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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...
Growth Hub Webinar
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.
Growth Hub Webinar
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)
Growth Hub Webinar
“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.
Growth Hub Webinar
Looking After Your Mental Health at Work
How can we come to terms with 2020 and prepare for the challenges of 2021?
Growth Hub 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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Providers currently offering free training
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.
Community News
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.
April 2019 is approaching - Have you used your levy funds?
Apprenticeship levy payers will see funds start to expire in April 2019, this article provides some tips on how employers can spend their levy pot and...
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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.
advice
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.
Partnership pack: preparing for changes at the UK border after a ‘no deal’ EU ex...
This partnership pack is designed to help you support businesses preparing for day one if we leave the EU without a deal.
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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...
guide
Start out with a business mentor
Maximise your potential by getting the right advice early on with a business mentor.
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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.
Intellectual Property and BREXIT: The facts
Facts on the future of intellectual property laws following the decision that the UK will leave the EU.
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Unsure what Brexit means for your business and what to do about it?
Ten ‘no regret’ actions businesses should consider now
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.
Starting up in Swindon & Wiltshire
All the advice and resources you need to get your business idea off the ground in one place
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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.
case study
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.
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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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New opportunities for architects to grow their own talent
Architects can now offer progression opportunities to their existing workforce or employ new recruits via degree apprenticeships with funding from the...
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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.
advice
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.
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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...
guide
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...
guide
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...
guide
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...
case study
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.
guide
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.
guide
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...
guide
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.
guide
Environmental Protection Act 1990
A Guide to the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and the obligations of business owners.
advice
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.
advice
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.
guide
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...
guide
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.
guide
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.

News

Clark Holt acts on Hollywood sale
Deluxe Media acquires Sundog Media Toolkit.
EU Transition – Advice from Business Stakeholders
This article lists some of the latest commentary and advice from business representative bodies on t...
EU Transition – Actions for Businesses
A range of new advice and guidance is available from Government following the end of the EU transiti...
MAN Truck & Bus acquires HRVS Group
Five dealerships added to operations.
Honda halts production for two days
Global supply delays blamed.
Poor outlook for retail and office property
Swindon market reflects UK conditions.
Swindon and Wiltshire Careers Hub Education Confer...
The Swindon and Wiltshire Careers Hub held a virtual Education Conference where the theme, “Developi...
Honda faces second shutdown this year
Shortage of parts at Swindon factory.
Nationwide to lead UK recovery group
To rebuild after Brexit and Covid-19.
Self Assessment customers use online tax payment p...
Almost 25,000 Self Assessment customers have set up an online payment plan to manage their tax liabi...
E-commerce 'to drive packaging growth'
Seen as primary focus for 2021.
COVID-19 - Government support for businesses
Important news from Swindon Borough Council and urgent action required from you.
The eCommerce Directive and the UK
What you need to do now that the eCommerce Directive no longer applies to the UK.
New immigration system: what you need to know
The UK has introduced a points-based immigration system.
EU Settlement Scheme
Documents detailing the EU Settlement Scheme, employer toolkit surrounding it as well as ID document...
Healthcare Life Science Export Support
Healthcare Life Science companies within the Western Gateway region are being encouraged to take adv...
Samsung Launches Competition for Young Innovators
This UK-wide competition aims to empower the UK’s next generation of young innovators to change the ...
R&D Funding for Collaborative Projects to Boost Fo...
UK businesses and research organisations can apply for funding towards research and development proj...
Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage - Round Two to ...
Organisations and businesses who own, manage or work with heritage in England will have three weeks ...
New £100m Fund to Replace Erasmus+ Scheme for UK S...
A new £100 million scheme for students to study and do work placements across the world will replace...
Find coronavirus financial support for your busine...
Use this business support finder to see what support is available for you and your business.
Check if your business is eligible for a coronavir...
The Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG (Closed) Addendum) supports businesses that have been req...
Self Assessment deadline: less than one month to g...
HMRC calls out for self-assessment customers to complete their tax return before the deadline on Jan...
Chancellor Announces £4.6 Billion Business Lockdow...
A new financial package designed to support retail, hospitality and leisure sectors businesses and p...
£25m for Salisbury and Trowbridge
Government funding to help high streets.
Clark Holt acts on Oxford biotech sale
Absolute Antibody bought by US company.
Campaign to save Swindon's Oasis
Council urged to take back ownership.
Government funds to boost Swindon
Swindon will get £25m to fund railway station and town centre improvements.
Chemring's profits increase by 31%
Strong order book for 2021 for Wiltshire-based Chemring.
Siemens Mobility launches dual-fuel van
Chippenham company's hydrogen plans.
Swindon and Wiltshire Growth Hub acts swiftly to g...
Swindon & Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership (SWLEP) has set up a new service to help local busi...
Moving goods into, out of, or through Northern Ire...
What UK businesses can do now to get ready for 2021.
Exporting goods from the UK post Brexit
How to move goods from the UK to international destinations, including the EU.
Importing goods into the UK post Brexit
How to bring goods into the UK from any country, including how much tax and duty you’ll need to pay ...
National lockdown: Stay at Home
Coronavirus cases are rising rapidly across the country. Find out what you can and cannot do.
UK trade agreements with non-EU countries
Find out about the trade agreements the UK has concluded that are in effect and the progress of our ...
Visit Europe from 1 January 2021
How the new Brexit rules and regulations will affect travel from 2021.
Agreements reached between the United Kingdom of G...
The Trade and Cooperation Agreement and other agreements below are provided for information only. No...
New plans set out to transform procurement, provid...
New plans to overhaul procurement rules, cutting red tape and making it easier for smaller businesse...
Time is running out to get ready for end of Brexit...
An information note from HMRC, and a case study, from a Yeovil business - Pittards.
Making a Christmas bubble with friends and family
Forming a 'Christmas Bubble' and the rules surrounding this on 25th December.
Government launches consultations to crack down on...
Government unveils plans to combat fraud and give businesses confidence in who they are working with...
Corporate transparency and register reform: implem...
We're seeking views on how to improve the quality and value of financial information available on th...
Corporate transparency and register reform: powers...
We're seeking views on how to improve the quality and value of financial information available on th...
Corporate transparency and register reform: improv...
We're seeking views on how to improve the quality and value of financial information available on th...
UK and Switzerland sign new police co-operation ag...
The agreement will help UK-Swiss efforts to tackle cross-border crime.
More than 137,000 people in UK receive first dose ...
The majority of the vaccines have been administered to the over-80s, care home workers and NHS staff...
Record numbers start computer science degrees
Artificial intelligence courses more popular.
Swindon scientists in key space project
Funding for climate monitoring project.
Optimum takes on new recruits
Professional services firm expands
WH Smith launches action plan
Journey to a Better Business.
Tier 2: High alert
What you can and cannot do in an area in Tier 2 of local restrictions.
Getting help with daily activities outside your ho...
If you need support while outside your home, this guide explains what you and the people helping you...
Wincanton wins Dobbies contract
Addition to eCommerce portfolio.
Knorr-Bremse wins major China contract
Braking and other systems for metro.
New Additional Restrictions Grant scheme open for ...
Applications for the Additional Restrictions Grant scheme must be submitted by 5pm on Friday 18 Dece...
Check if you're eligible for the Christmas Support...
The Christmas Support Payment (CSP) supports wet-led pubs that have been severely impacted over the ...
Draft carbon reduction strategy
Climate change is an issue that affects us all so Swindon Borough Council would like your feedback o...
Energy white paper: Powering our net zero future
Energy white paper setting out how the UK will clean up its energy system and reach net zero emissio...
COVID-19: guidance for households with possible co...
Stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.
COVID-19: guidance for food businesses
Advice for food businesses in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the UK.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): jobs that qualify for trav...
Jobs that qualify for exemptions from self-isolation or passenger locator form requirements.
Swindon businesses get Covid letter
Council reminder on safety measures.
Honda pauses Swindon production
Parts delayed by docks problems.
Businesses urged to get involved in major A303 Sto...
Highways England wants smaller companies to play their part in the A303 Stonehenge upgrade.
The South West Expo (Swindon) returns Virtually on...
The South West Virtual Business Expo (Swindon) is back!
Business evictions ban extended until March
Business owners affected by the pandemic will be protected from eviction until the end of March 2021...
Vectura signs US licence deal
Boost for Wiltshire medical company.
Render Media to help boost exports
Showcasing through augmented reality.
New ‘Internationalisation Fund’ Grant
Match-funding of between £1,000 and £9,000 is available as a grant to ‘Small & Medium sized Enterpri...
Little help on digital skills, says BCS
Life online during pandemic not supported.
Use less energy, says Good Energy
Campaign said to be a UK first.
Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)
Find out how to make your workplace COVID-secure.
12 top tips for staying safe at home this Christma...
With just Christmas just around the corner, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service has released so...
Companies House issue ‘don’t leave it until the la...
Company directors and accountants urged to file earlier than usual and online.
Invitation to join new green apprenticeships advis...
Help support the UK to achieve net-zero carbon emissions.
#WiltshireTogether Champions and Wiltshire Police ...
As the county heads towards new Tier 2 restrictions on 2 December, Wiltshire Council's new #Wiltshir...
Business Rates Multiplier to be Frozen in 2021/22
ACS welcomed the freezing of the business rates multiplier in 2021/22.
Current Funding Opportunities from Innovate UK
Current Funding Opportunities from Innovate UK, the home of grants, investments and support for the ...
Government unveils path to sustainable farming fro...
Roadmap to better, fairer farming system published today.
Apply for a coronavirus Bounce Back Loan
The Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) enables smaller businesses to access finance more quickly during ...
Apply for the Coronavirus Business Interruption Lo...
The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) provides financial support to smaller busi...
Apply for the Coronavirus Large Business Interrupt...
The Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS) provides financial support to large...
The Government Economic Service Degree Apprentices...
Applications are opening soon!
Rockhopper takes Salisbury offices
Oil and gas company moves out of London.
£500,000 award for Pinweld
Advance in plastics technology.
Swindon Council company in power deal
Links with energy storage company.
Women’s jobs revolution at Zurich
Flexible offer boosts applications.
Boost for high street as Jenrick extends opening h...
Retailers will be able to extend their daily opening hours from Monday to Saturday in the run up to ...
European Hydrogen Week Success
European Hydrogen Week and SWLEP's involvement surrounding hydrogen.
COVID-19 Winter Plan
The government's plan for managing COVID-19 through the winter.
Local restriction tiers: what you need to know
Sets out the local restriction tier system that will be in place from Wednesday 2 December, includin...
IUK Launches Grants for New Manufacturing Hubs
UK businesses and research organisations can apply for funding to set up and run a smart factory inn...
Kickstart Scheme employer resources
If you've been offered Kickstart Scheme funding, you can use these resources to show your support fo...
Local inventor creates world changing technology
Innovate UK have approved a grant application from Pinweld and The Welding Institute (TWI), Rainbow ...
Haines Watts acquires Nickson & Co
Expands accountancy services.
Wadworth sells 21 of its pubs
Purchaser is Liberation Group.
New film shows importance of ventilation to reduce...
Significant grant funding for businesses to be delivered via local authorities across England.
Businesses in England to receive £2.2 billion to s...
Significant grant funding for businesses to be delivered via local authorities across England.
Check if you can claim for your employees' wages t...
Find out if you’re eligible and how much you can claim to cover wages for employees on temporary lea...
Enabling safe and effective volunteering during co...
This guidance aims to help organisations and groups understand how to safely and effectively involve...
Check, Change, Go - Prepare your business for the ...
EU Exit Transition period: letter to the metals an...
Letter from the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Alok Sharma, to the...
EU Exit Transition period: letter to the chemicals...
Letter from the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Alok Sharma, to the...
EU Exit Transition period: letter to the life scie...
Letter from the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Alok Sharma, to the...
EU Exit Transition period: letter to the tourism a...
Letter from the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Alok Sharma, to the...
EU Exit Transition period: letter to the consumer ...
Letter from the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Alok Sharma, to the...
EU Exit Transition period: letter to the agri-food...
Letter from the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Alok Sharma, to the...
EU Exit Transition period: letter to the retail se...
Letter from the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Alok Sharma, to the...
EU Exit Transition period: letter to the advanced ...
Letter from the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Alok Sharma, to the...
EU Exit Transition period: letter to the construct...
Letter from the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Alok Sharma, to the...
EU Exit Transition period: letter to the professio...
Letter from the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Alok Sharma, to the...
EU Exit Transition period: letter to businesses
Letter from the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Alok Sharma, to bus...
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...
Coronavirus: driver and rider trainer guidance
Guidance for driving instuctors and motorcycle trainers about the restart of driver and rider traini...
Union connectivity review: call for evidence
Invites responses to an independent review, led by Sir Peter Hendy, on how transport can support eco...
Personal protective equipment (PPE): local contact...
A list of local contacts for care providers who are not on the PPE portal. Providers can get PPE thr...
Royal Mail to collect COVID-19 test kits 7 days a ...
Royal Mail is introducing a weekend extension for some priority postboxes from 21 November.
COVID-19: Guidance for the safe use of multi-purpo...
Guidance for those managing community centres, village halls and other community facilities on safel...
COVID Support Force: the MOD’s continued contribut...
Military personnel are supporting public services across the UK to assist with the response to COVID...
Self Assessment customers warned about scammers po...
Self Assessment customers should be alert to criminals claiming to be from HM Revenue and Customs (H...
Residents invited to shape Salisbury River Park pr...
Salisbury River Park discussions begin.
New Office for Investment to drive foreign investm...
The newly launched Office for Investment will connect public and private sector expertise while ensu...
WH Smith reports £280m annual loss
But trends improving in 'challenging year'.
College Court sold for £1.2m
Swindon town centre property sold.
PM outlines his Ten Point Plan for a Green Industr...
Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlines his Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution for 250,0...
IUK Announces Development of the Digital Security ...
UK-registered SMEs can apply for funding to support projects investigating requirements for digital ...
Deadline Confirmed for 2020 Energy Globe Awards
The global awards acknowledge and reward large and small projects addressing climate change.
New Local Restrictions Support Grant scheme from W...
Wiltshire Council has launched its Local Restrictions Support Grant scheme after receiving over £7 m...
Secrets of Successful Sales: Growth Hub's new webi...
Join us for our next Growth Hub webinar mini series with Alison Edgar!
Pandemic Pricing: A pre-look at our new Secrets of...
Alison Edgar talks us through pandemic pricing in the lead up to our new Growth Hub mini-series.
Avian influenza (bird flu) national prevention zon...
An Avian Influenza Prevention Zone has been declared across England, Scotland and Wales.
Bakkavor Desserts recruiting
Devizes company had 90 job places.
Excalibur wins Vodafone award
Named Regional Partner of the Year
Action Learning programme for women in business ac...
Action learning programme for women leading SME's and not-for-profit businesses across Swindon and W...
Government gives us the green light to A303 Stoneh...
The Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps has approved our Development Consent Order (DCO) a...
Wiltshire's 'most dynamic' companies
Local businesses in LSE listing.
Major new orders for Chemring
Systems for Ministry of Defence.
Apply for a coronavirus Bounce Back Loan
The Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) enables smaller businesses to access finance more quickly during ...
GWP Group sales soar by £1m
Packaging company's rapid growth.
Hydrogen deal with South Korea
Opportunities for Wiltshire companies
A350 Melksham bypass
Wiltshire Council is currently exploring the potential case for a new bypass to take the A350 around...
Armed Forces Day Grant Scheme Accepting Applicatio...
The Ministry of Defence is providing funding to help organisations in the UK host an Armed Forces Da...
Coronavirus (COVID-19): what to do if you’re emplo...
Guidance for people who are employed and cannot work due to coronavirus (COVID-19).
Government extends Furlough to March and increases...
Workers across the United Kingdom will benefit from increased support with a five-month extension of...
Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)
Find out how to make your workplace COVID-secure.
People across Swindon and Wiltshire are being urge...
Wiltshire Police, Swindon Borough Council and Wiltshire Council are appealing to the public to take ...
Self-Employment Income Support Scheme Grant Extens...
The Government is increasing its support to the self-employed over the coming months, ensuring peopl...
Furlough Scheme Extended and Further Economic Supp...
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended for a month with employees receiving 80% of t...
New National Restrictions from 5 November
Information on the new national restrictions, including what they mean for working from home and bus...