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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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Small Business Finance Markets report published

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LATEST BRITISH BUSINESS BANK RESEARCH REVEALS EQUITY AND ALTERNATIVE FINANCE GROWING STRONGLY, BUT OVERALL DEMAND FOR FINANCE REMAINS WEAK AMONG SMALL BUSINESSES

Equity and alternative finance demonstrate strong growth while bank lending volumes remain relatively flat

UK is a world leader for start-ups and has its highest-ever population of small businesses, with a record number of start-ups
UK’s scale-up performance improves, but is behind US in part due to less later stage VC funding
Demand still a challenge, with businesses reluctant to take on …

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New Supplier opportunities to work with SparkFund Businesses

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The University of Hull SparkFund is s an innovation support and grants programme that  helps businesses to improve or develop exciting new products, services or processes, for small to medium sized business in the Humber, York, North Yorkshire region.

The SparkFund programme has been up and running for a while now and has been providing grants to a number of businesses. Sparkfund are now looking at supporting local businesses that have recently secured a SparkFund grant to procure a supplier to undertake …

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Humber LEP sets the standard for careers

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The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is the first Local Enterprise Partnership in the country to have achieved a national licence as a Licensed Awarding Body for the Quality in Careers Standard.

One of only twelve national holders, the Humber LEP is the only Local Enterprise Partnership out of 38 to have been awarded this status, after submitting an extremely strong application to the Quality and Careers Standard Consortium.

As a result of this licensing award, the 21 schools, colleges and training …

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Workers To Benefit From Enhanced Rights

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Millions to benefit from enhanced rights as government responds to Taylor review of modern working practices.

millions of workers to get new day-one rights with sick and holiday pay to be enforced for vulnerable workers for the first time
reforms will ensure employment law and practices keep pace with modern ways of working created by rapid technological change
for the first time the government will be accountable for good quality work as well as quantity of jobs – a key ambition of the …

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Hull City Council Business Research and Consultation

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Hull City Council has developed an Enterprise Research Panel to collect the views of local organisations a few times a year. Each survey will only take around 10 minute to complete. Please take a moment to give us your views.

Access your Enterprise Panel survey here

In the latest survey we ask your views on:

A Digital Strategy for Hull
How improved connectivity might help your business
Whether you would upgrade, or get connected if financial help was available
Earning while Learning  – The death of …

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The Humber Enterprise Zone

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Enterprise Zones are great places to do business for both new and expanding firms, benefiting from government backing and incentives for investment. Established in 2012, they are at the heart of the government’s long term economic plan, supporting businesses to grow.

At 1,238ha (3,059 acres), the Humber has the largest Enterprise Zone in the country, comprising a package of 30 sites to suit the needs of a wide range of businesses.

What do Enterprise Zones have to offer?

Business Rate Discount (BRD)

Up to …

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