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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A new digital catch certificate service has been launched as part of contingency planning for fish exporters in a no-deal Brexit.

6th March 2019

Businesses wanting to export fish to the EU after 29 March 2019 should sign up to the new digital services to make sure they are able to continue trading fish with the EU in the event of no deal.

Leaving the EU with a deal remains the Government’s top priority. This has not changed. However, should the UK leave the EU without a deal, UK exporters will be required to obtain a validated catch certificate for most fish and fish products exported to

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Humber LEP Skills Network continues driving the skills agenda

5th March 2019

The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership works with a range of partners to maximise local opportunities to help raise the skills profile of Humber residents. This work is designed to support more people to access better jobs, make informed personal choices on skills and education pathways and assist employers to improve the skills of their employees, (see

To deliver these outcomes the LEP has developed an innovative Skills Network of over 400 partners who are consulted on key employment and skills issues

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Skills Support For The Workforce – Redundancy Programme

14th February 2019

The Skills Support for the Workforce and Skills Support for Redundancy programmes are designed to  up-skill the workforce, the Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) and Skills Support for Redundancy (SSR) programmes aim to reduce the risk of long-term unemployment and enhance employee skills and career prospects. They have a number of programmes to help employers and employees.



Prepare your business for exiting the EU

11th February 2019

The uncertainty surrounding Brexit can be make it extremely difficult for businesses to plan for the future. The Growth Hub has collected a range of resources which can help businesses in the Humber region plan for the various Brexit scenarios they may face.

We have set up a web page which will link you to a variety of resources to help you understand and plan for the future. We have links to:

HM Government
The European Commission
The Federation of Small Businesses
The Information commissioner’s

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Skills Support For The Workforce – Support For East Riding Businesses

11th February 2019

Calderdale College deliver Skills Support for the Workforce in the East Riding of Yorkshire. They have 2 new projects for East Riding Businesses:

Step Up to Leadership

Skills support for the workforce is keen to support local companies to develop their female executives into management roles to achieve better gender balance within the workplace and wider business society.
Through this fully-funded programme, facilitated by leading development coach, Anj Handa, we will develop and support three of your aspiring female leaders. She will equip

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£2 million investment to help small businesses to grow

8th February 2019

Grants are available through the government’s Business Basics Fund to help SMEs adopt proven technologies, become more productive and successful.

Britain is one of the best places in the world to start and grow a business,  However, a productivity gap exists between the UK and international competitors, which means our businesses are not reaping all the benefits that they could be.

Adopting leading technologies, practices and support services – such as cloud computing, mobile technology and e-purchasing – can improve the productivity and

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Growth Hub Workshops

6th February 2019

The Growth Hub has organised a series of workshops under the #GrowMySME programme to help SME businesses in the Humber region with a variety of topics. You can find a summery of each event below, with a link to eventbrite where full details and booking arrangements can be found.


This half-day practical, interactive and outcome-focused, ‘Creating Content for Social Media’ workshop that is led by Jenni Harrison, Social Media Manager of Eskimo Soup and Finalist in the Young Digital Person of

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