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Simon Barlow, managing director of Rye Group
Simon Barlow, managing director of Rye Group, was appointed as the vice chairman of the National Demolition Training Group (NDTG) on 12 February 2021. Simon has recently completed his tenure as chairman of the London and...
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EU Exit support for businesses A new fully-funded programme of in-depth virtual training sessions is available for South East Midlands businesses to understand the new processes and paperwork requirements when working within the EU. As of 1...
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Letter lists key steps to build awareness of domestic abuse Business Minister Paul Scully has today (14 January) issued a rallying call to employers across the country to take some simple steps to ensure their organisation...
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New match funding is available for businesses to invest in new technologies, plant equipment, machinery or premises growth, helping businesses create employment opportunities. The £1.44million of funding will support businesses in the South East Midlands looking for ways to recover from the economic impact of lockdown and strengthen business performance through capital funding.
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Shoppers in Bedfordshire are being urged to buy from, and celebrate, their local and independent businesses in a pre-Christmas campaign led by Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). The business representation group said the unprecedented pressure on small businesses in the county throughout 2020 means that they desperately need a boost from their local communities in the run-up to Christmas.
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Online applications are now open for the new discretionary business support scheme (the Additional Restrictions Grant) aimed to support local businesses unable to access previous funding. This scheme is to support businesses forced to close but who do not have a business rates reference number as they pay rates via their landlord or businesses which, while not legally forced to close, are severely impacted by the restrictions put in place to control the spread of COVID-19.
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Small business confidence in the East suffers two-year losing streak amid calls for further government action The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has said that its quarterly index underlines the considerable challenges that small firms in...
Define Your Career 2020 SEMLEP
A new initiative to support local people who are at risk of redundancy begins. The Define Your Career campaign helps individuals to access fully funded employment information and support. This World Mental Health Day, SEMLEP is encouraging individuals to take action and define their careers. Working with partners, SEMLEP has collated the support available locally on their website and is proactively sharing employment support for individuals over the winter months.