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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.