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Fareham's Business Newsletter

May 2023

Welcome to the latest edition of Fareham's Business Newsletter, published by Fareham Borough Council. Each monthly edition delivers news, support and opportunities to businesses in Fareham.




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Fareham's BIGGEST Employment and Skills Fair!

Tuesday 6th June will see a bumper edition of Fareham's Employment and Skills Fair! It is fully-funded by the DWP so exhibition space is completely FREE. Book your space to now to meet your next recruits face-to-face in a relaxed setting. Conveniently located at Fareham's JobCentre Plus, the huge spaces both upstairs and downstairs will be dedicated solely to this reruitment event for the whole day, attracting 450 candidates from the Fareham, Gosport, Cosham and Havant areas. Click here to book your FREE employer exhibition space.




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Fareham in Bloom

Do you have beautiful blooms to boast about at your business premises? If so, you are encouraged to enter Fareham in Bloom for your chance to win local media exposure, a £25 voucher for St Margaret's Nursery and an invite to attend the prize giving at the Mayor's Parlour. Fareham in Bloom has been bringing our businesses and residents together for over 25 years and has grown into a well-known and successful gardening campaign. Join in the fun by entering the 'commercial' category for the garden of your business premises or 'something small' for that pretty little windowbox, hanging basket or planter. Click here for more information and to enter the competition.




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King's Award for Enterprise goes to SMR Automotive Mirrors UK Ltd

Congratulations to SMR Automotive Mirrors UK Ltd External Hyperlink for being one of just 148 businesses to be awarded the prestigious King's Award for Enterprise 2023! The award is for the design, development and manufacture of their innovative carbon emission-reducing exterior rear-view mirrors for cars. Based in Portchester, this local, advanced manfacturer is delighted to receive the award. A real asset to the borough of Fareham, it is great to see SMR Automotive Mirrors UK Ltd getting the recognition they deserve. 




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Seeking the Solent's Leading Innovators!

The Solent LEP is proud to be one of the founding partners of Venturefest South, delivering a year-round programme and a highly successful annual Festival of Innovation that showcases the Solent's talent, innovative companies, and research capabilities by bringing together innovators, entrepreneurs, and funders. They are looking for the Solent's leading innovators to apply for the Innovator Showcase at #VFS: Festival of Innovation, Innovator Showcase 2023. This is an opportunity to showcase your innovation or business idea, meet new collaborators, promote your idea and meet potential investors and partners, who can ultimately help you move to the next stage. Don't miss out - click here to apply today External Hyperlink for a chance to win one of the limited and highly coveted Innovator Showcase spots.




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Energy Bills Discount Scheme

 The Energy Bill Relief Scheme, which supported businesses and organisations, expired on 31 March 2023. The Energy Bills Discount Scheme is a new scheme that will run for 12 months from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024 however most non-domestic customers will not see additional support on their energy bills from April, and any support is likely to be significantly reduced. Most eligible non-domestic customers receiving the baseline discount should expect to see it in their May bill. It is important that organisations shop around for the best deals as the actual price you pay for your energy will vary between energy suppliers. Click here for full information. External Hyperlink



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