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The FoodTalk Awards Launch

Wednesday 22nd March, 2017

The FoodTalk Awards are now open for entries. The awards celebrate the best of innovation in food and drink tech, packaging and food journalism. To find out more information please click here.

Manufacturing Growth Programme

Monday 20th March, 2017

Grants Available to Support Business Improvements. Are you an SME Manufacturer that wants to grow and become more competitive? This grant will help you to: Identify opportunities and create plans for growth and improvement Work with the best external experts to implement those plans Cover 35% of the cost of implementing the plans through a…

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Action Counters Terrorism (ACT)

Monday 20th March, 2017

The police and the security and intelligence agencies depend on information from you. Be our eyes and ears and help keep yourself, your business, your family and your local community safe by looking out for suspicious activity and reporting it to the police, in confidence. You may see or hear something that could be that…

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Both the National Living and the National Minimum wage are going up on 1 April 2017. By law you must pay workers at least the appropriate National Living or National Minimum Wage depending on their age and whether they’re an apprentice. The rates are outlined below: Date 25 & over 21 to 24 18 to…

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Be aware of cyber crime! A customer received an email they thought to be from their builder asking for payment of £4000 to be transferred to a bank account. The email was not from the builder and it was not the builder’s bank account. At some point either the customer or the builder’s email account…

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Power to change help grantees to promote the achievement of the organisation and raise public awareness of community business. • Grants of £50,000 to £300,000 • Up to 75% of capital project costs • £10million pot via Big Lottery Through the fund, they will award grants between £50,000- £300,000 to community businesses in England. Application…

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XperiSoft Limited has a new website

Friday 10th March, 2017

XperiSoft Limited is pleased to announce the launch of a new website that can be reached at xperisoft.com or xperisoft.co It concentrates upon CVMinder ATS for Applicant Tracking and CVMinder HUB for central College management of apprenticeships, work placements and employability. We hope that it’s easier to read, more informative and that it highlights the…

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Spring Budget 2017 – Economic Summary

Thursday 9th March, 2017

HEADLINES: • OBR UK growth forecast for 2017 upgraded but growth downgraded in 2018 and 2019. • Public sector borrowing £51.7 billion in 2016-17, £16.4bn lower than forecast. For the full summary please click here.

Ahead of the Chancellor’s Spring Budget on March 8, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is urging the government to take action on delivering real reform to the business rates system. The business group is calling on the Chancellor to use his last Spring Budget to support long-term business investment by taking action to deliver…

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“Ask Phil” arrives in Kent

Wednesday 1st March, 2017

Ask Phil is a new campaign launched by the Kent & Medway Growth Hub to encourage business of all sizes to find out what free Government support is available to them in their area. Phil and his team are available online, on the phone and through social media channels to take any questions you may…

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