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The latest press releases and opinion from Bishop Fleming

Support for Manufacturers

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 The South West Manufacturing Advisory Service (SWMAS) works with manufacturing businesses to help improve productivity, develop their capabilities, and enter new markets. It supports programmes on behalf of government, local enterprise partnerships, and other public…

Propel Cornwall

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Propel Cornwall is a new business support scheme for marine SMEs based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Delivered by the Cornwall Marine Network, Propel is funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).…

Cornwall Local Energy Market

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Centrica’s Distributed Energy & Power business is working on a pioneering trial in Cornwall that will test the use of flexible demand, generation and storage across both domestic and business sectors. The 3-year project is…

Grants for Food & Drink Sector – Vlog

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The long-awaited Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) has now been launched, covering many of the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) areas in the country. RDPE provides funding for projects in England that create jobs and…

Social Enterprises – New Rural Tourism & Development Grants – Vlog

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Calling all rural-based small social enterprises – you could be eligible for up to 100% grant funding through the new Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE), which covers many of the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)…

New Rural Development Grants – Vlog

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Following a delay after the Brexit vote, the long-awaited Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) has been launched, covering many of the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) areas in the country. RDPE provides funding for projects…

Export for Growth – Vlog

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The Brexit result has placed a huge focus on which type of international trade deal the UK will secure with the EU after Article 50 is invoked. This will take at least two years to…

Cornwall Calling – Grants & Business Support

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Our seven Bishop Fleming offices stretch from Truro to Worcester – a distance of some 250 miles. We cover eight LEP areas and the same number of counties but in terms of grants and business…

Research Development & Innovation

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The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement clearly highlighted the government’s intention to substantially increase the UK’s long-term focus on innovation and productivity. A number of initiatives were announced starting with the establishment of a new central department…

Grants and R&D Tax Credits

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The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement contained welcome news of substantial increased support for business productivity through research, development and innovation. If your company is involved in research and development (R&D), you will most likely have explored…