Peer Networks: A Business Boost for Hull and East Yorkshire Companies

13th September 2021

In the latest fightback against the impact of Coronavirus on business, Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (HEY LEP) are delivering the second series of Peer Network groups, aimed at helping SMEs in the Hull and East Yorkshire region tackle problems, identify opportunities and grow.

From L-R: Laura Barley, Business Programme Manager, HEY LEP. Jon Brunton, Growth Hub Manager, HEY LEP, Edward Ryder, Managing Director Biskit Ltd

Peer Networks is a free national initiative, created by the Department for Business, Energy

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News Story: Businesses and residents are encouraged to take part in a day of engagement as a flagship COP 26 event rolls into Hull

9th September 2021

The region’s business community, together with interested residents, are invited to take part in a flagship COP 26 event as the Carbon Battle Bus visits Hull city centre.

The battle bus, which is travelling the whole of the UK as part of Planet Mark’s Zero Carbon Tour, is being brought to the region by the HEY LEP.

This whole day event, taking place on Monday 18 October at the Hull City Hall, will explore many of the topical and practical aspects of net-zero, decarbonisation

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Book your tickets here: Road to Net-Zero – Hull COP 26 Flagship Event

9th September 2021

The region’s business community, together with interested residents, are invited to take part in a flagship COP 26 event as the Carbon Battle Bus visits Hull city centre.

The battle bus, which is travelling the whole of the UK as part of Planet Mark’s Zero Carbon Tour, is being brought to the region by the HEY LEP.

This whole day event, taking place on Monday 18 October at the Hull City Hall, will explore many of the topical and practical aspects of

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HEY LEP appoints members with a wealth of knowledge and experience to three key sub-Boards

24th August 2021

The Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (HEY LEP) has made a number of appointments to its newly formed Business Support, Employment and Skills and Infrastructure sub-Boards.

The LEP announced the appointments following a successful recruitment campaign, where the LEP was overwhelmed by both the number and quality of applications received from individuals from a diverse field of sectors and organisations across the region.

All the Boards will first meet in October and thereafter on a bi-monthly basis and will start

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HEY Export Campaign

6th August 2021

Over the last few weeks, the HEY LEP has engaged with a range of partners and businesses, in order to highlight the benefits of international trade through export to the Hull and East Yorkshire and wider pan-Humber region.

We end the current series with an export compilation video which we hope will encourage more SMEs to engage in export.

The HEY LEP wishes to extend its thanks to all contributors and to the production team at JayJayMedia.

This video features: Helen Gibson of

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UKAuthority – Inform

5th August 2021

Catch up with the latest Inform reports from the UKAuthority research and editorial team exploring how digital transformation can improve public services. We’ve also got some events coming up soon – notably Resilience and Cyber4Good in September, Innovation and Data4Good in October and AI & Bots4Good in November – so, don’t forget to book your place!

hat are the opportunities and challenges ahead for digital leaders? Things might be returning to

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New international partnering opportunities

4th August 2021

Hello Welcome to your latest international opportunities bulletin on the products, technologies and services that you specified in your tailored alert service. Innovate UK EDGE is here to help you with your innovation and internationalisation challenges so click on opportunities

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Business start-ups in Hull can now apply for up to £5,000 grants

2nd August 2021

Hull City Council has launched a new grant scheme which will
deliver up to £5,000 for start-up businesses in the city.

The scheme, through
Government funding, will allow the council to help the local economy’s recovery
from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic while supporting business formation
and growth.

It is aimed at new
Hull businesses formed or registered on or after March 11 2020. Most businesses
eligible for support are expected to receive grants of around £2,000, with a
maximum award of £5,000.

The funding can be
used for business

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Hull and East Yorkshire Peer Networks – Free Taster Session

23rd July 2021

Are you an SME based in Hull & East Yorkshire? Find out more about our regional Peer Networks programme at a free one-hour taster session running on Wednesday 11th & 18th August 2021 at 9.30am and 4pm.

Peer Networks is a nationwide scheme established to support, educate and connect SME leaders through free peer-to-peer online networking. Meeting in small groups once a fortnight for twelve weeks, these practical and high-impact sessions will enable you to develop your business skills, put forward your

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What will life after ‘Freedom Day’ look like for employers?

19th July 2021

Subject to a final review,
from 19 July 2021, the following changes will take place in England:

there
will be no requirement to socially distance; face
masks will no longer be mandatory in public places; all
businesses that have been shut will be allowed to open; there
will be no limit on the number of people you can meet; and people

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