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QES Quarter 1 now open

QES Quarter 1 is now open and is asking for your thoughts as a Lincolnshire business. Your responses will feed into data that will impact on Government policies and the economic recovery. Share your thoughts and take the survey today.

Support for distributing and reaching your target market

The next Unmissable North Kesteven workshop will help you identify and reach new target markets, improving the delivery of your experience or activity. This session will take place at the New Life Conference Centre in Sleaford on 28th Feb, from 1pm-4pm. You can reserve your free spot on Destination Lincolnshire’s Eventbrite page.

Unmissable North Kesteven is a tourism programme being delivered to support businesses across North Kesteven, to develop new bookable visitor experiences. This project is funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, delivered by Unmissable England in partnership with Destination Lincolnshire and the Council.

How the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence can help your B&B business

VisitEngland are holding a free webinar for small accommodation businesses, explaining the benefits of participating in the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence. Key topics that will be covered include:
  • How the local/regional/national system works
  • Which categories owners can apply to
  • The benefits of applying – examples of past winners
  • Top tips on making the best application
The webinar is taking place on Monday 26 February at 2:30pm. Register for free Zoom webinar.

Give your business a boost!

Give your business a boost, with expert support in Marketing, HR and Sales. Your Business Boost is an eight week programme, designed to help those in Retail, Hospitality and Leisure, achieve their business ambitions.

The next two cohorts are now open and expressions of interest are encouraged. More information can be found by visiting Business Lincolnshire’s website.

Save the date for Discover Lincolnshire Weekend

This year, Discover Lincolnshire Weekend will be taking place on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 March. Make the most of the weekend, designed to showcase all that Lincolnshire has to offer.

All Lincolnshire attractions, retailers or food and drink establishments are encouraged to either offer free entry for the weekend or produce a special offer or discount.

Get involved and you’ll benefit from increased footfall, a stronger online presence and you could benefit from media coverage too. Email Visit Lincoln with details of what you have planned, or view the Discover Lincolnshire Weekend 2024 Flyer for more information on how to get involved.

A toolkit has also been made available, allowing businesses to access graphics and images in order to promote their offering; view the toolkit here.

Last chance to enter the FSB Awards!

It’s your last chance to enter your business for the FSB awards. Become an award winning business, by entering your business for free! Entries close on 11th February, with an impressive 12 categories to choose from! Regional winners will be announced on 6th March, enter your business for an award today!

Free webinar to help develop businesses digital skills

The latest Maybe* webinar will be taking place on 20th Feb, at 11am. There was a great turnout for January’s webinar, and we hope to see even more attend this month, with the opportunity to learn best practice for social media marketing and how to access the free support worth £950!

Through Maybe*, businesses can access training videos, live daily training sessions and hundreds of articles, including everything from where to get started with social media, through to advanced strategies.

Register for the free webinar. This offer of free digital skills training and tools has been secured by North Kesteven District Council through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

Support for businesses severely impacted by Storm Henk

If your property was flooded between 2 January 2024 and 12 January 2024 as a direct result of Storm Henk you may be eligible for some flood support.

Eligible Commercial properties are where:

  • The property was directly impacted by the relevant weather event – for instance flood damage to the property, equipment, and/or stock; or the business could not function due to a lack of access to premises, equipment and/or stock as a result of the recent weather events, and the flooding seriously impacted the businesses’ ability to trade from the property.
  • This is subject to the UK subsidy control regime and is only available to properties with a rateable value of less than £10 million.
  • Empty properties are not eligible.
  • You can complete out non-domestic online form to request this support.

You must provide evidence of the flooding – this may include photographs and a copy of your insurance claim. Apply for support for a commercial property, support for a domestic dwelling and details can be found on the same page.

Sleaford’s latest networking event

Meet and connect with local businesses at the latest networking event at The Solo Bistro Bar Hotel in Sleaford, brought to you by Wright Vigar and Ringrose Law. The event will take place on Thursday 29th February, from 4pm to 6pm.

Make valuable connections, exchange ideas and encounter new opportunities with local business owners and professionals. Confirm your attendance and RSVP by February 12th.

Zellar helps a local business work towards their goal of being carbon neutral by 2025.

A local business is using the Council’s subsidised access to Zellar, to help them with their target of being carbon neutral by 2025.

Zellar has helped UK Alternative Energy to build an achievable plan to work towards. The business plans to send their sustainability report to support their application for upcoming business awards, where positive sustainability actions are becoming more widely respected.

Read the full case study to discover how your business might benefit.

North Kesteven businesses – claim your free access to Zellar and discover the many benefits of cutting back on your emissions.