Warwickshire firm that helps overseas businesses settle in the UK sees Brexit boost

A Warwickshire-based company, which helps foreign businesses establish in the UK, is expanding after seeing a growth in demand due to Brexit. EBS is taking a second office at the University of Warwick Science Park’s site at Warwick Innovation Centre. This will enable the company to accommodate additional staff and create a state-of-the-art video conferencing […]

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Minerva and MICRA plan to build network to rival the Oxford/ Cambridge Triangle

Minerva Business Angels, part of the University of Warwick Science Park, has launched its first Super Start-Up Club with MICRA. MICRA is a collaboration between the Technical Transfer Offices of eight leading Midlands Universities, and provides a gateway to the latest technology and innovation emanating from them.  It is hoped by working together with Minerva, they can […]

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£4.6 billion in new lockdown grants to support businesses and protect jobs

Chancellor announces one-off top up grants for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses worth up to £9,000 per property to help businesses through to the Spring £594 million discretionary fund also made available to support other impacted businesses comes in addition to £1.1 billion further discretionary grant funding for Local Authorities, Local Restriction Support Grants worth […]

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Chamber urges Government to support firms through the latest devastation of lockdown

Business leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire have urged the Government to increase support for firms to get them through the devastation of the latest lockdown. The Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce has also called for the vaccine roll-out programme to be ramped up after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the latest lockdown was coming […]

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Call for more angel investment in the region to ‘level up’ economy

An angel investment group – which is part of the University of Warwick Science Park – hit a record for the amount of cash injected into businesses in 2020 despite the Covid-19 crisis. Minerva Business Angels, which now has investment groups across the Midlands and on Merseyside, pumped £1.4 million into start-up, spin-out and scale-up […]

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Creative future for 10 new businesses & 500 innovators at Leamington Spa’s 1 Mill Street

Ten new businesses will be the first to benefit from a new Creative Futures Accelerator Programme in Leamington Spa’s Creative District that will help those businesses become part of the UK’s largest creative cluster outside Greater London. The project, which will also work with 500 innovators, will help business teams develop their entrepreneurial skills, test, […]

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Innovate UK Grant Funding Competitions

Innovate UK have recently launched a number of new funding competitions to help tackle industry challenges ranging from transforming food production to the detection of heart failure management. A selection of the current funding competitions are outlined below, the full list can be found on the Innovate UK website. If you are interested in applying for […]

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Ban on new petrol and diesel cars in UK from 2030: WMG expert comment

The UK Prime Minister announced today a Ten Point Plan for a “green industrial revolution”, including a ban on the sale of new cars that are wholly powered by diesel or petrol from 2030. Top experts from WMG at the University of Warwick comment on this story. Margot James is the Executive Chair of WMG, and […]

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Prepare now for changes to R&D tax relief in 2021

The rules regarding R&D tax credit claims for the SME scheme are changing from April 2021 and it could affect the ability of many small businesses to obtain this important tax relief. The Government is looking to introduce a new PAYE cap on qualifying expenditure from this date, which will attempt to prevent abuse of […]

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Warwick Business School: Student Dissertation Projects

Do you have a business problem you need to solve? Maybe you don’t have the time, money or specialist expertise to work on it? WBS can help your organisation by providing focused and fee-free research from one of our world-class MBA or specialist Master students. Every year we look to our company contacts, new and […]

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