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First video unveiled to raise awareness of the support available to Berkshire SMEs

First video unveiled to raise awareness of the support available to Berkshire SMEs

Lights, camera, action! Here at the Berkshire Business Growth Hub, we are delighted to unveil our first-ever promotional video. Watch our video now to find out more about the Berkshire Business Growth Hub, who we are, what services we offer and how we’ve made a real difference to thousands of Berkshire businesses – helping them….

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Applications open for Queen’s Awards for Sustainable Development

Applications open for Queen’s Awards for Sustainable Development

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise is the most prestigious business awards programme in the world. Applications for Queen’s Awards for Sustainable Development are now open. The Sustainable Development category is aimed at organisations who are developing products and services that have a good impact upon, and provide major benefits to the environment, society and the economy…..

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Scaleup Survey 2019

Scaleup Survey 2019

Are you a high-growth business or scale-up? The ScaleUp Institute is inviting fast-growing companies to complete its 2019 Scaleup Survey. The UK’s largest survey of fast-growing companies, the Scaleup Survey is now in its sixth year. Its influence and importance has grown rapidly, as it focuses attention on what high-growth firms most value and need….

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Reading revealed to be the UK’s third largest digital technology city in new census

Reading revealed to be the UK’s third largest digital technology city in new census

  Reading revealed to be the UK’s third largest digital technology city as new findings show that the industry is 25% larger than previously thought A new census published by The Data City, reveals that Reading is the 3rd best city in the UK for digital technology. The report shows that the city has 11,656….

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Bracknell technology firm’s growth plans receive £300,000 investment boost

Bracknell technology firm’s growth plans receive £300,000 investment boost

With the support of the Thames Valley Berkshire Business Growth Hub, Insight Technology has successfully secured £300,000 worth of investment to expand into new office space and further grow its team to serve their rapidly growing customer base. The Bracknell based firm, which has developed innovative software for commercial property agents, is only the second….

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Extra £200 million backing for British business announced

Extra £200 million backing for British business announced

HM Treasury has announced an extra £200 million backing for British business High-flying firms across the UK will benefit from a further £200 million of government support to ensure that innovative British firms can access the finance they need to grow. The Exchequer Secretary, Robert Jenrick, marked the launch of the new funding that will….

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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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