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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.

2014/15 achievements

  • Invested more than £25m from the Regional Growth Fund through our Growing the Humber programme, supporting nearly 200 businesses to create 2,200 new jobs
  • Secured a £4m extension to the Growing the Humber programme through the Humber Growth Deal, enabling us to support more businesses to grow between 2015 and 2017
  • Introduced our Business Growth Hub, a one-stop portal for finding out about local and national business support
  • Supported more companies to grow through our Business Loan FundKilnwick Percy Golf Club which received a Business Loan to construct a new road and expand their lodge accomodation
  • Set up regular engagement forums with businesses, business support organisations and professional services groups
  • Formed a new digital sector group to promote the development of the Humber’s digital economy – ranked 8th nationally for growth
  • Promoted the Humber as the UK’s Energy Estuary in the UK and Europe
  • Supported companies to access new international markets and win new business through trade missions and shows
  • Secured Assisted Area status for more areas in the Humber
  • Initiated work on developing an innovation strategy

Our work in this area is led by our Business Development Board.

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