Industry News

29
Mar

SME manufacturers have remained resilient and are optimistic despite Brexit uncertainty

The National Manufacturing Barometer has found that 57% of the 270 companies surveyed had recorded an increase in sales during the last 6 months. In addition, about 2/3 are expecting revenues to rise again during the first half of 2017. Moreover, half of the respondents revealed plans to invest in equipment and technology, while 46% hope to increase their workforce

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29
Mar

SME businesses in Cornish marine industry set to benefit from a £770k project boost

Propel Cornwall will be conducting a series of information sessions over the next few weeks to introduce a new project designed to help small and medium size businesses in Cornwall’s marine sector to become more competitive and address issues preventing their growth. For the full story please read the article below which appeared in the Western Morning News today. Roger

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29
Mar

Virtual Reality to become the top trend for South West tech innovators

A survey of businesses throughout the region, conducted by Tech South West, has disclosed the newest developments that will be leading the way during 2017 and revealed high levels of optimism in the sector. For the full story and the trends which the survey has highlighted, please read the article below which appeared in the Western Morning News today. Roger

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22
Mar

Free support & guidance to help Cornwall’s businesses to grow

Growth Hub on the Road has been commissioned to provide a grassroots outreach programme within local communities in Cornwall. The free to all businesses programme will include various events and workshops to provide a wide range of advice to assist and support businesses with their growth strategies. For more information on this subject please read the article below which appeared

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16
Feb

Westcountry rural and tourism businesses get the chance to bid for £12m funding for job creating projects

The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development fund is now available to support projects that increase rural jobs, growth and productivity in the Heart of the South West. For more information regarding this opportunity please read the article below which appeared in the Western Morning News today. Roger Mundy, Managing Director, Beardsley Theobalds. 16th February 2017     £12m EU

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16
Feb

£4.7m fund launched to boost Cornish businesses

More than 100 business leaders attended the launch (in Wadebridge) of Future Focus – a new programme designed to help Cornish businesses to grasp opportunities for growth. For more detail please read the article below which appeared in the Western Morning News today. Roger Mundy, Managing Director, Beardsley Theobalds. 16th February 2017     Business leaders attend launch of Future

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16
Feb

Cornwall’s space race bid given £10m boost from central government

Plans for a spaceport near Newquay – backed by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise partnership – could be in the running to become the UK’s first spaceport by 2020. The Government is inviting applications for grants to make the UK the first place in Europe where commercial space operators can launch small satellites into orbit or offer

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4
Jul

Why are more and more people buying going-concern businesses?

We at Beardsley Theobalds have experienced a considerable increase in the number of people looking to buy businesses this year and this is resulting in increased sales. Over the years it has not always been possible to readily pinpoint the reasons for a change in trend in the business transfer market but on this occasion the reasons have been made

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4
Jan

Are people buying businesses now?

If I had been answering this question during the early part of last year I would have said “yes, but not that many”. However, since then the situation has changed significantly and during the second half and, in particular, during the final quarter of 2013 the business transfer market picked up markedly. Moreover, between October and December we at Beardsley

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4
Oct

What’s the attraction for people looking to own a business in the West Country?

Well that’s an easy question to answer I hear you say. It’s obviously the fantastic scenery, wonderful countryside and impressive coastline. It’s the leisure facilities and the more favourable climate. It’s also the slower pace of life and lower crime rate, etc. Oh, and (of course) the benefits and satisfaction of having one’s own business. Yes, with its very attractive

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