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The South East Midlands Start-up Programme

Free support for your business The South East Midlands Start-up Programme, funded by the European Regional Development Fund, provides residents of Bedfordshire, Central Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes, Aylesbury Vale and Cherwell, Northampton, Corby, Daventry and Wellingborough with access to 12 hours of FREE support for small businesses and start-ups. This support can be in the form […]

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Apprenticeships: Our experience

National Apprenticeship Week 2021 will take place from 8 to 14 February 2021. The annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships shines a light on the amazing work being done by employers and apprenticeships across the country. To show the value apprenticeships offer both individual and businesses, Tyrell Witton a Digital Marketing Specialist at Digital Future First […]

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Top 5 Apprenticeship Tips for employers

An apprenticeship is a program that trains a worker to become skilled in a particular trade. Apprenticeships combine hands-on work with classroom learning to train the apprentice. Apprenticeships are considered full-time employment. As the apprentice is learning, they are also applying the lessons through working. Here are 5 benefits to employers taking on an apprentice: 1. Make the most of government funding Use government […]

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Mental Health During Quarantine

To help you manage this during Mental Health Awareness Week (18-24 May) and beyond we have produced a guide that offers businesses support and guidance, by signposting the best resources to help you manage this important issue during the crisis. Drawing upon resources from the NHS, Mind and other recognised bodies and organisations, our guide will help you […]

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Energy efficiency grants

Low Carbon Workspaces offers small and medium sized enterprises grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 to cover a third of the cost of installing energy saving measures, such as: LED lighting and control systems Roof, pipework, cavity or solid wall insulation Energy efficient boilers and controls Air-to-air source heat pumps Equipment or machinery upgrades If […]

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COVID-19 Support

England has entered a National Lockdown. The advice is: You must stay at home. The advice on what you can and cannot do during the national lockdown is available on the GOV.UK website. You should follow this guidance immediately. To reduce social contact, the regulations require some businesses to close and impose restrictions on how some […]

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EU Exit support for businesses

A new fully funded programme of in-depth virtual training sessions is available for South East Midlands businesses to understand the new processes and paperwork requirements when working within the EU. As of 1 January 2021, new rules affecting business operations apply. While the trade-deal relieves the impact on businesses, work to understand and use the […]

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Business Leaders “You’re not alone” – Peer Networks

Business leaders have been told ‘you’re not alone’ as companies are forced to close their doors and work remotely from home as part of the latest lockdown restrictions. With COVID-19 cases surging, businesses have once again found themselves working from makeshift home offices, with employees having to juggle the demands of working life with home-schooling […]


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