Welcome to your Productivity Hub


We can provide you with a dedicated business development manager who will work with you to develop a plan for driving your business forwards to increased productivity and profitability.


We also have accelerator programmes that provide an intensive prorgamme of masterclasses, mentoring and access to grant funding. Aimed at ambitious start-ups that are committed to accelerating the growth of their business. 

Taking the Next Step

With so many businesses impacted by Covid-19, it has never been more essential for businesses to plan for the future. The challenges for your business may seem insurmountable, but we can help break these down and work with you to resolve them. We can also help you to identify new opportunities for your business.

Through our business support programme, you will get 12 hours of business support - all free of charge. Following which, we will put you in touch with other specialist advisors, consultants, Industry experts and funders as appropriate.

  • University Campus North Lincolnshire, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe DN16 1AB

  • 07989 868 969



Would you like 12 hours of one-to-one Business Support For FREE?

Our dedicated Business Support Adviser for Boston is ready to help you solve the problems faced by your business. Book now for FREE business advice.

Your 12 hours of one-to-one Business Support can include the following:

Your 12 hours of one-to-one Business Support can include the following:

A visit to the business address or a catch up at any of the three hub locations to discuss new opportunities, barriers to growth or productivity and to review any changes to the needs of the business.

Events with different speakers where the group can share knowledge and best practice while learning from experts in selected fields.

Diagnostic report completed with the business advisor to formulate a pathway forward to identify the most appropriate support needed.

Workshops covering various topics with a collection of different leaders that will stimulate and inspire conversation leading to improvement and growth.

A peer network meeting facilitated by the business advisor, where challenges can be discussed and debated, new ideas promoted, and successes celebrated.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Businesses based in Boston, Grimsby or Scunthorpe or surrounding areas

  •  An SME employing fewer than 250 people and with an annual turnover under €50m

  • In receipt of less than €200k of De Minimis state aid in the past 3 years

  • Primary production, processing and marketing of agricultural products, supported by EAFRD

  • Coal, steel and shipbuilding sectors

  • The synthetic fibres sector

  • Generalised (school age) education
    Banking and insurance companies

  • Retail business or retail service business such as restaurants, hairdressers etc.

  • The programme cannot support replacement/upgrade of existing like for like machinery or any activity/purchase which is considered as an every day business activity

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Not Eligible?

Find out about other University of Lincoln Programmes in Greater Lincolnshire that might be suitable for your business. 

We can provide 12 hours of business support. The only thing you need to provide is a commitment to working with us on your business.

We have experienced and approachable business advisers and a network of industry experts, who can help you to work out the best route to increased productivity and profitability. Where appropriate, we can put you in touch with other specialist advisors, consultants, Industry experts and funding sources.

Simply schedule a first meeting with a business advisor. At this first meeting, you can ask any questions that you have, and if you want to sign up, we’ll check your eligibility and then enrol you onto the programme. It’s as simple as that.

Once you’re enrolled, you’ll meet regularly with your business advisor to identify key opportunities and challenges and devise an action plan. The business advisor will try to give you different options and a fresh perspective but any decisions remain yours.

At the moment, all meetings are taking place online, but we hope to offer you the option of face-to-face soon.

Our mission is to provide a supportive environment where business people can get practical, independent and confidential support from a business advisor. The advisor’s role is to guide, support, challenge and advise.

Your business advisor can help you to work out the best way to finance your growth plans.

Accelerator Programme

We will help your business to develop and thrive

Our accelerator progammes provide a package of master-classes, mentor-led guidance, and access to people willing to share knowledge, contacts and experience - all designed to accelerate your business to the next level. In addition, there is an opportunity to pitch for seed-funding and learn about other sources of available funding.

If you’re committed to overcoming obstacles to success and finding out how to grow and accelerate your business, first check if you are eligible and then get in touch – we would love to hear from you!

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Companies we have supported

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Let’s take the first step together!

Our dedicated, friendly team are at hand to answer any questions you have about our services and offer free support for your business.