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Hull and East Yorkshire Peer Networks – Free Taster Session

July 20, 2021

Are you an SME based in Hull & East Yorkshire? Find out more about our regional Peer Networks programme at a free one-hour taster session running on Wednesday 11th & 18th August 2021 at 9.30am and 4pm.

Peer Networks is a nationwide scheme established to support, educate and connect SME leaders through free peer-to-peer online networking. Meeting in small groups once a fortnight for twelve weeks, these practical and high-impact sessions will enable you to develop your business skills, put forward

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Current Vacancy: Workforce Development Business Advisor (fixed term)

July 14, 2021

The Hull & East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership is recruiting to the post of Workforce Development Business Advisor. 

The post will work within the Employment & Skills team of the LEP but will form a key delivery resource for the Business Growth Hub which provides a range of business support utilising funding from UK government and European Structural Investment Funds.

The role will involve providing advice and guidance to businesses in relation to workforce development, apprenticeships and industrial placements and will support

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Local Skills Report highlights green jobs skills needs and the next steps in the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic

July 12, 2021

A report commissioned by the Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (HEY LEP) has outlined plans to ensure local residents have the skills to get good jobs, both now and in the future.

The LEP’s Local Skills Report discusses future skills needs – highlighting the local area as national centre for excellence in terms of clean energy – as well as the need for decarbonising heavy industry – recommending developing skills training to ensure local people are qualified to work

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ESF Community grants available from Humber Learning Consortium

July 7, 2021

Humber Learning Consortium are pleased to announce the launch of the 6th round of their ESF Community Grants 5 project.

ESF Community Grants are part of the European Social Fund (ESF) program which is distributing small grants in the Humber, York and North Yorkshire region. The aim of the fund is to help unemployed people progress towards employment through access to learning and training opportunities.

Grants of between £5,000 and up to £20,000 are available. For further details go to – contact

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Humber Careers Showcase highlights vital work of Humber Careers Hub

July 1, 2021

The Humber Careers Showcase, a virtual event highlighting the fantastic progress of the Humber Careers Hub and partners over its lifespan so far, took place on Wednesday 30th June.

Through case studies and a live Q&A panel, HEY LEP showcased the work of inspiring individuals, students, employers and schools in promoting high quality careers education across the Humber.

The event celebrated the working partnership of the Careers and Enterprise Company, Hull and East Yorkshire LEP, Humber Outreach Programme and local authorities, highlighting

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HEY Export! Video Case Studies: Our Campaign Highlights

July 1, 2021

Over the last few weeks, the HEY LEP has engaged with a range of partners and businesses, in order to highlight the benefits of international trade through export to the Hull and East Yorkshire and wider pan-Humber region.

We end the current series with an export compilation video which we hope will encourage more SMEs to engage in export.

The HEY LEP wishes to extend its thanks to all contributors and to the production team at JayJayMedia.

This video features: Helen Gibson

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Sub-Board Chairs appointed to lead on key aspects of HEY LEP’s priority areas

June 17, 2021

From left to right: Jayne Adamson, Gill Alton, Prof Susan Lea and Stephen Parnaby OBE.

Four members of the HEY LEP Board are set to steer the newly-formed sub-Boards of the LEP, focusing on different aspects of the Hull and East Yorkshire economy.

The appointments were agreed at yesterday’s HEY LEP Board meeting, with Deputy LEP Chair and Business Development Director at Wren Kitchens, Stephen Parnaby, appointed as Chair of the Infrastructure Board and HEY LEP Board member and University

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Businesses Urged to Order Free Covid-19 Test Kits

June 10, 2021

Businesses who registered for free Covid-19 test kits before the 12 April have until 30 June to order their free test kits. With this date fast approaching, it is important to get kits ordered while you still can and businesses are being encouraged to do so as soon as possible.

Before placing an order, you must have:

Completed and signed the legal terms
Completed the on-boarding form

Deliveries can take up to 14 days after the order is placed so make sure you place

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Humber Apprenticeship Showcase

June 9, 2021

On June 23rd HOP, the Careers and Enterprise Company and HEY LEP are bringing the first ever Humber Apprenticeship Showcase to the Humber.

At this virtual event, students will get a flavor of apprenticeships offered from a range of sectors in the Humber region, to help them make confident informed decisions about their future.

This event will cover a full range of topics on all aspects of apprenticeships – we will have many live speakers at the event as well as case

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HEY LEP appoints Business Engagement Board as key Advisory Partner from the private sector

June 7, 2021

The newly formed Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (HEY LEP) has appointed the region’s Business Engagement Board (BEB) as its main private sector Advisory Partner. This follows the creation of the LEP and the appointment of twelve new Board members on 1 April.

The BEB, chaired by Thomas Martin, Chairman of Arco, was formed in Autumn 2020 to ensure continuity in communications between the private and public sectors in the region, whilst the new HEY LEP was being formed.

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Sub-Board Recruitment Underway

June 4, 2021

Following the successful recruitment of our new HEY LEP Board we are now in the process of recruiting members for three of our HEY LEP sub-Boards:

Employment and Skills Board
Business Support Board
Investment Board

Applying for a place on one of our sub-Boards is an opportunity for you to bring your valuable lived experience within the region’s business community to help us shape the economic direction of Hull and East Yorkshire.

The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 20th June.

To find out more,

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HEY Export! Campaign encourages all different kinds of businesses consider exporting opportunities

June 4, 2021

 A new series of export case studies have been launched by the new Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (HEY LEP), which will help highlight the benefits of international trade through export to SMEs and the wider community.

Part of the overall HEY Export! Campaign, the videos feature interviews with regional business figures, including Export Champion and Managing Director of Hessle based Agencia, Helen Gibson, and Pauline Wade, Director of International Trade at Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce.

The Hull

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HEY Export! Case Study: Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce

May 24, 2021

In the second of our export video case studies, we meet Pauline Wade, Director of International Trade at Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce.

Working in close collaboration with the HEY LEP, the Chamber is a key export partner for the region and its International Trade Centre Team offers a comprehensive range of international trade products and services, including export documentation and consular services, market research services, overseas trade fairs and trade missions, specialist export and import consultancy services, export webinars

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HEY Export! Case Study: Agencia

May 17, 2021

Today we launch our HEY Export! campaign, encouraging businesses across Hull and East Yorkshire of all different types and sizes to find out how exporting could benefit them.

In the first of our export video case studies, we meet DIT Export Champion Helen Gibson, Managing Director of Agencia.

Located in Hessle, East Yorkshire, Agencia delivers transformation and change in areas such as health and social care, justice, policing and security, Agencia works with a range of clients including the Foreign, Commonwealth and

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Huge array of business support on offer from the new-look HEY Business Growth Hub

May 11, 2021

The Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (HEY LEP) is calling on businesses and those thinking about starting businesses across our region to engage with the new-look HEY Business Growth Hub.

Picking up from the success of the Humber Business Growth Hub, which closed on 31st March, the HEY Business Growth Hub will provide free and impartial support to businesses throughout Hull and East Yorkshire.

Using its team of business advisors and comprehensive website, the Growth Hub can provide information and

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Procurement Opportunity – HEY Start-Ups – Workshop & Masterclass Programme 2021/2022

May 6, 2021

Hull City Council, on behalf of the HEY Growth Hub, is seeking a provider to continue the delivery of the Workshop and Masterclass programme which has proved very successful in the initial months of delivery in 2020/21.  This will be part of the HEY Start-Ups brand and delivery will consist of:

a set of core Pre-start / New Start-up workshop topics delivered on a regular basis
less frequent masterclasses on particular start up topics to cover sector-based, business model or trend-based content

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Procurement Opportunity – HEY Peer Networks Programme 2021/22

May 5, 2021

Hull City Council, on behalf of the HEY Growth Hub, wishes to commission the delivery of a series of the Peer Networks (cohorts) delivery in Hull and East Yorkshire, with each cohort consisting of 11 owners or managers from the SME business community participating in each network.  Additional individual 1-2-1 support (coaching, mentoring, or advice) will also be provided.

The timetable for this procurement is as follows:


Issue ITT via YorTender
22 April 2021

Deadline for receipt of clarifications
13 May 2021

Target date for responses

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HEY LEP Chair James Newman OBE speaks to Welcome to Yorkshire

April 7, 2021

HEY LEP Chair, James Newman OBE, spoke to Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, James Mason about the unique draws of the Hull and East Yorkshire region.

The pair discuss the region’s visitor economy, attracting new inward investment, improving our infrastructure for visitors and making our region an attractive place to visit, live and do business.

James also discusses our new Board, collaborative working and the future of the region.

Watch the full video below:

HEY LEP officially launches – ushering in new era for Hull and East Yorkshire

April 6, 2021

The Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (HEY LEP) has now officially opened its doors and is beginning work on the region’s future economic direction. The new LEP covers the two Council geographies of Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire.

HEY LEP’s launch will see strengthened collaboration between communities, businesses, the two local authorities and the Government in a true public/private sector partnership, with the goal of economic prosperity for all who live, work and study in the region.


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HEY LEP Appoints Founding Board Ahead of Official Launch

March 31, 2021

The founding Board members set to steer the economic direction of our region have been appointed by the Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (HEY LEP).

The Board members, with experience in a number of key sectors will help lead the strategic direction of the LEP, shaping future priorities, developing partnerships and securing investment from both public and private sectors.

This sector-diverse Board will comprise of six women and six men and includes LEP Chair James Newman OBE, Deputy Chair Stephen

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