Covid forces Coventry company to pivot to help more people find employment

  The Covid-19 crisis forced a Coventry-based start-up recruitment business to pivot – but now the owners believe it could be the route to future success for them and those who need support in finding employment. TalentTech Recruitment was established in May 2019 and moved into offices at University of Warwick Science Park’s Business Innovation […]

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Former JLR engineer moves business into new Coventry office

  A sustainable product development consultancy, started by a former Jaguar Land Rover engineer, has moved into an office in Coventry as it charts a path to growth. The Bowen Brothers was established by Andy Bowen in 2018 after 10 years working as a product developer for JLR. His company supports clients with everything from […]

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New jobs on the cards at Coventry business as firm is awarded six figure sum

    An innovative engineering software consultancy in Coventry is investing a six-figure sum and recruiting new staff after benefiting from a Government scheme and receiving help from a business support group. Bipin Patel, the co-founder and managing director of EnginSoft UK Ltd, has recruited 39 interns as part of the Government’s Kickstart scheme to […]

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Telecoms giant joins Skyfarer’s drone delivery consortium

Skyfarer is leading a consortium including telecoms giant O2, to enhance the pathology network in the UK by potentially speeding up patient response and sample turnaround times and make drone delivery of blood for lifesaving transfusions a reality. The programme, which will also focus on COVID supplies, will create a new drone network infrastructure, providing […]

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Trading beyond Brexit: The Essentials

With a majority of businesses struck with unforeseen challenges in the last year – COVID-19, Brexit, redundancies, shattered supply chains, it’s no wonder many SMEs have yet had the opportunity to get their head around the new trading regime with Europe. If you consider the government advice on trade more challenging than undertaking a PhD, […]

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Innovate UK Grant Funding Competitions

Innovate UK have launched a number of funding competitions to help tackle industry challenges ranging from SMEs in aerospace to zero emission vehicles. 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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Growing digital business pays tribute to Science Park support

We Are Digital has grown to become a £4 million turnover-a-year company that measures not only profit but social impact too. It delivers digital training on behalf of housing associations, financial support services for customers of major high street banks and runs digital projects for central government. CEO Matthew Adam, who started the business in […]

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WMG Professor named as one of the ‘Top 100 Women in Supply Chain’

WMG Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Strategy, Jan Godsell, has been ranked 54th in the ‘Top 100 Women in Supply Chain’ report. The list collated by Supply Chain Digital, in association with IBM, recognises exceptional female figures who are driving global innovation across the world. Professor Godsell comments: “This last year, and the challenges […]

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£20 million SME Brexit Support Fund opens for applications

Smaller businesses can today (15 March 2021) apply for grants of up to £2,000 to help them adapt to new customs and tax rules when trading with the EU. The £20 million SME Brexit Support Fund enables traders to access practical support, including training for new customs, rules of origin and VAT processes. Katherine Green and Sophie Dean, Directors General, […]

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On-Demand Bus Service launched at University of Warwick as part of future transport trial

A new on-demand bus service is being launched at the University of Warwick promising staff, students and the local community convenient services to order. The West Midlands On Demand service, starting in April, offers the convenience of a taxi but with the environmental benefits of a traditional bus service helping to reduce car use and traffic congestion on our streets. […]

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