Help for tech start-ups

11th May 2021

Calling all tech start-ups across the Hull and East Yorkshire area Looking to Grow your Tech Business in the Middle East?

GITEX Future Stars (GFS), along with co-located events AI Everything, Fintech Surge, Future Blockchain Summit and Marketing Mania are offering a platform for UK tech start-ups to accelerate their business. Startups participating in GFS get a physical presence at the event throughout the full four days along with other benefits. 

Click here to view and download the PDF File for more information

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Procurement Opportunity – HEY Start-Ups – Workshop & Masterclass Programme 2021/2022

6th May 2021

Procurement Opportunity – HEY Start-Ups – Workshop & Masterclass Programme 2021/2022 » HEY LEP – Hull and East Yorkshire

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April 2021 Employment Law Changes

4th May 2021

April 2021 has seen
several material changes in employment law rates and rules.

Increase in National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW)

The NLW minimum age has been reduced from 25 to 23, meaning that those in the
23-24 age bracket will see an increase in their wages of approximately 9%.
Whilst this may be significant for those in this small age bracket, for the
majority the increase is much more modest. As of 6 April 2021, the NLW is £8.91
per hour, an increase

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Procurement Opportunity – HEY Peer Networks Programme 2021/22

23rd April 2021

Hull City Council, on behalf of the HEY Growth Hub, wishes to commission the delivery of a series of the Peer Networks (cohorts) delivery in Hull and East Yorkshire, with each cohort consisting of 11 owners or managers from the SME business community participating in each network.  Additional individual 1-2-1 support (coaching, mentoring, or advice) will also be provided.

The timetable for this procurement is as follows:

EventDateIssue ITT via YorTender22 April 2021Deadline for receipt of clarificaitons13 May 2021Target date

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HEY GrowthHub the New Growth Hub

1st April 2021

The Humber LEP and Humber Growth Hub no longer exist. The Government stopped 2 LEPS covering the same areas. The Humber region was covered by both the Humber LEP and the Greater Lincolnshire LEP. North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire councils decided that Their location should be part of the Greater Lincolnshire LEP.

So the Humber LEP and Humber Growth Hub have been changed to cover just Hull and East Yorkshire so the name has changed to Hull and East

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Budget 2021 Business Support Measures – At A Glance

3rd March 2021

The Chancellor of the Exchequer gave the Government’s 2021 budget statement on Wednesday 3rd March.

The budget statement contained many new business support schemes and measures, and extended or made changes to existing ones. The Growth Hub has therefore created this “at a glance” article to help you understand what the 2021 budget statement means for your business. Where the measure is a new one, it has been indicated as “(NEW)”.

If you wish to learn more about the business

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Final call for applications for SME Restart & Recovery grants

3rd March 2021

The Growth Hub is making a final call for SME businesses in the Humber to apply to a 100% funded grant scheme to support with Covid-19 business recovery.

First launched in September 2020, the “SME Restart & Recovery” grant scheme has awarded grants to more than 100 businesses to date, and with limited funding remaining, the Growth Hub is encouraging eligible businesses to register and then apply for the grant scheme.

Due to a recent extension of

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Made Smarter: Funding set to boost ‘smart’ manufacturing across the Humber

25th February 2021

The region’s manufacturers are set to benefit from a share of a £1.5m fund to support digital improvements in industry throughout the Humber.

The funding, part of the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Made Smarter Adoption programme, will support businesses across the North of England and the West Midlands to adopt more digital technology – helping businesses to modernise, to make improvements to their operations, and to create more high-skilled jobs.

The Government hopes that by supporting adoption of industrial digital

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Growth Hub Cluster Workshops

11th February 2021

Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership are the Humber Growth Hubs cluster partners they In partnership with Biskit Ltd,  are delivering free 90-minute online workshops looking at how you can maximise potential and achieve better outcomes for your business. The sessions run across various date in February and March, and cover areas such as: strategy and marketing; branding and website; identifying new markets and opportunities; barriers to growth; and customer relationships.

You can find out more about the sessions available and book your place

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Another Opportunity to join the Growth Hub Team in North Lincolnshire

9th February 2021

The Growth Hub is recruiting! As part of our #GrowMySME – Business Growth Scheme, we are looking for an experienced business advisor to work with SME businesses in North Lincolnshire. Working with businesses across all sectors, the post holder will work with SMEs in the North Lincolnshire area to help them develop and grow by providing expert 1-1 advice & guidance, as well as referring them to other sources of business support, advice and funding.

Working for North Lincolnshire Council,

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