Posted on 18th January 2018
Now that the success of 2017 is behind us, the Humber region can expect further growth and commitment to increasing its positive contribution to the UK economy throughout the next twelve months.
There is little doubt that Hull’s reign as the UK City of Culture will leave a lasting impression on our region, with a legacy that promises continued optimism and potential success in a number of sectors.
For its legacy to be successful, we must all continue to communicate effectively, be …
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Posted on 15th January 2018
Crown Commercial Services are planning some Webinars to help SME’s sell their products and services to the public sector.
Webinar – 14 March – Tips for selling to the public sector
Stephanie Staubach is Managing Director of TopMark Claims Management Ltd; a company that has successfully sold its claims solutions service into the public sector via contracts with national government and Local Authorities across the UK.
In this webinar, Stephanie will offer her secrets to success in selling to the public sector, including …
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East Riding Council Business Services Team are running a series of workshops at various locations across the East Riding of Yorkshire. These workshops are for people who are looking to start a business or are already running a business in the area.
The following workshops will be taking place:
How to Write a Business Plan
A 3 hour workshop going through the basics of business planning and helping you start to develop some content for a plan for your business.
The workshop aims to …
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The Small Business Commissioner will drive a culture change in payment practises to ensure small businesses are treated fairly.
The government has launched the complaint handling service of the Small Business Commissioner to ensure fair payment practices for small businesses. This follows the appointment of Paul Uppal to the role of Small Business Commissioner.
new Small Business Commissioner will support Britain’s 5.7 million small businesses to resolve payment disputes and tackle larger businesses unfair payment practices to drive culture change
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new guidance website to …
Posted on 14th December 2017
The deadline for filing your tax return is 31 January 2018 – file early to avoid the rush.
Do you Want to complete your 2016-17 tax return and don’t know where to start? Let HMRC help with a range of digital products to make it easier for you.
You can choose from a selection of live or recorded webinars, online guides and short YouTube videos to support you in completing the return.
Live webinars – no special equipment is needed, simply select the links provided …
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An overview of the programme by Karen Oliver-Spry Investment Programme Manager at the Humber LEP.
What is the purpose of the programme?
Growing the Humber is a business investment scheme which aims to stimulate business growth, Investment and job creation around the Humber.
The £8m Local Growth Fund programme builds on the previous £30m Regional Growth Fund and £4m Local Growth Fund programmes to offer grants of between £5,000 and £500,000 to help businesses invest in equipment, machinery and other capital purchases that will …
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A message from Kishor Tailor Chief Executive of the Humber LEP
We can certainly look back on 2017 with a sense of achievement. Despite the uncertainties over Brexit, the Humber economy has continued to perform well, as we end the year with highest levels of employment since 1975 and the lowest level of unemployment. Still, there remains a challenge with our productivity which continues to perform well below national and regional averages.
There is no doubt that the issue of Brexit has …
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Small to medium sized manufacturers are looking for productivity gains from their workforce and existing equipment ahead of investment in automation, according to the latest National Manufacturing Barometer.
The quarterly survey, which is conducted by SWMAS (part of Exelin Group) in partnership with Economic Growth Solutions (EGS), asked over 280 manufacturing industry leaders how they plan to increase their business’ productivity.
Just 43% of respondents said they are planning to invest in new equipment and only 40% are planning to recruit to …
Read Manufacturers look to people and existing equipment before automation to solve UK’s ‘productivity puzzle’
The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF), supported by the European Regional Development Fund, has achieved a number of significant milestones over the last three months, owing to the strong momentum generated across the region. Having been a part of its development from the beginning, it has been exciting to see NPIF being effectively utilised to make a real difference to businesses in the North.
The achievements we’ve witnessed so far are testament to the entrepreneurial spirit found in the North. Our …
Read Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund Reaches Key Milestones