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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A smart meter can help you focus on your customers

4th December 2023

Scheduling a meter reading is a small job, but it can be a pain on top of everything elsethat fill your day. Then there’s waiting for an engineer and waiting until they’re finished.

A smart meter eliminates the need for any of this, as gas and electricity readings are sentautomatically to your supplier. This means you can devote more time to impressing yourcustomers with top-notch products and services.

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Starting Your Own Business? Here Are 5 Tips For Getting Started

30th June 2023

This was written for us by Jacob Robinson

Starting your own business is not always a walk in the park. However, there are a range of different ways you can help to make sure your business gets off to the best start. From building your business plan to conducting market research.  To help you navigate your way around starting a new business, look at our five top tips.

Create A Business Plan

Creating a business plan involves several key components. Start with

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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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HEY Export! Case Study: Agencia

17th May 2021

Today we launch our HEY Export! campaign, encouraging businesses across Hull and East Yorkshire of all different types and sizes to find out how exporting could benefit them.

In the first of our export video case studies, we meet DIT Export Champion Helen Gibson, Managing Director of Agencia.

Located in Hessle, East Yorkshire, Agencia delivers transformation and change in areas such as health and social care, justice, policing and security, Agencia works with a range of clients including the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office,

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Opportunity to join the Growth Hub Team in North Lincolnshire

22nd January 2021

The Growth Hub is recruiting! As part of our #GrowMySME –
Business Growth Scheme, we are looking for an experienced and dynamic business
advisor to work with SME businesses in the region’s Visitor Economy. Working
with businesses in the hospitality, leisure, accommodation, arts, cultural and
heritage industries, the post holder will work with SMEs across North and North
East Lincolnshire who are reliant on visitors for income, and help them to
recover from the adverse impacts of Covid-19.

Working for North Lincolnshire Council, the post holder

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Growth Hub Christmas Holiday Closure

24th December 2020

The Growth Hub will be closed for the Christmas and New Year break, and support requests will not be monitored. However, depending on the nature of your enquiry, you will be able to contact the following organisations for help and advice over the Christmas break.

General Business Help, Advice and Guidance

The Business Support Helpline is a government funded provider of basic business information, advice and guidance, which will be open over the Christmas and New Year period. The helpline can

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Job Vacancy

20th March 2020

The Growth Hub is recruiting! Are you someone who enjoys working with small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to support them in their growth? Our delivery partner North Lincolnshire Council are looking for a candidate with experience of assisting business of all sectors and maturity to achieve growth and create new employment opportunities via the provision of 1-2-1 advice, support and guidance. You must be well versed in analysing business plans, identifying barriers to a business’s growth, working with business owners

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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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Business Growth Service To Close

4th February 2016

As part of the November 2015 Spending Review settlement, the government has decided to wind down the national delivery of the Business Growth Service (incorporating GrowthAccelerator and the Manufacturing Advisory Service).

On 26th November 2015 the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) issued a formal instruction to providers of the Business Growth Service:

Not to enter into any further contractual commitments with customers after 23:59 Monday 30 November;

That all contractual commitments should be honoured, as long as all support and related

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