27th May 2020

Government sets reopening timeline for high street shops, department stores and shopping centres.

In the announcement the Prime Minister Boris Johnson, stated the following plans:

From 1 June 2020 all outdoor markets and car showrooms will be able to reopen, as soon as businesses are able to meet COVID-19 secure guidelines to protect shoppers and workers. As with garden centres, the risk of transmission of the virus is lower in these outdoor and more open spaces. Car showrooms often have significant outdoor space and

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Growth Hub Webinar Catch-up

27th May 2020

The Humber Growth Hub has been running a series of Webinars to help business deal with the impact that the Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic is having on their business and their employees. These webinars were delivered by a number of experts. Some of these webinars can be viewed here:

Covid-19 & My Business – What Do I Need to Do?! Week 3 webinar that took place on Wednesday 22nd April 2020 View Here

Managing Mental Health for Your Employees

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Essential workers across the Humber now have access to 1,000 face shields thanks to joint partnership

22nd May 2020

Essential workers now have access to 1,000 face shields, which have been made available across the Humber community thanks to Ron Dearing UTC, the Humber LEP and the Humber Local Resilience Forum.

Ron Dearing UTC, Hull’s employer-led school, has been working with the local business community and education establishments to design and manufacture the protective equipment.
The school has worked in partnership with local companies including G.F Smith, Ideal Boilers, Luxinar Lasers and the University of Hull’s Aura Innovation Centre to produce

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Online event week ‘oneHumber: Rethinking and rebuilding together’ to provide support for businesses this June

13th May 2020

The Humber’s business community has joined forces to create a week of online events to support businesses to strengthen and succeed through the coronavirus crisis.

The ‘oneHumber online events: Rethinking and rebuilding together’ week will see organisations present virtual events for businesses affected by the ongoing lockdown during the week of June 1st- 5th.

The Humber LEP, the four Humber Local Authorities and membership and business support organisations from across the Humber have already joined forces to co-ordinate the local response to

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13th May 2020

Business – Smart Technology AdvisersPost – Technology Consultant Location – Hessle Job Summary This is a specialist position in a fast-moving niche sector. The job of a Technology Consultant requires an enthusiastic individual who is passionate about technology, preferable with experience in AV/IT as a core skill foundation from a design or install background. The role of a Technology Consultant will encompass a broad array of disciplines within the technology sector, such as, but not limited to, AV,

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Small businesses boosted by bounce back loans (GOVUK)

28th April 2020

The new Bounce Back Loans scheme, recently announced by the Chancellor, will allow businesses to borrow between £2,000 and £50,000 and access the cash within days. Loans will be interest free for the first 12 months, and from Monday 4 May, businesses can apply online through a short and simple form (which can be found here).

The Government, which has been consulting extensively with business representatives about the design of the new scheme, will provide lenders with a 100% guarantee for the loan and pay any fees and interest

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Growing Humber Businesses Urged to Apply for Scale-Up Scheme for Support to Succeed Despite Coronavirus Challenges

27th April 2020

Humber Businesses who were in a position to ‘scale up’ before the coronavirus hit could become more resilient, access new markets, and set new targets for their businesses with the support of the Scale-Up Business Development Programme.

The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) Business Growth Hub’s Scale Up programme has supported several cohorts of Humber businesses who needed support to grow their operations since launching in October 2019.

The Scale-Up Business Development Programme had initially been designed to support established businesses that

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New £1.25 billion coronavirus package to protect firms driving innovation in UK

22nd April 2020

UK businesses driving innovation and development will be helped through the coronavirus outbreak with a £1.25 billion government support package.

The targeted and tailored help would ensure firms in some of the most dynamic sectors of the UK economy – ranging from tech to life sciences – are protected through the crisis so they can continue to develop innovative new products and help power UK growth.

The comprehensive package includes a new £500 million loan scheme for high-growth firms, called the Future

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LiveLead Offers free use of their system to help businesses during coronavirus lock down

17th April 2020

Livelead which is based in Barton upon Humber  lists tenders of all types from over 500 different portals as well as details of planning applications from almost every local authority in the UK. It recently secured £250,000 funding from the Northern Powerhouse Investment fund with help from the Humber LEP.details here.

In reaction to its funding it is now offering free use of its Sales Generation System to all UK Businesses to help them fill their pipeline whilst the country

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme update

16th April 2020

There has been an an important change to the scheme relating to employee eligibility:

you can now claim for employees that were employed as of 19 March 2020 and were on your PAYE payroll on or before that date; this means that you will have made an RTI submission notifying HMRC of payment of that employee on or before 19 March 2020 employees that were employed as of 28 February 2020 and on payroll (i.e. notified to HMRC on an RTI submission

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