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Small Business Saturday in West Berkshire

Council marks Small Business Saturday This Saturday, 1st December, West Berkshire Council will be marking Small Business Saturday with a minibus tour of some of the district’s small businesses. Small Business Saturday is a grassroots national campaign day aimed at celebrating the importance of small businesses to the economy. It was launched in 2013 and […]

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Best in Business Awards

I attended the annual Best in Business Awards evening at Newbury Racecourse last month which is always an inspiring event, showcasing the energy and enterprise of the West Berkshire business sector.
T …

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Community Champion 2018?

West Berkshire Council launched its annual Community Champion Awards
The awards started with the Junior Citizen Award in 2001 and have now grown to consist of four awards to recognise the valuable con …

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WB businesses supported through business rate

2344 of West Berkshire’s businesses are being supported through business rate relief, according to recent analysis.
The figures, compiled by West Berkshire Council, show that 41% of the district’s …

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Help to Buy

The Help to Buy equity loan
This scheme is only available on new-build properties that have a purchase price of up to £600,000. It is available to both first time buyers and existing home owners, but …

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Venus Awards 2018 announce winners at Grand Ceremony!

Winners of the Santander Thames Valley Venus Awards 2018 in association with Marshall Volkswagen were announced at a Grand Ceremony and Gala Dinner at the Royal Berkshire Conference Centre, Madejski S …

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Cash poor and asset rich?

Consider unlocking the wealth in your home
If you are one of the countless homeowners struggling to make ends meet as you approach retirement, or are wondering how to repay your interest only mortgage …

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A boost for business

I have recently joined with Slough MP Tan Dhesi to campaign for the proposal to build a new railway into Heathrow.
This Western Rail link is planned to run from the main line, at a point between Langl …

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FIFA World Cup on Social Media

HOW TO BREAK SOCIAL MEDIA RECORDS, simple… Host a World Cup!
The global use of social media as a second screen was put on display like never before during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the single mos …

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Santander Thames Valley Venus Awards 2018, in association with Marshall Volkswagen, announce winners at Grand Ceremony!

Winners of the Santander Thames Valley Venus Awards 2018 in association with Marshall Volkswagen were announced at a Grand Ceremony and Gala Dinner at the Royal Berkshire Conference Centre, Madejski S …

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Why Cold Emails are Still a Worthy Consideration for Entrepreneurs

Cold emailing has a bit of a bad rap!
Often due to the plethora of poorly written marketing emails people receive. That leaves many reluctant to give it a try, but it can actually be a powerful tool i …

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Buyers urged to act quickly as sales soar at Spiers Meadow

David Wilson Homes Southern is urging homebuyers to act quickly at its Spiers Meadow development in Basingstoke as sales have soared recently.
The Appleton Drive development is an exciting and extreme …

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Thames Valley Venus Awards 2018 Finalists Announcement

It was more than tea for two at the Santander Thames Valley Venus Awards 2018 Finalists Announcement, hosted by Newbury Racecourse on 17th April 2018.
At a splendid afternoon tea hosted at Newbury Rac …

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The Venus Awards, Simply the best!

Simply the best!
Equality, diversity and inclusive behaviour: Good practice ideas for Venus Awards sponsors
By Professor Ellie Highwood, Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Reading
& …

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Young Enterprise West Berkshire Company Programme Awards Evening

On Wednesday evening, March 14th some 150 students, teachers and local business people came to Arlington Arts Centre for the West Berkshire Final of Young Enterprise Company Programme.
Nine teams pres …

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Last chance to nominate a local business woman in the Thames Valley Region!

With a short while left to recognise a deserving local woman in business for the Santander Thames Valley Venus Awards 2018 in association with Marshall Volkswagen and in partnership with The Breeze, t …

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Working Styles

With technology and working styles evolving, so too are offices. To be fit for the future, offices must become spaces focused on human interaction and flexibility.
Offices are changing, but they are s …

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Local firms lead the way at annual Business Expo

Hundreds of businesses from across the region will arrive in Basingstoke for the area’s largest networking showcase event in a couple of weeks.
Local firms including Philips Solicitors and Mercedes- …

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Research & Development Funding Workshop for local businesses 2 March

Research & Development Funding Workshop at West Berkshire Council, Market Street, Newbury RG14 5LD on Friday 2 March 2018 from 9:15am to 12:30pm.
Newbury based United Konsultants
has teamed up w …

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