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Digital Leaders Week
16 June 2017

Digital Leaders Week

Digital Leaders Week is here to enable the leaders of today become the leaders for a new Digital Industrial Age. This week will raise awareness of the opportunities in place to support leadership and to support transformation across the UK by leveraging innovation, skills and experience from across the tech sector and from across the country and with a particular focus on our 11 DL Local regions outside of London.

Click here to find will find a nationwide week of free events. If you would like to get involved and run your own event to celebrate digital transformation, we invite you to get involved by filling in the form via the button below.

£750k Investment Secured from Enterprise M3 Growth Fund for Employee Engagement App
14 June 2017

£750k Investment Secured from Enterprise M3 Growth Fund for Employee Engagement App

A Staines based provider of employee engagement solutions is the latest company to receive investment from the Enterprise M3 Growth Fund. The £175,000 investment is part of a £750k round, which also includes £455,000 from business angels, facilitated by the FSE Investor Network, and existing investors.

The Enterprise M3 Growth Fund is part of the Enterprise M3 Funding Escalator, a £5.5million initiative funded by Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). The escalator, which also includes an expansion loan scheme, provides eligible companies with loans and equity funding between £50,000 and £200,000 for activities that will deliver high-growth and employment opportunities.

Geoff French, CBE, Chair of Enterprise M3 LEP comments: “We are really pleased to see that Enterprise M3 Growth Fund is helping another ambitious company to expand and maximise productivity. The £900,000 we have invested into local businesses so far from the £5.5m pot, has leveraged a further..

Successful June Events from the Growth Hub
09 June 2017

Successful June Events from the Growth Hub

What a month June is turning out to be for Growth Hub events! Read our round up here.

Enterprise M3 is recruiting
08 June 2017

Enterprise M3 is recruiting

An exciting opportunity in Enterprise M3’s Policy & Strategy Team to support the development of a pipeline of European Regional Development Fund projects. These programmes are a vitally important part of delivering our European Investment Strategy and Strategic Economic Plan for the EM3 area.

You will work alongside our team of project managers, assisting in scoping calls for projects, organising workshops to publicise funding opportunities and working directly with our local partners – including universities, businesses and support organisations  - to help them to develop successful projects. You will need strong communication and organisational skills and knowledge of European funding programmes. You will also have the ability to build and maintain highly effective working relationships with a range of partners including businesses and government agencies. 

Further details about the role can be found

Information for Businesses: Critical National Threat Level
26 May 2017

Information for Businesses: Critical National Threat Level

This threat level applies to the whole of the UK and not any specific area. As such, the whole UK public should remain alert and vigilant and report anything suspicious by calling the Anti-Terrorist Hotline 0800 789 321. 

The level of threat is complex and ranges from lone actors intent on carrying out crude attacks to sophisticated networks pursuing ambitious and coordinated plots; 

In response to this heightened threat the public will see an increased policing and security presence across the country and at key sites, such as train stations and other crowded places to help protect communities.   

Officers from event planning teams and protective security experts will be working with event organisers to ensure that venues have appropriate security measures in place. 

The public should remain alert but not alarmed - the police service and its partners are doing everything they can to help protect the security of our citizens, public institutions, critical nat

Enterprise M3 are seeking input into our updated Strategic Economic Plan
19 May 2017

Enterprise M3 are seeking input into our updated Strategic Economic Plan

In March 2014, Enterprise M3 published ‘Working for a Smarter Future; our Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) for 2014-2020.’ This is a forward-looking plan setting out their aspirations to drive innovation, accelerated economic growth and prosperity across the whole area.  Metro Dynamics are working with Enterprise M3 LEP to build on the existing SEP and update it to reflect the changing economic and policy environment and to guide future strategic priorities for investment in the area.

In the first phase of work, we will be undertaking a review of recent documents, programmes and national policy to produce an evidence base.  This will inform our understanding of the nature of the EM3 economy, and the priorities for a revised SEP.  We are opening this stage of the process up to any interested parties who would like to contribute to our work by submitting documents that they think we should review.  We anticipate that this may include recent work that you have done or...

Successful Synoptica Investment Leverages Big Data for BE Group
19 May 2017

Successful Synoptica Investment Leverages Big Data for BE Group

Market leading business services company, BE Group, have today announced that they have become a major investor in a pioneering new technology business.

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Basingstoke wins Town of the Year award
18 May 2017

Basingstoke wins Town of the Year award

Basingstoke has beaten off competition from Reading and Bracknell to win the 'Town of the Year' at the Thames Valley Property Awards 2017.Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council was named the winner at the awards on Thursday (11 May), after being judged to have made huge progress in giving the town an even brighter future.This includes an ambitious multi-million pound programme of new commercial, residential, leisure and infrastructure projects already underway or planned, working innovatively with other public bodies and organisations and attracting private investment for improvements, to continue to make the borough a great place to live and work.The Thames Valley Property Awards is the biggest event of its kind in the region, outside of London.Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Property and Development Cllr John Izett, said: “This is another massive vote of confidence in Basingstoke and will help to enhance its national reputation as a key town and a...

Ransomeware Attacks: Guidance for Businesses
15 May 2017

Ransomeware Attacks: Guidance for Businesses

In the light of recent ransomware attacks on public and private sectors, National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) have published guidance on how to deal with the ‘WannaCry’ malware, and how to report a security incident if you become a victim of a cyber attack.

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