Business Lincolnshire, which is part of the Greater Lincolnshire LEP, is a fantastic local service available to businesses in the area looking to start up, increase growth or just make their current business processes that little bit more efficient.

This go-to resource offers a huge range of tailored support and advice to eligible local businesses in a range of areas, including business savings, supply chain support, help with new digital technology and grant funding.

Over 600 businesses have received support in the past year, and many have applied for grant funding towards their growth plans.

Samantha Harrison, Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub Manager, said “It’s vital that businesses have the resource and guidance readily available for when they need assistance or expert knowledge for business support. We are proud to be supporting as many local businesses as possible, so that they can contribute to local economy and realise their business goals.”

Among the business that have received support are Amber Care, a domiciliary care provider based in Market Rasen. Business Lincolnshire helped with their business planning and strategies, giving them the confidence they needed to continue their expansion plans.

Co-founder Bronia Johnson said, “One of the things I found most useful from the adviser was developing each stage of the business growth plan and being shown how to integrate a back-up plan.”

The business is now planning to expand its existing services to night-time practices and is continually growing its team.

Businesses in Greater Lincolnshire can get help by filling in a contact form on the website or by emailing to find out the types of support that could be available to them.

Alternatively why not come and find us at the Lincolnshire Business Expo on Wednesday 17th January at the Lincolnshire Showground? The Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub will be on stand E6 while the Greater Lincolnshire LEP will be next door on stand E5.

Support is available thanks to part-funding through the European Regional Development Fund.