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FSB Welcome business visitors to their Lincolnshire Show marquee

Posted by Social Change on 2018-06-11 00:00

  Running a business and going to Lincolnshire Show? If the answer is yes then call in for a cuppa and a biscuit or two at the 'FSB Self Employed Enquiries' marquee. They have several activities to make your visit worthwhile, including: Win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet!  Anyone running a business and attending the show will be able to enter the free 2 day prize draw. The prize is the fantastic Samsung Galaxy Tab E 10" Tablet 8 in white. A useful piece of hardware for any business and handy for personal use as well. Prize draw tickets can be obtained from the...

Greater Lincolnshire ‘goes digital’ for the latest business conference happening in July

Posted by Social Change on 2018-06-01 00:00

  Greater Lincolnshire businesses are invited to experience the latest digital conference taking place courtesy of Business Lincolnshire, with a whole host of speakers, engaging demonstrations and interactive polls taking place for what promises to be an impressive display of digital discovery. The event will be hosted by BBC Journalist and reporter, Kate Russell, who will be taking a look at what the future of digital business holds and the exciting developments taking place in our county. The #GoDigital18 Conference, taking place in the Isaac Newton Building at the University of Lincoln on 18th July 2018, will offer local businesses the chance...

Cyber conference to help keep Lincolnshire businesses safe from cyber related crimes

Posted by Social Change on 2018-05-29 00:00

Advice on how to protect your company from the growing menace of cyber attacks will be given to business leaders at a conference next month. At least half of all businesses have been the victim of hackers and tens of thousands of cyber attacks are launched across the globe every hour. In the last week the NHS was hit with a virus known as Wanna Decrypter which has led to GP appointments and routine operations in Lincolnshire being cancelled – creating chaos across the county’s NHS services. In recent weeks seven of the UK’s biggest banks including Santander, Royal Bank of Scotland and...

Pitchfest competition for businesses back for another year

Posted by Social Change on 2018-05-23 00:00

The search is on to find the region’s best business pitch in the fourth annual Pitchfest competition. Entrepreneurs and business owners based in the Midlands will get the chance to pitch their business opportunity to an audience of investors, designed to raise their profile and boost their ability to secure the funds needed to grow their company. Applications are now open for the annual competition, which is organised by Aston University, University of Birmingham and University of Warwick. The event, which has been running for three years, has helped bring over £2.75m of investment...

UK tech continues to expand at faster rate than wider economy according to Tech Nation Report 2018

Posted by Social Change on 2018-05-23 00:00

  Tech Nation (formerly Tech City UK) have released their comprehensive annual report on the state of UK tech. Read more to find out some of the highlights on the UK tech sector. Tech is expanding 2.6x faster than the rest of the UK economy Digital tech sector is worth nearly £184bn to UK economy, up from £170bn in 2016 The UK’s digital suburbs and tech towns are booming, with 16 towns showing a higher proportion of digital tech employment than the UK average Diversity in digital tech on improving trend: figures show more black, Asian and ethnic minority workers employed in tech than across the UK in general (15% v 10%) 72%...

Renewable Energy company receive a generous grant to help ‘future proof’ production demands

Posted by Social Change on 2018-05-22 00:00

Local renewable energy company Myenergi were recently awarded a grant towards a machine purchase that will enable them to bring their entire operation in-house and increase product capacity. Myenergi produce renewable consumer goods including the electric car charger - branded ‘Zappi’- and an electric water heating system - branded ‘Eddi’, both which harness renewable energy from solar panels and wind turbines. Demand for the products has expanded on a global scale and the business hopes to further their success by producing new eco-friendly products and expanding their product range. Director Lee Sutton and Business Development Manager Jordan Brompton led a crowd funding...

A world of opportunities is available to businesses wanting to explore exciting new export options

Posted by Social Change on 2018-05-10 00:00

  Businesses across Greater Lincolnshire are being presented the opportunity to position themselves strategically in the continually evolving global market place, by taking advantage of the many export opportunities available in the county. Businesses wishing to learn more about the best ways to enter a new overseas trading market or expand an existing global footprint are encouraged to come along to this one-off event. The Going Global event, organised by the Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub and supported by the Department for International Trade (DIT) and Streets Chartered Accountants, will take place on 17th May at Hemswell Cliff. This event will offer any...

Businesses urged to enter the Rural Business Awards 2018

Posted by Social Change on 2018-05-02 00:00

Local businesses are being reminded that entries are now open to the 2018/19 Rural Business Awards but only until 31st May 2018 – enter now to showcase your business. The awards are organised by rural business for rural business, with winners in the 13 categories - ranging from Best Rural Start-up and Outstanding Rural Diversification Project; through to Best Rural Professional Services Business and Rural Education or Training Business - decided by an independent panel of judges drawn from the rural business sector, rural public sector agencies, and rural charitable organisations.   For the first time since launching in 2014, the Rural...

Made in Lincolnshire - voting deadline!

Posted by Social Change on 2018-05-01 00:00

This is your final call for nominations for the Made in Lincolnshire Awards, which will be taking place on Thursday 14th June 2018 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Lincoln. To submit your entry, visit and nominate your chosen Lincolnshire business.   Categories for the awards include: Made in Lincolnshire Sold Locally  Made in Lincolnshire Sold Nationwide Made in Lincolnshire Sold Overseas Made in Lincolnshire for Many Generations  Made in Lincolnshire - Additive Manufacturing Made in Lincolnshire - World Class Nominations close on Friday 4th May - make sure you don't miss out!

This is your GDPR reminder!

Posted by Social Change on 2018-04-25 00:00

GDPR is a hot topic this month, with the deadline for changes to data protection imminent at the end of May. With so much guidance available, which are the best sources for you to use?  The ICO (Information Commissioners Office) have produced a set of guidelines including 12 steps you can follow and a self assessment toolkit for you to use, to make sure you are doing everything necessary to comply with the new regulations.  Businesses have until 25th May 2018 until the new regulations are put into place, with many taking advantage of the grace period before the enforcement to ensure