Humber Chemical Focus

HCF Ltd is a not-for-profit industry led partnership supporting the strategic industries in the Humber region.

Created in 1999 to support the development of the £6 billion Humber chemical and chemistry using sectors, HCF now boasts over 100 members and partners drawn from across the process, energy and renewable sectors, their associated supply chains, regional and national government agencies and local authorities, including all four Humber local authorities.

Based at the world renowned CATCH training facility in North East Lincolnshire, HCF has extensive links to other local engineering and supply chain networks including the ConCom and Pre-Qual schemes. HCF also maintains a wide range of working relationships with similar and equivalent network organisations, trade associations and professional bodies across the UK.

Working across the private and public sectors HCF runs capital and business support programmes, network groups, skills programmes, conferences, events and publications aimed at encouraging best practice, knowledge exchange and business excellence.

In the last few years HCF has expanded its work into the renewable, bio-energy and industrial bio-technology sectors.

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20/10/2014 - Chemical firm’s £1.3m expansion brings jobs boost - A pioneering Hull-based chemical firm is giving ma...09/10/2014 - Grant supports streamlined systems for JCS Fish Ltd - The latest in the long list of Regional Growth Fun...07/10/2014 - Humber LEP collaboration is going for gold to inspire careers - The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is l...06/10/2014 - Grimsby company nets £90K grant - The latest grant from the Growing the Humber progr...29/09/2014 - Global business leader to view Hull WTC's claim to host major international conference - Hull's status as an international business destina...22/09/2014 - NIACE expands national traineeship programme with the Humber LEP - NIACE is delighted to announce a new working partn...17/09/2014 - Saltend Chemicals Park hosts debate on future of industry in Europe - Leading figures from the European chemicals indust...12/09/2014 - Speakers announced for Humber LEP Forum on September 19 - The Humber LEP is hosting its second re-launched H...11/09/2014 - Workshops and survey launched to help shape community-led development - The Humber LEP and its partners are asking residen...11/09/2014 - Humber formalises connections with Malaysia delegation - The Humber LEP and its local authority partner Nor...28/08/2014 - Grant helps company lever benefits for agriculture home and away - Liquid Lever Irrigation Ltd is one of the latest c...28/08/2014 - Food businesses helped by RGF fund - Businesses in one of the Humber’s priority s...20/08/2014 - Growth for Grimsby safety kit company - The latest Regional Growth Fund (RGF) grant for a ...19/08/2014 - LEP calls for better connectivity in rail franchise consultation - The Humber LEP is urging the Secretary of State fo...04/08/2014 - Lord Baker witnesses work starting on new £9.5m UTC - Chair of the Humber LEP’s Employment and Ski...04/08/2014 - Eric Pickles marks start of preparation work for £450m Marine Energy Park - In a major step forward in establishing the Humber...31/07/2014 - Time’s running out to claim business growth money - There’s just over a week left for local busi...29/07/2014 - LEP board welcomes 5 new members - The Humber LEP welcomes 5 news board members who w...09/07/2014 - Growth Deal offers £48m support to reduce flood risk - The Humber LEP’s Growth Deal will see 62,228...09/07/2014 - Growth Deal funds continuation of business support programmes - The successful Growing the Humber grant programme ...09/07/2014 - Growth Deal will support over 2,000 extra learners in the Humber - A further 2,030 learners will be supported in the ...09/07/2014 - Housing and transport Growth Deal projects to drive the region forward - An additional £12.98m has been secured for t...07/07/2014 - Humber LEP negotiates £366m investment package to support growth - The Government is today announcing a Growth Deal w...12/06/2014 - Join LEP for forum - review and future plans for the Humber 2014 - The Humber LEP is inviting businesses and organisa...10/06/2014 - Humber Renewables teams up with region’s businesses and investors at exhibition - The Humber Renewables team and eight Humber busine...02/06/2014 - Growth Hub launches smaller grants and beta website - Businesses can now apply for smaller Growing the H...29/05/2014 - Humber makes further assisted area gains - The Humber LEP has had success in negotiating more...16/05/2014 - Nominate fledgling business people to join LEP at YIBC - The Humber LEP is inviting nominations for up to f...16/05/2014 - Humber LEP seeks business leaders for board - The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is s...14/05/2014 - Growth accelerates for vehicle bodybuilding firm - Vehicle body manufacturer Martin Williams Ltd has ...12/05/2014 - Business can join Humber Renewables team in Glasgow - Businesses still have the chance to join the Humbe...07/04/2014 - Humber ready to negotiate for slice of £2bn Local Growth Fund - Negotiations will soon begin between the Humber LE...04/04/2014 - Businesses are growing thanks to council grants - North East Lincolnshire Council has awarded a &pou...03/04/2014 - Yorkshire and Humber organisations help HETA make a Big Bang - More than 1,400 school pupils have already signed ...27/03/2014 - Last chance for businesses to access Growing the Humber Regional Growth Fund Programme - Time and money are running out for businesses to t...25/03/2014 - Siemens investment boost to the Energy Estuary - Today's announcement by Siemens to invest £1...25/03/2014 - Siemens investment supported by Humber skills programmes - Jobs will be at the foremost of many people’...20/03/2014 - Humber LEP delighted over electrification backing - The Humber LEP welcomes the backing of the Hull to...19/03/2014 - Humber LEP welcomes budget announcement on Enterprise Zone incentives - The Humber LEP welcomes the news in the Chancellor...11/03/2014 - Barcelona exhibition first in series to promote energy estuary - Representatives from the Humber Renewables partner...28/02/2014 - Humber LEP statement on ABP petition against Able UK development - The Humber LEP Board today unanimously agreed the ...10/02/2014 - Barcelona! Chance to book your place at energy event - The Humber Renewables team is inviting businesses ...28/01/2014 - Humber LEP secures £14.9m EZ grant for Able Marine Energy Park - Humber LEP is celebrating successfully working wit...27/01/2014 - Humber hopes to take advantage of Reshore UK - The Humber LEP welcomes the creation of a new serv...23/01/2014 - New recruiter's forum to address skills shortage across the region - The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is l...13/01/2014 - Third sector urged to sign up to Humber LEP skills campaign - The Humber LEP’s campaign to boost investmen...08/01/2014 - First Growing the Humber grants support £10m of investment - The first 12 projects from the Growing the Humber ...07/01/2014 - Humber colleges unite to become Centre of Excellence for Energy Skills - Five Humber Colleges have come together with the H...23/12/2013 - A year to celebrate and build on - The last few months of 2013 have seen the Humber g...20/12/2013 - Humber set to gain following successful negotiations on Assisted Areas - The Humber LEP has welcomed the progress made in n...18/12/2013 - Humber LEP hails planning approval for Able Marine Energy Park - The Humber LEP welcomes the decision to approve pl...17/12/2013 - Humber LEP secures £2.5m for City Deal growth programme - The Humber LEP will be launching a business Growth...13/12/2013 - Hull and Humber signs up to landmark City Deal - The Humber LEP and its four local authority partne...12/12/2013 - Business urged to join major skills development programme - Businesses are being urged to join a major program...04/12/2013 - Humber welcomes boost to offshore wind in Autumn Statement - The Humber LEP welcomes the announcement that stri...20/11/2013 - Congratulations Hull - City of Culture 2017 - The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership wants to s...15/11/2013 - Humber Renewables makes its mark at industry exhibition - The Humber Renewables team, set up by the Humber L...15/11/2013 - Humber LEP seeks input for ‘Growth Deal’ strategic economic plan - Businesses are being asked to help draw up an ambi...14/11/2013 - Business Loan Fund reopens - The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership is launchi...06/11/2013 - Humber showcases renewables offer at flagship UK event - The Humber Renewables partnership, set up by the H...22/10/2013 - Humber businesses invited to Regional Growth Fund 5 launch - The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership is urging ...08/10/2013 - Strategy submitted for Humber’s EU spend - The Humber LEP has submitted the draft strategy fo...01/10/2013 - Bankers tell LEP 'we're open for business' - The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has ...27/09/2013 - LEP delight over success of skills campaign - More than 100 companies are actively investing in ...24/09/2013 - Final chance to join Humber stand at Renewable UK event - The Humber Renewables partnership, set up by the H...05/09/2013 - LEP lobbies government for EU funds to help cut youth unemployment - The Humber LEP is asking the government to conside...22/08/2013 - LEP chair urges Humber SMEs to take advantage of £3.5 million Humber training boost - Humber LEP Chair Lord Haskins is urging SMEs to ta...14/08/2013 - £1.1m grant for energy giant set to deliver hundreds of jobs - The Humber LEP is delighted that its Investment Bo...09/08/2013 - LEP chair welcomes Wren's invesment in the Humber - The Humber LEP Chair Lord Haskins has welcome...05/08/2013 - Humber LEP Board endorses Hull's 2017 culture bid and City Plan - The Humber LEP Board has endorsed Hull’s Cit...01/08/2013 - Humber LEP welcomes Government’s offshore wind strategy - The Humber LEP welcomes the publication of the Gov...08/07/2013 - £5 million laser technology project in Hull beamed into action - Vince Cable announces more than £1 million f...04/07/2013 - Port businesses bid to raise Humber profile - Humber businesses are planning to build on the suc...12/06/2013 - The Humber showcases its offer at Renewable UK Offshore wind 2013 - The Humber’s competitive advantages for offs...10/06/2013 - South Bank Engineering Apprenticeship scheme open to businesses - The “Growing the Humber” scheme, backe...05/06/2013 - Former Leicestershire Economic Partnership leader appointed as new Humber LEP Chief Executive -  Kishor Tailor, former Economic Development D...22/05/2013 - Banking on Success - get a head start - Discover how your business can get a real head sta...21/05/2013 - Humber LEP appoints new board to help drive growth in the region - The Humber LEP has today announced it has refreshe...22/04/2013 - Job vacancies: Business Development Manager and Communications Officer - The Humber LEP is currently recruiting to two post...09/04/2013 - Humber LEP seeks businesspeople to help drive growth in the region - The Humber’s most passionate and enterprisin...04/04/2013 - LEP launches skills investment campaign - Businesses across the Humber are being encouraged ...27/03/2013 - More than 100 responses received to access a slice of £30 million RGF Growing the Humber scheme - The first deadline for the RGF “Growing the ...18/03/2013 - Humber LEP welcomes response to Heseltine report - The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership has welcom...12/03/2013 - Growing the Humber Expression of Interest Deadline 15th March - Regional Growth Fund “Growing the Humber sch...19/02/2013 - City Deal status progresses for Hull and Humber - The Hull and Humber region is one of twenty areas ...30/01/2013 - Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP to launch Humber’s £30m fund to boost growth - Businesses are being invited to bid for a share of...23/01/2013 - Humber LEP chairman hails achievements of first year - The chairman of the Humber Local Enterprise Partne...15/01/2013 - Humber submits landmark City Deal bid - Business and council leaders around the Humber hav...09/01/2013 - The Economic of Low Carbon Cities - A Mini-Stern Review for the Humber - Report sets out Humber’s economic potential ...17/12/2012 - Humber LEP to recruit Chief Executive - The Humber LEP is to recruit a Chief Executive fol...04/12/2012 - Humber Enterprise Zone agrees first tenant - The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership is delight...30/11/2012 - Employer Ownership of Skills Pilot: Round 2 Now Open - What is the Employer Ownership of Skills pilot? T...21/11/2012 - Growing Interest in LEP Loan Scheme Aimed at Boosting Humber Jobs - Humber Local Enterprise Partnership is fast approa...07/11/2012 - German Offshore Wind Supply Chain Opportunities Beckon - Shortages in key areas of the German offshore wind...01/11/2012 - Humber showcased at Renewables UK 2012 - The Humber is showcasing its offer to 5000 delegat...30/10/2012 - SMEs home in on Humber LEP loan fund - High quality applicants are aiming to create hundr...29/10/2012 - The Humber Skills Commission – 'Call for Evidence' Survey - The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership has launch...19/10/2012 - £30 million RGF funding win to create 1,500 jobs in Humber - The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has ...15/10/2012 - LEP Forum Event - Friday 12th October - On Friday 12th October the Humber Local Enterprise...12/10/2012 - Humber LEP sets out plan for growth - Lord Haskins, Humber Local Enterprise Partnership ...10/10/2012 - Humber LEP offers loan scheme to unlock development projects - Humber businesses are being urged to take advantag...21/09/2012 - LEP launches major inquiry into Humber’s future skills needs - The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership has launch...17/09/2012 - LEP welcomes funding announcement - The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has ...12/09/2012 - LEP to lead Humber marketing delegation to Renewable UK Conference - The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is t...24/07/2012 - Humber LEP Advisory Board announced - The membership of the Humber Local Enterprise Part...06/07/2012 - LEP calls for rail upgrades - The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership has called...04/07/2012 - Humber LEP invites comments on draft Plan for the Humber - The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is a...11/06/2012 - Humber offshore wind marketing steps up a gear - The marketing of the Humber to potential investors...01/05/2012 - Yorkshire and Humber Local Enterprise Partnerships’ Skills Research - Tell us about your future skills needs… Th...13/04/2012 - Recruitment launched for LEP’s new Advisory Board - Businesspeople from across the Humber are being in...01/04/2012 - £200 million boost to Humber economy is launched - An economic boost to the Humber economy worth over...27/03/2012 - Video from launch of Humber LEP Forum - The following is the video produced by Classlane M...26/03/2012 - Humber LEP welcomes extra Growing Places Fund allocation - The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has ...13/03/2012 - Businesspeople invited to join Humber LEP Forum - Businesspeople from across the Humber are being in...09/03/2012 - Chief Secretary announces extra tax breaks for offshore wind in the Humber - The Rt. Hon. Danny Alexander MP, Chief Secretary t...29/02/2012 - Extra £1billion for businesses from Government for Regional Growth Fund - At the recent National Manufacturing Summit hosted...03/02/2012 - Could you be an Apprenticeship Ambassador? - To coincide with National Apprenticeship Week, bei...02/02/2012 - Humber LEP to spend £5.9m on kick-starting stalled developments - • Extra £117,000 funding now confirmed ...30/01/2012 - The North Bank Partnership – the Humber LEP’s North Bank sub-Board confirmed - The members of the Humber LEP North Bank sub-Board...25/01/2012 - Lord Haskins gets work under way on the £20m Stallingborough gas plant - Lord Haskins, chairman of the Humber Local Enterpr...19/01/2012 - Memorandum of Understanding signed between UK Trade and Investment and the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) - UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) has shown clear sig...12/01/2012 - Humber LEP launches £6 million fund to kick-start developments - The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is t...22/12/2011 - Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to help Get Britain Building - In support of the Government’s Housing Strat...05/12/2011 - Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Board announced - Following a series of interviews, the nine private...29/11/2011 - Second Humber Enterprise Zone approved - Proposals submitted by the Humber Local Enterprise...14/11/2011 - Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) says right to “fred” - Following a competitive tender amongst creative ag...07/11/2011 - Humber LEP shares in £500M fund to unlock the potential for economic growth - Communities whose ambitions for economic growth ha...27/10/2011 - Lord Haskins appointed Chair of Humber Local Enterprise Partnership - Lord Christopher Haskins, former chairman of North...05/10/2011 - LEP asked to develop additional Enterprise Zone bid - In response to the recent announcement by BAE Syst...28/09/2011 - Humber LEP backs Humber Bridge toll reduction - The Humber LEP has added its voice to calls to red...28/08/2011 - Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Board Recruitment drive closes - The recruitment process for private sector members...24/08/2011 - Humber LEP launches Board recruitment process - Businesspeople with a passion for growing the Humb...17/08/2011 - Humber Enterprise Zone bid successful - The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership has welcom...10/08/2011 - Humber LEP sets out plans after successful funding bid - The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership has begun ...24/06/2011 - Humber LEP bids to attract renewables manufacturers - The new Humber Local Enterprise Partnership agreed...