Humber LEP Newsletter - January 2017

We welcome the new year in with added investment, after the Humber LEP and its partners secured a third investment of Growth Deal funding from the Local Government Fund.

The Humber LEP can also boast the appointment of a new ‘Small Business Champion’ alongside a number of events, including a Parliamentary Reception at Westminster.



Northern Powerhouse minister, Andrew Percy announces third Growth Deal in Hull

From left: Cllr. Stephen Brady, Andrew Percy, Lord Haskins and Cllr. John Farehan.

Northern Powerhouse minister, Andrew Percy, visited Hull today to announce the third instalment of Growth Deal Funding secured by the Humber LEP.

Lord Haskins, Chair of the Humber LEP, and Councillor Stephen Brady, Leader of Hull City Council and LEP Board member, were in attendance for the announcement on Scale Lane Bridge, Hull.

The minister saw how the funding will be used to enable new commercial and residential development and improve flood defences along the River Hull.  He also heard about how

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Humber LEP secures third Growth Deal investment

The Humber LEP has secured an investment of £27.9m for the area from the Government’s Local Growth Fund through a third Growth Deal, the Government announced today.

The funding will support a total of eight projects across the region, including city and town centre developments, enterprise zone sites and grants for businesses.  Funding will also go to developing skills and training facilities, and for improving flood defences.

The projects were selected by the LEP through an open competitive process, and were prioritised

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Humber LEP appoints new Small Business Champion

The Humber LEP is pleased to announce the appointment of current Board member, Graham Cross, as its new Small Business Champion.

Graham has sat on the Humber LEP’s Board since May 2015, as a representative of the Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce.

The role of Small Business Champion is to represent small businesses on the Humber LEP Board, and ensure that their needs are considered in the decision making of the LEP.

Graham is the founder and Managing Director of GXD Logistics

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Humber LEP host Parliamentary Reception at Westminster on 31st January

The Humber LEP is hosting a Parliamentary Reception on 31st January, in partnership with Humber business organisations including Bondholders, Team Humber Marine Alliance (THMA) and the Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce.

The event, sponsored by Martin Vickers MP, aims to bring together political leaders and investors from the Humber region with national Government and influencers from across the Northern Powerhouse to celebrate the Humber’s success in attracting more that £1bn private sector investment and to explore the region’s contribution to

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Potential skills capital projects sought

The Humber LEP’s Employment & Skills Board has decided to open a call for further skills capital projects to join the LEP’s project pipeline.  The LEP is currently seeking Expressions of Interest from potential projects.  Further information is available on the skills capital project pipeline page.

Responses are invited to the call by 4pm on Monday 13th February 2017.

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