Posted on September 12, 2014
Category: News

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 like to hear more about which has shaped September’s event. What is happening at the LEP, business loans and grants and the skills agenda will be discussed.

Tim Rix, Vice Chair of the Humber LEP Board and Managing Director of J R Rix & Sons, will talk about why engagement with businesses and partners is important, update on some of the LEP’s key work including the £350m capital programme secured in July’s Growth Deal, and look ahead to forthcoming opportunities for the Humber LEP and the region including the next round of bidding for the Local Growth Fund.

Stephen Savage, of the Humber LEP’s Board and Investment Panel and Partner at Wilkin Chapman LLP, will talk about the Business Loan Fund and Growing the Humber fund achievements and the future of the funds.

Stephen will then join a panel with three businesses – Summerbridge Doors, Point engineering and Red Herring Games – that have used the Growing the Humber Fund as part of their growth projects. They will take questions from their host Business Editor of Grimsby Telegraph David Laister sent ahead or posed by tables at the event so they can share their experiences.

You can send questions for the panel ahead of the event by sending it to k.lead@humberlep.org or put one forward on your table at the event.

Mike Parker, Vice Chair of the Humber LEP Board and Chair of the Humber LEP’s Employment and Skills Board, will speak about what the LEP is doing to make sure businesses can access the skills they need and support people into work, and how local employers can help.

This will be followed by a Q&A session with the main speakers.

You can register for the event at:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/humber-lep-forum-september-2014-tickets-12601893603