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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.
Preparing businesses for EU Exit
The UK will leave the EU on 29 March 2019. Leaving the EU means businesses may need to prepare for change.
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.
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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.
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...
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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Selling Goods Online
In this guide, we outline the legal requirements for traders selling goods (products or digital content) online.
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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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Swindon and Wiltshire Growth Hub launches new comm...
Exclusive offers for businesses who join the Growth Hub
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Launch of Great British High Street Awards 2019
Competition launches in reigning high street champion Crickhowell – nominations are now open.
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Double recognition for Corporate Events
Swindon-based events company 'delighted'
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Malmesbury steel distributor moves into manufactur...
Megasteel takes over Sweetnam & Bradley
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Nationwide Building Society has received a £50m gr...
RBS bailout fund provides funding for development
Wiltshire Small Businesses visit Westminster
2019 Heathrow Centre of Excellence Sustainability ...
Heathrow 2019 Innovation Prize - Enter now!!
All employers in England to have better access to ...
Businesses, who don’t pay the Apprenticeship Levy, will take full control over apprenticeships in th...
High streets to benefit from £62 million heritage ...
New funding will bring old buildings back into use and turn them into offices, housing and creative ...
£2.5m boost to Careers Hubs in 20 areas
New networks will mean thousands more young people can access high-quality careers education
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Catalent Pharma Solutions to invest £20m in Swindo...
Up to 100 new jobs expected to be created
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Vectura wins $89.7m damages from GlaxoSmithKline
The jury also found that GSK’s infringement was wilful
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Thames Valley Berkshire Smart City Cluster - 1st C...
This Challenge Call is funded through a £1.73m project funded by Thames Valley Berkshire (TVB) Local...
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WH Smith expands Asia partnership
Further strengthening of the WH Smith brand and their business expertise as an international leading...
Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership...
Using AI in NHS diagnosis: apply for funding
Up to £240,000 is available for organisations exploring the use of AI and machine learning in fractu...
Business Continuity Awareness Week 2019
Monday 13 May through to Friday 17 May 2019.
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Leading UK aerospace designs: funding for projects
Innovative projects delivering smart, energy-efficient technologies that could bolster the UK aerosp...
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Proximal Consulting takes new offices
The company works with a variety of global clients
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Frame maker invests in new 3,910 sq ft workshop
Frameco established five years ago
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New Business West Initiative Manager
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Nationwide Building Society buys Trilogy building
A prominent headquarters office building
Thrings and RSM advise on the sale of David Hathaw...
The company currently employs over 120 full-time staff
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Scisys wins more EU funded satellite work
Securing two orders with a combined €9.7m (£8.4m)
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Prosper with a business-academic partnership: appl...
A Knowledge Transfer Partnership could help you collaborate with a university, research organisation...
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New investment to support early-stage immersive bu...
Innovate UK has partnered with 11 private investment firms to offer £2 million grant funding alongsi...
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New technology for zero-emission vehicles: apply f...
Organisations can apply for a share of £25 million to support low-carbon propulsion technology in th...
The £2.4 million UK / South Korean 5G challenge
UK and South Korean businesses to pilot 5G technology on Seoul subways
Action Counters Terrorism Strategic Launch
ACT Strategic is a new initiative which aids businesses to explore ways of preventing, managing, and...
New Avon Rubber contract worth $16.6m
Wiltshire company wins third major contract this year
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TechSwindon to be unveiled at a networking meeting
Event at the headquarters of building society Nationwide
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Swindon falls from top place to find a job
Swindon is now third, behind Cambridge and Oxford
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Swindon housing developer in Fast Track list
Named as one of Britain’s best private companies
Wiltshire companies win Queen’s Awards for Enterpr...
Trowbridge-based Apetito wins third award
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Thrings warns on the business dangers with retaile...
Debenhams crisis serves as a stark reminder
Degree Apprenticeship funding for SMEs at UWE Bris...
Degree apprenticeships event at UWE Bristol for SMEs
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Wiltshire-based Evaporate moving to a new HQ
New office space enables business to grow
Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund: for research a...
A fund to strengthen UK science and business innovation and take on the biggest challenges that soci...
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Swindon & Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership B...
SWLEP are looking to local business leaders to strengthen their Board.
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Strong figures for Swindon-based Beard Group
Annual turnover rises to £150.2m
Royal Academy of Engineering SME Leaders Programme...
Apply for grants for training, business mentoring, coaching, marketing support and learning opportun...
Emerging markets dominate UK’s fastest growing exp...
The fastest growing export markets for the UK are in Asia, with Taiwan reporting 40.8% growth and In...
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Female founders missing out on billions in funding
British Business Bank explores the challenges and barriers that female-led firms face in accessing v...
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Conceptual Furniture expands at Shrivenham Hundred
Takes 3,500 sq ft of office and workshop space
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Internet regulation not enough, says BCS
Swindon-based Chartered Institute for IT calls for education
Government backs £21m Institute of Technology for ...
Crucial project will help support the vision and focus on developing opportunities and growth for Sw...
€15 Million EUREKA Call on Artificial Intelligence...
A new call for innovative projects in Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Technologies has been laun...
Cyber Security Entrepreneurs Invited to Apply for ...
Cyber security start-up businesses in the UK are being invited to join a new nine-month accelerator ...
Key facts you should know about the apprenticeship...
The apprenticeship levy is celebrating its two year anniversary. Here's what you should know.
HMRC extends deadline for £8 million of customs tr...
The deadline for applications for a government initiative to help businesses prepare for EU Exit has...
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Government convenes second Honda Swindon Task Forc...
At the Honda Swindon Task Force meeting, the Honda Supply chain companies were amongst those in atte...
Funding boost for aviation security innovation
Up to £1 million will be available to industry and academic experts with enterprising ideas
Businesses urged to pay suppliers on time or risk ...
Businesses have been warned by the government that they must pay their suppliers on time or face bei...
Heart of Wessex LAG secures additional funding for...
Rural businesses and organisations across south and east Somerset and south Wiltshire are being enco...
Wadworth 6X Gold wins Silver medal at the Internat...
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Excalibur Communications hosts cyber crime worksho...
Over 40% of UK businesses experienced recent attack
Community News
Optimum Professional Services relocates
Part of its ambitious expansion plans
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Boxes and Packaging shortlisted for the 25th Wilts...
The business has been listed as finalists in Medium Sized Enterprise of the Year, Best Business to W...
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Businesses and charities urged to take action to p...
Percentage of businesses experiencing cyber breaches or attacks has dropped
The Industrial Strategy in action
An interactive map showcases some of the many innovative organisations driving growth across the UK...
Monitoring housing for better health: apply for fu...
Organisations can apply for a share of £1.25 million to develop new ways to monitor environmental co...
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Making Tax Digital becomes law
New digital tax system to give more than one million businesses more financial control.
£60 million search begins for the next Peppa Pig, ...
Multimillion pound funds for UK radio and television now open and accepting funding applications
Creative Enterprise New Ideas Fund
Creative England is able to offer small seed funding to sole traders, start-ups and small businesses...
UK businesses embrace global demand for British pr...
Data released by the ONS will give UK exporters a significant boost, as the latest figures confirm d...
20 years of the National Minimum Wage have boosted...
On the 20th anniversary of the National Minimum Wage, a new report by the Low Pay Commission examine...
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Swindon town centre road closures 30 March
Parts of Swindon town centre will be closed to traffic to allow for the planned Honda march and rall...
Reuben Digital completes design project for sports...
One of the world's 100 biggest companies by revenue
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Arkell’s Brewery to host recruitment event
An insight into what it takes to run a pub
Next step in photonic technologies: apply for fund...
Organisations can apply for a share of £2 million to develop advanced photonic technologies in inter...
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Royal Navy and Royal Marines recruitment into loca...
Support for the military community within Government organisations.
Community News
Good Energy gets the green light for new HQ
New development in Chippenham to create more jobs
Community News
Fast growing Wasdell Group invests in US facilitie...
Just the latest step in extending the companies global reach
Community News
Swindon Interiors undertaking major Edinburgh Cine...
Working in their 13 screen cinema complex
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Wincanton renews Valero contract
New deal will run for five years
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New £2.5m Digital Mansion Corsham launches
State of the art development opens its doors for the first time to great applaud
Community News
Software company Montala moves to Shrivenham
Purchases the freehold of a 4,700 sq ft headquarters
Moving Goods In and Out of the EU: A Key Requireme...
Do you import or export into the EU? If so please read on….
Combating food shortages: apply for funding
Organisations can apply for a share of £3 million to help develop agricultural and food systems in c...
Leaving the EU: advice for businesses
Use this information to help you prepare your business for leaving the EU.
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What support is available for my small business?
Our modern Industrial Strategy is helping to support small businesses and improve productivity acros...
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Creating the 5G network: apply for funding
Businesses can apply for a share of £1 million for international partnerships that will help develop...
Community News
Images show new Swindon Science Park
Oxford Architects and Architecture in Motion progressing on project
Community News
South West manufacturers looking for domestic supp...
Post Brexit conditions may offer opportunities
Community News
New arts and cultural centre proposed by Council
Ageing Wyvern Theatre could be replaced
What steps are you taking to support older workers...
There are now more than 10 million people aged 50+ in employment
Community News
Housing group GreenSquare expands in Chippenham
Extension of its offices at Methuen Park, Chippenham.
Community News
Swindon IT company Excalibur has new warning about...
Relatively simple precautions can provide a degree of protection
Temporary rates of customs duty on imports after E...
The temporary rates of customs duty on imports if the UK leaves the EU with no deal.
Develop advanced materials with South Korea: apply...
Businesses can apply for a share of £2 million to develop innovative projects in collaboration with ...
Porton based Dstl's first virtual reality collabor...
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory specialists successfully trial virtual reality collaborati...
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Swindon and Wiltshire Growth Hub enters into colla...
The Growth Hub announces a partnership with Europe’s leading grants database.
New funding to research health impact of climate c...
Up to £56 million will fund research into the potential health effects of climate change, air pollut...
Community News
Nationwide takes stake in leading fintech
Partnership formed with 10x Future Technologies
National Armed Forces Day 2019
Sponsorship and trading opportunities at the 2019 National Armed Forces Day
Good Energy to take major stake in Zap-Map
Electric vehicle charge point app seen as key service.
SMEs to have easier access to government contracts...
The SME Action Plan will unlock opportunities for smaller businesses to access government contracts ...
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Cotswolds LEADER Programme: Open to new expression...
The Cotswolds LEADER Programme has re-opened to new Expressions of Interest for two weeks from Monda...
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Public Power Solutions joins national energy savin...
Ground-breaking pilot project to develop smart, integrated energy solutions
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Beard Group wins place on key national framework
Future involvement in public sector project anticipated
Community News
Local company in the running for major award
Corporate Events has been named a finalist at the Event Production Awards
Community News
Ros Trotman to chair Women in Property South West
Associate solicitor and expert in planning matters at Thrings, has been appointed.
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£1.6 billion Stronger Towns Fund launched
The government has launched a £1.6 billion fund to boost growth and give communities a greater say i...
Designing new mobility traffic systems: Apply for ...
Organisations can apply for a share of up to £250,000 to develop a traffic management system that ca...
Community News
WH Smith continues with investment abroad
Swindon company marks entry into the Netherlands at Airport Schiphol
Community News
Vysiion shortlisted for European IT award
Industry is alive to the possibilities of advanced technology
Community News
E Classic Mini produced by Swindon company
Zero-emission makeover creates new electric model
Community News
DHL to become first tenant at new Swindon developm...
Company to significantly expand its operational base in Swindon
Community News
Beck & Pollitzer moves to Chippenham
Leading engineering company relocating from Bath
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Wavin moves to fully renewable energy
Energy company Ørsted appointed for four sites
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Innovative ideas to change the world: new business...
Innovate UK Smart funding launches with £20 million grant competition for ambitious projects that co...
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New premises in Melksham for expanding toy company
A successful company building high quality, unique playhouses, Tinytown Playhomes expanding in Melks...
Good Energy to work with partner companies
Good Energy to engage with Belecxtric and Powerstar; both specialists in renewable energy engineerin...
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory launches...
Dstl aims to attract new small and medium sized enterprises to work in Defence science
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National award for Chippenham businesswoman
The Entrepreneur's Godmother gets voted UK's No. 1 sales and marketing adviser.
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Training success for young accountants
Accountants Daviod Owen announce the recent exam results of many of its employees.
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Government fund of £2m is set to benefit South Wes...
A number of cutting edge projects designed to help small businesses become more profitable will rece...
Grant to support disabled people in the workplace ...
Disabled employees will be able to benefit from almost £60,000 a year to assist them at work.
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Swindon firms wins prize in regional small busines...
Great Western Hospitals doctor, Dr Julian Nesbitt, firm Dr Julian Medical Group scooped the FSB Digi...
Royal Agricultural University to deliver cultural ...
The Royal Agricultural University will deliver a new postgraduate and professional training hub in S...
AI and digital design to transform future of UK co...
£18 million Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund investment in research and innovation projects will t...
New guidance to help employers close gender pay ga...
Two new pieces of guidance published to help employers identify potential causes of the gender pay g...
MJ Church sees a robust 2018 as a framework to bui...
MJ Church has seen a strong year of trading and is looking forward to a strong pipeline and further ...
1000th Digital apprentice completes apprenticeship...
A software developer from Lloyds Banking Group is the 1000th digital apprentice to have successfully...
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.
Tackling productivity problems in UK industry: app...
A share of £4 million is available for businesses to connect with the UK’s best scientists and facil...
New expert brought in to boost government’s relati...
New 'Small Business Crown Representative' will make sure government gets best value and small busine...
Accurate prescriptions for people in custody: appl...
Organisations can apply for a share of up to £1.25 million to ensure the correct medication reaches ...
Next-generation digital healthcare: funding
UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £5 million to develop new digital health products.
Salisbury Charter Market – support for traders
The Salisbury Charter Market traders will be given a 20% off discount on market fees by Salisbury Ci...
Funding: Business Basics Programme
The Business Basics Programme is designed to test innovative ways of encouraging small and medium si...
National mentoring initiative to tackle employment...
Jobseekers across the UK are set to benefit from mentoring support designed to help them into work.
Take on the biggest healthcare challenges: apply f...
UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £10 million to develop technologies, products and proce...
Looking for feedback on the Governments EU Exit we...
Help other businesses by providing feedback to the Government on their advisory website.
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Seeking disability sector champions for 2019
The Office for Disability Issues are seeking disability sector champions in 7 sectors.
Preparing for EU exit - Department for Business, E...
An update on EU exit preparations by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
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Government launches world leading plan to tackle a...
Government has launched an ambitious new strategy to clean up our air and save lives.
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Making sense of business regulations: apply for co...
Organisations can apply for a share of up to £1.25 million to help the government find innovative wa...
UK brings largest ever delegation to world's bigge...
Over 100 British companies are showcasing UK innovation in the technology and automotive sectors at ...
Disruptive, high-impact aerospace technologies: ap...
Organisations can get grants to develop game-changing solutions to UK aerospace challenges and bring...
Apply for grants if your business completes custom...
Find out what grants you can apply for to get funding for training and IT improvements if your busin...
Launch of a a new young entrepreneurs networking ...
Launch of a a new young entrepreneurs networking group in Swindon and Wiltshire – aimed at 18-35 ye...
Government Launches new toolkit for businesses: Pr...
Discover the laws and regulation changes relevant to your business
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Get set for the Techies 2019
The Techies - Technology Awards Swindon and Wiltshire. Following the hugely successful inaugural Te...
£675 million fund to transform high streets and to...
The Future High Streets fund will help local leaders implement bold new visions to transform their t...
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Grants available for SMEs looking to export
Applications are now open for UK businesses to apply for grants of up to £2,500 to attend internatio...
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Marvel legends assemble to inspire next generation...
Marvel joins campaign to encourage young people from different backgrounds to consider a career in e...
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Tell us how you are helping to deliver the Global ...
We are inviting people and organisations to share information about their projects that contribute t...
More than £2 billion Brexit preparation funding aw...
More than 25 government departments and arms-length bodies have gone through a needs-based funding p...
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Some advice on how to prepare if the UK leaves the...
Business Continuity Management is about protecting the things in your business that you can’t afford...
Government announces new Code of Practice to tackl...
A package of 12 announcements has been launched today to tackle sexual harassment at work, including...
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Future vehicles powered by low carbon tech: apply ...
Organisations can apply for a share of up to £20 million for collaborative projects that significant...
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Largest upgrade in a generation to workplace right...
New legislation to upgrade workers’ rights introduced today - including a day one statement of right...
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Salisbuy based Defence Science and Technology Labo...
Staff at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) have been shortlisted for the coveted ...
Blazing a Trail with National Apprenticeship Week ...
‘Blaze a Trail’ will be the theme for National Apprenticeship Week 2019 (NAW 2019), Apprenticeships ...
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World-first carbon 'net-zero' hub of heavy industr...
At COP24 climate talks in Poland, UK government sets world-leading ambition for first 'net-zero carb...
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Businesses urged to have their say on National Par...
The government's call for evidence on the Designated Landscapes Review will end on 18 December.
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New entitlement to Parental Bereavement Leave and ...
A new workplace right to Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay for parents who lose a child under the a...
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Register as an interested party in the Nationally ...
Up to date information with the proposed improvements to the A303 past Stonehenge.
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World-leading projects in UK aerospace: funding fo...
Organisations are invited to propose innovative projects that could benefit the UK aerospace industr...
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Cyber - a world of opportunity for ex-Forces
Corsham based Salute My Job supporting our military community with a series of Cyber Security course...
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UK trade with Canada up 14% since new free trade a...
New statistics released last week reveal that British businesses are benefiting from the increased a...
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New Funding Available: Detection and identificatio...
Organisations can apply for a share of £250,000, including VAT, to develop innovative detection tech...
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Funding call for reducing plastic pollution: ocean...
UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £2 million to develop solutions that tackle the environ...
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Local Industrial Strategies to drive growth across...
The Local Industrial Strategies will build on local strengths and drive growth across the UK.
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Power Up with up-to £100k TDAP funding
Helping to Accelerate SME Innovations to Market
5 tips to help you file your accounts on time
Companies House top tips for proper filing.
Disability champions set to open industry doors
On International Day of Persons with Disabilities the government is announcing that it will be recru...
Christmas bonus for millions of workers
Workers can claim a rebate on their expenses and get and an early present from HMRC.
Local Industrial Strategies to drive growth across...
The Local modern Industrial Strategies will build on local strengths and drive growth across the UK.
236,000 UK businesses making the most of overseas ...
The number of UK businesses exporting abroad has increased by 6.6% to 235,800 in 2017, according to ...
26,000 new businesses set up by entrepreneurial jo...
Jobseekers have set up more than 26,000 new businesses under the New Enterprise Allowance scheme.
Adobe invest £63.5 million in booming UK creative ...
Software giant Adobe has today (29 November) announced a substantial investment into the UK with a c...
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Entries for the 2019/20 Rural Business Awards are ...
The next regional awards ceremonies will take place during October 2019
Business and communities should plan now for clima...
The Environment Agency is calling on businesses to prepare as latest climate change projections are ...
Grants for businesses that complete customs declar...
Find out what grants you can apply for to get funding for training and IT improvements if your busin...
New grants for setting up a childminder business o...
The Childcare Business Grants Scheme is open to newly registered early years childminders, childcare...
Google teams up with Near.St to give a boost to sm...
Google and Near.St to help customers see what is available in local shops in their search results.
It's official the South West is the best place to ...
The South West continues to have the highest five-year survival rate
Case Study: Ocean Footprint makes an export splash...
Ocean Footprint, a Salisbury-based boat part manufacturer, is set to make waves in Australia with a ...
UK Israel open collaborative competition 2018
UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £1 million to develop innovative technologies targeting...
Businesses urged to claim £2500 voucher for broadb...
Businesses around the UK are being urged to make use of a £2500 voucher for gigabit broadband speeds...