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Innovation Centre businesses enjoy triple the national growth rates

One of Cornwall’s award-winning Innovation Centres is celebrating its 3rd anniversary with the news it has supported companies based there to grow ...


Six South West companies named among Britain's 100 fastest-growing SME exporters

Published this weekend, the Sunday Times BT Business SME Export Track 100 league table ranks for the first time Britain’s private small and medium-...


What SMEs want from the new Government

Less regulation, a simpler tax system and reformed business rates – these are the top priorities for small firms as they reveal what they want from...


Breakfast event to discuss key challenges faced by manufacturers

Santander Corporate and Commercial Banking are holding a breakfast event proposing some ideas and potential solutions to the challenges faced by So...


Internships draw Plymouth graduates into energy careers

Two Plymouth women are establishing careers in the energy industry and helping South West businesses become more sustainable, thanks to an internsh...


Are staff taking less holidays but more sickies?

A heavy workload and worries about how they are perceived at work means that a third of British workers didn't take their holiday allowance last ye...


HSBC sets up £8 billion loan fund for UK SMEs

HSBC has set up a new national fund worth £8 billion aimed at start-ups and established small firms.


SMEs must act as cyber crime threat grows

Almost half of small and micro businesses in the UK have been victims of cyber crime according to a new survey.


'We will be lobbying hard to ensure all of those pre-election promises are honoured in full', says Plymouth and Devon Chamber

Chief Executive of Plymouth and Devon Chamber of Commerce, Peter Hartland, give his perspective on the General Election outcome and business sentim...