News and events for local businesses - September 2018

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Plymouth business news

September 2018


Plymouth applying to be first UK's National Marine Park

European Social Fund information events-register by 7th September

Exciting plans to create new gateway at railway station set for green light

Support for employers who have carers in their workforce 


Plymouth to apply for funding to be UK’s first National Marine Park

Nat Marine Park

Plymouth’s ambition to be the UK’s first National Marine Park is taking another step forward with a funding bid now being worked up following a successful meeting between Council leader Tudor Evans OBE and Government representatives. To find out more, click here

Drake Circus Leisure - latest update

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

Register now for our free European Social Fund (ESF) info events on 12th & 18th September. Register by 7 September

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The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has recently launched ESF funding opportunities with a total value of £10 million for the Heart of the South West (HotSW). Please book your place at an event ASAP, as registrations will close at 5pm on Friday 7th September or when full - whichever is the sooner.To find out more about the 12th September event, click here and the 18th September event click here

Major makeover makes Market Way miles better

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Market Way is looking miles better, thanks to an improvement scheme that’s totally transformed a popular walking route in to the city centre. To find out more, click here

Plans to create new gateway for Plymouth at railway station set for green light

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Plymouth’s plans to improve the city’s welcome for rail passengers and to regenerate the area around the station are under starter’s orders. To find out more, click here

The 2018 #Scaleup Business Survey is here

Scale Up

Please could you help by completing the ScaleUp Institute’s 2018 Scaleup Survey - the UK’s largest survey of its fast-growing companies. Please use this important opportunity to make your views and needs known. It’s even easy to do on your phone! To find out more, click here

Do you know how many carers are in your workforce?

1 in 9 are carers

Plymouth City Council is proud to be working with Employers for Carers to help SMEs and health partners in Plymouth support and keep hold of the carers in their workforces. Find out more, click here

Devon & Somerset Social Entrepreneurs Development Programme 2018


A fully-funded 8-day programme, worth over £2,500 in development support, specifically designed for social venture and third sectorleaders to boost the performance and impact of your organisation. To find out more, click here

A more confident Britain is a better Britain for the world

Confident Britain

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox originally published in the Sun, on how Brexit can reinvigorate small businesses, making Britain a trading superpower. To find out more, click here

Inv Plym

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


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                    


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 Support Guide

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.

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


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. Have a look at our web pages and our latest business newsletter which you can find here.

Property to Rent

5 Mutley Plain

Size:  364 sq ft, Rent £12,000 per annum term negotiable

Address:  5  Mutley Plain, Plymouth PL4 6JG
To find out more, please email the agents Waycotts (Torbay) Ltd

Business Relationship Programme

Whether you are just starting out, or an established business looking for practical business advice, we are offering free one hour business information, advice and guidance sessions at City Business Park every month for business owners looking to grow. To find out more and to book, please email


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