Businesses in Grimsby and Scunthorpe to benefit from £300,000 of support

Businesses in Grimsby and Scunthorpe to benefit from £300,000 of support

Businesses in Grimsby and Scunthorpe in the manufacturing, logistics and engineering industries have been offered a package of business support and funding worth over £300,000.

The University of Lincoln has launched the Productivity HUBs programme, targeted towards micro, small and medium-sized businesses which are looking to grow.

The programme is being funded by the European Regional Development Fund, and will run until June 2023.

Businesses in the selected industries can choose from 12 hours of free business support and an accelerator programme for logistics and transport businesses in Grimsby, and advanced engineering and manufacturing businesses in Scunthorpe.

The first eight-week, part-time programme will begin in Scunthorpe in June, with nine further programmes planned from September this year onwards.

Boston is also included in the three towns set to benefit from the funding.

Each of the ten programmes will run from one of three HUBs: E-Factor at the Enterprise Village in Grimsby, the North Lincolnshire University campus in Scunthorpe and a location in Boston which is yet to be confirmed.

Businesses in Grimsby and Scunthorpe will also be able to apply for a seed fund grant of up to £10,000 to help grow the business.

Rebecca Webster, the programme lead, said: “Part of the university’s remit is to drive productivity and growth in Greater Lincolnshire, and we believe that there are real growth opportunities in these three towns, in particular in the logistics and manufacturing sectors.

“The Business Accelerator programme is there to support ambitious entrepreneurs in these sectors that are looking to accelerate the growth of their businesses.

“Our Business Development programme on the other hand is designed to help any SME in any sector in Boston, Grimsby and Scunthorpe, including start-ups, that are looking to grow and to increase productivity and profitability.”

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