Warwickshire manufacturer invests £750,000 in growth

  A highly-skilled cabinet making and joinery business in Warwickshire is investing £750,000 in its growth and is accelerating its expansion thanks to local support. NEJ Stevenson, based in Church Lawford, designs and makes custom furniture as well as creating bespoke interiors for premier residential properties. The company even has a Royal Warrant and is […]

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Digital firms introduced to angel investors in Coventry

  Start-up digital companies from across the UK were given an opportunity to pitch for funds at an event with a business angel network in Coventry – and two were successful. Minerva is a business angel network run by the University of Warwick Science Park and helps match angel investors with potentially high growth companies. […]

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Warwick Uni spin-out bidding to raise £20,000

  Two Warwick Science Park based scientists have launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring biology to a whole new audience. Professor Orkun Soyer and Dr Kalesh Sasidharan are on a mission to make biosciences research more affordable for schools, professionals and would-be scientists. Their University of Warwick spinout business Humane Technologies is based at Warwick […]

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Warwick students design a new product – in their holidays!

    Four University of Warwick undergraduates made the most of their summer holiday – by designing a new product that could change the way electric motors are taught. Sam Stephens, Diego Del Hoyo, Chathurya Manchanayake and Mike Cresswell spent a six-week summer internship with Wellesbourne-based engineering consultancy FluxSys via a programme run by the […]

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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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