Business Strategy


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Apprenticeship Employer Case Study - Tim Burghes
We explore the advantages of taking on an apprentice with Digital Marketing Manager Tim Burghes.
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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...
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
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.
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.
Meeting the challenges of growth
As your business grows, different problems and opportunities demand different solutions.
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.
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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Is your business taking advantage of the latest technology?
Don't fall behind this fast moving industry.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.


AB Dynamics moving to new HQ
Follows delays due to pandemic
Nationwide boost for home working
Employees can 'work from anywhere'.
Honda pauses Swindon production
Parts delayed by docks problems.
The ten point plan for a green industrial revoluti...
The ten point plan sets out the approach government will take to build back better, support green jo...
Marketing in a Digital Age
How can you ensure that you are maximising your activity online?
SMEs 'now more optimistic' says report
Entrepreneurs 'ready to get moving' again after covid-19.
GWP Protective wins NHS contract
GWP Protective has won a contract to assist in production of face visors for the NHS.
Flagship business support programme launches in Sw...
£2.4m business support programme launches
Announcement of National Innovation Centre for Rur...
New centre to help unlock potential of the UK’s rural economies
GWP Group assists with PPE work
1,000 visors to be donated out of new cross-county manufacturing partnership.
Business Engagement – Value or Vanity?
Effective business engagement can play a hugely valuable role in helping to build resilience in the ...
Nationwide scraps plans for business banking
Nationwide changes business plan citing financial implications of COVID-19.
First cross-border ‘powerhouse’ the Western Gatewa...
The Western Gateway complements and develops the excellent work already taken place, supercharging t...
Wiltshire’s jewel in the crown given international...
Porton Science Park is awarded a coveted Life Sciences Opportunity Zone status.
Highways England launch Business Survey - A303 Ame...
To help understand the needs of local companies a new survey has been launched.
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Buy-in at Optimum Professional Services
Management team made up of equal partners
Amaroc is moving to larger premises
Builders’ merchant expanding to meet demand
Local partners working behind the scenes to suppor...
Actions to help Honda-associated companies deliver a programme of welfare support for their Swindon ...
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WH Smith to acquire US group for $400m
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Zurich Insurance UK shows enhanced earnings
First half revenue up 74 per cent
Launch of £3m Fund for Businesses Redistributing S...
Funding is available for UK food producers, offsetting the costs of sending quality unsold food to g...
Developing low carbon automotive capability: apply...
UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £20 million for UK-developed late stage R&D in advanced...
F-TEC continues to expand after three years
The company offers apprenticeships, advanced level courses, thorough examination, diagnostics, safet...
IUK’s £10 Million Innovation Loans for SMEs: July ...
Providing finance to businesses that is affordable, patient and flexible for projects that have a cl...
RTS Group marks 30 years in business and opens a n...
The company now has more than 65 employees
Excalibur achieves best practice standard
Now a fully accredited ISO 27001 business
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Wincanton launches Virtual Access to Storage and T...
Finding and selling warehouse space made quick and easy
Innovate UK releases 2019-2020 Delivery Plan
Innovate UK sets out plan to drive sustainable economic growth through business-led innovation.
Arcadia to close five Swindon shops
Dorothy Perkins, Burton, Miss Selfridge, Wallis and Evans earmarked for closure.
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Nationwide Building Society has received a £50m gr...
RBS bailout fund provides funding for development
Business Continuity Awareness Week 2019
Monday 13 May through to Friday 17 May 2019.
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New Business West Initiative Manager
Prosper with a business-academic partnership: appl...
A Knowledge Transfer Partnership could help you collaborate with a university, research organisation...
Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund: for research a...
A fund to strengthen UK science and business innovation and take on the biggest challenges that soci...
Making Tax Digital becomes law
New digital tax system to give more than one million businesses more financial control.
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Fast growing Wasdell Group invests in US facilitie...
Just the latest step in extending the companies global reach
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Images show new Swindon Science Park
Oxford Architects and Architecture in Motion progressing on project
Good Energy to take major stake in Zap-Map
Electric vehicle charge point app seen as key service.
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Wavin moves to fully renewable energy
Energy company Ørsted appointed for four sites
New ministerial champion to back jobs, growth and ...
Lord Henley to provide local leaders with a single point of contact in the heart of government.
New expert brought in to boost government’s relati...
New 'Small Business Crown Representative' will make sure government gets best value and small busine...


Community Insights

How are the public feeling about venturing out to shop?
Shopping has changed unimaginably in 2020 and perhaps forever, with online spending at record levels after Covid-19 forced shop doors to close for ove...
Customer confidence in Wiltshire & Dorset
“Get the confidence of the public and you will have no difficulty in getting their patronage.” This quote from the founder of Selfridges has never ...
Customer confidence in Wiltshire & Dorset
“Get the confidence of the public and you will have no difficulty in getting their patronage.” This quote from the founder of Selfridges has never ...
In this fifth ‘Millennial Buying’ article series – have you asked this question to your leaders? • What millennials want from their employers?
In this third ‘Millennial Buying’ article series, the below important topic will be investigated: • The importance of ethics and brand to a Millenn...
Top Tips for Negotiation within a competitive and changing business world!
Negotiation tips for converting business and increasing sales.

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