help to Grow Management course available for Wilts...
The 12 week government-backed programme is launching locally, and will help business leaders to take...
Wincanton wins MGA contract
To handle toys and entertainment products.
Fierce Competition for Staff Sparks a Wage War
There’s a wages war going on across the UK, and it’s affecting businesses across Swindon and Wiltshi...
Octopus Films documentary at COP26
ActNowFilm is international project
Johnson Matthey in electric race car project
On display at COP26 Conference
Aspen in WH Smith projects
New InMotion stores opened.
Industry 'against electronic waste’
Call for new world regulation.
What’s new with the Apprenticeship Service
Several new features to the Apprenticeship Service have been introduced, to help make managing appre...
How to do a coronavirus (COVID-19) rapid lateral f...
Find out how to do a rapid lateral flow test for COVID-19 and report the results. Rapid tests are on...
Thrings wins top ranking in guide
Two teams win special praise
New occupiers for Old Town offices
Gracie Swindon takes 2,800 sq ft.
Wiltshire Council environmental projects to appear...
Wiltshire Council is continuing to make positive strides forward in its own efforts to reduce carbon...
AUTUMN BUDGET AND SPENDING SUPPORTING BUSINESS 202...
How will the Budget and Spending Review support businesses?
Government Announces £60m for Low Carbon Heat Pump...
Launching soon, a new government innovation fund aims to make clean heat systems smaller, easier to ...
Finding and choosing a private coronavirus (COVID-...
Lists of and information about private test providers, to help you get the private COVID-19 tests yo...
Launch of £175m Lending Facility to Build Green Ho...
England’s small and medium housebuilders can apply for loans, coupled with industry expertise, to he...
Over 80% of young people eager to take action to h...
Children and young people (aged 8-15) would like to do more to help look after the environment, acco...
Old Mill relocates to Chippenham
Part of overall expansion plans
Good Energy tops 'green energy' list
Leads Which? Magazine league table