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South West entrepreneurs receive £66m in funding from government scheme

Business owners in the South West have received more £66m from the government's Start Up Loans programme since it was launched in 2012, new figures reveal.

According to the British Business Bank, the state-owned development bank that runs the programme, entrepreneurs across the region have received 7,487 loans in the past nine years. However, at 9% of the total, it is significantly...

'More education' needed to increase crucial funding source for South West start-ups

Start-ups are being starved of a crucial stream of funding because financial advisers are reluctant to recommend their clients invest in products seen as risky investments, a new report claims.

The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme encourages investors to back early-stage, high-concept businesses by offering generous levels of tax reliefs to compensate for the risks that associated...

Prime minister urges pension funds to invest in start-ups to create "big bang"

Britain's pension funds have been urged by the prime minister and chancellor to invest in start-ups to create an "investment big bang" that will boost the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

In an open letter to the finance industry, Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak said funds should consider "investing a greater proportion of their capital in long-term UK assets", such as...

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Global success for Bath-based PR tech agency, Abode PR

Abode PR , the Bath-based, award-winning global B2B technology public relations agency, is delighted to celebrate an outstanding year for the business with new international clients, a growing headcount and an exciting brand refresh.

Abode PR was created in 2017 by Founder & Director Jessica Gillingham, also a former director of Visit Bath, after identifying a niche in the short-...

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South West Tech Daily needs YOU

It has been a fantastic first few weeks for South West Tech Daily , the new tech news website for the South West. We have had a great response from contributors and readers alike, all of whom support our aim of providing the best expert content on the amazing innovation taking place across the region.

So far, we’ve published news stories on Spryosoft, the Dorset company named the...