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

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)

NPIF funding helps create jobs boost at fast-growing tech firm

10th December 2019

A fast-growing Hull tech company is set to create 25 new jobs after securing a £350,000 loan to support its growth from NPIF – Mercia Debt Finance, which is managed by Mercia and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.

Tevalis supplies electronic point of sale systems to the hospitality, leisure and gaming sectors including some of Britain’s best known venues such as Kew Gardens and the Tower of London.

The latest funding will support its expansion following a number of new

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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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