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The Humber’s Growth Deals – progress so far

November 23, 2016

It is now 18 months since our Growth Deal programme started, and as the Chancellor announces £556m for Growth Deals with northern LEPs it is a good time to look at what progress has been made so far in the Humber.


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A1105 Anlaby Road/Park Street Bridge Strengthening

February 1, 2016 - January 31, 2017

This project aims to greatly improve the traffic flow and reduce congestion on the A1105 Anlaby Road corridor outside the Hull Royal Infirmary by widening the carriageway to improve capacity whilst also strengthening the existing Park Street Bridge to remove an existing 7.5 ton weight restriction, which will improve access to the City Centre Strategic Development Sites and enable an alternative route for buses / coaches to access the Paragon bus / rail Interchange.

A161 Bridge Street cycle scheme, Goole

January 18, 2016 - September 30, 2016

This scheme involves the construction of a new off-road shared use footway/cycleway along the A161 Lower Bridge Street/Bridge Street in Goole. The 1km link will provide a safe and continuous cycle route between the residential area of Old Goole and key employment, education, healthcare, leisure and retail facilities in Goole town centre.

A18, Melton Ross Railway Bridge Strengthening/Replacement

Strengthening or replacement of the Melton Ross Railway Bridge. The bridge is an essential piece of infrastructure on the A18, a strategic link road between Scunthorpe and the Ports of Immingham and Grimsby. The bridge also provides the primary access route into Humberside airport, a key economic asset for the whole of the Humber LEP area identified as having huge growth potential.

A180 South Humber Bank Highway Improvements

March 1, 2019 - January 31, 2020

This is Phase 1 of a three stage programme of road and cycle improvements to the A180 and its link roads. This phase will deliver essential maintenance to two key industrial roads directly linked to A180: Moody Lane and Woad Lane, and increase sustainable travel options for cyclists and pedestrians, within key employment zones.

Albert Dock Flood Alleviation Works

April 1, 2014 - March 31, 2016

The aim of the project is to enhance the flood protection measures to the residents and businesses of West Hull by increasing the height of the flood defences from approximately 5m Above Ordnance Datum (AOD) to 6m Above Ordnance Datum (AOD).

Anlaby and East Ella Flood Alleviation Scheme

September 15, 2015 - September 30, 2020

The scheme is to provide a large Flood Alleviation Scheme that reduces the flood risk in an economically achievable standard with ranges established by sensitivity testing.

Bridlington Integrated Transport Plan Phase 2

April 1, 2015 - August 31, 2020

The Bridlington Integrated Transport Plan Phase 2 scheme aims to expand on the work undertaken in Phase 1 and is the collective name for a further package of measures to improve the transport network in Bridlington.


CATCH Energy Offshore

October 1, 2015 - June 30, 2020

CATCH Energy Offshore (CEO) will deliver a £3.803m investment programme in specialist training facilities and infrastructure for the offshore wind industry. These will include indoor and outdoor training environments to deliver marine survival and a wide range of health and safety-related training.

Central Cleethorpes Regeneration Programme

February 1, 2019 - March 31, 2021

This project will strengthen the role of Cleethorpes town centre as the key driver of the visitor economy in North East Lincolnshire and will support efforts to encourage urban living.

Connecting the City bridge (A63 Castle Street)

April 1, 2017 - July 31, 2020

Highways England’s A63 Castle Street Major Scheme includes funding to provide a ‘standard’ motorway style footbridge over A63 Castle Street to link the City Centre with the prime waterfront and Fruit Market regeneration sites. This project is to provide funding for an enhanced ‘iconic’ bridge crossing to the Marina area.

Danish Buildings/Bayles House

January 8, 2018 - June 30, 2021

The project aims to facilitate the renovation of shared office space within the Historic Danish Buildings and adjoining Grade II Listed Bayles House on High Street in Hull (HU1 1PS).

Delivering Housing Growth in Hull (1)

April 7, 2015 - March 31, 2020

Hull’s Housing-led Renewal Programme is well established and incorporates many private and community sector and registered provider partners, which ensures that it is best placed to deliver 924 units of quality housing through new build, tackling empties properties and neighbourhood renewal interventions.


Delivering Housing Growth in Hull (2)

September 1, 2018 - March 31, 2029

Hull’s housing-led renewal programme is very well established and incorporates a range of private, community sector and registered provider (RP) partners, which ensures that it is best placed to deliver transformation of the housing market in Hull. Following the success of previous phases of the programme, a large pipeline of sites has been identified to unlock delivery of both new build housing and schemes to refurbish housing post-2018.

Development of Priory Park

April 1, 2018 - November 30, 2019

The project is designed to facilitate the development of the remaining 12 acres (5 hectares) of land  at Henry  Boot Way in West Hull (6 sites) of which approximately 8.5 acres of land are within the Enterprise Zones.

Environmental Logistics Learning Hub

January 4, 2015 - June 30, 2017

The Logistics Hub will be a centre of excellence for the delivery of education and training for the ports, logistics and energy sectors. The facility will combine sector research and development and the delivery of education and training programmes to meet the requirements of employers operating in the Humber region and beyond.


ERGO Centre – Bridgehead Business Park

December 1, 2016 - September 4, 2017

Specialist managed workspace building targeting business and professional services to support the development of environmental technologies sector (renewables, low carbon industries etc) on both banks of the Humber.

Goole College Skills Workshop Modernisation and Logistics Hub

August 3, 2015 - August 26, 2016

The Goole College Skills Workshop Modernisation and Logistics Hub scheme is a part extension, part refurbishment scheme to double the size of the engineering and construction skills workshop at Boothferry Road in Goole and to refurbish a derelict part of the college building to provide a logistics and health and safety hub, incorporating a CSCS card assessment centre.

Goole Intermodal Terminal

This project draws together the town’s existing rail, sea, motorway and inland waterway links into one site, providing an integrated transport facility for business.  This will shorten the timescale and therefore reduce the cost of moving goods, creating the potential for new direct freight links to Leeds (Stourton) via the Aire & Calder Navigation and transhipment of steel to the West Midlands.

Grimsby Town Centre – Infrastructure & Enabling Works

January 4, 0015 - October 31, 2016

The project will deliver an integrated programme of highways and public realm improvement works in the Cartergate/St James square area of the Grimsby Town Centre, extending the £6m Local Sustainable Transport Fund scheme for Riverhead Square/ Station Approach implemented between 2012-2014 which supported sustainable travel modes.


Grimsby Town Centre – ‘Unlocking the Potential’

September 1, 2017 - March 31, 2021

The Local Growth Fund (LGF) will be used to facilitate infrastructure works to unlock and accelerate development of three key priority sites in Grimsby Town Centre. These projects are identified in the Grimsby and Cleethorpes Town Centres Investment Plan 2016 and the Greater Grimsby Town Deal, which outline the strategy for growth and pinpoints key investment opportunities.

Grovehill Bridge Maintenance Scheme

April 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017

This scheme provides for maintenance to be carried out on an important bridge in Beverley which is starting to fail.

Growing the Humber (2)

April 1, 2015 - March 31, 2018

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


Growing the Humber (3)

April 1, 2017 - March 31, 2021

Growing the Humber is a business investment scheme providing grant funding to SMEs in order to stimulate growth, investment and job creation. The project extends by £8m the current £4m LGF funded scheme which has already exceeded its jobs targets. The refreshed scheme will complement and support access to the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund, alongside local work to improve investment readiness.

Hessle Foreshore Tidal Defence Scheme

April 29, 2019 - March 31, 2021

The Hessle Foreshore Tidal Defence Scheme involves the construction of new permanent tidal defences adjacent to the Humber Estuary between the Humber Bridge and Livingstone Road. The work is needed in this area as Hessle Foreshore is low lying and it suffered significant flooding in the tidal surge of December 2013, with flooding of up to 1m deep affecting 40 homes and 44 business premises.

Howdenshire Flood Alleviation Scheme

January 6, 2017 - July 8, 2020

The scheme secures the drainage of a large tidal flood plain of approximately 58Km² which will help to protect local businesses, property and transport routes leading into Hull.


Hull Venue

April 1, 2016 - March 31, 2020

The vision for the project is to deliver a well-used venue in Hull, with performance, conference and exhibition capabilities, which interacts with the City, attracts visitors and business tourists, boosts the local economy and builds on the legacy created by the UK City of Culture 2017.

Humber Skills & Capital Maintenance Programme

The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership’s Skills funding is  a £1.755 million scheme to help deliver projects that support the development of enhanced/specialist learning facilities and add value to current building stock which delivers the diverse range of post 16 skills activity in the Humber area.

Individual projects will be listed separately as they come forward for development.

Humberside International Airport – Surface Access Improvements Scheme

January 1, 2015 - February 9, 2017

The scope of the project is to improve highway access to Humberside International Airport from the Strategic Road Network to facilitate future development and expansion at the airport. The scheme will unlock 20 hectares of allocated employment land at the airport.

Lincolnshire Lakes Flood Risk Strategy

July 1, 2015 - August 31, 2019

The Lincolnshire Lakes is a strategic regeneration project on the western fringe of the Scunthorpe urban area. The project seeks to bring forward 6,000+ homes, a commercial park, education/community/health facilities, green infrastructure and recreational and functional lakes. One of the key strategic objectives is to bring forward a flood management solution which ensures a safe development, free from flooding. It is also essential that this solution will provide additionality to the existing flood defences and improve the situation for the villages of Buringham and Gunness.


Paull Phase 1 and 2 Employment Site

The Paull sites constitute the last remaining large scale expansion land for the Port of Hull.  Phase 1 (80ha) is part of the Humber Enterprise Zone.  The project overcomes the abnormal infrastructure costs associated with the site which have deterred interested potential occupiers.  The works include site access, haul road, utilities, surface water attenuation, noise barrier and fencing.

Port of Grimsby East Offshore Wind Operational Support Facilities

The Port of Grimsby East is one of the UK’s leading Offshore Wind Operations and Maintenance (O&M) centres. This proposition, which includes two developments, will provide offshore wind and dock support facilities predominantly for the offshore wind sector and inter-related supply chain. Development 1 will  refurbish part of the existing Grimsby Fish Market, which has not been actively used for some time, into office accommodation and storage. Development 2 will re-build and fit out two derelict and disused buildings which are located by the slipways directly on the quayside, creating office and dock support facilities.

Repurposing Hull Old Town

October 1, 2015 - March 31, 2018

Direct intervention to draw investment, bring retail and office space back into use, and attract businesses, visitors and residents into Hull’s historic Old Town. Investment will be centred on revitalisation of Trinity Indoor Market and the surrounding public spaces, whilst making the most of the Old Town’s rich history and architecture.


RHICS Hempholme & Wilfholme Pumping Stations

August 1, 2018 - September 30, 2020

Hempholme and Wilfholme pumping stations are located between Driffield and Beverley in East Yorkshire, and drain low lying agricultural areas into the River Hull. It has been identified that the existing pumping stations need to be refurbished as their current asset life is limited and the pumps are likely to fail in the near future.

The Hempholme and Wilfholme Pumping Stations currently serve to reduce flood risk by pumping water from the lower level drainage system into the River Hull.




River Hull Defences

November 1, 2016 - July 9, 2020

Existing defences along the River Hull are in a poor state of repair, with Environment Agency data showing a 60% probability of breach or overtopping at various locations.  This project provides improvements which protect existing homes, businesses (mostly SMEs) and critical infrastructure, and enables future growth both on the 11 Enterprise Zone sites along the River Hull corridor and in housing.

River Hull Integrated Catchment Strategy – Overall Scheme

The scheme is a large Flood Alleviation Scheme that reduces the flood risk in an economically achievable standard with ranges established by sensitivity testing.

Please note that component projects will be listed separately as they come into delivery.

River Hull Integrated Catchment Strategy: River Hull Channel Improvements

April 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018

The project is based around the removal of 10 sunken vessels from the River Hull between Tickton and Beverley Beck to the east of Beverley. The removal of the vessels will significantly improve the local environment, making the area more attractive for existing businesses and increasing its appeal to new investors. The scheme will also support tourism in Beverley by creating a pleasant local environment for residents and visitors.

Skills Capital: HETA Advanced Engineering Training Centre

April 1, 2017 - August 31, 2018

Relocation of the Hull centre to a new, larger former manufacturing site. The site requires significant investment to refurbish and repurpose existing buildings to provide enhanced facilities including enlarged workshop spaces, classrooms, IT facilities, industrial training rigs and electronics rigs.

The project will increase the future capacity and breadth of training offered, enabling HETA to deliver higher level apprenticeships and deliver more in-work upskilling for adults.

Skills Capital: Humber Healthcare Academy

July 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019

This project will develop a new, state of the art “Humber Healthcare Academy” at the heart of the Grimsby Institute Campus. The Academy will provide facilities, equipment and underpinning infrastructure to support new employer-led educational pathways with a clear line of sight to careers within the local priority Healthcare sector, including registered nursing, the only dental nursing provision in the Humber and care roles.

South Humber Gateway – Highway Infrastructure Improvements

February 19, 2019 - July 21, 2019

Highways England’s A160/A180 Port of Immingham Improvement Scheme was completed in 2017, improving the strategic road connection to the Port of Immingham. This project will undertake essential maintenance on the local roads to complement the A160 scheme.

Stallingborough Interchange 1A

February 1, 2017 - December 31, 2020

The project will deliver junction improvements to the junction of the A1173 and Kiln Lane Roundabout at Stallingborough to unlock the first phase (13.6 hectares) of development of the Stallingborough Interchange strategic employment site.

Stallingborough Strategic Employment Site (Phase 1B)

July 31, 2018 - December 31, 2020

Stallingborough Phase 1B LGF funding will contribute to an extended estate road, and provide associated utilities and drainage enabling phase 1b (15hectares of development). In a prominent location on the A180 and in close proximity to the Ports of Immingham and Grimsby, the Enterprise Zone site will be very attractive to ports, logistics and manufacturing users.  The project will accelerate development for the private sector and underpin NELCs South Humber Industrial Investment Programme.

Stoneferry Road Integrated Transport Project

December 15, 2017 - December 18, 2020

The project delivers specific interventions to address major congestion ‘hot spots’ on the A1033 growth corridor in Hull. The interventions will provide improved traffic flow, especially at peak periods and improve facilities for public transport users, cyclists and pedestrians. The project includes the use of technology to provide improved communication with users of the network and to monitor traffic flow and air quality and forms an important strand within the project.

Unlocking Hull City Centre Development - Albion Square

April 1, 2017 - March 31, 2020

The project supports Hull City Centre’s transition to new leisure and residential uses. This will be achieved through delivering key development sites and supporting the conversion of empty properties where their traditional use is no longer viable. The project addresses viability issues caused by land conditions, archaeology, contamination, access infrastructure and flood risk.

Westcliff Regeneration Enterprise Hub

January 2, 2016 - July 5, 2020

This project aims to increase the economic opportunities for people living and working within the Westcliff community of Scunthorpe, an area experiencing high levels of deprivation and social inequality.


Humber LEP’s Annual Performance Review shines spotlight on ‘Exceptional’ delivery record and strong governance

April 24, 2020

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

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Humber LEP Welcomes Third Phase of the Grimsby Town Deal

March 2, 2020

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

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Almost £1m in funding allocated for Advanced Manufacturing Unit in Stallingborough – which could help unlock further growth

July 17, 2019

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

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Hull’s digital sector is set for a boost with over £1m earmarked by the Humber Local Enterprise towards third phase of @TheDock tech campus

July 16, 2019

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

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£1m Boost for Central Cleethorpes Regeneration Programme

June 10, 2019

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,

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Priory Park road improvements could support development and help unlock jobs

May 20, 2019

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

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Danish Buildings in Hull will be developed through £250,000 from the Government’s Local Growth Fund

December 6, 2018

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.

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Rail upgrade to enhance competitiveness of Humber ports

November 22, 2018

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

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£10m investment announced in Humber road and housing projects

July 26, 2018

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

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£136,000 Local Growth Fund grant allows for East Trans investment

August 15, 2017

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

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Construction Begins on New Business Centre

July 25, 2017

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

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Speakers announced for the Charter Institute of Marketing sessions at ‘Growth Hub Live’

May 25, 2017

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

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Northern Powerhouse minister, Andrew Percy announces third Growth Deal in Hull

January 23, 2017

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

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Humber LEP secures third Growth Deal investment

January 23, 2017

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

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

August 30, 2016

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

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

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

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

August 26, 2016

A £4m programme to help Humber businesses to grow is now fully committed and set to create 400 jobs in the area.

The Humber LEP’s Growing the Humber programme reopened last year using the Government’s Local Growth Fund. The programme has offered business investment grants of between £5,000 and £200,000 to 75 small and medium enterprises and continues the success of a £30m Regional Growth Fund programme.

Grant applications for projects such as buying equipment or refurbishing premises were assessed by an

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Delivering Housing Growth

August 24, 2016

Hull’s Housing-led Renewal Programme incorporates many private, community sector and registered provider partners. The project combines a new build programme alongside the tackling of empty properties and neighbourhood renewal interventions and will result in 1,398 construction jobs and 88 apprenticeships over the next three years.

In all 67 newbuild houses will be completed by the end of September 2016, while 143 empty properties will be brought back into use. 285 properties are being refurbished by their existing owners and a further 1133 have

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Grimsby Town Centre Infrastructure and Enabling Works

August 24, 2016

The project delivers an integrated programme of highways and public realm improvement works in the Cartergate/St James Square area of Grimsby Town Centre. This extends the £6m Local Sustainable Transport Fund scheme that supported sustainable travel modes in the Riverhead Square/Station Approach part of the town. 

The project unlocks a major, mixed use development project that will address market failure in the provision of Grade A office accommodation and supports the retention and expansion of a major professional services firm.

The project has

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Humberside Airport Surface Access Improvements

August 24, 2016

The scope of the project is to improve highway access to Humberside International Airport from the Strategic Road Network to facilitate future development and expansion at the airport. The scheme will unlock 20 hectares of allocated employment land at the airport, widen Caistor Road and replace the priority junction with a roundabout.

This addresses an overarching problem of poor connectivity of the airport to the strategic highway network at the A180/A18/M180 Barnetby Interchange which is limiting the attractiveness of Humberside Airport

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Bridge Street Cycle Scheme

August 24, 2016

This scheme, funded through the Local Growth Fund, involves the construction of a new shared use footway/cycleway along the A161 Bridge Street/Lower Bridge Street in Goole. The 1km link will provide a safe and continuous cycle route between the residential area of Old Goole and key employment, education, healthcare, leisure and retail facilities in Goole town centre.

It is hoped that the new route will encourage more residents to make short local trips on foot or by bike, supporting the high percentage of

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Growing the Humber : Martin Williams

August 24, 2016

About the company

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

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

About the project

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

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Growing the Humber : Kenworth Engineering

August 24, 2016

About the company

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

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

About the project

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

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Growing the Humber : Helix Precision Machining

August 24, 2016

About the company

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

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

About the project

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

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Growing the Humber : Contrac

August 24, 2016

About the company

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

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

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Growing the Humber : C4DI

August 24, 2016

About the company

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

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

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Growing the Humber : BJB Lift Trucks

August 24, 2016

About the company

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

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


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Growing the Humber : Airco Centre of Excellence

August 24, 2016


About the company

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

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

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

The business has gained accreditation to install EV charging

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Growing the Humber : Sport Identity

August 24, 2016

About the company

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

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

About the project

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

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Growing the Humber : Sherwood Plastic Products

August 24, 2016

About the company

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

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

About the project

In order to achieve full

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Growing the Humber : John E Wright and Co

August 24, 2016

About the company

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

About the project

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

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Growing the Humber : Focus Packaging and Design

August 24, 2016

About the company

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

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

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Growing the Humber : Fast Form Systems

August 24, 2016

About the company

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

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

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Growing the Humber : Associated Plastic Components

August 24, 2016

About the company

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

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

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