The Enterprise Support Team are here to help you, whether you are thinking of starting your own business, are already in business or are considering relocating to Hull. Funding is available for up-skilling your workforce.

Business Support

Through the team, which includes Business Growth Hub Advisors, you can access a wide range of support not just from the Council but from our business support partners.

• Financial assistance
• One to one business advice
• Workshop programmes and events
• Business information, research reports, databases, facts and figures
• Skills development
• Employment and training assistance
• Key account management
• Sector programmes
• Managed workspaces and factory estates
• Signposting and introductions
• Support with other Council services e.g. planning, highways, licensing business rates,
environmental services
• Development team approach for major investments


Skills For Growth

A Hull City Council initiative which aims to help local businesses use workforce skills interventions to raise their productivity and profitability via a grant of 50% of the cost of training
up to a maximum of £1,000

  • Training subsidies are available for upskilling staff to a maximum of £1000 or 50%
    of the cost of training whichever is the lower
  • Eligibility will be based on a skills needs assessment which will identify elements of training which have the potential to raise business productivity and/or profitability
  • We also assist local businesses by providing support and signposting to funding opportunities including loans and grants, mentoring, and a range of business support services
  • Skills for Growth support is available to Hull businesses only

For more information call the Skills For Growth Team at
or call (01482) 612611 or 613478.

Or download and complete the initial enquiry application form and send it to the (the form is a word document)

Skills for growth Initial business enquiry application form

Continue on To Hull City Council website


  • Support Type Loan and Business Expertise and Advice

  • Number of EmployeesUnder 10, Up to 249, Between 250 and 500, Between 501 and 1000, and Over 1000

  • Regions:Hull