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Scaleup Institute Survey

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The ScaleUp Institute works to make the UK the best place in the world for a business to scaleup and grow.

The institute want to help you to overcome the barriers that may be stopping your business from achieving even greater growth. To do this they want to understand what has been important to your growth journey to date as well as what barriers your business currently faces when you try to grow.

The institute want to know what you think is …

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Exporting for Growth in Yorkshire and the Humber

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Exporting for Growth is aimed at companies wanting to develop their international business or get started with international trade. In addition to the funding, companies will receive impartial and tailored advice from one of our International Trade Advisers who will be happy to assist you throughout the process and project.

Eligible businesses can apply for grants of up to £5,000 as part of the Exporting for Growth programme which is match funded and can be used for various projects.

What can the …

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Award-winning video advertiser receives funding boost from Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund

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MARK WILCOCKSON, ASH LEWIS AND SIMON CRABTREE

An award-winning Hull-based video advertising start-up has secured funding from NPIF – Enterprise Ventures Equity Finance.

Ash TV, a Tech North Northern Star 2016 award winner, will use the investment to hire additional staff to support its ambitious growth plans. It is the first investment in Humber by NPIF – Enterprise Ventures Equity Finance.

The company was founded in 2014 by Ash Lewis, who has a background in programming and over 10 years’ experience working in online …

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Next steps on the Finance Bill and Making Tax Digital

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Ministers confirm a new timetable for Making Tax Digital.

Three million of the smallest businesses and landlords will be able to move to the new digital system for keeping tax records at a pace that is right for them, Ministers announced today as they set out the next steps for the Finance Bill.

The government has listened to concerns raised by parliamentarians, in particular the Treasury Select Committee, businesses and professional bodies about the pace of change and is taking steps to ensure …

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Creative Industries Council Survey

The UK’s Creative Industries Council is asking businesses in our area who work in the creative sector if they would take part in a survey to help policy makers better understand the finance issues faced by creative industry businesses. The results of the survey will directly inform proposals to Government for a creative industries ‘sector deal’ as part of the Industrial Strategy.

This is a unique opportunity to enrich the evidence base around the investment challenges and opportunities for creative businesses …

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Horizontal Innovation – some of our gratest challeges may already have an answer

Horizontal Innovation™ is the effective transfer and application of pre-existing technologies and knowledge from one industrial sector, to help meet a challenge or challenges, in another.

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the High Value Manufacturing Catapult (HVMC) cordially invite UK micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to submit ideas for such Horizontal Innovation™.

Applications are invited in seven sectors with up to £50,000 worth of research and development support from the HVMC for the selected bid in each sector – total funding in kind of £350,000 to accelerate innovation.

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Firms urged to apply for groundbreaking cyber startup scheme

Applications open for cyber security startups to join new nine-month programme

Programme will be an integral part of developing UK cyber security capability
UK cyber security sector is now worth more than £22bn

A groundbreaking initiative bringing together GCHQ and industry expertise to develop new cyber security technology is to be extended.

Cutting-edge cyber security entrepreneurs and start-up firms are now being invited to apply to join the second programme in the GCHQ Cyber Accelerator which will be extended from three to nine months.

The expanded …

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Businesses to access millions in government export support through partnership with high street banks

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UK Export Finance (UKEF), the UK’s export credit agency, will help many more businesses, both exporters and supply chain SMEs, access financial support through their banks.

Secretary of State for the Department for International Trade, Liam Fox, has announced that UKEF will partner with five of the UK’s biggest banks to deliver government-backed financial support to exporters more quickly and efficiently.

Partnering with Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group, RBS/NatWest and Santander, UKEF will also be able to extend its support to supply chain companies of …

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Could EU funding boost your business?

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An upcoming workshop will help ensure local businesses don’t miss out on current EU funding opportunities.

On Tuesday 25th July, a workshop will take place at Forest Pines Hotel, Scunthorpe, showcasing EU funding opportunities for micro, small and medium-sized rural enterprises in the Northern Lincolnshire area.

Among the funding programmes to be discussed is the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, which is making £3.7 million available for projects focused on food processing, business development and tourism.

There will also be a chance …

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Making it easier than ever to become a government supplier

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Crown Commercial Service is making it easier than ever for companies to supply to government by launching a new, simplified tender pack.

CCS has been working with partners including the CBI, Federation of Small Businesses, techUK and the Association of Bid Managers to design the new pack, which cuts the amount of tender documentation that suppliers need to complete.

The pack consists of fewer, shorter tender documents and sets out all the information in one place and in Plain English. The new pack …

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