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Monday 16th December, 2019

Heart of the South West Growth Hub have a lot of events coming up and useful information that could help you and your business.

Follow the links below to find out more of what is on offer:

Business Growth Strategy Forum
11 February – Devon | 25 February – Somerset

These are one day interactive workshops that give business owners a framework to write a Business Growth plan and the support needed to implement it.  These Seminars are aimed at owners and leaders of established businesses with 5 or more employees that want to accelerate their growth.

> Find out more | Devon | 11 February

> Find out more | Somerset | 25 February


Rural Development Programme (RDPE) Grant Fund Round 3 is now open

A third round of the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) Grant funding, for projects in England which create jobs and growth in the rural economy, opened on the 1st November.
You must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) form before midnight on 16 February 2020.

> Find out more | RDPE Grant Fund now open


South West Manufacturing Barometer

South West Manufacturing Performance at 10 year low – and why robots are not yet the answer!
The latest South West Manufacturing Barometer report reveals that just 18 per cent of SME manufacturing businesses have adopted robots, with another 13 per cent saying they plan to start using them.

> Read more | South West Manufacturing Barometer


Digital Skills Network – Tech Tasters

Register your interest now
In February 2020 the Digital Momentum Programme will be running a series of 5 fun, hands-on one-day ‘Tech Tasters’ in partnership with South Devon College:

Location: South Devon College, Paignton

Each event will be a stand-alone training opportunity. More information will be available in early January 2020 but people can register their interest now.
This programme is open to women living in Somerset, Devon, Plymouth or Torbay. It is also open to males living in certain areas in the region.

> Register your interest | Tech Tasters


NatWest event: Cyber Crime And Scams Awareness
28th January | Bridgwater & Albion Rugby Football Club | 9.30 – 11.30

NatWest are pleased to be able to bring you a morning highlighting Cyber Crime, Cyber Security and Scams Awareness. There will be two presentations on how to stay safe and secure from scams, what to look out for, how to mitigate against the risks and a look at some live examples that are currently taking place.

> Book Now | 28 January | Bridgwater


Natwest event: Building a Sales Pipeline For Success in 2020

21st January | Plymouth Cricket Club | 8.45 – 10.30

Nat West would like to invite you to this event.
With a brand new year just around the corner, it’s only right that we start to think about setting new and stretching goals in business, aiming to make 2020 your best year yet.

> Book Now | 21 January | Plymouth


Maritime UK SW Business Forum, Exeter

31st January | Met Office | 8.30 – 16.40
A one-stop-shop for skills, trade, innovation, finance and supply chain opportunities in the ocean economy.
This free all-day event is managed by the UK South Coast Marine Cluster with event partners the Marine Business Technology Centre and the Met Office.

> Book Now | 31 January | Exeter


1-to-1 business advice available now

New, established, growth and social enterprise businesses can access fully funded business advice.These services can provide you with a face to face meeting with a local adviser to talk about your business aspirations, identify new opportunities and put together an action plan to help you achieve them.

> Get in Touch | Access Business Advice


We’ve got a factsheet for that!

Do you know that we supply factsheets on almost every business topic?
From essential information about setting up all sorts of businesses to questions on day to day business operations and management to sector updates and information on regulations – we have got a factsheet for that!

> ASK US | Request a free business factsheet


Business support events near you
Covering a huge range of business topics, our Events Directory lists funded business support events, workshops and webinars taking place near you. You can also add your funded business support event to our website.


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