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Growth Hub Live – Humber BIZ Week Events

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The first details have been released about two major new events for this year’s Humber Business Week.

Growth Hub Live will bring together dozens of organisations which can help SMEs grow.  In a new format for Business Week, the organisations will combine their efforts on two days at two “hub” venues – ensuring delegates can make the most of their time during the week and increasing the opportunities for networking.

The free events will include a packed programme of speakers and short …

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£8m Local Growth Fund secured to help local businesses grow

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£8m has been made available from the Local Growth Fund to support small and medium sized businesses in the Humber area to make capital investments and create jobs.

The funding was secured by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) as part of its recent Growth Deal. The funding will be used to extend the LEP’s successful Growing the Humber grant programme which has already supported more than 300 businesses with £25m in grants and levered in almost £120m private investment.

Growing the …

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SME manufacturers urged to have their say in the next National Manufacturing Barometer

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Small to Medium sized manufacturers (SMEs) in the UK are being urged to take part in the next National Manufacturing Barometer, in order to help shape future Government policy and highlight current trends and opportunities.

The rallying call, made by organisers SWMAS and Economic Growth Solutions, is designed to increase the number of respondents from 270 to over 500 firms, making it one of the largest industrial surveys in the country.

It gives management teams the opportunity to feed in recent/future sales …

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Humber LEP Recruits new board members

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The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has recruited eight new private sector members to its Board.

After a high number of applications and a competitive interview process, the Humber LEP has chosen eight experienced directors; they will bring expertise in important areas of business and strategic management, to help drive forward the growth of the Humber economy.

The refresh of the Board will bring further representation from local businesses and education and training providers.

Lord Haskins, Chair of the Humber LEP said:

“I am …

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Hull City Council – Enterprise Panel

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Hull City Council are seeking the views of Hull based businesses and have set up the Enterprise Panel. If your business is based in Hull then you can register to join the panel and you will then have the opportunity to share your opinions with the coucil. It is your chance to help shape the future business landsacpe in the city.

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Do you have an opinion about how things could be better or improved? Do you want your say …

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Coastal Communities Fund benefits Humber region

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Four projects across the Humber region have been awarded Money from the Coastal Communities Fund. The fund encourage economic growth and jobs in coastal towns and communities. 

All of the projects awarded funding in this latest round were submitted or supported by Coastal Community Teams. Set up by the government in 2015, each team receives £10,000 towards the development of a blueprint for economic growth.

There are now 146 teams – made up of volunteers, councils and local businesses – up and …

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National Apprenticeship Awards 2017

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The National Apprenticeship Awards 2017 application site now opens for entries.
It’s time to nominate your Humber business and employees for these prestigious award.

In its fourteenth year, the National Apprenticeship Awards 2017 will search for England’s top apprenticeship employers and apprentices; whilst recognising those individuals that make a significant contribution to apprenticeships.

The awards are open for entries for apprentices and apprentice employers to be named ‘the best of the best’ on a regional and national level, in 10 categories:

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New help for employers to get the talent they need

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Looking to fill skills shortages, diversify your workforce and boost productivity? A new official guide for employers has been launched by the Government in partnership with Business In The Community (BITC) to help you do just that – by focusing on increasing inclusion in your workplace.

“Strengthening your workforce with talent from disadvantaged groups” is a step-by-step guide to help you review your recruitment practices and broaden your talent streams, to include candidates that are long-term unemployed, homeless, single parents or …

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Start Your Own Business – Free course from the Open University

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Starting your small business is an online introductory course for anyone who has recently set up a small or micro-business (a business with fewer than ten employees), or for anyone who is considering setting up a small or micro-business, or is considering self-employment as a career option.

Starting your small business focuses primarily on very small business structures, where one to nine people are employed, but many of the ideas are applicable to larger businesses as well. This will develop your …

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£9.7m manufacturing support package launched to unlock SME potential

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SME manufacturers have been given a major boost this week with news that a new £9.7m business support initiative is officially live and looking to support over 3000 companies.

The Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP), which is funded by ERDF and delivered by Economic Growth Solutions (EGS), is promising to fill the void left by MAS by providing access to specialist assistance to help firms grow and improve.

This will be achieved through a 19-strong network of experienced Manufacturing Growth Managers, access to …

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