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Key Automatic Enrolment Messages for Employers

Thursday 28th September

Don’t forget you’ll have automatic enrolment duties All employers have automatic enrolment duties, regardless of when they become an employer or how many staff they have. And from October 2017, new employers will have AE duties from the day they take on their first member of staff. Make sure you know what to do and by when.

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Ed Sheeran’s glasses designer to share tips with city start-ups

Thursday 28th September

Tom Davies, the designer of iconic eyewear worn by Heston Blumenthal and Ed Sheeran, is set to share his early experience of starting a fashion brand with city start-ups next week/October 4.

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Big Data Corridor

Wednesday 27th September

Big Data Corridor is a new grant funded programme providing businesses with access to technical and commercial expertise to exploit the opportunities of data driven innovation.

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Socket & Allied Screws Limited

Monday 25th September

When the long established material and manufacturing company - Socket and Allied Screws Limited - were looking to access finance for business growth, they turned to Birmingham City Council’s Business Growth Programme in partnership with GBSLEP Growth Hub.

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School of Code: the start-up tackling the region’s tech skills shortage

Friday 22nd September

School of Code, a start-up pioneering collaborative and social coding, is set to launch its first 16-week Bootcamp in a bid to make coding fun, sociable and accessible to different types of people.

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Marketing and Business Tech content at SME2017, 3rd & 4th October at the NEC

Thursday 21st September

The leading business event for SME’s (small and medium enterprises) is fast approaching. In just under three weeks’ thousands of SME decision makers will gather at the NEC for two days of expert insight, inspiration, innovation and networking.

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Baker Goodchild Direct Marketing Limited

Thursday 14th September

In partnership with GBSLEP Growth Hub and the Business Growth Programme, Baker Goodchild Direct Marketing was awarded a grant of £92K from the Green Bridge Supply Chain Programme.

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Birmingham Aerospace Manufacturer Taking Off

Thursday 7th September

Funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and delivered by Economic Growth Solutions (EGS) in partnership with GBSLEP Growth Hub, is promising to fill the void left by MAS by providing access to specialist assistance to help manufacturers to grow and improve. Through a 19-strong network of experienced Manufacturing Growth Managers, access to industry specialists and the opportunity to apply for grants of up to £3,500.

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Here to help businesses grow

Thursday 31st August

Services offered by the Department for International Trade

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Midlands Engine Investment Fund

Wednesday 30th August

The first tranche of the Midlands Engine Investment Fund is open for business as the British Business Bank launches £120million of debt finance