Three projects in Norfolk have been given the go-ahead after winning a total of £230,000 from the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (NALEP) that will create jobs, apprentices and businesses across the region.
Great Yarmouth Borough Council
Norfolk County Council were also awarded £22,000 out of the pot to develop a project that will build the East of England’s supply chain capacity in the offshore wind industry. This project, working alongside offshore wind giant Vattenfall and the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce, will communicate contract availability to local SMEs and help them bid for the place. The project is expected to create 15 jobs, 47 learners and 40 apprenticeships, as well as increasing the opportunities for local SMEs to scale up and grow.
The largest chunk of money was awarded to the Visit East of England project to go towards creating an online booking and itinerary planning service to direct tourists to the East of England all year round. This project aims to grow the economy in the East by bringing in an additional £1 million in revenue every year and will create four new jobs.
As discussed in our latest blog post the skills gap is currently costing the UK £1.5 billion per year and it is high time that government and local authorities do something about it. The funding awarded from the Innovative Growth Fund will help to do this, working across public, private and
For more information on the opportunities available to your SME in Norfolk and Suffolk, particularly in the manufacturing and engineering sectors, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.