European Funding available for projects to support small to medium sized businesses

17th May, 2016

European Funding available for projects to support small to medium sized businesses

Eight million pounds of European Regional Development funding is available for outline project applications which support small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) across the South East Midlands. £4 million of this funding is for projects that will enhance the competitiveness of SMEs, including social enterprises. The other £4 million is for projects that will help SMEs to invest in and benefit from research and innovation.

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Apprenticeships Levy Employer Guide Publication

17th May, 2016

Apprenticeships Levy Employer Guide Publication

In April 2017 the way the Government funds apprenticeships is changing. Employers operating in the UK, with a pay bill over £3 million each year, will be required to make an investment in apprenticeships. New guidance is available which provides information on how the apprenticeship levy will work.

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Three Luton businesses recognised with Queen’s Awards

17th May, 2016

Three Luton businesses recognised with Queen’s Awards

Comline Auto Parts Limited, Hayward Tyler Group Limited and Squirrels UK Limited are three of the 243 businesses across the UK that received a new Queen’s Award for Enterprise, recognising their contribution to international trade, innovation and sustainable development. 

Business Secretary Sajid Javid said: “The Queen’s Awards are a great way of celebrating the best of British business. Whether you’re a disruptive start-up making life easier for your customers or a large company with a blockbuster product, these awards recognise your contribution to enterprise”.

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Luton company's £700,000 print investment secures 22 jobs

17th May, 2016

Luton company's £700,000 print investment secures 22 jobs

Luton-based media, design and print company Bartham Group has invested £700,000 in new high tech print equipment as it looks to the future with confidence. Mostaque Koyes, Managing Director of Bartham Group said “There is no other company in our area which has the same technology as us and is able to offer the same services in-house and this will go some way to securing the 22 jobs we have on site.”

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Health Station Offering Free Health Awareness Checks is available for rent by local business

17th May, 2016

Health Station Offering Free Health Awareness Checks is available for rent by local business

Active Luton’s health stations give you a picture of the state of your health in just four minutes. It measures your heart rate, blood pressure and BMI. The checks can highlight any potential problems which could put your health at risk and alerts people to seek advice from a doctor where necessary. The Health Station is available for rent by local business wishing to run health awareness campaigns for staff. Active Luton is also offering preferential corporate rates for staff of local business.

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Jump bounces into Galaxy Luton

17th May, 2016

Jump bounces into Galaxy Luton

Jump Arena, a trampoline-based play area, Kidd ‘n’ Play Limited, a children’s soft play operator, and the recently renovated Nando’s restarant have new leases at The Galaxy Luton, taking the centre up to 100 per cent occupation. Jessica Berney, Head of Retail at Schroders Real Estate Investment Management Limited, said: “These new lettings firmly position the Galaxy as the ‘go-to’ leisure destination for Luton, providing family focused entertainment throughout the day and night.”

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Better Business for All Survey

17th May, 2016

Better Business for All Survey

The South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) is running a series of ‘Better Business for All’ workshops in 2016, and is looking for local businesses to make sure their voice is heard about Local Regulatory Services such as Environmental Health, Licensing and Trading Standards. Businesses are encouraged to complete a short survey that will help to shape regulatory services in the SEMLEP area. 

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UTC Central Bedfordshire is evolving

17th May, 2016

UTC Central Bedfordshire is evolving

With continued leading vocational results nationwide, the University Technical College is set to become a centre of Bedford College from September 2016. The UTC specialises in Engineering and Computing and can also design courses to meet the skills need of businesses in developing their new or existing staff.

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2020 Developments announce public consultation exhibition roadshow

9th May, 2016

2020 Developments announce public consultation exhibition roadshow

2020 Developments announced their 'Public Consultation Exhibition Roadshow' which gives the public the opportunity to have their voices heard about the Power Court and Newlands Park developments.

The public consultation is being held at three separate venues around Luton, to give people as much opportunity as possible to come and see the exhibition and talk to members of the project team. The exhibition will include the 3D models of both Power Court and Newlands Park, along with CGI representations of both developments and information panels addressing key points of interest.

The dates and venues for the exhibition are as follows:

21-22 May: The Eric Morecambe Lounge, Kenilworth road
23-25 May: Venue Central, Leagrave Road
26-28 May: The Hat Factory, Bute Street

The exhibitions are free to attend.

For more information, visits - www.2020developments.co.uk

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