GrowthPlus Network focuses on the Skills Gap

In August, the Business Ready programme launched a new networking group to help ambitious businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire develop their potential. A second GrowthPlus Network meeting was recently held at the University of Warwick Science Park to encourage firms to promote themselves in order to attract skills. Small and medium-sized businesses across Coventry and Warwickshire have been urged to […]

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Science Park welcomes new tenants

The University of Warwick Science Park welcomes new tenants to their four sites based in the West Midlands in Coventry, Warwick and Solihull.   Humane Technologies https://humanetechnologies.co.uk/ Humane Technologies develop and manufacture fully open-source, do-it-yourself (DIY) laboratory equipment and assays. Products include blueprints, kits, and ready-to-use instruments.   RYSE 3D Ltd  033 356 781 11 […]

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Absolute growth for Absolute Works

  A Warwickshire company that supports business with a range of employment services has expanded after receiving assistance. Absolute Works began as an outsourced HR service for companies in 2010 but has developed to offer more services to firms such as recruitment, apprenticeships, health & safety and training. It has now expanded into offices in […]

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Useful tips when applying for grant funding

Food for thought on important points often overlooked when preparing grant applications. A lack of forethought on making the document attractive can directly affect the quality and acceptability of the application and could leave you in the dark wondering why, if turned down. Download Business Nugget Today grant applications are primarily a form-centric ‘science’ with […]

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Oscar Winning Team produces Aerial Footage of Science Park

A Midlands company that has been part of Oscar and BAFTA winning teams for its drone camerawork has produced footage of key business locations in Coventry and Warwickshire. Papercut Media, which is based in Tamworth, captures and edits drone footage for major clients around the UK and worked on this year’s Oscar-winning film The Silent […]

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From a ‘eureka’ moment to £10m turnover

Pictured: Owners Lexi and Adam Taylor and their daughter Ella, warehouse staff and Dirk Schafer, top left An innovative business launched in 2010 after a ‘eureka’ moment is now hoping to reach £10 million turnover by around 2020 after almost doubling staff levels. PetshopBowl, the brainchild of Stratford-based entrepreneurs Adam and Lexi Taylor, came about […]

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Solihull company adds new service to aid growth

An international consultancy firm based in the West Midlands has added an extra service to support its SME clients. Lindsay Barnett has recently joined the team at MCP Consulting Group Ltd (MCP) as a HR Consultant. MCP provides asset management consulting and training services in a variety of sectors including automotive, aviation and aerospace, and […]

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Innovate UK Grant Funding Competitions

Innovate have recently launched a number of new funding competitions to help tackle industry challenges ranging from precision medicine to low carbon automotive. A selection of the current funding competitions are outlined below, the full list can be found on the Innovate UK website. If you are an SME and based in the Coventry or Warwickshire […]

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Fertility focus users in clinical study as firm grows

A Warwick company which was launched to help women become pregnant is set to start an additional large-scale clinical study in the UK and USA. Fertility Focus, which has been based at the University of Warwick Science Park’s Warwick Innovation Centre, in Gallows Hill, since 2013, is growing month-on-month as sales of its OvuSense fertility […]

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Could you be the West Midlands FSB Small Business of the Year 2019?

Entries are open for the FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2019. The awards showcase the best small businesses from across the UK, offering national recognition. Expert judges will select category winners in 12 areas across the UK and winners from West Midlands will be entered into the grand final in London on 23 May 2019. […]

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