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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
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.
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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
Community News
Is your business taking advantage of the latest technology?
Don't fall behind this fast moving industry.
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...
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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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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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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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.
Higher Education Strategy
See the latest updates on the SWLEP Higher Education Strategy and access the downloads

News

Have you dreamt of being a firefighter?
The search is on for new recruits at Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service to be on-call firefi...
F-TEC continues to expand after three years
The company offers apprenticeships, advanced level courses, thorough examination, diagnostics, safet...
IUK’s £10 Million Innovation Loans for SMEs: July ...
Providing finance to businesses that is affordable, patient and flexible for projects that have a cl...
IUK Announces Analysis for Innovators Round 5 Comp...
Help boost a company’s productivity or competitiveness
RTS Group marks 30 years in business and opens a n...
The company now has more than 65 employees
Mark Beard stresses need for quality
No need to wait for Government action and regulations
The Launchpad Competition is now open for applicat...
A budding engineering entrepreneur aged 18-25 could win £15k to start a business based on their engi...
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Tata Varsity Pitch 2019 is now open!
The hunt is on for the best student and graduate business ideas.
Plans to transform Swindon Town Centre move a step...
Exciting plans to revitalise Fleming Way by creating a new bus interchange have received a significa...
Pulse Power and Measurement expands at Shrivenham
Acquires 2,000 sq ft of additional offices
Business confidence in the South West region incre...
The region moves ahead of national trends
Community News
Water Reseach Academy (WRc) launches in Swindon
Many years of experience to support the water sector
Community News
Wincanton launches Virtual Access to Storage and T...
Finding and selling warehouse space made quick and easy
Scisys Brexit action 'pays off'
The company reports strong order book
Innovate UK releases 2019-2020 Delivery Plan
Innovate UK sets out plan to drive sustainable economic growth through business-led innovation.
Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund: for research a...
A fund to strengthen UK science and business innovation and take on the biggest challenges that soci...
Community News
Fast growing Wasdell Group invests in US facilitie...
Just the latest step in extending the companies global reach
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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...
Community News
Nationwide takes stake in leading fintech
Partnership formed with 10x Future Technologies
SMEs to have easier access to government contracts...
The SME Action Plan will unlock opportunities for smaller businesses to access government contracts ...
Community News
Ros Trotman to chair Women in Property South West
Associate solicitor and expert in planning matters at Thrings, has been appointed.
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
Community News
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...
Royal Agricultural University to deliver cultural ...
The Royal Agricultural University will deliver a new postgraduate and professional training hub in S...
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.
New expert brought in to boost government’s relati...
New 'Small Business Crown Representative' will make sure government gets best value and small busine...
Funding: Business Basics Programme
The Business Basics Programme is designed to test innovative ways of encouraging small and medium si...
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Seeking disability sector champions for 2019
The Office for Disability Issues are seeking disability sector champions in 7 sectors.
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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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One to one business advice
Register with the i2s programme for free business advice
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...
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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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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...
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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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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 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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Power Up with up-to £100k TDAP funding
Helping to Accelerate SME Innovations to Market
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 ...
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Entries for the 2019/20 Rural Business Awards are ...
The next regional awards ceremonies will take place during October 2019
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.
Minimum wage: work experience and internships
Guidance on the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage for organisations who offer work expe...
VisitEngland launches online programme to support ...
Support for SME's from Visit England's new online hub
Safer online shopping and selling for Internationa...
Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) calls on sellers to take proper responsibility for ch...
Launch of the online toolbox for SME's using or co...
Tony Porter launches his online toolbox, a collection of resources to help you comply with the surve...
FTSE companies urged to appoint more women leaders
Figures published today in the Hampton-Alexander Review's 2018 report show a welcome increase in the...
Breathe easy with cleaner air: new funding to figh...
£5 million competition invites ideas to reduce the cause of vehicle emissions, minimise the amount o...
Consultation: Understanding the needs of small and...
The Alan Turing Institute has launched a consultation about the needs of small and medium-sized firm...
Rising Stars applications close shortly
The UK’s newest and most exciting pitch competition.
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Businesses in the South West warned to watch out f...
The CMA is calling for more whistle-blowers to expose business cartels with the launch of a national...
Latest ONS figures show exports in services contin...
Figures released today (24 October 2018) show services exports grew to £286 billion, increasing by 6...
BEIS graduate and experienced entrants programmes.
Find out about our graduate and experienced entrants programmes and how to apply.
Call for new green innovations to tackle climate c...
Innovators and researchers can bid for a share of £60 million with their ideas to make our air clean...
Swindon’s New “Workshed” Offers 150 Co-Working Spa...
SME Innovators’ Incubation Centre Opens 1st June. Swindon’s New “Workshed” Offers 150 Co-Working Spa...

Events

Workshop Community Events GDPR Made Easy
Royal Wootton Bassett 50 Hosted by Sophie Davies Marketing
Workshop Community Events Online Marketing Made Easy - August
Swindon 12 Hosted by Business West - Enterprise Services
Workshop Community Events Social Media Made Easy - August
Swindon 12 Hosted by Business West - Enterprise Services
Workshop Community Events Marketing Made Easy - August
Swindon 12 Hosted by Business West - Enterprise Services
Workshop Community Events Social Media Made Easy - September
Swindon 12 Hosted by Business West - Enterprise Services
Workshop Community Events PR Made Easy - September
Swindon 12 Hosted by Business West - Enterprise Services
Workshop Community Events LinkedIn Made Easy - September
Swindon 12 Hosted by Business West - Enterprise Services
Workshop Community Events Business Planning and Finance for Business - September
Swindon 12 Hosted by Business West - Enterprise Services
Workshop Community Events Marketing Made Easy - September
Swindon 12 Hosted by Business West - Enterprise Services
Workshop Community Events Marketing Made Easy - October
Swindon 12 Hosted by Business West - Enterprise Services
Networking The Somerset Armed Forces Covenant Careers Fair
RNAS Yeovilton Free
Workshop Community Events Social Media Made Easy - November
Swindon 12 Hosted by Business West - Enterprise Services
Community Events Chippenham Business Breakfast
Chippenham £12.96 Hosted by MHA Monahans
Workshop Community Events Marketing Made Easy - November
Swindon 12 Hosted by Business West - Enterprise Services
Workshop Lets Talk - How to Grow Your Business & Finance
Warminster Free
The Bath Business Expo - Regional Event
Bath Free
Community Events Business Mentoring Clinic
Swindon £50 Hosted by Business West Ltd
Presentation Local Industrial Strategy Breakfast Event
Chippenham Free
Exhibition Community Events Devizes Business Expo 2019 (exhibitors)
Devizes , United Kingdom 20
Community Events Global Startup Exchange and Collaboration Programme 2019
Pangyo 0 Hosted by Business West Ltd

Community Insights

The future of business through customer experience.
There is a common saying in business, “what got you here, probably won’t get you there”, with there being where you want your business to go.
So you think you’re a trusted advisor!
Many of us, especially consultants like to think we are a trusted advisor for our clients, but are we, really, and how would we know?
Why UK businesses should have support functions outside of London
London is renowned for being the business capital of Europe, and it has the largest technology market of any European city.
Community News
Is your business taking advantage of the latest technology?
Don't fall behind this fast moving industry.
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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