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New Report Provides Detailed Overview of the Business Landscape in Berkshire

New Report Provides Detailed Overview of the Business Landscape in Berkshire

  Thames Valley Berkshire LEP has published the second edition of its Business in Berkshire Report. The Report is a comprehensive evidence base for Berkshire-based business support organisations and those with an interest in the local economy. It brings together a wide range of information, including: Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), high growth firms, relocations, deals….

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Brexit advice for businesses: Deal or no deal?

Brexit advice for businesses: Deal or no deal?

Brexit news continues to dominate the headlines and will continue to do so as we get ever closer to the date of the UK’s departure from the European Union (EU). But what will a deal or no deal Brexit mean for businesses? At the Berkshire Growth Hub, we want to help Berkshire businesses understand what….

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Small businesses in Slough to be celebrated as part of national campaign

Small businesses in Slough to be celebrated as part of national campaign

Slough is gearing up to take part in Small Business Saturday, a nationwide campaign which supports and promotes the UK’s 5.7 million small businesses. The Small Business Saturday bus tour is an important part of the official countdown to Small Business Saturday, which takes place on 1 December. It follows the launch of the UK’s….

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Berkshire Growth Hub supports Intelligent Health to get their national and international growth plans moving

Berkshire Growth Hub supports Intelligent Health to get their national and international growth plans moving

Award-winning Reading-based business is improving the health of communities across the world with its innovative physical activity programme     Supported by the Thames Valley Berkshire Business Growth Hub, Reading-based Intelligent Health is changing lives across the UK (and the world) with its innovative physical activity programme, Beat the Street. The award-winning initiative, uses RFID technology (think….

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Berkshire Growth Hub helps local SMEs like Improv4Business take centre stage

Berkshire Growth Hub helps local SMEs like Improv4Business take centre stage

Many small to medium sized businesses across Berkshire are experiencing growing success after completing a free business support programme through the Thames Valley Berkshire Business Growth Hub. One such company to benefit from the programme is Improv4Business in Reading. Improv4Business, which is a company that helps employees develop key employability skills such as presentation, communication….

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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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