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06/01/2012: David Cameron Announces Measures to Support Enterprise

The Prime Minister has announced a number of measures to support SMEs and entrepreneurs on a visit to a local business in Maidenhead.

The Prime Minister has announced measures to boost business on a visit to local business Intuit UK in Maidenhead, where he spoke to a number of small business representatives and entrepreneurs.


06/01/2012: Leadership and Management Development Grant – Final Chance to Apply (England)

It has been confirmed that the Leadership and Management Development Grant scheme is due to end in February, therefore, those wishing to apply should now do so at their earliest convenience.

Thousands of SMEs and social enterprises with growth potential are already benefiting from the scheme, which is designed to help stimulate innovation and employment, thereby boosting the economy.


04/01/2012: NESTA Announces Centre for Innovation Prizes

The National Endowment for Science, Technology & the Arts (NESTA) is establishing a centre for innovation prizes.

This will be a hub for expertise in designing, setting up and running challenge prizes to tackle social and technological challenges in the public interest.


04/01/2012: New National Manufacturing Advisory Service Launches (England)

The new Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS), previously operating on a regional basis across England, has become a national service focusing on helping the country’s small and medium-sized manufacturers to grow.

MAS provides companies with practical support on all aspects of manufacturing and offers direct access to manufacturing experts with a proven track record. Subsidised consultancy assistance is offered where it is needed.


03/01/2012: Renewable Energy Offers Economic Lift

Investment in renewable energy has given a £2.5 billion boost to the UK economy this financial year, according to the Government.

Energy Secretary Chris Huhne claimed the development of renewable energy projects announced in recent months could create 12,000 jobs, as he reaffirmed the Coalition’s commitment to meeting EU renewable energy targets.


10/01/2012: Fund 101

If you have an idea for a business and need a bit of cash to get started or you’re running a small business and need up to £500 to buy equipment, promotion flyers, hardware etc, you can apply.

Apply for between £50 and £500 and once you receive the money, the only thing we ask is you agree to be profiled on the site so we can see how you’re getting on. The money doesn’t have to be paid back; it’s for you to use on your idea or business.

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