The APC Technology Developer Accelerator Grant Programme (TDAP)

2nd December 2021

Recently launched is the next Wave of the SME Accelerator Programme for Expressions of Interest and Applications – TDAP Wave 6.

Just to recap what the programme is / does and some blurb
that you may wish to use:-

Open for Expressions of Interest now: the APC’s SME Technology Developer Accelerator ProgrammeApply for up to £135,000 of grant matched funding, backed by the Department for Business Energy &

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Made Smarter: A Business Boost for Hull and East Yorkshire Companies

1st December 2021

Businesses across Hull and East Yorkshire can
now benefit from £1.5m BEIS funding towards industrial digitalisation under the
Made Smarter programme.

The programme is designed to improve
digital adoption amongst SMEs and includes intensive one-to-one advice and
support delivered through the Growth Hub network and specialist Made Smarter

Funding for the project was announced by
the Government in February, and manufacturers in the HEY region are now able to
take full advantage of these services.

Small or medium-sized manufacturers based in the region can


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Keep your business moving. Get ahead of new rules for doing business with the EU

26th November 2021

On 1 January 2022, there will be changes for businesses in Great Britain who import from the EU. There will also be changes for UK businesses who sell goods in the EU.

Businesses moving goods from the EU to Great Britain need to prepare for import control changes which will take effect from 1 January 2022.

Customs declarations on imports from the EU to Great Britain must be completed at the time you or your courier/freight forwarder bring them into GB. Pre-notification

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Manufacturing Growth Programme

18th November 2021

The Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP) supports SME Manufacturers to make improvements by identifying, understanding and removing their barriers to growth • Support tailored to your business• A dedicated, experienced, Manufacturing Growth Manager to provide on-going support A comprehensive business diagnostic tool, GROWTH mapper for manufacturer so Identify opportunities and create plans for growth and improvemento Work with the best external experts to implement those planso Using approximately 1/3 of the cost of implementing an improvement project• Connect to wider support

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HEY LEP Welcomes UAE Delegates to Tech Week Humber to discuss collaboration between the region and Dubai

17th November 2021

In the week preceding International Trade Week, Tech Week Humber 2021 recently welcomed headline partners Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) to Hull.

DMCC is a government entity established in 2002 to enhance commodity trade flows through Dubai, performing a range of roles which continue to position Dubai as the preferred destination for global commodities trade and DMCC as the world’s No.1 Free Zone.

As an active partner of Tech Week Humber, Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (HEY LEP) convened a roundtable

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Sport England & UK Active consultation on workplace health

12th November 2021

Sport England Survey – helping businesses to move more
(£50 prize draw)

ukactive and Sport England have
launched a major consultation to uncover existing and new opportunities to get
workforces moving more. The survey is live now, so if you are an employer, HR
or senior manager of a business have your say now! The findings, including
recommendations for businesses, will be available to all employers in Spring
2022, so please make your voice heard!

As a thank you for completing this survey, you have the
chance to

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10th November 2021


Solid Edge by Siemens is an easy-to-learn,easy-to-use software
that addresses all aspectsof the product development process – designand
rendering, simulation, electrical design,manufacturing, data management, and


12-month freeSolid Edge licence

Access to training materials and certification

Tech support & guidance from Siemens experts

Library of Siemens resources (white papers,

Co-marketing opportunities


Open to design firms & product manufacturers

Open to legal entities in business for < 3 years

Less than £1 million in funding/annual revenue

Click here to sign

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Don’t forget to have your say on the HEY LEP Economic Growth and Workforce Wellbeing Strategy

8th November 2021

Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (HEY LEP) are reminding businesses and residents to have their say on the organisation’s ambitious five-year economic strategy for the Hull and East Yorkshire economy.

The LEP, which was formed in April, unveiled its first ever strategy for the region – the Economic Growth and Workforce Wellbeing Strategy in October – outlining a clear mission and vision for the economic future of the region up to the end of 2026.

The strategy sets out four

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Yorkshire & Humber Virtual Networking Marketing Event

5th November 2021

The event will be hosted by one of our team of membership advisors  Andrew Finch from the Hull and East Yorkshire (HEY) LEP 

Andrew will present an overview of current regional export support services, including how companies can access grants from the Internationalisation Fund to support activities such as website internationalisation. Working on secondment from the Department for International Trade, Andrew is developing an export plan for the Hull and East Yorkshire region, which will look to position

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H2H Supplier Event

3rd November 2021

Hear from Equinor about their Hydrogen -to-Humber (H2H) project, the world’s largest hydrogen production plant and the role they are playing in supporting the UK Energy Transition. Make contact with the 3 pre-FEED contractors and hear about the potential supply chain opportunities Learn about Zero Carbon Humber and from the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre(AMRC) about the role they play in facilitating UK supply chain development. Have the opportunity to network with the key players for this exciting project and learn

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