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Barclays Eagle Labs – Cranfield

Our national network of Eagle Labs supports individuals, businesses  and corporates innovate and grow, across a broad range of different sectors and with varied capabilities. …

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Prepare your business for the UK leaving the EU

GOV.UK has created a tool that explains what your business will need to do to prepare for the UK leaving the UK, what’s changing in …

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FSB Small Business Brexit Pack: Introduction

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has created a small business Brexit pack. With the day on which the UK exits the EU fast approaching, …

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Brexit & EU Negotations

The CBI’s relationship with 190,000 businesses of all sizes across the UK gives us a unique insight into what Brexit means for UK prosperity. On …

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National Business Support Helpline

The National Business Support Helpline has been created to provide business support and advice over the phone and online. It provides a quick response service …

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Fit for Work

Fit for Work is a free, government-led initiative that helps businesses grow through improving their productivity and profitability via effective management of staff sickness absence. …

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HM Revenue and Customs

HM Revenue and Customs have created a range of e-learning resources on a number of different topics, tailored specifically to business who aspire to grow. …

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Intellectual Property Office

This site is the official UK government body responsible for intellectual property. It provides all the information you need on IP- as it can be …

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Business is Great

Starting your own business requires careful planning, research and preparation. This website gives you the key information you need to know when creating a business. …

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Wenta

A social enterprise that provides business support. They can help with everything from start-up advice, mentoring and training. To find out more, visit their website. …

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Information Commissioners Office

The Information Commissioner’s Office has produced practical advice on how to comply with data protection law and how to improve data protection practices in your …

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Apprenticeships

Businesses within the SEMLEP area can benefit from ESF funding until July 2018 that has been ear-marked to help SMEs to develop their workforce through …

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The Federation of Small Businesses

Their aim is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions. Offering a range of vital business services, including advice, financial expertise, support and more. Services …

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Moneytalks

An introduction to apprenticeship – Watch Now Understanding the apprenticeship levy – Watch Now How to build your website – Watch Now How to be …

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Start Up Loans

Start Up Loans is a government-backed scheme helping individuals start or grow a business in the UK. Alongside the low-interest loan, successful applicants can access free mentoring from experienced …

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The Pensions Regulator

Many SME are currently unaware of their automatic enrolment duties, this free online tool allows you to find information and guidance that’s relevant to your …

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British Business Bank

Can offer a range of different services. Their key areas are finance for: Start ups, Scale ups, stay ahead. They provide clear information about all …

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GOV.UK

Business and self-employed: This is a key source for all business. It gives you online information about a large range of business topics. From Business …

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Midlands Engine Investment Fund

The MEIF provides commercially-focused finance through Small Business Loans, Debt Finance, Proof of Concept and Equity Finance funds. MEIF is a collaboration between the British …

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Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme

A scheme designed to help you company raise money when it is starting to trade. It works by offering tax reliefs to individual investors who …

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ACAS

ACAS: provide information, advice training, conciliation and other services for employers and employees to help prevent or resolve workplace problems. Services Offered Advice Guidance Training …

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Department for International Trade

They secure UK and global prosperity by promoting and financing international trade and investment, and championing free trade. Services Offered Offer support and advice for …

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Manufacturing Growth Programme

Our expert Growth Managers will work with you to establish practical steps to achieve business growth. Free Consultation Our expert Growth Managers will work with …

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Trading Through Brexit

Business West has pulled together a range of resources to help businesses to navigate their way through Brexit with minimum disruption to their businesses. Within …

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Sector primers for businesses setting out how to prepare for EU Exit

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) have published sector primers for businesses …

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NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator

The NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator gives businesses like yours the power to start, scale and succeed. We provide start-ups and growing businesses with the best coaching, …

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Business Growth Programme (BGP)

Designed specifically for the development of owner-managers, the Business Growth Programme helps you create the future you want for your business and for yourself. This programme provides …

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Enterprise Europe Networking

Enterprise Europe Network can help you do business in Europe and beyond. Through their network you’ll get the specialist support you need. They offer a …

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The 10,000 Small Businesses Programme

Small businesses play a vital role in creating jobs and economic growth in the UK. Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK programme addresses the support …

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Skills4Stem

Built on extensive experience Skills4Stem offers a wide range of high quality face-2-face training, in-house conferences, interactive workshops and consultancy services that can be tailored …

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The British Business Bank Finance Hub

The Finance Hub is an interactive website launched by the British Business Bank in 2018. The website offers independent information on finance options for scale-up, high growth and …

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EU Settlement Scheme: employer toolkit

The employer toolkit equips employers with the right tools and information to support EU citizens and their families to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme. …

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Prepare for changes at the UK/EU border in a ‘no deal’ scenario

The Border Delivery Group and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have published a series of short videos and leaflets to help businesses prepare for changes …

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The Carbon Trust Green Business Fund

The Carbon Trust Green Business Fund is the energy efficiency support service for small and medium-sized companies in England, Wales and Scotland. It provides direct funded support …

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British Chamber of Commerce – Business Brexit Checklist

The UK’s impending departure from the European Union will bring change for businesses of every size and sector. While some companies are already planning for …

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Practical guides on Brexit

ICAWE has collated a list of externally produced resources which offer practical advice on the impact of the decision to leave the EU and opportunities …

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UK government’s preparations for a no deal scenario

The government has created a website for businesses to read to find out more about how to prepare if the UK leaves the EU with no …

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Tariff Information Videos from DIT

EU Exit Tariff information videos The Department for International Trade (DIT) have created three informative videos to answer queries on tariffs. The information is broken …

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Prepare for EU Exit

The United Kingdom (UK) will leave the European Union (EU) on 29 March 2019. Leaving the EU means a number of changes that will affect …

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CIPD – Brexit HR Hub

The CIPD has created a Brexit Hub on their website. The Hub focuses on HR, in particular, can build a stronger, more productive workforce, as …

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Lloyds Bank – Brexit: a guide for businesses

The Lloyds Bank Brexit Resource Page has a number of useful and informative articles surround Brexit. Including: Frequently Asked Questions about Brexit The Future of …

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IMAGE – Innovation in Manufacturing, Aerospace and Green Economy

Scale-up your business through funded access to research, development and business expertise Grants are available of up to £8,750 for SME businesses to grow and …

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