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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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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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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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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Networking programme launched to help growth businesses

An innovative business support programme has launched a new networking group to help ambitious businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire develop their potential. The University of Warwick Science Park’s Business Ready programme hosted the inaugural meeting of the GrowthPlus Network. Firms who have been helped by the scheme were invited along to the event to see […]

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Stratford company launches new food & drink platform

  A Warwickshire technology company is launching a new online platform that will boost the chances of independent food and drink businesses of selling their produce into restaurants, pubs, bars and cafes. Comesto, which is based in Elizabeth Court in Stratford-upon-Avon, will go live with the platform on 20th August and it is predicted to […]

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Design and manufacturing studio grows 80% after Business Ready support

  A Warwickshire entrepreneur, who grew up wanting to ‘design trainers for Nike’, is growing his own cool design and manufacturing studio in Coventry after receiving business support. Adam Duffy, who grew up in Claverdon and lives in Rugby, has been working in the fashion industry for 15 years, including for a range of high […]

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More funding help on the way for businesses in the Midlands

More help is on the way for businesses that need to access funding, a Coventry conference has heard. The Minerva Business Angel Network, operated by the University of Warwick Science Park, held its annual end of year review at Warwick Business School and heard from a range of companies it has supported over the course […]

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Warwick Science Park’s business support team is recruiting

BUSINESS GROWTH ADVISER University of Warwick Science Park The Venture Centre, Coventry, CV4 7EZ c. £37k – FA6 Full time Fixed Term – ending 30th November 2018 The University of Warwick Science Park Ltd is one of Europe’s leading Science Parks involved in the start-up and development of tech based and knowledge intensive businesses. Working […]

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