Business Ready invitation – Mentor & Coaching Growth Specialists

The University of Warwick Science Park in partnership with Warwickshire County Council is looking to appoint a pool of business growth specialists with mentoring and coaching expertise, under a framework call-off agreement. The demand will be driven by requirements from clients recruited to the 3 year programme. Early indications are that there will be requirements […]

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New premises for growing heating and ventilation insulation business

A leading UK and European-wide heating and ventilation insulation company which started life in the front room of a home in Solihull has moved into new premises as business grows year-on-year. Denco Thermal was established by the then managing director Dennis Coles and company secretary Jill Coles as a start-up business in 2005 in Warwick […]

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Pitchfest 2019 Applications are now open!

Pitchfest improves your ability to win investment while simultaneously boosting your business’s profile. Over the last 4 years, Pitchfest – which is run by the Centre for Growth at Aston University, Bizzlnn at the University of Birmingham and Minerva at the University of Warwick Science Park – has put 90 entrepreneurs directly in front of […]

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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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