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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?
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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.
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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.
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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The Swindon and Wiltshire Growth Hub Impact Report...
A new report published today takes a look back at the pandemic and the response by the Growth Hub
COVID-19 Response: Summer 2021
Vet company gets £5.5m for expansion
Swindon-based Improve International
$1.44bn bid made for Vectura
Wiltshire biotech company targeted
Cyber certification for SupaTrak
Security against cyberattacks
T H White acquires Murley’s
Company extends to new territory
Innovators' Seed Corn Fund Returns for 2021
Funding is available to support the drive for innovative new products within the UK gardening indust...
Future Farming Resilience Fund Opens Next Month
Grants will be provided to support England’s farmers and land managers with preparations for the Agr...
Institute of Technology launches
Swindon and Wiltshire opening
Aster Group plans to merge
Housing association to link up
Launch of Culture Recovery Fund Emergency Resource...
Grants are available for England’s cultural organisations, across all sectors, that were previously ...
eBay for Business Awards Open for Entries
The annual programme is accepting applications.
Launch of the Green Heat Network Fund Transition S...
Capital grants can be accessed by public, private and third sector organisations in England to suppo...
Funding for UK Social Entrepreneur Development
Funding and specialist support are available for UK social entrepreneurs to help them develop as soc...
Prime Minister sets out plan to ease restrictions ...
COVID restrictions are set to end in England from step 4 of the Roadmap after the Prime Minister set...
New climate change campaign encourages Swindon pub...
£25,000 bounce back from coronavirus boost competi...
Support is available to help entrepreneurs launch a new business or enable existing SMEs to bounce b...
The National Cyber Security Centre and the regiona...
Explaining the NCSC and the Cyber Clusters – who they are and what they do. Also, the relationship b...
AB Dynamics moving to new HQ
Follows delays due to pandemic
'Green' centre for Wroughton airfield
Project wins planning approval
New home for Salisbury online celebrates what make...
A vibrant new website dedicated to promoting and celebrating Salisbury has launched.
Funding for England’s Businesses Taking on New App...
Firms can now claim £3,000 for each new apprentice they take on until September.
Launch of TikTok #BeYourOwnBoss Entrepreneurship C...
A competition supporting young people in the UK with ambitious ideas to run their own business has b...
Zurich doubles number of apprenticeships
Graduates encouraged to apply
Johnson Matthey in deal with Plug Power
Technology agreement with US company
Launch of Longer Duration Energy Storage Demonstra...
This £68m UK-wide competition aims to deliver first-of-a-kind long-duration energy storage prototype...
How to stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19)
Protect yourself and others
Together for our Planet - the UK's year of Climate...
How to get involved in COP26
Senior Zurich leader joins taskforce
To improve social mobility in City.
WH Smith raises £325m
New travel stores planned.
Recycling Technologies in major deal
Joins Ineos and Trinseo in project.
Swindon expected to bounce back
Report predicts fast growth this year.
Launch of £2.5m Fast Start Creative Industries Fun...
UK registered micro and small businesses in the creative sector can apply for a package of support t...
University of Bath leads major academic-industry c...
The University of Bath is coordinating a major new collaboration with academia and industry to use ...
Young people invited to join online event to help ...
The Careers Hub will be hosting a Learn Live Event for students and parents
How to Export Goods tool
An online tool published by the Department for International Trade to help exporters move goods abro...
Restrictions on businesses and venues in England
This guidance details the restrictions on certain businesses and venues in England.
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 ...
New plans to boost cyber resilience of UK’s critic...
DCMS is calling for views on a number of measures to enhance the security of digital supply chains a...
Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)
Find out how to make your workplace COVID-secure.
(COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can ...
Coronavirus restrictions remain in place. Find out what you can and cannot do.
Customs Declarations Training Course
An advanced course run by the Institute of Exports instructing delegates in how to complete customs ...
SWLEP recruiting Business Development Manager
The SWLEP is recruiting for a new Business Development Manager to support the growth of the UK’s fir...
Funding available for young digital entrepreneurs
Support is available for UK digital entrepreneurs aged 18 to 24 in the form of financial assistance ...
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The Techies are back for 2021
Government sets out new timeline for border contro...
A new timetable for introducing import border control processes has been set out by the government t...
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Digital Skills 2021 Grants Programme
Funding for not-for-profit projects that equip adults aged 18 years or older with basic digital skil...
UWE Bristol launches new funding scheme to support...
SMEs can apply for grants of £10,000 to £40,000 to help their R&D projects
Further easing of COVID restrictions confirmed. Pl...
Planned Step 3 easements will go ahead on 17 May
Going digital: what help is out there for business...
With millions of businesses forced to close their doors during the Covid-19 pandemic there is no dou...
Retrac ownership goes to employees
Dan Walmsley appointed CEO
Key appointments at Wasdell
Bayliss becomes group finance director.
JLEN acquires 50% stake in Sandridge Battery Stora...
Acquisition of a 50 MW battery storage project will see JLEN invest up to £12.7m over the next 12-18...
Competition to find the UK’s Most Innovative Cyber...
DCMS is looking for the most creative and original cyber security companies in the country
2021 Global Challenge Launched with €100,000 Grand...
Support is available for deeptech start-ups or new technology projects from across the world that us...
Clubs in Crisis Fund Opens for Local Applications ...
Small local grassroots sports clubs and organisations from across the UK can apply now for unrestric...
Assays for SARS-CoV-2 Cellular Immune Responses - ...
UK organisations can apply for funding to develop assay systems to define the magnitude and profile ...
Applications Open for 2022 Energy Globe Awards
Financial awards honouring outstanding projects and initiatives worldwide in the field of sustainabl...
UK Social Entrepreneur Development Programme Accep...
Funding and specialist support are available for UK social entrepreneurs to help them develop as soc...
Funding for Charities to Reduce Carbon Emissions i...
Funding for projects in England, Scotland and Wales that demonstrate measurable and lasting reductio...
Invaluable Peer Network programme continues for SM...
We are delighted that Peer networks will be running for a second year!
Wincanton names innovation finalists
Supply chain solutions sought.
PPS in Army solar power project
Cirencester barracks to be included.
Entry is now open for the 2021 Business Green Lead...
22nd September 2021!
Reopening businesses and venues in England
This guidance details the steps to reopen certain businesses and venues in England.
Closing certain businesses and venues in England
This guidance sets out restrictions on certain businesses and venues in England during coronavirus r...
Tell HMRC and pay the Self-Employment Income Suppo...
Find out how to tell HMRC if you need to pay back some or all of the SEISS grant.
New watchdog to boost online competition launches
A tough new regulator to help make sure tech giants such as Facebook and Google cannot exploit their...
Commercial rents and COVID-19: call for evidence
This supports the government’s decision to review measures on commercial lease evictions established...
The Old Bell sold to US entrepreneurs
Historic hotel dates from 1220.
Good Energy offer to EV drivers
Free electric charge 'off peak'.
Optimum takes over Stroud firm
Second move into Gloucestershire.
Good Energy invests £1m in Zap-Map
Further support for EV mapping firm.
Swindon and Wiltshire employers urged to offer vir...
The Swindon and Wiltshire Careers Hub is asking local employers to help address missed opportunities...
Dyson charges ahead with recruitment & new technol...
Hundreds of engineers and scientists to join to help expand and deepen research in software, advance...
Recovery Loan Scheme launched
A new government-backed loan scheme launched last week (6 April) to provide additional finance to th...
Employing autistic people – a guide for employers
As an employer, you can help make the world a more autism-friendly place. We know that many of you a...
Johnson Matthey in 'green' fuel project
Wind-based ethanol plant in Chile.
£1.1m investment at MJ Church
Fleet of dumper trucks extended.
Access to Work: factsheet for customers
Factsheet about Access to Work and how it can help overcome barriers to starting or keeping a job if...
The Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub takes on additional ro...
The Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub, which has proved a lifeline to many local residents during the pandemic...
NATEP: helping SMEs innovate in aerospace spring 2...
UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £2.5 million to carry out industry-led civil...
Innovate UK Smart Grants: Jan 2021
Opportunity for UK registered organisations to apply for a share of up to £25 million from Innovate ...
Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for pregnant employ...
Advice for pregnant employees on risk assessments in the workplace and occupational health during th...
COVID-19 restrictions posters: 29 March 2021
A poster displaying information about COVID-19 Restrictions in England from 29 March.
Enabling safe and effective volunteering during co...
This guidance aims to help organisations and groups understand how to safely and effectively involve...
WH Smith cash burn declines
Trading 'better than anticipated'.
Nationwide boost for home working
Employees can 'work from anywhere'.
Business rates relief boosted with new £1.5 billio...
Business ratepayers adversely affected by COVID-19 are to get a £1.5 billion discount on their bills...
Johnson Matthey in metals partnership
Decarbonisation the target.
Strong performance from Beard Group
Full year sales of £136m despite crisis.
Set up Self Assessment payment plans by 1 April
HMRC are urging Self Assessment taxpayers that they have just over 2 days to pay any outstanding tax...
Maintaining records of staff, customers and visito...
Designated venues in certain sectors must have a system in place to request and record contact detai...
NHS Test and Trace in the workplace
What to do if you or someone you employ is contacted by NHS Test and Trace, including self-isolation...
(COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can ...
Coronavirus restrictions remain in place. Find out what you can and cannot do.
Government announces latest tranche of funding fro...
Horse racing, rugby league, speedway and drag racing to benefit from latest tranche of government fu...
Gigabit Broadband Scheme - to launch next week
Vouchers worth up £3,500 for businesses help to cover the costs of installing gigabit broadband
Official Launch of the Publishing Platform for Sci...
The European Commission has officially launched the Open Research Europe Platform.
IUK Launches Zero Emission Road Freight Competitio...
Competitive funds are available for UK businesses and research organisations undertaking feasibility...
Honda of the UK Manufacturing Confirms New Owner f...
Honda have today announced it has entered into a contract for sale with Panattoni Europe’s largest d...
Businesses urged to act as two in five UK firms ex...
Two in five businesses (39 per cent) and a quarter of charities (26 per cent) report having cyber se...
Further targeted ransomware attacks on the UK educ...
The NCSC is responding to further targeted ransomware attacks on the education sector by cyber crimi...
Register to order free rapid lateral flow coronavi...
You can order free rapid lateral flow tests to test your employees twice a week in the workplace. Y...
Swindon Borough Council launches vision to deliver...
Major blueprint to create green jobs and slash emi...
An ambitious blueprint to deliver the world’s first low-carbon industrial sector and over £1 billion...
Launch of £15m Competition to Reduce Future Aviati...
A business competition has launched to support the development of cutting-edge facilities capable of...
Further support for commercial and residential ten...
Ban on commercial evictions extended to 30 June and bailiff enforced eviction ban extended to 31 May...
Wincanton starts 'dark store' operations
Waitrose customer fulfilment centre.
Management buy-out at Outsource
Specialist Swindon recruitment company.
BAE Systems acquires Shrivenham company
PPM to provide advanced technology.
Major Tube train contract for Siemens
Multi-million pound London order.
Government publishes long-term strategy for buses ...
Setting out the vision and opportunity to deliver better bus services for passengers across England.
Government Launches Phase 8 of the Energy Entrepre...
£11 million is available for the UK’s energy entrepreneurs to realise their ambitions for new energy...
Heart Research UK and SUBWAY Offer Healthy Heart G...
Funding for new, original and innovative projects that actively promote a healthy heart and help to ...
SHAKE Climate Change Programme Reopens for Food an...
Support is available for start-ups and entrepreneurs who are combating climate change with science o...
Countryside Stewardship Grants Open for 2022 Agree...
England’s farmers, foresters and land managers can now apply for various funds under the simplified ...
Bids Open for £10m Fund Supporting England's Natur...
Grants are available to non-profit environmental groups, local authorities and businesses to stimula...
Government Announces £20m SME Brexit Support Fund
Grants are available to help small UK businesses in respect of changes to trade rules with the EU
Launch of £250m Housing Accelerator Fund for Engla...
Funding is available to support the building activities of small and medium-sized developers on resi...
The Prince’s Countryside Fund Now Open for Spring ...
Grants for farming and rural communities for projects from across the UK which are working to create...
The National Cyber Security Centre launches a self...
The National Cyber Security Centre have launched a self-assessment tool to help sole traders and mic...
Launch of Offshore Wind Manufacturing Investment S...
UK wind component manufacturers can apply for grants to support the offshore wind supply chain.
Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust Announces 2021/22...
Funding programmes to support the UK’s Armed Forces communities with post COVID recovery, with initi...
NLCF Launches Round 2 of Climate Action Fund
Up to £10 million in funding for community-led partnerships in the UK to make changes in their commu...
IUK Announces Driving the Electric Revolution: Sup...
UK registered businesses of any size can apply for funding for research into supply chain developmen...
Applications Invited for UK Local Environmental In...
Funding is available to charities, community groups, schools, small businesses and other local organ...
Chancellor Announces £5bn Grant Scheme for England...
Grants will be provided to pubs, restaurants, shops and other businesses in England hit hardest by t...
IUK Launches ISCF Digital Security by Design - Bus...
UK registered businesses can apply for a funding to collaborate with others, including research orga...
Launch of the 2021 Postcode Lottery Green Challeng...
This initiative aims to elicit creative ideas that will encourage the invention of new green product...
Government Launches £4bn Levelling Up Fund
Announced at the 2020 Spending Review, the Levelling Up Fund will invest in infrastructure that impr...
Lloyd Bank Foundation Opens for Applications with ...
Small and local charities in England and Wales that are helping people overcome complex social issue...
Check if your business is eligible for the coronav...
The Closed Businesses Lockdown Payment (CBLP) supports businesses that have been required to close d...