Business Events in the Exmoor area

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Free Event: Prepare your business for the digital future.. |

Preparing your business for the digital future.. 

Join us at this inspiring event and benefit from a morning filled with thought-provoking ideas, digital trends and useful tips and tools! Delivered in jargon-free language, the event is aimed at non-techie, small to medium sized businesses that are interested in how to practically apply the latest in digital technology.

This free-to-attend event will explore:
  • How will the face of work change over the next 5-10 years?
  • New technologies for small businesses
  • Benefits of flexible working
  • The Internet of Things
  • Blockchain, Bitcoins and cryptocurrencies
  • Cyber trends
  • Digital marketing developments
The event will also include two taster workshops:
  • Microsoft Office 365 vs Google GSuite – which one best suits your business?
  • An introduction to managing projects with Trello, Slack and other free tools

Heart of the South West Growth Hub business advisers will be on hand to provide information about publicly funded and part-funded business support programmes, grants and opportunities that may be available for you.

Light refreshments will be provided during the event, but lunch is not included. Make sure you don't miss this opportunity! There is no charge for this event, booking is essential.

​Bridgwater- 21.11.17
Barnstaple- 06.12.17


​Register here:
Bridgwater or Barnstaple 

Heart of the South West Productivity Strategy - Seeking your views! |

All of the councils in Devon and Somerset, along with the Local Enterprise Partnership, the two National Park Authorities and the three Clinical Commissioning Groups, are working in partnership to deliver a Productivity Strategy for the Heart of the South West (HotSW). The draft strategy is out for consultation until 15th December 2017. The partnership is seeking the views of businesses and organisations involved in the economy and employment to help form a robust strategy with a wide consensus from stakeholders across the area. Come along to this briefing to find out more and have your say.

You can view the draft strategy by following this link: (copy and paste to your browser). You can respond online with your views if you are unable to attend our event.​

Date and Time:
Tuesday 28th November
- 18.30 

​Bideford, Devon

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Small business start up event- FREE |

Business Information point delivers this free workshop-
If you are thinking of starting a business this will be a great opportunity for you to hear from some inspirational speakers, learn about available business support and network with like-minded people.

You’ll get the latest information on the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) coming into force next year including what the changes are and how to prepare for it.

Ex Thorntons Chocolates boss, Peter Thornton will be openly recounting his story about the rapid growth and eventual decline of the national chain. Peter will be sharing his experience by exploring management styles, conflicts and the underlying reasons why the business failed.

We’ll be talking about the latest small business support and funding. There will also be an opportunity to network and share ideas with like-minded small business owners as well as a short presentation about the Buy with Confidence Scheme and how it could benefit your business


​Date and time:
Tuesday 28th November 11.00-15.00

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Some past events have downloadable resources that were used in the event.

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