Read the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) E-Newsletter for March here.
Organisations are invited to apply for funding from European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) by responding to a number of Calls for projects that will provide support to businesses across the Humber.
There are two calls for projects that have been launched by the Department for Communities and Local Government that can benefit from funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The Calls for projects are now open until 13 May for the following activities:
PA2 ICT Call – Seeking a programme of
The Department for Transport has announced today that the A63 Garrison Road in Hull will be one of the schemes to benefit from new funding for improving congested junctions.
The £6.3m scheme will save more than half a million hours of delays in the first year alone.
Lord Haskins, Chair of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) said:
“We welcome the improvement which will relieve congestion and enable future growth – something we have been lobbying for with Hull City Council and Hull
The Humber LEP is supporting a new event which will act as a fitting finale for this year’s Humber Business Week. The Business Day will feature high-profile speakers and networking opportunities at Bridlington Spa on Friday 9th June.
The LEP is one of the main sponsors for the event, alongside East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Hull City Council, the University of Hull, KCOM, Welcome to Yorkshire and the Sewell Group.
As the final event of Humber Business Week, keynote speakers Baroness Brady
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership area now has Enterprise Coordinators on the North and South Bank of the Humber, supporting schools, academies, and colleges with their careers through dedicated Enterprise Advisers.
Enterprise Coordinators Kerrie Jaquest and Jen Vincent, are promoting the Enterprise Network, working with 23 schools across the area currently. The first academy on the South Bank partnered with an Enterprise Adviser, on the first day of National Careers Week.
Oasis Academy Wintringham have been keen to receive support from an
Read the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) February E-Newsletter here.
On behalf of the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) we would like our partners to be aware of:
The Department for Education and the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) are from today (13 February 2017) encouraging large employers to sign up and register for the apprenticeship service, in readiness for the launch of the apprenticeship levy on 6 April 2017.
The apprenticeship service is an online digital system (similar to online banking) that has been set up to support the apprenticeship levy.
The levy will
The British Business Bank together with the Local Enterprise Partnerships is holding a series of regional briefing events to tell local partners about the new £400m Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) and how to access it.
An event will take place in each of the 10 Local Enterprise Partnership areas within the NPIF region between the 01 and 17 March 2017, with the first event taking place on 1st March at the Ferens Art Gallery in Hull.
The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is seeking additional private sector members to join its Board.
The LEP, a Government-backed partnership between business, local authorities and education, leads efforts to grow the Humber economy.
Its work includes securing investment in infrastructure projects (such as last month’s announcement of a further £27.9m Growth Deal funding), encouraging the upskilling of the region’s workforce and putting in place measures to support business growth.
The LEP’s Board is responsible for setting the direction of the LEP and
The Humber LEP will be flying the flag for the region at the UK Northern Powerhouse Annual Conference and Exhibition 2017, Manchester, next week (21 and 22 February).
As part of the ‘LEP Zone’ at the Exhibition, the Humber LEP will be promoting the Humber and its growing reputation as the UK’s ‘Energy Estuary’. The LEP will be seeking to highlight the opportunities for investment in the area and tell the story of positive change in the region.
Andrew Percy MP, Northern
Over £600,000 worth of grants are available now to grow food and rural tourism businesses and support the development of tourism infrastructure projects in the Humber through the government’s £120m Rural Development Programme for England. This investment is part of the Humber’s European Structural and Investment Fund allocation.
Grants are available for investments in:
Business development (tourism businesses)
Neighbouring LEPs in Greater Lincolnshire and York, North Yorkshire, East Riding are also issuing calls for these grants, so applicants in the overlapping
The Humber LEP hosted a Parliamentary Reception at Westminster earlier today, in partnership with Humber business organisations Bondholders, Team Humber Marine Alliance (THMA) and the Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce.
The Reception, sponsored by Martin Vickers MP, gathered political leaders and local authorities from the Humber region, alongside national Government and current and potential investors, including Andrew Percy MP, Minister for the Northern Powerhouse.
Stephen Savage, Vice Chair of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership said:
“The aim of today’s Parliamentary Reception was
The Humber LEP Skills team are ongoing in their involvement with the Festival of Learning (previously Adult Learners’ Week), which is the biggest celebration of lifelong learning in England.
The Festival celebrates the remarkable achievements of adults who have used learning to transform their lives and highlights how lifelong learning benefits society and the economy, whilst inspiring others to discover the power of learning.
Nominations for the Festival of Learning 2017 awards are open from 1 February until 31 March. Categories include individual learners, employers, tutors and projects/provision.
For more information visit
Northern Powerhouse minister, Andrew Percy, visited Hull today to announce the third instalment of Growth Deal Funding secured by the Humber LEP.
Lord Haskins, Chair of the Humber LEP, and Councillor Stephen Brady, Leader of Hull City Council and LEP Board member, were in attendance for the announcement on Scale Lane Bridge, Hull.
The minister saw how the funding will be used to enable new commercial and residential development and improve flood defences along the River Hull. He also heard about how
The Humber LEP has secured an investment of £27.9m for the area from the Government’s Local Growth Fund through a third Growth Deal, the Government announced today.
The funding will support a total of eight projects across the region, including city and town centre developments, enterprise zone sites and grants for businesses. Funding will also go to developing skills and training facilities, and for improving flood defences.
The projects were selected by the LEP through an open competitive process, and were prioritised
The Humber LEP is pleased to announce the appointment of current Board member, Graham Cross, as its new Small Business Champion.
Graham has sat on the Humber LEP’s Board since May 2015, as a representative of the Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce.
The role of Small Business Champion is to represent small businesses on the Humber LEP Board, and ensure that their needs are considered in the decision making of the LEP.
Graham is the founder and Managing Director of GXD Logistics
The Humber LEP is hosting a Parliamentary Reception on 31st January, in partnership with Humber business organisations including Bondholders, Team Humber Marine Alliance (THMA) and the Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce.
The event, sponsored by Martin Vickers MP, aims to bring together political leaders and investors from the Humber region with national Government and influencers from across the Northern Powerhouse to celebrate the Humber’s success in attracting more that £1bn private sector investment and to explore the region’s contribution to
The Humber LEP’s Employment & Skills Board has decided to open a call for further skills capital projects to join the LEP’s project pipeline. The LEP is currently seeking Expressions of Interest from potential projects. Further information is available on the skills capital project pipeline page.
Responses are invited to the call by 4pm on Monday 13th February 2017.
A presentation sharing ideas on how to develop career awareness and develop employability skills in secondary schools is taking place on Tuesday, January 17th.
East Hull-based Malet Lambert School, an establishment focused on arming pupils with the skills to succeed in employment through enterprise and business initiatives, will be hosting the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Skills Network meeting as part of the school’s commitment to the Humber Skills Pledge.
The pledge was designed to bring businesses and educational establishments together to
Humber LEP are delighted to announce that a young apprentice from Geo Houlton and Sons, trained by Hull College, has achieved a Medallion of Excellence as part of Team UK’s best ever performance in EuroSkills. We wish josh every success going forward.
EuroSkills 2016 took place in Gothenburg from 1 to 3 December and saw more than 500 competitors from 28 nations across the continent come together to compete in over 35 different skill areas ranging from engineering and construction through to creative
The Humber Skills Pledge brings together business with Employment and Skills. KCOM are investing in the future skills across the Humber. Wilberforce College have achieved the Humber Gold Standard for Careers, Education, Information, Advice, and Guidance.
Fifty students from Wilberforce Sixth Form College were recently given a behind-the-scenes insight into KCOM’s technology as they took a tour of the server rooms at its Carr Lane office.
The students are in the second year of a BTEC IT course and the tours gave
Our Growth Hub team have commissioned an Economic Report of Progress in The Humber, from September 2016.
Read the PDF document here; Progress in The Humber Report 2016
“The Humber’s European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF) allocation allows for innovation within our priority sectors. These calls for projects come at a time when we must provide as much assistance as possible for SMEs and larger businesses within our region – so naturally, we at the Humber ESIF Committee and the Humber LEP are all excited.
“The significant funding represents opportunity in this part of the country, and we are looking to involve providers who can engage with local businesses.
Call for projects – European Structural & Investment Funds
The Government has today published new calls for projects to seek funding from the Humber’s European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) allocation.
There are four calls for projects across the Humber, York, North Yorkshire and East Riding (YNYER) and Greater Lincolnshire LEP areas, amounting to up to £16.56m:
– Low Carbon innovation centre: call in the Humber – https://www.gov.uk/european-structural-investment-funds/low-carbon-innovation-centre-call-in-humber-oc18r16p0481
– Low Carbon / Decarbonisation of the food supply chain: call in the Humber, York, North
A new fund launched by DONG Energy will make available up to £9.3 million for community and environmental projects in coastal areas of Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and North Norfolk.
The East Coast Community Fund is part of the community engagement programme for DONG Energy’s Hornsea Project One and Race Bank offshore wind farms, which are located off the Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and North Norfolk coast.
Each year, for the next 20 years, approximately £390,000 will be available from the main fund to support a
The thirteenth year of Enterprise Week / Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) in Hull and East Riding once again celebrated enterprise and entrepreneurial spirit across the city.
The Hull Youth Enterprise Partnership said ‘It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to this report on Hull’s Global Entrepreneurship Week 2016, the thirteenth year the event has been held in our great city.’
Hull’s 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Week Report features an outline of each day that was run in Hull and East Riding
As an employer recruiting, how many times have you asked a candidate what they are good at, and they say; ‘working as part of a team’, ‘communication’, ‘working on own initiative’ and all of the other ‘buzz’ phrases, but then cannot come up with an instance of this? We know that young people have amazing ideas, are born digital, and can bring a new, innovative dimension to a team, so why are they not telling us about it?
Springboard (Hull) contacted
The Chancellor made his Autumn Statement to the House of Commons today.
The specific announcements related to the Humber LEP are summarised below.
The Government is allocating £556m from the Local Growth Fund to the 11 LEPs in the Northern Powerhouse through a third round of Growth Deals. Details of the individual LEP allocations will be announced at a later date. Information on the Humber’s bid can be found here.
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The Government is providing funding to develop a business
The Humber has seen huge recent economic changes with significant inward investment of the wind and renewables industries, and the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership Employment and Skills Board (ESB) are encouraged by the new opportunities this could bring, especially for businesses wanting to expand and young people looking for work based learning.
As part of the Humber LEP’s commitment to create and support a skilled and productive workforce, and building on the recommendations from the Humber LEP’s Skills Commission http://www.humberlep.org/skills/skills-commission/ the
Tech Nation 2016 provided the most detailed analysis to date of how the digital sector is driving economic growth, showcasing the innovation and energy of tech hubs across the UK.
In 2017 Tech City UK will take an even more in-depth look at how the digital economy is evolving, giving a greater voice to the UK’s tech communities and highlighting the considerable progress they are making.
The Humber LEP is working with Tech City UK to give the Humber tech community a
Humber LEP Chair Lord Haskins has reacted to the news that the Department for Transport has decided not to proceed with the Hull-Selby rail electrification scheme. The news came in a letter to Lord Haskins and local MPs.
Lord Haskins said:
“Hull should never have been missed off the TransPennine electrification, which is why local partners had to step in, but it was always going to be difficult to make Hull-Selby stack up in isolation.
“We will continue to push for Hull’s inclusion
Area Based Reviews
Area Based Reviews are a government lead process, managed by the Joint Area Review Development Unit (JARDU) to review post 16 provision in FE and Sixth Form colleges. Schools are not directly included in the review; however the Regional Schools Commissioner is part of the steering group. Independent Training Providers are not part of the scope for the Reviews.
Further details about the Area Based Review can found from, the following links: www.gov.uk/government/publications/post-16-education-and-training-institutions-review
The Humber LEP is involved in two
As part of the 100 Pledges in 100 Days campaign, Jen Vincent and Ann Newlove appeared on Estuary TV to promote the benefits of signing the Skills Pledge.
You can watch the full video here:
Seaview Street in Cleethorpes has got to the finals of “Great British High Street”. This is an extremely prestigious award, and is the only High Street in the Humber to have got through.
More information can be sought through North East Lincs Council; https://www.nelincs.gov.uk/sea-view-street-needs-vote-britains-best-high-street/
Small and medium enterprises and start-up businesses drive our region – they are its lifeblood. The number of businesses is on the up and they deserve the best possible chance to succeed. By being proactive and working together, we can help start-ups and small businesses in the region to grow and prosper.
There is little doubt that this is a region facing challenges. We remain low in the national leagues in terms of business survival rates, with only 37% of business
The Humber LEP working in partnership with the Careers & Enterprise Company Coordinator for Hull & East Riding held the Your Future student event on Tuesday 11th of October at the KCOM Stadium.
Around 400 students, predominately aged 16 to 18 from secondary schools and sixth form colleges from across the Hull & East Riding attended to learn about the real career opportunities available to them within the Humber key priority sectors (Health, Ports & Logistics, and Digital).
The event was lively but
An event held at the Hull Truck theatre, bringing together the partners with local business from the Humber was seen as an outstanding success, with speakers from the local community, Channel 4 television, Youth Employment UK, and a panel of local businesses led by Alan Johnson MP.
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership is supporting the #ThisAbility campaign in the Humber, a local campaign which is designed to improve employer confidence when supporting or considering recruiting disabled people. The Employment and Skills
The LEP is seeking a talented communications professional to join its small and dynamic team, working with public and private sector organisations across the area.
This is an ideal role for a creative person seeking to build a career in PR/communications, giving you the opportunity to use your skills and experience to deliver high-profile and effective communications.
You will be responsible for the LEP’s media and public relations activity across a range of projects and issues, manage our relationships with local, national
HCUK Training (part of Hull College Group) has been awarded the £6m Humber Skills Support for the Workforce and Redundancy contract. Funded by the European Social Fund (ESF), and co-financed by the Skills Funding Agency, the project will deliver responsive workplace learning courses across the Humber region and will aim to enhance employee skills and career prospects as well as reducing the risk of long-term unemployment. This investment forms part of the Humber LEP’s European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF)
Written by Gill Dillon, Humber LEP Employment and Skills Board member and Employer and Partnership Manager for Department for Work and Pensions.
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership is supporting the #ThisAbility campaign in the Humber, a local campaign which is designed to improve employer confidence when supporting or considering recruiting disabled people. The Employment and Skills Team are investing in the disability agenda, as part of the Skills Pledge campaign. The Skills Pledge is signed by volunteer employers in the Humber to
The University of Hull has been invited by Government to submit full applications for European Regional Development Funding to support SMEs in the Humber, York and North Yorkshire to become more innovative.
The programmes have been developed in response to calls for projects through the Humber and York, North Yorkshire East Riding European Structural and Investment Funds that will provide innovation support, innovation vouchers and grants for research and development.
SMEs are invited to complete a short survey by 19 September 2016, to help shape
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership has welcomed today’s news that development consent for the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm’s electrical system has been granted, meaning that the project is now fully consented..
Lord Haskins, Chair of the Humber LEP, said: “This is a very welcome step forward on another large energy infrastructure project taking place close to the Humber, creating the potential for more jobs and investment on the Energy Estuary. We look forward to continuing to work with the Triton Knoll
ESF Community Grants are part of the European Social Fund (ESF) Programme which is distributing small grants in the Humber, East Riding, York and North Yorkshire region. The aim of the fund is to help unemployed people progress towards employment through access to learning and training opportunities. The fund was commissioned through the Skills Funding Agency and is a key investment that supports the delivery of the Humber ESIF Strategy.
Humber Learning Consortium have successfully been awarded the ESF Community Grants Programme
A £4m programme to help Humber businesses to grow is now fully committed and set to create 400 jobs in the area.
The Humber LEP’s Growing the Humber programme reopened last year using the Government’s Local Growth Fund. The programme has offered business investment grants of between £5,000 and £200,000 to 75 small and medium enterprises and continues the success of a £30m Regional Growth Fund programme.
Grant applications for projects such as buying equipment or refurbishing premises were assessed by an
The University of Hull has been invited by Government to submit full applications for European Regional Development Funding to support SMEs in the Humber, York and North Yorkshire to become more innovative.
The programmes have been developed in response to calls for projects through the Humber and York, North Yorkshire East Riding European Structural and Investment Funds that will provide innovation support, innovation vouchers and grants for research and development.
SMEs are invited to complete a short survey by 10 September 2016, to help shape
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has welcomed the news that Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, has approved Hornsea Project 2 – the world’s largest offshore windfarm.
LEP Chairman Lord Haskins said: “This is a massive construction project which will create a substantial number of jobs – both in construction and in operations and maintenance for the long term. With the world’s largest wind farm now approved on our doorstep, it is a
“The ‘Strategic Review of UK East Coast Staging and Construction Facilities’ appears to indicate that sufficient capacity exists for the manufacture of anticipated facility requirements.
The Humber has established three key locations for engagement in offshore wind development. The first, Greenport Hull, is progressing well and will shortly commence the manufacture of blades. The second, Grimsby, is heavily engaged in the maintenance of the expanding wind energy facilities in the North Sea. However, the third site, AMEP at Killingholme, will be
The Humber LEP has submitted its bid for the next round of Government funding through the Growth Deal.
Under the Growth Deals round 3, England’s 39 Local Enterprise Partnerships are competing for a share of £1.8bn to support projects in their areas that boost local economic growth and create jobs. The money forms part of the Government’s £12bn Local Growth Fund.
Our Vice Chair and Chair of the Employment and Skills Board (ESB) Mike Parker OBE is stepping down from the LEP at the end of July.
Mike, who has chaired the ESB since it was established in 2013 to lead, develop and oversee the implementation of the Humber Employment and Skills strategy, has driven action that will deliver LEP’s strategic aim of a Skilled and Productive Humber workforce.
Parliamentary Minister for Local Growth and the Northern Powerhouse Andrew Percy welcome the approval of six new Humber Growth Deal projects and signed the Humber Enterprise Zone (EZ) MOU on his first visit to the Humber LEP since taking on his government role on July 27.
The Growth Deal projects have been approved by the Humber LEP Board and the Humber Leadership Board will support the region’s visitor economy, energy sector, transport infrastructure and reduce the risk from flooding.
The six projects
A trail-blazing Hull College Group programme to produce work-ready young people to support the growth of the region’s economy has become the first to receive a prestigious accolade.
The Hull College Group Employability Passport has become the first scheme of its kind to be validated by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).
“We are committed to improving the economic success of the Humber and hence the UK, and will lead in ensuring that government are aware of the issues concerning the Humber and Humber businesses. We will be working with our partners over the coming weeks and months to understand the issues and using our links with Government to ensure these are fed in and are taken account of in the decisions they make. We want to hear feedback on problems, and indeed opportunities, as
We need ‘one voice’, a plan with a strong vision that builds on the Humber’s strengths outlining our proposition in the north and a ‘list of asks’ to help make it happen was the resounding message from the Humber Northern Powerhouse Business Summit.
Projects and programmes invested in by the Humber LEP and delivered by partners are on track to add £1.42bn to the Humber economy by the end of 2019/20 – a return of £5 GVA benefit for every £1 invested.
As part of this 12,050 gross FTE jobs will be created, 600 safeguarded and 62,228 properties will have reduced flood risk.
An impact assessment which forms part of the LEP’s Annual Review 2015/16 – launched on Friday 10 June – shows investments to
One the region’s largest recent investors will speak at the Humber Northern Powerhouse Business Summit on Friday 10 June at the University of Hull.
Juergen Maier, Chief Executive, Siemens UK, will speak to introduce the themed discussion of trade, investment and creating wealth at the event which will look at the Humber’s role in the Northern Powerhouse.
Organised by the Humber LEP with headline sponsor Andrew Jackson and support from Bondholders and Humberbusiness.com, the event will see our facilitator renowned business journalist
50+ guests from the business world enjoyed an evening of devilish delight at the Holiday Inn, Hull Marina.
16 Young people on the Springboard programme, a programme linked to the Humber LEP went head to head in a true Hull versus East Riding battle. All in the name of the Smile Foundation local charity whose aim is to see other charities and projects in Hull and East Yorkshire become more successful.
Mike Parker, Chair of the Humber LEP Employment and Skills Board
Organisations are invited to apply for funding from European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) by responding to a number of Calls for projects that will deliver Skills for Growth across the Humber.
There are two calls for projects that can benefit from funding from the European Social Fund (ESF). The Calls for projects are now open until 13 July 2016 for the following activities:
Pathways to Drive Economic Growth – This call is seeking projects that will:
Develop and deliver training to support LEP area
The Humber LEP is supporting Growth Hub week by releasing its latest figures from the Humber Business Growth Hub.
The Humber LEP is organising a new event for Humber Business Week 2016 – Humber Northern Powerhouse Business Summit – that aims to help define the Humber’s role in the Northern Powerhouse.
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership is pleased to announce the first three organisations awarded the Humber Gold Standard for Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG).
East Riding College, Frederick Gough School and Wilberforce Sixth Form College have been through a rigorous assessment process and are delivering the Gold Standard support to help students to make the right choices to support career options.
The Technical Assistance Partnership, supported by the Humber LEP, is running a number of free events designed to assist organisations to bid for funding that will be made available through the Humber European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) programme.
The following workshops are taking place on 26 May 2016 at the Ropewalk, Maltkin Road, Barton-upon-Humber.
Humber ESF Calls Launch – 9.30am
It is expected that two calls for ESF funding will be launched for the Humber LEP area under Priority Axis 2.1 (Enhancing
A major new contract opportunity benefiting from the Humber LEP’s European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) allocation has now gone live.
The programme of support is being commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to help those with a history of long term unemployment into work.
The contract will deliver over £5.4m of support to those who are furthest from the labour market and help to tackle barriers to employment in the Humber and Greater Lincolnshire LEP areas.
Humber ESIF Committee
A Beverley IT company is creating four new jobs after having its growth plan supported by the Humber LEP’s Growing the Humber Programme.
As part of the Humber LEP’s role in securing Growth Deal funding from the Government, the Employment & Skills Board has chosen to put forward a skills capital programme for inclusion in the bid. This will ensure that future investment will form part of a holistic package that will complement current investments and further drive the skills profile of the region.
Each LEP will compete nationally to receive funding to achieve the ambitions for growth in regard of investment in infrastructure,
Organisations are invited to apply for funding from European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) by responding to a number of Calls for projects that will encourage innovation and provide information, communications and technology (ICT) support to Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs).
There are five calls for projects across the Humber and York, North Yorkshire and East Riding (YNYER) LEP areas. A total of £6m is available for joint calls across the Humber and YNYER LEP areas, with a further £1.8m
The Humber LEP welcomes the news that Greybull will take on the Tata Steel UK’s steelworks operations in Scunthorpe.
The Humber LEP is supporting North East Lincolnshire Council in its bid to be named Digital Council of the Year.
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has welcomed the Government’s announcement that it will agree a further round of Growth Deals with LEPs.
The Humber is being showcased at the UK-China Regional Leaders Summit in Sheffield with representations made by Humber LEP Chief Executive Kishor Tailor about the investment opportunities linked to renewables, ports and logistics in the Humber, and by East Riding Council leader Stephen Parnaby OBE on Energy in the North.
Following the success of the Humber Apprentice Support Service pilot that concluded in December 2015, creating over 150 new jobs, the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership has launched an online resource for people and employers interested in apprenticeships.
Mike Parker, Chair of the LEP Employment and Skills Board said; “The apprenticeship micro-site has been developed to enhance the ‘Bridging the Gap’ careers portal, where people can search for courses and look at further training in the local area for anyone aged over
Hull based safety experts Arco have been continuing their work with Hull FC Community Foundation, proving that they are both playing a vital part when it comes to the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)’s Skills Pledge Campaign.
The Skills Pledge Campaign encourages organisations to support the current and future workforce with pledges including supporting the development of employability skills, investing in increasing the skills of the workforce and offering Apprenticeships or Traineeships. Arco have been committed to the pledge since early
Businesses and senior leadership teams at schools are being matched up to inspire pupil career choices by the Careers and Enterprise Company.
The Humber LEP is driving growth by supporting partner projects across the region with £58m now committed to 16 projects.
Another SME is growing with the help of a capital grant from the Humber LEP’s Growing the Humber programme creating 10 more jobs in the Humber.
The Humber LEP has supported an event aimed at careers advisers to help them understand the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths in the Humber.
The event hosted by the Humber Education Business Partnership on February 10 saw academic, industry and national speakers including Phil Jones Managing Director Brother UK.
The Humber LEP’s Business Growth Hub is supporting a digital event aimed at young people and businesses – the Connect4 Digital Expo.
The Humber LEP has welcomed news of the naming of a new Goole road that will link to employment land recently granted Enterprise Zone status.
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There are more than 10,545 small businesses in the Humber and Small Business Saturday on 5 December is a very important day in their calendar. The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership is backing this nationwide campaign as an opportunity to raise awareness of local entrepreneurs and help local businesses build up longer-term trade by attracting new customers.
The Humber Enterprise Zone, already the UK’s largest enterprise zone (EZ), is to more than double in size, expanding to include additional employment land in all four areas of the region following a successful bid by the Humber LEP and local authorities.
The Chancellor set out in the Spending Review and Autumn Statement the creation of 26 new or extended Enterprise Zones.
The Humber LEP worked with its local authority partners, and in consultation with neighbouring LEPs, to identify packages of land
Businesses and HR professionals are being challenged to come up with ideas to make sure the Humber addresses an inevitable skills gap at an event on Friday (November 20).
The Humber LEP in partnership with The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and Chapter3, a not for profit organisation set up specifically to support people over 50 to have a fulfilling career, is hosting a discussion event on how to tackle a serious issue facing to the Humber labour market – how to retain, retrain and recruit the over-50s.
The Humber LEP has given oral evidence to the BIS Committee Inquiry into the Digital Economy today (Tuesday 10 November).
The proposed National College for Wind Energy (NCfWE) Shadow Board is calling for expressions of interest from skills providers who can offer specialist facilities and qualifications as part of developing the required national partnership.
The Humber Renewables team is inviting Humber businesses to use their stand at the EWEA 2015 in Paris as a base for meetings or to use as a hub during the show.
The Humber LEP will join a task force led by North Lincolnshire Council to respond to the announcement of 900 jobs to be lost at Tata Steel’s Scunthorpe site and any other resulting job losses in the industry and supply chain locally.
The Humber LEP in partnership with DWP and Chapter3 is hosting a discussion event aimed at recruiters and HR professionals on how to tackle a serious issue facing to the Humber labour market.
Humber businesses are growing and creating new jobs thanks to a £4m grant programme using money secured by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership from the Government’s Local Growth Fund.
The Humber Renewables team, set up by the Humber LEP, enjoyed a successful first day at the Renewable UK exhibition at the ACC in Liverpool.
As well as representation from the Humber LEP, local authorities and Team Humber Marine Alliance, the following commercial companies are on stand 105 from 6-8 of October with us: ABP (Associated British Ports), Danbrit Shipping, HETA (Humberside Engineering Training Association), HFR Solutions/HOTA (Humberside Offshore Training Association), Hughes Sub Surface Engineering, Good Travel Management Limited, REDS (Reach Engineering & Diving Services), Survitec Group and Tata Steel.
Plans for Modal Training, the first organisation in the UK to offer integrated, multimodal logistics training for sea, road, rail and air, as well as a full range of support services, were unveiled on Thursday 1 October at the Humber Royal Hotel in Grimsby.
The new £7million centre of excellence for the ports, energy and logistics sectors is being jointly funded by the Grimsby Institute and the Humber LEP. It will be based in 5,696 m2 of tailor-made facilities, housed in
Humber MPs comment on the publication of the Humber LEP’s Annual Review 2014-15.
Lord Haskins, Chair of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) launches the LEP’s 2014-15 Annual Review at its business forum at the KC Stadium, Hull today.
Now in its fourth year of operation, the Humber LEP has reached an important milestone in delivering a step change for the region’s economy with tangible achievements over the year, and demonstrating that the Humber is ready to take its place as part of the Northern Powerhouse.
The England 2014-20 European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) Growth Programme opened for business on Friday 20th March and further details can be seen on the GOV.UK website.
The ESIF Growth programme brings together European Social Fund (ESF), European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD), notionally allocating circa £89m to help grow the Humber’s economy.
ESF funding is specifically designed for projects which help people into work by improving their overall employability and to up-skill the
Reacting to today’s Budget Statement Lord Haskins, Chairman of the Humber LEP, welcomed the Hull-Selby electrification as “a significant step forward.”
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is inviting businesses across the region to participate in the first, of what will become annual, survey about the local economy.
Introducing the 2015 survey, Humber LEP Chair Lord Haskins said: “It is important that businesses of all sizes operating in our region have a voice and tell us what they require to help meet their needs and aspirations for growing sustainable enterprises. Input to the survey, based on their practical experience, is vital to
Practitioners event about helping young people into work
The Humber Apprentice Support Service (HASS) is proving to be a successful local matchmaker, matching people to apprenticeships. One such success story is Ryan McKenzie, a former student at Kingswood College of Art, who is now working as an apprentice with Kingston Campers Ltd in Hull.
The Humber Apprentice Support Service (HASS) was established by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to increase the number of apprentices being employed by small and medium sized employers. HASS is not designed to replicate
Businesses from across the Humber region are invited to participate in the next Forum organised by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership, which is being held on Friday 13 March from 08.00 to 10.30 hrs at the Nuns Corner Campus of Grimsby Institute for Further and Higher Education. The theme for the event is “The Big Idea ……” The event will take account of findings from the Humber LEP’s first, annual business survey which will be publicised at the Forum.
Signing today’s Growth Deal enables the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership to continue offering funding to local businesses through its “Growing the Humber” programme.
The Deal, signed off by Minister for Universities, Science and Cities Rt Hon Greg Clark MP and representatives of the Humber LEP, provides an additional £4M allocated to help small and medium enterprises in the four Humber local authorities by offering grants to help them develop their operations.
“Growing the Humber” was originally funded through the Government’s Regional Growth
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is offering a “win-win” for businesses and graduates based in the Humber area, which covers North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire, East Riding of Yorkshire and Hull City Councils.
The Graduate Advancement Programme is encouraging local businesses to create a 12- week internship opportunity for a graduate who is unemployed or working less than 16 hours a week. The internship must offer suitable work of graduate status. During the internship the graduate must be paid at least the national minimum wage. In return, for
Three Grimsby companies are in line for a windfall after successfully applying to the Growing the Humber grant fund, administered by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership for cash to help them buy new machinery and equipment.
Collectively, around £65,000 will be granted from the Regional Growth Fund programme towards investment in equipment worth £138,000 and six new jobs. The remaining funds will be found through the companies’ own sources.
Fowler and Holden
Established nearly 100 years ago, Fowler and Holden, based in Grimsby
The Humber has been awarded a further £9.9M from the Government’s Local Growth Fund to develop ten major projects on both banks of the Humber, which coupled with the £37M local investment, amounts to just under £47M capital injection into the area. The projects negotiated by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership with Government include: regeneration work in Cleethorpes, Hull and Scunthorpe; infrastructure improvements in Goole, Melton Ross and Stallingborough; commercial development in Hessle, and to support training in skills required
A ten year old Grimsby company has been awarded nearly £20,000 from the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership’s Regional Growth Fund Programme to help them expand their business.
Since 2003, Abatis Fire and Security Group Ltd has specialised in the design, installation, maintenance and repair of fire and security systems to commercial and residential premises. But thanks to a refreshed look at the industry, the company realised it needed to change strategy to offer additional services, such as in house servicing
A new CNC vertical machining centre will form pride of place at Grimsby based Centre Line Machining Ltd thanks to a grant from the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership’s Regional Growth Fund’s Growing the Humber programme.
Centre Line Machining Ltd specialises in precision engineering using a range of materials, for a range of industries which currently include food manufacturing, oil and gas, packaging and the freezer industries. Formed in 2008, the company has bucked the trend of decline during the economic
LJM Design and Management Ltd specialises in manufacturing bespoke windows, doors and joinery items for commercial clients.
The Grimsby company, set up in 2007, also offers design and management services around the construction sector – from drawing up plans and planning applications to construction and project delivery.
LJM applied to the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership’s Regional Growth Fund supported Growing the Humber Programme for a £20,000 grant to support a £60,000 project to help them purchase specialist equipment. The new kit
The latest grant from the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership’s Regional Growth Fund (RGF) has been awarded to a new Grimsby company specialising in bespoke joinery production and installation, Stonelea Interiors Ltd.
The company has identified a growing market in North East Lincolnshire – as business confidence is growing, so is the requirement for fitting out of new or refurbished premises.
Stonelea Interiors plan to invest nearly £80,000 in a new computer controlled CNC machine in order to accelerate the manufacture of
The Humber LEP successfully bid for £87.67m from the European Commission. From 2014 to 2020 this money will be allocated to businesses across the Humber to stimulate growth and job creation.
The money is sourced from the European Social Fund (ESF), European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and European Fund for Agricultural and Rural Development (EAFRD). When the LEP submitted its bid for the funding, it outlined the business areas where the money would be spent.
The LEP submitted our initial strategy for
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership and RenewableUK and are today welcoming the announcement by the Business Secretary, Rt Hon Vince Cable, of the development of a National College for Wind Energy. It will be the first National College dedicated to renewable energy in the UK.
The National College, to be based in the Humber area, will provide a ‘hub’ for skills, training and education initiatives. In addition, there will be a network of partners providing education and training across the UK.
Welcoming the Secretary of State’s decision to retain the direct train service between Grimsby and Manchester, Chair of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership Lord Haskins said:
“It’s great news. The LEP has lobbied hard for this and it is testimony to the strength of the partnership between our MPs, councils, local businesses and communities working together. Not to have had a direct link from conurbations in the north to a major growth area like the south bank of the Humber would
Delivery partners Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (Humber LEP), Hull City Council and the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) launch the marketing of Phase 2 of the Burma Drive Enterprise Zone on Hedon Road, Hull.
Dsplaying the new signage and cutting the first turf will be, Chair of the Humber LEP, Lord Haskins, Leader of Hull City Council , Councillor Stephen Brady and Rob Pearson, Head of Area for Sheffield City Region and the Humber at HCA.
Burma Drive phase 2 covers 3.54
Bridging the skills gap by getting more young people into apprenticeships is vital to the Humber fulfilling its economic potential. Working towards this, the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (Humber LEP) has made three new appointments to support small and medium enterprises which employ, or are seeking to employ, apprentices.
Manager of the newly launched Humber Apprentice Support Service, Gill Stevenson brings a wealth of experience from JobCentrePlus. Gill is supported by Employment Liaison Officers Jenny Vincent and David Sullivan, who cover
More than 30 years ago, Adrian Haagensen set up a new company in Grimsby making bespoke furniture for both domestic and business use.
Since then, the company has grown from strength to strength while still retaining its core ideals of providing high quality furniture with a personal service.
However, the company realised that it had reached full production capacity, and that the obstacle to further growth was the machining capability of one of its current CNC machines used in the production
One of Cleethorpes’ leading independent jewellers is looking to grow the business to an international market with help from the Regional Growth Fund. Money was granted from the ‘Growing the Humber Programme’, run by North East Lincolnshire Council on behalf of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership and supported by the Government’s Regional Growth Fund (RGF).
Daniella Draper has been producing hand crafted jewellery for the last five years for an exclusive market, but with the turnover increasing each year for the
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A 12 year old Grimsby company looks set to expand its business with the help of a grant from the Regional Growth Fund supported Growing the Humber programme.
Since 2002, Jet Tech Ltd, a small, family run business based in Humberston, has been providing specialist drainage solutions to the private, commercial and public sectors.
A grant of £15,000 will be put towards the purchase of specialist surveying equipment which will be able to survey larger and longer drains than they can at
A pioneering Hull-based chemical firm is giving manufacturing jobs in the city a boost, following a £1.3m investment assisted by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership’s Growing the Humber fund.
Nippon Gohsei (UK) Ltd is expanding its manufacturing facility at Marfleet Environmental Technology Park on Hedon Road, following an upsurge in demand for bespoke grades of its world-leading food packaging product Soarnol.
The Japanese owned company has been awarded £125,000 towards the overall expansion cost, from the £30m allocated to the Humber LEP
The latest in the long list of Regional Growth Fund grants from the Growing the Humber Programme has been awarded to a local Grimsby company seeking to upgrade their IT systems.
For the last 15 years, JCS Fish Ltd has been providing high quality salmon products to the seafood industry, including the award winning Big Fish Brand ready meals. Since starting up, the company has grown and now employs 32 people at its Grimsby site.
The company has now outgrown its current
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is launching two new initiatives in the region for Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) at an event on Friday 24 October.
The event will be opened by Local MP and head of the Education Select Committee, Graham Stuart, who is a champion for the work being led by the Humber LEP. It will see the launch of a new CEIAG Gold Standard for schools, academies and education providers that support young people aged
The latest grant from the Growing the Humber programme has been awarded to Grimsby’s Renco Nets, a manufacturer and supplier of netting, twine and rope nets used predominantly in the indoor and outdoor play industries.
The company was set up more than two decades ago, initially supplying nets to the local and national fishing industry, but now provides recreational nets for indoor and outdoor playgrounds and sports fields, netting for construction use, and also for agricultural use to stop pests and
Hull’s status as an international business destination is coming under the spotlight.
Eric R. Dahl, chief executive of the New York-based World Trade Centers Association, will meet business leaders and members of the City of Culture team on Monday (September 29) to assess the city as a potential venue for his organisation’s main annual event, the General Assembly.
The assembly, held in Mumbai and Bucharest in the last two years, attracts hundreds of delegates from more than 90 countries, and World Trade
NIACE is delighted to announce a new working partnership with the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to show how Traineeships – the Government’s flagship training programme for young people – in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) will help prevent future skills shortages and skills gaps in the region.
This latest work follows NIACE’s successful STEM work with the Dorset LEP.
The Humber LEP demonstration pilot project will raise awareness of Traineeships, help the LEP create better contacts with more employers and
Leading figures from the European chemicals industry are to meet to debate its future at a major event being held at Saltend Chemicals Park.
The BP-managed Saltend site, east of Hull, which this year is celebrating 100 years of industrial operations on the north bank of the Humber, is hosting the annual gathering of an organisation that promotes Europe as location for chemicals investment.
Members of the European Chemical Site Promotion Platform (ECSPP) include chemicals clusters operators and leading businesses in the
The Humber LEP is hosting its second re-launched Humber LEP Forum on September 19 from 8am to 10am at Forest Pines Hotel.
Businesses, partners and those with an interest in the Humber LEP are welcome to join us at 8am for coffee and networking, followed by speakers from 8.30am to 9.30am and a question and answer session which will finish no later than 10am.
Approximately 200 people attended the last event in June and views were captured to see what people would
The Humber LEP and its partners are asking residents, businesses and community organisations to have their say to inform Community Led Local Development.
Those taking part in workshops or a survey can have a say in how European funding is spent at workshops during September and October.
The LEP submitted its strategy for its European Union Structural and Investment Funds (EUSIF) in October last year with £87.67m allocated across 5 strategic programmes in our region to create jobs, give people skills, develop
The Humber LEP and its local authority partner North East Lincolnshire Council have signed an MOU with Halal Penang to explore new market opportunities.
There have been a number of conversations and visits between the Humber region and Halal Penang, the Penang State Government agency of Malaysia responsible for promotion, facilitation and development of the halal industries in Penang.
The agreement formalises how the three parties will support each other in exploring opportunities that could provide economic benefit to both areas.
Liquid Lever Irrigation Ltd is one of the latest companies to go into contract with the Growing the Humber RGF programme.
The company’s project to research and develop revolutionary drip irrigation hoses and fittings for the horticultural sector and setting up the manufacturing process is well underway.
The investment of £138k from the Growing the Humber Fund is part of the company’s £310k project, which aims to create up to 11 jobs in the next two years.
The team at Liquid Lever Irrigation
Businesses in one of the Humber’s priority sectors have received a boost from the Growing the Humber Fund.
Food companies from across the region have benefited from the programme including Chaucer Foods, Hider Foods, Burgess Pet Care, Atom Beers, Napier Brown, Cranswick Foods and Riva Foods, with others in the pipeline.
The seven companies have drawn down at total of £1.4m of the RGF money to invest a total of £12.7m on business growth projects, creating 222 jobs.
Chaucer Foods UK Ltd (“Chaucer”),
The latest Regional Growth Fund (RGF) grant for a North East Lincolnshire company has been awarded to ICF Grimsby, a family run company that has been producing reflective newsbags and safety products for more than three decades.
The company plans to expand the business to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the renewables sector, specifically in the provision of offshore kit and shuttle bags and bespoke industrial covers for plant and machinery. Other items will include high visibility (PPE) clothing
The Humber LEP is urging the Secretary of State for Transport to keep and improve links between the Humber and Manchester.
The LEP added its voice to keep the direct train service from Cleethorpes to Manchester as part of the Transpennine and Northern franchise consultations in a letter to the Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP.
Also raised is the need for a direct service between Hull and Manchester Airport to be restored. If a half hourly service was agreed it would be
Chair of the Humber LEP’s Employment and Skills Board Mike Parker joined a delegation that welcomed Rt Hon Lord Baker to witness the start of work to build the Humber University Technical College (UTC).
A release from North Lincolnshire Council follows:
The Rt Hon Lord Baker (Baker Dearing Trust) witnessed the start of work to build the new £9.5m Humber University Technical College– the first of its kind in the Yorkshire and Humber region – that will create 600 student places and
In a major step forward in establishing the Humber as a world-class centre for the renewable energy industries, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles has marked the start of work in preparation for the development of the Able Marine Energy Park (AMEP).
Below is press release from North Lincolnshire Council and Able UK:
The infrastructure programme is being supported through Mr Pickles’ department with a £15m grant provided through the Enterprise Zone Foundations for Growth Capital Grant Fund
There’s just over a week left for local businesses to express an interest in government grants from the Regional Growth Fund supported Humber Local Enterprise Partnership.
Since this round of funding opened, more than 100 companies have been awarded over £15.5m million government cash, with many more projects currently being considered. Grants so far awarded range from as little as just over £5,000 to million pound plus awards to help companies grow.
Eligible companies are able to apply for money to help
The Humber LEP welcomes 5 news board members who will bring business experience and ethics to contribute to the LEP’s strategic role.
The new members were chosen because of their specialist expertise and leadership skills they can bring to make a meaningful contribution to our economic development working alongside our public sector partners.
The new board members are joining the Humber LEP at an exciting time where we are moving into a delivery phase with City Deal projects, European Funds strategy and
The Humber LEP’s Growth Deal will see 62,228 properties and 251,485 of commercial floorspace with reduced flood risk across the Humber.
Protecting the region from flooding is one the main priorities with almost £48m LGF secured.
Flood defences will be improved at Albert Dock in Hull, which was affected by the December 2013 tidal surge, using £3m Growth Deal money with work starting in 2015/16. The move will safeguard more than 3,000 jobs.
In Hull and Holderness £3m has been allocated to support
The successful Growing the Humber grant programme will now be extended beyond its 2014/15 end date after £4m was secured in the Humber LEP’s Growth Deal.
The £30m Growing the Humber RGF programme has helped more than 80 businesses to expand in the past year with more than 1300 jobs created and more projects in the pipeline. The fund’s investment of £15m has leveraged a further £78m in private sector investment in the region which has had a positive knock-on effect
A further 2,030 learners will be supported in the region as part of the Humber LEP’s Growth Deal over the next 6 years.
The deal gave a further boost to the work the Humber LEP’s Employment and Skills Board is doing to support the growth of a skilled Humber workforce.
To build on the projects secured as part of the City Deal, £4.5m was awarded for skills projects in the Humber as part of the Growth Deal which will see three education
An additional £12.98m has been secured for transport projects as part of the Humber LEP’s Growth Deal negotiations on top of the £15.9m already allocated.
£10m has been allocated to continuing housing market regeneration in both east and west Hull which will see a further 1,500 homes built and a further 4,500 homes refurbished, while over £13m will support flood defences to enable the building of 6,000 new homes as part of the Lincolnshire Lakes development. A loan of £8.5m will
The Government is today announcing a Growth Deal with the Humber LEP, which includes an investment package worth £366m and new devolution from national policy.
A total of £103.7m has been secured from the Local Growth Fund which will help alleviate flooding and support housing, transport, skills and business.
As well as a pre-allocation covering three projects, the Humber LEP negotiated to get 12 additional proposals funded, put forward by businesses, local authorities and education providers as part of
The Humber LEP is inviting businesses and organisations to join them for a review of progress over the last 18 months and a look forward to what’s next for the Humber.
The breakfast event on Friday June 20 at Willerby Manor Hotel starts at 8am for a breakfast roll and tea or coffee and networking. Speakers – Lord Haskins, Paul Sewell, Kishor Tailor and Sam Whitaker – will start from 8.30am followed by a Q&A session.
With the LEP’s role and responsibilities changing as Government
The Humber Renewables team and eight Humber businesses will join Siemens, ABP, Dong Energy, Vestas and Res Offshore at the Global Offshore wind exhibition in Glasgow tomorrow and Thursday.
The Renewable UK Offshore Wind 2014 – an annual conference and exhibition that showcases world-class developments and gathers leading players in the UK’s offshore wind market – is being held at one of the most exciting times for the sector in our region.
This event is the first dedicated ‘offshore wind’ event the
Businesses can now apply for smaller Growing the Humber Grants after an extra £1m was added to the fund as part of the Humber LEP Growth Hub.
The funding, which is part of £2.5m that was awarded by the Government’s Regional Growth Fund for the Growth Hub as part of a bidding process run by Lancaster University, formed part of the Hull and Humber City Deal.
Businesses can now bid for amounts between £5k and £2.5m. Previously, the Growing the Humber funding
The Humber LEP has had success in negotiating more areas to become Assisted Areas for 2014-2020, which will help the area to further improve its competitiveness for major investments.
The negotiations have seen the Humber Assisted Area map add areas along its waterfront, which has seen gains of large areas in North Lincolnshire including Scunthorpe, across the river in Brough and now Goole’s Capitol Park has also been added. The Humber’s assisted areas were agreed by the EU on Friday.
The Humber LEP is inviting nominations for up to five people from the Humber region to join it at the Yorkshire International Business Convention.
We are looking for organisations or mentors to nominate people – whether a young person or someone changing career direction who has set up their own business or an aspiring young business manager – who would benefit from being part of the day hearing inspirational speakers with the chance to network.
The five successful people will be part
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is seeking business leaders from across the Humber region to join its board.
We are looking for experienced business leaders to act as non-executive board members who can bring business ethics, provide additional knowledge, specialist expertise and leadership skills to make a meaningful contribution to our economic development work alongside our public sector partners.
Natural movement in job roles means that some people who sat on the board have now moved on, with a portion of
Vehicle body manufacturer Martin Williams Ltd has taken on 25 staff over 6 months as part of an expansion project – months earlier than expected.
The company has invested £1m to increase capacity and efficiency by doubling the size of their facility room from 25,000 to 50,000 sqft, to accommodate the creation of two 23-metre energy efficient spray booths and a new mechanical department workshop.
The project, which has been supported a £130k grant from the Humber LEP’s Growing the Humber programme,
Businesses still have the chance to join the Humber Renewables stand at the Renewable UK Offshore Wind 2014 Glasgow on 11-12 June – at one of the most exciting times for the sector in our region.
This is the first dedicated ‘offshore wind’ event the Humber Renewables team and businesses will be attending since Siemens announced its £310m deal with ABP to bring a wind turbine assembly and shipping facility and blade manufacturing factory to Hull and East Riding Enterprise Zones.
Negotiations will soon begin between the Humber LEP and the Government on the Humber’s Growth Deal proposals to get its share of the £2bn Local Growth Fund (LGF) for 2015/16.
The LEP’s Strategic Economic Plan (SEP), which aims to maximise the potential economic activity surrounding the Humber Estuary, was submitted to Government last week and builds on the ‘Plan for the Humber’ we published in 2012 and other work the LEP has done in partnership since then.
The SEP is accompanied by the LEP’s
North East Lincolnshire Council has awarded a £74,250 grant to an innovative recycling business that will see it expand its market and create new jobs.
A release from North East Lincolnshire Council follows:
Lynx Recycling and Recovery Ltd will put the money towards a £247,500 project to set up a specialist polythene recycling facility at its factory in Grimsby. At least four new jobs will be created as a result with more expected once production increases.
Grant funding has been made available
More than 1,400 school pupils have already signed up to make a Big Bang in Yorkshire and the Humber.
Now the push is on to get 2,500 pupils to the interactive Big Bang Fair Yorkshire and Humber in June, which aims to engage young learners in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
HETA (Humberside Engineering Training Association) has won a three-year contract to deliver The Big Bang Near Me programme for Yorkshire & Humber and was supported by a number of Yorkshire andHumberorganisations
Time and money are running out for businesses to take advantage of the Growing the Humber Regional Growth Fund Programme.
However, SMEs and larger businesses still have time to apply for a grant to support their business growth project.
The programme which has already hit its jobs target through the 50 projects it has in contract, are projected to create more than 1500 jobs, still has room for more expressions of interest for the next deadline of April 4.
There will only be
Today’s announcement by Siemens to invest £160m on two of the enterprise zone sites in the Humber is a huge boost to the region and a catalyst for more investment.
Combined with the £150m being invested by Associated British Ports (ABP) in Green Port Hull a total of £310m will be invested creating up to 1,000 direct jobs, with many extra jobs to be created during construction and indirectly in the supply chain.
The announcement adds to the confidence in the offshore
Jobs will be at the foremost of many people’s minds after the news of £310m investment by Siemens and ABP.
The effort to make sure that both direct jobs and those in the supply chain go to local people and that we create a local workforce that will help to attract even more investment is underway.
Strong partnerships with local authorities, the University, FE and Sixth form colleges, training providers, employers and agencies such as Jobcentre Plus and Skills Funding Agency have
The Humber LEP welcomes the backing of the Hull to Selby rail electrification bid by Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin in the House of Commons today (Thursday 20 March).
Lord Haskins, chairman of the Humber LEP, said:
“This is excellent news. We have been working with First Hull Trains, Hull City Council and MPs on a way forward for this project and we are delighted that the Secretary of State has found the money to develop the scheme to the point where it
The Humber LEP welcomes the news in the Chancellor’s Budget that incentives on its Enterprise Zones will be extended for a further three years.
Originally enhanced capital allowances which are available on four of our enterprise zone sites – Green Port Hull, Queen Elizabeth Dock, Paull and Able Marine Energy Park – allowed businesses to deduct the costs of qualifying plant and machinery to a maximum of £100m to offset against corporation tax if the investment is made before April 2017.
Representatives from the Humber Renewables partnership, led by the Humber LEP, alongside six local businesses showcased the region in Barcelona this month (March).
The delegation, including businesses Team Humber Marine Alliance, ABP, P & O Ferries, J R Rix Sea Shuttle, University of Hull and Wind Power Support have had a great start to the exhibition with a steady flow of visitors to the stand including from Denmark, France and Germany, with plans to stay in touch to explore business opportunities.
The Humber LEP Board today unanimously agreed the following position:
“Renewables and the development of the Energy Estuary have been the primary focus of the Humber LEP since we began and we have had strong support from Government to help us secure our ambitions.
“We have supported the Able Marine Energy Park since the inception of the Humber LEP, making it the largest of our Enterprise Zone sites and speaking in favour of it at the public inquiry. Most recently we supported
The Humber Renewables team is inviting businesses to use its exhibition stand at the EWEA, Europe’s premier Wind Energy event in Barcelona.
With just one month to go until the team takes a small stand at the event, which runs from the 10 -13 of March, it is making a last call for Humber businesses to sign up to use the stand at the event to meet investors.
Companies that wish to sign up to attend the event may qualify for getting
Humber LEP is celebrating successfully working with Able Marine Energy Park (AMEP) and North Lincolnshire Council to secure the project £14.9m from the Enterprise Zone Capital Grant Fund.
The Humber was one of 12 Local Enterprise Partnerships to successfully bid for a slice of the £100m Enterprise Zone Capital Grant Fund from the Department for Communities and Local Government.
The AMEP scheme, which was granted planning permission on December 18, is of national significance offering a bespoke facility for the manufacture, storage
The Humber LEP welcomes the creation of a new service to help companies bring production back to the UK.
The Humber feels it has a competitive advantage to attract companies wanting UK-based production to the Energy Estuary where the combination of connectivity, availability of land, workforce and low cost base is hard to beat.
The Humber LEP and its partners already work closely with the organisations running the Reshore UK project – UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) and the Manufacturing Advisory Service
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is looking to address the shortage of skills across the region with the launch of a new recruiter’s forum.
The forum, which saw its inaugural meeting in December, seeks to provide real-time updates to the LEP on the skills most needed by employers, to help guide the organisation’s funding decisions.
Established by Kate van der Sluis from Welton-based recruitment agency Emmerson Kitney, the forum consists of senior HR managers from some of the region’s top companies
The Humber LEP’s campaign to boost investment in training and skills is seeking backing from not-for-profit organisations with its latest set of breakfast events.
The Humber Skills Campaign, launched in April 2013, was set up to help create jobs, boost company productivity, improve the region’s economy and address the growing skills gap which threatens many UK companies today.
More than 120 companies from across the region actively support the scheme but the LEP is keen to build relationships with voluntary and community
The first 12 projects from the Growing the Humber fund are now contracted, drawing down £2.2m grant which contributes a total investment of more than £10m and creates 158 jobs in the region.
The £30m Growing theHumberfund was set up after a successful bid by the Humber LEP and the accountable body North East Lincolnshire Council to the Government’s £3.2bn Regional Growth Fund.
Dozens more projects will be going into contract over the next few months.
The jobs being created are in a
Five Humber Colleges have come together with the Humber LEP to build on their current offer to create a Humber Energy Skills Centre of Excellence.
Bishop Burton College, East Riding College, Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education, Hull College Group and North Lindsey College are working with the Humber LEP through the Hull and Humber City Deal process to develop the Humber Campus.
The project will utilise existing facilities and expand them to present a joint offer to the energy sector
The last few months of 2013 have seen the Humber gather momentum at a pace never before seen in the region.
We have been able to congratulate Hull on being named City of Culture 2017, hail strike prices confirmed in the Autumn Statement giving more confidence to invest in offshore wind, sign the landmark Hull and Humber City Deal and welcome planning permission for the 4,000-job Able Marine Energy Park all of which improve the area’s competitiveness as a place to invest.
Additionally our assisted areas negotiations are likely to see significant
The Humber LEP has welcomed the progress made in negotiations with Government on Assisted Areas for 2014-2020, which will help the area to improve its competitiveness for major investments.
The second stage of the consultation has seen the Humber Assisted Area map add areas along its waterfront adding in large areas in North Lincolnshire including Scunthorpe as well as across the river in Brough.
In total 8 additional wards in the Humber – two on the North Bank and six on the
The Humber LEP welcomes the decision to approve planning for the Able Marine Energy Park hailing it as the unlocking of the potential to improve the competitiveness of the estuary in the offshore wind sector.
The site in Immingham is part of the UK’s largest Enterprise Zone with the potential to create up to 4,000 jobs.
Lord Haskins, Chair of the Humber LEP, said:
“We have supported the project throughout the planning process and are delighted that it has been approved. This decision
The Humber LEP will be launching a business Growth Hub in 2014 after being awarded £2.5m as part of the Hull & Humber City Deal.
The Growth Hub will create new business support advisers, located with partners around the Humber, who will be tasked with helping businesses to find the advice and funding they require.
The programme, which has recently been part of the consultation for the Humber Strategic Economic Plan, will also include provide a web portal which will bring together
The Humber LEP and its four local authority partners signed up to the landmark Hull and Humber City Deal on Friday, 13 December.
The partners met with Cities Minister Rt Hon Greg Clark MP to officially sign up to the deal that will help the region will maximise the opportunities linked to the growth in the offshore wind and green energy sectors through programmes in skills, business support and accelerating development.
As part of the deal the bid team have negotiated freedoms
Businesses are being urged to join a major programme of training to equip the Humber’s workforce with the skills to maximise the region’s economic opportunities.
The Skills Support for the Workforce programme will provide bespoke training to boost the skills of workers in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) up to July 2015. Up to 3,000 workers are expected to benefit from relevant training under the initiative, led by Hull College Group and delivered in partnership with other colleges and specialist training
The Humber LEP welcomes the announcement that strike prices for offshore wind have increased to encourage long term investment.
The announcements linked to the Government’s Autumn Statement have seen offshore wind prioritised as needing more support, which will help to give more confidence for the industry in the UK.
Humber LEP Chair Lord Haskins met with Energy Secretary Ed Davey this week ahead of the Autumn Statement and was assured that positive news for the industry was on the horizon.
With strike prices
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership wants to say a huge congratulations to the city of Hull and the team behind the 2017 City of Culture bid.
Lord Haskins, Chair of the Humber LEP, said:
“Hull winning the city of culture is a triumph in partnership work demonstrating the city’s ambition and how it can deliver to improve the economic climate in the city and beyond.
“The Humber LEP endorsed Hull’s bid recognising the big effect on the city and wider Humber region that
The Humber Renewables team, set up by the Humber LEP, enjoyed a successful time on their stand at the 35th renewable UK event in Birmingham.
Of the 10 businesses on the stand, all said they would join up with the stand in the future, or had already booked to do so.
The partnership, which brings together inward investment officers from the four local authorities – Hull, East Riding, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire – together with the Humber LEP, talked to
Businesses are being asked to help draw up an ambitious plan for growing the Humber economy, to help the area to win its share of £12bn of Government funding to support it.
The Humber LEP’s Strategic Economic Plan, which will sit at the heart of economic regeneration for the region for the next 7 years, needs input from representatives in the region.
Two workshops will be held with one full morning session in Hull on 26 November and one in Grimsby on
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership is launching the next round of applications for its Business Loan Fund, today (November 14).
There is up to £4m to bid for by businesses for capital projects that deliver critical infrastructure to unblock stalled schemes to deliver significant economic benefit.
Expressions of Interest can be submitted for applications for funding of between £100,000 and £1,000,000, although projects outside this range could be considered if they deliver exceptional outputs or value for money.
The Humber Business Loan Fund
The Humber Renewables partnership, set up by the Humber LEP, is exhibiting at Renewable UK with 10 Humber businesses.
The representatives from the Humber have joined 5,000 participants to be one of the 300 exhibiting companies at the 35th Renewable UK exhibition and conference in Birmingham.
The partnership, which brings together inward investment officers from the four local authorities – Hull, East Riding, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire – together with the Humber LEP aims to communicate the Humber’s strong offshore-wind and
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership is urging businesses seeking over £1m or more for high quality projects to attend a funding launch.
Businesses from the Yorkshire and the Humber are invited to the launch of Regional Growth Fund Round 5 launch this week.
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills is hosting the event, which will feature a presentation on how to make a successful bid, offer businesses the opportunity to pose questions to speakers and will include a networking lunch, at
The Humber LEP has submitted the draft strategy for how to deploy the Humber’s European Union Structural and Investment Funds (EUSIF) for 2014-2020.
More than 100 individuals from the private and public sector including educationalists, third sector stakeholders, renaissance partnerships and European programme experts have given their time to help shape the strategy.
The strategy outlines how the Humber can deploy the £87.67m to generate economic, social and environmental benefits to the Humber that build on the region’s existing strengths and addresses
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has been told by bankers in the region that they are “open for business”.
The LEP regularly meets with Humber bankers to exchange information and understand the business environment, as a barometer to what is happening in the local economy.
At September’s meeting it was overwhelmingly reported by the banks that in line with national growth indicators there was a greater confidence from businesses in the region, which had seen an increase in organisations making decisions
More than 100 companies are actively investing in skills and training thanks to a campaign aimed at boosting the region’s economy.
The Humber Skills Pledge, launched in April this year by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), is helping to create jobs and address the very real and growing skills gap which threatens many UK companies today.
The LEP Board is delighted that the campaign has received major interest with businesses, large and small, all fulfilling at least one of the six
The Humber Renewables partnership, set up by the Humber LEP, is offering its final place to join them on their exhibition stand at Renewable UK 2013 in November.
SMEs can get support to cover half the cost of being part of the stand, which runs from November 5-7 in Birmingham, to join 5,000 participants and be one of the 300 exhibiting companies at the 35th Renewable UK exhibition and conference.
The partnership, which brings together inward investment officers from the four local
The Humber LEP is asking the government to consider its case after EU stats used to calculate allocation of Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) saw the region ruled out of funding, despite having youth unemployment blackspots.
The Humber LEP is lobbying government to receive some of the £16.4m (19.4m Euros of 194m Euros) of the YEI fund the UK Government is able to allocate outside the areas predefined by the Commission.
The Commission’s use of Eurostat statistics to allocate Youth Employment Initiative funding
Humber LEP Chair Lord Haskins is urging SMEs to take advantage of a £3.5 million fund for workplace training courses after Hull College secured the money from the European Social Fund ESF.
Below is a release from Hull College:
Hull College has secured a contract for £3.5 million to deliver the Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) and Local Response Fund (LRF). The project is funded by the European Social Fund ESF. The focus for the funding will be to deliver workplace
The Humber LEP is delighted that its Investment Board has awarded up to £1.1m from the ‘Growing the Humber’ Regional Growth Fund to DONG Energy to support project with potential to create hundreds of new jobs in North East Lincolnshire.
Below is a release from North East Lincolnshire council:
Hundreds of new jobs are set to be created in North East Lincolnshire after Danish utility giant DONG Energy was awarded up to £1.1m from the ‘Growing the Humber’ Regional Growth Fund.
The fund is run by the
The Humber LEP Chair Lord Haskins has welcomed Wren kitchen’s decision to take on the old Kimberly Clark Barton-on-Humber site.
Humber LEP Chair Lord Haskins said:
“We are delighted to hear the former Kimberly Clark site will be re-energised and once again play an important part in the region.
“Wren’s commitment to keeping its manufacturing in the UK and making a further investment in the Humber is great news for the local economy and testament to good relationships with the local authority and
The Humber LEP Board has endorsed Hull’s City of Culture 2017 bid and 10-year City Plan.
Hull’s City of Culture bid, which was shortlisted in June and is one of four candidate cities waiting to hear if it will win in November, was presented to the board at its last meeting.
Board members heard how the 2017 Hull bid, which includes 1500 events, 25 festivals, 12 artist residencies, and projects that reach into streets throughout the city, had received great feedback from
The Humber LEP welcomes the publication of the Government’s offshore wind strategy today.
The strategy formalises and brings together the key strands of sector for the industry to strengthen theUK’s position, where there is already more wind operation than the rest of the world combined.
The Humber is well placed to create a large proportion of the 30,000 jobs linked to offshore wind expected to be create in theUK, as well as gaining a slice of the £7bn expected to be created in the economy.
The strategy should
Vince Cable announces more than £1 million funding for the laser technology company Rofin-Sinar, creating nearly 60 new highly skilled jobs.
Business Secretary Vince Cable is visiting Hull today (Monday 8 July) to announce more than £1 million funding for the laser technology company Rofin-Sinar, creating nearly 60 new highly skilled jobs.
The government money is being provided through the Regional Growth Fund (RGF). Funding through the RGF supports private investment to create economic growth and sustainable employment outside of London. Rofin-Sinar’s
Humber businesses are planning to build on the success of a trade mission to one of the world’s biggest ports.
Organised by Hull City Council and HumberPort (a collaboration of leading ports-based businesses), the delegation visited the Port of Rotterdam to develop short sea shipping trade and promote the Humber’s profile as the UK’s Energy Estuary.
Cultural links were also strengthened aligned to the recently launched Hull City Plan and City of Culture bid.
It was the first time the region had been
The Humber’s competitive advantages for offshore wind are being showcased to visitors to a major offshore wind conference and exhibition this week. The Humber LEP has brought together businesses and local authorities to sell the area for trade and investment on a dedicated Humber Renewables exhibition stand, the fourth joint presence it has organised at a major event in the last year.
The Humber’s strength in the burgeoning Renewables sector was well documented in The Times Humber supplement, initially published in
The “Growing the Humber” scheme, backed by the Government’s Regional Growth Fund (RGF), has launched a South Bank Engineering Apprenticeship programme, available to businesses in both North and North East Lincolnshire. The programme offers a grant of £6,000 towards the first year wage costs of a new level three engineering apprentice.
The scheme is part of a wider job creation programme delivered through the RGF “Growing the Humber” Programme which is managed by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and North
Kishor Tailor, former Economic Development Director for Partnership for Urban South Hampshire and Chief Executive of Leicestershire Economic Partnership, has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership.
Lord Haskins, Chair of Humber LEP, commented: “We are absolutely delighted to appoint Kishor to this role. He joins us at a critical time in the Humber’s growth. Kishor’s vast experience in the economic development field, his extensive knowledge and background is pivotal in ensuring we capture the
Discover how your business can get a real head start or develop further at the Banking on Success event at the Baths Hall.
Entrepreneur, David Fishwick, is the key note speaker at the event. He is the largest supplier of minibuses in the UK and opened Burnley Savings and Loans Ltd officially in September 2011 under the slogan ‘Bank of Dave’ from the Channel 4 series.
Businesses from across the Humber will share their success stories and provide inspiration to those looking
The Humber LEP has today announced it has refreshed the private sector members of its board to help drive economic growth in the region. The restructure has been made in response to the LEP’s expanding role, with new responsibilities and funding being channelled through it by Government.
Two new Vice Chairs, Mike Parker of Grimsby Institute and Tim Rix of JR Rix and Sons, join Chair Lord Haskins to lead the new Humber LEP board.
Further appointments have been made to lead
The Humber LEP is currently recruiting to two posts.
Please click on the links below for more information:
Business Development Manager
The closing date for both posts is Friday 3 May 2013.
The Humber’s most passionate and enterprising business people are being sought to help drive economic growth in the region.
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership has today announced it is to refresh the private sector members of its Board, including the appointment of two Vice Chairs, and form new sub-groups responsible for delivering key parts of its growth agenda. The restructure is being made in response to the LEP’s expanding role, with new responsibilities and funding being channelled through it by Government.
Businesses across the Humber are being encouraged to support a project set to boost local economy after research showed more investment is needed to develop people’s skills.
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership hopes to encourage companies to back its Humber Skills Pledge campaign in light of local and national research which found one fifth of UK economic growth is due to improvements in skills and training.
The pledge aims to get more of the 47,800 unemployed people aged 16 to 64
The first deadline for the RGF “Growing the Humber” Expression of Interest forms has now passed and the team have been delighted with the response, receiving more than 100 Expressions of Interest through from across the Humber.
The £30 million RGF programme was launched in February and the “Growing the Humber” grant can be accessed for a range of projects such as; capital investment in land, buildings and machinery, research and development projects and workforce development.
However, don’t worry
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership has welcomed the Government response to Lord Heseltine’s Review, No Stone Unturned In Pursuit of Growth.
Lord Haskins, Chairman of the Humber LEP, said:
“Lord Heseltine proposed a major shift in powers and funding to local leaders, and I am delighted that the Government has accepted every one of the key recommendations.
“The Humber LEP will be at the forefront of implementing these changes, with support from Lord Heseltine, and we are well placed to do so because
Regional Growth Fund “Growing the Humber scheme” generating interest across both sides of the Humber
Businesses across the Humber have until midnight on Friday 15 March to submit their expressions of interest to meet the first of the “Growing the Humber” Regional Growth Fund (RGF) deadlines.
The Humber’s £30 million RGF programme was launched in February and the “Growing the Humber” grant can be accessed for a range of projects such as; capital investment in land, buildings and machinery, research
The Hull and Humber region is one of twenty areas to be granted approval to begin necessary steps to negotiate City Deal status; it has been confirmed in an announcement by the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg.
The second wave of City Deals will accelerate the pace of decentralisation and unlock new and innovative ways to drive growth and locally is the result of a joint bid by the four Humber authorities, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Hull City Council, North
Businesses are being invited to bid for a share of the new £30 million Regional Growth Fund available in the Humber to help bring forward growth plans and build on the Humber’s position as the UK’s energy estuary.
Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, Minister of State for Business & Enterprise will launch the new fund to businesses across the Humber on Friday 8th February at The Baths Hall in Scunthorpe.
Lord Haskins, Chair of the Humber LEP said:
“This is a huge boost
The chairman of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) today acknowledged the strides made by the organisation in its first year and called for continued cohesive action to help build the Humber into the UK’s ‘Energy Estuary’.
Lord Haskins was speaking a year since the board of directors was formally appointed, with the LEP revealing an impressive list of achievements as part of the Review 2011-12 which is published today (Wednesday, January 23).
He said: “In our first year we have really started to
Business and council leaders around the Humber have submitted a landmark proposal to Government that would accelerate the area’s development as an offshore wind cluster.
The proposed Hull & Humber City Deal has been drawn up by the four Humber local authorities and the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), following an invitation from Cities Minister Greg Clark MP in November.
City Deals are transactions between Government and local areas to drive economic growth. They allow cities and their wider areas to do
Report sets out Humber’s economic potential from cutting carbon
A new report for the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership, launched at the University of Hull tonight (Jan 8th), shows the potential economic benefit to the area of reducing carbon emissions.
The research calculated that the energy bill for the Humber’s £14 billion economy is £2.45 billion a year, but forecast this to grow to £2.86 billion by 2022 – a £410m cost increase to businesses and households.
However, the Humber could insulate itself against
The Humber LEP is to recruit a Chief Executive following the launch of its five-year plan for growth that focuses on realising the potential of the Humber Estuary.
The move to recruit a Chief Executive builds on momentum over the last year as the Humber LEP has secured the largest Enterprise Zone in the country, £30m of Regional Growth Funding and an £8m business loan fund to unlock development projects.
The post is one of several appointments that will be made over
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership is delighted to announce the first business to move to the Humber Enterprise Zone. Cablescan will relocate its UK operations to the BAE Systems site at Brough later this month, and in doing so will become one of the first occupants of any Enterprise Zone in the UK.
The move from their Beverley facility to the Enterprise Zone will enable Cablescan, who employ 40 people manufacturing and developing high performance electrical cable assemblies and control panels
What is the Employer Ownership of Skills pilot?
The Employer Ownership of Skills pilot is a competitive fund open to employers to raise skills, create jobs and invest in their current and future workforce in England. Government is committing up to £150 million of public funding, to co-invest with employers in more ambitious and further reaching projects.
For more detailed information on the UK Commission’s vision for employer ownership of skills, click here.
Round 2 – now open!
Round 2 of the pilot is
Humber Local Enterprise Partnership is fast approaching the first major deadline for companies bidding for a share of its £7m-plus business development loan fund.
The final date for applications is this Friday (November 23) after which there will be eligibility checks followed by appraisals. The LEP is expecting dozens of approaches from businesses that believe loan support will enable them to go ahead with job-boosting projects that would otherwise stall.
Firms on both sides of the estuary are showing interest in the
Shortages in key areas of the German offshore wind supply chain will be the focus of a high profile seminar in Grimsby later this month.
The German offshore wind market is set to grow from a current 200MW to 25,000MW in 2030, with forecasts of installed offshore output of between 7,000MW and 12,000MW by 2020. Manufacturers and suppliers are currently investing hundreds of millions of Euros in production plants for wind turbines, foundations, cables, installation ships and harbour logistics at coastal locations.
The Humber is showcasing its offer to 5000 delegates from the renewable energy industry this week at Renewables UK 2012, one of the UK’s largest renewable energy events.
The Humber’s strength in this sector was recognised in The Times yesterday as ‘an example of an emerging cluster of marine and engineering excellence’ in its wind and energy supplement which is being distributed at the conference.
Visitors to the stand will hear how the Humber is progressing to create one of the world’s
High quality applicants are aiming to create hundreds of jobs through Humber Local Enterprise Partnership’s £7m-plus business loan fund.
The LEP’s investment board has so far fielded more than 30 enquiries with three weeks to go before the November 23 closing date for expressions of interest.
“They are mainly looking for loans in the range of £250,000 to £500,00 and we have had one approach for around a million,” said David Kilburn, chair of the Humber LEP Investment Board and executive chairman
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership has launched a major piece of work looking at the future skills needs of the Humber Economy.
The Commission, chaired by Nic Dakin MP on behalf of the LEP, includes Lord Haskins, Chair of the Humber LEP, and representatives of major local employers, key agencies and representatives of schools and colleges, wants to hear from you. We want to hear from local businesses, education and training providers and organisations that support
people into education, training and work.
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has welcomed today’s announcement that its bid to Round 3 of the Government’s Regional Growth Fund has been successful.
The £30 million “Growing the Humber” bid was drawn up by the LEP and North East Lincolnshire Council with support from business leaders and the other Humber local authorities.
It includes a £10 million programme to support the renewable energy sector on the South Bank of the Humber, with grants to support new investment, skills and research
On Friday 12th October the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership hosted its second LEP Forum event at The Forest Pines Hotel in Scunthorpe. The Forum event is held twice yearly in order to bring together businesspeople from across the Humber, to allow them to network and find out about various priorities and development projects in the region.
The Forum breakfast meeting, which was attended by nearly 200 businesspeople, was hosted by Richard Tuplin, Chair of the Humber LEP Forum, and speakers included:
Lord Haskins, Humber Local Enterprise Partnership chairman, will launch a five-year plan for the region’s economic development on Friday 12th October.
The Plan’s main focus is on realising the potential of the Humber Estuary, which the LEP believes can power the regional and national economies.
Described in the Plan as ‘a unique natural asset’, the Estuary is already home to the UK’s largest ports complex and has several major competitive advantages for offshore wind that have led to strong interest from potential investors
Humber businesses are being urged to take advantage of a £7m-plus scheme to get development projects off the drawing board.
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership Business Loan Fund will provide much needed cash injections for projects that have stalled due to lack of investment finance.
The fund has an ultimate goal of boosting employment and accelerating economic growth, and will be allocated by the Humber LEP investment board that comprises private sector business leaders. The closing date for expressions of interest is
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership has launched a major piece of work looking at the future skills needs of the Humber economy and how schools, colleges and universities can help to provide the workforce businesses need.
The Humber LEP’s Skills Commission has been tasked with producing recommendations on how education and training provision can ensure the local workforce meets businesses’ needs.
The Commission is being chaired by Nic Dakin MP (Scunthorpe), a former college principal. Members include Lord Haskins, Chairman of the
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has welcomed today’s announcement that the Government is to provide core funding for LEPs
Lord Haskins, Chairman of the Humber LEP, said: “The funding is welcome and something we have called for. As with most LEPs, our modest resources to date have limited what we can do. This additional funding will enable us to increase our capacity to support the LEP’s key priorities.
“The LEP is and will remain a partnership, so the continued strong support
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is to lead a Humber-wide presence at one of the UK’s largest renewable energy events. The LEP, together with businesses and local authorities, will be there under the Humber Renewables banner, promoting the area for trade and investment.
Over 5,000 participants are expected at Renewable UK’s 34th Annual Conference and Exhibition, where delegates are encouraged to share ideas, network and do business with some of the leading companies in renewable energy.
The Annual Conference and Exhibition,
The membership of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership’s new Advisory Board has been announced as it met for the first time this morning.
The Advisory Board, which is made up of leading business figures from around the Humber, exists to scrutinise and support the Humber LEP’s activities. It will act as a “sounding board” for the LEP Board and direct the work of the Humber LEP Forum, which was launched in February to involve the wider business community and stakeholders in
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership has called on the Government to invest in the Humber rail network to support economic growth.
LEP Chairman Lord Haskins has written to the Transport Secretary to call for the investment to be included in the Government’s new five-year plan for the railways, which is due to be published this month.
The LEP says that infrastructure improvements are essential for the Humber to remain competitive. The upgrades proposed would include extending the current trans-Pennine electrification programme, which
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is asking businesses and local residents to submit their views on its draft Plan for the Humber economy.
The document – “A Plan for the Humber” – has been prepared by the LEP and its partners, with LEP Chairman Lord Haskins leading the work. The draft was approved by a meeting of the LEP Board on Friday, one year on from the original LEP proposal receiving approval from Ministers.
The ambitious five-year Plan sets out in
The marketing of the Humber to potential investors in offshore wind will step up a gear tomorrow (12 June) with the launch of the new Humber Renewables brand and a major exhibition presence.
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership, which is leading the work, will launch the brand and a new brochure promoting the Humber at an exclusive dinner in London. Sponsored by international law firm Nabarro, it will bring together senior wind industry figures, financiers and local businesses involved in the
Tell us about your future skills needs…
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has joined up with LEPs across Yorkshire and the Humber for a major new study that is looking at the future skills needs of employers in the region. The research is being funded by the Skills Funding Agency and asks employers to tell them about their training needs and plans, including how well the education and training system will be able to respond to these.
As such, we would
Businesspeople from across the Humber are being invited to apply to join the Advisory Board of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Forum.
The Humber LEP Forum exists to involve local businesses and stakeholders in the LEP’s plans and activities. The Advisory Board will support LEP Forum Chair Richard Tuplin in leading this work and offer advice to the LEP Board.
The Advisory Board will also be responsible for organising the LEP Forum’s open meetings, which will be held several times a
An economic boost to the Humber economy worth over £200 million came into effect today (Sunday 1 April 2012).
A £150m write-off of debt on the Humber Bridge will enable tolls to be halved for cars, with similar reductions for other vehicles. On the same day, the Humber LEP’s two Enterprise Zones will come into effect, with a package of incentives worth over £50m to potential investors.
The Humber LEP’s Enterprise Zones cover 16 sites, including Green Port Hull, the Able Marine
The following is the video produced by Classlane Media of the Humber LEP Forum launch:
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has welcomed the announcement in yesterday’s Budget that it will receive an extra £2.8m from the Government’s Growing Places Fund.
Along with other LEPs, the Humber LEP received its first allocation – of £5.9m – in January. The LEP Board decided to use it to start the Humber Infrastructure Fund, and is seeking extra funding to build it up into a larger loan fund. The LEP was one of the first in the country to
Businesspeople from across the Humber are being invited to join the new Humber LEP Forum. The LEP Forum was launched on Friday by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Rt Hon Danny Alexander MP, at a breakfast event attended by 250 people.
The LEP Forum exists to involve stakeholders in the LEP’s work. It will hold open events to give businesspeople opportunities to find out about the LEP’s activities and ask questions, as well as workshops and consultations on the LEP’s
The Rt. Hon. Danny Alexander MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, was the guest speaker at the launch of the new Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Forum held in Willerby, Hull, this morning.
Lord Haskins of Skidby, Chair of the Humber LEP; The Rt Hon Danny Alexander MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Richard Tuplin, Chair of the Humber LEP Forum
In his speech to an audience of 250 businesspeople, MPs and council leaders, Mr Alexander confirmed that HM Treasury had
At the recent National Manufacturing Summit hosted by the Government in the Bristol and Bath Science Park, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced a further £1billion of Regional Growth Funding (RGF) available to businesses and public/private partnerships hoping to create new jobs and make a significant impact on their local economies.
Businesses have until 13th June to apply for their share of this £1billion fund. Bids for funding from private bodies and public-private partnerships across England on a challenge basis are
To coincide with National Apprenticeship Week, being held this year from 6th to 10th of February, the Humber LEP is seeking business leaders interested in becoming advocates for Apprenticeships in the Humber sub-region.
Recent final statistics for apprenticeship starts in the full 2010/11 academic year showed that 457,200 were delivered nationally, a 63.5% increase on 2009/10 figures. And the growth taking place at all levels of learning, for all age groups, and across all sectors and all regions demonstrates the value
• Extra £117,000 funding now confirmed • Developers and builders reminded of 10th February deadline for submissions • Expression of Interest form simple to complete
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership has today been told that its allocation from the Government’s Growing Places Fund will now be £5,917,641. The allocation is £117,000 more than expected due to amended 2010 figures and less money going to devolved administrations.
The funding will form the first phase of the LEP’s Humber Infrastructure Fund, launched last month,
The members of the Humber LEP North Bank sub-Board have now been fully-ratified following their first full meeting held on Thursday 19th January.
The private sector-led sub-Board is led by Chair Captain Richard Brough OBE, and has eight business representatives:
Andrew Horncastle (Horncastle Group PLC, South Cave )
Gary Hainsworth (Managing Director, Premier Galvanizing Limited, Hull) Sean Royce (Commercial and Finance Director, KCom, Hull) Margaret Hicks-Clarke (Head of Data, Press Association, Howden) David Dowson (Lloyd Dowson Accountancy, Bridlington) Tim Rix (Managing Director, J
Lord Haskins, chairman of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership, was invited by BOC to turn the first sod with a giant ceremonial spade – alongside BOC’s UK, Ireland and Africa managing director Mike Huggon – for the company’s £20 million specialist gas production plant at Stallingborough, North East Lincolnshire.
BREAKING GROUND: Cutting the turf for the new BOC Dissolved Acetylene Manufacturing Facility at Stallingborough include: branch manager Tony Ogden, Teresa Crampton from Atkins, managing director of BOC Mike Huggon, chairman
UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) has shown clear signs of recognising the value of the newly formed Local Enterprise Partnerships by signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the Humber LEP.
This Memorandum will recognise the Humber LEP as the lead contact for co-coordinating inward investment across the sub region, and hopes to offer a new way of working to direct international projects towards the UK while promoting the resources and incentives available in the Humber Enterprise Zones.
Chairman of the Humber LEP,
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is today launching the first phase of its Humber Infrastructure Fund, which will fund capital investments to help drive local economic growth across the Humber.
The first tranche of funding, which the LEP hopes to allocate within the first few months of this year, comes from a £5.8m allocation from the Department for Communities and Local Government’s Growing Places Fund.
LEP Chairman Lord Haskins has set up a task force to investigate how to attract more
In support of the Government’s Housing Strategy to “Get Britain Building”, the Humber LEP is encouraging developers in the region with “stalled” sites to submit their expressions of interest to the Get Britain Building Investment Fund.
The £420m Fund, administered by the Homes and Communities Agency, offers support to firms – including smaller and medium sized builders – that are currently not able to access development finance.
The Fund’s priority is to service viable, good value for money schemes of at least
Following a series of interviews, the nine private business members of the Humber LEP Board have been announced and will meet for the first time on the 16th December, joining Chair Lord Christopher Haskins and Vice Chair David Ross (photos attached) for their first full meeting.
The board comprises of 14 members, nine from the private sector and five from the public sector, including three members who originally led the formation of the LEP, John Clugston (former LEP Interim Chair), Matt
Proposals submitted by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to the Government for a second Enterprise Zone in the Humber sub-region in response to the anticipated job losses at BAE Systems, Brough, have today been approved in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement.
The Humber Green Port Corridor Enterprise Zone will cover the BAE Systems site at Brough, Queen Elizabeth Dock (north) in Hull, a large undeveloped site near Paull and several small sites in Hull, all of which will be targeted at
Following a competitive tender amongst creative agencies in the Humber region, the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has chosen the creative team at “fred”, based at the marina on Wellington Street, Hull, to undertake their branding, stationery and website.
There were twenty four creative agencies who responded to the tender opportunity (ten of whom were invited). It was closely run, ably demonstrating the creativity and professionalism of the region’s design and marketing agencies.
However, in choosing the winner, the tender panel felt
Communities whose ambitions for economic growth have been stuck in the mud could benefit from a multi-million pound boost to help get their building projects off the ground. The £500million Growing Places Fund will be available to help boost economic growth by getting the required infrastructure built to enable the creation of new jobs and homes by getting stalled projects moving again.
The Fund will put local businesses and organisations in the driving seat, with the 38 local enterprise partnerships, including
Lord Christopher Haskins, former chairman of Northern Foods and Express Dairies, has been appointed chairman of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership. He is currently a member of the Lords’ Cabinet Office Efficiency and Reform Group Board, Pro-Chancellor of the Open University and a non-executive Director of JSR Farms Ltd.
As a former Board member of Yorkshire Forward Regional Development Agency (1998-2008), he brings a wealth of experience in regional development and regeneration.
Lord Haskins was appointed by an independent selection panel after
In response to the recent announcement by BAE Systems regarding their site in Brough, 12 miles west of Hull city centre, The Chancellor of the Exchequer has invited the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to develop proposals for a new Enterprise Zone in the region.
The Government has committed itself to working closely with the LEP to ensure a strong and viable proposal is developed to enable the new zone to be up and running by April 2012.
John Clugston, interim Chair
The Humber LEP has added its voice to calls to reduce the cost of crossing the Humber Bridge. The LEP Board heard presentations on proposals for the Bridge from both Hull-based chartered surveyor Malcolm Scott and the Humber Bridge Board at its meeting yesterday (21 September).
The LEP has been asked for its views as part of the ongoing Government review into the Humber Bridge and will meet officials from HM Treasury next month.
A report commissioned in 2008 by the four
The recruitment process for private sector members of the Humber LEP Board and its North Bank Sub Board, which began on 8th September, has closed, with the announcement of the final board membership expected in the coming weeks.
The LEP said it was delighted by the number of highly-qualified local business leaders who applied, all keen to join and help the LEP deliver its agenda for growth across the Humber.
Humber LEP Manager Richard Kendall said:
“We have been overwhelmed by the quality
Businesspeople with a passion for growing the Humber economy are being sought to join the Board of the new Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).
The LEP is a business-led partnership between local companies, councils and the University of Hull with the task of leading economic growth in the Humber. The recruitment process for the Board is being launched today.
Since being approved by the Government in June, the LEP has successfully bid for one of the largest Enterprise Zones in the country
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership has welcomed today’s announcement by the Government that its bid for an Enterprise Zone has been successful.
The Humber LEP’s bid aims to attract large top tier manufacturing companies in the renewable energy sector. By bringing in these Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), the LEP hopes their supply chains will follow and occupy further sites around the Humber, leading to the development of a renewable energy super cluster unique in the UK and with international scale.
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership has begun to set out its plans for the next few months after winning £177,000 of funding from the Government.
The Humber LEP was one of 18 LEPs nationally to be awarded all of what it bid for through the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills LEP Startup Fund.
The £5m fund was made available for LEPs to use towards their startup and initial running costs, such as office rental, staff salaries and marketing. In order to
The new Humber Local Enterprise Partnership agreed the shape of its bid for an Enterprise Zone at its first Board meeting last night.
The LEP Board, which is made up of business leaders, councillors and the University of Hull, decided to focus the Enterprise Zone bid on attracting large top tier manufacturing companies in the renewable energy sector. By bringing in these Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), the LEP hopes their supply chains will follow and occupy further sites around the Humber.