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Business advice services

E-factor Ltd is an organisation that works in partnership with NELC to provide local business support through one to one support from qualified Business Advisors, local business networks, business workshops and events, support in sourcing finance and funding, links to the local supply chain and the unique Business Hive Club. E-factor Ltd has commercial property available, all with excellent facilities and ongoing support in all aspects of starting or growing your business.

Working in association with NELC, E-factor also provides business support services for North East Lincolnshire based businesses, through either the Humber LEP’s Growth Hub or the Greater Lincolnshire LEP’s Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub . A range of services are currently offered through each of the Growth Hubs and the E-factor advisors can help you find the most appropriate support for your business. Call 01472 242667, email or visit

Grimsby Institute provides consultative services to guide businesses through their portfolio of industrial and professional training courses, as well as design bespoke training packages. To find out more visit, e-mail or call them on 0800 012 6656.

If you are experiencing or planning for growth in your business and are in the North East Lincolnshire area, then the Investment Hub can help you by directing you to suitable sources of finance.

HMRC Revenue and Customs offer a range of advice and guidance through their website to help people in business get their tax affairs right. Visit for more information or use the link below to see more about the online support available, including webinars, e-learning and links to fact sheets.

Government website (replaces Business Link): See below for additional advice for small businesses.

A price comparison service for small to medium businesses in the UK, helping them to save on their business energy costs, leaving them more time to run their business efficiently:

Jobcentre Plus provides free and efficient services that effectively fill vacancies with well-prepared and motivated employees.

We can help you:

  • register on to advertise vacancies on the internet
  • take advantage of recruitment grants to help your business grow
  • with sifting applications, interviewing and testing – we even fund our candidates through a trial, so you can thoroughly assess their skills cost free
  • prepare our candidates by arranging training, utilising our close relationship with a large network of training providers
  • if your staff need help and advice through redundancies
  • if you just want some impartial advice on HR services

Please contact Lorraine Alexander, Anne Brewster, Tracey Dennis, or Viv Jackson on our employer adviser team to find out more at 01472 622276/ 622291 or e-mail

CERT Ltd offers specialist business support for both start-up and established social enterprises delivered by qualified and sector experienced staff.

Support for organisations in North and North East Lincolnshire and Hull is free of charge.

For an initial consultation please call Neil King on 01652 240554