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Quarterly Advice Articles During Countdown to Brexit

Quarterly Advice Articles During Countdown to Brexit

What effect will Brexit have your small business? Are you ready for changes coming in 2019? KPMG’s Brexit Navigator has been developed to help you prepare for these challenges. Every quarter through to March 2019, their Brexit experts will address what you need to do in a series of practical guides.  Recent articles include ‘8 ways….

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£4 Million Investment Programme for Consultancy and Innovation

£4 Million Investment Programme for Consultancy and Innovation

Want to increase your businesses competitiveness and productivity?  UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £4 million to address their productivity issues by working with the best scientists and research facilities. The Innovate UK Analysis for Innovators (A4I) programme is offering cutting edge expertise and facilities to UK companies looking to solve….

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From Entrepreneur to Enterprise Ready

From Entrepreneur to Enterprise Ready

The search is on for 10 enthusiastic entrepreneurs to participate in a fully funded business support programme. The Berkshire Growth Hub’s Pre-Accelerator Programme is a five-week intensive scheme being delivered by VitalSix at the new Thames Valley Science Park in Reading. The programme will include workshops, networking opportunities and mentoring, with the first cohort starting….

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Reading University Internship Programme Now Open

Reading University Internship Programme Now Open

Reading University is inviting SMEs to submit meaningful, project based summer internship proposals lasting 6-8 weeks. On offer: An application framework that enables you to reach Reading University students and graduates, but keeps you in control of selecting the right candidate Grants to support the salary costs of an intern An opportunity to employ a talented student or graduate with….

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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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