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.


November 2021



Meet our new members at Begbies Traynor Group!

BTG is the UK’s market leader in business rescue and recovery. Providing independent professional advice and solutions in corporate recovery and restructuring as well as corporate finance, forensic accounting, investigations and risk consulting.

Their experienced team in the Humber region can support with a wide range of business advice, from recovery and restructuring strategies to raising finance for growth or reorganisation.

Welcome to the Business Hive! 🐝


Do you think you’re wild??? 🔥💪🏼

Why not test yourself in this weekend’s Bushcraft event hosted by our member, The Scotian at Valkyrie Wilderness Workshops in Keelby, Lincolnshire.

£150pp ALL INCLUSIVE from 13th-14th November!

Learn skills such as
💪🏼 Knife & axe throwing
💪🏼 Fire lighting
💪🏼 Archery

It’s going to be a jam packed weekend full of challenges and surprises! Email for booking info and guarantee your space while there is still time! ⏳


Come along to the Hive for a Beauty Morning with Claire from Cuckoo’s Beauty!

Cuckoo’s Beauty provides all natural and organic luxury skincare treatments and products! Their range of PHB Ethical Beauty cosmetics and skincare are cruelty free, vegan friendly and palm oil free.

The morning will consist of a skincare demonstration, makeup demonstration and some mini treatments! Wednesday 8th December, from 10am until 1pm, here at the Business Hive, Grimsby. Find out more information and book your place now –


Our members at Centre4 have a new pop-up boxing group for children aged 7-16 every Tuesday evening, starting tomorrow!

Held at Centre4, DN33 1HE from 5pm until 7pm, with no booking required.

Please share amongst your friends and family.


Our member Lawrence at SMOSNET is delivering a training course on how to convert a hot prospect!

He can guarantee you would not have experienced a delivery quite like this before – be prepared!

Taking place on Tuesday 23rd November from 9:30am until 1pm at Tranby School. Tickets are just £10 so you don’t want to miss this! Find out more details and book here –


Join our members at Tom’s Garden for a festive meal and Christmas Wreath Making Workshop at Cleethorpes Golf Club!

During the workshop led by grower and florist, Lisa Dolan, you’ll learn how to create a traditional Christmas Wreath and your completed wreath is yours to take home.

Thursday 2nd December, 6pm until 9pm. Book now –


Our members at The Armour Group are hosting two events to help provide IT Managers, MD’s and Business Owners with the tools they need to take the first few steps towards becoming more cyber secure. Cyber Security starts from the board room table and if everyone isn’t bought into it, then it won’t be as effective.

The second of the two events will cover what’s happening, why it’s happening, what impact it can have and what you can start doing about it in a deeper dive than the first session. This event will be held on Thursday 16th December, from 9am until 12pm at the Fairfield Enterprise Centre. Book your place here –


Our members at MKM Scunthorpe are celebrating their one year anniversary! 🎉

Within this first year, their hardworking team have turned over OVER £1 million on plumbing, heating and bathrooms! What a great achievement!

Congratulations guys, and here’s to another great year! 🥂

October 2021



Our members at The Armour Group are hosting two events to help provide IT Managers, MD’s and Business Owners with the tools they need to take the first few steps towards becoming more cyber secure. Cyber Security starts from the board room table and if everyone isn’t bought into it, then it won’t be as effective.

The first of the two events will cover what’s happening, why it’s happening, what impact it can have and what you can start doing about it. This event will be held on Thursday 18th November, from 9:30am until 12:30pm at the Fairfield Enterprise Centre. Book your place here –


Do you employ less than 250 staff? Are you based in Greater Lincolnshire or the Humber?

National Employer Training offer fully funded training and development for SME’s in the following industries:

⭐️ Hospitality
⭐️ Health and Social Care
⭐️ Manufacturing
⭐️ Ports and Logistics
⭐️ Retail

For more information and to book your courses, please contact


If you’re stuck for something to do this half term, why not pay a visit to our members at Go Ape Normanby Hall!

Site manager Matthew Disley said “Our Treetop Adventure course is great for all ages and abilities! For those that are more daring we have loop 3, which is the same height as our Treetop Challenge course, but for more who are a little apprehensive or nervous, we have loops 1 and 2, which will still challenge your little tribe”

For further information and to book a Go Ape adventure, visit

*** We are recruiting!! ***
While Carrie is off on maternity leave we are looking for a Client Services Administrator to join our team here at the Business Hive.
Click on the link below to view the full job description and if you think you fit the bill and want to work in a fun, dynamic and fast paced organisation, send your CV to us by 5pm on Friday 5th November.



Does your business mobile data bill cost you way more than you’d expect? 😱

Find out how you could gain control of your mobile expenses on The One Point’s latest blog 📱
#BusinessMobiles #O2 #ProactiveTeam


Our members at the 20-21 Visual Arts Centre are asking for you to help them develop a new Cultural Strategy, celebrating North Lincolnshire’s culture!

They want to hear how you experience culture AND what you want from culture in North Lincolnshire. Complete the survey here –


Meet our new Patron member Robert, Managing Director or Bradley | Gauntlet Insurance Brokers!

BGIB provide a personal bespoke insurance solution to businesses based in and around Lincolnshire & Yorkshire. With almost 30 years’ experience dealing with insurance requirements of businesses all over the UK, Robert is well placed to give help and advice to any business no matter the size of the business.

Contact Robert on

Welcome to the Business Hive! 🐝


Join our members at ActionCOACH for their ‘5 Ways to Boost your Profits by 61%’ webinar.

This may sound like a trick question, but can a business increase sales by 10%, keep expenses constant and still see a 61% increase in profits? In this webinar, they’ll show you how this is possible.

Wednesday 20th October, 12:30pm. Book here –


Meet our new member, Aggie from Silesiana Cleethorpes!

Aggie classes herself as a Facial Specialist and offers a range of treatments, from micro needling to mesotherapy. Her salon’s message is very distinct – to help clients understand and improve their skin without the need for injectables or surgery – and it has set her apart from her competitors.

“I don’t just follow a standard protocol. I look at the client’s lifestyle and what they do day to day, and then formulate a service that fits them. It’s my point of difference,” she says.

Welcome to the Business Hive! 🐝


Meet our new member Helen from Kanso Property Investment Ltd!

“Portfolio landlord, I love ❤️ to find tired properties and bring them back to life with a little bit of Kanso sparkle! ✨

Property developer 🏡, I buy larger houses and give them a fabulous makeover before selling them onto a new family to love and cherish 🥰 and I own and operate Serviced Apartments for short term corporate letting. You’ll find me on all the Global booking sites for this specialist Business Travel market, because Doncaster is the centre on the universe and soon I will be adding Grimsby and Cleethorpes to my list of fabulous places to stay 🤩”

Welcome to the Business Hive! 🐝


Last week the CEO of Sage, Steve Hare, visited our members at A G Smith & Co in their offices!

They’ve been doing a lot of product development work with Sage in the past few months, and Steve wanted to learn more about what they’re doing to revolutionise their accountancy practice, and how Sage can continue to help do that.

It’s not everyday that the CEO of a global software company comes and visit a local Grimsby accountancy firm!


Meet our new member Kat from Made in Grimsby!

Made in Grimsby creates a voice for small independent businesses, supporting locals whilst building a dream towards a better community for everyone.

Chiefly an online directory that aims to bridge the gap between small businesses and customers, Made in Grimsby is also a platform for celebrating our amazing town and offers a wide range of Grimsby and Cleethorpes-inspired products.

Welcome to the Business Hive! 🐝


Join our members at the University of Lincoln for the Productivity Programme’s first mini conference of 2021!

The conference will be made up of guest speakers, workshops and takeaway exercises to teach you the elements of productivity and the blockers you must avoid. The day will be hosted by Richard Askam, creator of Coca-Cola’s iconic ShareaCoke campaign, feature Sara Scott of Virtubrand, and Jo Mason of Propulsion Coaching.

Wednesday 17th November, 9am until 1pm at The Showroom, Tritton Road. Book now –


Our members at Spence Accounting would like to invite you to the opening of their very own Grimsby office!

Join them at Unit 3 Acorn Business Park, Grimsby from 2:30pm on Friday for an afternoon of celebration. The air hockey table will be out for some fun, and they’ll be serving nibbles alongside celebratory drinks. This is a great way to end your working week 😊

Book a ticket here –


Our members at Go Ape are turning up the thrill this autumn with an adventure after dark!

At the Normanby Hall site you can enjoy the Treetop Adventure, a nocturnal birds-eyes views across forests, mountains and moors as you traverse wobbly crossings and then prepare for a spine-tingling thrill as you zip through the crisp autumn evening. This is an ape sized adventure for all adventurers over 1m tall.

Wednesday 27th until Sunday 31st of October from 5:30pm – 7pm. More details can be found here –


The University of Lincoln Find Your Feet Careers Fair will be held virtually this year on Wednesday 3rd November.

You can meet students of all years and recent graduates from the 4 colleges; Arts, Business, Social Science and Science. This will be a great opportunity to raise your profile and promote your internship, placements & graduate programmes.

The deadline to sign up is Friday 22nd October. Find more information and book your spot here –


Our members at ERA Employment are looking to give back to our community!

They want to provide free HGV training for 10 people and set you up with employment as a HGV driver.

Apply by one of the following methods:

✏️ Write to them at Centre4
💻 Email them on
📱 Send them a short video by WhatsApp on 07838 398220


National Employer Training have a great selection of upcoming courses and workshops, covering subjects from Customer Service to Emergency First Aid!

If you are interested in any of the courses detailed on the poster, please contact Melissa on or call 07522 522696.


Our member John at EPIC Training holds his Street Smart class on the First Tuesday of every month in the Fitness Suite at Forest Pines.

The goal of the Street Smart programme is to serve it’s participants with an informative & educational workshop. The programme has been designed to provide you with precautionary & preventative strategies for your general safety.

7pm – 8pm for females and 8pm – 9pm for males
Find out more here –


Like good health, most people don’t appreciate good #connectivity and #internetsecurity until they lose it.

Read all about the importance of good connectivity and how The One Point Limited can help here –

#FutureProof #BusinessDevelopment #ManagedTechnology


Join our members at the University of Lincoln, Reece and Charli, to learn about how they can help boost your productivity and enable you to grow!

The Productivity Programme, funded by the ERDF, is designed to enable micro, small and medium sized businesses to boost productivity and support business growth through grant funding, business support and collaboration with the academic capacity at the University.

The Productivity Programme are holding virtual drop-in sessions that focus on Productivity Vouchers and Grants. Find out more here –


Join the Investment Hub NEL for a HubChat!

Introducing a FREE drop in session where you can have a friendly and informal chat with their team to see how they can help you to move your business and projects forward. Whether through introductions or signposting to suitable finance and funding, they’re open to any business in North East Lincolnshire who are starting up or looking at growth.

The first pop up session will be held in the Members Lounge here at the Hive next Wednesday 13th October from 12:30pm until 2:30pm. They are welcoming anyone to come along and have a chat to see how they can help your business.


September 2021



Our members at Oasis Health Club are having an open weekend on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd October, each day from 10am until 3:30pm.

They are more than just a health club, so pop along and see how they can help to a healthier and happier you!

*There will be exclusive membership offers throughout the weekend*


CRMs… They’re not Rocket Science.

Enjoy a clean interface and powerful features with custom-built CRMs from The One Point – find out more:

#CRM #DigitalServices #ManagedTechnology


A partnership initiative, named The Hive Inspire Project, between Business Hive, Humberside Police and North East Lincolnshire Council officially launches!

A partnership initiative, named The Hive Inspire Project, between Business Hive, Humberside Police and North East Lincolnshire Council officially launched yesterday (Wednesday 22 September) and is set to give vulnerable young people in North East Lincolnshire unique opportunities to gain employment experience and new skills from leaders in the local business community, whilst also helping to reduce crime in the area.
The idea behind the scheme is to divert young people, particularly between the ages of 16 and 25, away from criminality such as County Lines, which has been growing in the area in recent years. Organised crime groups often target children and young adults who are finding themselves in vulnerable situations, whether that be through home life, education, their health or peer pressure.
These groups promise them cash, a flash lifestyle and friendship, which can understandably seem appealing, but what they don’t show is the violence, intimidation, exploitation and difficulty to get out, which can leave young people with a criminal record, lack of job prospects or in some extreme cases, seriously in danger.
This new initiative, which was presented to business leaders at Healing Manor in Grimsby, looks to provide positive diversion to these young people through connecting them with the business world and providing them with opportunities for 1-to-1 mentoring, work experience, sponsorship and employment.
Jo Taylor, Business Hive Manager said: “We are really passionate about our local young people and them all having opportunities to succeed. They are the future work force, so we have a responsibility as a community to do everything we can to support them.
“Our aim is to connect ‘at risk’ young people, identified by children’s services within the local authority and the police, with businesses and entrepreneurs who can provide invaluable advice, support and experience in their desired area of interest.
“Through my initial conversations with many of our members, it was clear that in some cases they had faced similar difficulties in their younger years, giving them a greater understanding of the situation these young people might be in. This will also inspire the young people to know that it’s possible to grow through hardship.
“We are really thankful to the members for showing so much interest in helping to bring this initiative to fruition.
“We are piloting the scheme in North East Lincolnshire; however, we hope that it will prove successful so that we can expand into North Lincolnshire, Hull and the East Riding.”
Detective Chief Inspector Phil Booker at Humberside Police said: “There is nothing we as a police service want more than to protect vulnerable people. It’s extremely upsetting to see young people getting involved in criminality based on false promises from exploitative gangs.
“Whilst we will continue to take robust enforcement action against those central to criminality, we also recognise the importance of early intervention work with young people, which our Neighbourhood teams already do really well with local schools and community groups.
“Working with the business community to help these young people in this way is something completely new for us, but we are confident this can have a real impact on these young people’s lives, whilst also helping to disrupt criminal organisations and make our communities safer and stronger.”
Councillor Ian Lindley, portfolio holder for children, education and skills at North East Lincolnshire Council, said: “Many of the young people we look after or come into regular contact with do have high aspirations to go onto further education, apprenticeships or employment, but through factors that are often out of their control, they sometimes don’t feel that they can achieve these goals.
“Our role in this great initiative is to identify the young people who are most likely to benefit from this support from the businesses, and hope that through these connections, it gives them the confidence and hope that they can achieve big things.
“We are really keen for our local young people to have opportunities to succeed in their own hometown, so there is potential for this initiative to encourage that. Not only does that help to boost the local economy and reduce crime, but it also gives these youngsters a chance to build a real positive future here. It’s great to see the business community working with the council and the police to provide further local provisions and diversions for our young and vulnerable people.”


Unleash your brainy side, as you gather your most clued-up colleagues for an evening of competitive, fun-packed quiz antics! All in aid of our members at YMCA Humber, a local charity that supports young homeless people across the area.

Tickets cost £10 each and includes Pie & Peas, minimum of 3 players, maximum of 6. You can enter more than 1 team.

This quiz is one that you won’t want to miss! Wednesday 10th November, 5pm until 8:30pm at the Ashbourne Hotel. Book now –


Our Patron members at Forrester Boyd are delighted that two more of its trainee accountants have passed their qualifications and can now look forward to careers as chartered certified accountants!

Amelia Jacklin and James Sykes have passed the final exams of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and can now celebrate being fully qualified chartered certified accountants, adding more valuable members to the growing team at Forrester Boyd.

Congratulations! 🐝


Big Names and Brands Announced for Business Hive Live 2021!

After two years away, the Business Hive are coming back bigger and better than ever with two fantastic Keynote Speakers, both linked to some of the world’s biggest and best companies, for this year’s Business Hive Live!
Northern Lincolnshire’s No.1 Business Expo and Conference will take place this year on Tuesday 5th October at Forest Pines Hotel and will once again bring leading business speakers to our doorstep.
There will of course be over 40 exhibition stands for you to browse throughout the day, but to kick off the day is the Hive’s well-known First Tuesday Breakfast Networking from 9am until 10:30am.
Managing Director of E-Factor Group Mark Webb said:
“Business Hive Live is such a positive event and one I look forward to every year. I am delighted the team are bringing it back. What’s not to like….  hundreds of business people and entrepreneurs, some amazing exhibition stands and of course the inspiring national Keynote Speakers that the Hive always bring to these events. Kicking off the day with the popular First Tuesday Network is a great move, gets people talking and offers a chance to be introduced to your next biggest customer!”
Taking to the stage first at 11am is Tim Wade, ex-Marketing Director for Best Western and founder of CX Lab.
Tim joined the world’s largest hotel chain, Best Western as Marketing Director at the beginning of the financial crisis when the hotel sector wasn’t growing and the Best Western brand was performing poorly.  Tim completely transformed the brand with “Hotels with Personality” becoming the strategy, he drove this through a complete transformation of customer experience, marketing, and a major culture change throughout the group. The results saw double digit growth every year with the Best Western brand becoming the number one in its sector.
What leading businesses have in common is that they place the customer at the centre of their organisation. Tim’s talk will use behavioural science to challenge your thinking around understanding customer behaviour, it will provide a practical application that makes a measurable difference, and it will be fun!
Following a break for lunch, 2:30pm will bring Jeremy Schwartz, former Managing Director for L’Oreal UK, former CEO of The Body Shop and ex-Marketing Director for News International, Coca-Cola, Pandora and Sainsbury’s to the stage.
At Coca-Cola, Jeremy Schwartz created the multi-billion-dollar Coke Zero brand, at L’Oréal he launched the iconic “Because You’re Worth it” line, and at Pandora he led the transition from stores to e-commerce focus, resulting in a 300% increase in share price.
At The Body Shop Schwartz created the ground-breaking and highly successful vegan ranges, persuaded authorities around the world to protect endangered strips of rainforest and travelled to the Amazon to source new ingredients and protect biodiversity by creating an income for local indigenous groups. Jeremy is paving the way for ambitious businesses to adopt his purpose-driven business and leadership methods. So, if you’d like to hear from a speaker who will engage you with their transformational content, and engaging delivery, booking early is advised.
Jo Taylor, Business Hive Manager, said:
“After 2 years away due to the pandemic, we are delighted to be bringing world class speakers back to the Business Hive Live stage. This event will be a chance for businesses around the region to come together in celebration of surviving and thriving through what has been the toughest test of our generation.  It is open to anyone in business who values meeting new connections and hearing from business leaders who have led international brands to phenomenal success.  It promises to be a really uplifting day.”
Business Hive Live takes place at Forest Pines Hotel Conference Centre on Tuesday 5th October from 9am – 4pm. For more information and to register for the breakfast networking and these fantastic speakers, visit


Meet our new member Michelle at Early Years Educare!

“Having provided an early years educational setting in Humberston for over 15 years, we decided to offer a similar experience within a deprived area and so we developed Grant Thorold Forest School. Since opening in April 2019, we have become an integral part of the community having already provided education and care for over 150 children, and very proudly acquired an Outstanding status from Ofsted in June 2021.

Along with our usual Forest School based activities such as cooking on a fire, handling tools during wood work sessions and spending most of our day outdoors, we also provide mindfulness moments to relieve anxieties and encourage relaxation in the children’s often busy and chaotic world.

Through the Business Hive we hope to link up with industries within the world of STEM and create valuable partnerships which will encourage and develop our young children into the engineers, computer programmers, microbiologists and architects of the future.”

Welcome to the Business Hive! 🐝


Our members at C&J Group Lincs Ltd have AV Equipment available to hire! (Perfect timing with Hive Live coming up… 😉)

Contact them on 01472 809853 to discuss your requirements and see how they can help.


The Newest Smartphones 📱 The Latest and Greatest Software 📱 Award-winning O2 Direct Partner 📱

Is it time for an upgrade? ⬆️
#Smartphones #O2DirectPartner #BusinessMobiles

Visit the following blog by our members at The One Point for more details on why mobile upgrades are important for businesses!


Our members at Daisa & Co are delighted to have WON the Yorkshire Prestige ‘Publishing Specialists of the Year’ 2021/2022 Award!

The whole team will be attending the awards ceremony in Leeds in September where we will hear the Judge’s comments and receive the award. Congratulations! 🎉

“None of this would be possible without the undenying support from our Authors, associates, readers and customers. Thank you!”

They are also open for submissions! Email with any enquiries.


Businesses can benefit from embracing green transport!

Our members at Forrester Boyd will be able to help and advise on the taxable benefits and allowances of buying and running electric vehicles. It is always worth looking at your planned capital expenditure and discussing with an expert business adviser to ensure you are maximising the reliefs and grants available.

For a no obligation conversation with Forrester Boyd, call 01472 350601 or email


Are you interested in a career in Engineering? Youth Engineering is a Scunthorpe based, unique employment scheme, providing individuals with the opportunity to learn new skills and qualifications in Engineering.

No qualifications or experience are necessary; simply a desire to learn and a can-do attitude!

To find out more, email or call 01724 275729.


The Business Hive, Humberside Police and North East Lincolnshire Council have joined forces to launch a new scheme, named The Hive Inspire Project, helping to divert young people away from crime whilst gaining opportunities in the business world.
This initiative will provide businesses and young people a unique opportunity to connect, based on interests, aspirations and skills. It also hopes to benefit the wider community through the reduction of anti-social behaviour and crime, plus boost the local economy.
At a breakfast launch event on Wednesday 22nd September at Healing Manor Hotel, Grimsby, business leaders from the area will have the opportunity to hear about the initiative and why it is so important for the area from Business Hive Manager Jo Taylor, Humberside Police Detective Chief Inspector Phil Booker and North East Lincolnshire Council Locality Specialist Rachel Cross.
Whilst it is piloting in North East Lincolnshire at this time, there are hopes to expand the project into North Lincolnshire, Hull and the East Riding if successful.
Registration is required to attend the event. For information on how you can do this, visit here:


Work Anywhere 🌍 Work Securely 🔒 Save Money 💷

Are you stuck in the past? Future-proof your business with VoIP!
#VoIP #Telecoms #FutureProof #RemoteWorking

Visit the following blog by our members at The One Point Limited for more details on why VoIP is better than a traditional phone system!


Our members at A G Smith & Co have recently transformed their practice with Sage Accounting!

As well as encouraging their clients to use Sage within their businesses, Sage’s various software offerings have helped them to transform their practice into the modern, paperless, cloud-based firm it is today!

You can see an interview with Andrew and Sage as part of their Customer Success Stories by visiting


The highest VERIFIABLE ROI we’ve ever known anyone get from a sales training workshop is 4,185%… That is what Sam Robinson of Almond Financial managed to achieve after attending Austen Hempstead’s 2-Day Essential Sales Skills Workshop!

Austen holds these workshops just twice a year, with 12 seats available… And half are already taken for this session! 😱

Join him on the 12th and 13th October at DoubleTree by Hilton Lincoln for just £595+VAT per person. Visit or contact Austen at for more info or to book a seat.


Meet our new members at Trademark Property Services, David and Guy!

Trademark offer professional property marketing services in North East Lincolnshire and the surrounding areas. Whether it be Domestic/Commercial EPC’s, internal/aerial photography, professionally drawn floor-plans or 360° virtual tours, they offer a bespoke service to both estate agents and private sellers/landlords to ensure selling or renting a property is as easy as possible.

Welcome to the Business Hive! 🐝


Is your business a low hanging fruit for hackers?

Hackers have a new favourite target – SMB’s. Unfortunately, small business owners often lack protection and cyber security awareness, which means their company resources are easy to access.

Our members at The One Point Limited have created a blog with hints and tips on how to protect yourself and your company, give it a read here!