News and Events for Local Businesses - January 2019

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Plymouth business news

January 2019


  • iMayflower gets £3.5million from DCMS to make Plymouth more amazing

  • Next Steps for Plymouth's National Marine Park Announced

  • Exciting Plymouth Event Sponsorship Opportunities 2019!

  • Help your Business by Taking Part in the Somerset Business Leadership and Management Group Survey 2019!

iMayflower gets £3.5million from DCMS to make Plymouth more amazing


An ambitious project to build Plymouth’s creative industries and nurture creative people power for Mayflower400 and beyond has been awarded a massive £3.5 million from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. To find out more click here

Next steps to be announced for Plymouth National Marine Park


Councillor Sue Dann, Cabinet Member for Environment and Street Scene will make the announcement at the Council’s next Cabinet meeting on Tuesday 15 January 2019.To find out more click here

Broadening Bath Street for Boulevard

Bath Street

Moves to make Bath Street wider will get underway this week as part of the council’s regeneration plans to make Millbay happen.

A service ramp on the Pavilions site is to be ‘shaved off’ as part of a complex demolition programme that will enable the boulevard between the city centre and the sea to be built.

It is the next phase of development plans for Millbay and the West End and follows on from the successful demolition of the Two Trees pub and the old footbridge across Union Street, which was taken down last month. To find out more click here

The Box: September to December 2018 Progress Report

The Box

See some of the key highlights from The Box project during the autumn/winter of 2018. To find out more and to watch the video click here

Exciting Plymouth Event Sponsorship Opportunities 2019

Sponsorship 2019

Please have a look at our exciting Plymouth Event Sponsorship Opportunities 2019 brochure.

We have sponsorship opportunities for our spectacular events held throughout the year. Our hugely popular family-fun events promises a marketing boost to your company's profile.

The events are also supported by our social media channels and network of partners. To view click here

Help Your Business by Taking Part in the Somerset Business Leadership and Management Group Survey 2019!


Somerset County Council Business Leadership and Management Group would like you to take part in their 'Leadership and Management Survey 2019'. This survey is looking to create an initial evidence base for L&M skills across the HotSW area. The hope is that with this in place, they will be better advised to develop policy and activities in line with demand, helping to boost skill levels in your business, aiding your businesses to run more effectively and productively. To take part in the survey click here  Deadline 28th January

Business Sponsorship Opportunity:- Nancy Astor Statue Appeal

Lady Astor

A message from the campaign organisers below:-
"We're nearly there! Don't delay in pledging your support for the Lady Astor Statue Appeal, celebrating the day Plymouth pivoted western democracy on its head.
28th November 2019 marks 100 years since Plymouth voted in the first woman to take her seat in Parliament and all eyes of the world will be on this amazing city on that day. We need to hurry, the Crowdfunder is ending soon. With your help we'll do this. Come on #plymouth, we've got this!
The freedoms we enjoy today are made from the courageous steps of yesterday. Let's make this happen. Together we can. Join the crowd now, click here

Works on the Charles Cross Transport Improvement Scheme will begin on Monday 4 February.

Charles Cross

Charles Cross roundabout, with Charles Church at its centre, is one of the key junctions on Plymouth’s transport network and accommodates the majority of the city’s bus routes as well as high volumes of traffic. It is also well-used by pedestrians. To find out more and to watch the video click here

Support for Scale-up Businesses

The Growth Hub

A wealth of fully funded (yes free!), specialist support is available to businesses in Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay with aspirations to become the ScaleUp businesses of tomorrow.

We have categorised this support by the main challenges facing ScaleUp and aspiring ScaleUp businesses. To find out more click here

Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP)


Attending overseas trade shows can promote your business overseas. Exporters can attend TAP's selected events, and get financial support to offset some costs. To find out more click here

Research Festival: Event Funding for Business Innovation - Why, What and How?

Research Festival

During Research Week, 21st to 25th January, the University of Plymouth is highlighting the funding opportunities that University collaborations can unlock for businesses. The University is hosting a free event showcasing how it can support businesses to access funding for innovative R&D. To find out more click here

A Quarter of Companies are Missing Out on Patent Tax Relief

Patent Tax relief

Research by tax specialist Catax indicates that one quarter of businesses are unaware that they are eligible to claim tax relief under the Patent Box scheme, which provides corporation tax relief to innovators. To find out more click here

Find EU Exit Guidance for Your Business

This is where you can find the information from the Government that has been published so far for your business to prepare for EU exit. You can change what information you get using the checkboxes. Come back to this page regularly or sign up to receive emails when new information is published. To find out more click here

Brexit Toolkit for UK Manufacturers


The EEF has produced an incredibly useful tool for manufacturers to utilise in order to get Brexit ready. To find out more click here

Brexit Information and Guidance

The Growth Hub

The Growth Hub has access to a range of resources provided by Government and partners which aim to help businesses plan for the various Brexit scenarios they may face. To find out more click here

Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme

Gigabit Vouchers

The voucher scheme has been changed from £3000 to £2500.

If you are a small or medium sized business, you may be able to get a gigabit voucher worth up to £2500 to upgrade your business broadband to a fast and reliable connection over gigabit capable infrastructure. Deadline: March 2021. Find out more click here.

Join Co-cars and Enjoy Great Value Car Hire by the Hour or Day!


Co-cars has a network of zero/low emission cars across the South West, all of which are bookable 24/7 using smartphone technology and can be hired by the hour or day for a fraction of the cost of owning or leasing.To find out more, click here

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 for business owners looking to grow. To find out more and to book, please email

Inv Plym

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

Linked in

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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

Bus 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.

Advice and Support

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.


Plymouth City Council Property to Rent or Buy

Plymouth City Council Property to Rent or Buy

Please follow this link to find Plymouth City Council owned land and property to rent or buy here.


Property to Rent

34 Mutley Plain

Size:  984 sq ft, Rent £14,500 per annum term negotiable

Address:  34 Mutley Plain, Plymouth PL4 6LD
To find out more, please email the agents: 

Stratton Creber Commercial
Gavin Sagar

01752 907512