Chancellor’s Plan for Jobs to help the UK’s recovery

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak today set out a ‘Plan for Jobs’ that will spur the UK’s recovery from the Coronavirus outbreak. Delivering his Summer Economic Update in Parliament, the Chancellor announced a package of measures to support jobs in every part of the country, give businesses the confidence to retain and hire, and provide people […]

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Teenage entrepreneur from Coventry sets up office in the city

  A teenage entrepreneur in Coventry, who was turning over £12,000 when he was in Year 9 at school, has moved into his first office and is preparing to take on his first member of staff. James Cousins, now 19, began his YouTube channel when he was a 12-year-old schoolboy at Caludon Castle and, as […]

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Government unveils £200 million package to help innovative businesses bounce back

The Sustainable Innovation Fund will help companies recovering from the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) keep their cutting-edge projects and ideas alive. Innovative ideas and projects led by companies recovering from the impact of coronavirus will not be lost, thanks to a new £200 million fund launched today (Saturday 27 June). The government’s Sustainable Innovation Fund will be […]

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More firms can now benefit from the Future Fund

More start-ups and innovative firms will be able to apply for investment from the government’s Future Fund from today (Tuesday 30 June). companies which have participated in accelerator programmes now eligible for the popular scheme more than 320 early-stage, high-growth firms have so far benefitted from £320 million of support through the Fund this surpasses […]

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Coop Sweden starts previewing Cooper – an Artificial Intelligence retail virtual assistant developed by EBI.AI

EBI.AI, an advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) lab in the UK, has announced that Coop Sweden, one of the largest grocery retailers in the country, has successfully started to preview its virtual assistant, Cooper. This marks the first significant milestone since EBI.AI was chosen by Coop Sweden earlier this year to build the world’s foremost grocery […]

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Midlands ‘Best Business Pitch’ competition offers expert webinars for business leaders and investors

Start-up and scale-up businesses seeking investment, as well as successful entrepreneurs keen to invest can receive free professional support via webinars hosted by Minerva Birmingham Pitch Up (formally Pitchfest). As part of the series, business leaders learn the art of producing a successful business pitch, while investors are presented with guidance on making wise investment […]

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MSDUK Innovation Challenge 2020 Deadline Extended

ARE YOU AN ETHNIC MINORITY BUSINESS OR A FOUNDER WITH A NEW IDEA THAT CAN MAKE OUR WORLD A BETTER PLACE? Get your ideas in front of global brands and investors. Apply for the MSDUK Innovation Challenge today to bring your ideas to the front, get noticed by industry and the business world and win exciting prizes […]

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Warwickshire company set to double turnover and take on new staff

A Warwickshire company that specialises in manufacturing blinds for complex buildings is planning to more than double turnover and take on new staff after investing in its growth. Pictured: Guthrie Douglas curved blinds on the exterior of a glass roof in France Guthrie Douglas, which is based at the Heathcote Industrial Estate, was established nearly […]

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SME business group launches Covid-19 survey

SMEs in Coventry and Warwickshire have the opportunity to give their views direct to the Government of the current and long-term effects of the Coronavirus pandemic by taking part in a regional survey. The Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) SME Supergroup Business Group has launched a survey to find out the true impact […]

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Larger businesses to benefit from loans of up to £200 million

Government extends maximum loan size available through the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme from £50 million to £200 million. loans under the expanded scheme will be made available to large businesses affected by coronavirus from next week changes also mean companies receiving help through CLBILS and the Bank of England’s Coronavirus Corporate Financing Fund […]

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