Industry News

14
Dec

Devon companies urged to benefit from free support through ‘Fast Track to Growth’

The owners of Virginia’s Vintage Hire – a Devon based company which has benefited greatly from free business support provided through the Fast Track to Growth programme – are urging firms to take advantage of the same opportunity to grow their businesses. Every company in Devon has the chance to gain free business support and owners who want to significantly

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11
Dec

South West businesses have already won over £100m worth of contracts from Hinkley Point C project

The Hinkley Point C construction project has already significantly benefited the local economy with over £100m worth of contracts having been won by South West businesses since the beginning of 2016 – and there’s lots more yet to come! For the full picture please read the news bulletin below which was issued by Insider News Media Ltd. today. Roger Mundy,

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7
Dec

Regional Centre of Excellence for STEM will help to deliver Devon’s growth ambitions

City College Plymouth’s Regional Centre of Excellence for STEM – a £13m state-of-the-art facility – provides a flexible learning environment which simulates real work scenarios with industry-standard workshops, science and sport laboratories and media studios. Moreover, it is equipped with high-tech resources to support a broader and more relevant STEM curriculum and will undoubtedly have a huge impact on the

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1
Dec

Cornwall is South West’s biggest Budget winner with £79m for A30 link road for St. Austell

Great news for Cornwall emerged from yesterday’s Budget, with the Chancellor of the Exchequer announcing a pledge of £79m to build the A30 link road for St. Austell – a four mile scheme (expected to cost circa £85m) which will be a vital link for the Newquay aerohub and an easing of traffic congestion around St. Austell. This will undoubtedly

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1
Dec

The University of Exeter is creating wealth and jobs throughout South West

Creating £1.1bn in wealth and generating circa 11,000 jobs throughout the region each year, the University of Exeter – one of the world’s Top 100 universities – helps fuel development in Exeter with £540 million a year pumped into the UK’s fastest growing city! For the full story please read the article below which appeared in the Western Morning News

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1
Dec

£35m to be invested in infrastructure projects across the South West

Welcome news from The West of England Joint Committee – it has agreed to invest £35m in infrastructure projects across the region and that will be of great benefit to businesses and citizens alike! For the full story please read the bulletin below which was issued by Insider News Media today. Roger Mundy, Managing Director, Beardsley Theobalds, 10th November 2017

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29
Nov

Circa 71% of UK entrepreneurs aiming to fundraise in next 12 months!

A survey conducted by EY Fast Growth Tracker has found that about 71% of entrepreneurs across the UK are aiming to fundraise during the next 12 months. For the full story please read the news bulletin below which was issued by Insider News Media today. Roger Mundy, Managing Director, Beardsley Theobalds, 20th November 2017     UK entrepreneurs reveal fundraising

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29
Nov

South West firms contribute positively & significantly to UK economy

The South West has received deserved accolades for its ever improving contribution to the UK economy. The Prime Minister has paid tribute to the Westcountry businesses powering the economy in the ‘Great South West’ and she championed the diversity, innovation and enterprise taking place across the region. In particular, the South West has recorded a strong increase in overseas investment

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29
Nov

UK’s services sector growing unexpectedly strongly into the autumn!

The services sector’s purchasing managers’ index, a survey conducted by HIS Markit, reached 55.6 in October – up from 53.6 in the previous month – significantly beating expectations of 53.3 (where a score in excess of 50 indicates growth). The sector therefore joins the manufacturing industry which is also growing unexpectedly strongly into the autumn, whilst the survey for all

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29
Nov

Business & academic community sets out vision for UK to be world leader in 4th industrial revolution

Proposals to boost UK manufacturing have been unveiled. The ‘Made Smarter Review’ has been published ahead of its launch at the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry this morning. The government’s Industrial Strategy Green Paper (launched in January) identified industrial digitalisation as one of the five early sector deals, along with 3D printing, augmented reality, virtual reality and artificial intelligence. For

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