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The Greater Lincolnshire LEP is pleased to announce the launch of a Skills Capital Investment Fund to support training providers and boost the local talent pool. The £6.4 million fund has been developed by the Greater Lincolnshire LEP and the Employment and Skills Board using Growth Deal 3 funding. It … Continue reading

A development of 123 new affordable homes in Boston will be officially opened next week thanks to Growth Deal funding provided by the Government and secured through the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). The houses on Broadfield Lane in Boston were built by employee-owned Lincolnshire construction company Lindum for … Continue reading

The Employment and Skills Board, part of the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership, is looking for two new private sector members to bring their knowledge and expertise to support the organisation’s work. The ESB is a business-led board which enables employers to influence how public funding for skills training is … Continue reading

Butlins, Doddington Hall, the National Trust, Lincoln Cathedral, Visit Lincoln and the Lincolnshire Showground are amongst the organisations represented on a new group which aims to boost Greater Lincolnshire’s visitor economy. The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership has brought together 20 public and private sector leaders to sit on its … Continue reading

The health and care sector is one of the top priorities for the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership – which is why the LEP is looking for a health expert to join its board of directors. The LEP is looking for a private or public-sector leader from the Greater Lincolnshire … Continue reading

A new board is being set up to promote the manufacturing sector in Greater Lincolnshire – and the call has gone out for ambassadors from the sector to play their part. The Manufacturing Board is the latest group to be set up by the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership, which … Continue reading

Communities and Local Growth Minister Andrew Percy MP will be in Lincoln today (Thursday 9th March) to view the developments taking shape on and around the University of Lincoln campus. His visit will coincide with the announcement by the Communities Secretary Sajid Javid of almost £30 million of further funding … Continue reading

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid today announced a cash boost of £29.45 million to help Greater Lincolnshire create jobs, support businesses and encourage growth. The latest round of Local Growth Funding (also known as the Growth Deal) provides money for a new Centre for Health Science at the University of Lincoln, … Continue reading

Protecting land and property from flooding and ensuring homes, businesses and amenities have enough water are two challenges being tackled by the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership. The LEP brought together over 70 water professionals, business people and academics at the launch of its new Water Management Plan at the … Continue reading

A plan which sets out how to ensure a sustainable water supply in Greater Lincolnshire while protecting homes, farms and businesses from flooding will be launched in Louth tomorrow (Friday). The Greater Lincolnshire Water Management Plan was given a seal of approval by the Environment Secretary, the Rt Hon Andrea … Continue reading

Could you help shape the future of the visitor economy in Greater Lincolnshire? If you work in the visitor economy and want to help boost its value in Greater Lincolnshire you can apply to be a member of an influential new board. The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership is setting … Continue reading

Do you want to find out more about how apprenticeships could benefit your business? The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership’s Big Debates series turns its attention to apprenticeships next month, when two open discussions will take place in Sleaford and Lincoln. The first will be staged at the New Life … Continue reading

A plan which sets out how to ensure a sustainable water supply in Greater Lincolnshire while protecting homes, farms and businesses from flooding will be launched in Louth later this month. The Greater Lincolnshire Water Management Plan was given a seal of approval by the Environment Secretary, the Rt Hon … Continue reading

The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership has welcomed today’s launch of a major consultation on the Government’s new Industrial Strategy for the UK. Today (Monday) the Prime Minister Theresa May is launching proposals for a modern Industrial Strategy to build on Britain’s strengths and tackle its underlying weaknesses to secure … Continue reading

Do you run a rural business in Greater Lincolnshire? Are you interested in finding out about new funding opportunities? If so you can attend a workshop in Holbeach on Tuesday 24th January being staged by the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership. The European Funding Workshop to Promote Funds to Rural … Continue reading

The question of how to attract young talent into the industry dominated discussions at the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership’s Big Food Debate. Delegates with an interest in agrifood gathered at Grimsby Institute on Friday (25th  November) for the fifth event in the LEP’s Big Debate series looking at the … Continue reading

With Brexit on the horizon, access to European markets, EU farm subsidies and the future of migrant workers are unknown. As a result the food and farming sectors in Greater Lincolnshire face an uncertain future. All those with an interest in the agrifood industry can have their say and hear … Continue reading

A new pot of money has been made available to accelerate new investment opportunities and increase economic activity across Greater Lincolnshire. The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership has announced the launch of a new Feasibility Fund worth £160,000. Businesses and organisations across the public, private and voluntary sectors can apply … Continue reading

Sir John Peace made a passionate case for the Midlands economy and placed the Midlands Engine in a global context, while Steve Smith drew on his experience as a sporting champion to explain how businesses can achieve success. Over 300 business people attended the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership’s annual … Continue reading

Greater Lincolnshire will be promoted as an attractive place to work, live, visit and invest at a special Team Lincolnshire dinner during MIPIM UK on Thursday (20th October). The aim of the dinner at the prestigious Lansdowne Club in Mayfair will be to promote Greater Lincolnshire and to engage with … Continue reading

Interactive exhibits including low-carbon technology and the latest 3D simulators will be among the highlights of LEP Business Live next week. Visitors to the annual Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership summit and networking event on Friday 21st October will be able to admire haulage vehicles decorated with works of art, … Continue reading

Logistics companies in Greater Lincolnshire have the chance to find the skilled workforce they need at a Logistics Skills Show to be held at Sincil Bank stadium in Lincoln this Friday (23rd September). The event is being organised by the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership’s Employment and Skills Board in … Continue reading

  The Environment Secretary, the Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom MP, has praised Greater Lincolnshire for being “ahead of the game” when it comes to planning for future water supplies and reducing flood risk. Speaking on Tuesday 6th September at the House of Commons launch of the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise … Continue reading

The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership launches its Water Management Plan at the House of Commons today (Tuesday 6th September) with support from local MPs and DEFRA, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. The LEP is calling for more investment in infrastructure to allow Greater Lincolnshire’s economy to … Continue reading

With just 613mm of rain per year, the city of Lincoln is drier than Miami, Buenos Aires and Nairobi and receives the same amount of rainfall annually as Cape Town. Yet much of Greater Lincolnshire is low-lying or reclaimed land prone to coastal flooding. Managing these extremes is an important … Continue reading

With the country celebrating Team GB’s gold rush in Rio it seems only appropriate that the keynote speaker at this year’s LEP Business Live event will himself be an Olympic medalist. High jumper Steve Smith will be speaking at LEP Business Live on 21st October about how businesses and public … Continue reading

The theme of this year’s LEP Business Live will be ‘raising the bar’ as businesses and politicians shout louder about what puts the ‘great’ in Greater Lincolnshire.  LEP Business Live is the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership’s annual summit and networking event which will take place this year on Friday … Continue reading

Greater Lincolnshire is the food heartland of the UK, growing 25% of the UK’s vegetables on a quarter of the country’s most productive grade one arable land and home to many major food processing businesses. As such the £2.5 billion Greater Lincolnshire agri-food sector is one of the priority sectors … Continue reading

The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership today publishes an updated version of its strategic plan which sets out its plans and objectives for Greater Lincolnshire. The Strategic Economic Plan was first published in 2014 and has now been refreshed and published on the LEP’s website. The plan forms the core … Continue reading

Business people and members of the public can have their say at a Big Debate about the idea of devolving powers to Greater Lincolnshire. Two events organised by the Greater Lincolnshire LEP next month, in Brigg and Grantham, will allow people from all over Greater Lincolnshire to hear the arguments … Continue reading

The Midlands Engine for Growth could transform the economic landscape of the Midlands region.  Now the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership is inviting people and businesses to have their say on the subject, and on some of the other big issues of the day.  The LEP will stage a series … Continue reading

A campaign truck encouraging businesses to export more will be calling at Lincoln as part of a national tour next month. The University of Lincoln will be hosting the Export Hub roadshow on Monday 4th April as it tours the East Midlands as part of the Exporting is GREAT campaign. … Continue reading

Business and local authority leaders in Greater Lincolnshire are being invited to bid for funds from a £1.8 billion pot to boost growth in the area. The Communities Secretary Greg Clark MP announced yesterday (Tuesday) the third round of Growth Deals and asked England’s 39 Local Enterprise Partnerships to apply … Continue reading

Lincolnshire manufacturers will meet in Gainsborough next week to find out how to seize new business opportunities. Delegates at the second Lincolnshire Manufacturing Conference on Thursday 10th March will hear about the size and scale of supply chain opportunities available, learn how to compete for contracts and find new routes … Continue reading

The Chair of the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership has welcomed the decision announced today giving the go-ahead for work to start on Lincoln’s Eastern Bypass. The Secretary of State for Transport has granted the legal orders required for the Lincoln Eastern Bypass scheme to progress following a public inquiry … Continue reading

  The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership has today launched a call for projects that will deliver transformational change to the Greater Lincolnshire economy. Applicants from the public and private sectors are invited to identify schemes which will form the basis of future LEP bids if more funding comes forward … Continue reading

A major conference in March aims to help Lincolnshire manufacturers to seize new business opportunities. The Greater Lincolnshire manufacturing sector provides jobs for around 39,000 people and is worth £1.8 billion per year to the economy. That’s why Lincolnshire County Council has teamed up with NatWest to stage the second … Continue reading

The Greater Lincolnshire LEP has today (Tuesday) launched a new £300,000 Feasibility Fund that will help to accelerate the delivery of new investment opportunities and significant economic activity across Greater Lincolnshire. Applicants across the public, private and voluntary sectors can apply for grant funding of up to £50,000 towards detailed … Continue reading

The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership has welcomed today’s launch of the Midlands Engine prospectus which aims to boost productivity, attract inward investment, increase connectivity and build a regional tourism offer. Eleven Local Enterprise Partnerships have come together to pool their ambitions in the Midlands Engine Prospectus, which has been … Continue reading

Two well known businessmen have taken up new roles on the board of the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership. Pat Doody from NatWest Bank and Steve Middlebrough from Siemens are the latest to join the board of the private sector led partnership which works to create sustainable economic growth across … Continue reading

The third annual Small Business Saturday event takes place on 5th December and organisers are hoping it will be the best yet. In 2014 a total of 16.5 million people spent £550 million on Small Business Saturday, which emphasises and celebrates the fundamental contribution of small independent businesses on both … Continue reading

When comparing like for like businesses, women-owned firms often outperform those owned by men. But women are more likely to start their business without the right finance or effective networks in place. That’s one reason why the first ever Lincolnshire Women’s Enterprise Day was held near Grantham on Tuesday (17th … Continue reading

The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership is looking for an influential business leader from the food sector to join its board. The successful candidate will act as food sector lead for the LEP. He or she will be a senior figure from the food industry with a strong understanding of … Continue reading

To further cement Lincolnshire’s reputation for agriculture and food production, the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is urging businesses to invest in agri-technology and investigate funding. The call comes as the University of Lincoln has recently created the Lincoln Institute for Agri-food Technology, a collaborative project that brings together … Continue reading

Over 300 delegates and exhibitors attended LEP Business Live at the Lincolnshire Showground today (Friday). Guest speaker Jas Hawker, a former Red Arrows team leader, gave business advice to listeners based on his experience of leading a world-class aerobatics team. He said a team ethic is more important to the … Continue reading

Independent shops, friendly faces and a heritage to be proud of. Brigg has it all, including a nomination as a finalist in the Great British High Street Awards! Now the Brigg Town Business Partnership is urging residents to vote for the town in the nationwide competition, where it is up … Continue reading

Important infrastructure projects in Greater Lincolnshire are becoming a reality thanks to funds secured through the area’s first ever Growth Deal, which was signed a year ago today (21st October). Local Growth Minister Penny Mordaunt MP visited Lincoln on 21st October 2014 to sign the Government’s Growth Deal with the … Continue reading

Women in business are to be celebrated as part of Lincolnshire Women’s Enterprise Day. Taking place on 17th November at Belton Woods, Grantham, the event is being supported by the Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub, part of the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). The Enterprise Day aims to attract over … Continue reading

Business people love a high flyer, so they will look forward to hearing a keynote speech by a former team leader of the Red Arrows at this month’s LEP Business Live. Jas Hawker, who was selected to lead the famous Lincolnshire-based aerobatic team in 2007, has first-hand experience of developing … Continue reading

A multi-million pound technology centre is one step closer to completion as demolition starts at the site on Wednesday this week. Several former Ruston Bucyrus warehouses are set to be torn down as work starts on the Boole Technology Centre, which forms part of the wider Lincoln Science and Innovation … Continue reading

Tourism businesses in Greater Lincolnshire are being urged to bid for money from a European fund which aims to support growth in the visitor economy. Grants of up to €200,000 (approximately £140,000) are available from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) for investments in new or improved products … Continue reading

The EPIC Centre on the Lincolnshire Showground will host an unmissable event for Greater Lincolnshire businesses next month. LEP Business Live will take place on Friday 23rd October 2015 from 9am and will feature exhibitors, guest speakers,  round table events and business networking. The event is staged by the Greater Lincolnshire … Continue reading

The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership is looking for a business leader from the manufacturing sector to join its board. The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of and contacts in Greater Lincolnshire and will lead on the LEP’s Manufacturing Sector Plan. The role is voluntary and will involve around … Continue reading

Greater Lincolnshire has been awarded £93.1 million to help create jobs and boost skills. Earlier today, Local Growth and Northern Powerhouse Minister James Wharton announced the share Greater Lincolnshire will receive from the 2014 to 2020 round of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the European Social Fund. The … Continue reading

The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership aims to bid for one of the new Enterprise Zones which have been announced by the Government. Councils and businesses are being urged to work with the LEP to bring forward plans for a new Enterprise Zone to join the network of 24 zones … Continue reading

More than 10,000 new jobs are set to be added to the UK’s growing food and farming industry as a network of new food hubs takes shape across England, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss has announced. Of the 17 government-backed Food Enterprise Zones (FEZs) three are in Lincolnshire. They will help … Continue reading

Businesses across Greater Lincolnshire are being invited to contribute their opinions on the state of the road and rail networks across the Midlands as part of a major research study being carried out by Midlands Connect. A new initiative supported by the region’s Local Enterprise Partnerships, Midlands Connect aims to … Continue reading

Two events held last week placed Greater Lincolnshire firmly at the forefront of agri-tech, the new wave of farming innovations which are shaping the future of the industry. Cereals 2015, which attracted 24,500 visitors to Boothby Graffoe outside Lincoln on 10th and 11th June, showcased many of the Greater Lincolnshire … Continue reading

Effective management of our water resources is vital for the future growth of the economy of Lincolnshire, according to the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership. To work towards an effective water management plan the LEP is to stage the first of a series of water for growth workshops on Tuesday 9th … Continue reading

New grants are being made available to encourage low carbon schemes, broadband internet improvements and capital investments in the agri-food sector in Greater Lincolnshire. The government has just launched the first calls for the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) Growth Programme 2014-2020 which includes: • European Regional Development Fund … Continue reading

Farmers in Greater Lincolnshire can now apply for new grants to help them protect the environment and reduce water pollution. Environment Minister Dan Rogerson has announced that Natural England will be accepting applications for Water Capital Grants from 2nd March 2015. Providing £10 million worth of government funding to the farm … Continue reading

The Greater Lincolnshire LEP is delighted to announce that three projects in  Greater Lincolnshire have been successful in attracting funding to support pilot schemes for developing Food Enterprise Zones. The three schemes focus on Europarc in North East Lincolnshire along with two areas in Lincolnshire with strong agri-food development potential … Continue reading

Further education colleges and third-sector organisations are being invited to become members of the new Greater Lincolnshire LEP company. The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership became a company limited by guarantee in September last year. Now the LEP is approaching organisations and businesses across Greater Lincolnshire to apply for membership … Continue reading

The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership has secured a further £14.8 million for major developments in the latest round of Growth Deals announced by the Government today (Thursday). The additional funding is more good news for the area’s economy and brings the total allocated to Greater Lincolnshire under Growth Deals … Continue reading

The Farming Minister George Eustice MP will be visiting Holbeach on Thursday (15th January) to launch a new body which will champion the area’s food producers. The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership has created a Food Board made up of senior figures from food and farming which will be officially launched … Continue reading

The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership is seeking new members for its Employment and Skills Board. Business leaders and specialists are needed to join the board that was created in 2009 to provide a link between local economic development needs and strategic planning. The board aims to boost economic growth … Continue reading

Can you access finance to enable your business to grow? That’s the question being asked by the Local Enterprise Partnerships in the East Midlands and South East Midlands, who are are conducting an online survey of businesses in the region. The survey aims to find out to what extent businesses … Continue reading

The leader of an international company in the agricultural technology sector has been appointed to the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership board. Ian Munnery has been recruited to help drive forward the work of the LEP, a private sector-led organisation which works to create sustainable economic growth in Greater Lincolnshire. … Continue reading

A new web portal is to be launched to help businesses in Greater Lincolnshire use digital technology to grow. The Growing through Technology in Lincolnshire online project will provide factsheets, how-to guides and videos to encourage firms to get online and grow their business through digital technology. E-learning courses will … Continue reading

With Export Week about to kick off (10th to 14th November) East Midlands export chief Ian Harrison has called on Greater Lincolnshire businesses to seek help from UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) to realise their export potential. He made the call as new research revealed the top three barriers preventing … Continue reading

More than 300 delegates and exhibitors attended LEP Business Live on Friday 24th October, which featured the Business Live exhibition and the annual summit of the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). The event took place at the EPIC Centre, Lincolnshire Showground, where the guest speaker was Simon Calver, former CEO … Continue reading

Businesses, charities and voluntary organisations are being asked to come forward to help support an emerging plan to improve the health and care sector in Greater Lincolnshire. The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)  will launch its Health and Care Plan on Friday 24th October and is looking for private and third-sector partners … Continue reading

The man who built the DVD rental company LoveFilm and sold it to Amazon for an estimated £200m will deliver the keynote speech at LEP Business Live later this month. Simon Calver, who took over as CEO of Mothercare after the sale of LoveFilm, will pass on entrepreneurial, strategic and … Continue reading

The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership is looking for partners to join a new committee responsible for delivering a vital European funding strategy. The European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF) Committee will be responsible for the development and delivery of the £123m Greater Lincolnshire European Structural and Investment Fund Strategy. One … Continue reading

Manufacturers and engineers will be able to get to get close to BLOODHOUND SSC, a supersonic jet and rocket-powered car designed to travel at 1,000mph, at a manufacturing conference in Sleaford next month. Delegates will also hear a talk by Neil Corner, who was made Managing Director of Siemens in Lincoln this week. … Continue reading

Nearly two-thirds of Greater Lincolnshire businesses reported improved performance over the past year, and almost three-quarters expect their business to grow in the next 12 months. Those signs of optimism are the highlights of a major survey of employers in the area conducted on behalf of the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise … Continue reading

The Greater Lincolnshire economy is growing and tangible projects are now being delivered thanks to funding which has been secured by the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership. These successes will be celebrated at an essential business event being organised by the LEP next month. LEP Business Live on Friday 24th … Continue reading

An essential event for Greater Lincolnshire businesses will take place at the Lincolnshire Showground in October. LEP Business Live will bring together two events in one: last year’s successful Business Live event and the annual summit of the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). The free event will take place at the … Continue reading

Fourteen overseas businesses have decided to invest in Greater Lincolnshire in the past year, creating more than 1,800 new jobs for the area. Inward investment has been secured from all over the globe, including Brazil, China, the United States, Norway and Japan, and covers sectors such as electronics, pharmaceuticals, agriculture … Continue reading

The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has welcomed today’s announcement of a £40 million funding boost for Greater Lincolnshire – with a further £27.5m earmarked for the future. The Government’s Growth Deal, which the LEP and its partners have been negotiating for nine months, will give Greater Lincolnshire new … Continue reading

Businesses in Greater Lincolnshire can bid for a share of £200 million following the launch of round six of the Regional Growth Fund (RGF) yesterday. The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is urging firms to apply for the latest round of the fund which supports projects that use private sector investment … Continue reading

A business leader from the food sector in North East Lincolnshire is needed to join the board of the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership. A vacancy has arisen on the board of the LEP, which has just published a plan which aims to double the contribution of the agri-food sector … Continue reading

The food and farming sector in Greater Lincolnshire will double its contribution to the economy by 2030 by investing in skills, knowledge and production capacity. That’s the ambitious target set out in a new plan for the region’s agri-food sector which has now been published by the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise … Continue reading

Businesses are being asked to take part in a survey which will provide an in-depth insight into business activity in Greater Lincolnshire. The Employer Survey has been commissioned by the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to help provide a database of information about businesses operating in Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire, … Continue reading

The Greater Lincolnshire LEP has officially put forward an ambitious bid for £50 million of funding from central Government after submitting its Growth Plan. The plan focuses on supporting the area’s most important employment sectors: agri-food, manufacturing, tourism, care, low carbon, and ports and distribution. The plan has highlighted twelve … Continue reading

The CEO of a housing association group has taken a role on the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership board. Andy Orrey, 52, is at the head of the Ongo Partnership, which was set up by North Lincolnshire Homes to look for new business opportunities while also creating new initiatives to … Continue reading

The UK Government’s team tasked with boosting business is to visit key sites in Lincolnshire as part of work to encourage inward investment in the food sector. Food sector specialists from UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) across the country will be given a tour of major food producer QV Foods’ … Continue reading

The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) says it needs a “strong business leader” from North Lincolnshire to fill a vacancy on its board. The LEP is looking for a new board member from the private sector to help the organisation drive forward its plans for growth, which include adding … Continue reading

                                                      Rural businesses in Greater Lincolnshire will benefit from nearly £9 million of funding thanks to the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). The … Continue reading

The manager of the Greater Lincolnshire LEP has spoken about the benefits of doing business in the area at a major engineering show. Thousands of industry specialists attended the Advanced Engineering Show at the NEC where Ruth Carver presented a talk which highlighted what Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire and North East … Continue reading

The first phase of the Greater Lincolnshire LEP’s plans to bid for a share of £2 billion has been outlined at its second annual Business Summit. Around 160 people have today (Friday 8th November) heard details of the plan, which will determine the share of funding given to the LEP … Continue reading

An infrastructure loan scheme run by the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership has made its first award of £2.9 million to support a major development in Mablethorpe. The money is from the organisation’s £9 million Invest and Grow Fund and has been loaned to Lindum Group for its multi-million pound … Continue reading

Anyone with a new and innovative idea can turn it into a reality, visitors to the first ever Business Live event have been told. Delegates at the show were given an inspiring talk by Dragons’ Den entrepreneur Andy Harsley, who shared tips on how to access funding and support, develop … Continue reading

The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is urging businesses to bid for the latest round of Government funding to be released from a £3.2 billion pot. From today (11th October) businesses can make a bid in Round 5 of the Regional Growth Fund (RGF), which supports projects and programmes … Continue reading

Visitors to the first ever Business Live show can hear from experts on investment, boosting skills in the workplace and funding opportunities thanks to dedicated industry zones.  The show, being organised by the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Lincolnshire Media, will focus on property, finance, energy, digital, skills … Continue reading

An entrepreneur who wowed the judges on Dragon’s Den with an idea for an innovative new product will talk at the first ever Business Live event. Inventor and businessman Andy Harsley, who developed the Rapstrap plastic fastening strip and successfully sold half of his company for £150,000 to Dragons James … Continue reading

Coastal towns in Greater Lincolnshire are set for a funding boost after the Government announced a five per cent increase to the Coastal Communities Fund today (Friday). The fund, which was launched in 2012 to help seaside towns and villages across the UK achieve their economic potential, reduce unemployment and … Continue reading

Lincolnshire County Councillor Colin Davie has joined the board of the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership. Councillor Davie has been recruited to help drive forward the work of the LEP, an organisation led by the private sector which aims to improve conditions for business in the Greater Lincolnshire area. “We’re … Continue reading

A business event which will bring the county’s major industries together for a single show will be launched in Greater Lincolnshire this October.   Lincolnshire Media, in partnership with the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), is putting on the free Business Live event in a bid to put the … Continue reading

The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership will launch its plan growth at its second annual Business Summit on 8th November. The free summit at the DoubleTree by Hilton Lincoln, will give businesses across Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire and North-East Lincolnshire the chance to find out how the LEP intends to use … Continue reading

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