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1 Lincolnshire Research Observatory What support is currently on offer to county businesses? Samantha Harrison Enterprise Growth Manager

2 Lincolnshire Research Observatory What support is currently on offer to county businesses? Lincolnshire Business Economy 24,000 businesses 85% employ 10 or less people Less than 1% have over 200 employees 54% of the workforce are employed in businesses with less than 50 employees

3 Lincolnshire Research Observatory What support is currently on offer to county businesses? Source: Office of National Statistics 25%29%24%22% 21%24% 31%

4 Lincolnshire Research Observatory What support is currently on offer to county businesses? LCC Support Programmes Main Priorities Business support signposting Innovation stimulation Sustainable & renewable technology Digital connectivity Tourism & visitor economy Rural economy Skills & workforce

5 Lincolnshire Research Observatory What support is currently on offer to county businesses? –Start Up –Growing your business –Finance –Employment & Skills –Premises –Events & Training –News & case studies –Local support programmes

6 Lincolnshire Research Observatory What support is currently on offer to county businesses?

7 Lincolnshire Research Observatory What support is currently on offer to county businesses? Funded Programmes Innovation Lincolnshire –free 1 to 1 specialist Innovation adviser support –workshop programme designed to stimulate innovative thinking Sustain Lincolnshire –Resource Efficiency Business Support –sustainable procurement clusters –business to business collaboration –Investment in training & training infrastructure –Helping to bring new resource efficiency products and services to market.

8 Lincolnshire Research Observatory What support is currently on offer to county businesses? Funded Programmes cont…. Onlincolnshire –Business clusters for Arts & Culture/ Digital sectors –1 to 1 technical support –Events & demonstration programme to showcase the use of digital technology –Register for superfast broadband on RDPE –Grants for land-based businesses –Adding value to agricultural, horticultural or forestry products –Improving co-operation and collaboration between businesses to improve efficiency – including infrastructure and equipment investments

9 Lincolnshire Research Observatory What support is currently on offer to county businesses? Future Programmes Growth Investment Programme –Coordinate & facilitate businesses, investors and professionals working together to secure growth investment funds Coastal Business Modernisation ERDF PA 1 & 2 bidding round –resource efficiency & renewable technologies –digital technology support Building a better business

10 Lincolnshire Research Observatory What support is currently on offer to county businesses? National Support Programmes Manufacturing Advisory Service Growth Accelerator UK Trade & Industry Technology Strategy Board

11 Lincolnshire Research Observatory What support is currently on offer to county businesses? Challenges for Lincolnshire Make up of local business landscape (% of SMEs / spread over rural area) Helping businesses understand the offers available from government (BIS/DEFRA) and the private sector Whether the support available suits our main sectors ? Provision for 3 legged gazelles ?


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