Formed in 2011, the Humber LEP has supported businesses and residents in East Yorkshire, Hull, North and North East Lincolnshire in many various ways.
Here’s some of the Humber LEP’s biggest achievements, and what it will celebrate as its legacy:
The Humber LEP secured the largest Enterprise Zone in the country with several rounds of expansions, helping bring about many important businesses to the region, such as Siemens Gamesa in Hull.
In terms of funding, the Humber LEP has been really successful
The founding Board members set to steer the economic direction of our region have been appointed by the Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (HEY LEP).
The Board members, with experience in a number of key sectors will help lead the strategic direction of the LEP, shaping future priorities, developing partnerships and securing investment from both public and private sectors.
This sector-diverse Board will comprise of six women and six men and includes LEP Chair James Newman OBE, Deputy Chair Stephen
Newly appointed Humber Cluster Plan Manager highlights the huge potential of the region’s industrial decarbonisation projects.
Jonathan Oxley has been appointed by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) as Manager of the Humber Industrial Cluster Plan – a comprehensive roadmap for decarbonising industry in our region, which will show how the Humber cluster can achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040, potentially making it the first in the world to do so.
The Humber Cluster Industrial Plan is led by the Humber
Up to 87 new jobs could be created at Hull vehicle bodybuilder Paneltex after the business benefited from a Growing the Humber grant and business loan from the Humber LEP.
The LEP’s Investment Panel agreed a grant of £141,000, which will fund equipment such as forklifts and lifting machinery, and will help create 13 new machine operative roles.
In addition to the grant, a loan of up to £470,000, approved at the Humber LEP’s November Board meeting, will support an extra 74
Organisations from across the Humber have put forward their case for inclusion at the UN Climate Change Conference UK 2021 – known as COP26.
The event, being held in Glasgow in November, welcomed submissions from organisations across the UK – with bids from the Humber region including the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), Marketing Humber, University of Hull and Living with Water.
Hull is the city outside of London most at risk from rising sea levels, while the Humber region’s industrial cluster
A new resource designed to help those aged 45+ make empowered choices about their future working lives and retirement plans has been unveiled by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).
The LEP is one of 10 areas to pilot the scheme, launched by the Government’s Department for Work and Pensions and running until April 23rd, which is focused on supporting not just individuals with their future plans, but also to support employers with an ageing workforce to also take positive steps.
The success of the Humber at creating green jobs – and what both the region and the UK will need to create future green roles – has been discussed in a Parliamentary committee.
Richard Kendall, the Humber LEP’s Director of Business and Strategy, appeared as part of the Environmental Audit Committee’s virtual inquiry into green jobs on Wednesday afternoon.
The committee had asked to hear from the Humber about how the region’s success could be replicated elsewhere, and what more could be
The Humber LEP has welcomed Wednesday’s budget announcement that the Humber is to house one of eight designated Freeport areas.
Read more from our Chair here:
Stephen Parnaby OBE, Chair of the Humber LEP, said: “We are delighted that both the Humber Freeport bid and Able UK’s bid for support to deliver the Able Marine Energy Park have been successful. These are transformative opportunities for the region, drawing on the unique asset of the Humber Estuary and our special role in enabling
The region’s manufacturers are set to benefit from a share of a £1.5m fund to support digital improvements in industry throughout the Humber.
The funding, part of the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Made Smarter Adoption programme, will support businesses across the North of England and the West Midlands to adopt more digital technology – helping businesses to modernise, to make improvements to their operations, and to create more high-skilled jobs.
The Government hopes that by supporting adoption of
On 10th January, the UK Government announced they would be expanding the offer of asymptomatic testing to critical workers who cannot work from home during this period of national lockdown restrictions.
Lateral flow tests (LFTs), also known as lateral flow devices (LFDs), are rapid tests which are used for asymptomatic testing to identify cases of Covid-19. With 1 in 3 people with coronavirus never showing any symptoms but still being infectious, LFTs can identify cases who would have gone unidentified and
Skills Humber 2021 is being held virtually this year. This free event brings young people from the region into contact with employers, training providers, colleges, universities and professional bodies.
An example of the virtual event’s exhibition hall
The event is taking place virtually on 21 April 2021 via the trusted V Fairs online platform. Through a marketing campaign to all schools and colleges across the region, this event attracts thousands of keen students, committed teachers and career leads, young adults,
The new Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (HEY LEP) is looking for experienced and committed leaders from the business and other sectors of the community to join its Board and drive forward economic prosperity in our region.
As a founder member of the new Board, you will help lead the strategic direction of the LEP, shaping future priorities, developing partnerships and securing investment from both public and private sectors.
If you are passionate about improving our region’s economy and believe
Jobs in the Healthcare sector across our region are now available on the Humber Opportunities website.
The Workforce Consortium Programme Team at the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership, in partnership with the Humber LEP, have been working towards placing their health and social care career pathways to an online resource for job seekers across our area on the Humber Opportunities website. This website also provides helpful information for those whose job or career has been negatively impacted by
The Humber LEP Business Growth Hub is offering specialist advisory and consultancy services relating to EU transition and the various trading issues that it presents to the region’s businesses.
Using funding from the government department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the Humber Business Growth Hub has rolled out an “EU Transition Support Service” for businesses, which provides advice and support on the changes that have arisen since the UK’s Transition period with the EU ended on 31st December 2020.
We have a tender opportunity available for an organisation to carry out research into the LEP Region’s Post EU Exit Business Engagement Research.
Enterprise Growth Solutions Limited (EGSL) is part of the Exemplas Group, and the Department for International Trade (DIT) Delivery Partner for the Yorkshire and Humber region. The March 2020 Budget saw DIT secure budget under the Levelling Up agenda to increase capacity to support exporters across the NP11, including the Humber. EGSL is now seeking suitably experienced companies
The Greater Lincolnshire and Humber Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) have welcomed the region’s bold bid to form a Humber-wide Freeport, encompassing ports across the area.
Such a development has the potential to boost the economy of the region by providing investment, highly-skilled jobs, training opportunities and the development of more clean growth and decarbonisation developments on the Humber – all of which are major priorities of both LEPs.
A formal coalition, led by ABP, submitted the plans to Government this week, which
The Growth Hub is recruiting! As part of our #GrowMySME – Business Growth Scheme, we are looking for an experienced and dynamic business advisor to work with SME businesses in the region’s Visitor Economy.
Working with businesses in the hospitality, leisure, accommodation, arts, cultural and heritage industries, the post holder will work with SMEs across North and North East Lincolnshire who are reliant on visitors for income, and help them to recover from the adverse impacts of Covid-19.
Working for North
The Humber LEP’s Business Growth Hub is inviting businesses in the Humber’s visitor economy to apply to a 100% funded grant scheme to support with Covid-19 business recovery.
First launched in September 2020, the “Kickstarting Tourism” grant scheme has awarded grants to more than 85 businesses to date, and with limited funding remaining, the Growth Hub is encouraging eligible businesses to register and then apply for the grant scheme now the portal has re-opened.
Grants of up to £3,000 are available, and
An ambitious decarbonisation plan for the region has received Government backing.
A total of £1.7m government funding has been secured for the Humber Cluster Plan – a comprehensive plan for decarbonisation in our region, which will show how the Humber cluster can achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040, potentially making it the first in the world to do so.
This joint bid by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership and CATCH also involves eight private sector partner organisations and was submitted to
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has brought some Christmas cheer to a local vineyard with the first Growing Hull and East Yorkshire grant.
R.J. Wilson Ltd, owners of Little Wold Vineyard, in South Cave, has been awarded £40,495.77 towards creating their own in-house winery.
Not only will the grant support the Vineyard to expand their production capabilities, by creating an onsite winery with facility warehousing, but it will create two new roles at the business. The expansion will also give visitors
On the 16th November 2020, the Government launched its Prospectus and competitive bidding process for Freeports.
Freeports are a flagship government programme that will play an important part in the UK’s post-Covid economic recovery and contribute to realising the levelling up agenda, bringing jobs, investment and prosperity to some of our most deprived communities across the four nations of the UK with targeted and effective support. Freeports represent a major opportunity for regions of the UK to develop their economies and
Hull City Council, on behalf of the Humber Business Growth Hub’s Business Growth Scheme, wishes to commission the development of a digital capacity tool that will help SMEs to self-diagnose their current status in relation to digital technology and solution adoption. The tool will be available to all SMEs in the Humber region at no cost, and will be hosted on both the Growth Hub website and the #GrowMySME website.
The deadline for submissions is December 11th 2020 at 11.59pm.
Dedicated support for start-up businesses is now available from the Humber LEP’s Business Growth Hub.
The Start Up Support Service (SUSS), is completely free and designed for anyone who is thinking about starting up their own business, or for any start up business that has been operating for less than a year.
The service provides:
• One-to-one support from Start Up Advisors
• Workshops covering Business Planning, Bookkeeping & Funding, Sales & Marketing, and Business Regulations
• In-depth Masterclasses covering various topics
• Support from peers
The new Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership is looking for its first Chair.
This high profile role requires a dynamic and experience business leader to establish and lead a board and help raise the profile of the area.
Applications are being invited from those with drive, energy and a passion for Hull and East Yorkshire, someone who is an effective advocate and champion for the area.
The successful applicant will need to move the LEP forward at a pace in these
The National Careers Service Virtual Jobs Fair returns next week, promoting local job, apprenticeship and volunteering opportunities from 13-20 November.
The Virtual Jobs Fair will virtually visit nine different regions of England throughout the week bringing employers closer to job seekers by advertising vacancies across social media. The #YHJobsFair will be coming to Yorkshire and the Humber on Tuesday 17th November from 1-4pm.
The National Careers Service Virtual Jobs fair has the added bonus of having qualified careers advisers with local knowledge
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) set out its agenda for the Humber’s future development – focusing on a green recovery for the region – as it confirmed it would be re-forming as a LEP solely for Hull and East Yorkshire at its Annual General Meeting this morning.
Stephen Parnaby OBE, Chair of the Humber LEP, set out a vision for the Humber focusing on the continued decarbonisation of the region, opportunities in clean growth and freeports, as well as the
The Humber LEP will be exploring the future of economic development on the Humber Estuary and reflecting on a busy year for the region as it holds its Annual General Meeting on Friday, November 13 at 10am.
This hour-long event will be taking place online in a first for the LEP, with guests appearing remotely, and attendees invited to register for free.
This AGM will explore all the latest developments from the LEP, as well as discussing the outcomes from our Annual
Girls at Beverley High School are learning from the career of Helen Gibson, Managing Director of Agencia Consulting, as part of a move to help students plan their futures and to assist the school itself with developing its careers strategy.
(Pictured in the hall at Beverley High School before lockdown are (from left) Helen Gibson, Managing Director of Agencia, student Lucy Smith, Lucy Gray of Humber LEP and students Ruby Haylock and Melissa Eddon.)
Sarah Brownell, Assistant Head at the
Humber LEP Comment on Today’s Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge Bids
Stephen Parnaby OBE, Chair of the Humber LEP, said:
“We’re very pleased organisations across the Humber have put in bids for Phase 2 of the Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge today.
“These exciting and innovative proposals will support the Humber LEP’s goal of becoming a net-zero region by 2040, through a range of decarbonisation measures for industry involving businesses and organisations around the estuary.
“Large scale industrial decarbonisation, which is essential to reducing the carbon footprint of
The Humber LEP Business Growth Hub is seeking to commission suppliers to provide additional resources to add value to the Growth Hub’s existing start-up support capacity through provision of a Start-up Support Service – Workshop, Masterclass and Peer-to-Peer Development programme.
This will consist of a range of online sessions as follows:
a set of core pre-start workshop topics delivered on a regular basis
less frequent masterclasses on particular start up topics to cover sector-based, business model or trend-based content
facilitated peer-to-peer sessions to encourage
Procurement Opportunity: Humber Peer Networks Programme
The Humber LEP Business Growth Hub is seeking to commission suppliers to deliver a Humber Peer Networks Programme.
Peer Networks is a national initiative funded by the Department for Business, Environment and Industrial Strategy that is being delivered locally through the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) network and their respective Growth Hubs. The programme’s longer-term aims are focused on reducing the UK productivity gap by helping business leaders find practical solutions to strategic and operational challenges.
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) Board has committed funding totalling £9.5m to three schemes across Hull and East Yorkshire designed to stimulate the Humber’s economy over the next 18 months.
The project commitments were made at the Humber LEP’s Board meeting on Friday, September 18th.
The LEP Board had previously agreed to add the list of projects to the Getting Building Fund programme with in-principle funding allocations, subject to full business case approval.
The business case for each project has now been
The Humber LEP Business Growth Hub is looking for more of the region’s Social Enterprise to come forward and enrol onto its new pilot scheme of support designed specifically for the growth of not-for-profit organisations in the Humber region.
The Humber Social Enterprise Accelerator pilot (Humber SEA pilot) is currently supporting a number of social enterprises which have the potential to grow, create jobs and scale-up their work with their communities and groups of interest.
Delivered in partnership with Northbank Forum, the
The Humber LEP is looking to appoint a part time Local Digital Skills Partnership Manager to lead on the regional pilot, supporting employers and key stakeholders to drive the digital agenda in the Humber.
This key role will focus on the priorities of the Local Digital Skills Partnership Steering Group to deliver ambitious outcomes over a short period of time until the end of Feb 2021.
The role will assist in the delivery of the skills commitments in the Local Industrial Strategy and
The Humber LEP is looking for a Workforce Development Business Advisor to join our existing team of Growth Hub Business Advisors; to work with employers across the Humber region to support them in developing their workforce.
The post holder will sit within the central Humber LEP Growth Hub team, and will provide specific advice to businesses in relation to workforce development, apprenticeship recruitment and industrial placements. You will also enhance the Growth Hub’s capacity by providing professional advice to the Growth
The Humber LEP’s Business Growth Hub has been allocated almost £850,000 of new funding to help support the economic recovery of businesses in the Humber.
This funding forms part of the Humber LEP’s updated Coronavirus delivery plan – which sets out how the LEP will prioritise existing resources to work with our partners to help the Humber’s businesses and people through the next phase of the COVID-19 economic impact.
Split across three new support services, the funding will help businesses in the
By Stephen Savage, Chair of the Humber LEP Employment and Skills Board
Young people are dis proportionally hit by the impact of economic crises. In the financial crash of 2008, there was a large rise in young people not in education, employment, or training (NEETs), and while we are still in the early days of the COVID-19 economic crisis, we can see that young people in the Humber have been hardest hit by lockdown job losses.
The effect on young people could
Are you passionate about supporting young people as they start to think about their pathway into the world of work? If so, we could have the right opportunity for you.
We are looking for an Enterprise Coordinator to join our existing team; to work with schools and colleges across North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire and support the work of our Enterprise Adviser Network and the Humber Careers Hub.
The Enterprise Coordinator will sit at the heart of a network that connects schools
The Humber LEP Business Growth Hub is seeking to commission suppliers to undertake Covid-19 and EU-Exit Business Needs & Opportunities Analyses and Action Plans with medium and large sized businesses.
Given that the global pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on the business community and the impending EU Exit on 01 January 2021 will impact further on businesses, the Growth Hub seeks to undertake reviews with medium and large companies in the Humber, to understand the business needs and opportunities
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and membership organisation CATCH have submitted a joint proposal with industry for funding to develop a comprehensive plan for decarbonisation in our region – the Humber Cluster Plan (HCP) – which will show how the Humber cluster can achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040, potentially making it the first in the world to do so.
A joint bid involving eight private sector partner organisations has been submitted to Innovate UK as part of the
The Humber LEP has launched a new business grant programme as the Government confirms funding for projects in Hull and East Yorkshire through its Getting Building Fund.
The Humber LEP’s total allocation of £13.4m will support six projects across Hull and East Yorkshire, including two housing developments in Hull, a new rail innovation centre in Goole and upgraded cycle infrastructure to support access to work.
The first of the six projects gets under way today. Growing Hull and East Yorkshire, supported by
A specialist arts and health consultant based in East Yorkshire who has helped businesses deliver creative and cultural projects across the country made a national impact once again after lockdown led to a loss of work.
Elaine Burke was recruited to devise the content and the approach for Arts Drop, a project organised by the Creative Learning Guild (CLG) to promote wellbeing among the most vulnerable children in Calderdale during lockdown.
The initiative was such a success that Elaine and the CLG
A business which works to overcome the obstacles facing disabled people has acted to make its own services more accessible by addressing the limitations of lockdown.
Pictured: Ian Streets, About Access
About Access, which operates internationally from its base in Anlaby, devised an online alternative for delivering its training programmes when restrictions prevented Managing Director Ian Streets from travelling to Northern Ireland to deliver a series of presentations.
Ian’s clients in Belfast have welcomed his innovative solution and he’s now looking
An East Yorkshire business which has made a mark regionally, nationally and globally by helping governments and other organisations drive positive transformation shared the secrets of its success with a series of lockdown webinars.
Agencia, a Northern Powerhouse Export Champion and a winner in the National Family Business Awards, has secured two major new deals since presenting the online advice sessions.
The company, based at Hessle, has also played a pivotal role in supporting the UK’s response to the pandemic including front-line
Renovating historic buildings, supporting start-up businesses and providing safe and stylish accommodation for NHS workers has kept Allenby Commercial active during lockdown.
The company has also enhanced its online activities by offering virtual video tours to prospective clients with the result that several new tenants have signed up for its array of workspace in Hull city centre.
One of the key projects has been the completion of work at Danish Buildings and the adjoining Grade II listed Bayles House, which has been
Businesses in Hull city centre gave a warm welcome to the comprehensive package of support measures made available by the Humber LEP and its partners.
HullBID, which has worked throughout the crisis, used its network to deliver information and guidance to its membership of more than 700 in sectors including retail, hospitality and professional services.
As the city centre came back to life, employers endorsed the quality and quantity of messages which BID shared during the pandemic in its role as a
The Humber region is leading the way in careers education – with a new report showing the Humber Careers Hub operating well above the national average.
The Humber Careers Hub was one of the initial 20 careers hubs set up by the Government in 2018 in partnership with the Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC). The Hub has 26 schools across both the north and south bank of the Humber, which has built up a network of Careers Leaders in schools and
A cleaning and facilities management company which faced a catastrophic loss of business as the lockdown hit was able to reverse its fortunes through a bold combination of investment and innovation.
Fox Group acted quickly to source the revolutionary antibacterial fogging treatment which was used in London to keep the underground running for essential workers.
Managing Director Andrew Fox added it to the company’s range of services and provided a lifeline for businesses including The Westwood Restaurant, one of the most popular
A company which supplied many firms in the region with their first computers nearly 40 years ago has been busy keeping them connected and capable of facing up to the challenges of lockdown.
Golding Computer Services has also drawn on its infrastructure for remote working to maintain distance learning services to businesses – a project which the company carries out on behalf of HCUK with support from the Humber LEP’s investment of money from the European Social Fund and the Education
A leading law firm showcased its innovative approach to supporting clients and its own team during the Covid-19 crisis with a breakfast presentation to Hull University Business School.
The event, delivered via Zoom as part of a series of HUBS business breakfasts, saw key figures from Rollits LLP show how the firm’s preparations ensured the smooth running of vital services and supported the introduction of new initiatives specifically geared to the demands of lockdown.
These included essential advice sessions for businesses facing
A tiny tailoring business which has brought the style of Savile Row to Hull is now settling back into the day job of smart suits and special occasion finery after hitting the headlines nationally with its production of PPE.
Cock of the Walk in Grimston Street, Hull, turned out nearly 3,000 gowns for hospitals, care homes and dental surgeries in and around Hull after HullBID introduced owner Gill Long to Hull North MP Dame Diana Johnson, who in turn put the
A couple who cultivated demand for their delicious donuts with family and friends and then a thriving delivery service have now enhanced the food offer in Hull city centre’s by setting up shop in a former hair salon.
Megan Hayward and Jack Nicklas are supporting local suppliers and raising money for local charities at Revival Coffee and Donuts, and they hope to create as many as ten jobs when the business becomes fully operational.
The couple, who live in Cottingham, came up
Six projects across Hull and East Yorkshire are set to receive a share of £13.4m in funding, with the potential to create up to 1,300 jobs in our region.
The list of projects was agreed by the Humber LEP Board this morning, after the announcement of the area’s allocation from the Government’s ‘Getting Building Fund’ last week. The fund is designed to support ‘shovel ready’ projects to progress in the next 18 months and kick-start the economy.
Not only do the schemes
Hull-based textile manufacturer Orvec International Limited has diversified and adapted its production lines to meet the demand for PPE.
The £11m turnover business has been manufacturing woven and non-woven products for the world’s major airlines in high volumes for over 45 years. It established a sister brand Orvecare eight years ago, which offers a niche range of healthcare items, including recyclable patient specific ambulance packs and linens, and the Orvewrap® – a passive warming medical device for use in elective surgery.
Almost 3,000 businesses from across the Humber region were supported by the Humber LEP’s Business Growth Hub in the last year.
Overall, 2,972 businesses received either light, medium or high intensity support from the Hub from April 2019 – March 2020, which was an increase of 149 businesses from the year before. In addition, businesses that worked with the Growth Hub in 2019-20 were able to go on to secure £7.1M of private sector investment to enable their growth plans.
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership is set to receive up to £13.4m in funding to support infrastructure projects in our region.
This funding, part of the Government’s ‘New Deal’ to help deliver jobs, skills and infrastructure for Britain, was confirmed by Regional Growth and Local Government Minister Simon Clarke MP in a letter to the LEP.
The Humber LEP previously submitted its “shovel” ready projects to government, which can start soon and be completed within the next 18 months. The final list
The Humber LEP has welcomed the announcement by Equinor that it has set out plans for the Hydrogen to Humber Saltend (H2H Saltend) hydrogen and natural gas plant.
This could see one of the UK’s – and the world’s – first at-scale facilities to produce hydrogen from natural gas in combination with carbon capture and storage (CCS) being created in the region as part of Zero Carbon Humber.
Chair of the Humber LEP, Stephen Parnaby OBE, reacted positively to the news today.
Employers, charities and community organisations from across the Humber region are taking advantage of the recently launched Humber Jobs Fuse, a service providing free support for local job seekers affected by the coronavirus and employers with skills gaps.
The Humber Jobs Fuse uses professional careers advisers from the National Careers Service to connect job seekers with organisations who have positions to fill. Lenzing Fibers Grimsby Ltd, an international fibres manufacturer, are one of the 11 organisations to have so far used
The latest government guidelines will see many more shops and businesses reopening from 15 June. The return to some sort of normality will be critical to employers, but the fire safety of staff and customers alike should play a ‘key’ part in the ‘unlock’ plan.
On return to your premises, it may be necessary to review and update the premises’ Fire Risk Assessment to ensure it is current and reflects the way the premises will be operating going forward.
Points to be considered may include (not exhaustive):
The Humber Business Growth Hub is hosting a number of fully-funded, free to access online webinars offering businesses expert advice about reopening after Covid-19 and the steps to take to ensure their staff and customers stay safe.
As part of the #GrowMySME scheme, the webinars will focus on businesses across; factories and warehouses, offices, remote working environments such as construction sites, and retail, leisure and hospitality.
Led by specialists in each area, SMEs will get valuable advice and guidance on what they
Humber LEP Chair reaction to the news that the planned A63 Major Highway Improvement Scheme has been formally approved.
Stephen Parnaby OBE, Chair of the Humber LEP, said: “The Humber LEP is incredibly pleased to see that the A63 Major Highway Improvement Scheme has been formally approved by Government today.
“This scheme is of vital importance to the future of the Humber economy, as by improving congestion on this major route we can also improve access to Hull’s port and industrial sites,
By Stephen Parnaby OBE, Chair of the Humber LEP.
Small businesses are the lifeblood of the Humber’s economy, with 98 per cent of businesses in our region classed as SMEs.
This is why it is so important to make sure small businesses are considered and supported as the coronavirus lockdown begins to ease and the economic impact of the drastic but essential measures continues to affect businesses.
The Humber is a 24/7 economy that UK Plc depends on. In our major industrial clusters
The oneHumber online events week – focused on helping businesses to rethink and rebuild as the coronavirus lockdown continues to affect trading conditions – now has a full calendar of events ready to book.
The event is being organised by the Humber Economic Resilience Group – a twenty-plus strong consortium including the Humber LEP, the four Humber local authorities and business support and membership organisations, who joined forces to support the business community through the economic impact of the pandemic.
The Humber LEP has today announced that it will be developing a new model to secure long-term economic collaboration across the Humber Estuary after changes to LEP boundaries come into effect.
North Lincolnshire Council and North East Lincolnshire Council have confirmed that in future they will only be full members of the Greater Lincolnshire LEP, in line with their decision to pursue devolution on a Greater Lincolnshire footprint, but that collaboration across the Humber will continue.
The changes to LEP boundaries will
Essential workers now have access to 1,000 face shields, which have been made available across the Humber community thanks to Ron Dearing UTC, the Humber LEP and the Humber Local Resilience Forum.
Ron Dearing UTC, Hull’s employer-led school, has been working with the local business community and education establishments to design and manufacture the protective equipment.
The school has worked in partnership with local companies including G.F Smith, Ideal Boilers, Luxinar Lasers and the University of Hull’s Aura Innovation Centre to produce
The Humber LEP has urged the Government to consider the benefits to our region as it examines whether to introduce E10 petrol on UK forecourts.
The Government announced in March that the Department for Transport was to open a consultation into the future use of the bioethanol fuels commercially in the UK as part of its drive to reach net zero by 2050.
The Humber LEP has now responded formally to this consultation, advising the Department for Transport that the increased use
The Humber’s business community has joined forces to create a week of online events to support businesses to strengthen and succeed through the coronavirus crisis.
The ‘oneHumber online events: Rethinking and rebuilding together’ week will see organisations present virtual events for businesses affected by the ongoing lockdown during the week of June 1st- 5th.
The Humber LEP, the four Humber Local Authorities and membership and business support organisations from across the Humber have already joined forces to co-ordinate the local response to
Humber LEP’s Business Champion discusses how her business diversified to not only meet challenges of the coronavirus lockdown – but to thrive.
Jo Smedley is the Humber LEP’s Small Business Champion and sits on both our Board and Business Development Board.
Her company, Red Herring Games, is an events business focusing on murder mystery events. Before the lockdown, the business provided DIY kits for groups of six or more people to enjoy at home, as well as mail order games for people
Lord Haskins has today (Friday May 1) confirmed his retirement from the Chair role after eight years of service at the Humber LEP.
Lord Haskins announced his intention to retire in September 2019. He agreed to postpone his departure in light of local authorities’ devolution discussions, the outcome of which will determine how the role of the LEP needs to evolve. With the approach now agreed, it will likely take two to three years to negotiate and implement the new devolved
The Humber LEP has been graded “Exceptional” for delivery in the Government’s latest performance review.
The annual review, which took place in January but the outcome was published last week, also saw the Humber LEP graded by the Government as “Good” for Governance and confirmation that the LEP continues to meet Government’s requirements for Strategic Impact.
Officials commented on the LEP’s “clear decision making with a strong emphasis on value for money and independent external assessment”. They also praised the LEP’s level
Humber Businesses who were in a position to ‘scale up’ before the coronavirus hit could become more resilient, access new markets, and set new targets for their businesses with the support of the Scale-Up Business Development Programme.
The first cohort on the Scale-Up programme
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) Business Growth Hub’s Scale Up programme has supported several cohorts of Humber businesses who needed support to grow their operations since launching in October 2019.
The Scale-Up Business Development Programme had
Thousands of Humber businesses who are missing out on cash grants are being urged to ensure they are applying for all the funding they are eligible for.
The Government has set up two grant schemes for businesses – a grant of up to £10,000 for small businesses of all sectors that are in receipt of small business or rural business rate relief, and a grant of up to £25,000 for those in the leisure, retail and hospitality sectors.
These grants are available
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and membership organisation CATCH have secured Government funding to start work on a roadmap to support the Humber’s plans to decarbonise the region, it has been announced today.
The joint bid for funding from Innovate UK will enable the first phase of work on a detailed decarbonisation delivery plan for the region’s major industrial cluster, which will aim to protect important jobs and industries while reducing carbon emissions.
The Humber’s bid was awarded £96,000 to develop
A new service is helping those made jobless as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak in the Humber get back into employment – while supporting key regional employers with gaps in their staffing due to the pandemic, such as those in the care sector.
Humber Jobs Fuse, a joint service created by the Humber LEP, The Education Development Trust (a prime contractor for the National Careers Service in Yorkshire and the Humber), the Department for Work and Pensions, the four Humber
A new website to co-ordinate Humber businesses’ contributions to the region’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has been launched today.
The ‘Coronavirus Community Support’ hub has been created by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to help match the growing number of requests being made for businesses to help, and the offers of support coming in from the region’s businesses.
The website lists details of the support being requested by public sector and community organisations involved in the coronavirus response. Requests include
Thousands of businesses from across the region have sought support from business advisors during the coronavirus crisis.
In figures released by the Humber LEP, just over 2,000 businesses contacted its local business advisors last week alone.
The LEP’s Humber Business Growth Hub has 18 full time advisors based within local authorities across the East Riding, Hull, North Lincolnshire, and at e-Factor Group Ltd in North East Lincolnshire. Business Advisors specialising in finance, ICT, supply chain and generalist business support have all been
We have two calls out for ESF funded skills projects in the Humber with deadlines in June. Please see below for details:
1) Call to run a project to up-skill, retrain and enable progression in work for those over 50 which will support workplace retention and support SMEs to improve business productivity in the Humber.
Please read more and apply here.
2) Call to run a project to assess the skills profile of employed people and provide digital skills training which up-skills
The Growth Hub is recruiting a business advisor.
Are you someone who enjoys working with small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to support them in their growth?
Our delivery partner North Lincolnshire Council are looking for a candidate with experience of assisting business of all sectors and maturity to achieve growth and create new employment opportunities via the provision of 1-2-1 advice, support and guidance. You must be well versed in analysing business plans, identifying barriers to a business’s growth, working with business
The Humber LEP, the four Humber Local Authorities and membership and business support organisations from across the Humber have joined forces to co-ordinate the local response to the economic impact of the coronavirus.
A new region-wide economic resilience group is now meeting weekly to pool information on the issues affecting businesses, share resources and ensure businesses can access support.
The Humber LEP is providing daily briefings on local and national support initiatives so that all organisations talking to Humber businesses have access
Growth Hub Advisers available for telephone triage consultations
Grants available from today to support SMEs with the purchase of ICT equipment to enable homeworking, and procurement of contingency & crisis management advice and support
Online workshops will be held in the coming days and weeks on issues related to business resilience, cashflow management, and home working methods.
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (Humber LEP) has issued its initial support measures for the region’s businesses facing tough trading conditions in the wake of the
The Humber LEP Chair, Lord Haskins, has today reacted to the new measures announced in the Chancellor’s 2020-21 budget.
Lord Haskins, Chair of the Humber LEP, said: “The Chancellor made a number of big spending commitments and stressed the importance of “levelling up”, so we need to be proactive in making sure the Humber benefits from these. With so many of the big allocations earmarked for elected mayors, it underlines the need for this region to get the devolution
Humber Learning Consortium have successfully been awarded the ESF Community Grants Programme 5 2019-2021 and are pleased to announce the launch of the third round of funding available.
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.
Grants of between £5,000 and up to
Humber businesses are being urged to harness the region’s unique digital infrastructure and capabilities to drive a new era of growth and prosperity.
As part of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership’s Humber Growth Hub’s flagship #GrowMySME programmes, Digital Catalyst aims to shine a spotlight on the Humber’s leading digital businesses, to share their best practice and to provide the practical support required to achieve higher levels of growth and profitability through the adoption of more technologies and more advanced technologies.
The Humber LEP has welcomed further investment in Grimsby as Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick announced today (2 March 2020) over £3.5 million of government funding for Grimsby, including £2.2 million of new investment for the next phase of its landmark Town Deal.
In addition, the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has awarded £1.3 million, provided through the government’s Local Growth Fund program.
The additional investment brings the total commitment of public and private funding to over £90 million to deliver ambitious targets
A new Energy Strategy for the Humber is set to bring the benefits of the Energy Estuary to more communities across the region.
The strategy developed by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and stakeholders will see a push to deliver cleaner and more diversified energy sources throughout the region, building on the industrial-scale clean energy generation being pioneered in the Energy Estuary.
As the Humber area is a mix of urban and rural areas, the Humber LEP has developed targeted and
We are seeking a supplier to host EU-exit business preparedness clinics covering four key topic areas, in which known changes to business regulation are communicated to businesses, and also in which possible future scenarios are discussed, and businesses are given advice on what to start preparing for; and by doing so focusing on some of the ‘known unknowns’ that face them.
The one-to-one clinics must be facilitated by subject matter experts and must provide delegate businesses with actions to take now,
We are seeking an organisation or a collaborative partnership managed by one organisation to use the Humber LEP’s SAP Analysis report, dashboard and any other data available locally as baseline indications, to undertake a further deep dive on the Humber’s digital skills needs, including the impact of automation, adding to the data set.
This new analysis will be used by the LEP’s Employment and Skills Board, incorporating the requirements of the Skills Advisory Panels to help local education, training providers
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has received £3.25m in additional funding to provide new services across the employment and skills sector in the Humber.
The LEP successfully bid for the funding from the European Social Fund (ESF) National Reserve Fund – and will now put out calls for projects which organisations will be able to bid into to deliver programmes aligned to our employment and skills strategy aims in the Humber.
The calls will cover projects including support in the workforce
A raft of innovative new measures to help build momentum in the region’s economy have been suggested by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) as it makes its budget representations to the Government.
The LEP has submitted a package of proposals, including requesting that the Government confirm funding for the A63 Castle Street upgrade in Hull, part-fund a new National Flood Resilience Centre in Scunthorpe, as well as asking for commitment to the Energy Estuary 2.0 Strength in Places Fund bid
The Humber LEP met with Iceland’s UK ambassador on their recent visit to Grimsby, the purpose of the visit was to exchange views and concerns about trade after Brexit.
Stefán Haukur Jóhannesson, Iceland’s UK ambassador, travelled to the Humber for a two-day visit alongside Deputy Head of Mission Ingólfur Friðriksson last week. The pair met with Kishor Tailor, Chief Executive of the Humber LEP, as part of their trip.
Mr Tailor discussed the Humber LEP’s Clean Growth strategy and decarbonisation aims
The Humber LEP has today welcomed the Government’s announcement it is to begin consulting on a project to potentially introduce ten Freeports locations across the UK.
A spokesperson said: “The Humber LEP welcomes the Government’s consultation into Freeports and we look forward to working with organisations across the region to develop our response in the coming weeks.
“The Humber Estuary is home to the UK’s largest ports complex and has the space to support further growth. As such, it is essential the
Eleven business leaders representing six SMEs attended the first ‘onboarding’ session of the #GrowMySME ScaleUp Business Development Programme on Wednesday, January 29. Focusing on ‘Developing a Visionary Strategy’, the session saw businesses from the Pharmaceutical, Manufacturing, Digital Technology, Telecommunications, Engineering, and Fabrication sectors develop their three-year ‘orbit’ diagrams, which will help them to articulate what their plans are, and how they are going to implement them, in order to create a game-changing strategy to scale-up their business.
Karen Eddy, Director of
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has today appointed two new members to its main LEP Board.
After advertising for the roles in October, the LEP Board decided today (31 January) to appoint two new Board members, Kirsten Bolton, Marketing Director at Willerby Ltd, and Sallyann Garrard-Hughes, Head of Regional Operations at the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board.
The Humber LEP had also advertised for a new Chair after Lord Haskins announced last year he plans to step down. A decision was
Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom has praised the Humber’s Industrial Strategy and the region’s role in offshore wind and the move to a net-zero carbon economy.
Addressing businesses at the Institute of Directors yesterday (Wednesday, January 29th), the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy set out her vision for how government and business can work together in the future – using the Humber as a prime example.
Discussing opportunities for growth in the renewables sector, Ms Leadsom said: “Just take
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and membership organisation CATCH are working jointly to develop a Humber Industrial Decarbonisation Roadmap (HIDR) to support the ambition for the Humber Industrial Cluster’s carbon emissions to be net zero by 2040.
As proposed in the LEP’s Clean Growth White Paper last year, a joint bid has been submitted to Innovate UK for funding from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. Phase 1 of the work will include data gathering, feasibility and industrial engagement on the
– By Stephen Savage, Chair of the Employment and Skills Board
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has undertaken its biggest ever skills research ‘Big Data’ project – the Skills Advisory Panel analysis. This data will enable the LEP and its strategic partners to tackle the region’s skills shortages and help meet the needs of businesses across the Humber. This alignment of skills provision will ensure we are fully prepared for new opportunities in decarbonisation, clean growth and the wider areas
The Humber LEP is proud to support Skills Humber 2020, which is taking place on Wednesday, March 4 and Thursday, March 5 at the Bonus Arena in Hull.
Skills Humber is a free interactive and inspiring two-day event for those aged 14-24, school staff and families.
The event is a one of a kind event for career opportunities in the region. The event hosts a wide range of employers offering apprenticeships in key industry sectors and universities and colleges are on hand
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) Business Development Board has welcomed eight new members.
The eight new members, all prominent figures in the Humber’s business community, will take a role shaping the LEP’s priorities in how best to support the region’s many companies – 98 per cent of which are small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).
The Business Development Board leads the Humber LEP’s work on one of its three key ambitions: to support businesses to thrive in the Humber. The board
A library of all the Main Hall and Fringe Room One sessions from the Energy and Clean Growth in the Northern Powerhouse Conference and Exhibition are now available to view on the Humber LEP’s YouTube Channel.
Not only this, but a four-minute promo video outlining the main themes of the conference also been created, highlighting the success of the event (watch above).
The videos include the launch of the NP11’s Clean Growth Strategy, as well as sessions on topics as varied as
Rural groups in the Humber who are looking to develop greener ways to provide energy for their communities could benefit from thousands of pounds of funding to help develop their projects.
The Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) is a Government initiative to support rural communities seeking to develop feasibility work for renewable energy projects. Across the North East, Yorkshire and the Humber, around £1.46m is available for suitable projects in total.
The funding is available to community groups such as parish councils,
The Humber LEP is looking to appoint an innovative, creative and highly organised Digital Skills Partnership Manager.
This part-time, fixed-term position will play a pivotal role in developing a new digital partnership, working with the LEP, the University of Hull, employers, education and training providers, the four local authorities and Humber stakeholders. The appointed person will create an effective partnership that will drive the alignment and expansion of digital skills provision to meet employer needs.
The post will include the development
By Lord Haskins, Chair of the Humber LEP
In early November the Humber welcomed 800 delegates to Hull for the Energy and Clean Growth in the Northern Powerhouse conference.
As the conference began, I set out one important question for the attendees to take into consideration as they listened to the speakers over the two days – how can we address climate change while maintaining economic growth?
The conference saw the publication of the NP11’s report into clean growth for the Northern Powerhouse,
A new tendering opportunity is open to businesses that can deliver a workshop programme for the Growth Hub.
The Humber Business Growth Hub (HBGH) #GrowMySME programme is seeking the delivery of a Workshop programme to SME owners and employees across the Humber LEP Region. The workshop programme will involve the provision of a series of one day (8 hours), half day (4 hours) face-to-face workshops plus One to One and One to Many Masterclasses (2 hours). The #GrowMySME workshop programme is
On Wednesday 04 December, a free workshop will take place in Pocklington showcasing funding opportunities for micro, small and medium-sized rural businesses in the Humber.
Delegates will hear about the RDPE Rural Growth Programme, which is making further grants available for projects focused on food processing, rural business development and rural tourism infrastructure (including tourism accommodation).
The Humber and York, North Yorkshire & East Riding LEPs are working with the RDPE team in delivering this event to provide potential applicants with
The first ever Energy and Clean Growth in the Northern Powerhouse conference and exhibition attracted over 800 delegates across the two days – making it the biggest event of its kind to take place in the UK.
Over 130 speakers from across all aspects of the energy sector travelled to Hull for the two day conference on November 5th and 6th – attracting people from all corners of the UK and beyond.
The conference was hailed as a “huge success” by both
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership has set out its vision for clean growth in the region ahead of a landmark event.
Read the full report here: Humber Clean Growth White Paper.
The ambitious plan aims to put the Energy Estuary at the forefront of what LEP Chair Lord Haskins called “the biggest global question today”: addressing climate change while maintaining economic growth.
The publication comes as hundreds of business, academic and political leaders from across the North of England prepare to visit the
Experienced business leaders from across the Humber are being invited to apply for membership of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) Board.
If you are passionate about the issues which affect our region’s economy and believe everyone should have the opportunity to reach their potential, the Humber LEP is keen to talk to you.
The LEP’s Board prides itself in creating a friendly and supportive environment, welcoming new and different opinions, because they understand the highest performing organisations bring together a broad
An innovative charity that brought the UK’s first ever electric race on closed roads to Hull will be back in the city to display their cars and projects at an exciting energy conference next week.
The Greenpower Education Trust, recently nominated for the Innovation in STEM Inspiration Award, who provide opportunities for young people aged between 9 and 25 years old to build their own electric-powered kit cars, will be exhibiting at the Energy and Clean Growth in the Northern Powerhouse
LEPs from across the North are uniting behind future energy and clean growth opportunities for the region at a major conference in Hull next week.
The North of England is already home to innovative projects and solutions for achieving Net Zero and the NP11 Energy & Clean Growth conference and exhibition will bring leading businesses and local authorities together to showcase this.
The NP11, a collaboration of the eleven Northern LEPs, which cover 76 local authorities, is holding this conference to showcase
Following the announcement of Lord Haskins stepping down as Chair of the Humber LEP after eight years in the post, the LEP is now seeking to appoint his successor.
Under the leadership of Lord Haskins, significant progress has been made in stimulating significant growth in the Humber economy. Substantial investment has been attracted into the region and more jobs have been created.
This is an exciting opportunity for a determined individual with the skills and experience to lead the Humber LEP, as
A brand new programme designed to help ambitious businesses take their next steps to scale and grow at pace will be launched in the Humber this month.
The Humber Business Growth Hub’s new Scale-Up Business Development Programme has been designed to support established businesses that are ready to scale up their operations.
This exciting new programme – a specialist strand of the Growth Hub’s Business Growth Scheme – will provide tailored support to business owners, leaders and senior managers, that will include
Humber careers and apprenticeship champions have highlighted the fantastic work going on in the Humber as they celebrate winning a series of prestigious awards.
Philippa Hartley’s Careers Leader of the Year award
At the Careers and Enterprise Company’s (CEC) Careers Excellence Awards 2019 two of four nominees from the Humber area won their categories, while the other two entries were also commended.
Meanwhile, one of the Humber LEP’s Employer Advisers also won Apprenticeship Champion on the year at the Apprenticeship Awards
Regional businesses are a hosting an event to support both students and their parents in finding out how to make a young person’s career aspirations a reality.
The ‘Hire Me’ event, which takes place at locations in both Hull and Scunthorpe, will give those looking to take their first steps on the career ladder the chance to talk to employers and education providers for first-hand advice, as well as their parents and carers.
The event will include workshops on topics such as
The Humber area has once again been acknowledged as having one of the best standards of careers education in the country, a report published today (Friday, September 20) has shown.
The State of the Nation report by the Careers & Enterprise Company (CEC) is an assessment of how schools and colleges are performing against the eight Gatsby Benchmarks, which measure the quality of careers education and guidance.
Across the last 12 months, the Humber’s score has risen from an average of 3
Lord Chris Haskins has announced he is set to step down as Chair of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) after eight years in the role.
A dedicated supporter of the Humber, Lord Haskins has used this role to widely promote the region’s interests and has ensured the views of Humber businesses are always represented in Government.
Lord Haskins, who has led the LEP since December 2011, made the announcement at today’s LEP Board meeting (Friday, September 13) where discussion focussed on
Humber Learning Consortium have successfully been awarded the ESF Community Grants Programme 5 2019-2021 and are pleased to announce the launch of the second round of funding available.
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.
Grants of between £5,000 and up to £20,000 are
The work of careers leaders and those supporting apprenticeships across the Humber has been put in the spotlight this week as nominations for two prestigious awards ceremonies roll in.
Not only has the Humber area received four nominations at the upcoming Careers Excellence Awards 2019, but one of the Humber’s Enterprise Advisers has also been nominated for her work supporting apprenticeships at the National Apprenticeship Awards 2019.
At the Careers Excellence Awards 2019, organised by the Careers and Enterprise Partnership alongside the
The Humber LEP visited Alpine Fine Foods Ltd in Hull to find out how a Growing the Humber grant helped them to completely restructure their site, which supported them to become a more competitive business and allowed them to continue growing as a company.
Alpine Fine Foods
Business name: Alpine Fine Foods Ltd: Oslo Road, Sutton Fields Industrial Estate, Hull.
Business overview: Alpine Fine Foods is a food service business supplying a wide variety of businesses regionally as well as across the Midlands, North East and
The Convention of the North and NP11, in partnership with Government, today announces broadcaster Steph McGovern and the full programme for the one-day Northern event at Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham on 13 September.
Steph, originally from Middlesbrough and now living in Manchester, is a highly respected and award-winning presenter, and former Young Engineer for Britain. She has reported on business and finance from around the world and is a mentor for young people in her native Teesside, regularly running
The Humber LEP visited KV Transix Ltd in Driffield to find out how a Growing the Humber grant helped them to purchase innovative new equipment, which supported them to become a more successful and competitive business and allowed them to grow as a company.
The new press break machine
Business name: KV Transfix Ltd, Kelleythorpe Industrial Estate, Driffield, East Yorkshire.
Business overview: KV Transfix Limited are designers and manufacturers of specialist and bespoke component parts for automised vehicles across a varied
This blog originally appeared on the Careers and Enterprise Company’s blog here.
The Humber LEP, alongside 37 other Local Enterprise Partnerships around the country, is working under the Careers and Enterprise Company umbrella organisation to deliver at a local level. Read more here. Follow Humber Careers on Twitter here.
Philippa Hartley is the Careers Leader at Huntcliff School in North Lincolnshire.
Here, she writes about her role and the benefits of having a well-structured careers provision embedded within the school.
As the Government works towards an EU Exit date of October 31, the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is continuing to support the region’s businesses to navigate Brexit.
The LEP’s Business Growth Hub has compiled a collection of resources to help organisations prepare for Brexit, and has also created a survey to gather the opinions of regional businesses on how Brexit is currently affecting them – and how it might affect them in the future – summary of local intelligence is
By Richard Sellick, Chair of the Humber LEP Apprenticeship Working Group
The Humber is continuing to see strong apprenticeship participation despite a national downturn in the number of those signing up.
We recognise the value of our focus in inspiring both young people and adults to recognise apprenticeships as an effective step to a successful career, and we know that businesses continually see the value of apprenticeships and what organisational impact they hold.
The LEP Apprenticeship Working Group encourages people to make the
Please see below for our official response to the news a preferred buyer has been chosen for British Steel:
Chair of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership and joint Chair of the British Steel Support Group, Lord Haskins, said: “We are encouraged with the news today that we are nearing the conclusion of the sale of British Steel, therefore securing thousands of jobs in Scunthorpe, as well as the livelihoods of the many businesses in British Steel’s supply chain that depend on
The Convention of the North with NP11 will take place on Friday, September 13 in Rotherham – hosted by the Sheffield City Region.
Magna in Rotherham has been confirmed as the location for the event, hosted by the Convention of the North in conjunction with the NP11 and with support from Government.
The largest ever event of its kind, it will be a working Convention to debate policy through bringing together political, business, community and academic leaders from across the North of
Prime Minister Boris Johnson made headlines last week by committing to full fibre broadband across the country by 2025 – eight years sooner than the previous target of 2033.
The Humber region has already made significant strides to providing this infrastructure to businesses as well as consumers in the region. The Hull area is already benefiting from complete ultrafast full fibre broadband coverage (ultrafast meaning speeds of more than 100Mbps) with KCOM providing its Fibre To The Premises (FTTP) Lightstream service
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is urging everyone to have their say on ambitious plans to step up the region’s economy through its Humber Industrial Strategy.
The LEP is seeking to agree its strategy with Ministers, setting out joint commitments between Government and local leaders to develop the Humber economy.
The plans were originally due to be completed by March 2020, but after being accelerated by six months to September 2019, it is vital anyone who wishes to have their say
The Humber LEP’s Employment and Skills Board is leading a collaborative project between employers, the University of Hull, FE colleges and specialist training providers, known as the Humber Energy Skills Campus, to build on the region’s expertise and become a centre of excellence for energy skills.
The Energy Skills Campus is a virtual ‘campus’ that aims to enable the creation of a sustainable skilled workforce that will maximise the Humber’s economic development in the energy industry.
At its quarterly meeting on Wednesday,
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) Board has committed almost £1m in funding to develop an Advanced Engineering Manufacturing Unit on the Enterprise Zone site in Stallingborough.
The project will deliver a 15,000 sqft light industrial unit, designed to meet the needs of an advanced engineering manufacturing business. The unit will offer a mix of office, research and development, manufacturing and distribution space.
The Humber LEP Board committed £950,000 from the Humber’s Local Growth Fund allocation towards the project at their meeting
The Humber Local Enterprise’s (LEP) Board has agreed to allocate almost £1.3m in funding to the @TheDock tech campus in Hull’s Fruit Market.
The contribution, confirmed at the LEP Board meeting on Friday, July 12, is funded by the Government’s Local Growth Fund, as part of their commitment to the Northern Powerhouse.
The @TheDock development has the C4DI tech hub as its centrepiece. Completed in 2015, C4DI is one of three tech hubs planned for the area. The funding agreed will see
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) Board this morning (Friday, July 12) approved almost £2m in funding to support the region’s high streets.
The Humber High Street Challenge Fund will see the Humber LEP allocate £1.95m to projects to boost the region’s high streets – funded by the Government’s Local Growth Fund as part of their commitment to the Northern Powerhouse.
The Humber High Street Challenge Fund will encourage private sector landlords and property owners to undertake building and conversion projects that
If you have a strong interest in the business landscape in the Humber, and the desire to help the region’s businesses to succeed, you may just be the person the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is looking for as it opens recruitment for its Business Development Board.
The Business Development Board leads the Humber LEP’s work on one of its three key ambitions: to support businesses to thrive in the Humber. The board supports the development of key business sectors and
More than 2,800 businesses across the region received support to help them develop from the Humber Business Growth Hub last year.
This brings the total number of businesses supported by the scheme to 9,342 since the Growth Hub was established by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) in 2014.
This business support comes in ‘light’, ‘medium’ and ‘high’ intensity assistance, with some businesses receiving over 12 hours of dedicated one-to-one advisor support to help with their growth plans. Delivered through a network
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is searching for the most influential future projects to fuel further growth in the Humber.
The LEP are taking on submissions for their latest round of applications to add to their Project Pipeline, currently made up of around 60 projects that have potential to support the delivery of the Humber’s strategic objectives.
These projects – which range from those supporting jobs and new business creation, to developing skills provision or improving infrastructure – all support the
By Simon Bird, Director, ABP Humber and Humber LEP Board member:
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has recently produced a Prospectus for an Industrial Strategy for the region which seeks to grow the economy of the area by playing to the strengths of the Humber Estuary. Focussing on energy, skills and the ports and logistics sector, the strategy is a masterclass in the co-creation of economic strategy between the public sector and the private businesses that drive growth and lead
A ground-breaking conference later this year is set to showcase the achievements and opportunities for energy, clean growth and decarbonisation in the North of England.
The ‘Energy and Clean Growth in the Northern Powerhouse’ conference is the first time an event of this scale has been co-ordinated by all 11 Northern Powerhouse Local Enterprise Partnerships – the ‘NP11’ LEPs – with over 1,000 people expected to attend across two days of keynote speeches, panel discussions and seminars. It will also feature a
Are you passionate about supporting young people as they start to think about their pathway into the world of work? If so, we could have the right opportunity for you.
We are looking for a Careers Hub Enterprise Coordinator to join our existing team of Enterprise Coordinators and our Enterprise Adviser Network; to be based within the Humber LEP and support the work of the Humber Careers Hub.
The Enterprise Coordinator will sit at the heart of a network that connects schools in
As part of national Volunteers’ Week, the Humber LEP is encouraging employers to make a difference to the futures of young people in our region.
The Give an Hour campaign targets small and medium sized employers (SMEs) to offer as little as an hour of their time to help young people prepare for the fast-changing world of work.
The campaign – run jointly by Humber LEP and The Careers & Enterprise Company – highlights that in as little as one hour, organisations
Last week saw the 2019 Annual Business Summit taking place, with leaders from the Humber LEP and the business community come together to assess the past 12 months – while looking forward towards future development in the Humber.
Over 200 delegates from across all sectors – from local government, business, education and skills – attended the event at the Forest Pines Hotel near Scunthorpe.
Not only did we release our Annual Review, we also unveiled our Industrial Strategy proposals and prospectus –
The Humber LEP needs your views on the implementation of the Department for Education led ‘Skills Advisory Panels’ (SAPs).
All feedback will be kept anonymous but will be used to inform the People section of the Local Industrial Strategy.
Download the form here: Skills Advisory Panel Consultation Document
Skills Advisory Panels (SAPs) emerged in the Conservative and Unionist Party manifesto in 2017. SAP’s are also referenced throughout the Industrial strategy (published in November 2017).
SAPs aim to bring together local employers and skills providers
Three members of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership’s Boards attended an event in London on Thursday promoting female participation on LEP boards.
Jo Smedley, the LEP’s Small Business Champion and Managing Director of Grimsby’s Red Herring Games; Anne Tyrrell, Chief Executive of further education college group DN Colleges Group, based at North Lindsey and Doncaster College; and Gill Alton, Chief Executive at Grimsby Institute for Higher Education, will be attending the event alongside over 160 senior women business leaders and entrepreneurs
By Chair of the Humber LEP, Lord Haskins
Humber Business Week always provides a key opportunity to recognise the capabilities of our region, the strong relationships between our communities and the Humber’s many strengths. It is a time we also use to assess the challenges that lie ahead and explore what more we can achieve together.
One such event is our Annual Business Summit, held yesterday at Forest Pines Hotel – just a few miles away from British Steel’s flagship Scunthorpe plant.
An ambitious programme to help regenerate Cleethorpes town centre has received a £1million boost through the Government’s Local Growth Fund as part of their commitment to the Northern Powerhouse.
The funding, which was secured by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership through the Humber’s Growth Deals with Government, will complement the multi-faceted Cleethorpes regeneration programme which is supported by Coastal Communities Fund and Heritage Lottery Fund.
The project focuses on a strategic site at the heart of Cleethorpes and involves highway/road safety improvements,
Almost 6,000 new jobs have now been created through the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership’s joint investment schemes with partner organisations – with almost 3,000 new jobs to follow.
These figures have been released through the Humber LEP’s annual review, which was unveiled today at its Annual Business Summit at DoubleTree by Hilton Forest Pines Hotel in Broughton, Scunthorpe.
A total of 5,811 new direct jobs have been created, with 2,879 new direct jobs to come in the near future. When combined with
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is today (5 June) launching ambitious plans to step up the region’s economic transformation at its Annual Business Summit.
The LEP is seeking to agree an industrial strategy with Ministers, setting out joint commitments between Government and local leaders to develop the Humber economy. The LEP has been tasked with developing the plan on behalf of the region.
Today the LEP published a prospectus for the industrial strategy, signalling that it is ready to start formal
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has welcomed a new zero-carbon partnership which will see Drax Group, Equinor and National Grid Ventures explore the utilisation of Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage (CCUS) to lower emissions in the Humber.
The ambitious partnership is working towards developing a large-scale CCUS network anchored by Drax’s carbon neutral biomass-based energy, with plans for a hydrogen production facility to be constructed in the Humber in the mid-2020s, and a carbon pipeline running past and taking in
Please see below for our response to British Steel entering insolvency:
Lord Haskins, Chair of the Humber LEP, said:
“The steel industry is a vital part of the Humber economy, providing thousands of jobs, and it is also of strategic importance to the United Kingdom as a whole.
“We recognise that the current market is challenging. However it must be a national priority to ensure that steel can be produced in Scunthorpe and other parts of the country long into the future. Every
Humber LEP is proud to once again be supporting Humber Business Week 2019 – while hosting engaging events to suit every kind of business.
Whether you’re a start-up, an SME or an established enterprise, or even if you’re just interested in the direction of the Humber region – the Humber LEP’s daily events will have something for you to sign up for.
As Business Week kicks off on Destination Monday on Monday, June 3rd, we invite you for a half-time team talk
Essential road works at Hull’s Priory Park will soon be underway thanks to a £1.8m contribution from the Government’s Local Growth Fund, secured by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (Humber LEP), as part of their commitment to the Northern Powerhouse.
The highways improvement is required to ensure investment can go ahead on land near Henry Boot Way in West Hull – which once complete could unlock the development of up to 15,600 sqm of commercial floor space, new private sector investment
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has launched a new campaign to encourage small employers to make a difference to the futures of young people in Humber.
The Give an Hour campaign is targeting small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) to offer an hour of their time to help young people prepare for the fast-changing world of work.
The campaign – run jointly by the Humber LEP and The Careers & Enterprise Company – highlights that in as little as one hour,
In this month’s Yorkshire Post column, Humber LEP Chief Executive Kishor Tailor discusses the Humber’s multi-level approach to fighting flood risk in our region:
The Humber area is synonymous with great bodies of water – with the Estuary that runs through it – as well as rivers such as the Ouse and Trent which flow into it – and the beautiful North Sea coastline in our part of the world.
Partners who have a role in developing the region and ensuring future
Huntcliff School, in Kirton on Lindsey, put together this article to tell people about their experience building and racing an electric car at the Hull Street Race on Sunday, 28th April.
Read all about their exciting journey below…
We are a small secondary school who sits on the county border between North Lincs and Lincs and for years we have been hoping to afford a green car. Thanks to our Enterprise Advisor and links with the local college we were able to
The Humber area has the second highest standard of careers education in the country, according to a report from the Careers & Enterprise Company (CEC).
The State of the Nation report by the CEC is an assessment of how schools and colleges are performing against the eight Gatsby Benchmarks, which measure the quality of careers education and guidance
The report is an assessment of progress over time among the thousand schools and colleges who have completed their Compass self-assessment tool on multiple
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The Humber LEP has welcomed a report that recommends collaborative working and a clear vision are key to ensuring the UK seizes the industrial and decarbonisation benefits of carbon capture usage and storage (CCUS).
In a report released on Thursday, the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Select Committee stated that the Government should “move away from vague and ambiguous targets and give a clear policy direction.” This view has been supported by Chair of Humber LEP Lord Haskins, who previously spoke to the Committee about the many advantages of delivering CCUS in the Humber region. Regional energy company Drax, which would act as the anchor for any future Humber-based project, has also welcomed the report.
Business, council and education leaders have been praised in a Government assessment for their work in developing the Humber economy over the last year.
The Government’s annual performance review of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) commended the “compelling strategic vision around the ‘Energy Estuary’”, the leadership and clear decision-making provided by the LEP Board, and the progress being made in the delivery of its Growth Deal and Enterprise Zone programmes which are supporting growth across the region.
A major partnership of colleges and universities across Yorkshire and the Humber that includes York College, Askham Bryan College and York St John University, has received the green light from the Department of Education to work together to develop the Yorkshire and Humber Institute of Technology (IoT).
Humber Business Week is back for 2019 and boasts an exciting calendar of events across the Humber region, of which Humber LEP is proud to be an official partner.
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership is looking for a qualified and experienced manager to join the LEP Skills Team.
By Stephen Savage, Chair of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership’s Employment and Skills Board
Despite falling since the introduction of the raising of the participation age in 2015, levels of youth unemployment remains an issue affecting communities across the country. Considering how to get those aged between 18-24 and not in employment, education or training back on the right track is a task every LEP must challenge.
In the Humber region, the latest employment figures show 5.2% of 18-24 years olds are
The number of fast-growing ambitious businesses with leaders hungry for success is increasing across Humber – new insights from the ScaleUp Institute reveal.
There are now 425 companies in the region that meet the definition of scaleup because they have increased turnover or employment by more than 20% annually. Humber scaleups are employing a total of 31,000 staff and their turnover is worth £3.5 billion. This is according to new research by the ScaleUp Institute based on the latest 2017 ONS
The Chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) Sir John Armitt CBE called green energy a ‘game changer’ for the Humber economy, during a visit to Siemens’ wind turbine facility at Green Port Hull on Tuesday.
Over 440 investments completed across 10 LEP areas
Combined value of investments totalling £184m, including £84m leveraged from the private sector
One Yorkshire Devolution Conference
As it reaches the second anniversary of its launch, the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF), which Humber LEP is a stakeholder of, is celebrating having directly invested £100m in 385 Northern-based SMEs, in deals that have attracted an additional £84m of investment from the private sector.
The £400m investment fund was launched in 2017 by the British
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has welcomed today’s announcement of the Offshore Wind Sector Deal, which also highlights the Humber as a flagship region in the sector which others can learn from.
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership is rolling out several interventions, through its Business Growth Hub, to help SMEs to plan, navigate their way through, and get to grips with the various scenarios and issues surrounding Brexit. As key decisions around Brexit get closer, it is important that businesses in the Humber are prepared for various scenarios.
The Growth Hub Business Advisor team will be offering ‘1-2-1 clinic’ appointments to advise and signpost businesses toward the range of advisory support that is
Humber LEP Chair Kishor Tailor presented the award for the best Business & Product Innovation to Elite Wax Group at this year’s Federation of Small Business regional awards.
The FSB’s Celebrating Small Business Awards Yorkshire and The Humber Area finals took place last week, where the region’s finest small businesses were recognised for their endeavours.
The FSB’s Awards, now in their second year, saw businesses from across the region battle it out for honours in eleven categories, which included Business & Product
St James Square and Grimsby Minster are key features in the town centre and part of the town’s rich heritage. Together with the surrounding buildings, they create a tranquil and enclosed green space which is ideal for hosting open air and cultural events.
A new project aims to improve this area and create a vibrant community area that complements Grimsby Minster’s role as a heritage and arts centre.
The project has been supported with £1.3m from the Government’s Local Growth Fund, secured
The LEP’s Chair and Chief Executive make an annual statement on the status of the LEP’s governance and transparency.
The Humber LEP remains committed to excellent standards of governance and transparency, and to making continuous improvements on both.
We responded positively and promptly to feedback at the last Annual Conversation and in our “Deep Dive”, which we found to be a positive experience. Key actions this year have included:
Putting in place improved procedures to collect, maintain and update member registers of interest,
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership works with a range of partners to maximise local opportunities to help raise the skills profile of Humber residents.
We live in exciting times for the Humber. Hull 2017 City of Culture showcased some of our best historic and cultural elements, whilst the recent announcement that Rugby World Cup games will be hosted at the KCOM Stadium builds on our region’s strong sporting character. Now we seek to reassert our position as the UK’s Energy Estuary by promoting some of the most cutting-edge clean energy projects to take us forward over the coming decades.
Over the next few weeks we
The good news for business in the Humber is, there has never been as much professional and meaningful support, guidance and business advice out there as there is in 2019.
Humber Local Enterprise Partnership has created and rolled-out a new Employers’ Apprenticeship Toolkit to help small and medium sized businesses in the area get to grips with the issues surrounding taking on and developing apprentices.
The toolkit supports businesses in navigating apprenticeship policy reforms and funding, including the apprenticeship levy. It also signposts towards local and national resources and demonstrates how apprenticeship training can help businesses of any size and sector to fill their skills gaps and meet their growth aspirations.
Humber LEP Chair Lord Haskins has given evidence to a Government inquiry on an energy technology which could revolutionise the Humber’s economy.
Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage (CCUS) is a method of capturing harmful carbon emissions before they are released into the atmosphere, and either storing it safely in underground rock formations or using it in other industrial processes such as drinks manufacturing.
The Humber has huge potential to exploit this technology due to local power stations such as Drax, which is
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.
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Closing date: 28 January 2019
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The growth of the Humber region’s economy is continuing at a positive rate. The region has the lowest level of unemployment for decades and the highest level of employment.
This is partly due to the Humber LEPs investment and collaboration with partners in the public and private sector, with major investments supporting local businesses and infrastructure developments.
In the last year the Humber LEP has invested in infrastructure, skills and business support programmes, with aid from the Local Growth Deal programme and
Velocys, a UK renewable fuels company, has secured the option to acquire a site near Immingham on our Humber Enterprise Zone, where it plans to develop the country’s first commercial scale waste-to-jet-fuel project.
Another potential major boost for the local economy and the ‘Energy Estuary’, the site of approximately 80 acres near Immingham, would generate hundreds of local jobs during the construction phase.
Once complete this would be between 50 and 100 direct full-time jobs.
Development of the site is subject to planning consent; the formal planning
Buildings in Hull’s historic High Street are being given a new lease of life thanks to an investment of £250,000 from the Government’s Local Growth Fund.
The Humber LEP’s Board approved the funding, which was secured by the LEP through its Growth Deals with Government.
The investment supports a £1.2m scheme undertaken by Allenby Commercial to renovate and develop Danish Buildings to provide new, modern and accessible managed workspace for small businesses.
The development will help business start-ups and businesses looking to grow.
Works on phase 1 of a three stage programme of road and cycle improvements in North East Lincolnshire will start soon, thanks to a contribution of more than £2m from the Government’s Local Growth Fund.
The Humber LEP’s Board approved the funding, which was secured by the LEP through its Growth Deals with Government.
The scheme will address capacity constraints for traffic accessing this route into the Port of Grimsby as well as the approach into Grimsby and Cleethorpes town centres. It
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The Humber LEP wishes to develop a call for a skills capital programme for construction and civil engineering across the region.
This will attract up to approximately £2.5m capital investment to deliver a collaborative resource solution to support training delivery that meets employer need and would need to be delivered by March 2021 latest.
The LEP will host an event at Bishop Burton College, on Thursday 29th November starting at 1pm, to invite businesses from across the region into discussions.
The LEP is
The largest port in the country is getting a boost thanks to a £15m upgrade to the Humber’s rail infrastructure.
The Port of Immingham handles more tonnes of freight than any other port in the UK. Container volumes have also risen from 68,000 in 2013 to 182,000 in 2017, but restrictions on the railway between Immingham and Doncaster mean the largest “hi cube” containers require special waggons to be transported to and from the port by rail. Hi cube containers are
There’s never been a better time to be a small business in the Humber Region.
With the launch of the Humber Business Growth Hub’s #GrowMySME programme, finding the right advice, support and funding for start-ups and small to medium businesses ready to grow is now as easy as dialling a number.
Words by Jo Smedley, Small Business Champion for the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)
This November saw the launch of the Humber LEP’s Growth Hub #GrowMySME programme; a new initiative seeking to
During week commencing the 5th November the Humber Business Growth Hub successfully delivered a series of launch events for growing SMEs across the region, and businesses were invited to learn more about how to access more than £6million of business support funded from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
With events in Hull, Brigg, Grimsby, Driffield and South Cave, SMEs from across the Humber region were able to meet with representatives of the Growth Hub, including its business advisors and partners,
Work on a major bridge project which will help shape the future of Hull and connect key sites across the city officially started today.
Princes Quay Bridge will help link the city’s marina with the southern end of Princes Dock. The bridge will improve access and make it easier for pedestrians, cyclists and disabled users to cross the busy A63.
This £12 million Highways England project is being part funded with a £4m contribution from the Humber LEP’s Local Growth Fund programme,
Two calls for projects have gone live in the Humber, with approximately £1million from the European Social Fund (ESF) being made available to organisations in the region.
Ex-Offenders in the Humber
Approximately £500,000 of funding is available through the ESF, with this call to run a project to pilot activity which will broker opportunities to encourage and increase work experience, work placements, traineeships, apprenticeships and employment opportunities for ex-offenders, particularly within SMEs.
Applications are encouraged from consortia or other similar types of
HETA has welcomed record numbers of young women onto its latest apprenticeship courses and is hoping they will help to attract more women into industry.
Iain Elliott, Chief Executive of HETA, said the increase in the numbers of female apprentice engineers is a reward for the company’s efforts in getting a powerful message across in schools, colleges and at careers events.
He added that the recruitment campaign for young women and men has been boosted by the opening of HETA’s new £4.5
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The Humber is marketed as the ‘Energy Estuary’ for good reason. Home to a large number of energy producers and manufacturers of fuels, the Humber continues to attract investors in the energy sector.
A third of the country’s coal is imported through our ports, a fifth of the natural gas and we produce 20% of the UK’s power. With energy on tap the area is equally attractive to large energy users particularly in the process, manufacturing and chemical sectors.
Built on a
Growing businesses in the Humber will be able to access assistance offered as part of more than £6 million of European funding as three unique projects are launched in November.
Small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the region could benefit from the three schemes offering one-to-one support, workshops / masterclasses and grants after the Humber Business Growth Hub was awarded the funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
The projects will be launched at a series of free events across the
As announced earlier in the year the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is developing a new plan for the next phase of growing the UK’s Energy Estuary.
The new Industrial Strategy for the Humber will map out how the region will build on its position as the centre of the UK’s offshore wind industry, and back industrial sectors around the region to grow and become more productive.
The LEP believes that the Humber can play a leading part in responding to the
A further £13.98m of European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) is now available for organisations to access from the Humber’s ESIF Programme. The additional funding includes a further £11m of investment resulting from the revaluation of the foreign exchange rate used to convert the Humber’s ESIF allocation from Euros.
A further £5.5m is also being made available in the East Riding Transition area by York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership, taking the total investment available in the Humber
The Humber LEP continues to work in partnership with The Careers & Enterprise Company (CEC), to support residents throughout the Humber in gaining access to the high quality careers education, information, advice and guidance to impact positively on career choices.
The Humber has recently gained the opportunity to pilot one of twenty national CEC ‘Career Hubs’ that will further drive collaboration between the twenty-six education providers who are part of the Hub.
This builds on the Humber LEPs strategic priority to ensure
The Government’s review of LEPs, published in July, set out several proposals for strengthening LEPs in preparation for leading local industrial strategy and future funding post-Brexit.
As part of this, Government has decided that LEP “overlaps” will end. In the Humber, East Riding of Yorkshire is also covered by the York, North Yorkshire & East Riding LEP; and North & North East Lincolnshire are also covered by the Greater Lincolnshire LEP.
LEPs were required to submit proposals for their future geographies to
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As part of our LEP Q&A series, we speak to Jude Knight, Social Inclusion Lead, Employment and Skills.
Jude is currently with the Humber LEP, seconded from York, North Yorkshire & East Riding Partnership; to lead on the LEP social inclusion strategy and will be working hard to remove the barriers to employment and build inclusive communities within our region.
What is social inclusion and how does this affect the Humber region?
In every society there are people groups who confront barriers that prevent them
The Humber Careers Hub held its first school and learning provider meeting on Friday 14th September at the ERGO Centre, at Bridgehead Business Park in Hessle.
Members of the Hub where joined by the LEP and the Careers and Enterprise Company alongside the Humber Enterprise Coordinators who will lead on this project, to discuss the Hub’s strategy and outline the key objectives that will aid members achieve all Gatsby Careers Benchmarks.
Alongside the Careers Hub, the Careers and Enterprise Company have today
The Humber Careers Hub education providers will meet for the first time tomorrow at the ERGO Centre, at Bridgehead Business Park, to discuss the careers strategy for the Hub with the LEP.
The Humber Careers Hub recognises the challenges and opportunities schools face in meeting all Gatsby Benchmarks and will provide an expert support service using a collaborative approach, a strong network of delivery partners and the sharing of good practice across the region.
Working in partnership with the Careers and Enterprise
The Humber LEP is committed to driving the growth of the Humber economy, for the benefit of its communities. Businesses of all sizes in the region contribute to this growth.
To support business grow and develop, the LEP provides access to funding and support through a number of vehicles; through the Humber Growth Hub, a number of tranches of funding and loan options available to different enterprises and access to our network of partners.
This package of support is allowing entrepreneurs, SMEs
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Healing School, a Science Academy in North East Lincolnshire, contacted Careers and Enterprise, Humber LEP for assistance with a work placement for one of their students. This irregular placement would mean the student working in Oxfordshire for a week. This exciting opportunity was not one to be missed.
Charlotte from Healing Academy took the initiative to contact HAAS formula one for a work experience opportunity. As a successful formula one team HAAS agreed to take charlotte on for the week.
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is appointing a new Small Business Champion to ensure that the needs and interests of small businesses are taken into account throughout the LEP’s decision-making.
Jo Smedley, Managing Director of Red Herring Games in Grimsby, will take up the role in September after being successful in an open recruitment process.
Jo has been an advocate of small businesses in Northern Lincolnshire and the Humber, since 2007 when she established her firm Red Herring Games, which supplies
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has launched four new calls for projects for potential future funding.
The LEP is seeking to refresh its pipeline of future projects, as well as identify potential projects that might be brought forward for funding.
The LEP is inviting organisations to put forward their proposals for projects that cover:
Innovation facilities, managed workspace and incubation space
Infrastructure and housing, including transport, regeneration, site preparations and flood defences
Skills capital, refurbishment and enhancement
Energy projects contributing to the delivery of wider
The Government has published the findings of its review into Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs).
The review sets out the approach taken by Government to strengthen LEPs, revealing how LEPs and Government will work together to strengthen leadership and capability, improve accountability and manage risk, and provide clarity on geography.
Words by Lord Haskins, Chair of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)
Last week Government published its review of Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), setting out plans to strengthen the work that these organisations do.
Phil Glover (left) being presented the Certificate in Quantitative Risk Management (CQRM) by Chris Page, Risk Consultant at OSL Risk Management.
Phil Glover, Business Development Manager for the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has become the first in the UK Local Enterprise Partnership network to pass the Certification in Quantitative Risk Management (CQRM).
CQRM is internationally recognised by the IIPER awarding body and provides the expertise to quantify and manage complex risk scenarios.
The course was delivered in person by Jonathan Munn, a
Three new infrastructure development projects are set to get underway in the Humber thanks to a total allocation of more than £8m from the Government’s Local Growth Fund (LGF) secured by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership through the Humber’s Growth Deals. The decision was made by the LEP’s Board of business and council leaders.
The allocations, which are subject to a final business case, come shortly after the announcement of investment in a programme of road and cycle improvements to the
The Government has today published the findings of its review into Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs). The review announces plans to strengthen LEPs, with increased dialogue with Government (including through the new Council of LEP Chairs chaired by the Prime Minister), stronger governance and additional capacity.
The review also confirms that LEP overlaps – where a local authority can be a member of more than one LEP – will end. In the Humber, East Riding of Yorkshire Council is also a member
A £5.2million tidal defence scheme aimed at reducing the risk of flooding to properties in Paull, on the north bank of the Humber Estuary, is now complete.
A total of 2,700 tonnes of rock armour has been placed, new flood gates have been installed and the existing embankment has been raised in the second stage of the Hull and Holderness Flood Alleviation Scheme (HaHFAS).
The first stage saw the creation of a 520m glass tidal wall along Paull’s embankment, which was completed
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The Humber is to become one of 20 ‘Careers Hubs’ around England to help transform careers education for young people.
The Humber Careers Hubs will be made up of 26 local schools and colleges working together with universities, training providers, employers and career professionals to improve careers education.
Careers Hubs are a central part of the Government’s Careers Strategy, published in December. The strategy aims to improve careers education and help prepare young people for the world of work.
The Government asked The
Over 8,800 new jobs and nearly 10,000 new homes will be delivered in Greater Grimsby thanks to a new, ground-breaking Stage 1 Town Deal worth £67 million, the government announced 5th July 2018.
Local Growth Minister, Jake Berry MP and Business Minister, Lord Henley, unveiled the new Stage 1 Town Deal partnership with the Greater Grimsby Project Board while visiting the Marine Operating Centre in Grimsby and seeing first-hand some of the transformative projects the Deal will help deliver.
The Stage 1
Local Enterprise Partnerships in the North of England will form an influential new body to support the government’s ambitions for the Northern Powerhouse across the region, Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry MP announced on 6th July 2018.
The Chairs of each of the 11 Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) will sit on a newly formed, government-funded board called the ‘NP11’.
The board will act as one voice representing each of their regions as a modern day ‘Council for the North’ to work with
Many Humber education and training providers offer their students an opportunity to record their additional employability skills using a ‘passport’ that can be shared with future employers.
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has developed a bespoke framework to support regional organisations to develop a consistent approach to their Employability Passports. This framework supports the CBI seven employability skills.
Words by Stephen Savage, Chair of the Humber LEP Employment and Skills Board
As part of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) commitment to
Organisations are invited to apply for funding from European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) by responding to a Call for projects that will support the development of technical skills in the agricultural sector.
Applicants can benefit from funding from the European Social Fund (ESF) to deliver a project which supports both individuals and Small and Medium Sized Enterprises to increase their skills levels and take full advantage of technological changes in the sector.
The detailed call document is available at https://www.gov.uk/european-structural-investment-funds/agri-tech-skills-project-call-in-york-north-yorkshire-east-riding-and-humber-lep-areas-oc50s18p1128
The deadline for
A Hull healthtech start-up which has developed an award-winning device to enhance mental wellbeing has secured a £200,000 investment from NPIF-Mercia Equity Finance, which is managed by Mercia Fund Managers and is part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.
Moodbeam’s wearable device allows users to log their mood and monitor their emotional wellbeing – or that of their children, students, patients or employees. The device, which links to an online and mobile platform, gives insights into how moods change over time,
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Our Chair, Lord Haskins joins fellow LEP Chairs outside 10 Downing Street in London.
The Prime Minister met with the leaders of England’s Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) today to celebrate their achievements to date and to map out key areas for cooperation under the UK’s Modern Industrial Strategy.
This marks the first meeting of the Prime Minister’s Council of LEP Chairs, made up of business leaders representing the 38 Partnerships.
Talks focussed on where LEPs carry maximum impact: delivering the objectives
The Humber LEP is seeking to recruit a Growth Hub Manager to lead our successful Growth Hub partnership.
For more details, please see the advert on our accountable body Hull City Council’s website.
The closing date is 2 July 2018.
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) this morning launched its Blueprint for a Humber Industrial Strategy at a major Business Week event attended by leaders from business, councils and education.
The document kicks off the region’s bid to build on the progress it has made as the Energy Estuary over recent years, as it seeks to attract new investment in low carbon industries and support existing industries to reduce their emissions and become more efficient.
“Clean growth” is one of the four
This page highlights some of the investment case studies used in this year’s Annual Review. You can find out about other projects we support on our website.
Business grants – Growing the Humber programme
The Growing the Humber programme provides grants to businesses seeking to expand, creating new jobs. 2017/18 examples include:
Eltherington Industries Ltd – Hull
Eltherington is a major supplier to the caravan and portable buildings sector, producing aluminium and plastic cladding and PVCu double glazed windows and doors.
Eltherington Industries have received
Humber local authority leaders have joined LEP Chair Lord Haskins and Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry MP in praising the partnership’s work over the last year, as the LEP’s Annual Review for 2017/18 is published.
Hull City Council Leader Councillor Stephen Brady OBE said:
“The Humber LEP has proven to be absolutely critical for businesses in Hull looking to expand. As a city, we are working hard to achieve economic growth and create sustainable jobs for the future, and the Humber LEP has
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has today published its Annual Review for 2017/18, revealing that a total of 4,500 jobs have now been created as a result of its investment programmes. At least 1,500 more jobs will follow from existing committed investments.
Local Growth and Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry today praised the LEP’s work and said the Humber was an “integral” part of the Northern Powerhouse.
The LEP has so far secured over £223m of UK Government funding to enable
The Humber LEP is delighted to announce the new chair and vice chair roles have been filled following a nomination and interview process by Employment and Skills Board members and stakeholder colleagues.
The new chair is Daniel Brett, Assistant Principal at Bishop Burton College and the new vice-chair is Sharon Gamble, Apprenticeship and Business Lead Manager, Hull Training and Adult Education.
Daniel and Sharon will lead the further development of the Network building on the considerable success of former chair and vice
Humber Business Week is being delivered this week in association with the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), the University of Hull and dozens of event-holders
This week long event celebrates the business talent that the Humber has to offer, and focuses on the vision of the region’s growth through a diverse programme of events.
The LEP has been a long standing partner of Humber Business Week and will host its AGM & Future Summit on Thursday 7th June, before the finale of
Ergo, a new £4 million business centre, officially opens its doors on Tuesday, 5 June as part of Humber Business Week.
The centre is situated at the heart of the Energy Estuary, in a prime location on the Bridghead business park, in Hessle.
Operated by East Riding of Yorkshire Council, in partnership with the University of Hull, ergo provides flexible and modern office space and conference facilities with on-site parking. It is set to quickly establish itself as the region’s premier office
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has announced the speakers for a key event next week where it will launch its blueprint for the next phase of the development of the Energy Estuary and the wider Humber economy.
The LEP is developing an Industrial Strategy for the region, which will set out how the Humber can grow key industry sectors. It will build on the successful development of the Humber’s offshore wind cluster, and the potential for SMEs in sectors like
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The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has announced the development of a new plan for the next phase of growing the UK’s Energy Estuary.
The new Industrial Strategy for the Humber will map out how the region will build on its position as the centre of the UK’s offshore wind industry, and back industrial sectors around the region to grow and become more productive.
The LEP believes that the Humber can play a leading part in responding to the “Clean Growth” Grand
The official launch of Humber Business Week 2018 was well attended at the University of Hull, with the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Humber Growth Hub in attendance.
This event was a great opportunity to network and find out more about Biz Week in general, with delegates and university staff joined by sponsors, local authorities and local businesses.
The full programme of Business Week was showcased, with speakers, a brass brand and canapes to accompany the guests on the night.
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and its Growth Hub works with a number of partners to provide support for businesses in the region.
There are some excellent examples of how different types of funding and support have allowed businesses of different sizes and sector the opportunity to grow.
Recently, working with partners the Humber LEP has been able to guide and fund the growth of businesses in a number of sectors, with a particular focus on equity funding.
Words by Kishor Tailor,
We are proud to once again support such a fantastic week of opportunity for the Humber, and I am sure that this year’s Business Week will be another great success.
Business Week brings to life the leadership, inspiration and collaboration which have helped businesses to significantly improve our region’s economic performance over the last few years.
We are now a more productive and prosperous place, but we still have much further to go.
It is these values which we will need if we
Read the latest news from the Humber LEP here, in our April newsletter.
The Humber branch of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is once again working in partnership with the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to deliver their annual conference during Humber Business Week (week commencing 4th June 2018).
Named ‘Transforming the Humber 2018 – thriving in a candidate-led market’, this stimulating and informative event will focus on how we can grow a sustainable and skilled workforce in the region by attracting talent, exploring alternative retention practices and sharing research and
The Government has committed to a long term national Industrial Strategy to create an economy that boosts productivity and competitiveness.
To support this, the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership has continued to work with projects and partners such as the ‘This-Ability’ Partnership to aid businesses in creating a more inclusive workplace, and to provide vital experience for learners and potential employees of all abilities.
The This-Ability Partnership will host an evening dinner and exciting awards ceremony to recognise and celebrate the great strides
On Thursday 10th May 2018 the This-Ability Partnership will host an evening dinner and awards ceremony at the KCOM Stadium, to recognise and celebrate the great strides local employers have taken to access ability.
Special guest Broadcaster and Journalist Alex Brooker will be giving a humorous talk on the subject of disability. Along with local and national ambassadors of disability equality.
Employers from across the Humber region have been exploring different ways to recruit and retain disabled talent with great success. The
Hull City Council is looking for high quality Community Led Local Development (CLLD) projects that support unemployed and economically inactive participants and enterprise development in 4 Hub Areas of Hull.
The Hull CLLD programme has received £4.79million of European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and European Social Fund (ESF) funding through the Humber ESIF Programme.
Hull City Council initially developed a CLLD Strategy using funding from the ESIF programme. This stage of the programme is focused on seeking projects that will directly support
Read the latest e-newsletter from the Humber LEP here.
Calls for project’s promoting climate change adaptation, risk prevention and management in the Humber have been published on the gov.uk website.
A morning event will be held on Tuesday 20th March at Market Weighton Business Centre, to provide attendees with details of current opportunities for applying for ERDF funding in the Humber and YNYER LEP areas.
Please use the eventbrite link below for more details and to book a place.
ERDF Calls Launch and Application Workshop
Registration from 9 am, workshop to start at
The Humber Local Enterprise (LEP) is working to improve infrastructure throughout the Humber region, to allow for sustainable growth and prolonged opportunities for businesses.
Our strategy remains to work with local authorities, Government and with private sector investment in a number of sectors.
Transport and connectivity within the Humber and throughout the UK must be functional and capable of facilitating our growth plans, and our work with various national bodies is set to continue.
Words by Kishor Tailor, Chief Executive of Humber Local
Siemens have announced plans to establish a new state-of-the-art factory to manufacture and commission trains on one of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Enterprise Zones at Junction 36, Goole.
These plans, which could mean an investment of up to £200m, could see an addition of 700 jobs for the Humber region, in skilled engineering and manufacturing roles.
A further 250 possible jobs could also come about during the construction phase of this development; with approximately 1,500 indirect jobs expected to be
At the start of National Careers Week, The Careers & Enterprise Company and Humber LEP is calling out to employers across all sectors and industries in the Humber region to help make a real difference to the lives of young people.
By providing encounters with their work place, businesses and enterprises, both large and small, can bring the world of work to life for young people.
It is a critical aspect of the support young people need – by connecting them to
We are delighted to announce at the beginning of National Careers Week 2018, that the Humber Bondholders and the University of Hull have created two national challenges for primary and secondary schools.
The innovative challenges are designed to engage young people in careers activities. Details are contained in the PDF documents below. More downloadable resources for National Careers Week can be found at www.nationalcareersweek.com
If you are promoting your own activities on social media please include #ncw2018 and #humbercareers
Bondholder and University
Read our February e-newsletter here.
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is working with its partners, local authorities and education providers in the Humber region to provide opportunities to residents of all ages.
With more people in employment and our levels of unemployment reducing rapidly, it is imperative that we ensure that we maximise the potential of all our residents.
In this article we provide examples of initiatives that help people return to work and focus on apprenticeship and Returneeship programmes that help employees to upgrade their
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is seeking a new small business representative to join its Board.
The LEP is a business-led partnership with the four Humber local authorities, the University of Hull and education providers, which works with Government to lead local economic growth strategy and attract investment.
The LEP has a designated place on its Board for a Small Business Champion, who liaises with local membership organisations and SMEs to help shape the LEP’s policies and support initiatives, and acts
The biggest health and social care employers in the region are coming together at an event to showcase the wide ranging careers available in the sector locally.
The first ever North East Lincolnshire Health and Social Care Careers Event is taking place at Centre4, Wootton Road, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN33 1HE on Wednesday 28th February 2018. Doors will open to the public from 9.00am to 12noon. Tickets can be booked via visiting Eventbrite or by just coming along on the
An upcoming workshop will help ensure local businesses don’t miss out on current EU funding opportunities.
On Wednesday 21 February, a free workshop will take place in Driffield showcasing European funding opportunities for micro, small and medium-sized rural businesses in the Humber.
Among the funding programmes to be discussed is the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, which is making in excess of £2 million available for projects focused on food processing, rural business development and rural tourism infrastructure (including tourism accommodation)
In January’s newsletter we include a number of news stories, with a word from our CEO Kishor Tailor and more.
Read our first newsletter of the year here.
Now that the success of 2017 is behind us, the Humber region can expect further growth and commitment to increasing its positive contribution to the UK economy throughout the next twelve months.
There is little doubt that Hull’s reign as the UK City of Culture will leave a lasting impression on our region, with a legacy that promises continued optimism and potential success in a number of sectors.
For its legacy to be successful, we must all continue to communicate effectively, be
Frederick Gough School recently celebrated a visit by Nic Dakin MP, Claudia Harris, CEO of the Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC) and Sarah Yong, Head of Government Relations. This VIP party met with the School’s Head Teacher Ben Lawrance, Careers Lead Jo Roche, and the Enterprise Adviser Helen Lee, Early Years Recruitment Coordinator at British Steel to hear about the work of the school and their impressive approach to delivering careers education, advice and guidance.
The visitors were accompanied by 5
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership has supported one of the South Humber Industrial Investment Programme (SHIIP) projects at Stallingborough Business Park, through the Growth Deal Fund.
Located off the Stallingborough Interchange on Kiln Lane, the proposed 64 hectare site will potentially support up to 3,959 jobs boosting both employment and the local economy. This part of the programme is supported with £2.6million of external funding provided by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership.
Stallingborough Business Park key dates:
Planning Submission = early 2018
Around 100 students from the Humber region are hosting a Christmas trade fair to showcase their business prowess at Beverley’s popular Flemingate centre this Sunday.
The Christmas fair will give budding-entrepreneurs the chance to meet customers face-to-face, respond to queries about their products and operate in a real-life working environment.
The students, aged 15-19, are taking part in the Young Enterprise Company Programme which gives young entrepreneurs the opportunity to set up and run their own business over the course of an
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is the first Local Enterprise Partnership in the country to have achieved a national licence as a Licensed Awarding Body for the Quality in Careers Standard.
One of only twelve national holders, the Humber LEP is the only Local Enterprise Partnership out of 38 to have been awarded this status, after submitting an extremely strong application to the Quality and Careers Standard Consortium.
As a result of this licensing award, the 21 schools, colleges and training
Read the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) e-newsletter for December 2017 here.
In the final issue of the year, our CEO reflects on what has been a positive year for the region and looks ahead to what the Humber can achieve in 2018.
To keep up to date with the latest news coming out of the Humber LEP and from across the Humber region, sign up to receive our e-newsletter here.
As the new year draws ever closer, Kishor Tailor reflects on what has been a momentous year for the Humber region.
Hull’s year as the UK City of Culture has provided the area with many highlights, with prosperity following and a feeling of optimism increasingly apparent amongst locals, visitors and investors.
The legacy of 2017 has been an increasing focus as the turn of the New Year approaches, and many will look to the Humber’s four local authorities and its partners for
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
The LEP’s Chair and Chief Executive make an annual statement on the status of the LEP’s governance and transparency.
The Humber LEP’s governance and transparency meets all of the requirements in the National Assurance Framework for LEPs, and in several places exceeds them. We believe good governance and transparency are essential for maintaining the confidence of our stakeholders, and we openly invite feedback from them on how they could be further strengthened.
Our approach to publishing comprehensive project information on all programmes
Her Majesty is shown one of the Greenpower cars at Siemens, Hull.
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) along with Airco and a number of key partners are supporting Greenpower Education Trust, to deliver a project to aid young people in gaining an interest in engineering.
Funded by the Careers & Enterprise Company and Siemens Gamesa the project gained national coverage when a handful of students participating in the project had the chance to meet the Queen, upon Her Majesty’s
Read the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) e-newsletter for November 2017 here.
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A Hull company which provides construction services to the social housing sector has secured £100,000 funding for expansion from NPIF – Mercia Debt Finance, part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF).
Westlinks Joiners and Locksmiths Ltd undertake major renovation, maintenance and adaptation work for a wide variety of commercial and public sector clients, housing associations and charities. The company has undertaken various major projects including a significant role in the Building Schools for the Future programme. Established in 2007 by
Education and Training Providers are likely to be aware of the government call for registration of interest for the Institutes of Technology funding.
As part of the bid all LEPs are asked to provide evidence of economic need and fit the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is asking for an early conversation regarding any potential bids in the area.
If you are planning to develop such a bid please contact Teresa Chalmers at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01482 485266.
See the Department for Education’s Institutes
Organisations are invited to apply for funding from European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) by responding to a Call for projects that will deliver Skills for Growth across the Humber through a Graduate Internship programme.
Applicants can benefit from funding from the European Social Fund (ESF) to deliver a project which supports Small and Medium Sized Enterprises to provide additional Higher and Further Education student and graduate placements, internships and graduate level employment opportunities.
The detailed call document is available https://www.gov.uk/european-structural-investment-funds/humber-graduate-internship-programme-oc18s17p0908
The deadline for
Read the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) e-newsletter for October 2017 here.
To keep up to date with the latest news coming out of the Humber LEP and from across the Humber region, sign up to receive our e-newsletter here.
A £2 million collaboration between the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and the University of Hull will see the launch of an offshore wind Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Centre of Excellence in the Humber region.
The five-year partnership will see a series of research and innovation projects developed to improve the way that offshore wind farms are operated and maintained, building on the region’s energy heritage, location and experience of servicing UK offshore wind farms.
Chris Hill, ORE Catapult’s Operational Performance Director,
Phil Glover, Humber Growth Hub Programme Manager (fourth from left) with delegates from Qingdao, China at Modal Training Centre, Immingham
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) welcomed a delegation of government officials from Qingdao, China as part of a UK and China marine company mission.
Delegates were greeted at the Guildhall in Hull, before heading to Modal Training Centre in Immingham on Tuesday 19th September, where the guests were shown around the facility and its state-of-the-art training simulators in ports,
Two offshore wind projects out of the Humber Estuary have today been granted subsidy support. Triton Knoll and Hornsea Project Two have both won Contracts for Difference to generate green energy in a multi-billion pound wind farm windfall for the area and the industry.
Hornsea will be the fourth offshore wind farm from DONG Energy in the Southern North Sea and will be operated from Grimsby. It will deliver 1,386 MW of new capacity supplying around 1.3 million homes with renewable power
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is asking local organisations to get involved in work to understand the impact the loss of EU funding will have on the Humber.
This survey forms part of the research by the Humber LEP looking at how EU structural funds have been used in the past, the pros and cons of the funding’s objectives and rules, and lessons learned.
The results will be used as part of the case for the Humber to have replacement funding
Read the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) e-newsletter for September 2017 here.
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A further £4.1m of European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) has now been made available for applications. Organisations are invited to apply for ESIF funding by responding to a number of Calls for projects that will provide Innovation and business support infrastructure in the Humber.
Four calls for projects have been launched by the Department for Communities and Local Government utilising funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The Calls for projects are now open until 10 November for the following activities:
The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) has facilitated £250,000 worth of debt funding to Humber-based engineering firm Allied Protek Engineering Solutions.
Based in Grimsby, Allied Protek is an engineering specialist, providing a full project management package including design, engineering, installation and maintenance for clients in the food, drink, fine chemicals and pharma sectors.
The investment was made by NPIF – Enterprise Ventures Debt Finance, an NPIF product fund-managed by Enterprise Ventures, and will provide Allied Protek with the working capital to support
Jake Berry, Minister for Northern Powerhouse and Local Growth (fourth from right) meets with Humber LEP Board and representatives from the four Humber local authorities at C4Di, Hull.
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) hosted Minister for the Northern Powerhouse and Local Growth, Jake Berry at the Centre for Digital Innovation (C4Di), Hull this morning.
Lord Haskins, Chair of Humber LEP along with members of the LEP Board, sub boards and our four local authorities were present to discuss the
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has launched three new calls for projects for potential future funding.
The LEP is seeking to refresh its pipeline of future projects, as well as identify a suitable project to put forward for the Government’s new Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund.
The LEP is inviting organisations to put forward their proposals for projects that cover:
Innovation facilities, managed workspace and incubation space
Infrastructure and housing, including transport, regeneration, site preparations and flood defences
Projects that have received Growth Deal
Managing Director Paul Hickling in front of the new 40,000 sq ft warehouse with East Trans colleagues and partners who have supported the investment, from left, Chris Parrott from CR Parrott Consultants; Nick Spencer, of NatWest Bank; Tony Robinson; Peter Aarosin; Andrew Wright; Kevin Scrimshaw; Maggie Campbell, of North East Lincolnshire Council; and Andy Knowles, from PK Construction.
Fast-growing logistics operator East Trans has made a £1.6m investment in a new, high-quality warehousing facility to capitalise on the rapid
Lord Haskins (left) takes a tour of the £200m Energy Works power plant currently under construction in Hull.
Lord Haskins, Chair of Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) was part of a special access visit hosted by Spencer Group to Ron Dearing UTC and Energy Works, two of Hull’s most significant developments.
Those in attendance alongside Lord Haskins included Alan Johnson, former Hull West and Hessle MP, who championed the cause of establishing Hull’s first UTC, Finbarr Dowling, former Hull Project Director for another UTC
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) would like to thank Estuary TV and GIFHE for the work carried out, filming our Annual General Review July 2017.
To see what went on at the Humber LEP AGM, click the link here.
The Government has invited LEPs across the North to put forward projects for new funding to support cultural regeneration.
The £15m Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund will make grants of up to £4m available to projects identified through a competitive bidding process, with each of the 11 Northern Powerhouse LEPs invited to put forward a single project.
The Humber LEP will announce details of how local organisations can propose potential projects in the coming weeks.
The deadline for LEPs to put forward projects is
Read the latest news from the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) in the E-Newsletter for August 2017.
August E-Newsletter 2017.
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Hull 20:20 have teamed up to launch a new leadership programme for senior leaders in the Humber region.
Delivered by Common Purpose, the programme is an intensive short course for senior leaders who want to understand the Humber area, where they live and work.
After a successful pilot in Hull last year, a Humber-wide programme will run in the autumn and is now open for private sector applicants.
Specifically catered for people in established leadership roles
Bill Walker (left), Scott Yates, Lord Haskins, Councillor Stephen Parnaby OBE, Stephen Hudson and Nigel Weatherall (right) at the ERGO Centre at Bridgehead in Hessle.
Work on a new multi-million-pound business centre, aimed at the growing renewable energy and environmental technology sectors, is now underway at Bridgehead business park in Hessle.
The £3.9 million Ergo Centre project is being developed by East Riding of Yorkshire Council in conjunction with the Wykeland Group and, once built, will be operated via an
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is asking local organisations to get involved in work to understand the impact the loss of EU funding will have on the Humber and help make the case for the funding to be replaced.
The research, which was announced at the LEP’s AGM this morning, will look at how EU structural funds have been used in the past, the pros and cons of the funding’s objectives and rules, and lessons learned.
The results will be used
A major route through Hull is set to receive an upgrade after £7.5m funding was allocated by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).
LEP Chair Lord Haskins announced at the partnership’s AGM this morning that the LEP had decided to allocate the funding to Hull City Council’s proposal for the Stoneferry Road corridor in order to support continued economic growth.
The funding, from the Local Growth Fund, will support the development and delivery of an integrated transport scheme for Stoneferry Road that
The Chair of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has paid tribute to the “strong and deepening partnership between businesses, local authorities and education” around the Humber Estuary, describing it as a “competitive strength for our region” as the organisation publishes its annual report.
Lord Haskins said there is a “renewed level of confidence and optimism in the Humber”, with new figures showing the impact investment through the LEP has had to date. As the Government develops a new Industrial Strategy,
Read the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) E-Newsletter for July 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 8th September 2017 for the following activities:
PA3 SME Competitiveness Call – Seeking a
Stephen Savage, Vice Chair of Humber LEP (left), Karen Oliver-Spry, Programme Officer, Humber LEP (centre) and David Sinclair, Curator, Humber Street Gallery (right).
The Humber LEP’s Business Loan Fund is helping businesses in the Humber undertake investment, unlock stalled projects and bring forward development.
The £8.1m revolving fund uses the Humber’s allocation of Growing Places Funding to support capital projects that benefit the local economy and reinvests returns into future projects. The Humber Business Loan Fund will support capital development
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) would like to congratulate all those involved in the organisation and delivery of another successful Humber Business Week.
Over the course of the week the Humber region’s business community enjoyed a range of events aimed at all levels of business and enterprise, allowing entrepreneurs, educators and professionals the chance to share knowledge and expertise with one another and celebrate the region’s business strengths.
The Humber LEP’s own Humber Business Growth Hub ‘Growth Hub Live’ events were
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and the Careers & Enterprise Company are delighted to host the Summer Schools Conference on Friday 30th June.
The event will commence at 9:00am (refreshments from 8.30am) at The Humber Bridge Hotel, Far Ings Lane, Barton Upon Humber DN18 5RG.
The conference will showcase the latest developments and the range of support available to young people within the education and skills arena locally and nationally. It will focus on the career landscape, apprenticeship reforms and the
Our Partners at Transport for the North are developing a Strategic Transport Plan and accompanying TfN Investment Programme to connect the North of England. The Plan will have a wide ranging and ambitious scope, setting out connectivity priorities right across the North that will help transform economic performance up to 2050.
Building on local plans and strategies, TfN has produced two new and important pieces of evidence, the Major Roads Report and Integrated Rail Report. These reports will look at the
The Humber Business Growth Hub has pulled together a fantastic programme of speakers for the ‘Growth Hub Live’ events during Humber Business Week, for which three more have been added.
The two events during Humber Business Week will take place at Hull University, Canham Turner Building on June 6th and at Forest Pines Hotel, North Lincolnshire on June 8th.
The three speakers added the Charter Institute of Marketing sessions are:
– Dr Nadine Waehning, Marketing Lecturer at York St John University (University of
Tracey Millard (left) Natalie Anfield (right)
St Hugh’s School is an outstanding special school for students between the ages of 11 and 19 years, who have a range of learning difficulties, including moderate and severe learning difficulties, autism spectrum disorders, profound and complex needs, in North Lincolnshire.
Principal Tracy Millard, has welcomed the support from The Careers and Enterprise Company, and wants to develop the support on offer with their new Enterprise Adviser partnered with the school.
Natalie Anfield, Make a
The Humber Business Growth Hub is to host two exciting events during Humber Business Week, which will bring together a range of key organisations that can help support business to expand and grow.
The Growth Hub has pulled together a fantastic programme of speakers for you which are detailed below. Running in parallel will be our Marketplace from 9am to 3pm featuring a wide range of business support exhibitors who will be on hand to offer help and support.
‘Growth Hub Live’ at
Kerrie Jaquest, Enterprise Coordinator for the North Bank has been working with schools/colleges and businesses for just over a year, bringing together senior leaders and Enterprise Advisers to support young people to understand the local labour market, and to bridge the gap.
Andy Jewitt, Director, 360 Accountants is the Enterprise Adviser for Wilberforce college, which has enabled some fantastic work to be organised for the young people through the past year.
Most recently Wilberforce first year student and aspiring Chartered Accountant, Alex
The first details have been released about two major new events for this year’s Humber Business Week.
Growth Hub Live will bring together dozens of organisations which can help SMEs grow. In a new format for Business Week, the organisations will combine their efforts on two days at two “hub” venues – ensuring delegates can make the most of their time during the week and increasing the opportunities for networking.
The free events will include a packed programme of speakers and short
The Careers and Enterprise Company vision is to create a strong network linking schools and colleges with business and careers activities that make an impact so that every young person in England is prepared for the fast-changing world of work. Our research shows that being better prepared for work means making better choices.
Chantelle Ellis is the new Careers and Enterprise Adviser for Franklin College in Grimsby, working with Emma Swinburn, Employer Engagement Manager at Franklin college to develop a strategy
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
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has recruited eight new private sector members to its Board.
After a high number of applications and a competitive interview process, the Humber LEP has chosen eight experienced directors; they will bring expertise in important areas of business and strategic management, to help drive forward the growth of the Humber economy.
The refresh of the Board will bring further representation from local businesses and education and training providers.
Lord Haskins, Chair of the Humber LEP said:
Martin Fitzgerald, Partnership Manager at HABS.
A £1m employment scheme that aims to increase apprenticeships in the Humber region by matching SMEs and candidates with the most suitable training providers has gone live.
Intended to boost skills levels and productivity, the free Humber Apprenticeship Brokerage Service (HABS) is spearheaded by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).
The Skills Funding Agency has appointed YH Training Services to manage its delivery until July 2018. It reduces the barriers SMEs face when employing apprentices
Area Based Reviews
Following the cessation of the two Area Based Review processes which impacted on the Humber, we are awaiting government’s publication of the two reports.
All arising recommendations have been agreed by stakeholders. The LEP looks forward to continuing to work in partnership to deliver these agreed outcomes.
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is once again supporting Humber Business Week, taking place on June 5th until June 9th.
Last year Humber Business Week launched its Mobile App. As well as hosting the exciting 2016 itinerary, the App was host to a variety of brand new competitions and awards.
The competitions and awards enabled all businesses, no matter what size or industry sector, to get involved and have their brand and service offering made known to the estimated 6,000+ delegates.
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
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
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
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
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.
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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.
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”),
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
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.