The Humber is a great place to start or grow a business. We are working to ensure that businesses can access the support and finance they need to grow, create jobs and take advantage of new investment opportunities.

Our work in this area is led by our Business Development Board, chaired by Dr Paul Sewell OBE.

Key projects

  • Making it easier for businesses to find the support they need, through our one-stop-shop Business Growth Hub.
  • Supporting businesses to grow with grant and loan funding, through our Growing the Humber and Business Loan Fund programmes.
  • Encouraging businesses to invest in the Humber area with our Enterprise Zones.
  • Making the process of developing around the Humber Estuary smoother with our City Deal commitments.
  • Marketing the Humber for new investment, such as through our Humber Renewables programme and thehumber.com.
  • Ensuring we know what businesses want through our engagement and communications work, including our LEP Forum.

Our Business Development Board also leads our work in supporting the seven sectors identified in the Humber Strategic Economic Plan as being important for our future growth.