Food labelling rules are changing in October - sign up to a FREE webinar to find out how it affects your business

Businesses throughout the region who sell or serve food prepared on the premises can learn more about the changes in food labelling legislation at two free webinars.

Hosted by Heart of the South West Growth Hub, Better Business for All, Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards and Devon and Plymouth Chamber, the first webinar take place on July 8 and will be repeated...

Devon Delivers for business success and work/life balance

Devon is being showcased as a great place to do business as part of a campaign to attract companies to the county. Devon Delivers , which aims to encourage businesses to relocate to the county, has launched a new video and website to highlight the county’s unique selling points as Devon looks to make a strong economic recovery post-pandemic. For companies considering expanding or relocating,...

Local rural champion calls on Devon businesses to enter national business awards

Businesses in Devon are being encouraged to enter the prestigious Amazon-backed Rural Business Awards

Local business director and Rural Business Award winner, Phoebe Aubury from Cullompton, is encouraging fellow rural entrepreneurs to showcase their work, products and services to the nation at the 2021/22 Rural Business Awards. Entries for this year's competition close on 21st May 2021....

Chance for businesses to join Made in Devon for a year for FREE

Fifty Devon businesses have the chance to join trading standard’s Made in Devon scheme with their first year of membership free.

Consumers need to be confident that they are buying genuinely Devon sourced products, which in turn is a selling point and source of pride for businesses.

Scheme membership will enable businesses to demonstrate that any claims made about a product’...

New round of discretionary grant funding opens for East Devon businesses

The second round of funding for East Devon businesses will be launched on 6 July. It follows the first round of Government’s Discretionary Grant Fund for small businesses and charities which closed on 24th June.

The second round will be open for online applications from 12 noon on the 6th July to 5pm on the 17th July at .


Online platform launched to help charities source local furloughed workers as volunteers

With the UK charity sector estimated to be facing a £4 billion loss in the next 12 weeks and 50% of all businesses putting most of their staff on furlough as a result of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, Freestyle , a Midlands-based digital product studio - has launched a unique service helping charities connect and find support from local businesses and its furloughed workers, Charity...

Let's Walk - Devon's biggest workplace walking challenge

If you are hoping to become more active in 2020, while enjoying some friendly competition at the same time, you can team up with work colleagues and enter a Devon wide walking challenge.

This February’s ‘Let’s Walk’ challenge will encourage employees to get out of the office and raise heart rates a little. If becoming healthier isn’t incentive enough, there are also prizes on offer...

Warning for Plymouth businesses as they miss critical software deadline

A local IT expert estimates that thousands of Plymouth businesses have missed a critical deadline to update software – and are now at risk.

Just days ago, on the 14th January, Microsoft killed its popular but out-of-date software Windows 7.

It also killed Office 2010, and a series of old server software.

“The problem is that too many businesses round here are still...

Devon achieves second record year for new businesses 

Latest statistics show that more new businesses were established in Devon during 2019 than in any previous year – hitting a record high for the second year in a row.

Despite political and economic challenges, 6,196 new companies were registered in the county compared to 5,908 during 2018, representing an increase of 4.9%.

This brings the total number of registered companies...

SMEs are falling victim to social media hackers

Arguably, the greatest asset of a business is its digital and social media presence but it is also its greatest vulnerability. It can take years to build up a following, but a few seconds to destroy it with a careless tweet or post or not being able to respond quickly enough to negative comments and feedback or a hack.

New research of 500 UK SMEs from business and law specialists,...