The Growth Hub is operated by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (Humber LEP)

About The Humber Lep

We’re driving the growth of the Humber economy for the benefits of our communities in the four local authority areas of Hull, East Riding, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire.

We have an unprecedented opportunity to improve the fortunes of the Humber region and have identified three key ambitions that will help us and those working with us to help the Humber achieve lasting growth and prosperity.

As our name suggests we are a partnership so we lead on the strategy to maximise the opportunities in the Humber and collaborate with those best placed to deliver key programmes and projects to achieve the ambitions.

As the lead agency for the Humber economic strategy we collaborate with local businesses small, medium and large, local authorities, education and training providers and central government through our staff and our board, sub boards, working groups and consultation workshops.

To support the activity we bid for funding, the devolution of powers and lobby for infrastructure support and policy change that can help to break down the barriers to growth.

Our economic plan and investment plan is backed by business, local authorities, education and central government as well as being supported by securing funding and devolution of powers through the Hull and Humber City Deal and our Growth Deal.

Where are we

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About The Humber Growth Hub

The Growth Hub was set up in 2014 by the Humber LEP as part of a government scheme which increased the number of business support advisers, located with partners around the Humber, who are tasked with helping businesses to find the advice and funding they require. The Growth Hub is currently supported and funded by The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The Growth Hub also has European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) funding for a programme called #GrowMySME.

The Growth Hub covers the Humber region including the East Riding of Yorkshire, North and North East Lincolnshire, Hull, Grimsby, Cleethorpes, Beverley, Goole, Scunthorpe, Brigg and Immingham.

What does the Growth Hub Provide

Business advisors – A dedicated team of Business Support advisors operating across the four Humber Local Authority areas. The service is FREE of charge and they are able to help with all aspects of business support.

Online Signposting via this website  – a signposted service designed to be a one stop shop to help a range of businesses from start-ups to established businesses find organisations which can help you grow your business. You can be signposted to funding opportunities including loans and grants, mentoring, and a range business support services. These are searchable directories under a number of categories including Start-ups, Established Business and Business in difficulty.

Inward Investment – see details of organisations providing Inward Investment in the Humber region.

Events – details of current and future business events including  seminars, trade missions, talks, networking and many more.

Training – details of business training opportunities in the Humber region to help develop your business and employees.

News – all the latest business growth news for the region. You can also follows us on twitter for all the latest Growth Hub news @HumberGrowth:

LEPTV – there are many videos including case studies, business advice, how to grow your business, webinars, overseas trade and much more from a range of sources.

IT & Digital – A new signposting service for a range of organisations offering IT & digital services and access to our IT & Digital Knowledge Centre.

The Knowledge Centre – This is a wide ranging resource which gives information on many business related topics.

GrowMySME Programme

#GrowMySME –  is a European Regional Development Fund programme which delivers products of the Growth Hub. Providing advice support on future funding, guidance on ICT-led development or support in any other aspect of growing your business. The #GrowMySME Programme offers your business access to specialist one-to-one advice and support, a varied workshop and masterclass series delivered by experts in their field, and grant schemes that will help you to unlock key business growth activities. The Programme has three schemes:

Finance for Growth
Information Communication Technology (ICT) for Growth
Business Growth Scheme

Each of these schemes run free workshops at locations across the Humber region for businesses to attend. You can view the list of workshops here

The GrowMySME programme is only available for established SME businesses in the Humber region.