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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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Free start-up course to support budding entrepreneurs across Berkshire

Free start-up course to support budding entrepreneurs across Berkshire

The Thames Valley Berkshire Business Growth Hub has kicked-off the new year by launching a free business start-up course to help budding entrepreneurs across Berkshire turn their business ideas into reality in 2019. Following the success of its first Pre-Accelerator Programme last year, the Berkshire Business Growth Hub is again offering Berkshire residents the chance….

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Latest Innovate UK funding competitions now open

Latest Innovate UK funding competitions now open

Innovate UK is part of UK Research and Innovation, a non-departmental public body funded by a grant-in-aid from the UK government.  Innovate UK drives productivity and economic growth by supporting businesses to develop and realise the potential of new ideas, including those from the UK’s world-class research base. Grant funding is available from Innovate UK….

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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

Brexit advice for businesses

  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….

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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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