North Lincs Structures Ltd – A business with a growth plan

22nd October 2019

North Lincs Structures Ltd was established in 1993 and erects steel structures such as factories and farm outbuildings, amongst others. The company is a family run firm and offers a design and build service for the erection of steel structures and this also includes dealing with planning applications. The business has 17.5 FTE staff and has been looking to grow over the last year.

Business needs at initial contact The business had never accessed business support before, and was unaware of

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Purex International Ltd – An Inward Investment Enquiry

22nd October 2019

Purex International Ltd are a Thorne (South Yorkshire) based SME.

“Purex have over 30 years of supplying fume extraction solutions. A world expert in its field, Purex is renowned for the quality and reliability of its technology and unrivalled customer support.”

Business was established in 1985 and has enjoyed steady growth and expansion during this time. Incorporated 2004.

Business needs at initial contact Initial enquiry into the Humber LEP (Business Development Manager Phil Glover) and referred to East Riding Growth Hub Business

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Contractor set to more than double turnover with help of £100k NPIF loan

9th October 2019

L-R Dan Haley, CEO at GW Power-Safe, Paul Arthur, Mercia, Mark Wilcockson, British Business Bank, Phil Glover, Humber LEP

A fast-growing Hull contractor is set to double its turnover and create 10 new jobs after securing a £100,000 loan from NPIF – Mercia Debt Finance, which is managed by Mercia and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.

It is the second round of NPIF funding for GW Power-Safe, which is led by 31-year-old entrepreneur Dan Haley and which provides mechanical and

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Entrepreneurs win NPIF backing for online lead generation tool

25th September 2019

(L-R) Gareth Alexander, LiveLead, Jason Kay, LiveLead, Diane Cheesebrough, Non Exec LiveLead, Sarah Newbould, British Business Bank, Simon Crabtree, Mercia, Phil Glover, Humber LEP (credit: Shaun Flannery)

A Humber business which has developed an online lead generation system to help SMEs access new business opportunities has secured a £250,000 investment from NPIF – Mercia Equity Finance, which is managed by Mercia and is part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.

LiveLead lists tenders of all types from over 500 different portals as

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13th August 2019

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund has invested £150,000 to support ProGen Services Limited as it seeks to recruit new staff.

Founded in 2014, the Grimsby-based company is an industrial and commercial electrical and mechanical contractor. Progen provides fully integrated mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, control and automation (MEICA) turnkey operations across the UK.

The £150,000 funding will enable the creation of at least 10 new jobs, including a new apprenticeship programme. The investment will also be used to scale up the business by acquiring

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KG Yorkshire Ltd, HCUK Training

22nd June 2019

My journey started after meeting Jon Brunton at Humber Business Growth Hub in early 2017. He pointed me in the right direction to obtain support with my business. Jon has been an excellent support with his knowledge and contacts, as I produce a unique product in a very niche market.
Jon pointed me to a seminar ‘The Humber SME Manufacturing Growth Hub’. The speakers gave a great insight into the support and grants available and told the audience to tap into

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Hull Blast Ltd

22nd March 2019

This company accessed Growth Hub support via its local Growth Hub advisor between December 2017 and August 2018. Hull Blast is the Humber region’s only indoor ‘Nerf Gun’ activity centre, which is primarily aimed at children, teenagers, and NERF enthusiasts. The MD, Kris Guy, contacted the Growth Hub Advisor for Hull in December 2017 to request information about sources of start-up funding, that could be used to ‘top-up’ the company’s existing debt finance to help complete the build of the

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Reflex Data Ltd

22nd March 2019

This company accessed Growth Hub support via its local Growth Hub advisor between June and August 2018. Reflex Data design and install Enterprise Resource Management (ERM) software for the textiles industry and are currently the UK Market leader for this product. The company has undergone steady growth since they moved into a purpose built office premises in 2015 and they are now exploring ways to grow overseas sales; with a view to penetrating the USA market. Managing Director Jeremy Alcock

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Lakeland Orthotics Ltd

18th March 2019

This company accessed
Growth Hub support via its local Growth Hub advisor between September 2017 and February
2018. The company is an ambitious ‘scale-up’ potential business and specialises
in the creation and wholesale of orthotics (abdominal support and joint-braces)
equipment for the healthcare sector. The MD, Rebecca Smith, contacted the
Growth Hub advisor for Hull in September 2017 to request information about any
grant funding that would be available to help renovate the existing factory
premises to achieve greater efficiencies and to implement LEAN processes. The
advisor subsequently

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