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Growth Funds - Call for Bids

Thursday 08 August 2019

Growth Deals provide capital funding from the Government's Local Growth Fund to local economies via Local Enterprise Partnerships LEPs LEPs then invest in local projects which help overcome strategic barriers ...

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Businesses in the Greater Cambridge and Greater Peterborough area to benefit from a £3.7m skills training fund

Tuesday 06 August 2019

Small and medium sized enterprises SMEs in Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough are urged to take advantage of a 3 7 million skills training fund to upskill their workforce The training ...

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Fenland for Business Newsletter July 2019

Wednesday 31 July 2019

Welcome to the latest Fenland for Business newsletter We aim to keep you updated on issues and developments within the business sector that may be relevant to your business through ...

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Fenland Business Awards 2019 - Open for Entries

Wednesday 10 July 2019

The 2019 Fenland Enterprise Business Awards are open for entries Once again these fantastic awards will be recognising and celebrating the best in business from the Fenland District There are ...

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Business Plan survey for businesses

Thursday 17 January 2019

Fenland District Council has developed their draft Business Plan and Budget for 2019 20 Together these documents explain the services we plan to deliver over the next year and how ...

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Gigabit voucher scheme for businesses to get future proof fibre

Thursday 26 July 2018

The Government s new Gigabit Voucher Scheme is offering small and medium sized businesses and local communities vouchers of up to 3000 to cover the cost of installing Gigabit-capable broadband ...

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Help us measure Fenland’s economic health in the Fenland Business Survey 2018

Wednesday 09 May 2018

Fenland businesses are being urged to share their views in an annual survey launched by Fenland District Council and its economic development arm Fenland for Business The results of the ...

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Action needed to sustain growth in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough

Wednesday 09 May 2018

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Independent Economic Review CPIER has today published its interim report which has been developed by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Independent Economic Commission CPIEC The report evidences ...

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Gearing up for business growth in Fenland

Tuesday 20 March 2018

A free event is being held in Wisbech later this month to help local businesses access thousands of pounds of available funding that could help them grow Organised by Fenland ...

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Department for Education publishes delivery plan for the Fenland and East Cambridgeshire Opportunity Area

Friday 26 January 2018

The Department for Education has published the delivery plan for the Fenland and East Cambridgeshire Opportunity Area The purpose of the plan is to tackle Social Mobility across the area ...

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Upcoming events

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Brexit Basics - Deal or No Deal

Friday 06 September 2019, 08:30 - 13:00 - Burgess Hall Westwood Rd St Ives PE27 6WU

Host: Better Business For All and Signpost to Grow

Come and find out more about post Brexit regulations and support to meet any challenges you may face. With representatives from your local growth hub, Health and Safety Executive, Small Business Commissioner, Regulatory Standards for trading, food and many more, to ease the strain of planning for the future. This is a great opportunity to meet, listen, learn and engage with FREE business support right for your business. Worried about new rules and regulations? Find out more here. STARTING UP A BUSINESS? Come and find out about the fantastic support you can find locally on things such as Business Planning, market research, finding the right premises, grants, logistics and how to comply with the regulations applicable to your business GROWING YOUR BUSINESS? Your small business is thriving and you are ready to take the next step. Perhaps you are thinking of moving to bigger premises, moving into online sales, expanding your workforce or investing in new products lines? Come and hear about the support that is available locally which will help guide you through this process and help you realise your vision. RUNNING A WELL-ESTABLISHED, SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS? Perhaps you think there is no more support you need? But as business support organisations and regulators we help major businesses on a daily basis. For instance, Trading Standards, Environmental Health and Licensing teams offer Primary Authority advice services, with clients including B&M Home, Decathlon, John West, John Adams, Subway, Middletons, Hotel Chocolat and Thomas Cook. Growth Hub have £300,000 in capital grant funding to offer to SME’s to increase capacity, improve productivity and create new jobs together with a wealth of business experience to share. There are many more options, come and find out.

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Free Fraud Prevention Event for Businesses

Wednesday 11 September 2019, 08:00 - 10:15 - Lakeside Lodge Golf Centre Fen Road Pidley, Cambs PE28 3DF

Host: Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Against Scams Partnership

Free Fraud Prevention Event for Businesses The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Against Scams Partnership, together with Barclays, would like to invite you to join them for a free fraud prevention event for small and medium-sized businesses on: Wednesday 11th September, 2019 Lakeside Lodge Golf Centre Fen Road Pidley, Cambs PE28 3DF This free breakfast event will provide valuable insight into cybercrime and how you can protect your business from the growing threat of ransomware, invoice fraud etc. There is plenty of free parking available on site (sat nav postcode as above). Timings 08:00 Registration and free breakfast with tea and coffee 08:30 Welcome from Ray Bisby, Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough 08:40 Joe Cooksey, Head of Digital, Barclays – Introduction to Cyber Security 09:30 Nigel Sutton, Fraud and Cyber Security Advisor, Cambridgeshire Constabulary – Scams and Cyber Fraud The Local Picture 10:00 Elaine Matthews, Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Against Scams Partnership (CAPASP) – the partnership’s aims and how businesses can support 10.10 Closing remarks by Cllr Irene Walsh, Peterborough City Council 10:15 Questions and networking opportunity Booking To book your place, or for further information, contact Karen Reid: Email: Karen.Reid@cambridgeshire.gov.uk Telephone: 01223 706355 Places are limited, so please book early. Please advise when booking if you have any special dietary requirements or access requests. .

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The Cambridge Exhibition

Wednesday 25 September 2019, 10:00 - 16:00 - Cambridge Regional College

Host: Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce

B2B Exhibition

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Fenland Business Awards 2019 - Awards Ceremony

Friday 04 October 2019, 18:30 - 00:30 - The Braza Club, March

Host: Archant

Once again these fantastic awards will be recognising and celebrating the best in business from the Fenland District. There are 10 categories open for entries in this year's awards and businesses are able to enter up to three categories.

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Peterborough B2B Exhibition

Wednesday 30 October 2019, 09:00 - 15:00 - Kingsgate Conference Centre

Host: Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce

This event brings together over 400 business people throughout the day enabling them to build new connections and explore what new products or services exhibitors have to offer to their company.

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East Cambs Business Boost

Thursday 14 November 2019, 09:15 - 14:00 - Littleport Leisure Centre

Host: Enterprise East Cambs

Enterprise East Cambridgeshire (part of East Cambs District Council) and The Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce are proud to bring you the third annual East Cambs Business Boost. East Cambs Business Boost 2019 is a not for profit event, and serves to benefit the local business community. Following on from the huge success of last year’s event, East Cambs Business Boost 2019 is in a bigger venue and will bring together over 400 local SMEs through networking, business exhibition and keynote speaker sessions. The ticket-only event is FREE to attend and will help accelerate business growth for the East Cambs area and ensure your business is performing at its very best for future growth.

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