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Ideal Heating reinvests apprenticeship funding to support local small business

February 8, 2024

The Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership, Workforce Development Business Adviser has worked on behalf of Bell4business which is a local SME company that offers outsourced office services. The HEY LEP supported Bell4business with their business growth and development requirements. Thereby enabling an existing employee to upskill as a professional development opportunity through undertaking the Level 3 Digital Marketing Apprenticeship training. This exiting opportunity was funded through the reinvestment of local unspent apprenticeship levy funds that was kindly donated

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Growing Your Talent Pool: Recruiting to maximise creativity & productivity

January 25, 2024

Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (HEY LEP) has collaborated with Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD), Humber Branch to deliver an event for employers and HR professionals to highlight the positive impact of recruiting and retaining diverse talent.

Next month’s event, Growing Your Talent Pool: Recruiting the maximise creativity & productivity, will be opened by James Newman OBE, HEY LEP chair.

The theme aligns with one of the LEP’s key priorities – a skilled, healthy and inclusive economy by helping

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More than £4m Skills Bootcamps funding to help advance careers and boost skills

January 19, 2024

Skills Bootcamps will continue in Hull and East Yorkshire thanks to a £4.3 million funding boost from government to support 1,603 individuals across different sectors.

Hull Training and Adult Education (HTAE), which is leading and managing the programme, will work with employers and training providers to support local people to train up to better jobs in growing business sectors such as digital, transport and green skills.

The £4,363,668.76 of funding is for delivery of Skills Bootcamps during the 2024/25 financial year and

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Careers Hub launches Enterprise Adviser Recruitment Campaign

January 19, 2024

The Hull and East Yorkshire (HEY) Careers Hub has launched its Enterprise Adviser (EA) Recruitment Campaign.

The Careers Hub is calling on interested individuals from local businesses, employers and professionals in Hull and East Yorkshire to sign up as an EA.

EA volunteers will use their skills, experience and networks to support education leaders in schools, special schools and colleges to develop world class careers provision, helping every young person find their best next step.

This will provide invaluable employer perspective, putting opportunities

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Hull and East Riding Devolution: The region comes of age

November 23, 2023

The Chair, Deputy Chair and the Board of the Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (HEY LEP) have welcomed the announcement in the Chancellor’s autumn statement that the Hull and East Yorkshire region are to be awarded a Level 3 mayoral devolution deal.

The proposed deal, announced on Wednesday 22 November, when implemented in 2025, would bring huge economic and social benefits to all the residents and businesses in the region.

This will allow this region to compete on equal terms

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Funding support for SMEs in Hull & East Riding of Yorkshire

November 21, 2023

Hull & East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership’s (HEY LEP) Investment Programme Team (IPT) is inviting SMEs to discover new funding opportunities at an event next week.

The IPT will be at Goole Market Hall as part of the Goole Town Deal on Monday 27 November from providing information on the Growing Places Fund.

This is built on the success of previous networking events and there will be opportunities to have one-on-one discussions with members of IPT, as well as a range of

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The Student Voice launched following pilot success

October 20, 2023

Following a successful pilot programme, Hull & East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (HEY LEP) is delighted to announce the launch of The Student Voice for 2023/24.

The Student Voice was commissioned by HEY LEP in partnership with The Careers & Enterprise Company (CEC) and Hull and East Yorkshire Careers Hub, being delivered by Different Resonance.

A first-of-its-kind programme for Hull and East Yorkshire, the pilot programme during 2022/23 focused on capturing students’ views about careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) within

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New life for city centre office building thanks to funding boost

October 6, 2023

HEY LEP chair James Newman OBE with Allenby Commercial managing director Andrew Allenby and contracts director Paul Swallow.

A vacant and dilapidated Hull city centre building will soon benefit from ‘Grade A’ managed office space thanks to significant funding from Hull City Council and Hull & East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (HEY LEP).

A contribution of £1.5m has been granted to Venture Business Space, part of Allenby Commercial, towards its £6.5m project to create the office space at Monocle, formerly

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Employment and skills issues the focus of next Manufacturers Network meeting

October 5, 2023

Businesses in Hull and the East Riding with employment and skills issues are welcome to attend next week’s Hull & East Yorkshire Manufacturers Network.

This month’s event, organised by Hull & East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (HEY LEP), will support those who have expressed an interest in tackling employment and skills issues that they have faced.

It will look at these issues across the region in detail and will have three key objectives:

1) To raise awareness of the

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VIP – Meet the Cornerstones Employers a success

October 2, 2023

Hull & East Yorkshire’s Local Enterprise Partnership (HEY LEP) hosted a successful VIP – Meet the Cornerstones Employers event in Hull’s iconic Guildhall last week.

Wednesday 27 September saw a host of employers, business leads and careers leaders from school and colleges in Hull and East Yorkshire come together for a networking session.

Organised by HEY LEP’s Careers Hub, 10 Cornerstone businesses and partner employers showcased an array of employment opportunities for young people post-education.

These employers also work with the Careers Hub

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Driving forward your interest in export? Discover more at the Export 4 Manufacturing Businesses event

September 18, 2023

Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership’s (HEY LEP) Made Smarter team and Hull & Humberside Chamber of Commerce have collaborated to provide a free manufacturing business support event this November.

Hull and the East Riding business are invited to Export 4 Manufacturing Businesses, the latest instalment of HEY Business Growth Hub’s Made Smarter workshop programme.

Export 4 Manufacturers will be hosted by the partnership supported by Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce and Hull & East Yorkshire (HEY) Business Growth Hub’s

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Skills Network meeting

September 6, 2023

The next instalment of Hull & East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership’s (HEY LEP) Skills Network meetings will take place next month.

The event, aimed at all stakeholders with an interest in workforce and skills, will host keynote speakers from the Association of Colleges and include discussions on the changes to Technical Education and the use of the Adult Education Budget.

There will also be information courtesy of the Institute of Apprenticeship and Technical Education, Occupational Mapping Service, Artificial Intelligence in Education and

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Made Smarter programme recommences this autumn

August 24, 2023

The next instalment of Hull & East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership’s (HEY LEP) Business Growth Hub, in partnership with Made Smarter programme, will take place this autumn.

Export 4 Manufacturing Businesses will take place on Tuesday 7 November in partnership with HEY LEP’s Business Growth Hub / HEY Made Smarter, as well as Department for Business & Trade and Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce in Hull.

It is the latest in a series of workshops aimed at business owners and/or senior

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Employers invited to Cornerstone Group introductory breakfast

August 7, 2023

Hull and East Yorkshire Cornerstone Group is inviting fellow employers to a free introductory breakfast event next month.

VIP – Meet the Cornerstone Employers will take place in Hull’s Guildhall from 8:30-9:30am on Wednesday 27 September.

Guests will learn about the benefits of becoming a Cornerstone member and what it could mean to their business.

It is also an opportunity to gain immediate access to contacts within schools and colleges in their area, showcase the benefits of employing young people and providing them

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HEY LEP celebrates successful year

August 2, 2023

Hull & East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (HEY LEP) held its second Annual General Meeting on Thursday 27th July at County Hall, Beverley, seeing invited guests and stakeholders participate in celebrating what had been achieved in the financial year 22/23.

Led by HEY LEP chair, James Newman OBE, with support from deputy chair, Steven Parnaby OBE, board members updated on the outputs and delivery of key milestones.

The LEP’s financial outturn was also presented by Stephen Savage, chair of the Audit, Finance

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Shining a light on green skills

July 21, 2023

The HEY LEP Careers Hub has been shining the light on green skills with two key events showcasing green careers to parents, students and career leaders.

The Humber region is host to many exciting and innovative green skills employers presenting fantastic opportunities to build a strong career in these growing fields.

The Hub partnered with key stakeholders Centrica, Orsted and Wood PLC to demonstrate the entry routes and breath of careers available within these exciting new fields.

In the first of the events,

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Do come along to see what funding may be available to help your business grow

July 13, 2023

Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership’s (HEY LEP) Investment Programme Team is hosting an event for businesses in the East Riding of Yorkshire to discover existing and new funding opportunities.

The event targets SMEs in the East Riding and will provide information on both the Growing Places Fund, the Made Smarter Programme and additional Business Support available.

There will be an opportunity to have one-to-one discussions with members of the Investment Programme Team, Business Support Advisors from ERYC, The Made Smarter

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Strategic skills hub plans to go to Cabinet

July 6, 2023

Proposals to create a strategic skills hub for Hull and East Riding will be shared with Hull City Council’s Cabinet.

In the plans, the hub would maintain core staff and focus on the future skills needs of employers.

It is anticipated that this could see benefits for the business community and employees across the whole region, as well as provide a ’go to’ structure for the various government departments involved in the skills agenda.

These proposals follow on from the government’s announcement in

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Opening doors to global trade via the UK Export Academy

June 29, 2023

Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (HEY LEP) is keen to encourage more SMEs across the region to join the UK Export Academy.

Delivered by the Department for Business and Trade and with already over 6,000 UK participating businesses to-date, the UK Export Academy targets those companies that are looking to either take their first steps into exporting or enter new markets.

The UK Export Academy offers mainly online sessions for both new and the more experienced exporter, covering sessions including

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HEY LEP hits hat-trick of Manufacturers Network meetings

June 26, 2023

HEY Manufacturers Network members and Process Efficiency Consultant Mark Greenhouse at the third meeting of the HEY Manufacturers Network on Thursday 15th June, at the Aura Innovation Centre.

The Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (HEY LEP) is marking a hat-trick of meetings of the newly formed Hull & East Yorkshire Manufacturers Network.

The network was formed in March 2023 in response to business feedback and requests received via the LEP’s Business Growth Hub and so far, has been

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Connected Places Catapult’s Innovation Hub

June 21, 2023

Connected Places Catapult’s Innovation Hub: Hull will bring together entrepreneurs, start-up founders and SME leaders next month to discover and discuss the support available for starting and growing businesses in the region.

The event at C4DI will explore key barriers to growth including; securing sustainable and flexible funding, attracting staff with the right skills and finding workspaces that can grow with your team and ambition.

Presentations and panels from local leaders, business growth support services and Hull’s diverse and inspiring innovative business

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Funding support for SMEs in Hull & East Riding

June 19, 2023

Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (HEY LEP), Investment Programme Team, is running an event for all businesses in Hull and East Yorkshire to discover existing and new funding opportunities.

The Event is for all SMEs in Hull & East Riding and will provide information on both the Growing Places Fund, the Goole Property Activation Fund, the Made Smarter Programme and additional business support available.

There will be an opportunity to take part in a workshop covering ‘How to complete your

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Capital funding opportunities for SMEs in the East Riding of Yorkshire

June 12, 2023

We are delighted to announce that the Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (HEY LEP) is providing SMEs based in Hull and East Yorkshire the opportunity to learn more about grants and loans available to them.

The Growing Places Capital Funding Investment Programme Team will be at RaisE Business Centre, in Goole, from 8am – 12noon  on Wednesday 5th July.

If you are looking for capital investment to help your business to grow, come along and have a chat with the

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Hull and East Yorkshire Careers Hub summer conference 

June 2, 2023

The Hull and East Yorkshire Careers Hub is holding a schools and colleges summer conference to explore and celebrate the commitment to careers education in the region.

The conference will be held on Wednesday 28 June (8.30am – 12 noon) at the MKM Stadium in Hull (HU3 6HU).

The agenda includes a presentation from Baroness Nicky Morgan, the Chair of the Careers and Enterprise Company, as well as other key note speakers. Topics will include the use of student voice in careers

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Net Zero Coordinator vacancy

June 1, 2023

The Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership is a partner in the North East and Yorkshire (NEY) Net Zero Hub alongside five other Combined Authorities.

We are seeking to recruit a Net Zero Coordinator who will coordinate and support the development of a strong local partnership of local authorities who are able to facilitate delivery towards the region’s net zero aspiration.

This exciting and stimulating role will work closely with the NEY Hub and its board members, reporting on progress and

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The Hull & East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (HEY LEP) are looking for a new member for their Investment Panel

May 26, 2023

The Hull & East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership is looking to recruit a new private sector unpaid Volunteer Investment Panel Member.

We are looking for a senior individual operating at Director level, ideally with experience of the property market in the Hull and East Yorkshire Region, to balance the Panel’s current expertise of Commercial Law, Accounting, Banking and Business Management.

This Sub-board normally meet once a month in-person and are responsible for delivering funding decisions, for both grants and loans, on the

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Be part of ‘The Next Big Thing’: Hull Culture & Leisure’s Humber Innovation Acceleration event

May 18, 2023

Hull Culture & Leisure Ltd is thrilled to announce, “The Next Big Thing,” a two-day Innovation Acceleration event, free to attend for eligible SME’s and part of the Innovate Humber business support project.

The event is set to be an enlightening showcase of ground-breaking innovation techniques, essential for entering the emerging game-changing markets.

Produced by Page Consulting Ltd, “The Next Big Thing” features an array of seasoned speakers who will share their expertise, insights and lessons on the new technologies and innovative

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Trade show exhibitor grants to help Hull enterprises grow their business through export

May 15, 2023

The Export Growth Grant (EGG) programme is funded through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) and is being managed and administered by The Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (HEY LEP) on behalf of Hull City Council.

The programme aims to provide revenue grants to Hull-based exporters to support business growth through exporting to new markets.

A 60:40 match-funded EGG award of a maximum of £5,400 is available to eligible businesses that are looking to exhibit at an international trade show,

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Grant & Support Package Breakfast Events for Manufacturing Businesses

May 15, 2023

Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (HEY LEP) and Growth Hub is running a series of free promotional events to businesses in Hull and East Yorkshire to discover funding opportunities.

The ‘Grant & Support Package Breakfast Events for Manufacturing Businesses’, held in Hull and the East Riding during June, will provide information and one-to-one sessions to explore the Made Smarter Programme amongst others.

The Made Smarter team is working in partnership with the East Riding Business Support & Hull City Council

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HEY LEP proud to sponsor Business Day 2023

May 12, 2023

Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (HEY LEP) is a proud sponsor of the prestigious Business Day 2023.

Held at Bridlington Spa on Friday 9 June, the event is an inspirational day with guest speakers, breakout sessions and networking targeting businesses in the Humber region.

HEY LEP’s exhibition stand at Business Day 2023 will be sponsored by Made Smarter, a new business support programme for manufacturers which helps them to become more productive, competitive and innovative via the adoption of advanced

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HEY Growth Hub makes final call for Social Enterprises to scale via the Social Enterprise Accelerator

May 9, 2023

Social enterprises in Hull, East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire are being encouraged to take advantage of a fully-funded accelerator programme before it closes to new applicants.

The Hull & East Yorkshire Growth Hub’s Humber Social Enterprise Accelerator (Humber SEA) supports not for profit organisations – that are engaged in commercial activity – to take a fresh look at their long-term plans with a view to supporting sustainability and growth.

Delivered on behalf of the Growth Hub by sector experts CERT CIC, the

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Celebrating the end of a successful year of funding awards

April 28, 2023

In January 2022, the HEY LEP Board approved the Growing Places Capital Investment
Funding Programme.

This fund is available to all SMEs in Hull & East Riding who can demonstrate business
growth.

The programme has now been running for one year and in that time, it has supported 28
businesses located and trading in Hull and East Yorkshire.

With grants from £5,000 up to £48,000, a total of £613,000 of funding being awarded to
SMEs to date.

HEY LEP encourages and welcomes Expressions of Interest from businesses who

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US State Senators enjoy civic dinner with Lord Mayor following clean energy visit

March 23, 2023

US delegation group photo council chamber

Lord Mayor of Hull, Cllr Christine Randall, hosted a civic dinner at the Guildhall on Thursday 16 March, where guests included State Senators and representatives from the USA.

The officials had visited Hull and the wider Humber area on a fact-finding mission to understand more about the UK’s clean energy sector.

Delegates learnt about how this transition is taking place in the Humber region, heard about its decarbonisation and net zero projects and how it

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SMEs to lead the country out of the economic downturn

March 21, 2023

Digital technology adoption will be a key driver

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are expected to lead the economy out of its current economic downturn and digital adoption will be a key driver to their growth.

On Thursday 16 March, Humber SME leaders demonstrated their willingness to contribute to the economy by gathering to share ideas at the HEY Growth Hub hosted Innovation & Technology Roundtable and learn how they can grow their business through digital adoption.

While digital tools offer many opportunities

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Humber Industrial Cluster Plan launches with seven powerful mandates

March 13, 2023

The Humber Industrial Cluster Plan was first proposed in 2019 with the aim to drive sustainable growth and reduce carbon emissions in the Humber region, which is the largest industrial emitting cluster in the UK.

After 24 months of detailed analysis, modelling and interviews, the plan was launched on the 9th March 2023, by an influential consortium of companies and organisations, including the Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership, CATCH, Drax Group, Equinor, National Grid Ventures, Centrica Storage, British Steel,

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Simple text messages could help children step on to careers ladder

March 8, 2023

• Pilot project aims to increase recruitment opportunities for pupils without family networks

• Innovative approach uses Lockdown learnings to communicate with families

• Year-long trial in Leicestershire and Hull & East Yorkshire awarded £100,000 funding

Parents and carers will receive text messages about local labour markets as part of a year-long project to increase career opportunities for their children.

We Discover Careers Conversations will provide tailored engagement and support needed by parents and carers to use local labour market information to identify careers

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Hull Business – Your Future

March 6, 2023

Hull City Council is inviting smaller and medium-sized businesses within the city to a breakfast event later this month.

Hull Business – Your Future will be held on Friday 24 March and will enable attendees to find out what support is currently available and what could be in the future through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

The breakfast event will begin from 8am with refreshments and networking followed by a welcome from the Leader of the Council, Mike Ross.

There will also be presentations

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HEY Growth Hub announces ‘THRIVE’ sales and marketing workshops for Hull Visitor Economy businesses

February 21, 2023

With the British economy remaining turbulent and the spending power of the public reduced, leisure, retail and hospitality businesses are having to work harder than ever to generate sales.

The advent of higher energy bills, wages and stock costs have also placed a higher burden on the turnover of small businesses.

For small businesses that rely on tourists and visitors for part or all of their income, this challenge is keenly felt.

That’s why the Hull and East Yorkshire (HEY) Growth Hub is

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HEY Growth Hub to launch new Hull and East Yorkshire Manufacturers Network

February 20, 2023

The Hull and East Yorkshire Growth Hub (HEY Growth Hub) is calling on manufacturers from across the region to join them for the launch of a new manufacturers network on Thursday 2 March.

Whilst the economy has been turbulent of late, “doing business” for manufacturers has been particularly challenging.

Faced with supply chain disruption, skills shortages, rising energy costs, and the implications of Net Zero, running a manufacturing business in 2023 is a challenging proposition.

With the launch of the HEY Manufacturers Network,

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Employers invited to share ideas and influence the skills systems for Hull & East Yorkshire

January 25, 2023

As part of ongoing activities to inform strategic skills planning by the Hull & East Yorkshire LEP and in support of the development of the Hull & East Yorkshire Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP), HEY LEP and the Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce are hosting a series of sector focus groups to gauge views and opinions on skills within the workforce and future needs.

The on-line sector focus groups will be held on:

Monday 30 January (11am – 12 noon) –

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Local employers invited to complete our Employer Skills Survey

January 4, 2023

The Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (HEY LEP) and Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce are surveying local employers about the skills needs of local businesses based in Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire and how they can be met. The results of this survey will inform the LEP’s strategic skills planning and also inform the development of the Local Skills Improvement Plan.

The more employers complete this survey, the better the outcome. We would appreciate it if you

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HEY Growth Hub to host biggest Hull and East Yorkshire gathering of business support and funding providers since pandemic began

November 18, 2022

Businesses are invited to drop in to the Business Funding and Support event.

The Hull and East Yorkshire (HEY) Growth Hub is hosting what is believed to be the largest in-person gathering of business support and funding providers in the region since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

With at least 14 separate schemes and organisations in attendance, the business funding and support drop-in event at Aura Innovation Centre on Wednesday 23 November will be one not to miss for local businesses looking for

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First ever joint event between HEY LEP and British Business Bank will help build business resilience

November 9, 2022

British Business Bank and the HEY Growth Hub.

The Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership’s (HEY LEP) Business Growth Hub and the British Business Bank (BBB) are jointly hosting a free event to offer advice and support to businesses.

The breakfast briefing takes place from 8.00am – 10.00am on Thursday 10 November at C4di in Hull.

This first ever joint event between HEY LEP and the BBB will demonstrate how the BBB’s range of funding products could help businesses unlock investment or

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HEY Growth Hub to showcase four local digital SMEs at Tech Week Humber Expo 2022

November 1, 2022

The Hull and East Yorkshire Growth Hub’s Business Growth Scheme.

The Hull and East Yorkshire Growth Hub’s Business Growth Scheme will provide four local digital SMEs (small and medium businesses) with the opportunity to exhibit at a flagship business expo during Tech Week Humber.

Taking place on Tuesday 8 November at the MKM Stadium, the Tech Expo will see a range of organisations and speakers come together to exhibit their organisations and to present on a range of digital topics. The expo

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Grant funding helps fuel local hydrogen producer

October 14, 2022

Left to Right; Stephen Savage (Deputy Chair of the HEY LEP Investment Panel), Tim Davies (Chief Executive Officer, HiiROC), Richard Scott (Operations Director, HiiROC) and James Newman OBE (Chair of the HEY LEP)

Local technology company HiiROC have successfully secured grant funding from the Growing Hull and East Yorkshire funding scheme, run by the Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership.

The grant has been used to help the fit out of a new facility in Hull to produce and test the

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HEY LEP and Growth Hub launches social enterprise accelerator to help “third sector” organisations thrive

October 5, 2022

The Humber Social Enterprise Accelerator could help you grow your social enterprise.

Social enterprises in Hull and East Yorkshire and across the wider Humber region are being invited to take part in a new accelerator programme.

Specially designed and delivered by experts, the Humber Social Enterprise Accelerator will provide tailored support to social enterprises to help them grow their operations.

Delivered as part of the HEY Growth Hub’s #GrowMySME Programme, the Social Enterprise Accelerator builds on the success of a pilot scheme that

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Hull and East Yorkshire businesses urged to try free workshop and webinar series to help with economic resilience and growth

September 30, 2022

Over 75 free business workshops and webinars are running from October to December 2022.

Small and medium sized businesses from across Hull and East Yorkshire could become more resilient, more innovative, and overcome barriers to growth with the help of a newly launched workshop and webinar series.

The Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership’s (HEY LEP) Business Growth Hub has commissioned over 75 business workshops and webinars, running from October to December 2022. Delivered by experts, the sessions are free to

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HEY LEP strengthens its relationship with the Department for International Trade

September 27, 2022

From left to right: Philip Kelly, Head of Yorkshire and Humber Delivery at the Department for International Trade (DIT) ), James Newman, Chair of the HEY LEP, Andrew Finch, Export Partnerships Manager and Teresa Chalmers, HEY LEP , Chief Operating Officer.

Philip Kelly, Head of Yorkshire and Humber Delivery at the Department for International Trade (DIT) recently paid a visit to East Yorkshire to meet with the Board and Executives from the Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership.

The meeting was

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New fund helps local bio-tech solutions company to grow

September 27, 2022

From left to right; Stephen Savage (Deputy Chair of the HEY LEP Investment Panel), Ian Moulds (Managing Director) and Andrew Tindall (Operations Manager).

The Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership are now welcoming grant applications from Local SMEs as part of the newly launched Growing Places Fund.

The Growing Places Programme Fund is a £3.25m business investment scheme aimed at providing capital grants and loans to SME businesses in Hull and East Yorkshire to support and incentivise business growth, investment, and

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Capital Investment Helps Fuel Growth of Hydrogen Producer

September 26, 2022

HiiROC successfully secured grant funding from the Growing Hull and East Yorkshire funding scheme, run by the Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership. This helped towards the fit out of a new facility in Hull to produce and test the HiiROC pilot units. In July HiiROC won the prestigious KPMG UK Tech Innovator 2022 award, as a representative of the Northeast region. HiiROC plans to extend its operations in the Humber region, creating further jobs in an expanded development

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HEY LEP Skills Network – Chair and Vice Chair Recruitment

August 25, 2022

The HEY LEP Skills Network is now established and aims to build upon the excellent work done through the previous Humber LEP Skills Network on behalf of the Hull and East Yorkshire area.

It brings together key agencies, stakeholders and delivery partners that will provide leadership to the employment and skills agenda in Hull & East Yorkshire.

It will be used to cascade information about the LEP’s activity, act as a consultation body on future plans and will influence employment and skills

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£4.8m Beverley Enterprise Centre officially open for business

July 18, 2022

29-unit development features offices and workshops following demolition site regeneration

The £4.8 million Beverley Enterprise Centre has been officially opened. The project secured £1.5m from the European Regional Development Fund and £500,000 from the Getting Building Fund, secured by the Hull and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership, as part of the Government’s commitment to the Northern Powerhouse

Boasting 29 units for businesses, it sits on the Grovehill Industrial Estate, and was brought forward by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

Described as a landmark

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Procurement Opportunity – #GrowMySME Business Growth Scheme Humber Social Enterprise Accelerator (Humber SEA 2) RFQ

July 8, 2022

You are invited to submit a quotation to support the work of our advisers through the delivery of sector specific workshops.

Background

The Hull and East Yorkshire (HEY) Growth Hub is part of the Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (HEY LEP) and provides quick and easy access to local and national resources along with information to support businesses to start and grow. The HEY Growth Hub supports businesses, from pre-start to established businesses, to access help with grants, funding, innovation,

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Hull and East Yorkshire LEP hosts successful Summer School and College Conference

June 30, 2022

The HEY LEP held its first Summer School and College Conference on Wednesday 29th June 2022 at the stunning MKM Arena.  Attended by over 70 delegates from areas including Hull, East Yorkshire, London and Lancashire.  The conference focussed on how to further improve and build upon the existing high quality careers provision delivered locally, maximising employer input to be further embedded in school and college careers activities.

Speakers included James Moon, the Careers and Enterprise Company Director of Networks, Mark Crofts,

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Sky’s the limit for top bird food manufacturer

June 23, 2022

TOP Yorkshire bird food manufacturer Johnston & Jeff is flying high with an investment that will see it increase production by 60 per cent.

The company has installed a new blending plant, at its manufacturing site at Gilberdyke, East Yorkshire.  They have been supported with £30K from the Hull and East Yorkshire LEP’s Growing Hull & East Yorkshire grant scheme. Growing Hull and East Yorkshire is funded by the LEP’s Getting Building Fund programme, secured as part of the Government’s commitment

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Hull and East Yorkshire LEP’s Countdown to the Business Day 2022

April 27, 2022

 The Hull and East Yorkshire LEP (HEY LEP) is eagerly looking forward to attending its first in-person Business Day event since its launch in April 2021.

This year, the Business Day 2022 is back with a bang at the prestigious Bridlington Spa, a tailor-made venue much appreciated by  delegates.  Sponsored by the LEP Growth Hub’s ‘Made Smarter: Yorkshire’ programme, the event provides an excellent opportunity to promote the programme and engage directly with manufacturing SMEs who are looking to drive productivity

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The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund continues to support business to grow in the HEY LEP area.

April 26, 2022

An award-winning proptech business, whose software could help improve building safety, has raised £250,000 from NPIF – Mercia Equity Finance, which is managed by Mercia and is part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.

The funding will enable Hull-based Bimsense to further enhance its platform before the introduction of new rules to improve the safety of high-rise buildings. The Building Safety Bill, which is expected to become law within the next few months, will oblige building owners to ensure that safety

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MADE SMARTER programme encourages manufacturers to adopt digital technology

April 26, 2022

The HEY Growth Hub is encouraging manufacturers in Hull and East Yorkshire to express their interest in the Made Smarter: Yorkshire programme before its full launch later this year. Operated on a pilot basis in 2021/22, Made Smarter: Yorkshire has recently been given a three-year funding settlement by Government to support digital technology adoption in Yorkshire, leading the transition to so called “Industry 4.0.” in doing so.

Replicating the successful aspects of the pilot programme, Made Smarter: Yorkshire will offer specialist

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NORTHERN LEADERS UNITE FOR UKRAINE

April 8, 2022

A consortium of business leaders from across the North have joined forces to provide employment opportunities and support to Ukrainians impacted by the invasion of their country.

United For Ukraine is a coalition brought together at the request of leaders from across the North, including the Northern Powerhouse Partnership with support from the NP11 group of Local Enterprise Partnerships which includes HEY LEP. The initiative is focused around a digital platform www.unitedforukraine.org.uk which connects employers with evacuees.

For Ukrainian nationals, and other

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Press Release – Launch of new Growing Places Fund Capital Investment Programme

March 16, 2022

Following the recent success of the Government-led Growing Hull & East Yorkshire Programme the Hull & East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership is pleased to announce a new 3-year Capital Investment Programme launching 1st April 2022.

The Growing Places Programme Fund is a £3.25m business investment scheme aiming to provide capital grants and loans to SME businesses in Hull and East Yorkshire to support and incentivise business growth, investment, and job creation.

Grants of between £5,000 and £250,000 and/or loans of between £75,000

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Procurement Opportunity – #GrowthmySME, Business Growth Scheme

March 10, 2022

Procurement Opportunity – #GrowthmySME, Business Growth Scheme

Visitor Economy Sector Development Workshops

You are invited to submit a quotation to support the work of our Visitor Economy business advisers through the delivery of sector specific workshops.

Hull City Council, on behalf of the HEY Growth Hub, European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Business Growth Scheme requires the provision of a series of workshops, covering key requirements identified by our sector businesses, to be delivered across both the North and South Bank of the Humber

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Humber leading the way in the digital sector as government minister visits Hull to launch the Humber Local Digital Skills Partnership

March 3, 2022

(L-R) Leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council Jonathan Owen, Deputy Leader of Hull City Council Hester Bridges, Digital Minister Chris Philp MP, Professor Rebecca Huxley-Binns, Chair of the Humber Local Digital Skills Partnership, James Newman OBE, Chair of the Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership.

 

A drive to improve the digital skills of thousands of people across the Humber is being launched today following match-funding from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

It comes as new figures

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Navigating International Trade Services across Hull and East Yorkshire

February 21, 2022

Would-be exporters are invited to attend a forthcoming roundtable event ‘Navigating international trade services across Hull and East Yorkshire’

Hosted by the Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (HEY LEP), in partnership with the Department for International Trade (DIT), the virtual event takes place on Thursday 3rd March between 12-1pm, with representation from Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce, DIT, the Freight & Logistics sector and HEY LEP. The event will look to provide a comprehensive overview of the diverse

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Carl Southcoat joins HEY LEP as Workforce Development Business Advisor

February 21, 2022

 

Carl Southcoat is the new Workforce Development Business Advisor for the Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (HEY/LEP).

Carl leads on managing and communicating workforce development opportunities across Hull and East Yorkshire as part of the LEP’s HEY Growth Hub and Employment and Skills Team. Ensuring that business across the Humber region are directed to a support offer that is most appropriate to them.

Engaging with small, medium enterprises to promote and raise awareness of the benefits of the apprenticeship

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The Festival of Skills 2022

February 21, 2022

Relish the highlights from our 2022 skills festival which include live interactions with employers, walk-in tours and employer-led challenges.

HEY LEP Strategy Launch

February 14, 2022

HEY LEP Economic Growth and Workforce Wellbeing Strategy

The HEY LEP Economic Growth and Workforce Wellbeing Strategy is a regional strategy for Hull and East Yorkshire, which seeks to put in place a blueprint to drive economic growth and facilitate greater devolution of power and resources to the region. The strategy builds on the region’s economic strengths and prioritises the key elements to achieve its mission of the ensuring the residents of the region directly benefit from a more prosperous Hull

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HEY LEP shares start-up stories to inspire new entrepreneurs

February 1, 2022

Stories of start-up firms have been compiled by Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (HEY LEP) to help inform and inspire people tempted to take their first steps in business.

The case studies feature ventures ranging from the launch of a brewery in a converted dairy to the journey of one man and his van growing a building services company with more than 200 staff.

A chef who owns one of Hull’s most popular restaurants tells of his escape from the

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Trends in Careers Education report published

January 28, 2022

The Careers and Enterprise Company has recently published a comprehensive report which presents trends in careers education over the past two years. It is focused on areas relevant to current debates and where there has been substantial change since before the pandemic.  The research is based on Careers Leaders’ evaluation of careers provision in 3,893 state-funded schools and colleges and wider research published over the past year.

The identified trends are:

Careers education became more prominent in the curriculum last year
Innovation helped

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Have your say on the future of business support

January 18, 2022

Have your say on the future of business support

The Hull and East Yorkshire Growth Hub want to gain further insight into the challenges faced by businesses locally and to understand more about business support and advice needs through an online survey.

The Growth Hub provides a one-stop-shop for business, offering support on funding, apprenticeship recruitment, exporting, innovating and more. It forms an integral part of the Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (HEY LEP). The LEP itself is a business-led

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Freeport Skills Group Recruitment

January 18, 2022

The HEY LEP is actively supporting the Humber Freeport opportunity to recruit interested parties to the Freeport  new Skills Group.  Volunteers are needed from the business and provider community to help define the role of the Freeport and ensure that the economic benefits are maximised for local residents and businesses.  Expressions of Interest close on the 21st January and for further information or an informal conversation please contact t.chalmers@heylep.com

https://humberfreeport.org/skills/

Export Academy 2022

January 14, 2022

The Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (HEY LEP) is working closely with the Department for International Trade (DIT) to deliver the best possible export support service to businesses across Hull and East Yorkshire.

The Export Academy returns in 2022, offering tailored export support to small businesses across the region that are new to exporting, thus maximising their export growth potential and ambitions. This free course is delivered by experts, giving businesses the know-how and confidence to grow their sales

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HEY LEP Investment Programme Manager takes part in Carbon Trust innovation event

December 7, 2021

Our Investment Programmes Manager, Karen Oliver-Spry, took part in a panel discussion as part of the Carbon Trust‘s ‘Meeting the Net Zero challenge: bringing innovation to industry’ virtual event.

The discussion, which took place on Wednesday, 1st December was entitled ‘How to bring innovation to industry’ and also featured: 

• Alexandra Brennan, Head of Sustainability, Johnson Service Group Plc
• David Jukes, Project Lead for the South Wales Industrial Cluster
• Dr Richard Leese, Industrial Policy, Energy and Climate Change Director at Mineral Products

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Made Smarter: A Business Boost for Hull and East Yorkshire Companies

December 1, 2021

Businesses across Hull and East Yorkshire are set to benefit from £1.5m BEIS funding towards industrial digitalisation under the Made Smarter programme.

The programme is designed to improve digital adoption amongst SMEs and includes intensive one-to-one advice and support delivered through the Growth Hub network and specialist Made Smarter advisors.

Funding for the project was announced by the Government in February, and manufacturers in the HEY region are now able to take full advantage of these services.

Small or medium-sized manufacturers based in

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Keep your business moving. Get ahead of new rules for doing business with the EU

November 26, 2021

On 1 January 2022, there will be changes for businesses in Great Britain who import from the EU. There will also be changes for UK businesses who sell goods in the EU.

 

Businesses moving goods from the EU to Great Britain need to prepare for import control changes which will take effect from 1 January 2022.

Customs declarations on imports from the EU to Great Britain must be completed at the time you or your courier/freight forwarder bring them into GB. Pre-notification

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Humber LEP’s Legacy Celebrated at Event Next Week

November 22, 2021

A special one-off event will take place next week celebrating everything the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership achieved in its 10 years supporting the private sector and economic growth in East Yorkshire, Hull, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire.

The Humber LEP Legacy Event and Intro to the HEY LEP will detail the achievements of the LEP and the various projects it supported with funding while operating between 2011 and 2021, before the new HEY LEP details some of its plans for

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HEY LEP Welcomes UAE Delegates to Tech Week Humber to discuss collaboration between the region and Dubai

November 17, 2021

In the week preceding International Trade Week, Tech Week Humber 2021 recently welcomed headline partners Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) to Hull.

DMCC is a government entity established in 2002 to enhance commodity trade flows through Dubai, performing a range of roles which continue to position Dubai as the preferred destination for global commodities trade and DMCC as the world’s No.1 Free Zone.

As an active partner of Tech Week Humber, Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (HEY LEP) convened a

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HEY LEP Welcomes Yorkshire & Humber Climate Commission’s Climate Action Report

November 10, 2021

HEY LEP has welcomed the Yorkshire & Humber Climate Commission’s Climate Action Plan, which was published today.

HEY LEP’s Sajalu Dahal, who is the Lead Analyst for the Humber Cluster Industrial Plan, is a Climate Change Commissioner for the Hull and East Yorkshire Region.

The Action Plan was developed by the Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission with the help of more than 500 people from across the region.

It was published on Wednesday 10 November 2021 and presented at the Yorkshire Post Climate

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Don’t forget to have your say on the HEY LEP Economic Growth and Workforce Wellbeing Strategy

November 8, 2021

Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (HEY LEP) are reminding businesses and residents to have their say on the organisation’s ambitious five-year economic strategy for the Hull and East Yorkshire economy.

The LEP, which was formed in April, unveiled its first ever strategy for the region – the Economic Growth and Workforce Wellbeing Strategy in October – outlining a clear mission and vision for the economic future of the region up to the end of 2026.

The strategy sets out four

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HEY LEP Welcomes Freeport Tax Sites Announcement

November 2, 2021

HEY LEP has welcomed the announcement in Wednesday’s Budget that the Humber Freeport is set to be home to one of the UK’s first three tax sites.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak made the announcement as part of the Autumn Budget and Spending Review statement, with the Humber chosen alongside Teesside and Thames.

The tax sites, highlighted for land east of Port of Hull, Goole and Able Marine Energy Park at North Killingholme, are part of the Government’s Freeports initiative, which has the potential

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Humber region’s LEPs welcome East Coast Cluster announcement

October 22, 2021

The Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (HEY LEP) and Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership have welcomed the Government’s announcement that the East Coast Cluster is one of its chosen first track 1 clusters.

The East Coast Cluster is a collaboration between Zero Carbon Humber, Net Zero Teesside and Northern Endurance Partnership, and aims to remove nearly 50% of all UK Industrial cluster CO2 emissions.

The ECC was named as a “Track-1” cluster in a written statement from Energy Minister Rt

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HEY LEP Chair calls on Prime Minister to put the Humber region first at Flagship COP26 event

October 21, 2021

Chair of the Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (HEY LEP) James Newman has called on the Prime Minister to put the Humber first as the UK works towards Net Zero.

Speaking at the HEY on the Road to Net Zero event on 18 October, James Newman told over 100 delegates at the COP26 affiliated Zero Carbon Tour event that the Humber is “a significant example of what a perfect storm could look like if we fail to achieve Net

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HEY LEP Opens Consultation on Ambitious Five-Year Strategy for the Hull and East Yorkshire Economy

October 13, 2021

The newly formed Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (HEY LEP) has today unveiled its first ever strategy for the region – the Economic Growth and Workforce Wellbeing Strategy – outlining a clear mission and vision for the economic future of the region up to the end of 2026.

The strategy sets out four key priorities the LEP believes will provide the drivers for growth and will ensure it is successful in its key mission of being

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Event programme confirmed as Road to Net Zero Flagship COP26 event rolls into town

October 4, 2021

The efforts Hull and East Yorkshire organisations are making to ensure our region achieves net zero carbon emissions are being highlighted at a special engagement event for businesses and communities.

Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership’s (HEY LEP) Flagship COP26 event – HEY on the Road to Net Zero – is taking place on Monday 18th October at Hull City Hall’s Mortimer Suite.

This event is part of the Government-backed Zero Carbon Tour – which sees a 100% electric battle bus

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HEY LEP’s independent project to improve digital skills capability in the Humber has now been officially adopted by the Government

September 30, 2021

Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership’s (HEY LEP) Humber Local Digital Skills Partnership (LDSP) has today been officially recognised by the Government for its ongoing work – and will now be incorporated into an official pilot scheme for digital skills partnerships.

The Humber LDSP has been recognised as a best practice exemplar as an independently funded and managed Digital Skills Partnership.

As a result of the significant work undertaken by the steering group to date, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media

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Current Vacancy: Workforce Development Business Advisor

September 24, 2021

A key objective of the Hull & East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership is to facilitate economic growth by increasing the productivity of local employers. Critical to this is employers having access to a suitably skilled workforce.

The Workforce Development Business Advisor role is integral to this.

You will contribute to this objective by engaging with employers across Hull and East Yorkshire, particularly SMEs, to promote the benefits of employing apprentices to assist with business growth and development. You will also be responsible

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Fast Track your way to Start-Up Success with HEY Start-Ups

September 23, 2021

Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership’s (HEY LEP) HEY Growth Hub is launching a Start-Up Fast Track aimed at helping individuals to discover what is involved in starting and running a business.

As part of its HEY Start-Ups programme, this project will start on 8 October 2021, where participants will have the opportunity to explore the key steps involved in starting and growing a new business in 10 insightful, practical, and fun three-hour online sessions run over a period of

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Current Vacancy: Made Smarter – Digital Transformation Specialist

September 20, 2021

We are recruiting to the post of a Made Smarter – Digital Transformation Specialist.

This full-time post will work within the HEY Growth Hub which provides a range of business support utilising funding from UK government and European Structural Investment Funds and will also represent the York and North Yorkshire Growth Hub, which also offers a range of funded business support within its own geography.

The Made Smarter programme was created following an industry-led government review of how UK manufacturing industries can

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Video Case Study: Peer Networks

September 17, 2021

Peer Networks is a new programme delivered by Growth Hubs across England.

Led by business experts, this FREE fortnightly programme brings together small groups of fellow business owners and managers to deal with problems in common, and to tackle business issues together.

In this video case study Rod Walker, Managing Director of Hull-based Kingston Technologies Group, talks about his experiences of the Peer Networks Programme, and discusses some of the benefits his business gained by taking part.

For more information

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Current Vacancy: Gateway Triage Business Advisor

September 14, 2021

We’re looking to recruit to the post of a Gateway Triage Business Advisor.

The post will work within the HEY Growth Hub, which provides a range of business support utilising funding from UK government and European Structural Investment Funds.

The role will involve the provision of initial ‘Gateway triage’ activities to ensure that businesses and individuals that are engaging with the HEY Growth Hub are directed to the most appropriate support based on their business needs at the first stage of contact.

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Peer Networks: A Business Boost for Hull and East Yorkshire Companies

September 13, 2021

In the latest fightback against the impact of Coronavirus on business, Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (HEY LEP) are delivering the second series of Peer Network groups, aimed at helping SMEs in the Hull and East Yorkshire region tackle problems, identify opportunities and grow.

From L-R: Laura Barley, Business Programme Manager, HEY LEP. Jon Brunton, Growth Hub Manager, HEY LEP, Edward Ryder, Managing Director Biskit Ltd

Peer Networks is a free national initiative, created by the Department for

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News Story: Businesses and residents are encouraged to take part in a day of engagement as a flagship COP 26 event rolls into Hull

September 9, 2021

The region’s business community, together with interested residents, are invited to take part in a flagship COP 26 event as the Carbon Battle Bus visits Hull city centre.

 

 

The battle bus, which is travelling the whole of the UK as part of Planet Mark’s Zero Carbon Tour, is being brought to the region by the HEY LEP.

This whole day event, taking place on Monday 18 October at Hull City Hall’ Mortimer Suite, will explore many of the topical and practical aspects

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Book your tickets here: Road to Net-Zero – Hull COP 26 Flagship Event

September 9, 2021

The region’s business community, together with interested residents, are invited to take part in a flagship COP 26 event as the Carbon Battle Bus visits Hull city centre.

Download the event programme here: HEY on the Road to Net Zero Event Programme

The battle bus, which is travelling the whole of the UK as part of Planet Mark’s Zero Carbon Tour, is being brought to the region by the HEY LEP.

This whole day event, taking place on Monday 18 October at the

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Exporting to Iraq – from a full pallet to a full container!

September 1, 2021

Teal & Mackrill manufacture exceptional floor, problem-solving, industrial and marine coatings – providing outstanding training and technical support for brands Coo-Var & Teamac. Established in 1908 they remain a family-owned business and continuously modernise production and distribution to deliver class-leading quality and service.

Although well-established in the UK, Teal & Mackrill strongly believe that future growth will be generated outside of the UK and as such they took the decision to appoint full time Export Sales Manager, Caroline Renwick almost 3

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HEY LEP appoints members with a wealth of knowledge and experience to three key sub-Boards

August 18, 2021

The Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (HEY LEP) has made a number of appointments to its newly formed Business Support, Employment and Skills and Infrastructure sub-Boards.

The LEP announced the appointments following a successful recruitment campaign, where the LEP was overwhelmed by both the number and quality of applications received from individuals from a diverse field of sectors and organisations across the region.

All the Boards will first meet in October and thereafter on a bi-monthly basis and will start

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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 www.hlc-vol.org – 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
Pre-start

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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:

Event
Date

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.

This

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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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