New support service to help Lincolnshire businesses grow

A new one-stop advice-shop for businesses seeking support has launched to help increase competitiveness and growth within the county.

The Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub, created by Greater Lincolnshire LEP and Lincolnshire County Council, will provide a single access point to a package of information, diagnostics, advisory support and business development programmes.

Businesses will also be able to receive a growth diagnostic and free impartial advice from dedicated business growth and skills advisors, helping formulate and implement growth plans.

The service has been created to complement the online information portal, which provides information for all business sectors, providing access to local, regional and national business information as well as the ability to search for grant schemes, events and networking opportunities.

Councillor Colin Davie, Economic Development Portfolio Holder and LEP Board Member said: “One of the main aims of the Growth Hub is to provide a `front door’ for business support.

“This project will stimulate growth and job creation and improve the local economy. By providing free support to local businesses with the help of experienced advisers, we can achieve great results and create a thriving business community.”

Noreen Read, Lead Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub Adviser, added: “I am extremely excited to be part of such an innovative project. Our team of dedicated local advisers collectively have over 50 years of experience helping Lincolnshire businesses expand. With our expertise, impartiality and the Growth Hub connections we can help local businesses with the support they need.”