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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.
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.
Support for Businesses through Funding and Finance
A review of a few of the sources of Business Support and Funding
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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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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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Accelerating the UK
Beauhurst has published an excellent report – Accelerating the UK – all about business accelerators;
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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.
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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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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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...

News

WH Smith raises £325m
New travel stores planned.
Key appointments at Wasdell
Bayliss becomes group finance director.
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.
Recovery Loan Scheme launched
A new government-backed loan scheme launched last week (6 April) to provide additional finance to th...
Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage - Round Two to ...
Organisations and businesses who own, manage or work with heritage in England will have three weeks ...
Chancellor Announces £4.6 Billion Business Lockdow...
A new financial package designed to support retail, hospitality and leisure sectors businesses and p...
Government funds to boost Swindon
Swindon will get £25m to fund railway station and town centre improvements.
New plans set out to transform procurement, provid...
New plans to overhaul procurement rules, cutting red tape and making it easier for smaller businesse...
Government launches consultations to crack down on...
Government unveils plans to combat fraud and give businesses confidence in who they are working with...
Corporate transparency and register reform: implem...
We're seeking views on how to improve the quality and value of financial information available on th...
Corporate transparency and register reform: powers...
We're seeking views on how to improve the quality and value of financial information available on th...
Corporate transparency and register reform: improv...
We're seeking views on how to improve the quality and value of financial information available on th...
Swindon scientists in key space project
Funding for climate monitoring project.
New ‘Internationalisation Fund’ Grant
Match-funding of between £1,000 and £9,000 is available as a grant to ‘Small & Medium sized Enterpri...
Business Rates Multiplier to be Frozen in 2021/22
ACS welcomed the freezing of the business rates multiplier in 2021/22.
Current Funding Opportunities from Innovate UK
Current Funding Opportunities from Innovate UK, the home of grants, investments and support for the ...
Rockhopper takes Salisbury offices
Oil and gas company moves out of London.
£500,000 award for Pinweld
Advance in plastics technology.
Swindon Council company in power deal
Links with energy storage company.
Women’s jobs revolution at Zurich
Flexible offer boosts applications.
Kickstart Scheme employer resources
If you've been offered Kickstart Scheme funding, you can use these resources to show your support fo...
Countryside Productivity Small Grants for England’...
Grants are being awarded to enable farmers in England to buy new farm equipment.
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: step by step gui...
This guide explains the information that employers need to provide to claim for their employees’ wag...
Funding boost to help healthcare suppliers improve...
Funding boost to help healthcare suppliers improve cyber security.
Tourism and hospitality - can an ERDF Grant help y...
Grants are available to help local SMEs recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Funding for Youth Volunteering Projects Related to...
Short application window opens for volunteering initiatives organised by young people in response to...
Funding award for community electric vehicle schem...
Local people in the Bradford-on-Avon area might soon be able to plug into a community-owned green ve...
IUK's Sustainable Innovation Fund Round 3 Launches
Funding is available for UK businesses, research organisations and academia, for new projects focusi...
Landmark Kickstart scheme opens
New £2 billion Kickstart scheme will create thousands of new jobs for young people.
Coronavirus - business support - Grants
The Government has announced a number of schemes to support businesses. Regular updates are being ma...
JewelFund Re-opens for Aspiring Jewellers Worldwid...
Grants are available to support aspiring jewellers who are looking to start their business.
Government Announces £10m Green Distilleries Compe...
UK distilleries can access funding to cut emissions by switching to low carbon fuels such as hydroge...
Applications Open for Second Self-employed Support...
Self-employed people whose trade has been adversely affected by coronavirus can now apply for a seco...
Community News
Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage Opens for Appli...
Funding to support organisations across the heritage ecosystem that were financially sustainable bef...
Community News
Presymptom Health wins funding
£200,000 invest into research to develop sepsis test.
The Young Innovators Awards 2020/21 are now open
Young people can apply for an award to make their business idea a reality. The Award includes a £5,0...
NFU responds to government support package for dai...
A support package to help English dairy farmers hit by an economic storm caused by the Coronavirus p...
Businesses urged to seek pandemic funding support
Wiltshire Council calls for applications for funding during the pandemic.
Coronavirus Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)
The chancellor announced a new 100% government backed loan scheme for small businesses.
WH Smith forced to seek new finance
Follows heavy investment in airport outlets
First cross-border ‘powerhouse’ the Western Gatewa...
The Western Gateway complements and develops the excellent work already taken place, supercharging t...
Second Round of Transformational Project Grants Op...
Grants of up to £350,000 are available to support charitable organisations with historic-building re...
Horizon 2020: Industrial Leadership - Dedicated SM...
Support is available for SMEs to take part in Horizon 2020 research and innovation projects.
Launch of the 2020 Ashden Awards to Promote Sustai...
Launch of the 2020 Ashden Awards to Promote Sustainable Energy
£35m government funding for rural businesses
The government’s Growth Programme provides grants of up to £750,000 for start-ups and businesses in ...
Business Basics Programme
The Business Basics Programme is designed to test innovative ways of encouraging small and medium si...
F Factor Competition for Tech Savvy Young Entrepre...
The F Factor is a UK-wide startup competition underpinned with active entrepreneurship education for...
HSBC UK Announces £14 Billion Loan Fund for UK SME...
A £2b increase on last year.
IUK Announces SME Support to Evaluate Innovative M...
Round 5 launches from Innovate UK (IUK)
Fifth Urban Innovative Actions Call Open
SME Leaders Programme Launches Second Round for 20...
Grants, coupled with additional support, can be accessed through this scheme to improve the leadersh...
IUK Pre-Call: GCRF Demonstrate Impact in Meeting t...
Funding is available for feasibility study projects to demonstrate market-creating innovations in de...
Launch of £3m Fund for Businesses Redistributing S...
Funding is available for UK food producers, offsetting the costs of sending quality unsold food to g...
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
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.
Melksham Paraplanner wins top award
Samantha Gratton named Paraplanner of the Year
Innovate UK releases 2019-2020 Delivery Plan
Innovate UK sets out plan to drive sustainable economic growth through business-led innovation.
New funding stream for blue sky thinking
Up to £200k funding available for novel radar concepts and technologies
Community News
Nationwide Building Society has received a £50m gr...
RBS bailout fund provides funding for development
2019 Heathrow Centre of Excellence Sustainability ...
Heathrow 2019 Innovation Prize - Enter now!!
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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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Leading UK aerospace designs: funding for projects
Innovative projects delivering smart, energy-efficient technologies that could bolster the UK aerosp...
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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
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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Female founders missing out on billions in funding
British Business Bank explores the challenges and barriers that female-led firms face in accessing v...
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 ...
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...
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...
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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What support is available for my small business?
Our modern Industrial Strategy is helping to support small businesses and improve productivity acros...
Develop advanced materials with South Korea: apply...
Businesses can apply for a share of £2 million to develop innovative projects in collaboration with ...
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Swindon and Wiltshire Growth Hub enters into colla...
The Growth Hub announces a partnership with Europe’s leading grants database.
Community News
Nationwide takes stake in leading fintech
Partnership formed with 10x Future Technologies
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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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£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...
Funding: Business Basics Programme
The Business Basics Programme is designed to test innovative ways of encouraging small and medium si...
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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.
UK Israel open collaborative competition 2018
UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £1 million to develop innovative technologies targeting...
SME support to evaluate innovative medical technol...
SMEs can apply for a share of £1.5 million to support the evaluation of innovative medical devices, ...
UK Aerospace Research and Technology Programme
The UK Aerospace Research and Technology Programme provides grant funding to industrial research and...
New immersive designs to transform audience experi...
Projects have received funding to apply human-centred design to understand user needs and create new...
£109 million investment to create 359 high tech jo...
Hundreds of high-tech jobs created from overseas investment into the UK’s thriving FinTech, informat...
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...
Regional angel investment accelerator pilot: findi...
Angel groups can apply to partner with Innovate UK to distribute grant funding alongside their inves...
Up to £50 million to develop world leading AI tale...
New investment will help the UK get the top AI talent from across the world.
Tackling Knife crime: Detection of steel-bladed kn...
Announcement of an upcoming competition seeking innovative technologies and approaches that help to ...
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Zero emission vehicles: New funding to drive devel...
Businesses working on ultra-low or zero-emission projects can apply for a share of £22 million to de...
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Continued business support activities announced fo...
Support for businesses affected by the difficult trading situation in Salisbury and Amesbury.

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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.
report
Accelerating the UK
Beauhurst has published an excellent report – Accelerating the UK – all about business accelerators;
advice
Spotting early signs of insolvency and ways to resolve it
Recognising the early signs of insolvency and seeking advice to turn things around.
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.
Funder Finder - the safe online tool for unlocking business finance
Looking for business finance? Funder Finder allows you to apply to over 150 funders without affecting your credit rating.
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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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