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Host an Italian Intern this Summer at no Cost to Your Company

Host an Italian Intern this Summer at no Cost to Your Company

Language School Eurospeak is looking for companies in and around the Reading area to participate in their Erasmus-funded intern programme. The work placements are for highly motivated Italian students, aged 17-19, and with an upper-intermediate level of English. Split into 4 cohorts, the first programme starts in May and ends in October. There is no cost whatsoever for….

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Fast and Simple Finance Options Available Through Search Tool

Fast and Simple Finance Options Available Through Search Tool

If you are looking for the best finance option to grow your small company, this online resource can help. The British Business Bank/ICAEW Business Finance Guide is a one-minute search tool that provides information about finance options for businesses at all stages of their development. Whether you are just starting out, an established business owner,….

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Are you Ready for GDPR? Sign up for GDPR Week Webinars

Are you Ready for GDPR? Sign up for GDPR Week Webinars

Digital Leaders is offering a series of free webinars for GDPR Week, 12-16 February. The webinars will see leading experts in the field of data protection and GDPR  provide practical guidance aimed at businesses, charities and SMEs. Topics covered: How to manage your GDPR compliance and website security 13 February at 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm….

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Funded Management Training for Berkshire Employers

Funded Management Training for Berkshire Employers

Funded, nationally accredited management training courses are on offer to Berkshire SMEs with less than 250 staff. Running in Slough and Bracknell, these courses provide a unique opportunity to gain valuable experience and qualifications in management.  Course attendees will come away with increased confidence and greater understanding of the management role, together with the knowledge that they can make a real difference….

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SMEs with Export Ambitions can Access £2m of Government-Backed Trade Finance

SMEs with Export Ambitions can Access £2m of Government-Backed Trade Finance

UK Export Finance (UKEF) has launched a new partnership with five major high street banks to allow smaller businesses to access millions of pounds in government-backed trade finance. UKEF, as part of the Department for International Trade, provides financial support to help UK companies sell to international customers.  The new partnership with Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds, RBS/NatWest and….

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£19m Funding Opportunity from Innovate UK for Health and Life Sciences and KTPs

£19m Funding Opportunity from Innovate UK for Health and Life Sciences and KTPs

Innovate UK is to invest up to £19 million in funding to support innovation that offers significant changes in productivity and cutting-edge innovation. The competition has 2 strands, strand 1 is for health and life sciences projects and strand 2 is for emerging and enabling technologies projects. A further £12 million is available to fund….

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Help and Advice for SMEs Following the Collapse of Carillion

Help and Advice for SMEs Following the Collapse of Carillion

The collapse of Carillion, the facilities management and construction services company, is having a knock-on effect on SMEs who fear that their sub contracts will now not be paid. In response to these concerns, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is providing help and advice through the Growth Hub network and the following….

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Berkshire Growth Hub Part of Successful National Support Programme for Small Businesses with Big Plans

Berkshire Growth Hub Part of Successful National Support Programme for Small Businesses with Big Plans

The Thames Valley Berkshire Growth Hub welcomed new data that shows that over half a million businesses have been helped by Growth Hubs across England. The national research demonstrates the tangible benefits of Growth Hub support, with business that have been in contact with a Growth Hub growing faster than other businesses both in terms….

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Share of £50,000 of Innovation Funding up for Grabs by Small Food and Drink Companies

Share of £50,000 of Innovation Funding up for Grabs by Small Food and Drink Companies

Small food and drink companies have the chance to win a share of £50,000 funding in the first competition aimed at pushing the boundaries in food business innovation to kick-start the next generation of food production. The voucher scheme has been launched by Defra, through its Food Innovation Network (FIN), which connects food and drink….

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Berkshire Smart Tech Companies Invited on Taiwanese Trade Mission

Berkshire Smart Tech Companies Invited on Taiwanese Trade Mission

DIT Taipei in partnership with Taipei Computer Association (TCA) is currently recruiting a trade mission to Taiwan to participate in the Smart City Summit & Expo in Taipei, 27-30 March 2018. If you are an expert in smart technologies, do not miss the opportunity to showcase and find potential buyers for your products in the Taiwan market! The Smart City Summit….

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