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GDPR messages for the boardroom


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply in the UK from 25 May 2018. The government has confirmed that the UK’s decision to leave the EU will not affect the commencement of the GDPR.

With so many businesses and services operating across borders, international consistency around data protection laws and rights is crucial both to businesses and organisations, and to individuals.Having clear laws with safeguards in place is more important than ever given the growing digital economy.

Current research shows that the knowledge …

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Scunthorpe Youth Market

Scunthorpe Youth Market

Try out your business idea at Scunthorpe Youth Market

The first ever Youth Market in Scunthorpe is taking place on Saturday 2 December for young entrepreneurs aged 16 to 30 to try out their own business idea. 

Have you a got a great business idea but not sure where to start? Do you want to run your own business? Are you aged between 16 and 30? Book your place on the Youth Market.

You can sell everything from t-shirts to bread and everything …

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Continued growth in the Humber aided by NPIF

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Never has the time been better to invest in the Humber. That’s the message being communicated to inward investors and local companies as the area rides on the back of significant investments made to benefit its key sectors.

The Humber is in the midst of an economic resurgence, with the estuary very much a key asset in driving that growth. Key sectors in energy and offshore wind have resulted in the region being recognised at the forefront of worldwide wind energy …

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For Entrepreneurs Only – FEO360 programme


Applications are now open to Small Business owners for places on the 2018 FEO360 programme!

Calling all Small Business Owners in Hull and East Yorkshire! FEO360 is back! This FREE programme is designed and presented by some of the region’s leading successful entreprenuers, giving YOU the peer support you need to develop your business, and most importantly, yourself. The FEO360 programme offers you a fresh, full-360 perspective on your business, enhancing your attitudes and skills in key areas such as time …

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Win a shop and start your own retail business

Have you got a brilliant business idea and the ambition to run an outlet in a premier Shopping Centre?

Do you live in the Lincolnshire area?

Freshney Place Shopping Centre has teamed up with The Business Hive Club to launch a Dragon’s Den style competition to find a budding entrepreneur with a big future.

The prize for the winner will be a fantastic retail unit in the busy Freshney Place Shopping Centre, Grimsby, Lincolnshire’s Premier Shopping destination, entirely free for six months.

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Hull named most enterprising place in Britain


The City of Hull has been named the most Enterprising Place in Britain by the Enterprising Britain Awards.

Small Business Minister Margot James announces the winners of the fourteenth Enterprising Britain Awards

Winners celebrated for encouraging entrepreneurialism include Hull, North Tyneside Council, Business West and Hatch Enterprise Incubator in Brixton

Since 2013 the City Plan for Hull has resulted in 6,800 more people in employment.

The City of Hull has been named the most Enterprising Place in Britain by the Enterprising Britain Awards in recognition …

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Northern Powerhouse Trade Missions

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International visit programme to support Northern Companies in International Trade

The Department for International Trade (DIT) is running a programme of trade missions to help businesses explore opportunities in overseas markets. The DIT Northern Powerhouse team are now recruiting qualified delegates to join the missions. This is an ideal opportunity to explore export opportunities through a packaged programme of support that offers expert assistance and advice before, during and after the mission. So whether you are looking to make your first …

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Get the Little Book of Cyber Scams

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The Humber Business Resilience Forum, Humberside Police and KCOM have partnered to produce the helpful booklet ‘The Little Book of Cyber Scams’ which offers hints, tips and information on cybersecurity and how to protect your business against an attack.

It has been written to cater for everyone, so if whether you’re comfortable working with IT security or you feel you don’t know much about it there’s something in there for you.

Just by reading this we believe you will learn something which …

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United Utilities Innovation Lab

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United Utilities has launched its new Innovation Lab and is looking for businesses to work with on key business challenges. This 10-week programme represents a unique opportunity to deliver innovative solutions in the water sector and impact more than 7 million customers. Successful applicants will have access to investment, mentorship and the opportunity to test and trial products with United Utilities.

United Utilities Innovation Lab is breaking new ground in the water sector by creating a window for innovative businesses to …

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£4.1m EU funding calls launched for the Humber

A further £4.1m of European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) has now been made available for applications.  Organisations are invited to apply for ESIF funding by responding to a number of Calls for projects that will provide Innovation and business support infrastructure in the Humber.

Four calls for projects have been launched by the Department for Communities and Local Government utilising funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).  The Calls for projects are now open until 10 November for the following activities:

PA1 – …

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