24 April 2020

Businesses in North Lincolnshire continue to benefit from multi-million pound funding

North Lincolnshire Council received more than £30m from the government to support businesses of all sizes across the county with the challenges presented by the Covid-19 outbreak.

More than 1,500 have received vital funding to support their business.

Since the government announced the support measures for businesses, including Small Business Grants and Retail, Leisure and Hospitality grants, more than £20m has been sent to North Lincolnshire businesses.

The funding has provided a lifeline for the business community and has made a huge difference to businesses including Brigg-based creative marketing agency, Knapton Wright.

Rob Jefferson, Director of Marketing at Knapton Wright, said:

"We approached Les Selby from the Humber Business Growth Hub team within hours of the remote working grant scheme being announced. The funding offered by the scheme was vital for us to quickly adapt to remote working through the procurement of additional IT equipment and to unlock new opportunities for the business to operate virtually.

"Les guided us through the application straight away, and by the end of the day it was submitted for approval. The swift turn-around of this application during such a critical time has enabled us not only to maintain operations for our entire team but to help other SMEs across Northern Lincolnshire too, through the delivery of video consultancy and support.

"We'd like to thank Les, Abdi and the rest of the team from the Humber Business Growth Hub for their support to businesses in the creative sector in Lincolnshire and the Humber in the past few years and over the challenging months to come."

Further details on the funding available can be found on the Covid-19 page.