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The future of manufacturing in Lincolnshire comes under the spotlight

Posted by Social Change on 2017-09-13 00:00

The future of the manufacturing sector will come under the spotlight on the 15th September at a special conference in Lincoln, Lincolnshire. The conference, hosted by Business Lincolnshire and Natwest and being held at the new Isaac Newton Building at the University of Lincoln, will bring together leaders from across the manufacturing sector. Topics up for discussion include the future of manufacturing, additive manufacturing, innovation, Brexit implications and how to improve manufacturing capacity. Speakers from across the UK will be taking to the stage including Phil Hatherley from Siemens, Eva Fryc from Engineering UK, Mike Dickinson from SMMT Industry Forum, the University of...

Entries now open for the FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2018

Posted by Social Change on 2017-09-11 00:00

  The FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2018 are now open for entries. The awards will celebrate the best of the UK’s 5.5 million small businesses and their vast contribution to both regional and national economies. With 12 different award categories to enter, a series of 12 area award ceremonies will be held across the UK. Each area category winner will go forward to the national UK awards final, where the category winners and the overall FSB Small Business of the Year 2018 will...

Entries now open for second Greater Lincolnshire Construction & Property Awards

Posted by Social Change on 2017-09-06 00:00

  Entries are now open for Lincolnshire’s second annual Construction & Property Awards – which is being sponsored by City of Lincoln Council. All businesses working in the sector across Greater Lincolnshire are eligible to apply for an award giving them the opportunity to be recognised and rewarded for their contribution to Lincolnshire’s multimillion pound construction and property industry. 2017 winners included Lindum Group, Gelder and LK2 among many others. Jeff Todd, Business Development Director at BSP Consulting and member of the construction steering group spoke about the value of the awards saying: “The whole of Greater Lincolnshire is experiencing greater demand from the construction...

Take part in the largest and most important business survey in the country

Posted by Social Change on 2017-09-06 00:00

  Have your say and help your business by joining our panel of businesses taking part in the Quarterly Economic Survey for Lincolnshire. The QES is a business questionnaire which provides an essential health check on Lincolnshire’s economy every quarter. The results are closely watched and analysed by senior officials, business leaders, government at both local and national level as well as the HM Treasury and the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee. Simon Beardsley, Chief Executive at Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce highlighted the importance of the QES saying: “QES intelligence is key to shaping the frequency and type of support provided to local...

The Greater Lincolnshire Manufacturing Conference will take place at the University of Lincoln on Friday 15th September

Posted by Social Change on 2017-08-29 00:00

Manufacturing in action will be the theme for the Greater Lincolnshire Manufacturing Conference taking place at the University of Lincoln on Friday 15th September. Bookings are now being taken for the event, which is expected to attract 200 business leaders from the manufacturing and engineering sector across Greater Lincolnshire and beyond. Those attending will share ideas on the future of manufacturing, including additive manufacturing, innovation, Brexit implications and an update on what the Midlands Engine is doing to support the region’s advanced manufacturing supply chain. Among the speakers will be Sir John Peace, Chairman of the Midlands Engine, Steve Middlebrough from Siemens who...

British Business Bank launches first £120million tranche of Midlands Engine Investment Fund

Posted by Social Change on 2017-08-29 00:00

The British Business Bank has today announced the first wave of its £250m Midlands Engine Investment Fund, with the launch of £120million worth of SME debt finance, in a move designed to provide greater support to the region’s smaller businesses, accelerate economic growth and promote job creation – in line with the Government’s Midlands Engine Strategy. The fund’s launch has been marked with the publication of a new report on the current state of the regional economy and funding landscape. Spotlight: The Midlands Engine Investment Fund, draws on the British Business Bank’s own research together with other publicly-available data. It highlights...

Lincoln Law firm hosting FREE seminar to help businesses effectively manage employee wellbeing and welfare

Posted by Social Change on 2017-08-17 00:00

  Employee wellbeing and welfare is the focus of a free seminar for Lincolnshire businesses. Oliver Tasker, senior solicitor and employment law expert from regional leading law firm Wilkin Chapman solicitors, is being joined by Dr Deirdre Anderson, director of faculty at the Lincoln International Business School, to present ‘Workforce Engagement and Employee Welfare’ - focusing on how to deal with a modern and dynamic workforce. Oliver Tasker will be providing a legal insight into how to proactively deal with sickness absence, including tackling long term absence with confidence, and tips to safely dismiss an employee due to sickness absence. Meanwhile Dr Deirdre Anderson...

Short Courses available at the National Centre for Food Manufacturing

Posted by Social Change on 2017-08-14 00:00

The University of Lincoln National Centre for Food Manufacturing has a number of courses available for 2017/18 on it's course programme. From food safety courses to product development, these courses are ideal for any person or business wanting to further their knowledge in the food manufacturing industry.

Funding pot of £1.3m available to SMEs in Greater Lincolnshire looking to grow their business

Posted by Social Change on 2017-08-14 00:00

South Holland District Council have launched a new Grants4Growth funding programme, aimed at local SMEs and businesses who are looking to expand and create jobs within Greater Lincolnshire. The grant offers the opportunity for eligible businesses to receive financial assistance for the purchase of machinery, equipment and other assets up to the value of 28% of the total cost, in order to support growth and expansion plans. The grant is available to all eligible business based within the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership area, including North and North East Lincs, who wish to use the grant money to purchase physical capital...

Business Lincolnshire supports over 500 businesses across the county

Posted by Social Change on 2017-08-04 00:00

Over 500 businesses in Greater Lincolnshire have benefited from 1:1, group and grant support from the county’s Growth Hub following a cash injection from the European Regional Development Fund in September last year.