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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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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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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.
Central Bedfordshire Council
A local authority’s "failure” to widen the number of small businesses entitled to government grant support to cover lockdown costs has been labelled "a scandal" and "shocking". Central Bedfordshire Council wants to adopt the fairest method...
Lu Lawrence, the activity coordinator at Baycroft Flitwick Care Home has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Great British Care Awards Image provided by Ms Lawrence
Lu Lawrence, the activity coordinator at Baycroft Flitwick Care Home has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Great British Care Awards. The Awards pay tribute to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their...
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Central Bedfordshire Council said that Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) funding from the Government has enabled it to engage with South East Midlands Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) to deliver business support and business mentoring to local companies...
£20,000 CALA Bursary
CALA Homes Community Bursary re-launches for local causes in need CALA Homes has again launched its Community Bursary initiative, with £20,000 available to help support community groups in Bedfordshire. The house builder’s 2020 bursary scheme was paused...
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Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) said it has paid close to £8.4m in Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) payments to local businesses. The top-up payments were made to over 850 businesses who previously received an Additional Restrictions Grant...
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More businesses will be able to access further grant funding from tomorrow (25 March 2021) as Central Bedfordshire Council is set to launch its latest Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG3) scheme. Having reviewed its ARG policy, the...