New Grant Scheme for South West Businesses

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Kickstart Grant – Tourism and Business Recovery Small businesses and the tourism sector across Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay are among those who can benefit from the Growth Support Kickstart Grant Scheme offering grants of up to £3,000. It follows the recent government announcement of a £10 million national investment to kickstart the tourism economy […]

NEXT in line for Affinity Devon in Bideford

Fashion and homeware brand NEXT will be opening an outlet at Affinity Devon in early autumn. This follows the recent opening by lifestyle clothing brand Lazy Jacks and the announcement of El Toro Loco, a Mexican Restaurant which is set to open later this month.   NEXT clothes and home furnishings are exclusively designed to […]

Devon County Council Devon Funding News

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Latest Devon Funding News Updates published by the Devon Economy, Enterprise and Skills Service. Dairy Response Fund 03-06-2020 04:17 PM BST A single payment of up to £10,000 for dairy farmers who have experienced a reduction of 25% or more in the price paid for their milk as a result of coronavirus restrictions Continue reading […]

Business Support Scheme Updates

On Friday 29th May 2020 the government announced extensions to both the Self-Employed In coe Support Scheme and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to provide further assistance for businesses.  Self-Employed Income Support Scheme   The scheme currently allows you to claim a taxable grant worth 80% of your average monthly trading profits paid out in a […]

Chamber Membership is Effective Business Strategy

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Survey reveals that being active in a local chamber of commerce is an effective business strategy because two-thirds of consumers believe that such companies use good business practices, are reputable, care about their customers, and are involved in the community. The study, conducted by The Schapiro Group, an Atlanta-based strategic consulting firm, found consumer perceptions […]