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Marketing Humber - at the forefront of Climate Change - The Waterline

25 April 2019, 09:08

In the critical global fight against climate change Marketing Humber and the University of Hull have come together to launch an ambitious new, long-term campaign. The campaign, called The Waterline, is aimed at promoting new economic models that demonstrate how decarbonisation can deliver both environmental sustainability and economic growth.

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Welcoming Year 7 Consultation

27 February 2019, 15:44

The Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire has made considerable strides over the last 18 months, including a very positive Ofsted inspection, launching a pioneering Engineering pre-Apprenticeship Programme and celebrated record results. As such, the ENLUTC are the fastest growing UTC in any town in the country.

Due to this demand, they are looking forward to welcoming their first intake of Year 9 students in September. While preparing for this change, what has become particularly apparent is that there are a large number of parents with children at primary school asking why they had to send their child to a different school for two years for them to start in year 7.

As a result, and because there is a growing need for additional secondary places in North Lincolnshire, the ENLUTC are proposing a change in admissions to allow Year 7 students to join our community from September 2020.

A booklet has been created which outlines in greater detail about why the UTC are making this change and what it would mean, the document and the online questionnaire and consultation is now available through the following link:

www.enlutc.co.uk/welcoming-year-7

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LGV Driver Apprenticeship

7 February 2019, 14:29

The LGV Driver Apprenticeship is coming soon to Modal Training, across 12 months you can learn road safety, procedures and legislation, vehicle safety, route planning, health and safety with the opportunity to practice in a new LGV simulator.

LGV Apprenticeships are a great way to develop you workforce for the future, capitalising upon the latest knowledge and skills. Supply Chain Specialist Large Goods Vehicle Drivers are legally required to obtain their Category C licence during the Apprenticeship in order to drive large goods vehicles.

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Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards 2019

28 January 2019, 14:31

The 2019 Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards is now open for entries. The award entry period will end on 5th March.

The theme for this year’s Gala Presentation and Dinner is "The Greatest Showman" and it will be held at The Baths Hall, Doncaster Road, Scunthorpe on Friday 17th May.

We hope your company will consider entering this year’s Business Awards. They are a marvellous profile raiser and a wonderful opportunity for us all to recognise the hard work and talent we have in our area. Please take part, fill in an online entry form and let's make it a year to remember.

The categories are as follows:

  • The Tilletts Business Woman of the Year Award
  • The GCW Small Business of the Year Award
  • The ABP Business Growth Award
  • The Wilkin Chapman Business Person of the Year
  • International Trade Award
  • The Bridge McFarland New Business Award
  • Franklin College Young Business Person of the Year
  • The North East Lincolnshire Business Development Award
  • North Lincolnshire Business Investment Award
  • The Grimsby Institute Training Excellence Award
  • DFDS Excellence in the Community Award
  • The Pepperells Innovation Award
  • The Forrester Boyd Business Excellence Award
  • The JemBuild Lifetime Achievement Award

For information on availability of Dinner tickets please call the Grimsby office of the Chamber on 01472 342981.

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Siemens looks forward to delivering another major first on the Energy Estuary

6 December 2018, 10:10

The UK’s most efficient gas-fired power station will bring another first to the Energy Estuary for Siemens, 30 years after its first foray on the Humber.

Keadby Two, a £350 million build in North Lincolnshire, was outlined to more than 100 companies keen to support the arrival.

Scheduled for commissioning in 2022, Wesley Tivnen, managing director of the £6 billion engineering giant’s power and gas division, told of his pride at the effort put in to get to the construction phase for the 841MW installation.

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North Lincolnshire’s Economic Growth launched in House of Lords

27 November 2018, 16:30

A post-Brexit Economic Growth Plan for North Lincolnshire is being launched at a special event in London today (Tuesday 27 November 2018).

The event, hosted in the House of Lords by Baroness Redfern and Cllr Rob Waltham, will see fifty local businesses in attendance to support our vision for growing North Lincolnshire’s economy.

Local MPs and Government Ministers have also been invited to support and endorse an ambitious plan for business growth and jobs.

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Help us shape the future of tourism in North Lincolnshire

20 November 2018, 08:30

Visit North Lincolnshire are looking for tourism businesses across our area to come together and work in partnership to make North Lincolnshire the best place to visit.

We want to launch a Tourism Partnership to create a thriving visitor economy, enhance the visitor experience and maximise visitor numbers, increasing spend and the number of overnight stays in our area.

Prior to launching the partnership, the Visit North Lincolnshire team are hosting an engagement event with local tourism businesses at Forest Pines Spa and Golf Resort on Wednesday 28 November from 1.30pm to 5pm.

The engagement event is a chance for businesses to discover more about the proposed Tourism Partnership and have your say on how it develops. At the event, we will look at how we can create better relationships, develop tools and intelligence for managing and growing our visitor economy, and develop the North Lincolnshire brand.

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From apprentice engineer to entrepreneur – James finds cure for debilitating disease

5 November 2018, 09:00

A young North Lincolnshire man has defied the medical profession and found a natural cure for Crohn’s disease, after years of suffering the chronic illness. The entrepreneur has now set up his own business, Henrys Health Hub, to help others and is looking to expand.

James Cook-Coulson (26) first discovered he had the disease after being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, which turned out to be Crohn’s disease. The prognosis was grim – he was offered steroids and immune suppressants and was told if that didn’t work he would have to have his large intestine removed and part of his small intestine and a colostomy bag fitted. He was also told he had a 50 per cent chance of dying. At the time James was just 21 years old.

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Event to attract local businesses, job and training opportunities

10 October 2018, 11:40

North Lincolnshire Council is holding a mid-tender supplier event for companies who have expressed an interest in highways and construction work potentially worth £150m. The event takes place at the Baths Hall on Thursday 11 October 9.30am until 3pm.

Businesses attending should by now have registered an interest to be on the council’s Highways & Construction framework. Those who haven’t yet registered can still do so. They have until 26 October and can register at www.yortender.co.uk.

The value of the jobs range from under £100 to up to £10m. There are new Lots for disabled adaptations and roofing works and renewal of general building work, repairs and maintenance, plus road improvement works.

The drop-in style event will give those that have registered the opportunity to:

  • Check Constructionline status and discuss Constructionline queries with a knowledgeable representative
  • Understand the bidding process
  • Ask questions via an enquiry form

There will also be a short presentation, repeated throughout the event that explains the application process.

Those wishing to attend should reserve their place on Eventbrite. You will need to indicate your preferred presentation time – 10am, 11am or 1pm.

It is expected that the council will, through a competitive bidding process, award the contracts in December 2018 ready to start work from April 2019.

Cllr Rob Waltham, leader, North Lincolnshire Council, said:

This is a great opportunity for local businesses to be in with a chance of securing low, medium or high value contracts to carry out highways and construction work for the council over the next four to six years.

The event on Thursday is for those who have already registered to be on the council’s Construction & Highways framework. Though there is still time to register at www.yortender.co.uk.

With work potentially worth £150m on offer, this is not to be sniffed at and those lucky enough to be awarded one or more contracts will be helping bring local jobs and training opportunities.