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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Green Alley Business Awards 2019

26th March 2019

The Green Alley Award is entering the next round: Right now, circular economy entrepreneurs and start-ups have the opportunity to present their business ideas. Landbell Group, originator of the Founder’s Award, encourages young companies to compete with their technology, service or product.

With the Green Alley Award, Landbell Group created the first European start-up award for the circular economy in 2014. Now founders and start-ups have a chance to present their innovative projects. No later than 25th June, 2019, they can

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Finance for Growth

20th March 2019

The Finance For Growth Scheme is part of the Humber Business Growth Hubs #GrowMySME Programme designed to enable small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to grow.

The business world continually changes and, whilst business owners work hard on daily management, they don’t always have the time to address the key essentials of growth such as business planning, developing strategy or even getting to grips with basic accounts and forecasting. We recognise the barriers our local SMEs face around finance, and we

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ICT for Growth

20th March 2019

The ICT For Growth Scheme is part of the Humber Business Growth Hubs #GrowMySME Programme designed to enable small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to grow.

Globally, information communication technology (ICT) is without doubt the fastest changing aspect and challenge of the business world.

It is hard to keep up with these changes whilst at the same time managing the day-to-day running of your business. ICT can be a key aspect in enhancing business growth and increasing your company’s competitive edge.

Running until

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Business Growth Scheme

20th March 2019

The Business Growth Scheme is part of the Humber Business Growth Hubs #GrowMySME Programme designed to enable small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to grow.

The Business Growth Scheme is a comprehensive package of business support is aimed at enabling small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) in the Humber to grow and become more productive. Whichever stage your business is at, we’ll support you every step of the way.

Running until September 2021, the Business Growth Scheme will give you access to

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Supporting your Journey to Grow your Business

14th March 2019

The Humber Skills Support for the Workforce team are hosting  business engagement events at Hull College and Grimsby Institute . As providers of fully funded training it is an opportunity for SMEs to meet the SSW team and other key funding providers in your local area to aid the enhancement and growth of your business.

This event allows networking with fellow regional SMEs and opportunities to talk to advisers from the local Growth Hub and other key funding providers and organisations looking

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New plans to help next generation of young entrepreneurs turn their ideas into reality

6th March 2019

Breaking down the barriers preventing young people from starting up a business to be the focus of a new government review backed by The Prince’s Trust.

New review aims to investigate obstacles and propose solutions to support enterprising young people from all backgrounds
review forms part of government’s modern Industrial Strategy to ensure the UK remains one of the best places in the world to start and grow a business

Young people looking to start or grow a business are set to receive

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