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Bruton Enterprise Centre Update

Work is progressing well on Somerset’s newest Enterprise Centre site; Bruton Enterprise Centre, due to open later this year. Once complete, the centre will consist of 7 light industrial units as well as an office block to include 10 small offices, 2 meeting rooms and a studio space. The centre is being built by Willmott

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Positive achievements that have happened for the South West

As we near the end of it, no doubt you will be seeing posts and articles talking about 2020, and what a year it’s been! Rather than talk about the challenges that we have all faced both in our professional and personal lives, we’d like to focus on some of positive achievements that have happened

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The Future of Retail – Embracing Technology

During the Covid-19 crisis some graffiti appeared on a Hong Kong subway wall. It read, “We can’t return to normal, because the normal we had was the problem”. So… life as we know it may never go back to the way it was, which means we have to adapt, change, innovate and move forward. For

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Case Study: Inviting Memories

Inviting Memories creates bespoke design products that capture and create memories such as personalised advent calendars and customised photo books. Owner Kerry Gamson began designing products in January 2018 after creating wedding invitations and stationery for friends and family. Since then, her love for design has flourished into an online business whose ethos is to

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Business Advisor Blog: Retail Best Practice

Omni-channel retailing The best retailers currently operating, embrace all ways of doing business. In the current climate it is not enough to have great products on your shelves or fabulous customer service, as a large number of people won’t venture into their local High Street – meaning they may not ever enter your store. Get

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Supporting the mental health and wellbeing of businesses

The coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown has put extra pressures on our businesses and our mental health and wellbeing. We wanted to remind you that there are freely available mental health resources and toolkits to help you and your employees to look after yourself and to support each other during the processes of change and

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Register now to be part of the Kickstart Scheme

TDA is working with partners in Torbay and Somerset to help small businesses get involved in the Kickstart Scheme. The scheme enables employers to offer Government-subsidised work placements for young people aged between 16-24 who are claiming Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment. Torbay and Somerset businesses who want to register their interest

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