Ringing the changes in Apprenticeships

There are some exciting changes coming up in the way apprenticeships work for you from the start of the new tax year. These include a big saving for Non-Levy employers (an annual wage bill of less than £3 million) in their contribution to the apprenticeship as it reduces from 10% to 5% while the government pays the other […]

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Bringing on Innovation Internally

Author – Dirk Schaefer Download Business Nugget Whatever the motivation, innovation is good, but it requires more than just having a good idea. The process from having an idea to having an actual product or service that is ready for commercialisation is complex and requires levels of due diligence to de-risk making a significant investment […]

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Launch of Coventry & Warwickshire Green Business Programme, 2019-2021

The second phase of the Coventry & Warwickshire Green Business Programme has officially been launched at an event at the Coventry Transport Museum on 26th February 2019. The 3 year programme will support businesses in the region to develop Low Carbon technologies and implement improvements to energy and resource efficiency. Adoption of Energy Efficiency measures […]

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Innovate UK

New Innovate UK Grant Funding Competitions

Innovate UK have recently launched a number of new funding competitions to help tackle industry challenges ranging from robotics to cyber security. 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 an Innovate UK grant and […]

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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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Minerva partners with Aston University & University of Birmingham

Aston University and the University of Birmingham have teamed up with Minerva, one of the UK’s largest traditional angel investor networks, to expand the funding opportunities available to start-up businesses in the West Midlands by launching a network of ‘business angels with insight’ for Birmingham. Minerva Business Angels is part of the University of Warwick […]

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Warwick firm beats 1,200 global start-ups to international prize

  An innovative Warwick company, which has developed a revolutionary measuring device, beat more than a thousand global start-up tech firms to a major international prize. 3D Technologies, based at the University of Warwick Science Park’s Warwick Innovation Centre, has developed a new type of motion-based measuring technology, enabling people to measure in completely new […]

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West Midlands Mayor Andy Street welcomes new campaign supporting start-ups

Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), has welcomed the launch of a new campaign, backed by University of Warwick-based Minerva Business Angel Network, to encourage local entrepreneurs and investors to support the region’s start-up companies and to encourage local participation in the financial support structure for business. Speaking at the launch […]

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Minerva teams up with Sci-Tech Daresbury

Minerva, one of the UK’s largest Business Angel networks, has joined forces with Sci-Tech Daresbury to encourage local entrepreneurs and investors to support the region’s start-up companies as Angel investors. While a total of £1.8bn was invested in 2017 through the Enterprise Investment Scheme, which provides individuals with tax incentives to invest in start-ups and growth-orientated companies, […]

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£50m sell out business pays tribute to university

  A Warwickshire businessman has paid tribute to the University of Warwick after it helped him transform a start-up idea into a £50 million business. Nigel Shanahan has just overseen the sale of Rant & Rave – a company he started in 2000 – to American firm Upland Software. Rant & Rave allows clients to […]

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