Business Promotion Grant launched by Devon Delivers

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Posted on: 15 January 2016

Businesses across Devon are being invited to apply for a grant to help them reach new audiences.

Devon Delivers, the County Council programme which aims to encourage businesses to relocate to Devon, has launched its Business Promotion Grant to help companies promote their goods or services to national and international trade audiences.

Grants of up to £1,000 are being offered through a competitive bidding process.

The funding will support eligible businesses to cover direct exhibiting costs of attending trade shows or events between February and December this year. The deadline for applications is Friday 5 February.

The Business Promotion Grant intends to promote Devon brands and ultimately Devon as a location where businesses thrive. The funding can help Devon organisations to gain national and international exposure. This can enhance their competitiveness and support the development of their business; all of which benefits Devon’s growing economy.

Councillor Andrew Leadbetter, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Economy Councillor Andrew Leadbetterand Growth, said: “This new grant from our Devon Delivers initiative is an opportunity for companies and organisations to showcase their businesses and services to a wider audience. We want to encourage businesses to promote themselves and this grant will enable us to help successful applicants do just that, while also serving to highlight Devon as an excellent place to do business.”

The grants are only available to Devon based businesses or organisations with products or services originating substantially in Devon. Priority will be given to businesses promoting a new product or service, and also to those in certain sectors including digital/creative, advanced engineering, business/professional, distribution/logistics, research/science, energy and marine.

Applications should be submitted to sarah.mercer@devon.gov.uk no later than noon on Friday 5 February. Successful applicants will be notified by Monday 15 February.

For more information contact Geri Panteva on 01392 382837 or geri.panteva@devon.gov.uk

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