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Sedgemoor businesses are set to benefit for a whopping £1m from Sedgemoor District Council’s latest Business Support Programme.
October 11, 2021

Sedgemoor’s Economic Development Team has designed a range of schemes that will boost productivity, innovation, greener operations and will give local employees new and improved skills.  The programme will deliver cash grants of up to £15,000 to businesses who can demonstrate that the funding will result in business improvement or higher skills. The programme will…

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£500,000 to boost re-start and recovery
August 16, 2021

Anchor businesses in Somerset that attract people to visit and support a wider range of local enterprises are being urged to bid for grants to help them re-start and recover from the economic hit of the coronavirus pandemic. Somerset County Council is launching a £500,000 fund to support strategically significant businesses badly affected by Covid-19…

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Struggling To Fill Hospitality Vacancies?
July 15, 2021

A new service for the 2021 season has been developed to promote your current vacancies directly to young people in schools and colleges here in Somerset. Somerset County Council along with the four District Councils, Education Business Partnership and industry representatives have worked together to produce a link between a central web hospitality vacancy platform…

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Now is your chance to claim your crown!
June 25, 2021

Are you the Best in the Business? A boss in the boardroom and on the pitch? Now is your chance to claim your crown! In collaboration with the Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce, Bridgwater United Community Sports Trust are excited to announce the Inaugural Bridgwater Business League! Boost your awareness in the community, increase team morale…

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South West small businesses encouraged to apply for Brexit Support Funding before 30 June deadline
June 17, 2021

With two weeks to go before the deadline, small and medium sized businesses in the South West are being encouraged to apply for funding to help them adapt to new customs and tax rules when trading with the EU. The £20m Brexit Support Fund, which closes 30 June, enables businesses who trade with the EU…

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WELCOME BACK to Sedgemoor!
June 4, 2021

#ShopSafeShopSedgemoor is being managed by Daffodil PR and Communications, supported by the government and the European Development Fund with the message now focussed on welcoming people back to high streets and shopping areas across the district.  Over the past few weeks, we have seen all high street businesses across the Sedgemoor district able to open…

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Natural Capital Loan
April 29, 2021

The Heart of the South West LEP has launched a £1 million fund for local businesses and organisations to develop and finance natural capital projects that support the natural environment, whilst at the same time providing wider economic benefits. The Natural Capital Demonstrator (NCD) Fund is available for capital expenditure on a loan basis. This…

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£20 million SME Brexit Support Fund opens for applications
March 16, 2021

The fund will help smaller businesses with changes to trade rules with the EU. Smaller businesses can today (15 March 2021) apply for grants of up to £2,000 to help them adapt to new customs and tax rules when trading with the EU. The £20 million SME Brexit Support Fund enables traders to access practical support, including training…

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'Budget Review' Webinar with Guest Speaker Gavin Roberts
March 8, 2021

We were joined by Gavin Roberts, partner of Maxwells Chartered Accountants for our ‘Budget Review’ webinar. The webinar was filled with valuable information looking at the changes set out by the Chancellor on Wednesday 3rd March. Click here to view

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Litigation Covid Clinics for Individuals and Businesses
January 25, 2021

Everys Solicitors are offering support to individuals and businesses looking for advice on Covid-19 related disputes and claims. Specialist litigation solicitors, Gay Cherryson and Kathy Trist, are holding telephone clinics every Tuesday from 4pm until 6pm, where they will be providing FREE, no-obligation, 20-minute telephone appointments for the following issues: Wills and estatesMedicolegalInsuranceEmploymentLandlord and tenantBusiness…

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Business Support Grants
November 16, 2020

New national business grants are being made available to support those affected by the recent lockdown period.   The two, new grants available are the Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG (Closed) Addendum) and the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG).  The government has once again asked district councils across Somerset, who are closest to their communities, to issue…

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Council Signposts Latest Support For Small Businesses
August 13, 2020

Sedgemoor District Council is helping promote the latest funding for small businesses that was announced by the Government last month and administered by the Heart of the South West Growth Hub.  The funding is in the form of a Kickstart Grant – Tourism and Business Recovery. The government has allocated £20m from the England European…

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Last call to Sedgemoor’s businesses to apply to the Business Support grant scheme
August 3, 2020

Sedgemoor District Council is issuing a final call to people who might be eligible for financial help through the government-backed Covid-19 business grant scheme ahead of its closure next month.  The Government has requested that all payments due under the scheme should be made by the end of August; so to make sure that any…

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Business Grants – don’t be shy
April 24, 2020

Sedgemoor District Council has put out an urgent call to small businesses, business groups and communities to spread the word that there are still grants available to help during the current crisis.   The government money available is a grant - not a loan - so does not need to be repaid. Whilst the Council has…

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Business grants ready to make a big difference
April 6, 2020

Councils and business networks across Somerset are working together to help provide financial lifelines for businesses struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. And they are urging businesses with healthier cash reserves to let those in greater need apply first for the Government grants that could make a big difference in the current crisis. All Somerset councils…

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Choosing a Telephone System for your Small Business Guide!
August 5, 2019

It can be daunting when looking for a new telephone system, especially as a small business. ‍ The market is awash with telecom companies offering a multitude of different small business solutions - with different feature sets, at different price points. This guide helps you cut through the noise and decide what telephone system best…

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