Funding available to support investments in life sciences manufacturing projects in the UK

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The Life Sciences Innovative Manufacturing Fund (LSIMF) is part of the Global Britain Investment Fund, of which £354 million will support life sciences manufacturing. The LSIMF will provide £60 million in capital grants for investment in the manufacture of: human medicines (drug substance and drug product) medical diagnostics MedTech products   For further information

Opportunities for SMEs to innovate with the University of Sunderland

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The University of Sunderland are looking for businesses to apply for 24 months part-funded innovation projects to help accelerate business growth. Knowledge Transfer Partnership at the University of Sunderland is a 3-way dynamic partnership between an academic, a full time associate and a business to create and deliver a highly innovative, challenging project with a […]

4,500 jobs created through Plans for £200m Tees airport business park

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Plans have been unveiled for a £200m business park set to be established on the Southside of Teesside International Airport. The plans on the land, comprising 270 acres, could create thousands of jobs for the area and will be made up of logistics, distribution, and industrial buildings, with direct access from the A67. The first phase, […]

2022 ‘The year of construction’

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After “years of preparation” on the old British Steel site at Redcar, and on other projects, plans are finally coming to fruition. With work to reclaim the land on the steelworks site on track for summer completion, building work will begin within months. Ben Houchen, Tees Valley Mayor has also set out plans for other […]

A B Ports signs £100m agreement with ferry giant Stena Line

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Ferry company Stena Line has entered a £100m 50 year agreement with Associated British Ports (ABP) to jointly develop a new freight terminal at the Port of Immingham. Stena Line currently runs 18 routes with 37 vessels operating between 13 countries across Northern Europe. 2021 has seen Stena Line’s North Sea routes moving record levels […]

Scotch Corner Designer Village on Track to Open 2023

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Scotch Corner Designer Village is due to open in Autumn 2023, Scotch Corner Richmond LLP as confirmed. Work will commence shortly to install the new electrical infrastructure to provide power to the shops, hospitality facilities and vehicle charging points. It has been confirmed that more retailers and leisure businesses have been secured and that it […]

Further £1 Billion to Support Businesses Announced

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An additional £1 billion has been pledged by UK Government to support those businesses most impacted by the Omicron variant. The package includes: A one-off grant for businesses in the hospitality and leisure sectors in England. Grants will be up to £6,000 per premises and will be administered by local authorities. Over £100 million will […]

Keep Your Business Moving from January 2022

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Businesses importing or exporting goods between the EU and Great Britain need to prepare for a number of changes from 1 January 2022. These changes include: import control changes, rules of origin, pre-notifying imports and changes for UK hauliers. The Import control changes require businesses to complete customs declarations on imports from the EU to […]

Two New Government Backed Business Support Schemes Announced

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Two new schemes have been launched to support businesses to learn new skills, reach more customers and boost profits. Help to Grow: Management Course provides 1:1 support from a business mentor and access to an alumni network. The 12-week course is provided through a combination of online sessions and face-to-face learning. The programme is 90% funded […]

Equinor awards contracts for its H2H Saltend hydrogen plant project

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Equinor has announced that Pre-FEED (Front End Engineering and Design) study contracts have been awarded to develop 600 megawatt H2H Saltend low carbon hydrogen production plant, one of the world’s first at-scale facilities to produce hydrogen from natural gas in combination with carbon capture and storage. The study will also be used to support the […]