Greater Lincolnshire has a strong and vibrant small business community.

With around 44,000 (i) small and medium enterprises (SMEs), we recognise the large contribution that small businesses make to the local economy.  Our priority is to ensure that our SME community flourishes, creating more employment opportunities.

We will do this by:

  • creating the right conditions for business growth
  • providing the right information to our businesses so that they can take strategic decisions based on sound, impartial advice
  • improving access to finance and the ability to attract growth finance 

To access free impartial information and advice about starting or growing a business please visit our dedicated business support service the Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub.

The website includes information on a range of topics including how to access finance, resource efficiency, supply chain development, employing and training your staff, and dates of local business events and seminars.  

It is THE place to go for the most up to date information on what support is available to help you grow your business. Visit

Unless otherwise stated, all employment data is either BRES (Business Register and Employer Survey), ONS 2014, or is calculated using BRES + Cambridge Econometrics Local Economic Forecasting Model (LEFM) 2014. ​GVA is based on ONS Gross Value Added data 2014, or ONS GVA + LEFM unless otherwise stated. 
(i) Local Business Units, UK Business Counts, Interdepartmental Business Register, ONS, 2015