Procurement Opportunity – Covid-19 and EU Exit Business Needs & Opportunities Analyses for the Humber LEP Business Growth Hub

7th August 2020

The Humber LEP Business Growth Hub is seeking to commission suppliers to undertake Covid-19 and EU-Exit Business Needs & Opportunities Analyses and Action Plans with medium and large sized businesses.

Given that the global pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on the business community and the impending EU Exit on 01 January 2021 will impact further on businesses, the Growth Hub seeks to undertake reviews with medium and large companies in the Humber, to understand the business needs and opportunities

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New Government Grant Scheme to boost the recovery of small businesses

30th July 2020

As announced by the government on Thursday 30 July 2020, the Humber Business Growth Hub will be taking receipt of a share of the £20 million fund for grants, to boost the recovery of small businesses. This funding will be available to help support small and medium businesses (SMEs) that operate in any ERDF-eligible sector in the Humber region; that is the City of Hull, the East Riding of Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire.

This fund will operate alongside

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Selling Online Overseas Accelerator Programme 2020

29th July 2020

Available throughout 2020

Selling your products or services online can rapidly grow your international sales. Effectively setting up your business and marketing your offer on some of the platforms available can propel your brand, expand your reach and tap into new markets.

To help you accelerate your international business growth, the Department for International Trade (DIT) is offering a free six week programme for eligible* businesses in Yorkshire who are looking to take advantage of the huge potential that selling online presents.

Choose

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DIT will be launching its new European Structural and Investment Fund

29th July 2020

DIT will be launching its new European Structural and Investment Fund
(ESIF) for eligible Yorkshire and the Humber businesses later this
year.   

They recommend submitting an EOI sooner rather than later so that they can plan and be able to expedite subject to eligibility etc.

Match-funded grants of between £1,000 and £9,000 will be available
(subject to eligibility and availability).The funding can be used to support a
number of activities, including market research, translation services,
international social media and SEO, market visits and more.

While

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NPIF exceeds £20m lending milestone in Humber region

28th July 2020

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund  delivered by British Business Bank, has facilitated over £21m of investment across more than 54 transactions in the Humber region.

NPIF which has been investing since 2017, delivering equity finance, debt finance, and microfinance solutions ranging in size from £25,000 to £2m to businesses in the region is working closely with the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership and Growth Hub.

The total £21m invested includes £8m directly from the Fund itself, along with a further £13m leveraged from

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Construction Leadership Council’s Talent Retention Scheme

17th July 2020

Supporting careers in construction, engineering and building services

The Construction Leadership Council’s Talent Retention Scheme (CLC TRS) was conceived to help talented individuals showcase their experience and expertise and help businesses find the skills they need. The CLC’s TRS is a not for profit programme, supported by business associations, member companies, professional institutions, unions and other stakeholder organisations.Following support from the Government announced in July 2020,

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Kick-starting Tourism Package

13th July 2020

As announced
by the government on Friday 03 July 2020, the Humber Business Growth Hub will
be taking receipt of a share of the £10 million Kick-starting Tourism Package.
This funding will be available to help support small and medium businesses
(SMEs) that operate in the tourism industry in the Humber region; that is the
City of Hull, the East Riding of Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire and North East
Lincolnshire.

The Growth
Hub is working with its accountable body Hull City Council to ensure that when
the funding is

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Humber Business Growth Hub Supports Thousands of Businesses in the Past Year

10th July 2020

Almost 3,000 businesses from across the Humber region were supported by the Humber LEP’s Business Growth Hub in the last year.

Overall, 2,972 businesses received either light, medium or high intensity support from the Hub from April 2019 – March 2020, which was an increase of 149 businesses from the year before. In addition, businesses that worked with the Growth Hub in 2019-20 were able to go on to secure £7.1M of private sector investment to enable their growth plans.

Throughout the

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The Chancellors Plan for Jobs will help Britain bounce back

8th July 2020

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak today set out a ‘Plan for Jobs’ that will spur the UK’s recovery from the Coronavirus outbreak.

Delivering his Summer Economic Update in Parliament, the Chancellor announced a package of measures to support jobs in every part of the country, give businesses the confidence to retain and hire, and provide people with the tools they need to get better jobs.

The plan for jobs is the second part of a three-phase plan to secure the UK’s economic

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£6.5m boost for SME manufacturers looking to recover from Covid-19 impact

2nd July 2020

Small
to Medium-sized (SME) manufacturers across England have been given a £6.5m
funding boost to help them recover from the Covid-19 pandemic and address key barriers
to growth.

The
Manufacturing Growth Programme, which is funded by ERDF and delivered by Oxford
Innovation Services, has been extended until December 2022 and will give a
further 2800 companies access to industry experts and grants to tackle
immediate business issues and support improvement plans.

This
additional backing will safeguard/create 3500 new jobs and takes the total
package of support the initiative is able to

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