August, 2018


New Enterprise Ireland “Prepare to Export Scorecard” for companies with global ambition


Interactive online tool helps potential exporters assess their export-readiness. A new Prepare to Export Scorecard has been developed by Enterprise Ireland to help Irish entrepreneurs and business owners with global ambition to self-assess how prepared they are to start exporting.... (Continue reading)

Sandwell and west Birmingham patients to benefit from new hospital


The Midland Metropolitan Hospital will open in 2022 after the government and local NHS trust reached an agreement to finish construction work. Under the agreement, the government will provide funding for the remainder of the building work at Midland Metropolitan... (Continue reading)

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Smart meter enabled technology could see electric car owners cut bills and make money

Government Opportunities

Energy Minister Claire Perry today (16 August 2018) hailed OVO Energy for its “innovative” electric vehicle (EV) products – enabled by smart meters – which could see millions save and even make money from their electric cars. OVO Energy, based... (Continue reading)

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James Brokenshire launches £200 million pilot to boost social home ownership


Midlands Voluntary Right to Buy Pilot is the first step in helping housing association tenants realise their dream of home ownership. Thousands of social housing association tenants are being given the opportunity to realise their dream of home ownership, as... (Continue reading)

Mayor delivers 40,000 new trees to parks & playgrounds

Sadiq Khan

More than 40,000 new trees are on their way to parks, playgrounds, estates, schools and community spaces across London as part of the Mayor’s ambition to make London a National Park City. Projects in 21 London boroughs are being funded... (Continue reading)

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CGI to implement digital fires interoperability with NATO Allied nations through major upgrade to Fire Control BISA

Government Opportunities

CGI has been awarded a £17M four year contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to provide a mid-life upgrade to the Fire Control Battlefield Information System Application (FC BISA).  This vital upgrade will replace the current practice of... (Continue reading)

£100m Glasgow waterfront development moves forward

Government Opportunities

Peel Lifestyle Outlets has announced the appointment of leading property agent Savills to its planned £100m mixed-use development at Glasgow Harbour as moves to rejuvenate the Clyde waterfront gather pace. The 350,000 sq ft Lifestyle Outlets Glasgow Harbour is the... (Continue reading)

£1.4m investment for firm transforming public sector IT

Government Opportunities

A Manchester company which helps public sector bodies to achieve digital transformation has secured a £1.4 million investment, including £750,000 from NPIF – Mercia Equity Finance, which is managed by Mercia Fund Managers and is part of the Northern Powerhouse... (Continue reading)

Drum Property Group submits planning application for Glasgow’s Pacific Quay

Clyde Panorama

£30 million first phase plan to deliver new homes, offices, restaurant, cafes and Douglas Laing & Co distillery. The completion of one of Scotland’s most high-profile waterfront development sites has moved a step nearer following the submission of a major... (Continue reading)

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More support for young people at risk of crime


Young people at risk of becoming drawn into serious offending will receive more co-ordinated support and early intervention, the Justice Secretary has said. Humza Yousaf said an extra £1.6 million will be given to local authorities over the next two... (Continue reading)

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