What to do in the event of a COVID-19 outbreak in your workplace

Businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire are being urged to make sure they stay informed on the latest Government Guidance on Coronavirus – after staff tested positive at a city supermarket. The Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, the Coventry and Warwickshire LEP, the CWLEP Growth Hub and the FSB are all urging companies to continue […]

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Asset-based & Cashflow loans – The Difference

Accessing debt finance is a means of borrowing money for a set period of time to help a business realise their plans. Companies receive a loan against a set criterion and for a specific purpose. Asset and cash flow based loans are two of those examples. Download Business Nugget Asset-Based Asset-based loans are secured against […]

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New Innovate UK Grant Funding Competitions

Innovate UK have recently launched a number of new funding competitions to help tackle industry challenges ranging from sorting nuclear waste to psychological therapies. 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 […]

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New Business Ready SME Webinar Series Launched

Our Business Ready programme team and selected facilitators have successfully provided a number of different workshops/webinars from ‘raising finance for business growth’ to ‘developing a business plan you can actually use’, all based in the Coventry and Warwickshire area. We have recently begun work to kickstart our Autumn webinar programme; providing businesses with support and […]

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Midlands’ Pitch Up investment competition opens for applications

Applications to Minerva Birmingham’s Pitch Up competition are now open. Formerly known as “Pitchfest WM” and now in its 6th year, participating businesses have the chance to pitch head-to-head to a variety of investors in order to win prizes, and the ultimate accolade of Pitch Up Champion. A select number of successful applicants will be […]

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Founder of growing PPE firm inspired by brother who contracted Covid-19

A Warwickshire businessman has received vital support to help set-up a social enterprise supplying PPE equipment, motivated after his brother contracted Covid-19 at the start of the pandemic. Caption: Paul Walker, of Business Ready; Harris Qais, of Healthcorm; Ian O’Connor, managing director of Eskuta; and Ian McFarlane-Toms, of Business Ready Harris Qais, from Tanworth-in-Arden, has […]

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Eatron lands German Tier-1 Hirschvogel Automotive Group as a Strategic Partner

Eatron®, a leading developer of AI-powered software products for autonomy and e-mobility, has secured €1M+ investment from Hirschvogel Ventures – the strategic investment arm of the Hirschvogel Automotive Group. It also announced a strategic collaboration agreement with Hirschvogel – solidifying a common vision to innovate for a safe, clean, and sustainable future in mobility, autonomy, and […]

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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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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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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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