News and Events for Local Businesses - March 2019

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Plymouth business news

March 2019


  • Stunning New Plans for Homes Announced

  • Great Event Spaces in PAFC Development

  • Revitalising Schemes for Plymouth City Centre

  • Vibrant PL1 Partnership Development of Athenaeum Theatre

New Plan for Homes Announced

New Plan for Homes

Five thousand new homes will be built in Plymouth over the next five years.

That is the ambition of Plan for Homes 3, the latest housing strategy from Plymouth City Council. To find out more click here

Home Park Stadium - Latest Plans Unveiled

Home Park Stadium

Plymouth Argyle Football Club has revealed further details of its new Home Park Stadium development as it launches the first of its exclusive membership packages for businesses and fans. To find out more click here

Council Invests in Future of City

Council Invests-

Two development schemes that will revitalise Plymouth city centre and lever in £55 million of private investment are to get crucial support from the Council.

Cabinet papers have been published which recommends the Council helps fund the first phase of the project. To find out more click here

Barbican Theatre and The Plymouth Athenaeum Launch PL1 Partnership

Barbican Theatre

Barbican Theatre and The Plymouth Athenaeum are delighted to announce the launch of PL1 Partnership to develop The Plymouth Athenaeum as a vibrant theatre, music, comedy, dance, lecture, and screenings venue. 

PL1 Partnership is led by directors of both organisations who will work together to upgrade the building and bring it fully into public use. To find out more click here

Exciting Armed Forces Day Sponsorship and Commercial Booking Opportunities

Armed Forces Day

We have some great opportunities to promote your business whilst supporting our Armed Forces. There are opportunities to exhibit within the Veteran’s Village. Prices vary from £250 to £525 and are all extremely high footfall locations.We have advertising opportunities within the official event programme. The 32 page, full colour programme is A5 size, with a 20,000 print run, and is also available as a digital guide which will go onto our website: and is supported by our social media channels and network of partners. This comprehensive guide has a wide distribution, targeting families, visitors, local community, schools, military and veterans. To find out more please email

UK Finance Launches Campaign to Help SME's Prepare for Change in 2019

UK Finance

UK Finance has launched a national campaign encouraging small and medium-sized enterprises (SME's) to prepare for the potential changes and opportunities brought about by the UK’s departure from the EU. The “Let’s Talk Business” campaign calls on those firms who have not yet done so to consider the implications for their business. To find out more click here

GetSet for Growth – Up to 12 hours of free growth support

Get Set for Growth March

Are you based in Plymouth and looking to bring a stronger growth focus into your small to medium sized business, including a growth health-check and digital marketing training. To find out more and to register click here

GetSet for Growth are also holding a range of growth workshops during April to June getting you to work on rather than in your business. The latest event listing can be found here

Venturefest South West Event

Venturefest Event

Plymouth to Trial Innovative New Sea Bin to Tackle Plastic Pollution

Sea Bin

A new ‘Sea Bin’ is to be trialled as part of the city’s ongoing commitment to tackle plastic pollution.

A Sea Bin is a floating rubbish bin that can capture annually 90,000 plastic bags, 35,700 disposable cups or 16,500 plastic bottles. It is one of the latest projects to be developed to support the Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City Plan for Plastics, led by the city’s Plastics Taskforce which is made up of a range of local partners. To find out more click here

To help Your Business Prepare for EU Exit


We have a lot of useful information on our Invest Plymouth website to guide you in preparing for EU Exit. There is a helpful Government toolkit and latest publications. HMRC latest letter and sector factsheets.

We also have advice from the Growth Hub and EEF - The Manufacturers organisation.To find out more click here

Support for Scale-up Businesses


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.

Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme


The voucher scheme has been changed from £3,000 to £2,500.

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


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


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Business Events

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

Funding Options

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

Business Awarsd

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

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 click here for Start-ups.


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

Plymotion 325

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


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

Property to Rent

Property To Rent

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