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Creative England

A pioneering not-for-profit company which accelerates talent and ideas across tech, games, film and TV. Supporting creative people and businesses to help turn ideas into a reality.

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Finance & Funding

Creative Growth Finance

From direct investment and loans to business mentoring; we champion the best ideas of talented people and their businesses. Creative... More
Finance & Funding

CREST Laboratory Services Offer

Would your business benefit from FREE laboratory services? Based at the University Centre Shrewsbury, the Centre for Research into Environmental... More
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Crowdcube is an investment crowdfunding platform. Enabling anyone to invest alongside professional investors in start-up, early stage and growth businesses through equity and debt investment options. Free to set up.

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Finance & Funding

Cyber 101: Business basics for cyber security SMEs

Training designed to help support cyber security businesses hone their business skills and will provide guidance on specific business essentials, such as value proposition design, market validation, sales and marketing, risk management and compliance and digital tools that can help them expand and export. For SMEs interested in receiving mentorship, raising capital and accessing a wider network of public and private customers.

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Cyber Essentials Scheme

Cyber Essentials aims to help organisations implement basic levels of protection against cyber attack, demonstrating to their customers that they take cyber security seriously. The IASME Governance standard allows the small companies in a supply chain to demonstrate their level of cyber security for a realistic cost and indicates that they are taking good steps to properly protect their customers information. Visit Website
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Cyber Quarter

The Midlands Centre for Cyber Security, a Hub for businesses to address and develop their cyber security needs, products or services. Enabling businesses to be prepared and grow in the cyber & security sector.

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Department for International Trade

Department for International Trade works with UK based businesses to ensure their success in international markets through exports. We encourage and support overseas companies to look at the UK as the best place to set up or expand their business.

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Derwen College

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Design Leadership Programme

The Design Leadership Programme is specifically designed to meet the needs of small and medium-sized businesses, and is supported by government. The service offers up to 10 days of support over a period between 6 and 18 months duration.

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