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3 ways your project qualifies for research & development tax credit

More than 30,000 companies have already claimed tax relief, with the typical SME receiving over £50,000 each year. Read on to discover if your business is eligible for tax relief.
Giordano Goggioli
Giordano Goggioli
ForrestBrown
Posted on: 21.10.15
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Trade Officers: Winning Business for UK Companies for Years!

One of the most valuable assets that DIT has, is its overseas Trade Officers. I have been lucky enough to work with teams in the Middle East, in Mexico and many other markets. Almost without...
Sarah Hildersley
Sarah Hildersley
Department for International Trade - South West
Posted on: 13.10.15
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Meet one of Bristol's latest creative Start ups - Huxley

Bristol is quickly become one of the UK's creative capitals. Find out about new creative office spaces cropping up in the city as well as meeting one of Bristol's newest creative start ups, Huxley.
Patrick Dicks
Patrick Dicks
Business West
Posted on: 02.10.15
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5 great reasons to start networking

Networking is crucial in order to become successful for small and medium sized businesses. Read this blog post to find out why you should start networking.
Patrick Dicks
Patrick Dicks
Business West
Posted on: 02.10.15
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Medilink South West Launches

Over 80 of the South West's top clinicians, academics and businesses from across the region gathered at Leigh Court, Bristol recently for the launch of Medilink South West, the region's premier life...
Nudge Digital
Nudge Digital
Desklodge Ltd
Posted on: 25.09.15
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Employee Volunteering: a reboot for your business

It seems backwards somehow, doesn't it? To encourage your business to work smarter - spend time out of the office. But there is a real concrete business benefit to employee volunteering. Everyone...
Laetitia Watts
Laetitia Watts
Business in the Community
Posted on: 14.09.15
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World Domination via Amazon? What marketplace sellers need to know about VAT

Those in the know are making a great living by selling online through marketplaces. But selling online does not excuse you from the societal rules of taxation and the tax man is still entitled to a...
Claire Taylor
Claire Taylor
SimplyVAT.com
Posted on: 14.09.15
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South West Exports Buck the National Trend

Figures released today by HM Revenue and Customs revealed that total UK exports decreased but the South West region has bucked the trend...
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Business West
Posted on: 03.09.15
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Mental health problems - supporting employees through 'reasonable' adjustments

Employees are protected from discrimination in the workplace due to mental (or physical) illness. As part of this protection, employers are obliged to make adjustments to employees' jobs or working...
Phil Kirk
Phil Kirk
Health Management Ltd
Posted on: 13.08.15
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