June, 2018


Sellafield hits the road to grow local supply chain

Business Team

Sellafield Ltd is launching its first ever trade mission to connect its major contractors with Cumbria’s small businesses. The company is taking its ‘Tier 2’ suppliers on a road trip around the county to build links with small and medium-sized... (Continue reading)

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New guidance to support healthy food and drink provision in childcare settings in Wales

Government Opportunities

The Welsh Government has unveiled new guidance for regulated childcare settings to help them ensure they provide the children they care for with healthy food and drink. The new guidance forms part of a range of Welsh Government initiatives that... (Continue reading)

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Woodland and Trees Strategy for Wales launched

Government Opportunities

Minister for Environment, Hannah Blythyn, yesterday (Tuesday June 26 2018) launched ‘Woodlands for Wales’, the updated woodlands and trees strategy for Wales. ‘Woodlands for Wales’ includes plans for both large and small scale woodlands with both conifer and broad-leaved tree... (Continue reading)

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Fast-tracking education reforms

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The reform of education in Scotland will be fast-tracked following a joint agreement with local councils, Deputy First Minister John Swinney has announced. In the coming months, the Scottish Government will work to give headteachers more control over the important... (Continue reading)

New Cabinet appointed


First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has today appointed a new, refreshed Scottish Government Cabinet. The new appointments are designed to meet current challenges, introduce new talent and ensure the government is capitalising on all opportunities in taking forward its bold and... (Continue reading)

Funding for food industry

Government Opportunities

Eleven projects across Scotland have been awarded a share of £3.59 million, enabling companies to invest in infrastructure, upgrade or replace facilities, and purchase new equipment. The Food Processing, Marketing and Co-operation (FPMC) grant scheme awards follows the announcement last... (Continue reading)

£105m boost to provide more joined-up care closer to home

Carer and elderly woman

A £10m a year fund will be boosted to £105m over three years to help deliver more joined up care closer to home and help build homes to support people to live independently in their own communities, the Welsh Government... (Continue reading)

Trials for inshore fisheries measures

Government Opportunities

New fisheries management arrangements to help ensure that coastal communities make the most of their waters are to be trialed in the Outer Hebrides, Mull and the East Coast of Scotland. The Scottish Government invited the commercial fishing industry to... (Continue reading)

£25 million boost for self-driving technology: apply for funding

Government Opportunities

Businesses can apply for a share of up to £25 million to develop, demonstrate and trial technologies for connected and autonomous vehicles in real-world settings. The Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles  (CCAV) has up to £25 million to invest... (Continue reading)

Government launches new fund to support small business growth

Government Opportunities

In a speech to the CBI today (Tuesday 26 June) Small Business Minister Andrew Griffiths will unveil a new £8 million fund to boost the productivity and performance of small businesses in England. Boosting national productivity and increasing workers’ earning... (Continue reading)

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