WiRE News

Government Coronavirus grant scheme to close on 31st March – apply now if you are eligible

By WiRE Team

Posted: 19th March 2021

The Government has announced that the current mandatory grant scheme will close on 31st March 2021 – therefore, applications for grant funding will need to be received by this date and no further…


Find what Coronavirus support for employers and the self-employed is available to you .

By WiRE Team

Posted: 19th March 2021

Find what Coronavirus support for employers and the self-employed is available to you via the Governments Support finder. You may be eligible for loans, tax relief and cash grants. Many councils…


Cyber security for small business

By WiRE Team

Posted: 11th March 2021

The UK Government National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has launched a new cyber security self-assessment tool to help sole traders and micro businesses combat rising online threats. The campaign is…


Contact your Local Enterprise Partnership for the latest business support in your area

By WiRE Team

Posted: 1st April 2020

These links are the latest updated on the given websites. Many LEPS have a special helpline for businesses within their locality. The link below takes you to the homepage. https://www.lepnetwork.net/…


Current information from parliment regarding financial help for the Self-Employed

By WiRE Team

Posted: 24th March 2020

This amendment (please see link below from www.parliament.uk ) still needs to be passed at the current time, but we are ever hopeful that it will be finalised quickly. In…


WiRE Network Meetings – Update

By WiRE Team

Posted: 19th March 2020

The latest government guidance advises that we minimise social contact and avoid non-essential travel and work from home where possible to do so. Therefore, all face-to-face WiRE meetings will be…


Leading to Grow from Aston Business School and Birmingham University – FREE business support programme for West Midlands micro-businesses

By WiRE Team

Posted: 7th February 2020

We have been asked to share the below business support programme. This could be beneficial to your business or someone you know who is starting up. Registrations are still taking…


Productivity Through People Programme

By WiRE Team

Posted: 20th November 2019

We have been asked to pass on the below information regarding the latest programme from Lloyds Bank,Aston Business School and Be The Business as we have WiRE members who have…


Rural Youth Project

By WiRE Team

Posted: 20th November 2019

The Rural Youth Project Ideas Festival has forwarded some details of an exciting oppourtunity for 18-28 year olds to attend an event starting next Friday 29th. All of the information…


SJL Foundation launches nationwide competition to give 8 finalists in Great Britain the chance to get a free £2,000 business grant and mentorship, plus to pitch their business idea in the House of Commons

By WiRE Team

Posted: 9th September 2019

Our fab WiRE amabassador Lisa Davies has passed on this press release to circulate across the WiRE network. Please have a read, especially if you are at the “Start-Up” phase of your…