May 2, 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
The HEY LEP is pleased to be working with The Coders Guild to deliver The Department for Education Digital Skills Bootcamps across the Hull and Yorkshire region to support people looking to either switch careers or further develop their digital skills. There are also Bootcamps to help employers plug skills gaps in their workforce or upskill their existing teams.
Digital Skills Bootcamps come at no cost to the individual or the employer, are delivered online and last for between 8 to
Motion Rehab were supported with £55.8k from the HEY 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 to the Northern Powerhouse.
The business provides patient rehabilitation services for individuals with needs arising from Strokes and other long-term conditions. The Covid-19 pandemic has created additional demands, with many survivors needing ongoing rehabilitation. Increasing referrals from case managers, NHS CCGs, charities and
Food Sans Frontières assists suppliers to the foodservice, retail and food ingredient sectors internationally, offering consultancy and translation services in order to open international doors, manage logistics, implement multilingual communications and handle account management for companies working in the UK Food and Drink sector, both in terms of import and export.
Founder, Joanne Alexander-Sefre is keen to engage with companies across Hull and East Yorkshire, and has personal links with the area, having grown up in North Ferriby.
According to Joanne, “My
In one of our new export case study videos, Allan Rice, Co-Founder of the Atom Brewing Company, talks about how export markets such as Switzerland and Italy are craving new styles of beers, and how the company’s first export market, Sweden, has developed to include Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Estonia, Denmark, Norway, France and Spain !
Some interesting facts about the UK’s brewing industry:
British brewing is a world class manufacturing sector and British beers long renowned throughout the world
The UK is
Earlier this year, KADA Research Limited was commissioned to deliver a post EU exit business engagement research project to assess the impact of EU exit on the international trade activities of SME businesses across the (then) Humber LEP region.
A suite of reports was undertaken for this study which appear below. The study involved discussions with stakeholders, a business survey and extensive desk and statistical analysis. An interactive dashboard of trade statistics was also developed for the study which can be
Exporting food and drink? FDEA is the UK’s trade association for the food and drink export community. They help companies grow their sales overseas by providing practical export support, lobbying government on industry issues and connecting UK suppliers to the international buying community.
FDEA membership is a valuable resource to both experienced and new exporters. The community works together to share knowledge, contacts and advice.
They organise a programme of networking events, member meet ups, webinars and workshops to help build knowledge
Chatta is a teaching approach which links images with language. It was developed following extensive work in hundreds of schools and with thousands of teachers and pupils.
Chatta is used by teachers as a whole-class teaching resource with pupils aged 3 to 18, and also by teaching assistants as an intervention resource.
Parents are central to Chatta and as well as being able to support learning with the Chatta resources they also use the Chatta app to make Chatta stories at home.
The food and drink sector in the Yorkshire and Humber region is rich and varied, with lots of exciting brands and thriving manufacturers. The area is home to many nationally and internationally recognised brands that are capitalising on the opportunities international trade can bring.
The requirements for expert advice and support in Hull and East Yorkshire are as diverse as the food and drink landscape itself and as an international Trade Adviser for the Department for International Trade (DIT) in Yorkshire
The Latin American and Caribbean region accounts for an estimated $4.4 trillion in GDP (PPP), has a population of 646 million and includes three members of the G20. Total bilateral trade between the UK at Latin America and Caribbean (LatAC) was worth over £29 billion. For businesses interested in exporting to LatAC, there’s a whole ecosystem of support available from the Department for International Trade (DIT). DIT has a network of 160 staff based in 20 LatAC markets, with a
The HEY LEP recently caught up with Victoria Boldison, a multi-award-winning Chartered Marketer and Founder of Bolst Global.
Victoria has worked internationally for all of her career within start up, SME and large corporation environments marketing and selling food, drink, supplements and medical devices around the world.
Bolst Global is an international business consultancy and export solutions provider supporting those businesses operating in global food, drink and supplement sectors. Victoria’s vision and passion with Bolst Global
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