New procurement opportunity to work with the SparkFund Programme

11th December 2019

The provision of wrap around consultancy consultancy support to SME’s

The University of Hull Sparkfund Programme & Flood Resilience Innovation Centre (FLIC) are looking to appoint a team of consultants to provide services across two externally funded projects.

They are seeking responses to this tender which provide costs for short term interventions with SparkFund or FLIC Beneficiary SMEs in units of whole days on a pro-rata basis. Services will be called off in whole or part days, specifically quarter and half

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Funding for Rural Business Event – Slideshow pages download

11th December 2019

This event by the Humber and York, North Yorkshire & East Riding LEPs showcased the range of grant funding that is available to rural Small and Medium sized businesses in the Humber and York, North Yorkshire and East Riding.

You can download the Events slideshow pages here:

Funding for rural business slideshow down load (PDF)

PD Ports Northern PowerHouse Export Awards 2020

2nd December 2019

Nominations are now open for the PD Ports Northern Powerhouse Export Awards, in association with HSBC.

The PD Ports Northern Powerhouse Export Awards and International Trade Campaign seek to recognise the most entrepreneurial exporters from across the Northern Powerhouse.

Businesses of all shapes and sizes are being encouraged to enter with a host of awards on offer – from micro exporter to e-commerce and most entrepreneurial exporter of the year.

Last year over 350 exporters, partners and intermediaries came together to see West

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Growth Hub Workshop Tendering Opportunity

20th November 2019

A new tendering opportunity is open to businesses that can deliver a workshop programme for the Growth Hub.

The Humber Business Growth Hub (HBGH) #GrowMySME programme is seeking the delivery of a Workshop programme to SME owners and employees across the Humber LEP Region. The workshop programme will involve the provision of a series of one day (8 hours), half day (4 hours) face-to-face workshops plus One to One and One to Many Masterclasses (2 hours). The #GrowMySME workshop programme is

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Rural Community Energy Fund

18th November 2019

The Rural Community Energy Fund is being delivered by Tees Valley Combined Authority across the North East and Yorkshire and the Humber*.

Tees Valley Combined Authority has £1.35 million available to support community groups in rural areas across the North East and Yorkshire and the Humber region develop renewable energy projects.

The purpose of the Rural Community Energy Fund is to provide feasibility and project development grant funding to rural community groups that want to develop their own renewable energy projects.

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Scale-Up Business Development Programme

14th November 2019

The programme is delivered on behalf of the Growth Hub by Winning Pitch.

This programme is targeted at senior leaders of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) to develop their skills, knowledge and expertise to enable growth within their business. This programme offers support to businesses in the Humber LEP area focusing on 1-2-1 coaching, workshop and peer support to develop their leadership and management skills.

The support that the programme offers include:

Scale-Up Leadership Assessment Tool – A thoroughly tested leadership needs analysis

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About the New ICT for Growth Business Start-Up Grant

14th October 2019

The grant is available
to all ERDF eligible SMEs (less than 12 months old) to help towards ICT related
business start-up costs, for example getting connected to superfast broadband
services (minimum of 30mbps). £1,000 grants available for projects totalling
£2,000 – £2,500 (for larger projects the general ICT for Growth Grants may be
more appropriate).

Grant Support
available includes:

New or
upgraded connectivity (30mbps+) including purchase of associated IT
equipment e.g. routers, Wi-Fi boosters etc. initial 12 months contract costsICT Back- Up SystemSpecialist Software e.g. Microsoft Office,
Accounting etcPurchase of 1

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Time to Scale Up – Humber Businesses invited to Business Breakfast Summits

14th October 2019

A brand new programme designed to help ambitious businesses take their next steps to scale and grow at pace will be launched in the Humber in October.

The Humber Business Growth Hub’s new Scale-Up Business Development Programme has been designed to support established businesses that are ready to scale up their operations.

This exciting new programme – a specialist strand of the Growth Hub’s Business Growth Scheme – will provide tailored support to business owners, leaders and senior managers, that will include

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SME Leaders Programme – Grants available

9th October 2019

If you have any questions please email

Contractor set to more than double turnover with help of £100k NPIF loan

9th October 2019

L-R Dan Haley, CEO at GW Power-Safe, Paul Arthur, Mercia, Mark Wilcockson, British Business Bank, Phil Glover, Humber LEP

A fast-growing Hull contractor is set to double its turnover and create 10 new jobs after securing a £100,000 loan from NPIF – Mercia Debt Finance, which is managed by Mercia and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.

It is the second round of NPIF funding for GW Power-Safe, which is led by 31-year-old entrepreneur Dan Haley and which provides mechanical and

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