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New research reveals a rise in scale-up businesses in Berkshire

New research reveals a rise in scale-up businesses in Berkshire

685 Thames Valley Berkshire Companies Gain ScaleUp Recognition The number of fast-growing ambitious businesses with leaders hungry for success is increasing across Thames Valley Berkshire – new insights from the ScaleUp Institute reveal. There are now 685 companies in the sub region that meet the definition of scaleup because they have increased turnover or employment….

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StoryFutures launches Re-fuse: The Heathrow/Costa Sustainability Challenge

StoryFutures launches Re-fuse: The Heathrow/Costa Sustainability Challenge

Participate in Re-fuse: The Heathrow/Costa Sustainability Challenge StoryFutures is delighted to announce its next StoryLab R&D commission. ‘Re-fuse: The Heathrow/Costa Sustainability Challenge’ is a two-stage open innovation process to explore how new storytelling techniques and technologies may positively impact on passenger experiences at the airport and improve recycling performance. They are inviting expressions of interest….

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Innovation funding available for game-changing ideas

Innovation funding available for game-changing ideas

Innovate UK Smart: for disruptive or game-changing ideas The new Smart programme will fund UK-based businesses of all sizes from any UK region that want to carry out ambitious and high-risk R&D innovations. So what is Innovate UK Smart funding? Innovate UK Smart is all about ideas, business and growth. It offers a grant funding….

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Have your say: Brexit Survey for Businesses

Have your say: Brexit Survey for Businesses

As the UK prepares to leave the European Union on 29 March, the Berkshire Growth Hub and Thames Valley Berkshire LEP have been asked by government to gather intelligence on the impact of the UK’s exit from the EU.  We are inviting you to provide feedback on the effect Brexit is having on your business….

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The future looks healthy for new food manufacturer thanks to support from Berkshire Growth Hub

The future looks healthy for new food manufacturer thanks to support from Berkshire Growth Hub

From super gardeners to superfood manufacturers, an entrepreneurial couple from Bracknell have turned their knowledge and passion for healthy gluten-free food into a growing business with the support of the Thames Valley Berkshire Business Growth Hub. In the last six months, Nomad Health has quickly expanded its product range from gluten-free Superseed and Supergrain pastas….

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Morrisons is searching for the nation’s local foodmakers

Morrisons is searching for the nation’s local foodmakers

Britain’s largest fresh food maker is looking for the best local food Morrisons continues its search for a new wave of local foodmakers to provide locally produced food to its customers. ‘The Nation’s Local Foodmakers’ campaign will see Morrisons aim to recruit new suppliers from across England, Scotland and Wales. The campaign has already seen….

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National Apprenticeship Week 2019: Discover how apprenticeships can benefit your business

National Apprenticeship Week 2019: Discover how apprenticeships can benefit your business

National Apprenticeship Week 2019 takes place from Monday 4th March to Friday 8th March. Linked to the new national apprenticeship campaign ‘Fire It Up’, this year’s theme ‘Blaze a Trail’ will showcase how apprenticeships bring new energy and passion into organisations. A range of events are taking place across Berkshire as well as nationally. Celebrating….

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Showcase your business at the Royal County Berkshire Show 2019

Showcase your business at the Royal County Berkshire Show 2019

The Royal County Berkshire Show is providing an opportunity for Berkshire-based start-up businesses to be a part of their Enterprise Zone at the 2019 Royal County Berkshire Show 21st-22nd September 2019. The Royal County Berkshire Show is a showcase event for farming, countryside and rural life in Berkshire. The Show on average attracts around 60,000….

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ScaleUp Berkshire launches new peer network for leaders of dynamic scale-ups

ScaleUp Berkshire launches new peer network for leaders of dynamic scale-ups

The first in a series of peer-to-peer networking events for scale-up businesses in Berkshire was held on Tuesday (5th February 2019) by ScaleUp Berkshire – a specialist support programme for leaders of ambitious scale-up businesses with an annual turnover of over £1million and 20% year-on-year growth. Funded by the Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership….

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Preparing for EU exit – BEIS update

Preparing for EU exit – BEIS update

An update on EU exit preparations by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS): Delivering the deal negotiated with the EU remains the government’s top priority. This has not changed. However, as a responsible government we are preparing for all scenarios and in December 2018 Cabinet agreed to accelerate the next phase of….

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