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Schools call for Enterprise Advisers

31 May 2019

The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) is looking for a business person to work with every school in Bath & North East Somerset and the West of England, developing and implementing their strategy, as well as providing links to the wider business community.  This includes special schools as well as mainstream secondary schools.  WECA is asking middle and senior managers to volunteer for this strategic role: to share their expertise, work closely with the named Careers Leader and Senior Leadership Team in the school

Big Year for RPI UK

2 May 2019

RPI UK, the world’s leading specialist in precision positioning devices for high accuracy rotary and angular inspection systems, will be launching the QuadProfile at Control 2019 in Stuttgart. It will also be exclusively previewing its RotoScan system. What’s more, all this will be debuting on RPI’s larger and completely redesigned new exhibition space on stand 7108.

Institute of Technology success!

16 Apr 2019

The 12 winning bids by colleges and universities, which will share £170m, have been announced by the Department for Education.
The application to create an ‘Institute of Technology’ (IoT) is one of those winning bids and will now progress to the pre-award stage.
The application titled the South West Institute of Future Technologies (SWIFT) will potentially receive £14m of government funding.

University holds networking event

10 Apr 2019

The University of Bath held the city’s first networking event for the automotive industry and the launch of AEBAH. The Automotive Industry Network event took place on Wednesday 13th March at the Apex City of Bath Hotel.

The event – organised by the University of Bath’s Research and Innovation Services (RIS) - was well attended by a range of individuals, businesses and organisations operating both regionally and nationally in the automotive sector and brought together industry and academia to address the latest challenges in the sector.

Barclays £14bn Brexit Fund

9 Apr 2019

A new multi-billion-pound business lending facility has been set up by Barclays in order to pilot SME businesses through the Brexit uncertainty.

Barclays Bank has announced it is establishing a new £14 billion lending fund which forms part of an overarching initiative designed to help small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) ‘flourish’ after Brexit.

Focused on building SME resilience during uncertain times, the package of support includes:

£2M eCargo Bike Grant Fund Available

9 Apr 2019

From 01 April 2019 the Energy Saving Trust is encouraging applications for a new £2million fund set up by the Department of Transport to help companies invest in electric cargo bikes to fulfil last mile deliveries.

The eCargo Bike Grant Fund is now live and available to limited companies, sole traders, partnerships, charities and not-for-profit organisations operating across England. It comes as there is increasing interest in electric bikes to facilitate short-distance deliveries, with supermarkets among those already embracing the technology.


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