In the Know – July 2019

In The Know

The latest opportunities and news from across the South West


Women Startup Challenge Europe HealthTech

The Women Startup Challenge is on a mission to close the funding gap and shakeup a culture and economy that’s made it exceedingly difficult for women to launch startups and raise capital. We provide funding, mentoring, and other resources for women who are creating the most innovative tech companies to help scale their products.

Find out more info here


Enabling data access in accountancy, insurance and legal services: Innovation Lab

Individuals can apply to join a workshop developing project proposals to enable increased access to data within the accountancy, insurance and legal sectors.

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Funding boost for community businesses

The Community Shares Booster programme is open to applications to support local groups in England to set up or grow a community business.

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International Trade Bursary

An international trade bursary is open to Torbay based SMEs in across any industry sector looking to enter new country export markets. Companies can be new or existing exporters, but they must be looking at new markets.

More info here


Reforms to food labelling requirements

The Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced new legislation to improve food safety. Under the new rules, all food businesses will be required to provide a full list of ingredients on pre-packaged food, including food that is prepared on the premises in which it is sold. The new rules are expected to come into force by summer 2021 and Defra will publish guidance to help food businesses prepare for the changes. However, trade body UKHospitality has warned that the new rules could be difficult for smaller food businesses to comply with and lead to less choice for consumers.

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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 EventBrite- please click HERE if you wish to register your interest.


Inward investment brings 4,800 new jobs a month to the UK

Over 57,000 new jobs were created as a result of inward investment from foreign direct investment projects in 2018/19.

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UK’s creative industries set to grasp export opportunities

The first ever UK Creative Industries Trade and Investment Board (CITIB) strategy has been published, pledging to boost creative industries goods and service exports by 50% by 2023.

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Tourism Exchange GB launches soon

Provided by VisitEngland, the new online platform, Tourism Exchange Great Britain, is a one-stop exchange for English tourism suppliers (such as accommodation providers and attractions) to link with distributors with reach all over the world.

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