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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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Is Your Website Accessible?

Is Your Website Accessible?

Many of the UK’s biggest brands understand that accessible websites and apps are good for business, but too many people treat it as a bolt-on as well as facing legal threats they could be missing out on a market that is estimated at £250bn. Digital Leaders are working with AbilityNet, their Accessibility Partner, to provide….

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How to Attract Top Talent in the Competitive Berkshire Job Market

How to Attract Top Talent in the Competitive Berkshire Job Market

Competition is fierce for top talent in the Thames Valley Berkshire job market. And to grow your business, you’ll need to recruit, train and retain the best staff. Access to Talent is a new report from the London & Partners’ Business Growth Programme. Through interviews with the mentors and members of the Business Growth Programme,….

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Can you Offer an Opportunity to a Talented Student?

Can you Offer an Opportunity to a Talented Student?

Reading University is offering Berkshire SMEs the opportunity to recruit a student from their world-leading university (ranked 29th in the UK) to fill short term or long term gaps within your business.   Their 12-month professional placements cover a range of areas including Science and Technology, Agricultural and Ecological Development, Finance, Business and Management, Consumer Behaviour and Marketing,….

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