Here is a selection of news hot off the press from our members!

Don’t forget, if you ever have any good news stories or events you would like us to publicise, drop us an email to! We can share these on this webpage and across our social media platforms.


May 2021



Our members at Petit Delight are finally re-opening their doors on Monday, but being closed hasn’t stopped them from thriving! Throughout the pandemic, they have expanded with two new ventures! The team began their Japanese street food brand, Baozi, in February this year and saw it take off rapidly! Plus, they’ve also began construction on their new Italian restaurant and wine bar, Corks Twenty Eight!

Good luck guys! 🎉

Visit for more details.


Our members Ellie Phillips and Malcolm Smith have recorded a second podcast in partnership with the Dorset LEP around the Midlife MOT!

In this episode, they speak to Paul Tansey the Managing Director of Intergage, about how his health scare changed not only his working life but also that of his employees. Paul discusses his previous mindset regarding working, the work culture he found himself in, putting things in perspective, and more.

Give it a listen here –


Our members at the 20-21 Visual Arts Centre have a new spectacular exhibition opening next week showcasing the ‘Museum of the Moon’! This stunning exhibition will feature a six-metre tall replica of the moon created by artist Luke Jerram.

As it is expected to be popular, timed slots will be available to book here –


These next two weeks are Foster Care Fortnight 2021! This year, our members at the North Lincolnshire Council Fostering team are celebrating the transformational work of the fostering community and the impact on our young people.

Did you know that foster carers come from all walks of life and don’t need any specific qualifications to help make a huge difference? If you have the room, time and love to give, the team want to hear from you! Find out more about the fostering journey by visiting


Our members at Buzz Cafe are excited to be reopening today for outside dining and takeaway food & drinks! Pop on over there for some fab breakfast, lunch, cake, tea, coffee, ANYTHING! Go on, treat yourself!

Good luck! 🐝


Our members at The Grand Hotel by Paymán Club in Skegness are currently hiring for the following multiple positions!

⭐️ Live-in Caretaker –
⭐️ Painter Tenders
⭐️ Organic/Healthy Cafe Tenders
⭐️ Maintenance (On-Call Position)
⭐️ Gas Engineer (On-Call Position)

All applications should be submitted to

April 2021



Here’s a quick snap of Jayne and Michael O’Flynn of Driver Hire Grimsby and Scunthorpe receiving their awards from this years Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards!

Congratulations to the team 🎉


Our members at A P Robinson & Co have recently merged with Blow Abbott Chartered Accountants to form one larger organisation!
The new organisation will see all Blow Abbott staff blended into the ‘head office’, established at the A P Robinson & Co building in Cleethorpe Road. All clients will continue with their current contacts, and the new organisation will provide greater scope for career advancement from entry level positions, into management tiers.
Andrew Robinson, Managing Partner at A P Robinson & Co said; “I undertook my post-qualification training as a young accountant with Blow Abbott and established my company retaining many of the principles and ethics taught to me there. In particular, lessons in client service, embracing positive change, and valuing personnel have stayed with me throughout the first 25 years of A P Robinson & Co.  You can only imagine therefore, my pride and delight as we unite these two great firms, exceptional employees and valued regional and national clients.”
“We are so excited to join with A P Robinson & Co” said Blow Abbott Director, Elliot Beaumont.  “My Grandfather, Denis Blow established this firm over 50 years ago. This merger will take it into the next chapter. As the finance industry implements ever more streamlined systems, technological advancements and opportunities to support client business, our new organisation will be future proofed and ready to seize every opportunity.” He concluded.
What an exciting move for the community! ?


Our member Hazel at Hirst Priory has been shortlisted in TWO categories, Entrepreneur and Best Service, at the Business Excellence Forum Awards! Congratulations, and a huge good luck! ??

Plus, the headline speaker for this fab event is Lord Alan Sugar himself!


Meet our new member, James Stanhope from Meteor Homes!

“We sell houses, but with a little more flair and salesmanship. Property programmes are some of the most watched shows on TV so why not have a tv style production to sell your home? Here is an example of one of our videos, which helped the buyer fall in love with the property, before she had even walked through the door:

Contact James on to find out more about how they are a local company who are thinking big!

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Our members Ellie Phillips and Malcolm Smith have recorded a new podcast in partnership with the Dorset LEP!

In this episode, they speak to Patrick Thomson from the Centre For Ageing Better about how individuals can be supported through their midlife. Patrick discusses where to get support for yourself and your employees, the research around the need for a Midlife MOT, how employing and retaining older members of staff has a huge positive impact on the younger members of staff, and more!

Give it a listen here –


Our Patron members at Forrester Boyd are delighted to celebrate the promotion of three members of staff, two at it’s Grimsby office and one at the Hull office!

In Grimsby, Lindsay Taylor has been promoted to Manager whilst Mike Hall has been appointed as Assistant Manager, and in Hull, Andrew Hodgson has been appointed as a Manager!

These appointments reinforce Forrester Boyd’s internal development opportunities and the success of it’s trainee accountancy programme.

Congratulations! ??


Is health and safety an area you need to know more about?

If you are looking at improving your CV, helping in the community, or just wishing to learn new skills, Modal Training Centre can help! Adults aged 19 and above, who live within North East Lincolnshire, can enrol on any of the following fully funded 5 hour courses:

⭐️ An introduction to Health and Safety
⭐️ Manual Handling Awareness
⭐️ Fire Safety Awareness
⭐️ First Aid Awareness
⭐️ Understanding Mental Health

Call 01469 577656 or email to find out more and how to enrol.


Our Patron members at Forrester Boyd Wealth Management are delighted to announce that two of their financial advisers, Dale Regan and Tom Evans, have become Fellows of the Personal Finance Society! This is recognition that they have not only attained, but maintained the most prestigious level of professional achievement in financial services.

How amazing! Well done ?


Our members at Go Ape are supporting the UK Government’s Kickstart programme by creating over 100 new roles across their 34 locations nationwide! These roles include local marketing, customer experience, photography and retail. Each Kickstart placement is 6 months long and will include a minimum of 25 hours of work per week.

When asked about the Kickstart initiative their Managing Director, Nick Hall, said, “When we heard about Kickstart, we absolutely knew we wanted to get involved. Values like providing ‘Well-rewarded careers’ and ‘Doing the right thing’ are at the heart of Go Ape.”

Amazing news! ?

Click here to read more.


Our members at Meteor Homes are running a fun and creative kid’s competition! They are asking them to design a new spaceship for their office mascot, Mitch! ??

It could be a drawing, painting, a model, a Minecraft design or even a sand sculpture. So, let your imagination and creativity run wild. To enter, take some photos and post them in the comments on their post –

The competition closes on Monday 19th April 2021 at 5pm.


Our Patron members at Stallard Kane are presenting a new webinar, Back to Business: How to prepare for the return! They want to help businesses as they begin to open up or get back to normal as we follow the government’s roadmap out of lockdown. Many businesses will benefit from being in attendance, so this webinar is not one to miss!

Wednesday 14th April, 11am. Find out more and register your place here –


Our members at Fortis Therapy are running a series of seminars called The F Word! In their next seminar, Alexis will be joined by Paul Tofton of Forrester Boyd!

They will be discussing the idea of a Business Health Check. This year is going to be a testing one for many, so they’ll be looking at cash flow forecasting, the budget, shareholder issues, succession planning and how you can positively plan to make the coming year a fruitful one both in terms of business and wellbeing.

Thursday 29th April, 8:30am until 10am. Book now –


Next weekend, our members at Hirst Priory are holding their Spring Open Weekend!

They are so excited to welcome you to their outdoor open house weekend where they will be showcasing the double national award winning team, Hirst Priory and Serentipi! They’ll have a fabulous tipi and woodland set up, wood fired pizza van and lots of outdoor inspiration for you to get excited about planning your wedding!

Visit to book.


Meet our new members, Pennick and Harding Finance Ltd, Grimsby’s newest finance brokerage! Their team began in September 2020, when Phil Pennick and Georgia Cant went into business together, having both been in finance for most of their working lives. They have since expanded the team with Annabelle Munson and Georgina Measey!

“We are all proud to be part of our team and excited to help other businesses and individuals grow and achieve their goals. We hope to succeed in our mission to run alongside the best financial advisors in the country and provide high quality service.”

If you have any questions, drop them an email to

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March 2021



North Lincolnshire Council Fostering Services Team are developing a Foster Carer Friendly Scheme inviting local employers to help support and increase recruitment of local foster carers. As an employer you could help by:
⭐️ Making information about how to become a foster carer available.
⭐️ Hosting information sessions for your staff.
⭐️ Providing space in your office or store to support the drive to raise awareness and recruit new foster carers.
⭐️ Helping provide support services and social events for local foster families.

For any more information on how you can get involved, contact


Meet our new member, Emma Johnson from the Fostering Team within North Lincolnshire Council! Emma has recent experience recruiting apprentices for businesses, and has also worked with children and young people with disabilities.

North Lincolnshire Council Fostering Services Team are developing a Foster Carer friendly scheme inviting local employers to help support and increase recruitment of local foster carers. As an employer you could help celebrate and support foster care in many ways, contact Emma on for more details.

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Steve Judge, an international motivational speaker, will appear at an exclusive business event this summer, organised by Lincolnshire business coach, John McHale.

In a bid to aid happiness and abundance, this summer, Steve is appearing at Limitless Live, this one-of-a-kind event will provide three days of immersive, in-depth learning and workshop activities to help business owners capitalise on growth potential. Steve will be taking attendees through an inspiring and entertaining journey following his own commitment and achievements… click here to read more.


Driver Hire Grimsby & Scunthorpe Annual Golf Day has been confirmed and is now planned to take place on Friday 30th July, 2021! They are raising £10,000 to support those in our community who have been affected by COVID-19 over the last year. They want to support those who may need therapy and support to get their life back on track.

To book your team, please call Jayne on 07817 366034 or email


It’s almost time again for the famous Danceathon 2021 hosted by St Andrew’s Hospice! Due to restrictions, the event has been adapted but still promises to be as much fun as ever… all whilst raising the vital funds needed to provide specialist, palliative and end of life care to local people with life-limiting conditions.

Visit to hear how you can get involved!


Our members at River Telecoms & Energy have an exciting new division launching soon… watch this space for more details!

In the meantime, visit to see what they have on offer.


Our members at WPA Healthcare Practice have recently won the award for best Healthcare Insurance Provider at the Moneyfacts Consumer Awards 2021… for the second year in a row!

What a great achievement, congratulations!

Click here to view the video.


Our members at Res Digital currently have a short-term contract available for an experienced, reliable Editor. Experience of working with greenscreen and live streaming is an advantage but is not mandatory. They are looking for someone available for an immediate start alongside the existing crew.

Please supply details and your showreel to Sylvia at


Our members at Avant Skills Academy have had a busy morning filming with the BBC News! They’ve been speaking about the great work they are doing with young people on Apprenticeships and Traineeships in Grimsby and Hull, and how the budget will affect them.
It will be on the national news tonight at 6pm, so don’t forget to tune in!


Jayne & Michael are celebrating their 5th Business Anniversary with Driver Hire, and they celebrated with cake! ?
Driver Hire are there to ensure that your customers are always serviced when your staff are not available and offer a 24/7 on-call service! For more details call 01472 357171 or visit
Congratulations! Here’s to plenty more years to come ?


Our members at Genius Technology Solutions recently donated a laptop to EDAN, a charity supporting victims of domestic abuse, ensuring its workers are still able to help those in need. The donation of the laptop is a great help to the EDAN team as they work remotely and can continue supporting vulnerable clients who come to the charity when they are in crisis and often in danger.

“This is truly a worthy cause that Genius is proud to support, as it helps people when they need it the most and often feel at their most alone. Helping others isn’t just a good idea – its genius!” said Tony Smith.

Find out more about EDAN and the donation by visiting


Our member Tyrone is currently crowdfunding to create a community kitchen and pantry that gives the people that live in the Scunthorpe area access to affordable food as well as showing them how to make incredible meals.

Please help to make this project a reality! There are some great rewards on offer for donations up to £200 such as:
⭐️ £5 Reward – Day pass for their coworking and makerspace.
⭐️ £15 Reward – Grow your own coffee tree.
⭐️ £50 Reward – A pasta making lesson for you and a friend.

Plus more! Please visit for more information.

February 2021



Fortis Therapy are hosting an International Women’s Day 2021 event next Friday afternoon, and it is completely free! Alexis will be joined by Claire Brumby, Charlotte Bennett, Jenny Pacey and Jane Means, for four 15-minute talks, ending with a live and interactive Q&A panel session.

As an extra treat, Healing Manor have put together a special International Women’s Day Grazing Box, priced at £20 per person plus P&P for any attendee that may be interested. For more information about the Grazing Box and to book your place on this fabulous event, visit



Access to rapid coronavirus tests that give a result within half an hour are being rolled out across our area for key workers.
These tests will enable eligible key workers to continue to provide vital goods and services, whilst protecting others from the virus and wider transmission into the community. The aim is to quickly identify workers who are asymptomatic and may be unwittingly carrying and transmitting the virus.

For organisations with 50 or less eligible employees visit
For organisations with more than 50 employees, you can find details about a centrally driven rapid testing offer by visiting

For further information, email


Do you want to get the best broadband speed available in your area?
With a buffering or lagging internet speed, working from home can be difficult, especially with our main communication method currently being Zoom or Teams! With the Genius speed check, you can find the best speeds on offer in your area, to help make sure you can get a connectivity solution that suits your needs.

Visit to book your speed test and learn how Genius Technology Solutions can improve your internet access!


The Sunflowers Childrens Action Group are looking to provide 80 children that suffer from life-limiting/threatening conditions with a socially-distanced visit by the Easter bunny! They are hoping to hop along to their families and deliver activity boxes for them. But, they need our help! ?

Perhaps you could hold a virtual event to help raise some funds? Or if you are in a position to, simply make a small donation, every little helps! ?

You can make a donation by visiting


Our members at SJ Groups Lincs have released their latest product brochure! The brochure includes information on recycling IT hardware, data security and back-up, and much more! You can view the brochure by clicking here.

For any enquiries regarding the brochure, contact or


Our member Liz Drury has recently released a brand new podcast, ’Small Business Big Network’! It is aimed at small business owners who want to get more out of their networking.
The podcast went live last Friday and climbed to number 5 in the Apple Podcast charts for marketing podcasts, amazing news! Show Liz some support by subscribing and listening here –

Liz is looking for guests who have inspirational networking stories that they would like to share, which she hopes will encourage more people to start networking! To get involved, drop her an email –


The Smart Energy Greater Lincolnshire programme has received a 6 month extension, which will now bring it to a finish in September 2021!

This means that:
⭐️ All projects must be completed by 25th August 2021
⭐️ 38% funding applications will continue to be considered on a case-by-case basis
⭐️ They are still providing online workshops, fully funded energy audits and other 1 to 1 expert advice

For further information and to apply, visit


Two of our Business Hive Members have come together to create a Partnership to bring their complimentary skills to the market!

Our member Matthew McSharry of insight4business has joined forces with one of our newest members Graham Allen of GA Business Services following an introduction from the Hive! Putting their skills together, they’ll be able to help your businesses progress and grow!

We can’t wait to see what a great team they’ll make!


Our Patron members at Stallard Kane have released their Broadcast for January! This Broadcast has articles from all of their teams covering subjects such as Racking, the new HR challenges in 2021, how we’re still delivering training during the pandemic and reducing legionella risk. There is also an update on their ‘Walk to Fork’ challenge.
Give it a read here –


Take a look at our Patron members at Oasis Health Club’s great Valentine’s Day offer, flowers and relaxation for only £25 ❤️
These are available to purchase online by visiting

January 2021



Next month our Patron members at Modal Training Centre are hosting a FREE webinar, ‘Increasing Warehousing Efficiencies to Standardise Operations’.
This webinar will give you some useful insight on how to improve the efficiency of warehouse operations based on the principles of Lean manufacturing and continuous improvement methodologies.
Thursday 25th February, 2pm. For further information and to register your place, visit


Our members at Skyline Internet Limited have recently launched their brand new website! Head over to to have a look around and see if they can support you with their services at all ?
Looks great guys! ?


Our Patron members at Modal Training Centre are now able to deliver face-to-face Safety Passport courses as well as their First Aid courses. They currently offer the following for Safety Passports:
⭐️ CCNSG Safety Passport – 2 Day Course
⭐️ CCNSG Safety Passport Refresher – 1 Day Course
Business Hive Members are entitled to 10% discount off these courses. There are multiple dates for these courses that can be viewed here –


Our Patron members at LCS Group Ltd are on the hunt for 2 young and ambitious individuals that are passionate about a career in technology! This is a very unique opportunity to be mentored and work alongside world-class, industry leading IT technicians.
If you know anyone that may be interested in this amazing opportunity, visit


At the moment, our Patron members at Modal Training Centre are only able to deliver their First Aid courses face-to-face. They currently offer the following courses:
⭐️ Level 3 Emergency First Aid – 1 Day Course
⭐️ Level 3 First Aid at Work Requalification – 2 Day Course
⭐️ Level 3 First Aid at Work – 3 Day Course
Business Hive Members are entitled to 10% discount off these courses. There are multiple dates for these courses that can be viewed here –


We want to say a huge congratulations to Hazel and her team at Hirst Priory for winning a fabulous award last night!
At the Wedding Industry National Awards, they took home the Wedding Venue of The Year in the historic building category! This comes after winning the Regional Finals at the end of last year!
So well deserved! ??


Our Patron members at Forrester Boyd have announced that they raised £1,250 for the Sunflowers Children’s Action Group at their Annual Christmas Quiz!
This was their 7th Annual Christmas Quiz and was hosted virtually on YouTube. Over 100 professionals came together for this fantastic event and raised this fantastic amount for a great local charity!
Well done everyone ??


Our member Liz Drury has been named as one of the UK’s most 100 inspirational female entrepreneurs by Small Business Britain’s f:Entrepreneur ‘#ialso100’ campaign!
Liz is being showcased alongside 100 female entrepreneurs from across the UK, as part of the campaign’s recognition of the multi-achievements of women that have proved critical to society during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Click here to read more about Liz and this amazing recognition –
Congratulations Liz! ??


Our members at Jackson Green & Preston are delighted to announce the promotion of Jordan Nicholas to Partner!
Jordan joined the firm in 2006 as the Domestic Energy Assessor and worked his way up to become Commercial Surveyor. Jordan has an Honours Degree in Real Estate from Sheffield Hallam University and is currently studying to become a Chartered Surveyor.
Exciting news to kick off 2021! ?


When we have a mind that’s full, with possible overthinking, low mood or anxiety, knowing how to manage with strategies and self-care can make all the difference.
Modal Training are running a webinar where Alexis from Fortis Therapy and Training will discuss these key topics, sharing understanding, strategies and practical tips you can use to help yourself and others.
Wednesday 20th January, 1pm until 2pm. Register your place here –


Our member Tony from Genius WiFi is appearing on the Ambitious Lifestyle Business podcast tomorrow! Tony will be talking all things connectivity and how he keeps people connected.
Listen tomorrow from 7:30pm by visiting

December 2020



This week, our Patron members at Pepperells Solicitors have been and collected Christmas meals from Morrisons in Grimsby, and delivered them to the food bank at the Rock Foundation!

Over 400 families are expected to visit our local food bank this year as they are struggling to feed their families this Christmas, so the hard work Pepperells have put in to support this cause really will make someone’s Christmas!

How amazing ?


Congratulations to our member Isabel at Hats & Tiaras for winning ‘Hat Boutique of the Year 2020’ for the North of England!
The judges of the award said they were “impressed by the personal nature of the service, going above and beyond for customers, and the consistency of reviews and overall attentiveness”!
Amazing news! Congratulations again Isabel! ??


Meet our new member, Chloe Plachcinski from Urban Feather!
Urban Feather are a web design, print & marketing agency based in Scunthorpe, covering North Lincolnshire. Chloe is so excited to get involved in the Business Hive in any way she can, so please give her a warm welcome and contact her on if you want to learn more.
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Our Patron members at Forrester Boyd have welcomed six exceptional trainees to their team in 2020!
Kevin Hopper, Managing Partner, said: “After such a difficult year, it is great to make a positive statement about our future and we are thrilled to be able to support all our trainees on their journey. Who knows, they could all be our partners of the future.”
Great news! ?


Meet our new member Lottie of PPP Marketing! With over 5 years of marketing experience, Lottie has worked with a variety of clients over the years.
“We take the time to build up trust with our clients, getting to know your business inside out as well as your customers. This allows us to ensure your highly targeted digital marketing campaign is effective from the start. We harness the latest digital marketing techniques and tools in order to deliver the best campaigns for our clients.”
For more information about PPP Marketing, drop Lottie an email on
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At Oasis Health Club they have some amazing offers for the 12 days of Christmas!
You can get:
? 12 days of fitness for £20!
? 1 day guest passes for just £5! You could use this for a one off gym session or swim before Christmas ??
Join online using discount code DEC12 or give them a call on 01472 251682 for more details!


Smart Energy have organised a FREE support package where you can learn top tips and explore a range of energy saving topics, including a masterclass led by world renowned experts in sustainability!
The support package will also include bespoke 1-to-1 support, an energy audit and your own tailored energy report for your business.
The masterclass will take place on Thursday 21st January, 9am until 5pm. To find out more, visit


Our Patron members at Stallard Kane have began creating monthly broadcasts to give the most up-to-date details on topics such as Health & Safety and HR.
November’s broadcast has two articles from the Health & Safety team, covering lots of advice around coping with the pandemic. The HR Team sets out the guidance for employing non-UK citizens after Brexit, and the Compliance Team talks through which of their services are particularly useful during a pandemic.
Give it a read here –


Our members at Forrester Boyd are delighted to welcome Vicky Prior to the firm as Corporate Tax Senior Manager! Vicky brings with her over 20 years’ experience working in a top accountancy firm with a mix of tax expertise!
For the last 8 years, she has specialised in corporate tax compliance and planning. In a time when cash is absolutely king for any business, tax planning and allowances are more crucial now than ever.
Welcome and good luck! ??


Our members at Riverhead Coffee have decided to create ‘Loyal to Local’ Hampers this Christmas! The produce in these hampers are all sourced locally, ranging from Pipers Crisps to Alfred Enderby!
Call the team on 01472 485580 to order yours!


Are you looking for the perfect stocking fillers? ?
Our member Claire at Cuckoo’s Beauty has launched her online shop! Cuckoo’s Beauty host a range of vegan friendly products and treatments, from makeup to face masks! Visit her shop here –
Remember, stay #loyaltolocal ?


Our member Ellie of Clarity Coaching has launched her new website! You can see what Ellie offers to her clients, testimonials, her podcasts and more!
Show her some love and give it a visit here –


Despite 2020 being a devastating year for the wedding and events industry, our members at Hirst Priory have still managed to shine above all and have won a fabulous award!
At the Wedding Industry Awards Regional Finals, they took home the 2021 Wedding Venue of The Year in the historic building category!
A huge congratulations to Hazel and her team, so well deserved! ???