Business Events

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BUDGET – What’s in, what’s out and what’s to come? |

What do the Chancellor’s Budget announcements will mean for you, your business and trade in the South West?

Simpkins Edwards invite you to come to one of our budget seminars which will cover the key changes and issues arising from the recent Budget. The seminars are free to attend, a buffet lunch will be provided.

Thursday 22nd November at 12.00 noon - 2 p.m.
Ockment Centre, North Street, Okehampton EX21 1AR

Friday 23rd November at 12 noon - 2 p.m.
Simpkins Edwards Office, Millennium House, Brannam Crescent, Roundswell Business Park, Barnstaple EX31 3TD

To book your place please click here

Free Making Tax Digital Seminar by Baldwins |

Are you ready for Making Tax Digital (MTD) yet? No? Then there’s no time to lose as there's just a few months to go before the deadline. Join the @Baldwins_WCR team at our second series of free seminars in South Molton and Holsworthy.

South Molton - 29th November and 11th December
Holsworthy- 4th December

To book, either call 01769 572404 or email

Marketing for Beginners |

Innovative or just a creative idea – how you go about making that a success – marketing - of course.

Marketing is a crucial element to any business opportunity, this three hour workshop will get you look at the key aspects of your business’s marketing and offer you key methods, templates and creative solutions to make your business more successful.

​Location: Dulverton

Date:Thursday 8 March 2018

Time: 09:00 – 12:00

Register for FREE here

Support 4 Start Ups |

Starting up in 2018? The Heart of the South West Growth Hub & Devon Business & Intellectual Property Centre have teamed up at Barnstaple Library to give you all the resources you need for your business to start, grow and flourish.

This informative business support event is aimed at start up business in and around Barnstaple who are looking for practical & digestible advice, reports, guides, factsheets & mentoring support.

The session will cover all you need to know to get your business off the ground and provide you with handy tips on hot topics, such as:

·      What funded business support is available to you?

·      Creating your business logo

·      Who to talk to? Mandatory contacts for start ups

·      How to write a business plan

·      Preparing a budget

·      What leagal structure do I need? Choosing the right legal structure for your goals

We know relationships are the key to success so there will plenty of time to network with like-minded business owners throughout the morning and build business relationships that count!

Join us at this exciting event to discover what public funded and part-funded support is available to you as your business grows. Growth Hub Advisers will be on hand to offer business support advice throughout the morning.

This event is free to attend but booking is essential as spaces are limited. Light refreshements will be provided. Max 2 attendees per organisation.

Location: Barnstaple

Date: Wednesday 21 March 2018

Time: 09:00 – 12:00

To register click here

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