Young inventors urged to develop technology for a changing world – from climate change to healthy ageing

19th June 2019

Young entrepreneurs are being challenged to develop the technology of the future – from measuring air pollution to helping everyone stay healthy as they get older.

£1 million competition urges entrepreneurs to create apps to seize business opportunities of becoming greener, ageing populations, cleaning up transport and the data revolutionprototypes to undergo Dragon’s Den-style scrutiny for chance to win £10,000 prize for their schoolstudents to get chance to work with industry mentors to develop their products

Young entrepreneurs are being

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Humber LEP Annual Review 2018-19

5th June 2019

Almost 6,000 new jobs have now been created through the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership’s joint investment schemes with partner organisations – with almost 3,000 new jobs to follow.

These figures have been released through the Humber LEP’s annual review, which was unveiled today at its Annual Business Summit at DoubleTree by Hilton Forest Pines Hotel in Broughton, Scunthorpe.

A total of 5,811 new direct jobs have been created, with 2,879 new direct jobs to come in the near future. When combined with

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The Pensions Regulator Business Compliance Checks

29th May 2019

In the coming weeks, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) will be
targeting their new wave of compliance checks at employers across the UK who
are suspected to be non-compliant with their automatic enrolment duties.

Employers are being warned that if they are breaking the
law, they may be inspected which could lead to financial penalty or court
action. TPR’s Director of Automatic Enrolment, Darren Ryder, said: “We know
that most employers are doing the right thing for their staff, however, there
are a small minority who persistently

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22nd May 2019

The University of Hull has been
awarded £490,000 for a project that will create 300 internship and work
experience opportunities for physics students across the region while also
allowing hi-tech businesses to access a pool of new talent.

The money is part of a £5.6m funding pot
from the Office for Students that aims to boost opportunities for graduates who seek work
close to home.

The University of Hull’s Department of Physics
is leading the universities of Leeds, Nottingham, Sheffield and York under the White Rose

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Funding is available for upskilling your Hull workforce

7th May 2019

Skills For Growth is a Hull City Council initiative which aims to help local businesses use workforce skills interventions to raise their productivity and profitability via a grant of 50% of the cost of trainingup to a maximum of £1,000

Training subsidies are available for upskilling staff to a maximum of £1000 or 50%of the cost of training whichever is the lower

Eligibility will be based on a skills needs assessment which will identify elements of training which have the potential to raise

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Royal Academy of Engineering SME Leaders Programme

24th April 2019

Would you like to be part of the next cohort of promising
leaders of high growth engineering and technology companies run by the Royal
Academy of Engineering?

This six-month programme is designed to support you to
develop the leadership skills needed to scale your business.

Applications close Monday 3 June 2019.

What is on offer:

Grant of up to £10,000 to fund leadership
training courses of your choiceMasterclasses and workshops delivered by senior
business leadersProvision of an experienced business mentorOne-to-one personal leadership coachingAccess to the Taylor Centre, our Central

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Humber Business Week 2019 Events

23rd April 2019

Humber Business Week is back for 2019 and boasts an exciting calendar of events across the Humber region, of which Humber LEP is proud to be an official partner.

Taking place this year between Monday, 3rd June and Friday, 7th June, it includes high-profile keynote speakers, expos, conferences, workshops, tours, celebration receptions – and of course the odd networking breakfast and lunch – providing an opportunity for companies of all sizes to acquire new knowledge, gain a better understanding and insights into

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EU, EEA and Swiss citizens working in the UK in 2019 and 2020 after Brexit

9th April 2019

If you employ EU, EEA or Swiss citizens (hereafter referred to as EU citizens) and want to understand how leaving the EU will affect your business and what you can to do to get ready, this information from DEFRA will signpost you to the most up-to-date information.

What you need
to know:

citizens can continue to come to the UK for work in 2019 and 2020, after the UK
leaves the EU.

the UK does not reach a deal with the EU before withdrawing from

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Humber LEP helps 425 Local Companies to Gain ScaleUp Recognition

8th April 2019

The number of fast-growing ambitious businesses with leaders hungry for success is increasing across Humber – new insights from the ScaleUp Institute reveal.

There are now 425 companies in the region that meet the definition of scaleup because they have increased turnover or employment by more than 20% annually. Humber scaleups are employing a total of 31,000 staff and their turnover is worth £3.5 billion. This is according to new research by the ScaleUp Institute based on the latest 2017 ONS data.

In the

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IPPR North small business survey

27th March 2019

IPPR North is a charity, and a think tank, with offices in Manchester and Newcastle. They carry out research on a wide range of issues relevant to the north of England and convene national and local decision-makers to discuss public policy. Further information about IPPR North is available at

There current research project focuses on the support for small and medium-sized businesses (0-249 employees) in the North. They want to understand the barriers SMEs currently face and how policy at

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