Budget 2021 Business Support Measures – At A Glance

3rd March 2021

The Chancellor of the Exchequer gave the Government’s 2021 budget statement on Wednesday 3rd March.

The budget statement contained many new business support schemes and measures, and extended or made changes to existing ones. The Growth Hub has therefore created this “at a glance” article to help you understand what the 2021 budget statement means for your business. Where the measure is a new one, it has been indicated as “(NEW)”.

If you wish to learn more about the business

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Final call for applications for SME Restart & Recovery grants

3rd March 2021

The Growth Hub is making a final call for SME businesses in the Humber to apply to a 100% funded grant scheme to support with Covid-19 business recovery.

First launched in September 2020, the “SME Restart & Recovery” grant scheme has awarded grants to more than 100 businesses to date, and with limited funding remaining, the Growth Hub is encouraging eligible businesses to register and then apply for the grant scheme.

Due to a recent extension of

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Made Smarter: Funding set to boost ‘smart’ manufacturing across the Humber

25th February 2021

The region’s manufacturers are set to benefit from a share of a £1.5m fund to support digital improvements in industry throughout the Humber.

The funding, part of the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Made Smarter Adoption programme, will support businesses across the North of England and the West Midlands to adopt more digital technology – helping businesses to modernise, to make improvements to their operations, and to create more high-skilled jobs.

The Government hopes that by supporting adoption of industrial digital

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Growth Hub Cluster Workshops

11th February 2021

Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership are the Humber Growth Hubs cluster partners they In partnership with Biskit Ltd,  are delivering free 90-minute online workshops looking at how you can maximise potential and achieve better outcomes for your business. The sessions run across various date in February and March, and cover areas such as: strategy and marketing; branding and website; identifying new markets and opportunities; barriers to growth; and customer relationships.

You can find out more about the sessions available and book your place

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Another Opportunity to join the Growth Hub Team in North Lincolnshire

9th February 2021

The Growth Hub is recruiting! As part of our #GrowMySME – Business Growth Scheme, we are looking for an experienced business advisor to work with SME businesses in North Lincolnshire. Working with businesses across all sectors, the post holder will work with SMEs in the North Lincolnshire area to help them develop and grow by providing expert 1-1 advice & guidance, as well as referring them to other sources of business support, advice and funding.

Working for North Lincolnshire Council,

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Tender Opportunity: Humber LEP Region Post EU Exit Business Engagement Research

5th February 2021

The LEP has a tender opportunity available for an organisation to carry out research into the LEP Region’s Post EU Exit Business Engagement Research.

Enterprise Growth Solutions Limited (EGSL) is part of the Exemplas Group, and the Department for International Trade (DIT) Delivery Partner for the Yorkshire and Humber region. The March 2020 Budget saw DIT secure budget under the Levelling Up agenda to increase capacity to support exporters across the NP11, including the Humber. EGSL is now seeking suitably experienced

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Aura Future Net Zero Survey

1st February 2021

Aura have created a survey to see how SME businesses in the Humber region are going to deal with the UK’s Net Zero Emissions and Green recovery plans. If you would like to add your views on to their survey then you can do it here:https://aura-innovation.co.uk/aic/speak-up/

You can find more information about Aura by viewing or downloading the Aura Humber Energy Skills Campus- Jan 270121 update slides PDF File here.

The Employment and Skill funding agency Business Survey Request

18th January 2021

The Employment and Skill Funding Agency (ESFA) is keen to make sure the Government’s wider skills offers continue to meet the needs of employers looking to develop their future talent; as well as individuals looking to progress in their careers and apprenticeship and traineeship subsidies, Kickstart and also the Redundancy Support Services for Apprentices, T-Levels, functional skills and the impact of Lockdown 3 on apprenticeships

They have a series of questions seeking your insight and observations.

Your responses will help the

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John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank – Emergency Business Grant

14th January 2021

John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank (JCYEB) has decided to create a funding opportunity for young entrepreneurs . Young people aged 16 – 29 that live in Hull can apply for funding of up to £250 or up to £400. The application must reflect what the funding will be used for.Applicants must already have a mentor who is currently supporting them.

You can view and download the application form here (Word Document)

Once completed the application should be emailed to

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