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Businesses Once Again Fight to the Finish to be Cup Winners - which company will claim the 2017 Business Challenge Cup?!

Posted by Social Change on 2017-05-24 00:00

  Businesses across North East Lincolnshire will once again be preparing their game face as they get ready to go head to head in the ever popular Business Challenge Event. Companies, organisations and business people from across the borough are being invited to take part in an afternoon of healthy competition, facing their rivals in a series of activities including archery and laser clay pigeon shooting. This team-building event which is now in its third year is organised by The Business Hive Club and is a real highlight on the business calendar across North East Lincolnshire. Sam Burgess, Business Hive Manager said: “This...

Best of business turn out for Made in Lincolnshire Awards

Posted by Social Change on 2017-05-18 00:00

The winners for the annual Made in Lincolnshire Awards were announced yesterday at a ceremony in Lincoln. Made in Lincolnshire seeks to celebrate the area’s excellence in manufacturing and its well earned reputation for innovation within the sector. It also aims to showcase the diversity and creativity of those manufacturing in Lincolnshire.

Make a Difference by Joining Skills Board

Posted by Social Change on 2017-05-18 00:00

The Employment and Skills Board, part of the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership, is looking for two new private sector members to bring their knowledge and expertise to support the organisation’s work.

Important information for businesses on the UK cyber attack

Posted by Social Change on 2017-05-15 00:00

Information released by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on the UK cyber attack.

Lincolnshire digital sector worth £779million

Posted by Social Change on 2017-05-15 00:00

Lincolnshire, famous for the manufacture of the tank and leading in the production of food and drink, is growing an emerging industry – a digital sector currently worth £779million.

£6 million available to provide free training to SMEs

Posted by Social Change on 2017-04-10 00:00

  Almost £6 million is now available for small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Greater Lincolnshire for training. The Skills Support for the Workforce project offers fully funded training to help SMEs fill skill gaps, raise productivity and boost business growth. Staff development through professionally delivered training, offered at no cost to a business, can help to increase productivity, motivate and engage staff and improve employee retention. “We offer a range of flexible, bespoke training plans designed to help your business grow,” explained Ebrahim Dockrat, Director of Calderdale College, the prime contractor for the project. “By training your staff you can improve...

Manufacturing Ambassadors Required for New Board

Posted by Social Change on 2017-04-04 00:00

A new board is being set up to promote the manufacturing sector in Greater Lincolnshire – and the call has gone out for ambassadors from the sector to play their part.  The Manufacturing Board is the latest group to be set up by the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership, which also has a Food Board and a Visitor Economy Board The LEP is looking for leaders in manufacturing to join the board, act as ambassadors for the industry and represent...

Back to the Future - Spark returns to Lincoln

Posted by Social Change on 2017-03-28 00:00

Thousands of people are expected to flock to Lincoln Cathedral in May – for the return of the Spark Engineering Festival – an event which showcases the county’s rich heritage in engineering. Taking place from 5 to 7 May, this will be the third Spark festival and this year takes the theme of ‘Back to the Future’ – as organisers prepare to celebrate Lincolnshire’s pioneering excellence in engineering and its lead in engineering innovation now and in the future.  Co-organised by local companies and City of Lincoln Council Spark aims to inspire and ignite interest in engineering among the young looking to...

Grants for Growth - are you eligible?

Posted by Social Change on 2017-03-16 00:00

Are you looking to grow your business but you don’t have the funds necessary to do so? The Business Lincolnshire Grants Scheme offers businesses the opportunity to access Grants4Growth, a two and a half year programme offering free and impartial business support to eligible SMEs. The minimum grant available is for £1000, with the scheme allowing businesses to create jobs and improve operation efficiency.


Posted by Social Change on 2017-03-13 00:00

There are many challenges now facing the UK following BREXIT, not least of which is the effect on our engineering and manufacturing industry. Prime Minister Teresa May MP, has instructed her Minister for Industry, The Right Honourable Greg Clarke MP, to produce an Industry strategy to take the country through Brexit and help the country to flourish and grow. Greater Lincolnshire has its own set of particular industrial and manufacturing challenges,  that as a partner in the Midlands Engine proposal mean the region must punch above its weight as an industrial force to compete on a national and world stage. Responding to the...