Free 'one-stop shop’ to help businesses thrive is coming to Grimsby Town Hall

Grimsby Town Hall on a cold winter's morning
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Local businesses are invited to a free drop-in session next month to find out more about investment opportunities and support available across North East Lincolnshire.

The session has been organised by the InvestNEL team, based at the council, who work to provide information and guidance to businesses across the borough. InvestNEL is a one-stop shop for anyone looking to invest, develop or grow their enterprise in the region.

The drop-in will be held on Friday, June 14, from 9am to 11.30am, at Grimsby Town Hall. Cllr Philip Jackson, leader of the council, said: “North East Lincolnshire is a fantastic place to do business and there are many shining examples of businesses growing and investing here.

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"This summer, we’ve also joined forces with local businesses and organisations to launch a major new drive to show people from around the UK the many benefits of living and working in our borough – the ‘Find your space’ campaign.”

In attendance at the drop-in session will be:

  • InvestNEL and business support organisations based in North East Lincolnshire (e-factor, InvestmentHub and the 2025 Group) will be on hand to talk about the growth and business opportunities available in the area, as well as available support for businesses

  • The council’s procurement team will be there to advise on how to do business with the council and what opportunities are available

  • You can also talk with the skills and employment lead, who can support businesses who are interested in understanding more about training opportunities and how to use the apprenticeship levy.

Aerial view, Port of Grimsby
Aerial view, Port of Grimsby -Credit:North East Lincolnshire Council

To book your free place, visit EventBrite or, if you are unable to attend the session, you can visit the new-look InvestNEL website and explore the range of resources and opportunities available. You can also register your interest and sign up for the InvestNEL newsletter to receive regular updates and news – either through the website, or by clicking here.

Established in 2013, the InvestNEL website supports the promotion of North East Lincolnshire as a great place to do business and to highlight the range of support that businesses in the region can tap into. It offers insight into the region’s key employment sectors, regeneration projects, available business support, grants, and funding opportunities - plus, InvestNEL can help you find the right site or premises for your business, whether you are looking for office space, industrial units, or development land.

Maggie Johnson, head of economy and funding at the council, said: “Within the regeneration team at North East Lincolnshire Council our dedicated staff are at hand to support the local economy and help businesses prosper within our region. I would encourage all businesses to look at the website and reach out to our team to discuss the support available.

“We engage with local businesses all year round and it is through these conversations we can better understand the needs of the local business community.”