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Somerset Start-Up Support Package: Q&A with Jane Purdy

jane_profile_pic_resized.jpg We caught up with Enterprise Manager Jane Purdy to find out more about her role and how she and her team can help businesses in Somerset to start and grow. Tell us a bit...
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 17.03.21
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National bus strategy for England - a bus revolution is coming

I am very excited about the national bus strategy that has been announced this week. It is a strong commitment by the government, and the Prime Minister himself, reflecting the importance of buses...
Rupert Cox
Rupert Cox
Stagecoach West
Posted on: 16.03.21
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Firms facing fresh import and export controls in April eligible for £2,000 government grant

As part of the Government's £20 million SME Brexit Support Fund, businesses are eligible to apply for a £2000 grant to access essential export and import training.
Zoe Bagnall
Zoe Bagnall
Business West
Posted on: 16.03.21
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Data, data everywhere….and nor any to fuel my business

Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s epic poem of 1798 “Rime of the mariner” contained the infamous cry, “water, water everywhere and nor any drop to drink,” made by sailors after the ancient mariner killed an...
Martin Bradfield
Martin Bradfield
Data Cubed
Posted on: 12.03.21
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Cornish company grows overseas with low carbon products

TFP Hydrogen Products manufacturer of materials for electrochecmical technologies based in Cornwall has successfully exported to Denmark with DIT's support.
Zoe Bagnall
Zoe Bagnall
Business West
Posted on: 11.03.21
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Tewkesbury: The New Powerhouse for Gloucestershire

Quietly and unobtrusively, Tewkesbury is set to become Gloucestershire’s business and homes powerhouse over the next 20 years. It’s difficult to believe but over that period there could be something...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 11.03.21
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Exporting from the UK to New Zealand – 5 minutes with Michael Leggett

As part of our blog series on DIT's South West export champions we spoke to Michael Leggett, Head of Sales at Actisense about the company's export success in New Zealand.
Zoe Bagnall
Zoe Bagnall
Business West
Posted on: 10.03.21
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All change at First West of England and Destination Bristol

At the March 2021 Initiative meeting over 120 members were able to bid a fond farewell to two stalwarts of the Bristol and West of England business community and heard about developments and future...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 10.03.21
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Innovate UK awards £75k grant to Bristol business pioneering fever screening technology

A Bristol-based business has been awarded a £75,000 Innovate UK grant to pivot its thermal imaging technology, developing a fever screening kiosk. The product, Harlequin , detects the main symptom of...
James Cortis
James Cortis
Business West
Posted on: 10.03.21
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