Business Improvement

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Setting up and Running a Payroll System
A brief guide to payroll systems
guide
Setting an internet and e-mail policy in the workplace
An introductory guide for policy setting
guide
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.
Community News
Is your business taking advantage of the latest technology?
Don't fall behind this fast moving industry.
advice
Has staff retention been a problem in January?
How to keep staff following the festive period.
advice
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.
guide
Choosing and Using a Website Designer​
If a business is looking for a professional, well-structured and secure website that complies with all the relevant legislation, it is worth investing...
guide
Start out with a business mentor
Maximise your potential by getting the right advice early on with a business mentor.
guide
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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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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Environmental Regulations - A Guide
Understand environmental regulations and how to manage the impact of your business.

News

Mintivo shortlisted in Investors in People Awards
Chippenham-based IT provider among nine nominees
Community News
Trowbridge is in line for Government investment
Future High Streets Fund may boost the town
Community News
Zurich Insurance UK shows enhanced earnings
First half revenue up 74 per cent
Launch of £250,000 Broadband Competition for Event...
Tourism Minister Rebecca Pow has announced a competition to boost broadband facilities in conference...
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
Excalibur achieves best practice standard
Now a fully accredited ISO 27001 business
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
Business West offering business advice in Swindon
One-to-one mentoring sessions with a business adviser
Innovate UK releases 2019-2020 Delivery Plan
Innovate UK sets out plan to drive sustainable economic growth through business-led innovation.
Community News
Swindon and Wiltshire Growth Hub launches new comm...
Exclusive offers for businesses who join the Growth Hub
Community News
Nationwide Building Society has received a £50m gr...
RBS bailout fund provides funding for development
Community News
Catalent Pharma Solutions to invest £20m in Swindo...
Up to 100 new jobs expected to be created
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Prosper with a business-academic partnership: appl...
A Knowledge Transfer Partnership could help you collaborate with a university, research organisation...
Degree Apprenticeship funding for SMEs at UWE Bris...
Degree apprenticeships event at UWE Bristol for SMEs
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
Strong figures for Swindon-based Beard Group
Annual turnover rises to £150.2m
Community News
Conceptual Furniture expands at Shrivenham Hundred
Takes 3,500 sq ft of office and workshop space
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...
Community News
Excalibur Communications hosts cyber crime worksho...
Over 40% of UK businesses experienced recent attack
Creative Enterprise New Ideas Fund
Creative England is able to offer small seed funding to sole traders, start-ups and small businesses...
Reuben Digital completes design project for sports...
One of the world's 100 biggest companies by revenue
Next step in photonic technologies: apply for fund...
Organisations can apply for a share of £2 million to develop advanced photonic technologies in inter...
Community News
Fast growing Wasdell Group invests in US facilitie...
Just the latest step in extending the companies global reach
Community News
Wavin moves to fully renewable energy
Energy company Ørsted appointed for four sites
Community News
Training success for young accountants
Accountants Daviod Owen announce the recent exam results of many of its employees.
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...
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...
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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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...
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.
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...
Community News
Businesses can Enjoy Discounts at Swindon’s Ground...
Trial the benefits and facilities Swindon's new work-space for entrepreneurs, pioneers and creative ...
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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...
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Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme - Are you Ready?
Small to medium-sized businesses can claim up to £2,500 against the cost of connection either indivi...
Boots UK pharmacy in Amesbury has been cleared as ...
Wiltshire Council working with Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) has confir...
Over half a million small businesses helped by Gro...
Growth Hubs are having significant positive impact on the take-up of national support programmes, an...

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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.
guide
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.
Community News
Is your business taking advantage of the latest technology?
Don't fall behind this fast moving industry.
advice
Has staff retention been a problem in January?
How to keep staff following the festive period.
advice
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.
guide
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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