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Catch up on the latest business news from around North Lincolnshire.


Delivering Careers Hubs at centre of Careers Strategy implementation

11 April 2018, 16:16

Following a further period of consultation with key organisations and individuals we have today released our Implementation Plan in response to the government’s Careers Strategy.

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Transport investment boost

6 April 2018, 14:09

Improved transport links that will benefit North Lincolnshire were pledged as part of a new era of investment at a major launch today.

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Businesses join forces to create a strong voice

6 April 2018, 14:07

The Regional Director of the CBI had a message for businesses and North Lincolnshire leaders: Keep shouting loudly about the opportunities this region offers.

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Bid for your share of £25 million

23 February 2018, 15:20

Innovative businesses in North Lincolnshire have been encouraged to bid for a share of a multi-million pound Government funding pot.

The Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, Cllr Rob Waltham, highlighted the £15-million being made available through Innovate UK to develop novel products and services.

Businesses can also apply for a share of a further £10-million for work on projects with graduates.

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Major construction and highways contracts up for grabs

22 February 2018, 16:15

Firms hoping to win major construction and highways contracts with North Lincolnshire Council have been invited to a key event.

A supplier event day will be held on 22 March as the authority begins the process of procuring the next generation construction and highways framework.

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Businesses get on board the North Lincolnshire Ambassador programme

13 December 2017, 15:00

More than 100 businesses have accepted an invitation to the launch of a North Lincolnshire Ambassador programme early in the New Year – and more are welcome.

The event, at Forest Pines on Thursday, 18th January, at 7.30am, has been organised by The North Lincolnshire Place Marketing Board, which includes representatives from the construction sector, professional services, retail, advertising and heavy-industry as well as North Lincolnshire Council.

Its focus is to promote the region and help attract greater inward investment.

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Prime Land Up for Grabs

11 December 2017, 08:00

Normanby Enterprise Park (NEP) offers the opportunity of large-scale commercial space with the release of the remaining 60+ acre site (NEP 7) by North Lincolnshire Council. NEP is one of the few remaining brownfield sites of this size in the region with favourable land prices in such close proximity and easy access to the motorway network, ports and airports.

Occupying over 95 acres on the northern edge of Scunthorpe, Normanby Enterprise Park has capacity remaining for over 2,000,000 sq.ft. (18,5806 sq.m.) of high quality business space for use as offices, manufacturing and distribution. This remaining land comprises plots ranging in size from 2.88 – 60.88 acres with NEP 7 being the largest.

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How North Lincolnshire could benefit from Heathrow Airport expansion

4 October 2017, 15:16

British steel from Scunthorpe could be used in the expansion of Heathrow Airport.

Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, Rob Waltham, has met with Heathrow Airport public affairs manager Sophie Carter to discuss how the planned expansion of Heathrow can benefit North Lincolnshire.

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What do you think about Scunthorpe’s bus network?

19 September 2017, 17:30

North Lincolnshire Council is encouraging bus users in Scunthorpe to share their views on the bus network to find out if it takes them where they need to be and meets their needs.

Do you think changes need to be made to the bus network? Would you like the current service to stay as it is? Let us know what you think. Whether you use buses in Scunthorpe on a daily basis or infrequently, we want to hear your views. Your comments will help shape the future bus network for Scunthorpe. To have your say on the bus network in Scunthorpe you can:

  • Complete the online form at www.northlincs.gov.uk/current-consultations
  • Pick up a paper copy from Scunthorpe Bus Station, Scunthorpe Community Wellbeing Hub, Shopmobility office and Hornsby's office in Ashby from Monday 25 September
  • Email your comments to public.transport@northlincs.gov.uk
  • The consultation will run from Wednesday 20 September until Wednesday 1 November 2017. If you have any queries about the consultation, contact the Public Transport Team on 01724 297460.

Grade II listed Civic Centre seeks alternative use as town centre plans get underway

15 September 2017, 17:30

As part of North Lincolnshire Council’s transformation plans, to change the way it works and create a more flexible workspace for staff, the council is looking to find an alternative use for the Grade II listed Civic Centre in Scunthorpe. Lambert Smith Hampton, a Lincoln based office of national property consultancy is working on the council’s behalf to find an alternative use for the building.

The move to Church Square House will bring council employees into the heart of Scunthorpe. This ties in with the council’s ambitious plans to increase productivity, business performance, staff morale and staff engagement, which in turn will lead to the retention of a high performing workforce. The council is changing its workspace to be flexible, accessible and support agile way working. This will support different ways of working for the many different types of work the council does to support people and communities.

The council expects to use fewer buildings and use them more effectively – enabling better outcomes for people. The council recently announced plans to transform the town centre – part of a £60m regeneration scheme. The plans include moving employees to Church Square in Scunthorpe, next to the site of the new £5m Ongo Headquarters, where work is underway. A new University Centre, revamped library and lots more are also planned.