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.


August 2021



Our members at Hammond House have released their latest Billboard TV programme… Give it a watch here!


Our members at Winning Moves are running a webinar all about ‘Moving Your Business to the Cloud’.

Moving your business to the Cloud is actually super simple… It’s likely to reduce your costs, calls to your IT supplier and make your operations simpler and more efficient – which is great because that’s the stuff that makes peoples’ day to day lives easier and happier!

Wednesday 1st September, 1pm until 2:30pm. Book now –


Our members at Cuckoo’s Beauty are a vegan-friendly and cruelty-free beauty salon based at Brigg Garden Centre. They offer a vast range of beauty treatments, beauty products and gifts perfect for any occasion from birthdays to Christmas (which is right around the corner btw…! 😬🎅).

You can book an appointment through the website, Facebook, Instagram or direct in the salon –


Our members at Hammond House have released their latest program on the Heritage Channel for Clee TV! Watch it below:


Join Modal Training on Tuesday 14th September for an All Things Logistics morning at Forest Pines!

From 8.30am until 1pm, join them for a light breakfast, networking and to meet their guest speakers. They will be discussing all things logistics, such as long-distance freight, compliance and safety, and recruitment and retention within logistics.

Book your place now –


Our members at JM Trucking are holding a Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work course this coming Monday at the Enterprise Village.

All learners will have the skills and knowledge to provide the organisation with Emergency First Aider’s that can provide treatment to their casualties in a prompt, safe and effective manner.

The price for the course will be £60 including the Workbook, Certificate and VAT. For more details, please visit


Our members at Ish Fish have got a brand new-look website!

Around six weeks ago, they sent out an email asking how they could make Ish Fish better and what they could improve about their service. They found that people loved the system, but could make Ish Fish bigger and better by making a few tweaks. So, that’s where the fresh new website comes in!

Read Garry’s blog and take a look around the website here –


The St Andrew’s Hospice Sparkle Walk is back!

The event this year is on Friday 17th September from 7pm onwards in Cleethorpes. They are hoping to raise over £10,000 this year from registration and sponsorship of the walkers, which provides huge benefit to the hospice. Please share amongst your friends and family.

Find out more details here –


Meet our new members, David & Gaynor, Personal Property Agents AND husband and wife of The Property Couple!

“Originally from the North West, Bolton & Bury to be precise, where we spent many years in our own Property and Marketing business. After a few adventures around the UK, including the London Property Market and setting up and running our own luxury Champagne Cruise boat in Devon, we’ve laid our hat in the NE Lincs area, a place we adore and have been coming as a visitor for over ten years! Oh and as David is an ex Royal Naval Officer, it satiates his need to be by the sea!

As Newman Property Experts partner agents we do things a little different, it’s a lifestyle thing. For us it’s personal, it’s about getting to the soul of a property, bringing it to life in a way that inspires others to emotionally connect, and see your property as their home.

Having a strong marketing and networking background we look forward to getting out and about and meeting other Hive members very soon.”

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Meet our new member Lisa, the proud owner of Tom’s Garden! 🌸

“I deliver beautiful flowers across Lincolnshire with the help of my trusty Morris Minor van. Providing event and wedding floristry but also smaller treats for those who just want that little bit of loveliness for themselves. Tom’s Garden is named in memory of my late grandad who was a terrific gardener and my inspiration behind all that I do.”

Email with any enquiries.

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Our member Austen from Ltd has written a children’s book! 📚

Read about the adventures of the Elephant and his friend, the Gnu!

Order yours here –


Meet our new member, Na’ím Anís Paymán from The Grand Hotel by Paymán Club!

Na’ím is a serial entrepreneur seeking to bring meaningful innovation to the world. While studying at the University of Cambridge, he set up Paymán Club, a provider of short-term accommodation in Cambridge and Oxford. After graduating, he oversaw the growth of the company and currently Paymán Club operates in 20 cities across the UK and Europe!

Take a look at The Grand Hotel here –

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First Aid is important in all workplaces.

Join our members at Prohas Ltd for their in-person First Aid course in Grimsby on Monday 6th September. You’ll learn skills such as:

⭐️ CPR & AED
⭐️ Choking
⭐️ Calling for help
⭐️ Recovery Position

Email for more details and to express your interest.


Meet our new member Alicia, Director of Goodwin and Laurie Accountants and Chartered Tax Advisers! They are business advisers based in Grimsby and Doncaster that provide a personalised service to local business owners and individuals.

“I have a wealth of experience in all aspects of business tax and VAT. With particular expertise specialising in current government tax incentive schemes to encourage innovation within British business. Additionally I have a detailed knowledge of VAT, IPT, SDLT and other indirect taxes. I was also a trustee for the City of Culture 2017, which was a fantastic and rewardable experience that allowed me to give back to the City where I once lived and worked.”

Contact Alicia with any enquiries at

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With the world coming out of lockdown, a lot of businesses see this as an opportunity to get back out and increase sales. This would be the perfect time to have an overhaul of your entire sales process

SMOSNET would like to make an offer to all Hive members, a full day assessment for a flat rate of just £500. Then, if they can’t make recommendations to improve your sales – they’ll refund your £500!

Visit to redeem your Members Only offer.


Our members at OceanBlue Logistics are proud to support the new maiden journey for the brand new vessel M/V Ronnie!

The vessel is running a FCL container service from Shanghai to Liverpool, the direct service which took 30 days transit time has been launched to help the port congestion at Felixstowe / London Gateway and Southampton ports. This is a great new service which is helping the ever increasing capacity issue the UK faces at present times, their team looks forward to continuing to support this service moving forward.

Exciting! 🐝


Meet our new member Jacqueline, owner of Megs Island!

Jacqueline purchased a guest house in central Cleethorpes and chose the name Megs Island due to the history of the house. All rooms have en-suites, kitchenettes, Sky TV and Wifi, all to help provide a pleasant stay in Cleethorpes! They welcome all clientele from contractors, to business people, to holiday makers!

For any enquiries, please contact 07931 247797.

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Do you want to increase your profits, attract more customers, build trust and enhance your reputation?

Cultural Intelligence is the capacity to function effectively across a variety of culturally different contexts, such as ethnicity, generational and organisational cultures. Our members at The Equality Practice are holding a Cultural Intelligence Workshop, offering leaders a chance to think, discuss and assess their strengths and weaknesses in this area.

Join them on Wednesday 22nd September at 9am at Centre4. There are limited spaces so book your space now –


Our members at Winning Moves have a series of upcoming digital technology webinars over the next few months! These webinars include:

⭐️ Scaleup Your Business: Developing a Digitally Driven Business Model – 11th August
⭐️ Understanding Big Data and Data Analytics for SME’s – 18th August
⭐️ Moving Your Business to the Cloud – better efficiency, resilience, and profit – 1st September
⭐️ Fundamentals of the Internet of Things – 8th September
⭐️ How Digital Manufacturing Can Save the Planet and Return a Profit – 29th September

All the details and how to book each session can be found on our events calendar –


Meet our new member, Richard from AstroDigital!

“AstroDigital is a full-service digital agency with a national reach. We may secretly have a soft spot for the West country but, shhh don’t tell anyone! So, what is a digital agency, and what do we actually do? Well, in short, we do it all. Our team collectively has many years of experience in their respective roles and have all the bases covered; strategy planning, creative design, content creation, technical development, digital marketing, and web support.”

Find out more about AstroDigital by visiting

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Meet our new member, Kristina from David Roberts & Partners Grimsby!

“I first stepped foot into the insurance world in 2012 and have gained experience working in various departments within the Industry. This has helped me build an array of knowledge from serving clients across many sectors and providing advice on various insurance products. Insurance can be very complex and taxing, we aim to make the process as stress-free as possible by producing solutions, not problems.”

Contact Kristina on 01472 494105 or email

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Meet our new member, Wayne from Grimsby & Clee Eats!

Grimsby & Clee Eats is a food & drink app where local businesses can showcase their products and allow customers to order direct to their door. Some of the 80+ businesses were established on the back of the app, whilst others have grown significantly!

“Grimsby & Clee Eats started just over 8 months ago and I am pleased to say it has gone from strength to strength. This would not have been possible without the support of local businesses and the people in the local area,” said Wayne.

If you haven’t downloaded the app yet, check it out here –

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Last week, the Business Hive team and colleagues from E-Factor Group were delighted to have the Mayor of the Borough of North East Lincolnshire, Cllr David Hasthorpe join them to officially open the new-look Business Hive HQ and BaseCamp coworking space on Dudley Street in Grimsby!

Over 50 local business people, including Richard Ellis of Wilton Cobley who managed the entire project alongside Business Hive Manager Jo Taylor, joined throughout the day for an official ribbon cutting ceremony accompanied by fizz and nibbles provided by local catering team, Waltham Kitchen.

As part of the major refurbishment, the previous yellow and black ‘Hive’ reception has been transformed into an exclusive Members Lounge with colourful plush velvet chairs… Click here to read the full story.

July 2021



Meet our new member Lawrence from SMOSNET !

SMOSNET host sales and training events across the UK, and are involved with 1-1 coaching, group coaching and sales team building.

“Our aim is to help businesses sharpen their sales teams and skills to further their success in creating and capitalizing on opportunities and achieve and maintain targets and goals of any business focused on increasing overall sales.”

For more information on what they offer or to find out more about their sales training, visit

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After 4 years at the helm of Forrester Boyd, David Everatt is handing over the chairman reins to partner Mike Beckett.

David has led the firm through some very memorable times, including the progression and development of it’s Wealth Management services which ranked 3rd in the Financial Times Top 100 Financial Advisory firms in 2020. We then saw David steer the firm through the Covid-19 pandemic.

Mike has been with Forrester Boyd for over 18 years. Based at the firm’s Beverley and Hull offices, Mike is very proud to be taking over the helm from David.

Good luck to all! 🐝


Our Patron members at Forrester Boyd Wealth Management have enhanced their commitment to supporting vulnerable clients through the adoption of the Financial Vulnerability Charter.

They have provided their advisers with extensive training in dealing with the financial matters of vulnerable clients. Adoption of the Charter allows access to a wide range of subject matter in relation to such things as the latest regulatory guidance and scams targeting clients in vulnerable circumstances. It also promotes best practice in dealing with vulnerable clients.

Great news! 🐝


Meet our new member, Andrew Gallacher from A.G Landscaping!

This is Andrew’s first business that he has been running since May, and is already fully booked for a month! If you visit his Facebook page, he regularly posts photos from past jobs along his journey –

If you know anyone who may need some landscaping work done with great customer service for an affordable price, contact him on

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Mind Body & Soul at Oasis Health Club have some great summer offers for you!

☀️ Eyebrow tint and wax with an eyelash tint for just £12!
☀️ Eyelash lift for just £25 on Tuesdays and Thursdays!
☀️ Deluxe manicure and pedicure with gel application for just £55!

Get summer ready with these great offers, you don’t want to miss out!


Meet our new member Bailey, owner of community based fitness business, BeGreatFitness!

They work with anyone from adults with learning difficulties, to children with behavioural needs, giving them the support and focus they need through fitness and boxing sessions. They’re mobile so you will often find them in community centres or schools.

“My job is to show them how capable they are and empower people who may be disregarded. That’s what inspires me, changing lives and helping people to realise their full potential through physical activity.”

For more details and enquiries, email

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Our members at Oasis Health Club currently have a great offer for you!

Get 6 weeks gym membership for just £49.99! Plus, a free weigh-in session! 💪

What a great deal, visit and use code 6wks to claim!


Meet our new member, Patsy Payling from Youth Engineering Scunthorpe!

Youth Engineering was started 7 years ago with the aim of improving the lives of those who are struggling to secure a job. They enable individuals to gain experience in a working environment by providing bespoke services for our customers in laser cutting, press braking, welding and punching, giving our trainees the opportunity to gain a qualification and enhancing their skill sets and their experience.

For more information on what they offer, email

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Our members at Winning Moves are running a Digital Skills Masterclass Series, designed to help you develop a cyber secure business!

The next two Masterclasses will be taking place over the next couple of weeks, the first being ‘As Safe As Houses & Insider Threat Data Breach Simulation’ on the 23rd July from 12:30pm. This Masterclass will delve deeper into the development of your online cyber security plan.

The second being ’15 Ways To Protect Your Business From A Cyber Attack’ on the 30th July from 12:30pm. This Masterclass focuses on bringing everything learnt together and finalising your cyber security plan.

Book your place, and find further information here –


Join Modal Training Centre for their FREE upcoming webinar, Introduction to ISO Certification, covering an overview of the three main ISO certificates.

⭐️ Quality management (ISO9001)
⭐️ Environmental management (ISO14001)
⭐️ Health and safety management (ISO45001)

The webinar will help you understand the requirements of these standards, will explain the external ISO certification process and will provide you with hints and tips on how to develop your own management systems, ensuring they are ready for ISO certification.

Wednesday 11th August, 2pm. Book your place here –


Meet our new member, Darren McKay from F4 IT Services!

“As one of the Directors, I am responsible for managing the F4 IT team, leading on strategy and ensuring client needs are met. With over 25 years experience in the IT field, I have a real eye for new ways of working.

Working closely with our finance and business arms to continually promote our wide range of products and services to local organisations, I also ensure we build long term relationships with all our clients.”

Visit to meet the rest of the team.

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“If 2020 taught the world anything, it’s the importance of a good internet connection.”

The words of our member Tony Smith, Director of Genius Technology Solutions and author of this article. Here you can learn from Tony’s expertise by taking a read through this latest release about telecommunications beyond lockdown and discover some key expertise you can’t get anywhere else. Homeworking, video calls, streaming, education, and accessing life ‘online’ has become the new norm.

Visit to read the article.


Our members at Go Ape have an exclusive offer for our Hive members!

They would like to offer all members 10% off their Treetop Challenge and Treetop Adventure at the Normanby Hall site until the end of the year!

The Treetop Challenge is designed to induce that much-needed adrenaline shot, the obstacles in this tree-high thriller will push you outside of your comfort zone. The Treetop Adventure has a great variety of crossing strung up amongst the trees, you’ll struggle to choose which exciting route to take first.

To retrieve your discount code, visit and log in to your account.


Our members at Modal Training Centre have spaces left on the below upcoming fully-funded courses:

⭐️ Mental Health Awareness Classroom Course – 26th July, 8:30am – 4:30pm
⭐️ First Aid Awareness Classroom Course – 28th July, 8:30am – 1:30pm
⭐️ Mental Health Awareness Classroom Course – 29th July, 8:30am – 4:30pm

These courses are available to adults aged 19 and over that live within North and North East Lincolnshire. Please contact for more details.


Our Patron members at Modal Training Centre are running a NEBOSH National Diploma for Occupational Health and Safety Management Professionals, taking place over a period of 38 weeks, with just one day a week attendance.

This qualification is a perfect choice for anyone who wants to make health and safety their career. Please note, to complete the NEBOSH Diploma you must have completed the NEBOSH Certificate.

Visit for more details and to enquire.


Do you want your dream summer body but are struggling with motivation? Join Oasis Health Club‘s new Weight Loss Journey group! Classes will include a weekly weigh in and talks around motivation, healthy eating, and exercise & activity, plus more.

The class times are as follows:
💪 Monday Express Weigh-In & Questions – 5:30pm until 6:15pm
💪 Wednesday – 10am until 11am
💪 Friday – 10am until 11am
💪 Saturday – 11am until 12pm

Class fees are £3 for members, £5 for non-members or £10 for non-members including use of the gym.

If this is something you are interested in, please call the team on 01472 251682.

June 2021



Our members at First Media have been working closely with Breast Cancer UK on some bespoke eLearning modules and an interactive quiz for the launch of Breast Cancer Prevention Week, taking place this week!

Give the First Media team’s case study a read here –

You can also see the quiz and modules by visiting Please help to get such an important message out by sharing far and wide! 🧡


Our members at CRE8 Workspaces are offering FREE Ergonomic Workshops to all Hive Members! Ray will go into businesses and teach how best to set up your workstation to ensure all health & safety guidelines are met.

Give the team a call on 01724 231274 or email to organise your free workshop!


Our members at My Credit Controllers Ltd offer credit reports on a pay-as-you go basis. You can order just one at a time, or buy a few together for lower pricing. If you buy a bundle, there’s no time limit to use them up!

They currently have a Business Hive Members exclusive offer on their credit reports! Contact the team for more information –


As a business owner, you’re rightly focused on developing and growing your company. It’s understandable if this focus has meant losing sight of your wider financial position.

Our members at Pico Financial Planning Ltd have been in the same position as you – starting a business and building it up over the years, so they can speak with some experience and understanding of the issues and challenges you face.

Drop them a line today to discuss how they can help you! Call 01507 617711 or email


Our members at, a local award-winning video production agency, have relocated their offices to a new premises double the size to facilitate their growth plans and an in-house studio! The new 800sq ft studio is located in the new Britannia House in Scunthorpe.

Pete Hewes said: “This move offers a great bright studio space for our team allowing us to bring a lot of production in house. We’re very excited about our upcoming projects and to cementing our position within the fantastic creative community at Britannia House.”

Good luck guys! 🐝


Following on from the campaign for Foster Care Fortnight, the North Lincolnshire Council Fostering team are wanting to establish what knowledge and awareness the general public have of fostering and where the knowledge gaps are so that they are able to focus their future campaigns on what the public needs to know.

They have developed the following Understanding Fostering Survey –

This should only take 5 minutes to complete but would be a massive support to the recruitment of foster carers. Thank you!


Our Patron members at Stallard Kane have released their latest Broadcast!

It’s packed full of great advice about Right to Work changes, encouraging employee engagement to create a safer workplace, and how to ensure your workplace is compliant in case of an HSE Workplace Exposure inspection.

There’s also details about their upcoming Emergency First Aid in the Workplace course, as well as advice on how to keep learning even if everyone’s not back in the workplace.

Visit to give it a read.


At the BizX2021 Awards, our member John McHale of ActionCOACH had 7 of his clients become finalists in their chosen category! These include other Hive members such as Hirst Priory and Riverhead Coffee!

John is planning more live events to benefit businesses from a range of sectors and with a range of turnovers as lockdown begins to ease, including his next big project, Limitless Live 2021. Visit for more information.