In The Know – December

Heart of the South West Growth Hub, Meet Your Growth Hub – Monthly Networking Event

Heart of the South West Growth Hub’s December networking event takes place on the 18th December at the Exmoor White Horse Inn at Exford, Exmoor. 10am-12noon.

This is a chance to meet your local Growth Hub, find out about the work being done in the area and upcoming plans. The event is aimed at local businesses, business support providers, Local Authority officers and other stakeholders with an interest in supporting business growth.

Book here


Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) 2020 -Small Business Awards Open for Entries

Innovative and successful small businesses are encouraged to enter the 2020 FSB awards. The awards are free to enter, and you do not need to be a current FSB member to enter.

The awards celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit of small businesses in the UK and recognise the huge contribution that smaller businesses and the self-employed made to the UK.

Award categories include Micro Business, Start-up Business and Self-employed/Sole Trader  Community Business of the Year and Digital Innovation Award the South West deadline for entries is 10 January 2020

Visit the FSB Small Business Awards website here


British Ex-Forces in Military
Celebrating Military Veterans in Business – days left to nominate!

If you know a veteran that has forged a successful business career since leaving the British Forces you can highlight them as a business role model. The British Ex-Forces in Business Awards 2020 highlight the military-gained skills and qualities that have helped enable their business achievements and recognises the organisations that have supported them.

Find out more and nominate here


Female Founders Competition – entries close 15 December

There is just one week left to apply to the Female Founders Competition, for the best B2B startups founded by women. B2B companies with at least one female founder are eligible to apply.

M12, (formerly Microsoft Ventures), is made up of professionals in investing, finance, engineering, marketing and operations. All specifically suited to supporting enterprise entrepreneurs and scaling companies.  Entries close 15 December

Find out more here


Consultancy Opportunity: Torbay’s Heritage Strategy

Torbay Council, in partnership with Torbay Culture and TDA, is seeking an experienced consultant to review and update its Heritage Strategy.

The refreshed document will complement Torbay’s 10-year Cultural Strategy ‘Enjoy, Talk, Do, Be’ and other plans and policies. The closing date 16 December.

For more information and to download the brief


Free Digital Skills Training 

In partnership with the Learning People, Digital Momentum is offering 35 people the unique opportunity to join the Pro Digital Data Pathway; an online learning programme for people looking to advance their career in a digital environment.

Aimed at women working with, and analysing data as part of their current role. Training is provided via 150 hours of FREE online training over 6 months. The course includes webinars from experienced professionals in the sector, providing professional insight, mentorship and advice to support learning and career development. Start dates running in Dec and Jan.

Find out more here


NEW Management Knowledge Transfer Partnership (MKTP) from Innovate UK

The first round of the new Management KTP funding competitions opens 12 Dec 2019. This is a chance to expand your management management capability and transform business performance. MKTPs create a dynamic 3-way partnership between your company, a team of academic experts and a skilled graduate.

Find out more here

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