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Berkshire Growth Hub launches new recovery programme to support local businesses

Berkshire Growth Hub launches new recovery programme to support local businesses

Businesses across Berkshire are being offered a helping hand to recover from the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic thanks to a new local scheme. Thames Valley Berkshire Business Growth Hub has launched a Recovery & Growth Programme to provide free, tailored support to eligible businesses to help them plan their recovery, build resilience and maximise….

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New industry standard for UK tourism launched as sector prepares to reopen

New industry standard for UK tourism launched as sector prepares to reopen

VisitEngland in partnership with the national tourist organisations of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales has launched a UK-wide industry standard and consumer mark to provide a ‘ring of confidence’ for tourism as the sector works towards reopening. The ‘We’re Good To Go’ industry standard and supporting mark means businesses can demonstrate that they are adhering….

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Winnersh firm lends their support to Coronavirus effort

Winnersh firm lends their support to Coronavirus effort

Many businesses across Berkshire have come together to help with the nation’s response to COVID-19 and the need to increase production of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). For example, Berkshire Growth Hub client, CREAT3D in Winnersh has loaned some of their 3D printers to Cisco in Reading, so they can produce protective Face Shields under tight….

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Snaffling Pig proves flexibility is the key for SMEs

Snaffling Pig proves flexibility is the key for SMEs

Despite being adversely impacted by the closure of pubs across the UK, pork-based snacks company Snaffling Pig has proved there can be opportunity in adversity. One of the fastest growing food and drink businesses in the region and a Berkshire Growth Hub client, Snaffling Pig in West Berkshire was among the first to respond to….

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Redeployment service launched for businesses and individuals affected by redundancies

Redeployment service launched for businesses and individuals affected by redundancies

Thames Valley Berkshire LEP is working with the National Careers Service to create the Berkshire Redundancy and Redeployment Service in order to match those recently made redundant with new work in sectors experiencing a surge in employment demand. There are redundancies currently being made by businesses in Berkshire as a result of COVID-19. At the….

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Berkshire Growth Hub launches free coronavirus advice services to further support local businesses

Berkshire Growth Hub launches free coronavirus advice services to further support local businesses

In response to the unprecedented challenges facing businesses as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Thames Valley Berkshire Business Growth Hub has launched a new Coronavirus Information & Resource Portal and free one-to-one advice sessions to further support the local business community. The new dedicated portal on the Berkshire Growth Hub’s website aims to help….

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Budding entrepreneurs can accelerate their business plans with new start-up course

Budding entrepreneurs can accelerate their business plans with new start-up course

Applications now open for free start-up course For those who want to be their own boss, the Thames Valley Berkshire Business Growth Hub is running a free business start-up course to help budding entrepreneurs across Berkshire turn their business ideas into reality. Following the success of its Pre-Accelerator Programme last year, the Thames Valley Berkshire….

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Berkshire Women in Business event set to inspire and support female leaders

Berkshire Women in Business event set to inspire and support female leaders

As part of the International Women’s Day celebrations happening throughout March, the first Berkshire Women in Business Masterclass will be taking place on 26th March 2020, 2pm-5pm, in Reading to inspire, celebrate and support female business leaders and entrepreneurs across Berkshire. Organised by the Thames Valley Berkshire Business Growth Hub, Thames Valley Berkshire LEP and….

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£5,000 grants now available to Berkshire businesses

£5,000 grants now available to Berkshire businesses

Low Carbon Workspaces are now delivering a total pot of £375,000 in grant funding to help small and medium sized enterprises based in Berkshire identify energy reduction opportunities and to subsidise the cost of energy efficiency solutions. 75 grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 are available to help fund up to a third of the….

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Business advice roadshow launched to help SMEs prepare for the future

Business advice roadshow launched to help SMEs prepare for the future

                        Berkshire Growth Hub is going on the road in 2020 to help small and medium sized businesses develop strategies to overcome potential challenges and maximise future opportunities. The Growth Hub, which delivers free and impartial business support services to ambitious local businesses, will….

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