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National Apprenticeship Awards 2018 – now open for entries

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The 15th National Apprenticeship Awards is now open for entries – with new categories opening up for 2018.

One of the new categories is the recruitment excellence award – and will recognise employers who have attracted a diverse and high-quality apprenticeship workforce through new and innovative approaches to recruitment. The National Apprenticeship Service will identify one individual winner to receive a recognition award, rewarding someone who has made a special contribution to the promotion and delivery of apprenticeships.

For the first time, a …

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Humber Business Week – 2018

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The Humber Business Week (Biz Week) is being held in the first week of June across the Humber region.

Biz Week showcases the wealth of talent, entrepreneurship, vision and future potential of our region through a diverse programme of events which both inspire and educate. Including high-profile keynote speakers, expos, conferences, workshops, tours, celebration receptions – and of course the odd networking breakfast and lunch – providing an opportunity for companies of all sizes to acquire new knowledge, gain a better …

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Green Alley Award 2018: Looking for circular economy start-ups

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The Green Alley Award is entering the next round: Right now, circular economy entrepreneurs and start-ups have the opportunity to present their business ideas. Landbell Group, originator of the Founder’s Award, encourages young companies to compete with their technology, service or product by July 1, 2018.

With the Green Alley Award, Landbell Group created the first European start-up award for the circular economy in 2014. Now founders and start-ups have a chance to present their innovative projects. No later than July …

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New changes to encourage small businesses to apply for government contracts

The government has launched a package of tough new measures designed to level the playing field for smaller businesses bidding to win government contracts.

Cabinet Office Minister Oliver Dowden has announced proposals to exclude suppliers from major government procurement’s if they cannot demonstrate fair and effective payment practices with their subcontractors. Other plans include allowing subcontractors to have greater access to buying authorities to report poor payment performance, signalling the government’s commitment to improving payment practice in the UK.

Further requirements mean …

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Grants for Community Led Local Development (CLLD) in Hull

Hull City Council is looking for high quality Community Led Local Development (CLLD) projects that support unemployed and economically inactive participants and enterprise development in 4 Hub Areas of Hull.

The Hull CLLD programme has received £4.79million of European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and European Structural Fund (ESF) funding through the Humber ESIF Programme.

Hull City Council initially developed a CLLD Strategy using funding from the ESIF programme.  This stage of the programme is focused on seeking projects that will directly support …

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Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Programme

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The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK programme is designed to provide high-quality, practical education and business support to leaders of high-growth small businesses and social enterprises across the country.

These small businesses play a vital role in creating jobs and driving economic growth in the UK through innovation and market expansion. Social enterprises are also increasingly contributing to UK economic and community development through sustainable business models that are less dependent on traditional grant funding.

After extensive research, Goldman Sachs launched …

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Calling on more employers to help young people in The Humber

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The Careers & Enterprise Company and Humber LEP is calling out to employers across all sectors and industries in the Humber region to help make a real difference to the lives of young people.

By providing encounters with their work place, businesses and enterprises, both large and small, can bring the world of work to life for young people.

It is a critical aspect of the support young people need – by connecting them to employers and employees – they have the …

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New powers to give greater protection to staff and small suppliers in insolvent businesses

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Government plans to improve the UK’s corporate governance framework to ensure the UK remains one of the best places to start and grow a business.

Directors selling companies recklessly to face tough new sanctions including fines and disqualification
Creditors could have money returned to them by reversing inappropriate asset stripping
Directors dissolving companies to dodge debts and avoid facing accusations of misconduct to face investigation for the first time
Strengthening corporate responsibility will enhance the UK’s business environment and ensure it remains one of the …

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Women in Innovation: new support announced by Innovate UK

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New funding and support will be made available to women through a second round of Innovate UK’s female-only competition.

Innovate UK has announced that it will run a second phase of its Women in Innovation awards.

The programme, which will launch later this year, will consist of a funding competition and support package to encourage more female-led innovation.

Alongside this, Innovate UK will start running quarterly innovation accelerator workshops to help get more women innovating in business nationwide. We will also review our …

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Siemens plans further boost to Humber Enterprise Zones

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Siemens have announced plans to establish a new state-of-the-art factory to manufacture and commission trains on one of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Enterprise Zones at Junction 36, Goole.

These plans, which could mean an investment of up to £200m, could see an addition of 700 jobs for the Humber region, in skilled engineering and manufacturing roles.

A further 250 possible jobs could also come about during the construction phase of this development; with approximately 1,500 indirect jobs expected to be created throughout …

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