August, 2018


Highlands and Islands superfast broadband roll-out hits heights and reaches further

Government Opportunities

The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced 25,000 more Highlands and Islands homes and businesses than originally planned will be able to access superfast broadband through the Digital Scotland roll out (August 6th). The First Minister was in the region’s... (Continue reading)

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€23.5m Investment for a major quay extension in Castletownbere – Creed – doubling the landing facilities on Dinish Island


The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., attended the signing of a contract for a €23.5 million, 216m long quay development project and associated works on Dinish Island, Castletownbere (August 4th). Welcoming the signing of the... (Continue reading)

Irish Water invests in new Water Recycling Jet-Vac Unit to ensure delivery of first class service for Fingal customers

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Irish Water has invested in a new Water Recycling Jet-Vac unit to replace ageing units in Fingal. The new Recycler is part of the Irish Water’s ongoing strategy to improve the service delivered to customers. The upgrade will see a... (Continue reading)

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Funding to develop and progress rail projects in Wrexham

The Welsh Government is providing Transport for Wales with £500,000 investment to develop and progress important rail infrastructure projects in Wrexham, Transport Secretary Ken Skates has announced (August 6th). The funding will allow the completion of development work to upgrade... (Continue reading)

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Supporting social enterprise


Funding to grow world-leading sector (August 6th). Six social enterprise programmes will share more than £637,000 of grant funding – bringing the total invested so far this financial year to £4.9 million. The programmes will drive forward Scotland’s ten year... (Continue reading)

Department for Transport to invest record amounts in small businesses


The Department for Transport (DfT) has today (6 August 2018) set out plans to level the playing field for small businesses bidding for government contracts (August 6th). In its SME Action Plan, the DfT has committed to directing a third... (Continue reading)

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Green light for £3.5 million EU-backed low carbon energy storage initiative


EU funding will help launch a £3.5 million project to pilot new low-carbon technologies and energy-storage products, Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford said today (August 3rd). The Smart Energy Storage Solutions Hub (SESS) scheme, led by the University of South Wales... (Continue reading)

Former solicitor develops app for law firms with funding of £344k from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund

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A Manchester solicitor who has developed an app to help law firms communicate more effectively with clients has closed a £344,000 investment round backed by NPIF-Mercia Equity Finance, which is managed by Mercia Fund Managers and part of the Northern... (Continue reading)

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£6.8million to improve performance at Betsi Cadwaladr

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Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething, confirmed yesterday (Thursday August 2 2018) almost £7million funding to support improvements for patients at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. The £6.8million Welsh Government funding will be used to strengthen the Health Board’s delivery of planned... (Continue reading)

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First £10m of Active Travel grants announced

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The first share of the £60 million to support active travel schemes has been allocated. As part of the Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan Mid-Point Review 2018 more than £10m has been earmarked for individual projects and packages of local schemes... (Continue reading)

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