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Why Do I Need a Certified Translation that NAATI Approves?

In the realm of translation and interpretation services, the role of the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) in Australia is pivotal.

Whether for personal or professional reasons, understanding why you need a NAATI-approved certified translation can ensure your documents meet the highest standards of accuracy and recognition, particularly in legal and governmental contexts.

The Importance of NAATI Certification Ensuring Accuracy and Reliability

NAATI is the national standards and accreditation body for translators and interpreters in...

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A year of transformative delivery in the Heart of the South West

Authored by Program
Posted: Thu, 12/07/2023 - 11:16am

The Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) looks back on a year of impactful funding commitments and initiatives.

Since January, the LEP has continued to work with stakeholders to provide funding and support for local businesses, skills, and job creation.

To date, LEP-funded activities have created over 7,800 new jobs, helped over 18,000 businesses to grow, and connected over 9,500 homes and businesses to superfast broadband.

Major business support projects include the launch of the British Business Bank’s £200 million South West Investment Fund...

Navigating the Complexities of Immigration Law in Santa Ana: A Local Lawyer's Perspective

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Sat, 11/25/2023 - 11:10am

Immigration law is a multifaceted and constantly evolving field, and for individuals and families navigating the complexities of immigration in Santa Ana, it can be a daunting journey. Whether you're seeking to reunite with family members, obtain a visa, or achieve lawful permanent residency, understanding the intricacies of immigration law is crucial. In this blog post, we'll explore the challenges and considerations involved in navigating the law, as well as the importance of seeking professional guidance.

1. Diverse Immigration Needs in Santa Ana

Santa Ana is a...

Forging the Fore Street Music Quarter: New music store and flagship Yamaha dealer, the Music Depot, opens in Exeter

Authored by Program
Posted: Thu, 11/23/2023 - 11:46am

The Music Depot, an exciting venture from the dedicated team behind Sidwell Street’s beloved Musicroom, is set to strike a chord with musicians from across the region with the opening of their new store on Saturday December 2.

Selected by international instrument manufacturer Yamaha as their flagship dealer for the South West of England, the Music Depot is poised to make a resounding impact on the local music scene, and add to Fore Street’s growing community of independent businesses.

To celebrate their opening and partnership with Yamaha, the Music Depot will be hosting a...

businessman giving out his business card

Maximizing Networking Potential with Innovative Business Card

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Wed, 11/22/2023 - 8:45am

In a world increasingly driven by digital interactions, the value of personal connections cannot be underestimated. While social media and email have made networking easier, there's still something special about exchanging physical business cards. A well-designed business card can leave a lasting impression and serve as a tangible reminder of your brand. In this blog post, we will explore innovative ways to maximize your networking potential through creative and unique business card designs.

The Evolution of Business Cards

Business cards have come a long way since their...

Will Bringing the Gold Standard Back Solve Out-of-Control Inflation Rates?

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Fri, 11/17/2023 - 6:42am

Prices of goods and services continue to rise, making it difficult for many around the world to fit what they need into their monthly budget. According to CPI Inflation Calculator, prices increased by 18.11% in just three years. What was bought for $50 in 2020, costs nearly $60 today. This inevitably creates unexpected and major changes in people’s lives.

“We revisit our budgets, cut our discretionary spending, and make personal sacrifices to make sure we can afford what we need. These small changes amount to big decisions, like renting instead of buying a house, choosing one job...

Foot Anstey bolsters its banking and finance team with numerous hires

Growing national law firm Foot Anstey LLP has welcomed Partner, Emma Earp to its banking and finance team. This also demonstrates the investment the firm is making in strengthening its banking finance offering as it follows the recent additions of Managing Associate, Emma Wood, Solicitor, Michael Bolous and Paralegal, Matteo Hassan to the team.

Emma, who will be based in Foot Anstey's Southampton office, brings over a decade of experience working with corporate borrowers and lenders on regional, national and international transactions.

With her extensive experience and deep...

New director to lead Great South West’s ambitious growth plans

Authored by Program
Posted: Tue, 11/07/2023 - 8:00am

Ahmed Goga has joined the Great South West Partnership as a director, advising on the Board’s future growth plans.

The Great South West is a Pan-Regional Partnership of senior business leaders, local government, Local Enterprise Partnerships, universities and colleges across Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset and Somerset. The Partnership aims to promote the region’s ‘blue and green’ assets, as part of its ambition to become the ‘UK’s Natural Powerhouse’, and deliver up to £45bn of economic benefit by 2035.

The region’s unique marine, manufacturing, energy,...

South West’s leading maritime sector receives funding boost to drive innovation

Authored by Program
Posted: Mon, 10/23/2023 - 12:22pm

Innovate UK announce Government funding to support innovation and growth in the region’s marine and maritime sectors

The Great South West , which covers Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, and Somerset, has been chosen as the country’s Marine and Maritime Launchpad, recognising its leadership in the sector.

As part of the programme, the region is set to receive up to £7.5m of investment to drive innovation and business growth, building on its strengths in marine and maritime.

Karl Tucker, Chair of the Great South West, said: “It’s fantastic to see the...

How do cross-chain swaps work?

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Mon, 10/23/2023 - 7:00am

The number of different first and second-level blockchains is growing steadily. Each network has its own unique characteristics, which means that smart contracts and tokens from one blockchain cannot be directly transferred to another. Work on solving the problem of blockchain incompatibility began quite a long time ago. As a result, cross-chain bridges were created and continue to be improved.

Why are bridges needed if there are exchanges?

If transfers between blockchains are impossible, then how do large centralized exchanges where hundreds of coins are traded work? It is...

Heart of the South West LEP achievements and transition outlined in AGM

Authored by Program
Posted: Fri, 10/20/2023 - 11:28am

The Heart of the South West LEP hosted their Annual General Meeting (AGM) via online webinar on Friday 13 October.

The event included a summary of the LEP’s activities and achievements over the past year; including unlocking opportunities in key sectors, as well as recent Government announcements and the future of the LEP.

16 Local Growth Fund and Getting Building Fund projects have been completed over the last financial year. Projects such as Marsh Barton Railway Station, InterCity Place in Plymouth and the Somerset Digital Innovation Centre have all reached completion,...

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