Cohort 1 of the ScaleUp Business Development Programme gets underway – Six SMEs kick-start their scale-up journey

10th February 2020

Eleven business leaders representing six SMEs attended the first ‘onboarding’ session of the #GrowMySME ScaleUp Business Development Programme on Wednesday, January 29. Focusing on ‘Developing a Visionary Strategy’, the session saw businesses from the Pharmaceutical, Manufacturing, Digital Technology, Telecommunications, Engineering, and Fabrication sectors develop their three-year ‘orbit’ diagrams, which will help them to articulate what their plans are, and how they are going to implement them, in order to create a game-changing strategy to scale-up their business.

Karen Eddy, Director of

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Consultation on the UK Global Tariff

6th February 2020

To inform the development of the UK Global Tariff, the Government has launched a four-week public consultation on the UK Global Tariff policy, beginning on 6 February 2020 and closing on 5 March 2020. The Government encourages everyone with an interest to take part and provide their views.

This is the first time in almost fifty years that the UK will be free to set its tariff rates on all imported goods. This consultation represents a unique and historic opportunity for

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National Skills Academy Survey

30th January 2020

The National Skills Academy want to hear directly from you regarding your experiences, views and current understanding of apprenticeships, and the impact of the recent changes. They urge you to take part in this short Employer Survey as they value your views and feedback.

TAKE SURVEY

If you have any questions or queries please contact:

Sara O’BrienProject ManagerApprenticeship Intermediary Serviceapprenticeships@nsar.co.uk

The Supply Chain Network

28th January 2020

The Yorkshire and Humber region has seen significant economic growth thanks to continued investment from throughout the UK and beyond.

The Supply Chain Network has been created to help share intelligence regarding developments and assist in making business opportunities visible. It is delivered in partnership with the Humber LEP Growth Hub.

The Supplier DirectoryIs a free to access, central hub for the region’s suppliers.It has been developed to allow suppliers, investors and developers to identify and pursue strong commercial partnerships.

Register your

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Funding now available for renewable energy generation projects in rural communities

20th January 2020

Rural groups in the Humber who are looking to develop greener ways to provide energy for their communities could benefit from thousands of pounds of funding to help develop their projects.

The Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) is a Government initiative to support rural communities seeking to develop feasibility work for renewable energy projects. Across the North East, Yorkshire and the Humber, around £1.46m is available for suitable projects in total.

The funding is available to community groups such as parish councils, charities or

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Prosper North National Lottery Heritage Fund

17th January 2020

About Prosper North

Prosper North is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and will be providing free business support for cultural heritage organisations until February 2021. More information about the programme can be found on their website.

The aims of the programme are:

1.      
Increase growth and resilience of organisations

2.      
Improve their impacts in the community

3.      
Enable organisations to access investment from the Northern Cultural
Regeneration Fund and attract funds from other sources

Prosper North welcome applications from a range of enterprises and organisations, which could be,

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SJL National Start-Up Business Grant Awards 2020

14th January 2020

Houses
of Parliament confirmed as the venue for the

SJL
National Start-Up Business Awards 2020

Entries
are open. The winner will receive a £2,000 business grant and mentorship, plus the
opportunity to present their new business idea in the House of Parliament

Closing date for entries is Monday 2 March 2020The final will be on Wednesday 3 June 2020 in the
House of Commons

Monday 13
January 2020, UK:
The SJL Foundation charity is today launching its 2020 initiative to help
people across the UK set up their own business.

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Job vacancies at Innovate Humber Project

6th January 2020

The Innovate Humber Project run by Hull Central Library aims to drive growth among SMEs in the Humber Region by encouraging and supporting the use of R&D to develop new products and processes.

Would you like to help us stimulate innovation and investment
in research and development by SMEs in the Humber region?

Please find further details of the roles that are currently
available here.

INNOVATION AND RESEARCH FACILITATOR – https://www.hcandl.co.uk/jobs/libraries-innovation-and-research-facilitator/23075.job

INNOVATION AND RESEARCH COMPLIANCE MANAGER – https://www.hcandl.co.uk/jobs/libraries-innovation-and-research-compliance-manager/23076.job

INNOVATION AND RESEARCH ASSISTANT – https://www.hcandl.co.uk/jobs/libraries-innovation-and-research-assistant/23077.job

THE HULL BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT (BID) AWARDS

6th January 2020

The Hull Business Improvement District (BID) Awards celebrate and reward the very best the city centre has to offer. Now in their sixth year, the HullBID Awards aim to shine the spotlight on not only the bigger, more familiar high-street names but also on the little, more out-of-the-way businesses that are striving to help Hull shine, all of which are particularly deserving of recognition.

An independent panel of judges who have great experience of business in Hull city centre will scrutinise

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GrowMySME ICT for Growth Digital Catalyst

18th December 2019

START YOUR JOURNEY TOWARDS HIGHER REVENUE AND LOWER COSTS with the #GrowMySME ICT for Growth Digital Catalyst scheme. The scheme has three powerful value adding elements: DIGITAL MATURITY ASSESSMENT, DIGITAL STRATEGY WORKSHOPS and TECHNOLOGY AND SUPPLIER SELECTION

Register here

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