News and events for local businesses - June/July 2018

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Plymouth business news

June/July 2018


PCC has bought Toys R Us to help boost regeneration plans
Plymouth's biggest ever investment programme
Exciting new factory space being built in Belliver
Marine Tech Expo 2018 - Huge success!

Plymouth is in the middle of its biggest ever investment programme

Plymouth has a range of exciting examples of recent successes, current major developments,  pipeline projects and some live investment opportunities.

Take a look at our Driving Growth video here....Building a city to be proud of!

Driving Growth

Toys R Us to help city’s regeneration plans

Plymouth City Council has bought the empty Toys ‘R’ Us store in Western Approach as part of its regeneration plans for the West End and the wider Millbay regeneration. Find out more, click here

Toys R Us

Plymouth's huge new retail park is opening soon

Multi-million pound out-of-town shopping attraction takes shape.The multi-million-pound retail park that will give Plymouth a new Mothercare, KFC and Costa Coffee is taking shape ready for its opening in October 2018. Find out more, click here

Retail Park

More industrial units, more jobs, more prosperity on cards for Plymouth

More jobs are on the horizon for Plymouth thanks to new factory space being built in Belliver.
Council leader Tudor Evans announced that the Council would be investing £2.4 million into creating brand new facilities at Broadley Park Industrial Estate. Find out more, click here

Broadley Park Ind Est

Marine Tech Expo 2018 - Huge success!

Back in June, the Marine Tech Expo 2018 took place at the University of Plymouth who hosted its most successful event yet. Find out more, click here

MTE Huge success

Plan to build massive block of flats on Plymouth waterfront


The flats would almost be as big as Beckley Point.

Plans for a 20-storey block of flats which will tower above Plymouth’s waterfront will be unveiled to the public at a special exhibition. Find out more, click here

Drake Circus Leisure

Find out about the latest work carried out at the exciting Drake Circus Leisure. Find out more, click here

Drake Circus

Multi-million pound project to fill skills gaps by 2020

Multi-million pound project to fill skills gaps by 2020

City College Plymouth has partnered with colleges and universities from across the South West to help launch a multi-million-pound initiative to improve higher skill levels across the region, with a particular focus on STEM subjects. Supported by a grant from the European Social Fund the scheme involves ten institutions working on two projects which promote STEM skills. Find out more, click here

The 2018 #Scaleup Business Survey is here

Please could you help by completing the ScaleUp Institute’s 2018 Scaleup Survey here

To find out more, click here


Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme


If you are a small or medium sized business, you may be able to get a gigabit voucher worth up to £3,000 to upgrade your business broadband to a fast and reliable connection over gigabit capable infrastructure. DEADLINE: March 2021. Find out more, click here

Jobs boost for Plymouth as Rittal CSM reveals its plans for the city 


One of Plymouth’s leading manufacturers is creating a “large” number of jobs as it expects turnover to hit a record £90million this year. Find out more, click here

Plymouth business enters the sharing economy to make boating more accessible.

A Plymouth business has come up with an innovative way for wannabe boaters to get on the water this summer, and enjoy the exclusive use of a new motorboat for less than £100 a day! Find out more, click here

Yatch Haven

The Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership

David Ralph

The Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership is delighted to announce its new chief executive, David Ralph, who started on 4 June, taking over from the outgoing Chief Executive, Chris Garcia, who is retiring after leading the LEP for the last five years. Find out more, click here

Please visit our Invest Plymouth website for some more exciting business news articles here.

Invest Plymouth

To find out more about the exciting business events coming up soon, click here


Find out more about all the funding options available to your business, click here

Business Funding

Winning one of these prestigious awards in front of your industry peers can be a major boost for your company's profile. To find out more, click here

Business Awards

Business Support Guides

To make the process of finding appropriate support easier for businesses in the city, Plymouth City Council Economic Development Service produce and maintain two booklets focussed on helping start ups and existing businesses to find support locally available. Please click here for Existing businesses and here for Start-ups.

Business help, advice and guidance in growing and exporting your business. To find out more, click here

Advice and guidance for your business


Free Adult Cycle Training , cycle groups and Walk and Talk. Plymotion is working with companies to promote sustainable travel and encourage staff to be more active on their journey to work. Why not have a look at our web pages and our latest business newsletter which you can find here.

Property to Rent

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Rent: £17,000 per annum term negotiable
Address:  32 Mutley Plain, Plymouth PL4 6LD
To find out more, please email the agents Vickery Holman

32 Mutley Plain

Business Relationship Programme

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