Accelerating Green Manufacturing

23rd February 2024

AcceleratinggreenmanufacturingHarnessing a powerful partnershipfor the North, driving innovation,skills and economic growthAdvancing our regional composites cluster

The compositessupply chain is key tothe economic growthof the Yorkshire andHumber region. Our£5m funding bid to theEPSRC Place-BasedImpact AccelerationAccount supports thesustainable growthof regional industry,bringing multiplebenefits.M62West /ManchesterM62 M62A1(M)South /M1

Why composites are key to regional economic prioritiesComposites – the building block for green innovationAerospaceAutomotiveFlood protectionHoliday homesHydrogen pipeline& storageMedicalModular buildingsRailSatellite componentsTextilesWind turbinesUK – compositesworld leaderValue of the UK industryprojected to grow from£2.3Bn to £12Bnby 2030The UK is a world

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Chair of the HEY LEP Encourages Regional Business Owners to Have Their Say on Devolution Proposals

13th February 2024

James Newman OBE, the Chair of the Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (HEY LEP), has written to the owners and leaders of businesses that have worked with the HEY Growth Hub, to inform them about the proposed devolution deal for Hull and East Yorkshire.

In the letter that can be seen below, the LEP Chair outlines the significant benefits that would arise from the devolution proposals, for the benefit of the regional economy.

The letter also encourages regional

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The defence industry spending tops £25 billion for first time

9th February 2024

Defence spending with UK industry by the Ministry of Defence has topped £25 billion for the first time, official statistics have revealed.

Official breakdowns show increases in almost all areas and nations

Notable increases in spending recorded in Northern Ireland and Wales

Figures show more than 200,000 jobs are supported through the UK’s defence industry

The 2022/23 statistics, published today, detail the money spent by the MOD with UK defence companies. The breadth of spending highlights the government’s commitment to continually improving the defence

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Ideal Heating reinvests apprenticeship funding to support local small business

9th February 2024

The Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership, Workforce Development Business Adviser has worked on behalf of Bell4business which is a local SME company that offers outsourced office services. The HEY LEP supported Bell4business with their business growth and development requirements. Thereby enabling an existing employee to upskill as a professional development opportunity through undertaking the Level 3 Digital Marketing Apprenticeship training. This exiting opportunity was funded through the reinvestment of local unspent apprenticeship levy funds that was kindly donated

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How Hull City Council supports Whoopie Bakery

7th February 2024

Whoopie Bakery is just one of lots of businesses in Hull receiving grants and support from Hull City Council.

Kate Cunnah, from Whoopie Bakery, spoke about how they have used grants to develop and grow their business:

“We sell cakes that are made of sponge. They’re a 100 year old dessert tradition from the US and have either a cheesecake or marshmallow filling and we’ve been running for a year now.

“We use the skills funding to fund a professional food photography course in London

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UK Government has signed £1 billion in contracts to connect around 677,000 rural homes and businesses to lightning-fast full fibre

7th February 2024

UK Government has now signed £1 billion in contracts to upgrade broadband infrastructure in rural communities through its Project Gigabit programme

Milestone means suppliers are working to connect around 677,000 rural homes and businesses to lightning-fast full fibre across England

Comes as six new contracts are signed to connect hundreds of thousands of hard-to-reach premises

The government’s rollout of next-generation broadband is steaming ahead with around £1.1 billion in contracts now signed to connect 677,000 rural homes and businesses across England.

Project Gigabit is

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Free Workshops / Designed for Manufacturers from HEY Made Smarter Team

31st January 2024

The team at Hull & East Riding Made Smarter team have put together a programme of workshops aimed specifically at the needs of the manufacturing sector – arising from meetings with existing clients on the programme who are already access support and grants for project.  These events are free and only open to manufacturers – we are keeping delegate numbers down to smaller numbers therefore allowing the workshops to provide a more practical session and opportunities to develop bespoke action

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The Global Incubator Programme for Cleantech with Singapore is open for applications until 11th March 2024.

31st January 2024

Please find attached a flyer for your information as well as the social media toolkit and an image. I would be grateful if you could circulate the information to your team(s) as well as to any relevant companies and local stakeholders, please.


Applicant briefing13 Feb 2024Closing date for applications11 March 2024Shortlist interviews20 – 22 March 2024Market visit immersion13 – 17 May 2024Incubation ProgrammeMay – Nov 2024Market visit showcase  21 – 31 Oct 2024 (exact dates TBC)

Applicant Briefing 13

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Exporting Help

25th January 2024

The UK Export Academy have a lot of free online events to help your business to start exporting or increase your exporting. Each event is 1 hour long and will be a lot of help for your Business if you are looking to start exporting goods or have been exporting things but would like some advice to improve things for you. so take a look on our events page to see all there events here: Events » HEY Growth Hub

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Growing Your Talent Pool: Recruiting to maximise creativity & productivity

25th January 2024

Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (HEY LEP) has collaborated with Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD), Humber Branch to deliver an event for employers and HR professionals to highlight the positive impact of recruiting and retaining diverse talent.

Next month’s event, Growing Your Talent Pool: Recruiting the maximise creativity & productivity, will be opened by James Newman OBE, HEY LEP chair.

The theme aligns with one of the LEP’s key priorities – a skilled, healthy and inclusive economy by helping

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