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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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EU Exit Advice for Businesses

EU Exit Advice for Businesses

This page was last updated on 20/2/20 The UK has left the EU. The EU Exit transition period continues to feature in the news as we get closer to each milestone date in the process. But what will it mean for businesses? At the Berkshire Growth Hub, we want to help Berkshire businesses understand what the….

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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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Berkshire Growth Hub helps local SMEs like Improv4Business take centre stage

Berkshire Growth Hub helps local SMEs like Improv4Business take centre stage

Many small to medium sized businesses across Berkshire are experiencing growing success after completing a free business support programme through the Thames Valley Berkshire Business Growth Hub. One such company to benefit from the programme is Improv4Business in Reading. Improv4Business, which is a company that helps employees develop key employability skills such as presentation, communication….

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Award Winning TVB Funding Escalator Increases Capacity to £11.3million

Award Winning TVB Funding Escalator Increases Capacity to £11.3million

In 2013, Thames Valley Berkshire LEP invested nearly half its Growing Places Fund to create the TVB Funding Escalator to help local high-growth businesses. Managed by The FSE Group, the Funding Escalator has so far supported 51 companies and invested £8.3million of loans and equity, creating or safeguarding 594 jobs in the LEP area. In….

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ScaleUp Survey 2018 offers fast-growing businesses chance to have their say

ScaleUp Survey 2018 offers fast-growing businesses chance to have their say

  There are 35, 210 scaleup companies in the UK and scaleup companies generate £1trn for the UK economy. The ScaleUp Institute is inviting fast-growing companies to complete its 2018 Scaleup Survey – the UK’s largest survey of its fast-growing companies.  The ScaleUp Institute is urging business to use this important opportunity to make their….

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Berkshire entrepreneurs off to a flying start thanks to Pre-Accelerator Programme

Berkshire entrepreneurs off to a flying start thanks to Pre-Accelerator Programme

A group of 10 budding entrepreneurs from across Berkshire are turning their business ideas into reality thanks to a new fully-funded support programme from the Thames Valley Berkshire Business Growth Hub. From vegan pizzas and an ethical fashion brand to fun coding clubs for kids, their business ideas were given a head start thanks to….

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