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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.

The survey asks a series of questions about the real and perceived barriers to business growth and how they can be overcome by incoming national and local government administrations. Local business’ input to the Forum, coupled with the findings of the survey, will be used to help drive the LEP’s  future work ,and communicated to national government and the four local councils which make up the LEP.

The Forum agenda also includes an update on the work of the LEP, and participants have the chance to consult advisors from:  the Humber Apprenticeship Support Scheme (HASS), a brokerage service which helps employers, training providers and candidates access information and offers impartial support and guidance; Growth Hub, which helps businesses find the funding and advice they need; and Skills Pledge, which encourages and helps businesses access vital skills and training organisations. The Humber LEP Forum is always a popular event with businesses from across the region because it offers a unique opportunity for networking.

There is no charge to attend the Forum and you can register via Eventbrite (<a href=”″></a>)

Lord Haskins, Chair of the Humber LEP said “This Forum is a unique opportunity for businesses across our region to come together and share ideas to help realise the Humber’s potential for sustainable growth, creating new jobs and long term prosperity.  Our businesses have tremendous knowledge and experience which we want them to share with us so that together we can focus on the activities that are needed for Humber businesses to thrive.”