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September 27th, 2022

The Great Big Green Week is the UK’s biggest ever celebration of community action to tackle climate change and protect nature.  Between 24 September and 2 October this year, Great Big Green Week will unleash a wave of support for action to protect the planet. Tens of thousands of people in every corner of the…

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September 12th, 2022

The Building Growth South West team and guests had the opportunity to view Agile Home’s TAM product at Filwood, South Bristol in July as part of celebrations for the company’s three year anniversary. During the visit they learnt about Agile’s innovative system which uses renewable materials to make high-quality, carbon-capturing construction panels and whole-building solutions,…

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September 9th, 2022

There was a chance to see Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) in action this week on the Channel 4 TV show Grand Designs which featured a 1940’s prefab being turned into fantastic bespoke, modern home built using modular construction. Manufactured in just six weeks on a production line, complete with insulation, tiling and kitchen installed,…

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March 25th, 2022

The UK Community Renewal Fund will help new or emerging SMEs (pre-start or in the first three years of trading) who are based in Devon (excluding Plymouth and Torbay) with cash grants to help them develop and grow. The grants are open to anyone who is working in the built environment including facilities management, mechanical…

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November 9th, 2021

Applications have now opened for a new European Social Fund (ESF) programme that will support local Construction businesses across Devon to gain access to fully funded digital training. The vast majority of the UK Construction Sector is made up of Small, Micro and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). The Lloyds Business Digital Index 2018 highlighted £84.5bn is being…

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September 22nd, 2021

As the way many new homes and offices are built changes, West of England workers will get the opportunity to re-skill. It’s all thanks to a scheme funded by the West of England Combined Authority led by Metro Mayor Dan Norris.  Applications have now opened for an 18-month programme where local people will gain new…