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Plymouth entrepreneur fights diversity in fitness at Club Kombat

A Plymouth entrepreneur who set up a completely new fitness experience, underpinned by her commitment to diversity and inclusion, has described how the Covid-19 pandemic has led to a “rollercoaster of emotions” as her business finally emerges from lockdown restrictions.

Nadia Millinship, a single parent of two children, founded Club Kombat in 2018. Originally solely based at Revolution...

SMEs have poor green credentials

One in five (21 per cent) SMEs in the South West say they do not understand the commercial benefits of being environmentally responsible according to a new study from Lloyds Bank

One in ten (8 per cent) admit that they are not doing enough to make their businesses environmentally responsible

Despite this, a third (35 per cent) of small businesses say better environmental...

Over a million SMEs lack basic digital skills

According to the latest UK Business Digital Index, over a million (23%) small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) still lack basic digital skills. The Index from Lloyds Bank, in association with Accenture and digital skills charity Go ON UK, measures and tracks the level of digital ability among SMEs and charities.

An overall rise in the UK Index score suggests a slow but positive shift...

Expert advice for innovative SMEs

The Government is offering small and medium-sized high-tech companies free workshops to support their growth.

The workshops organised by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) will highlight the government support available for cutting edge companies.

A range of tax incentives, grants and other support offered to help...