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£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.

GOVERNMENT INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY GREEN PAPER CONSULTATION - THE IMPLICATIONS FOR GREATER LINCOLNSHIRE SUPPLY CHAINS AND HOW WE SHOULD RESPOND

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...

East Lindsey Business Awards are launched!

Posted by Social Change on 2017-03-08 00:00

East Lindsey District Council is holding it's first Business Awards in May 2017 to recognise business excellence, best practice and innovation in the District. The awards will showcase the skills, talents and successes of East Lindsey businesses and provide a benchmark and inspiration for all businesses in the future. The award ceremony will take place on 19th May 2017. Nominations for the event must be entered before 17th March 2017. East Lindsey District Council wants to recognise local excellence across the following categories: ·         Exporter of the Year ·         Excellence in Manufacturing ·         Excellence in Digital Innovation ·         Food Business of the Year ·         Independent Retailer of the Year ·         New Business of

Growth Hubs building on local strengths and fostering enterprise

Posted by Social Change on 2017-03-07 00:00

The Growth Hub team recently held one of its quarterly network events with the aim of engaging with Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and Growth Hubs to gain their views on the Industrial Strategy and Entrepreneurship Review.  The event, held on Tuesday 28 February, heard from LEPs and Growth Hubs that stretch from Cornwall to the North East of England. Growth Hubs build on local strengths and fosters enterprise to ensure every place meets its potential. They do this by working with businesses across England helping them to start, thrive and grow, providing independent and trusted business support which is focussed firmly on the business...

Apprenticeship Week 6th to 10th March 2017

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

National Apprenticeship Week (NAW 2017) is coordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service. The week is designed to celebrate the positive impact apprenticeships and traineeships have on individuals, businesses and the economy.

Digital Workshops happening across Lincolnshire

Posted by Social Change on 2017-02-13 00:00

Business Lincolnshire are providing a range of digital workshops for SMEs across Lincolnshire to take part in - these include learning skills on social media, marketing and selling on the internet.

New Digital Support Programme for Lincolnshire Businesses

Posted by Social Change on 2017-01-17 00:00

Help for businesses to embrace digital technology and get ‘online’ is a step closer this week following the launch of a new support programme from Business Lincolnshire.