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In The Know

The latest opportunities and news from across the South West

New cybersecurity tool for small businesses

The National Cyber Security Centre has launched a free online tool to help small businesses assess how resilient they are to cyberattacks. The ‘Exercise in a Box’ tool provides exercises based on the main cyber-threats and enables users to assess how they would respond to an attack.

Read more about the tool here

Extra funding for high-growth business

High-growth businesses will benefit from a further £200 million of government support to ensure that they can access the finance they need to grow. The funding will be provided by funds supported by the British Business Bank and will replace some of the finance currently provided via the European Investment Fund.

Read more about the funding here

HMRC extends deadline for funding of customs training

HMRC has confirmed that the application deadline for funding to help importers and exporters prepare for the UK leaving the EU has been extended to 31 May 2019. The funding will help meet the costs associated with employee training and IT improvements for traders and customs intermediaries who currently complete customs declarations or will be using them in the future.

Read more about the funding here

Government Announces £200m for UK Businesses to Prosper Beyond Brexit

Innovative businesses across the country are set to benefit from a further £200 million of government support to ensure they can access the finance they need to grow when the UK departs the EU this year.

After Brexit, the relationship with the European Investment Fund will change and the government says it is committed to ensuring that innovative firms can flourish.

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Last call for your say

The Torbay Business Survey is a partnership between Torbay Business Forum and TDA.

It seeks to gather local businesses views and provide a strategic voice for Torbay’s business community on key issues affecting the local economy.

Your feedback will help influence central & local government thinking and provide input to key regional stakeholders such as the Heart of the South West (HotSW) LEP.

Contribute to the survey here

South Devon Jobs Fair back for Sept 2019

“After the success of March’s Jobs Fair which saw over 700 candidates have the chance to speak to 60 employers, we are delighted to announce the  FREE event will once again be returning to the Riviera International Conference Centre on Friday 27th September.

Registrations are now open on Event-Brite- please click HERE if you wish to register your interest.


New South Devon publication offers exclusive deal.

Grow South Devon is a brand new sister publication to Grow Exeter. Grow South Devon is focused on tourism, food and drink, leisure but still with a Growth Focused aim, talking about people and hoping to inspire readers.


They’re rewarding early adopters to the title with a 50% reduction in rates if they become Grow SD clients in the first 3 editions.  You will also retain that rate for the life of your campaign so you’ll be paying 50% less than any of your competitors if they jump on board late.

For more information go to


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