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Growing the Humber (extension)

April 1, 2015 - March 31, 2017

Building on the success and momentum of the RGF3-funded Growing the Humber business grant programme, this project will deliver a Humber-wide approach to sustaining and growing the local economy, with reference to but not exclusively, the Humber LEP’s priority sectors.

 

Growing the Humber - Regional Growth Fund

June 30, 2015

A Regional Growth Fund programme to provide funding to businesses in the Humber region and to inward investors to support business growth and diversification which results in new job creation.

 

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Humber LEP guide to Growing the Humber

December 8, 2017

Want to find out more about the Growing the Humber scheme?

Our Investment Programme Manager, Karen Oliver-Spry has provided some clear answers on the basics of the grant scheme, in this step-by-step guide.

What is the purpose of the programme?

Growing the Humber is a business investment scheme which aims to stimulate business growth, investment and job creation around the Humber.

The £8m Local Growth Fund programme builds on the previous £30m Regional Growth Fund and £4m Local Growth Fund programmes to offer grants

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£8m Local Growth Fund secured to help local businesses grow

April 24, 2017

UK Trailer Parts, based in Grimsby, moved to larger premises with funding from Growing the Humber.

Hull-based Sports ID have installed new machinery with investment from Growing the Humber.

 

£8m has been made available from the Local Growth Fund to support small and medium sized businesses in the Humber area to make capital investments and create jobs.

The funding was secured by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) as part of its recent Growth Deal with Government. The funding will be

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Working Together We Can Boost Business Success

October 26, 2016

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

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Humber LEP Yorkshire Post Column: Humber Businesses claim their share of £4m to support growth

August 30, 2016

At a time of uncertainty, when we hear in the news that many businesses are delaying investment, it is reassuring to know that small and medium businesses in the Humber are making investments to grow and creating jobs.

In some part this is thanks to the availability of Growing the Humber, a £4m grant programme using money secured by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership from the Government’s Local Growth Fund.

The £4m programme continues the success of a £30m Regional Growth Fund

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Humber Businesses claim their share of £4m to support growth

August 26, 2016

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

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Growing the Humber : Martin Williams

August 24, 2016

About the company

Martin Williams Ltd is one of the UK’s foremost commercial vehicle bodybuilders, truck mounted crane supplier / installer and accident repair centres.

The business, situated in Hull, has built and fixed commercial vehicles, and continuously invested in technology and equipment to ensure the company’s processes are efficient and streamlined.

About the project

A grant of £67,751 was received to support the relocation of the sand blasting booth and subsequent extension of the company workshop to create an additional 8,000 square feet

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Growing the Humber : Kenworth Engineering

August 24, 2016

About the company

Kenworth Engineering carries out a variety of services centred around precision machining. These predominately include  milling, turning, internal and external grinding and also surface grinding.

The business, which takes on low and medium volume contracts from clients in a wide range of sectors, offers machining on almost any material.

About the project

The company needed to purchase two new machines – a new 3metre CNC lathe and a new machining centre – which would allow them to take on larger jobs

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Growing the Humber : Helix Precision Machining

August 24, 2016

About the company

Helix Precision Machining is a leading engineering company, which produces precision components and assembled products to a broad and varied customer base.

The company is equipped to carry out several different operations under one roof, including heat treatment, assembly, anodizing, painting, chemical blacking, laser cutting and waterjet cutting. These capabilities often save customers from having to order through multiple companies.

About the project

The business had an opportunity to expand production into the supply of aerospace parts. To enable them to maximise this opportunity

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Growing the Humber : Dataplan

August 24, 2016

About the business

Dataplan is a payroll services company based in Grimsby, and owned by chartered accountancy firm Forrester Boyd. Dataplan has built up over 45 years of experience providing payroll services for companies across the UK.

The company has been awarded several industry awards from the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP), and won the CIPP Payroll Service Provider of the Year twice. The company is also an accredited Payroll Quality Partnership organisation, awarded by the Chartered Institute for Payroll Professionals.

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Growing the Humber : Contrac

August 24, 2016

About the company

Contrac, a Beverley-based company employing 40 people, has been a supplier of computer consumables and print management to businesses and the public sector since the early 1970s. In the last 5 years , the company has developed its services to include MPS (copiers and printers), print consultancy, promotional products, and, most recently, IT Services.

Contrac IT Services has grown rapidly since its inception in 2013, offering consultancy, solutions, support and installation services to a diverse group of SME companies,

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Growing the Humber : C4DI

August 24, 2016

About the company

The Centre for Digital Innovation (C4DI) is a membership organisation that helps start-up digital businesses to grow, and established digital businesses to innovate by using technology more effectively. They also offer a year-long Innovation Programme, providing a problem solving service and assembling specialist teams to develop products and services.

The company provides support and infrastructure to help a network of about 900 digital entrepreneurs, businesses, employees, designers, developers and come together to collaborate and grow through social events, workshops, meet-ups and

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Growing the Humber : BJB Lift Trucks

August 24, 2016

About the company

BJB Lift Trucks is a supplier of materials handling solutions, providing sales, hire, repairs, operator training, parts and fleet management packages for customers across the UK. The company has recently cemented a partnership with cargo-handling equipment company, Kalmar, becoming an official dealer partner of Kalmar machinery.

Their location close to the two major UK ports of Immingham and Grimsby makes the company a close contact when organisations such as Associated British Ports and DONG Energy require heavy lifting solutions.

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Growing the Humber : Airco Centre of Excellence

August 24, 2016

 

About the company

Originally a refrigeration contractor, Airco now offers a full cold room design and build facility, along with specialist refrigeration equipment.

Airco began in Hull in 1991, eventually growing to a national company, with offices in Hull, Leeds, Immingham, Milton Keys and central London.

The company now design, supply, install, commission, service and maintain a full range of equipment from leading manufactures and provide solutions for air conditioning, refrigeration, electrical, heating and renewables.

The business has gained accreditation to install EV charging

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Growing the Humber : Steelridge

August 24, 2016

About the company

Steelridge manufactures and supplies complex fabrications with supporting processes such as shot blasting, painting, stress relieving, assembly and hydraulic testing.

The sector is a competitive one and strategic investment is important for the company to maintain viability. The business had outsourced bending and profiling works but saw an opportunity to bring these functions in-house.

About the project

The business decided to invest in two new machines, a Press Brake and Plasma Profile Burner to streamline the manufacturing process, enable Steelridge to

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Growing the Humber : Sport Identity

August 24, 2016

About the company

Sports Identity is a signage manufacture company which specialises in servicing the sporting sector and competes internationally with established, large trading organisations with key accounts.

The business prides itself on offering service, relationship and value for money, and these core values have assisted its steady, annual growth, recently necessitating a move to larger premises.

About the project

A grant of £43,000 was awarded to the business to support investment in a number of efficiency improvements and included purchasing a new latex

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Growing the Humber : Sherwood Plastic Products

August 24, 2016

About the company

Sherwood plastic Products Ltd manufactures tamper evident security seals for a number of high street clothing retailers, including Next, JD Sports and Edinburgh Woolen Mill. The company has been operating in this sector for over 20 years and has established a loyal customer base.

Increasingly large orders are being received for both existing designs and new, customer-specific seals which has the potential to lead to rapid business growth within a couple of years.

About the project

In order to achieve full

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Growing the Humber : John E Wright and Co

August 24, 2016

About the company

John E Wright is a long-established, family-owned printing company specialising in large format display graphics. The group has eight sites around the UK and a production headquarters in Nottingham to which some services have been outsourced with others being outsourced to third party suppliers.

About the project

The company was looking to expand the portfolio of services offered by the Hull business by purchasing a new digital cutter to enable more signage and exhibition work to be undertaken and fewer

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Growing the Humber : Focus Packaging and Design

August 24, 2016

About the company

Focus Packaging & Design Ltd has been trading since 1998, initially supplying specialist packing, packaging and technology advice to the commercial and retail seed sectors. Whilst these are still part of the company’s activities, the main business now is developing and manufacturing products for the home gardening sector.

A range of new products are based around coir, a sustainable coconut by-product, and give the business an opportunity to increase higher price point sales with higher margin through an environmentally

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Growing the Humber : Fast Form Systems

August 24, 2016

About the company

Fast-Form Systems Ltd manufactures and supplies award winning, patented formwork available for hire and sale to the construction sector worldwide. The versatile, lightweight and adjustable formwork and shuttering system offers an alternative to timber shutters and large panel systems, lowering delivery costs and carbon emissions.

Last year, the company won the contract to support the excavation and casting of concrete in the bases of tunnels in the London underground. This will drain pollutants discharged by the trains away from the groundwater aquifer,

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Growing the Humber : Associated Plastic Components

August 24, 2016

About the company

The business manufactures glass reinforced plastic building products. The business was recently split from the Paneltex Group to enable the business to reach its full potential. It was already operating at capacity in its existing premises and had exhausted all possibilities for creating more space having constructed several mezzanine floors and added a number of portable buildings and storage containers.

With an increased demand for general and bespoke building products the business needed to move to a larger site

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Investments on track to add £1.42bn to Humber economy by end of Parliament

June 10, 2016

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

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Businesses invited to bid for £7.8m European Funding Innovation Pot

April 15, 2016

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

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Humber LEP Yorkshire Post column: A powerful voice driving the Humber skills agenda

November 10, 2015

When people ask about the Humber LEP Employment and Skills Board, I describe it as the “Business Voice driving the Humber skills agenda”. Through partnership with local authorities, funding agencies, key government departments and education and training providers, our purpose is to achieve a skills system that is better aligned with the current and future needs of the local economy.

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LEP Yorkshire Post Column: Devolved funds deployed to support Humber growth

October 13, 2015

Six months on from the start of our Growth Deal programme, and with the Spending Review approaching, it is a good time to look at how devolved funds are being deployed in the Humber.

With a varied portfolio of projects, the day to day progress of major, multi-year developments may not always be obvious – but partners’ work continues apace.

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Kwik Tuf Ltd

March 17, 2015

Kwik Tuf Ltd supplys glass and associated products to business and trade.

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Grant boost helps fire safety company expand

January 27, 2015

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

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Grant helps company open the door to growth

January 19, 2015

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

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Getting fit for success

January 19, 2015

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

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Growth grant for Grimsby engineering company

January 19, 2015

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

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Boost for furniture company

November 11, 2014

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

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Grant support for Cleethorpes Jeweller

November 7, 2014

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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Grant support to local drainage company

October 31, 2014

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

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Chemical firms £1.3m expansion brings jobs boost

October 20, 2014

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

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Grant supports streamlined systems for JCS Fish Ltd

October 9, 2014

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

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