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Award Winning TVB Funding Escalator Increases Capacity to £11.3million

Award Winning TVB Funding Escalator Increases Capacity to £11.3million

In 2013, Thames Valley Berkshire LEP invested nearly half its Growing Places Fund to create the TVB Funding Escalator to help local high-growth businesses. Managed by The FSE Group, the Funding Escalator has so far supported 51 companies and invested £8.3million of loans and equity, creating or safeguarding 594 jobs in the LEP area. In….

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ScaleUp Survey 2018 offers fast-growing businesses chance to have their say

ScaleUp Survey 2018 offers fast-growing businesses chance to have their say

  There are 35, 210 scaleup companies in the UK and scaleup companies generate £1trn for the UK economy. The ScaleUp Institute is inviting fast-growing companies to complete its 2018 Scaleup Survey – the UK’s largest survey of its fast-growing companies.  The ScaleUp Institute is urging business to use this important opportunity to make their….

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Berkshire entrepreneurs off to a flying start thanks to Pre-Accelerator Programme

Berkshire entrepreneurs off to a flying start thanks to Pre-Accelerator Programme

A group of 10 budding entrepreneurs from across Berkshire are turning their business ideas into reality thanks to a new fully-funded support programme from the Thames Valley Berkshire Business Growth Hub. From vegan pizzas and an ethical fashion brand to fun coding clubs for kids, their business ideas were given a head start thanks to….

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Royal County Berkshire Show Enterprise Zone

Royal County Berkshire Show Enterprise Zone

Royal County Berkshire Show Enterprise Zone The Royal County Berkshire Show is a showcase event for farming, countryside and rural life in Berkshire. The Royal County Berkshire Show is providing a new and exclusive opportunity for Berkshire-based start-up businesses to be a part of their Enterprise Zone at the 2018 Royal County Berkshire Show in….

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Berkshire’s digital tech sector thriving

Berkshire’s digital tech sector thriving

Tech Nation 2018 Report The 2018 Tech Nation report, published yesterday Thursday 17 Mary 2018, highlights the growing strength of Berkshire’s digital tech sector. The report includes in-depth data visualisations for exploring the digital tech sector in all parts of the UK, as well as recommendations for tech businesses, policymakers and corporates for further accelerating….

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How Circular Design Can Make Your Business More Profitable

How Circular Design Can Make Your Business More Profitable

Why, as an SME, should you care about circular design? Recent negative publicity around plastic waste has highlighted how dependent we have become on the traditional, linear economy model of make, use and dispose. Businesses can increase profitability through better, more efficient use of resources. By adopting the circular economy concepts of creating and retaining….

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Free Expert Advice for your Growing Berkshire Business

Free Expert Advice for your Growing Berkshire Business

Small business owners are often masters of all trades, but where can Berkshire SMEs go if they need no free expert advice on a specialist issue? The Berkshire Growth Hub is a government funded programme that supports businesses to develop and thrive. As part of our free support service, the Hub runs regular, 1-1 free….

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The Pre-Accelerator Programme Kicks Off with the Lean Canvas Business Model

The Pre-Accelerator Programme Kicks Off with the Lean Canvas Business Model

The Berkshire Growth Hub’s Pre-Accelerator Programme starts today, Friday 27th April. The intensive course, delivered by VitalSix, is designed to help make entrepreneurs enterprise ready. By teaching attendees business fundamentals, the programme will support them in developing a sustainable small business. The first workshop is on the lean canvas business model, a one-page plan that concentrates on creating,….

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Thames Valley Business Expo Moving to Ascot in May 2018

Thames Valley Business Expo Moving to Ascot in May 2018

The Thames Valley Business Expo is returning for its 6th consecutive year on Wednesday 23rd May 2018, this time at The Royal Ascot Racecourse. The event is free to attend and will include over 100 exhibitors, industry-leading workshops, one to one clinics on fundamental business issues including funding available, as well as excellent networking opportunities…..

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STEAM Ahead with Digital Employment Programmes

STEAM Ahead with Digital Employment Programmes

11,800 people work in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) roles in Thames Valley Berkshire, nearly twice the national average. After London, Berkshire is the UK’s biggest digital tech cluster with a turnover of £12.5bn. However, recent research published by the Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership shows that many local employers, particularly SMEs,….

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