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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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Free Online Intellectual Property Course from the IPO

Free Online Intellectual Property Course from the IPO

The IPO (Intellectual Property Office) partners with the Berkshire Growth Hub to provide funded, no cost to you, 1-1 advice clinics. Also available is their free, online  Intellectual Property course – IP Equip. IP Equip contains 4 short modules and uses real life case studies to show why intellectual property is important. Intellectual property (IP) is something….

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Join the Berkshire Growth Hub Team – Marketing Opportunity

Join the Berkshire Growth Hub Team – Marketing Opportunity

Are you looking for a new marketing opportunity and would like to join a great team helping ambitious businesses in Berkshire scale-up? We are recruiting a new Marketing and Partnerships Manager to join the Berkshire Growth Hub. Oxford Innovation Services (OIS), is recognised as one of the UK’s leading business support providers, with over 30 years’ track record of….

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London Briefing for £10m Open Innovation Loans Competition

London Briefing for £10m Open Innovation Loans Competition

Innovate UK is to offer up to £10 million in innovation loans to SMEs for late stage R&D projects. Innovate UK and the Knowledge Transfer Network have announced the details of briefing events across the UK for the first of Innovate UK’s Open innovation loans competitions, which is now open for applications. Innovation loans competition….

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