Updated COVID 19 news

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Furlough extension and increased support for the self-employed The Chancellor has announced his plan to increase the support available to workers and the self-employed over the winter period. A few of the main announcements are as follows. The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), also known as the furlough scheme, will now be extended to 31 […]

The Growth Support Programme

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Are you a sole trader, micro business or limited company based in Devon or Somerset? You may be eligible for the Growth Support Programme through which you and your business can receive up to 3 or 12 hours of free business advice, support and training. Register now to access the fully-funded support on offer at Growth […]

Would you like a work hub in Bideford

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Working with a series of partners and the Devon Work Hubs programme Torridge Council are exploring the potential for a series of flexible work hubs across the District, initially looking at Bideford, Great Torrington and Winkleigh. These would potentially open during 2021, offering vibrant spaces to work as well as bookable meeting rooms, training opportunities, […]

CBILS loan scheme

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The Government has extended the CBILS loan scheme Thanks to the recent announcement from the Government, you can still get finance with nothing to pay for 12 months under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS). The extension allows more businesses to take advantage of this unique funding opportunity, where the Government will pay the […]

Devon and Cornwall Police Cyber Protect

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Devon and Cornwall Police have Cyber Protect Officers whose role it is to provide advice and guidance to Businesses, Charities and Organisations helping them to protect themselves and their employees from becoming victims of cyber-crime.  They are the Cyber Lead for Devon and Cornwall Police, working as part of the wider Police Cyber network, ‘Team […]


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In a world where people are spending more and more time online, it’s never been more important for your business to have a digital presence. Whether it’s broadening your business’ horizons and selling different products online or opening up your existing services to a new audience, your business needs to be digital-savvy. If you’re looking […]

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 […]