Through a memorandum of understanding with the Department for International Trade (DIT), the LEP’s Growth Team supports all foreign-owned businesses in Greater Lincolnshire to help them grow. 

If yours is a foreign-owned business – that is, a company with a minimum of 10 per cent foreign investment – you are entitled to our free service. Our account manager will visit you and talk you through the support package we have on offer, which includes skills and recruitment advice, information for businesses expanding or relocating, potential sites and premises, networking opportunities and funding to name but a few.

The Growth team works closely with DIT and the district councils to offer a support toolkit that includes international, national, regional and local advice and information. With the assistance of DIT we can also offer sector specialists, including experts on R&D and exporting, as well as advice and assistance on visas, immigration, finance, tax, market intelligence and much more.

We currently have a strong relationship with over 50 foreign-owned businesses in Greater Lincolnshire and have helped them with expansions, relocations, upskilling their workforce, R&D opportunities and investments into new markets.

If you work in a foreign-owned business and would like to hear more about what the Greater Lincolnshire LEP’s Growth Team can offer your business, please get in touch with Karen Seal, Senior Growth Officer, by calling 01522 552812 or emailing