Devon businesses and residents are urged to take advantage of European Social Funding worth £3.5 million.

SMART SKILLS funding will help Devon based small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) businesses and other organisations to identify skills gaps in their existing workforce and provide the skills training they need to become more resilient during this economic crisis and beyond, the bid aims to support business now for the …

HotSW Careers Hub virtual careers event “Which Way?” is coming ……..!!!

We are delighted to be working with Learn By Design in order to deliver a virtual careers event to showcase local employment & education opportunities and support young people across schools and colleges within the LEP area of Devon, Somerset, Torbay and Plymouth. The event will provide you with the …

Building Capable Processes – SWMAS Fully Funded Course

If you are frustrated by quality issues within your company processes, this training is for you! Calling on established Lean and Six Sigma methods, this session will demonstrate ways of identifying and removing problems to move towards 100% process capability…how good can you get? This practical and straightforward learning will …

Make UK: Right to work checks for European nationals from January 2021

Free movement under European law will end in the UK on 31 December 2020. Europeans who began living in the UK by that point will retain the right to work provided they apply for status under the EU Settlement Scheme. They will have until the end of the Grace Period …

Manufacturing Barometer: Shaping The Future of SME Manufacturing

The data from this quarter’s Manufacturing Barometer survey has now been analysed and we are pleased to be able to share the results with you… The SWMAS National Report, which surveyed over 400 SME manufacturers across England, highlights trends in sales, profits, investment, and staff numbers since 2018. It also uncovers the specific areas of …

Torridge Launches latest Government Business Rates Support Package

Leader asks for patience while businesses are contacted, and applications are processed The Government announced last weekend that to reduce social contact and limit the spread of Covid-19, certain businesses and venues, would be required to close from Thursday 5th November to the 2nd December 2020. These included all non-essential retail, hospitality …