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Hull named as one of the best cities to start a business in the UK

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The annual Start-up Cities Index 2017 has been published, identifying the 25 best cities to start and grow a business outside of London, and Hull features in the list. The list is published by the business magazine startups.co.uk.

Running since 2014, the Start-up Cities Index is compiled by Startups.co.uk and uses official government data and industry statistics to create a picture of the thriving start-up hubs across the UK.

the index uses data including average commercial rents, the number of domicile and …

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China – UK Marine Company Mission

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Chinese Business Officials visit UK : Great opportunity for local business to establish links with one of the biggest seaports, naval base, and marine industrial city of the world.

China – UK Marine Company mission provides the opportunity for UK businesses to meet with a Chinese Official delegation from Qingdao from the Shandong province of China.

The main purpose of their visit is to strengthen cooperation between the UK and China, as well as potential cooperation for the EU-China Fair taking place …

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Scaleup Institute Survey

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The ScaleUp Institute works to make the UK the best place in the world for a business to scaleup and grow.

The institute want to help you to overcome the barriers that may be stopping your business from achieving even greater growth. To do this they want to understand what has been important to your growth journey to date as well as what barriers your business currently faces when you try to grow.

The institute want to know what you think is …

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£136,000 Local Growth Fund grant allows for East Trans investment

Fast-growing logistics operator East Trans has made a £1.6m investment in a new, high-quality warehousing facility to capitalise on the rapid growth in online transactions.

The investment was supported by a £136,000 Local Growth Fund grant from the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), via North East Lincolnshire Council.

Maggie Campbell, Lead Investment Officer, Economy and Growth, at North East Lincolnshire Council, said:

“It’s always good to see a local company growing, taking advantage of available grant funding and creating jobs.”

East Trans has invested …

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Exporting for Growth in Yorkshire and the Humber

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Exporting for Growth is aimed at companies wanting to develop their international business or get started with international trade. In addition to the funding, companies will receive impartial and tailored advice from one of our International Trade Advisers who will be happy to assist you throughout the process and project.

Eligible businesses can apply for grants of up to £5,000 as part of the Exporting for Growth programme which is match funded and can be used for various projects.

What can the …

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Award-winning video advertiser receives funding boost from Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund

MARK WILCOCKSON, ASH LEWIS AND SIMON CRABTREE

MARK WILCOCKSON, ASH LEWIS AND SIMON CRABTREE

An award-winning Hull-based video advertising start-up has secured funding from NPIF – Enterprise Ventures Equity Finance.

Ash TV, a Tech North Northern Star 2016 award winner, will use the investment to hire additional staff to support its ambitious growth plans. It is the first investment in Humber by NPIF – Enterprise Ventures Equity Finance.

The company was founded in 2014 by Ash Lewis, who has a background in programming and over 10 years’ experience working in online …

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Next steps on the Finance Bill and Making Tax Digital

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Ministers confirm a new timetable for Making Tax Digital.

Three million of the smallest businesses and landlords will be able to move to the new digital system for keeping tax records at a pace that is right for them, Ministers announced today as they set out the next steps for the Finance Bill.

The government has listened to concerns raised by parliamentarians, in particular the Treasury Select Committee, businesses and professional bodies about the pace of change and is taking steps to ensure …

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Creative Industries Council Survey

The UK’s Creative Industries Council is asking businesses in our area who work in the creative sector if they would take part in a survey to help policy makers better understand the finance issues faced by creative industry businesses. The results of the survey will directly inform proposals to Government for a creative industries ‘sector deal’ as part of the Industrial Strategy.

This is a unique opportunity to enrich the evidence base around the investment challenges and opportunities for creative businesses …

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Horizontal Innovation – some of our gratest challeges may already have an answer

Horizontal Innovation™ is the effective transfer and application of pre-existing technologies and knowledge from one industrial sector, to help meet a challenge or challenges, in another.

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the High Value Manufacturing Catapult (HVMC) cordially invite UK micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to submit ideas for such Horizontal Innovation™.

Applications are invited in seven sectors with up to £50,000 worth of research and development support from the HVMC for the selected bid in each sector – total funding in kind of £350,000 to accelerate innovation.

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Firms urged to apply for groundbreaking cyber startup scheme

Applications open for cyber security startups to join new nine-month programme

Programme will be an integral part of developing UK cyber security capability
UK cyber security sector is now worth more than £22bn

A groundbreaking initiative bringing together GCHQ and industry expertise to develop new cyber security technology is to be extended.

Cutting-edge cyber security entrepreneurs and start-up firms are now being invited to apply to join the second programme in the GCHQ Cyber Accelerator which will be extended from three to nine months.

The expanded …

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