Business Week Roundup May 19 - 25 201224 May 2012
This week, funding is on offer to rural Lincolnshire businesses, and accountancy firm expands and Procurement lincolnshire hosts an event for building companies.
Procurement Lincolnshire Hosts Council Contract Event
The Procurement Lincolnshire team from Lincolnshire County Council are holding an event for building contractors, hoping to get work on council contracts.
The free event in Woodhall Spa will allow companies in the sector to meet representatives from Procurement Lincolnshire and East Midlands Property Alliance, get guidance from EMPA and local authoritites on how to increase their chances on getting a contract, register interest in work and more.
The event starts at 9am at The Petwood Hotel on Stixwood Road on July 6 until 1pm.
East Lindsey Invests £1.5 million Into Rural Business
East Lindsey District Council is allowing rural businesses and communities in the east of the county to bid for £1.5 million in funding.
Communities in ares where economic activity is low can request up to £50,000 from the council to set up schemes which will create jobs in their area.
The council are looking for ideas and businesses which not only increase jobs, but also increase skills, technical knowledge, is sustainable and increases visitors no matter what the season.
Some town centres with the area can also qualitfy for the funding, particulalrly if the the town supports nearby villages and communities.
Accountants Expand By Buying Rival Firm
A Lincoln accountancy firm has further expanded its business by buying out a local competitor.
Wright Vigar bought McGregors Corporate for an undisclosed sum, and gained 400 more clients. The nine staff at the Doddington Road business will all be moved to Wright Vigar's offices on Newland.
The business will now expand by 20%, and can also offer WV clients a service if they are seeking overseas buyers for their company.
Managing Director of WV Chris Shelbourne said: “We are delighted to have acquired this local office, bringing what were previously Lincolnshire owned firms back into local control and securing local jobs.
“The team that are joining us have clients very similar to our own and share the same ethos of looking after their clients.
“In spite of the recession, we have found more businesses wanting to use us to help them deal with the pressures of the current economic situation and the added resource will help us and our clients continue to grow, despite challenging times.”