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Inspiring your business to move to the next level.  The North Lincolnshire Business Development Team will ensure your business needs are met every step of the way and can assist with skills, recruitment, business to business connections, expansion, relocation and funding.

Spotlight On: Mike Lister and Russell Hardy, Business Advisor, North Lincolnshire Council
Whether you have a single-issue enquiry, or wish to undertake a full business diagnostic, North Lincolnshire Council’s Business Advisors are able to provide free support and guidance and work with you to create a tailored package to really drive your business plans forward.  
Mike or Russell will meet you to discuss the support available (including introducing your business to specialist advisers), as well as give an overview of grant funding and business loans.

Mike Lister     - 
Russell Hardy -
                       07717 587477
Spotlight On: Les Selby, ICT Advisor, North Lincolnshire Council
Les works to support businesses across Northern Lincolnshire as part of the Humber LEPs ICT for Growth Programme.  With support around making the most of your ICT and how to unlock funding, Les can help you prepare your business for a digital future.
Les can support you through many aspects such as:
  • Identifying ICT needs and requirements
  • Designing a tailored project solution
  • Developing an action plan of support, including a ‘Design Sprint’ methodology
Les Selby    -
                    07717 587394

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Funding for Business
Manufacturing Growth Programme-

A recently extended funding programme aimed at supporting SME Manufacturers to grow by identifying, understanding and removing barriers to growth and enabling sustainable business improvement.

Providing free advice and support to manufacturing SMEs to help:
  • Identify opportunities and create plans for growth and improvement
  • Work with the best external experts to implement those plans
  • Cover part of the cost of implementing the plans through an improvement grant
  • Connect to wider support to maximise opportunities for growth
  • Specialist Manufacturing Growth Managers provide free advice and support to businesses in the Yorkshire and Humber areas
  • The intervention rate is 43%
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Grants4Growth provides capital grants up to a maximum of 28% of the eligible capital spend on initiatives that promote business growth, help create jobs and improve the efficiency of a business.  The minimum grant available is £1000 up to a maximum amount of £25000.  The Grants4Growth scheme has been granted an extension to funding for the next 3 years, however if a business has already obtained funding previously under this scheme they are ineligible to apply again.

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British Steel in Scunthorpe moves a step closer to becoming hub for Heathrow Airport expansion

The British Steel Scunthorpe Site has been shortlisted as one of 18 sites left in the running to become off-site construction hubs for the third runway project.
The creation of a Heathrow logistics hub at British Steel in Scunthorpe has been described as an 'opportunity of a generation' and could lead to huge economic benefit for North Lincolnshire

The winners will be announced early next year ahead of construction starting in 2021.

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University Campus North Lincolnshire (UCNL) - Developing higher-level skills across the region

                                  Thursday 23rd May - 8am
As part of the North Lincolnshire Ambassador Programme this event will examine the skills challenges the region faces and how the development of a higher education offer will help address them.

Come along to learn how the UCNL will:

  • Enable people in North Lincolnshire to improve their own learning and development
  • Offer businesses an on-the-doorstep opportunity to catalyse their research and development and stimulating value creation
  • Train and educate managers and directors in higher level business skills and thinking
  • Encourage enterprise creation and support growth
  • Create an eco-system where innovation flourishes and high-paid jobs multiply
  • Drive productivity and prosperity for the region.
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North Lincolnshire Ambassador Young Ambassador Programme –
Preparing for Career Advancement Event

                   Wednesday 12th June 2019 4:30-6pm

The programme targets young people in business between 18 -30 to help build confidence, improve their connections, meet like-minded people and #CreateLincs through networking with other young professionals in the area.

Join us on Wednesday 12th June 2019 4:30 – 6pm, for free at The North Lindsey College Events Centre, Kingsway, Scunthorpe for an event providing insight on how to progress in your career and an opportunity to network!

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Commercial Property Highlight
Normanby Enterprise Park (NEP):

NEP is a major cluster for distribution, manufacturing, and food and drink in North Lincolnshire. It represents an important location for future employment provision for businesses seeking to locate to a regionally strategic industry estate.

This desirable land has a high level of demand, for any enquiries please contact us on 01724 297330 or
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Get In Touch!
Please feel free to contct the team on the details below- 

Telephone: 01724 297330 


Twitter: @investinNlincs 

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