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
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 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 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
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.
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,