The Humber has a collaborative attitude to doing business, with core organisations across the region forging together to help you make the right connections. Whether you have an investment enquiry, are a new or growing business, or perhaps interested in relocating – you’ll find strong support network here, committed to helping you realise your objectives.
|Who||What they do||Website & Contact information|
Acorn Fund is a registered community development finance initiative formed to provide financial support for businesses who are unable to raise finance from traditional sources.
The Business Hive Club has a membership of over 200 businesses. Its members benefit from free business workshops, a monthly network meeting, invitations to business events, a host of resources and exclusive access to their members lounge and meeting rooms at the Business Hive building on Dudley Street, Grimsby.
The Centre for Digital Innovation in Hull helps tech companies grow and big businesses innovate, offering; co-working, tech incubation and corporate innovation.
|CBI (Confederation of British Industry)||
The CBI is the UK's premier business organisation, providing a voice for firms at a regional, national and international level to policymakers.
|CCF (Coastal Communities Fund)||
The CCF provides support for coastal businesses and aims to encourage the economic development of UK coastal communities by awarding funding to create sustainable economic growth and jobs.
|DEFRA (The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)||
Support for agricultural or rural businesses.
|DIT (Department for International Trade)||
DIT works with UK based businesses to ensure their success in international markets through exports.
e-factor is dedicated to supporting local businesses, large and small with quality, professional and meaningful advice and guidance. Whether it is around a specific issue such as HR or Finance, or more general such as business growth or marketing, their qualified and experienced Business Advisors are on hand to help. E-factor also connects businesses with finance and funding opportunities.
|East Riding of Yorkshire Council – Open4Business||
Open4Business is a portal provided by East Riding of Yorkshire Council designed to help businesses locate up to date funding opportunities.
|EEF – The Manufacturer’s Organisation||
Industry body for engineering and manufacturing employers, offering support on employment law, employee relations, health and safety and skills.
Funding 4 Growth; Seafox, Grimsby Institute Group and the Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to provide businesses with access to funding and grants in Grimsby, Hull & The Humber.
|Enterprise Centre – University of Hull||
The Enterprise Centre acts as a central point of access at the University of Hull for activities which will enhance enterprise skills and inspire business start-ups.
FEO is made up of like-minded local entrepreneurs who collectively turn over £3bn each year. FEO is a Community Interest Company (CIC) based in Hull, whose goal is to help build the local economy by creating a private sector renaissance. They help entrepreneurs in Hull & East Yorkshire create wealth and jobs. Through regular events and initiatives, they aim to inform, motivate, educate, inspire and support others.
Finance Yorkshire is a 90 million pound fund which provides businesses across Yorkshire and Humber with funding to start and grow.
|FLAG (Fisheries Local Action Group)||
The purpose of the FLAG is to provide a catalyst and focus for actions to help both the local fishing industry and the communities where they are based. The Holderness coast FLAG’s strategic objective is to increase the contribution that the local fishing industry can make to the sustainable, social and economic regeneration of the East Riding’s coastal communities, which covers the East Riding of Yorkshire coast.
|FSB (Federation of Small Businesses)||
As experts in business, they offer members a wide range of vital business services including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in government. Their core mission is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions.
|Goole Development Trust||
Goole Development Trust (GDT) is social enterprise which helps with the economic, social and environmental regeneration of Goole and the surrounding area. As a not for profit company GDT offers a range of loans for new and existing businesses with all profits being reinvested into the community.
|Greater Lincolnshire LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership)||
The LEP works with Government to improve the economic climate across Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire. The Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub is just one of the services available to help businesses in the area to flourish and grow. And the £9 million Invest and Grow Fund is a rolling infrastructure fund designed to kick start stalled housing and commercial developments.
|Green Port Hull||
The Green Port Hull vision was set up to establish Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire as a world class centre for renewable energy, creating wealth and employment for the region.Through the Regional Growth Fund, significant funding has been secured for skills & employment, business support, and research and development to ensure that local people and business gain maximum benefit from the renewable energy sector. These attributes are the reason that Siemens has chosen Hull as the location to build its world-class offshore wind turbine blade manufacturing, assembly and servicing facilities that form the centrepiece of Green Port Hull.
|Grimsby & Cleethorpes Area Enterprise Agency Ltd||
The Enterprise Agency is BIS registered and a member of the National Enterprise Network. Operating from Grimsby’s premier business centre, The Enterprise Village, the Enterprise Agency offers FREE (unless otherwise stated) and impartial business advice and support.
|GRP (Grimsby Renewables Partnership)||
The GRP is a local group which has formed in order to promote local companies to the rapidly increasing offshore wind activity in the area.
|Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce||
Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce provides its members with a range of business services including training, networking events and promotion.
|Hull 2017 UK City of Culture||
Hull is the UK City of Culture 2017, 365 days of compelling and ambitious world-class events.
|Hull BID (Business Improvement District)||
HullBID is a not for profit organisation that exists to help businesses in the city sustainably grow and progress. Working in partnership with BID member businesses and city centre stakeholders, HullBID creates sustainable initiatives that help make the city centre area a measurably safer, measurably cleaner and measurably busier place to do business.
Bondholders is a diverse and passionate group of 300+ member companies, ranging from entrepreneurial SMEs to global businesses. As an organisation, Bondholders is strategic and driven in its approach and as a powerful voice for the region its coal goal is to influence target audiences to choose the Humber as a place to invest, live, work and do business.
Bondholders supports its members by developing unique marketing materials, PR, communications and events that project developments within the region and support key initiatives.
|Humber LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership)||
The LEP is a partnership of business, education and the four Humber local authorities working together to promote and develop the area surrounding the Humber Estuary and provide strategic economic leadership to create jobs, prosperity and deliver growth. The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) operates two programmes for businesses seeking funding for growth.
|Invest in North Lincolnshire||
Working to attract inward investment and give business support to help the economy of the North Lincolnshire area and boost trade and export, providing land and property searches and grants and funding for businesses. In addition, the North Lincolnshire Business Network (NLBN), established in January 2010 has over 100 members and helps local businesses in North Lincolnshire to generate more business in the area.
|InvestNEL (North East Lincolnshire)||
InvestNEL is the brand under which investment activities are coordinated across North East Lincolnshire. The local authority, North East Lincolnshire Council, and its regeneration and development partner, ENGIE, are committed to enabling the potential for investment and growth.
|IOD (Institute of Directors)||
The IOD is a business organisation for company directors, senior business leaders and entrepreneurs, it is a Professional Institute with members which promotes directors and develops corporate governance.
Sirius is a BIS registered Enterprise Agency, and also a fully accredited Community Development Finance Initiative. Based in Hedon, Sirius offers free advice and business loans for local people setting up a business in the area, or to expand an already successful business in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire.
|Technology Strategy Board||
Support for innovative business ideas.
|THMA (Team Humber Marine Alliance)||
THMA is a membership organisation with 200 companies working in the marine and offshore sectors. THMA provides expert advice, brings companies together to collaborate on joint ventures and supply chain opportunities, lobbies the government and represents members at key UK and European conference and exhibitions. It also hosts and organises numerous events throughout the year, including the rapidly growing Offshore Wind Connections conference.