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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.

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

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

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.

Business unit plans submitted to transform Sawcliffe Industrial Estate

24 September 2018, 16:00

Goodwin & Tucker Ltd via its principle contractor Evergreen Group UK ltd has submitted a planning application that, if approved, would see an 8.5 acre site on Sawcliffe Industrial site in Scunthorpe transformed to open up opportunities for businesses.

The company plans to develop the industrial estate by creating commercial space that is affordable, functional and makes a bold design statement.

The Cartwright Group announces expansion plans in North Lincolnshire

24 September 2018, 15:00

One of the UK’s leading trailer, commercial vehicle body and conversion manufacturers, the Cartwright Group, has announced the acquisition of a 26 acre site in North Lincolnshire to create a new flagship base for Cartwright Conversions Ltd (Conversions).

Led by Group MD, Mark Cartwright, the Cartwright Group currently build trailers and commercial vehicle bodies at its 38 acre site in Altrincham and Cartwright Conversions operates from Doncaster. The Group which includes Cartwright Rentals, Cartwright Fleet Services and Cartwright Finance has increased turnover from £89m to £150m over the last 4 years and predicts almost £170m in 2018/19.

Opportunity to bid for Council contracts potentially worth £150m

21 September 2018, 11:00

Businesses of all shapes and sizes are being given the opportunity to bid for various construction and highways contracts for North Lincolnshire Council work - potentially worth in total £150m over six years.

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Could you be part of supply chain for potential £80m solar farm investment?

12 September 2018, 15:00

INRG Solar are looking for local businesses to supply services as part of the supply chain for a potential major new solar energy development in North Lincolnshire.

Subject to planning approval, the planned £80m investment could create 150 jobs during the construction of a new solar farm on private land near Santon on the outskirts of Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire.

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Research your China potential without leaving your desk

12 September 2018, 10:00

We are all aware that there is massive potential for UK companies to do business with China. Are you interested but unsure how well-suited your products or services are to the Chinese market? The Department for International Trade will try to establish this for you and offer to do some initial research on your behalf, but you will need to act quickly!

If you would like to take part, all you need to do at this stage is submit your current electronic sales material by Friday 14 September 2018 and we will take it from there.

Submission Form

Public engagement – Draft North Lincolnshire Prosperity Plans

18 July 2018, 15:00

Have your say on the vision and priorities identified for growth and prosperity in #northlincs over the next five years to 2023. Over the next 20 years, we want to increase prosperity in North Lincolnshire by supporting and enabling economic and housing growth, increasing visitor numbers, investing in infrastructure, and enabling a highly skilled workforce.

Closing date for comments is 21 September 2018.

Opportunity to open your own live escape rooms

6 July 2018, 08:05

Enigma, a family owned and run live escape business, is looking for a franchisees to join the family.

Escape the room games may have started life as a Japanese craze, but have since proved hugely popular as an offbeat activity in the UK. And this year, Enigma Rooms plan to unlock an opportunity in Scunthorpe.

If you'd like to be part of the UK’s fastest growing recognisable escape brands contact Nick at: