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

Posted by Social Change on 2017-11-08 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: “As good business practice it is imperative that local businesses participate and fill out the...

Productivity in focus for the next National Manufacturing Barometer

Posted by Social Change on 2017-10-25 00:00

Small to Medium sized manufacturers (SMEs) are urged to have their say on their productivity and what they would most like to transform by 2020 in the latest National Manufacturing Barometer launched Monday, 23rd October. The survey, conducted by SWMAS Ltd in partnership with Economic Growth Solutions Ltd (EGS), is urging companies to come forward and have their say on one of the biggest internal challenges...

Chief Entrepreneurial adviser hosts SME engagement ‘roundtable’ in Spalding

Posted by Social Change on 2017-10-20 00:00

Last month, a group of 12 local businesses attended a discussion session headed by Professor Tim Dafforn, Chief Entrepreneurial Adviser at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The two main topics for discussion were how local businesses access business support and the implementation of post-Brexit exit strategies in a small business. Spalding was selected as one of only ten places to host the events in the country, giving Lincolnshire the opportunity to speak directly to the government about business issues being faced locally and the support initiatives being delivered in the area.  A  topic of much discussion for...

Robots to Take Over LEP Business Live This Month

Posted by Social Change on 2017-10-11 00:00

  Star of the show at the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership’s annual conference and networking event will be Titan the Robot, a spectacular robotic attraction who will be performing and interacting with delegates on the day. LEP Business Live has adopted the theme ‘embrace the future’ this year and will focus on how advances in technology continue to revolutionise the business world. The event is free to attend and some tickets are still available from the Eventbrite site: Future technologies that will be demonstrated on the day include: driverless and electric cars showcasing the green future of car travel two drones, one fitted with...

Biggest Year Yet for Annual Business Expo; Business Hive Live 2017 showcased the best of North East Lincolnshire business

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

  Hundreds of companies and entrepreneurs came together to say that North East Lincolnshire is open for business at the biggest business-to-business expo in the borough. Over 200 delegates from across North East Lincolnshire were welcomed to Business Hive Live, the annual event organised by e-factor's enterprise support club, the Business Hive. The aim of the day was to showcase the variety and calibre of business in the area, providing attendees the opportunity to network and to hear from renowned speakers. This year's event, which took place at Grimsby Auditorium, was the biggest to date with exhibition stands located in the lobby, main...

The old £1 coin - know the facts

Posted by Social Change on 2017-10-03 00:00

With the introduction of the new £1 coin last March, the old £1 coin will soon be phased out of circulation. From 15th October 2017, businesses will have the right to refuse acceptance of the old £1 coin, but customers will still be able to take their old coins along to most banks, building societies and the Post Office. For more information on handling old £1 coins, and what your business might need to do to update its systems for accepting the new £1 coin, visit:

Digital Workshops return for Autumn!

Posted by Social Change on 2017-09-22 00:00

Business Lincolnshire is providing a range of digital workshops for SMEs across Lincolnshire to take part in, following the success of the Spring/Summer programme. These include new topics such as cloud computing, cyber resilience, google analytics and understanding website SEO; as well as practical masterclasses on social media, email marketing and creating digital content for marketing. The aim of these tailored workshops and masterclasses is to provide knowledge for local businesses to become more efficient and productive by utilising digital technology effectively. These are available for businesses, sole traders, and registered charities, with a trading address located within Greater Lincolnshire (North...

Greater Lincolnshire’s SMEs are missing out on free skills training

Posted by Social Change on 2017-09-21 00:00

Businesses in Greater Lincolnshire are being urged to take advantage of free training that is being offered to small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to help upskill staff, raise productivity and boost business growth. A fund of £6 million has been made available for businesses in...

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...