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Coronavirus: Advice for businesses

Coronavirus: Advice for businesses

This page was last updated on 6/4/20 A coronavirus public health campaign has been launched. As business owners, it is important for you to keep up-to-date and follow the advice that applies to your business. Please see below general advice for you and your employees as well as specific sources of information and financial support….

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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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Berkshire Growth Hub celebrates five-year milestone and record results

Berkshire Growth Hub celebrates five-year milestone and record results

  Thames Valley Berkshire Business Growth Hub marked its 5th anniversary with a special event on Wednesday 4th December attended by over 50 of its partners and former clients. And the Growth Hub, which delivers free and impartial business support services to ambitious local businesses, certainly had plenty to celebrate. Since it launched in 2014,….

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£35 million grant funding available for businesses in rural areas

£35 million grant funding available for businesses in rural areas

New £35 million European Funding Call now open to boost rural productivity and create local jobs. Rural businesses across the country are set to benefit from a guaranteed £35 million in government funding to create new jobs, boost tourism, and unlock growth in rural areas. The government’s Growth Programme provides grants for rural start-ups and….

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An open letter to business from the Prime Minister

An open letter to business from the Prime Minister

The government has today announced that a deal has been agreed for the UK’s departure from the European Union. Following the announcement, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson has written an open letter to business which you can read via this link. You can find information on how to prepare your business for Brexit on the….

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Thames Valley Expo Returns to Reading for its 7th Year

Thames Valley Expo Returns to Reading for its 7th Year

  The Region’s Largest & Longest Running Expo returns to Reading for its 7th Year in October. The Great British Expo’s which runs the Thames Valley Expo have been running now for seven years and has had over 38,000 SMEs attending their events since they launched in Windsor in 2012. Since the first expo in….

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Free Brexit Readiness Support for Businesses in Berkshire

Free Brexit Readiness Support for Businesses in Berkshire

Businesses across Berkshire will be able to receive free expert and specialist advice on preparing for Brexit and beyond. Four Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) in the South of England are working together, and with government, to help businesses make important preparations for Brexit. As part of a significant ramping up of the government’s national Brexit….

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