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Who is Northamptonshire's Food and Beverage Achiever of the year?

Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership (NEP) is delighted to be supporting the Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food & Drink Awards...
Who is Northamptonshire's Food and Beverage Achiever of the year?
Food & Drink News 09th Sep 2016

Forestry Commission England - Woodland Creation Planning Grant

The Woodland Creation Planning Grant (WCPG) will re-open on 6 September 2016 to bring forward further proposals for large-scale (more...
Forestry Commission England - Woodland Creation Planning Grant
General News 31st Aug 2016

Northamptonshire Chamber Quarterly Economic Survey (QES)

The Northamptonshire Chamber Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) presents businesses with the opportunity to express their views on a...
Northamptonshire Chamber Quarterly Economic Survey (QES)
General News 23rd Aug 2016

Championing Great British Food Tourism: Grant Scheme

Defra has launched a new grant scheme to champion food tourism which is open to applications until 26 September 2016.The scheme forms...
Championing Great British Food Tourism: Grant Scheme
Food & Drink News 18th Aug 2016

Post-Brexit funding gap for key EU-backed projects set to cost £4.5bn a year

British taxpayers will pay around £4.5 billion a year to plug the post-Brexit funding gap for key European Union-backed projects...
Post-Brexit funding gap for key EU-backed projects set to cost £4.5bn a year...
ESIF News 15th Aug 2016

NEP and SEMLEP merge to form one Local Enterprise Partnership

The merger of Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership (NEP) and South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) has been...
NEP and SEMLEP merge to form one Local Enterprise Partnership
General News 15th Aug 2016

Grants for community groups to support people into jobs and training

Careers specialists, Futures Advice, Skills and Employment has been selected by the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) to administer the...
Grants for community groups to support people into jobs and training
General News 18th Jul 2016

Red Arch to hold Queen's Award celebration

In April this year, it was formally announced that leading Northamptonshire developer and manufacturer of high performance automotive...
Red Arch to hold Queen's Award celebration
HPT News 05th Jul 2016

Midlands Engine summit discusses transport links to get the most from HS2

Business and political leaders attending a summit to drive forward the Midlands Engine held in-depth talks on transport plans to maximise...
Midlands Engine summit discusses transport links to get the most from HS2
HPT News 05th Jul 2016

Queen's Award winners in the East Midlands attend celebration breakfast

A celebration breakfast honouring East Midlands companies that were successful in the international trade category at this year&rsquo...
Queen's Award winners in the East Midlands attend celebration breakfast
Creative & Cultural Industry News 05th Jul 2016

The Careers & Enterprise Company publishes first annual review

The Careers & Enterprise Company has announced the publication of its first annual review which sets out what the organisation...
The Careers & Enterprise Company publishes first annual review
General News 01st Jul 2016

Enterprising advisers celebrate a successful first year

Last week (20 June), Northamptonshire’s Enterprise Advisers gathered at a local hotel to celebrate the first full year of NEP...
Enterprising advisers celebrate a successful first year
General News 28th Jun 2016

Ride to Work Week 2016

Northamptonshire workers have the chance to try motorcycling for free during Ride to Work Week (20-26 June).Motorcycles and scooters...
Ride to Work Week 2016
General News 23rd Jun 2016

Conference hears how Midlands Connect can unlock growth & jobs

Improving road and rail links across the Midlands could unlock more than £1 billion of extra economic growth a year and create...
General News 23rd Jun 2016

Superfast Broadband - Demand Registration Survey

Northamptonshire County Council has launched a survey to find out more about the current level of demand for superfast in the county...
Superfast Broadband - Demand Registration Survey
General News 17th Jun 2016

Your new life and business on TV

Pi Productions, a television production company that created Grand Designs and reinvented MasterChef, are making a brand new documentary...
Your new life and business on TV
General News 17th Jun 2016

Corby School seeks former students

A Corby secondary school is seeking former students who can inspire and motivate the current generation to academic success and career...
Corby School seeks former students
General News 14th Jun 2016

MEPC moves to 'next level' at Silverstone Park

MEPC, the asset manager and developer of Silverstone Park, has revealed artist’s impressions of how it will develop the business...
MEPC moves to 'next level' at Silverstone Park
HPT News 14th Jun 2016

National Business Survey

Sunderland Business School is conducting a piece of research on the views of UK businesses from SMEs to larger companies on their...
National Business Survey
General News 07th Jun 2016

Northampton Alive adopts Northampton Community Energy Scheme

Northampton Alive has adopted the Northampton Community Energy Scheme as one of its programme of projects, to help move the town forward...
Northampton Alive adopts Northampton Community Energy Scheme
General News 01st Jun 2016

NEP Enterprise Adviser attends Royal Garden Party

An advocate and dedicated participant in NEP’s Enterprise Advisers scheme was invited to Buckingham Palace earlier this month...
NEP Enterprise Adviser attends Royal Garden Party
General News 31st May 2016

Silverstone Technology Cluster 'opens for business'

A cluster of high-tech engineering businesses, the Silverstone Technology Cluster, has been identified in the area surrounding Silverstone...
Silverstone Technology Cluster 'opens for business'
HPT News 27th May 2016

NEP to host event to ensure creativity and culture prosper in Northamptonshire

People working in Northamptonshire’s Creative & Cultural Industries are coming together for a special FREE two-day event...
NEP to host event to ensure creativity and culture prosper in Northamptonshire...
Creative & Cultural Industry News 24th May 2016

£3m of funding helps support business innovation and 300 new jobs in Northamptonshire

A funding programme to support Northamptonshire and East Midlands businesses in the High Performance Technologies (HPT) sector has...
£3m of funding helps support business innovation and 300 new jobs in Northamptonshire...
HPT News 17th May 2016

Northamptonshire Growth Hub celebrates its success during national Growth Hub Week, 16-20 May 2016

Today (Monday) marks the start of Growth Hub Week, a week which celebrates the completion of the national growth hub network. The...
Northamptonshire Growth Hub celebrates its success during national Growth Hub...
General News 16th May 2016

LEADER programme - latest news

The LEADER programme - grants for small and medium-sized rural businesses - has just issued a May edition of its e-newsletter.In it...
LEADER programme - latest news
General News 13th May 2016

Superfast Northamptonshire - latest developments

The latest e-news from Superfast Northamptonshire is now available.For the May 2016 issue plus all you need to know about Superfast...
Superfast Northamptonshire - latest developments
General News 13th May 2016

What do you think makes Northamptonshire a great county?

As part of their 15 year celebrations, Northamptonshire Community Foundation are inviting individuals to 'Capture the Moment' - an...
What do you think makes Northamptonshire a great county?
General News 11th May 2016

Competing for growth - LEPs join forces to boost local economy

Two Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) have joined forces to bid for a slice of the government’s £1.8billion Local Growth...
Competing for growth - LEPs join forces to boost local economy
Logistics News 10th May 2016

Engineering firm relocates from London

Construction and engineering firm, Kilnbridge, has moved its fabrication operation from London to Northampton thanks to a massive...
Engineering firm relocates from London
General News 10th May 2016

Corby employer helps school students bring their lessons to life

Facilitated by NEP, 16 engineering students from Lodge Park Academy were invited to Benteler Automotive in Corby last month (18 April...
Corby employer helps school students bring their lessons to life
General News 05th May 2016

Invitations to Tender for Northamptonshire ESF 2014-2020 contracts

ESF UpdateInvitations to Tender for Northamptonshire ESF 2014-2020 contracts have now been published HEREThe 2016 timeline which incorporates...
Invitations to Tender for Northamptonshire ESF 2014-2020 contracts
ESIF News 05th May 2016

Northamptonshire welcomes ex-forces personnel to dedicated jobs fair

Earlier today (Wednesday 4 May), 25 Northamptonshire-based businesses including Dachser, Kuehne & Nagel, MAHLE Powertrain, Ricoh...
Northamptonshire welcomes ex-forces personnel to dedicated jobs fair
Logistics News 04th May 2016

Northamptonshire businesses focused on growth as top 100 business survey launches for 2016

Confidence amongst Northamptonshire’s businesses is robust with the majority expecting to increase profits, investment and staff...
Northamptonshire businesses focused on growth as top 100 business survey launches...
General News 03rd May 2016

Northamptonshire Growth Hub sponsors 'Best Enterprising Business' category in Northamptonshire SME Awards

Today (Tuesday 26 April, 12.30pm) marks the launch of the inaugural SME Northamptonshire Business Awards at Northampton Guildhall....
Northamptonshire Growth Hub sponsors 'Best Enterprising Business' category...
General News 26th Apr 2016

Harness the power of Britain's entrepreneurs

On Wednesday 18 May, at 6.00pm, 40 of the UK's most successful entrepreneurs are offering business advice for FREE at 20 locations...
Harness the power of Britain's entrepreneurs
General News 26th Apr 2016

One of Northamptonshire's premier shoemakers awarded The Queen's Award for Enterprise

One of Northamptonshire's premier shoemakers has been awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Joseph Cheaney, based in Desborough...
One of Northamptonshire's premier shoemakers awarded The Queen's Award for...
Creative & Cultural Industry News 21st Apr 2016

Northamptonshire Logistics Awards 2016 - winners announced

The first annual Northamptonshire Logistics Awards Dinner was held last night (Wednesday) with a capacity audience celebrating the...
Northamptonshire Logistics Awards 2016 - winners announced
Logistics News 21st Apr 2016

Red Arch Manufacturing awarded prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise

Leading developer and manufacturer of high performance automotive components, Red Arch Manufacturing Ltd, has been awarded the UK'...
Red Arch Manufacturing awarded prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise
HPT News 21st Apr 2016

HSBC launches £200m fund for SME businesses

HSBC has launched a £200m lending fund to support small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in Northamptonshire and Milton...
HSBC launches £200m fund for SME businesses
General News 18th Apr 2016

Northampton Saints back REME jobs fair

A new Northamptonshire campaign aimed at resettling forces personnel will be launched at a dedicated Recruitment Fair at Northampton...
Northampton Saints back REME jobs fair
General News 14th Apr 2016

Constructive campaign to link Northamptonshire developers with their future workforce

A new campaign designed to help address shortages in Northamptonshire’s construction industry supply chain will be launched...
Constructive campaign to link Northamptonshire developers with their future...
General News 14th Apr 2016

NEP European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) - Call for projects promoting research and innovation in Northamptonshire

The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) call for projects promoting research and innovation in Northamptonshire is now open....
NEP European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) - Call for projects promoting...
ESIF News 13th Apr 2016

Changing Lives. The Business of Engagement in Education Breakfast: the Role of the NED

This event is an opportunity for business leaders in Northamptonshire to explore a non-executive director role in education. The number...
Changing Lives. The Business of Engagement in Education Breakfast: the Role...
General News 12th Apr 2016

Northamptonshire Logistics Awards Dinner 2016 - SOLD OUT

NEP’s first annual Northamptonshire Logistics Awards Dinner 2016 has already sold out its entire allocation of over 100 tickets...
Northamptonshire Logistics Awards Dinner 2016 - SOLD OUT
Logistics News 06th Apr 2016

Exporting is GREAT 'Big Truck' roadshow in Corby

Yesterday (Tuesday 5 April), as part of the Exporting is GREAT initiative, the Export Hub aka ‘Big Truck’ arrived in Corby...
Exporting is GREAT 'Big Truck' roadshow in Corby
General News 06th Apr 2016

Northamptonshire Logistics Awards 2016 - finalists announced

The first annual Northamptonshire Logistics Awards, launched earlier this month, has been met with a fantastic response from across...
Northamptonshire Logistics Awards 2016 - finalists announced
Logistics News 01st Apr 2016

Insider Midlands Residential Property Awards - now open for entries

The Insider Midlands Residential Property Awards competition is now open for entries. An ideal opportunity to promote both individual...
Insider Midlands Residential Property Awards - now open for entries
General News 31st Mar 2016

NEP's The Link bringing education and business together with over 300 activities in schools

With the Spring issue of NEP’s education & business magazine, The Link, out now, NEP’s Education/Business team are...
NEP's The Link bringing education and business together with over 300 activities...
General News 31st Mar 2016

Superfast Northamptonshire - through your letterbox

The first stage of the Superfast Northamptonshire project was completed at the end of December 2015, three months ahead of target.&...
Superfast Northamptonshire - through your letterbox
General News 29th Mar 2016

ESIF Growth Programme Bulletin - Spring 2016

Since our last update NEP has continued to work closely with the lead Government departments (Managing Authorities) and their agencies...
ESIF Growth Programme Bulletin - Spring 2016
ESIF News 24th Mar 2016

Northamptonshire Logistics Awards 2016: More Sponsors Announced

The first annual Northamptonshire Logistics Awards competition was launched at the beginning of March and the deadline for applications...
Northamptonshire Logistics Awards 2016: More Sponsors Announced
Logistics News 24th Mar 2016

Northamptonshire Business praised at LEP Network Conference

Calling for services that give SMEs real tangible answers that are useable, Chris Walker Director and CEO, Diamond Hard...
 Northamptonshire Business praised at LEP Network Conference
24th Mar 2016

ESIF Call Announcements: April Workshops 2016

In anticipation of future ESIF calls, NEP has announced today that Sajeeda Rose, Chief Operating Officer will be hosting two workshops...
ESIF Call Announcements: April Workshops 2016
General News 23rd Mar 2016

Northamptonshire Logistics Awards 2016: New Sponsor Announced

The first annual Northamptonshire Logistics Awards competition was launched at the beginning of March and the deadline for applications...
Northamptonshire Logistics Awards 2016: New Sponsor Announced
Logistics News 23rd Mar 2016

NEP Welcomes Greg Clark MP’S Multi-Billion Pound Offer To Boost Local Growth

Local leaders wanting to boost skills, support business and build more homes will be offered the chance to apply for the latest round...
NEP Welcomes Greg Clark MP’S Multi-Billion Pound Offer To Boost Local Growth...
23rd Mar 2016

Last chance for Northamptonshire companies to ‘open their doors’ to young people

Between Monday 20 June and Wednesday 13 July 2016, Northamptonshire companies will be invited to ‘Open their Doors’ to...
Last chance for Northamptonshire companies to ‘open their doors’ to young...
22nd Mar 2016

Midlands Engine for Growth fuelled by Budget 2016

More than £250million from the Chancellor’s 2016 Budget will fuel the ambitions of the ‘Midlands Engine for Growth...
Midlands Engine for Growth fuelled by Budget 2016
17th Mar 2016

Recruitment Fair to Launch new Northamptonshire ‘The Place’ Campaign

A new Northamptonshire campaign aimed at resettling forces personnel will be launched at a dedicated Recruitment Fair at Northampton...
Recruitment Fair to Launch new Northamptonshire ‘The Place’ Campaign
Food & Drink News 16th Mar 2016

NEP needs 20 new Apprentice Ambassadors to meet Northamptonshire’s skills challenge head-on

National Apprenticeship Week 14-18 March 2016Fast approaching its first anniversary, NEP’s Apprentice Ambassador Programme was...
NEP needs 20 new Apprentice Ambassadors to meet Northamptonshire’s skills...
14th Mar 2016

FREE employment workshop to help Northamptonshire businesses support employees with learning disabilities

March 22 2016 10.30am-12.00pm or 1.00pm-2.30pm Kettering Conference CentreNorthamptonshire Learning Disability Partnership Board (...
FREE employment workshop to help Northamptonshire businesses support employees...
General News 11th Mar 2016

NEW round of £1,000 careers grants for Northampton's young people

In January, NEP helped to launch a new grant scheme to support young people in Northampton to develop their careers, focusing on skills...
NEW round of £1,000 careers grants for Northampton's young people
Creative & Cultural Industry News 11th Mar 2016

ESIF Growth Programme Bulletin - February-March 2016

ERDF: supporting local businesses As the 2014-20 ERDF Programme gains momentum, local businesses are being provided with access to...
ESIF Growth Programme Bulletin - February-March 2016
ESIF News 09th Mar 2016

Northamptonshire Logistics Awards 2016 - sponsors announced

The first annual Northamptonshire Logistics Awards competition was launched last week and is now open for entries with major local...
Northamptonshire Logistics Awards 2016 - sponsors announced
Logistics News 09th Mar 2016

Corby to host 'Big Truck' because Exporting is GREAT

Next month on Tuesday 5 April, as part of the Exporting is GREAT initiative, the Export Hub aka ‘Big Truck’ will be visiting...
Corby to host 'Big Truck' because Exporting is GREAT
General News 08th Mar 2016

FINAL CALL - Workshop; call for projects to support community and voluntary organisations

The European Social Fund (ESF) call from the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) for community grants is now open. The new call for funding...
FINAL CALL - Workshop; call for projects to support community and voluntary...
ESIF News 04th Mar 2016

Digital Academy unveiled for new students at Daventry Campus

A Digital Academy set to teach students software and coding, web development, games design and social media is being unveiled this...
Digital Academy unveiled for new students at Daventry Campus
General News 03rd Mar 2016

Northants shoe firm steps foot into America

A Northants-based shoe firm has stepped foot into America with the opening of its first store outside of the UK - in New York. Grenson...
Northants shoe firm steps foot into America
Creative & Cultural Industry News 03rd Mar 2016

Northamptonshire Logistics Awards 2016

The first annual Northamptonshire Logistics Awards competition was launched this week and is now open for entries. Designed to celebrate...
Northamptonshire Logistics Awards 2016
Logistics News 02nd Mar 2016

Northamptonshire companies invited to 'open their doors' to the county's young people

Following the well-received Open Doors 2015 programme, this year will see a new Open Doors initiative inviting Northamptonshire employers...
Northamptonshire companies invited to 'open their doors' to the county's young...
General News 23rd Feb 2016

Northamptonshire stately home scoops prestigious education award

Yesterday (Monday), Chris Heaton Harris MP and Deputy Lieutenant Deirdre Newham handed out a prestigious Sandford Award to Holdenby...
Northamptonshire stately home scoops prestigious education award
General News 23rd Feb 2016

Northamptonshire needs your help with the QES

Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce conducts a Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) which presents businesses with the opportunity to...
Northamptonshire needs your help with the QES
General News 22nd Feb 2016

Superfast Northamptonshire - what's in it for me and when?

Superfast broadband in Northamptonshire is moving quickly. The first stage of the Superfast Northamptonshire project was completed...
Superfast Northamptonshire - what's in it for me and when?
General News 22nd Feb 2016

Northamptonshire recognised as great place to invest

Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership (NEP) has been ranked third in the country in fDi Magazine’s European Cities and Regions...
Northamptonshire recognised as great place to invest
Food & Drink News 17th Feb 2016

Director of the Year Awards 2016

The Institute of Directors (IoD) East Midlands Director of the Year Awards 2016 are now open for nominations and applications. The...
Director of the Year Awards 2016
General News 15th Feb 2016

Record breaking business support

In January 2016, the Northamptonshire Growth Hub supported more new businesses in a month than ever before (86 per cent up on December...
Record breaking business support
General News 12th Feb 2016

China export opportunities

The China-Britain Business Council publish China export opportunities across a number of different sectors. Below are links to a...
China export opportunities
Food & Drink News 10th Feb 2016

Concerns over literacy and numeracy in workplace being addressed

The Education and Training Foundation (the Foundation) has been tasked to reform Functional Skills qualifications in maths and English...
Concerns over literacy and numeracy in workplace being addressed
General News 10th Feb 2016

Solutions for equality and growth in the workplaces of SMEs

Following a twelve month research project, Citizens Advice has identified solutions to help disabled people, Black, Asian and minority...
Solutions for equality and growth in the workplaces of SMEs
General News 02nd Feb 2016

Grants of up to £35K available via Skills & Opportunities Fund

The Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest Skills and Opportunity Fund opened yesterday, offering grants of up to £35,000 to support...
Grants of up to £35K available via Skills & Opportunities Fund
General News 02nd Feb 2016

ESIF Growth Programme Bulletin - January 2016

ESF Launch Activity Following the adoption of the European Social Fund Operational Programme in the autumn last year we are...
ESIF Growth Programme Bulletin - January 2016
ESIF News 29th Jan 2016

Northampton remains a catalyst for business

Northampton has proven its worth to the UK economy again, according to the latest report from Centre for Cities. Cities Outlook 2016...
Northampton remains a catalyst for business
General News 27th Jan 2016

Cyber security event good for business

On Monday 21 March 2016, Northamptonshire is playing host to ‘Cyber Security: Ever Been Hacked Off?' - a cyber security...
Cyber security event good for business
General News 25th Jan 2016

10,000 Small Businesses UK – Applications now open

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK programme is designed to provide high-quality, practical education and business support...
10,000 Small Businesses UK – Applications now open
General News 25th Jan 2016

Weetabix aims use wheat grown within a 50 mile radius of its factory in Northamptonshire village

Northamptonshire cereal maker, Weetabix, has reaffirmed its commitment to source the wheat it purchases each year from farmers located...
Weetabix aims use wheat grown within a 50 mile radius of its factory in Northamptonshire...
Food & Drink News 22nd Jan 2016

Food & Drink in Northamptonshire – FREE event showcases latest developments

NEP’s industry-led Food and Drink Sector Board invites you to attend the Food & Drink Update on Wednesday 3 February 2016...
Food & Drink in Northamptonshire – FREE event showcases...
Food & Drink News 21st Jan 2016

‘Northamptonshire. The Place to Teach’ roadshow – next stop Corby

Northamptonshire’s ‘The Place to Teach’ roadshow, launched at a Westminster Train to Teach event in London last...
‘Northamptonshire. The Place to Teach’ roadshow – next stop Corby
General News 21st Jan 2016

DECC Issue New FAQs on P4 Activity

DECC have been working with 11 LEP areas on P4 activity through which a number of low carbon / sustainability / ERDF questions have...
DECC Issue New FAQs on P4 Activity
ESIF News 20th Jan 2016

£1,000 careers grants available to Northampton’s young people

A new grant scheme is being launched today to support young people in Northampton to develop their careers.  The Sir Thomas White...
£1,000 careers grants available to Northampton’s young people
General News 11th Jan 2016

Taskforce supports Fairline workers

A taskforce has been established to provide support to the staff affected by the administration of Fairline Boats, which has factories...
Taskforce supports Fairline workers
General News 06th Jan 2016

HS2 contract opportunities

As part of High Speed Two’s (HS2) commitment to provide a high level of transparency for HS2 business opportunities, it has...
HS2 contract opportunities
General News 06th Jan 2016

Ikea warehouse set to create 120 jobs in Corby

More than 100 jobs will be created with a new warehouse opening in Corby next month. Swedish furniture giant, Ikea, has confirmed...
Ikea warehouse set to create 120 jobs in Corby
General News 04th Jan 2016

Superfast Broadband Rollout Completes Stage 1

Superfast Northamptonshire has completed its Stage 1 milestone this December, three months ahead of schedule. The County Council&rsquo...
Superfast Broadband Rollout Completes Stage 1
General News 04th Jan 2016

Call for Applicants – The RTP Fellowship

The RTP Fellowship is offering places on a special, no cost Sustainable Leadership programme for early to mid-career managers who...
Call for Applicants – The RTP Fellowship
General News 21st Dec 2015

Northamptonshire apprentice wins medal at Skills Show UK 2015

NITAL apprentice and Enterprise Control Systems (ECS) employee, James Kent, has won a bronze medal at last month's national Skills...
Northamptonshire apprentice wins medal at Skills Show UK 2015
General News 16th Dec 2015

Grant scheme for businesses in Chilterns, Clay Vales and North and West Northamptonshire areas

The LEADER programme for the Chilterns, Clay Vales and North and West Northamptonshire areas is now open and welcoming grant...
Grant scheme for businesses in Chilterns, Clay Vales and North and West Northamptonshire...
ESIF News 16th Dec 2015

£300,000 funding call for new Northamptonshire projects

A new call for projects for the ESF Skills Funding Agency (SFA) contract tender to support NEET (young people Not in Education, Employment...
£300,000 funding call for new Northamptonshire projects
ESIF News 10th Dec 2015

Call for projects - £1million European funding for improved Information and Communications Technology in Northamptonshire

On 27 November, a new call was launched for projects to support ICT infrastructure development in Northamptonshire. With a total allocation...
Call for projects - £1million European funding for improved Information and...
ESIF News 09th Dec 2015

Ceremony marks the start of A45 Daventry link road

Today (Wednesday), work on the A45 Daventry development link road officially started with a sod-cutting ceremony. The road will form...
Ceremony marks the start of A45 Daventry link road
General News 09th Dec 2015

Award-winning students take to the stage

A hairdressing student who demonstrated strong entrepreneurial skills to bring in more profit for her salon has been awarded the Best...
Award-winning students take to the stage
General News 09th Dec 2015

Northamptonshire Growth Hub birthday attracts new and growing businesses countywide

On Wednesday (2 December), over 70 Northamptonshire businesses came together to celebrate the Northamptonshire Growth Hub’s...
Northamptonshire Growth Hub birthday attracts new and growing businesses countywide...
General News 09th Dec 2015

Midlands Engine launches new prospectus

Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Sajid Javid, was in Birmingham today (Friday) where he presented the Midlands...
Midlands Engine launches new prospectus
General News 09th Dec 2015

St Giles Street wins Best British High Street award

Northampton’s St Giles Street has scooped first prize in the city category of the Great British High Street competition.St Giles...
St Giles Street wins Best British High Street award
General News 09th Dec 2015

Northamptonshire on track for 21st Century rail transformation

The UK rail industry is undergoing its biggest transformation programme in over a century. More than £38bn will be spent between...
Northamptonshire on track for 21st Century rail transformation
General News 09th Dec 2015

One EM Final Conference: Legacy and Learning from Regional VCS Infrastructure

One EM welcomes members, partners and stakeholders to our final policy conference for the VCS across the East Midlands. Date:&nbsp...
One EM Final Conference: Legacy and Learning from...
ESIF News 15th Dec 2015

Black Friday means red alert for Northamptonshire Logistics sector

Over 45,000 people work in the logistics and transport sector in Northamptonshire (twice the national average). Its contribution towards...
Black Friday means red alert for Northamptonshire Logistics sector
General News 18th Nov 2015

Two years and counting…Northamptonshire Growth Hub celebrates second birthday, and over 2,000 enquiries

In just two years, the Northamptonshire Growth Hub has handled over 2,000 enquiries from businesses looking for an extensive range...
Two years and counting…Northamptonshire Growth Hub celebrates second birthday...
General News 16th Nov 2015

‘Northamptonshire. The Place to Teach’ roadshow launches in London

All school-led teacher training schools in Northamptonshire have joined with NEP, the University of Northampton and the County Council...
‘Northamptonshire. The Place to Teach’ roadshow launches in London
General News 09th Nov 2015

Principal starts the spade work on new Daventry campus development

Work is now officially underway on a pioneering £13million college campus in Daventry, giving up to 700 students the chance...
Principal starts the spade work on new Daventry campus development
General News 04th Nov 2015

£2.8m National Lottery investment in the Nene Valley

The past, present and future importance of the River Nene  between Northampton and Peterborough will be highlighted by an earmarked...
£2.8m National Lottery investment in the Nene Valley
General News 03rd Nov 2015

Preparing to Export over breakfast

As part of Export Week, NEP and UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) are inviting Northamptonshire businesses to a FREE breakfast seminar...
Preparing to Export over breakfast
General News 27th Oct 2015

NEP awarded ‘skills’ quality standard

NEP’s strong contribution towards developing Northamptonshire’s skilled workforce has been recognised with the award of...
NEP awarded ‘skills’ quality standard
General News 21st Oct 2015

European funding for small rural businesses in Northamptonshire - latest

Following the announcement of £750,000 funding for small rural businesses in Northamptonshire (see article dated 1 September...
European funding for small rural businesses in Northamptonshire - latest
ESIF News 19th Oct 2015

Midlands Connect Launch Event

Midlands Connect Partnership invites Northamptonshire Businesses to its launch event, October 22nd at the Roundhouse in Derby.&nbsp...
Midlands Connect Launch Event
General News 15th Oct 2015

Leading the way - Minister learns how Northamptonshire is linking the worlds of education and work

TODAY (Thursday 15 October), Sam Gyimah MP, Parliamentary under Secretary of State for Childcare and Education, will visit Northampton...
Leading the way - Minister learns how Northamptonshire is linking the worlds...
General News 15th Oct 2015

Rugby World Cup Semi-Finals – The Next Best Thing To England Being There

David Laing, Lord Lieutenant, has very kindly invited Northamptonshire business representatives to join the Lieutenancy team at the...
Rugby World Cup Semi-Finals – The Next Best Thing...
General News 15th Oct 2015

Northamptonshire’s Logistics industry pledges to invest in next generation workforce

Throughout October NEP’s Bright Futures campaign is focusing on Logistics. In support of the campaign, Northamptonshire&rsquo...
Northamptonshire’s Logistics industry pledges to invest in next generation...
General News 14th Oct 2015

Three weeks to go…NEP to account for its Northamptonshire growth strategy

NEP’s Annual General Meeting & Conference 2015 is an opportunity to hear first-hand about our efforts to support business...
Three weeks to go…NEP to account for its Northamptonshire growth strategy
General News 14th Oct 2015

Building Better Opportunities – second round funding launched

Earlier this month (October), the second round of Building Better Opportunities funding was launched, inviting applications to deliver...
Building Better Opportunities – second round funding launched
ESIF News 12th Oct 2015

NEP encourages Northamptonshire businesses to apply for Broadband Connection Vouchers as soon as possible

It is anticipated that a scheme offering grants of up to £3,000 to help businesses in Northamptonshire upgrade their broadband...
NEP encourages Northamptonshire businesses to apply for Broadband Connection...
General News 06th Oct 2015

St Giles Street needs your vote to be Britain’s best

St Giles Street in Northampton town centre has been named as one of the country’s best high streets and has been shortlisted...
St Giles Street needs your vote to be Britain’s best
General News 06th Oct 2015

Daventry Festival of Education 2015

Daventry Festival of EducationSaturday 10 October 2015 10.00am-1.00pmiCon Centre, Eastern Way, Daventry, NN11 0QBDaventry communities...
Daventry Festival of Education 2015
General News 05th Oct 2015

TransPennine and Midland Mainline electrification works to resume

Work to electrify TransPennine and Midland Mainline railways will resume under plans announced today (Wednesday 30 September) as part...
TransPennine and Midland Mainline electrification works to resume
General News 30th Sep 2015

NEP’s Enterprise Advisers project officially adopted nationwide

Invited by government to co-ordinate Lord Young’s ‘Enterprise for All’ pilot last October, this new approach to...
 NEP’s Enterprise Advisers project officially adopted nationwide
General News 30th Sep 2015

Official welcome for Corby’s new energy consultancy

Energy consultancy, Utility Bidder, was officially welcomed to Corby last week with a ribbon cutting ceremony held at their new premises...
Official welcome for Corby’s new energy consultancy
General News 28th Sep 2015

Northamptonshire’s ‘Young Apprentice of the Year’ aims to inspire a generation

In July this year, British Footwear Association (BFA) apprentice, Lufuidy Paxi, was awarded the title ‘Young Apprentice of the...
Northamptonshire’s ‘Young Apprentice of the Year...
General News 28th Sep 2015

Free family activities lined up for Daventry first Festival of Education

Families can try their hand at a variety of free activities, challenges and workshops showcasing local schools and colleges at next...
Free family activities lined up for Daventry first Festival of Education
General News 24th Sep 2015

A Creative and Cultural September

NEP’s ongoing Bright Futures campaign continues to offer Northamptonshire’s young people fresh insight into the many career...
A Creative and Cultural September
General News 22nd Sep 2015

New Enterprise Advisers initiative to rollout from September

The Careers & Enterprise Company (CEC) has announced the nationwide rollout of a network of Enterprise Advisers - volunteers from...
New Enterprise Advisers initiative to rollout from September
General News 21st Sep 2015

Awards to celebrate achievement in our schools and colleges

Schools and colleges in Daventry and the surrounding villages are being urged to nominate pupils and teachers for a new award scheme...
Awards to celebrate achievement in our schools and colleges
General News 21st Sep 2015

£750k for small rural businesses in Northamptonshire; drop-in information sessions

Following the announcement at the beginning of September of the £750,000 of European funding (EAFRD) being made available to...
£750k for small rural businesses in Northamptonshire; drop-in information...
General News 21st Sep 2015

European Social Fund Operational Programme for England

The European Social Fund Operational Programme for England was formally adopted by the European Commission at the end of last week...
European Social Fund Operational Programme for England
ESIF News 18th Sep 2015

NEW generation of FREE business workshops launched this week

Northamptonshire’s reputation for entrepreneurial spirit and business innovation is well documented. This week, NEP has launched...
NEW generation of FREE business workshops launched...
General News 16th Sep 2015

From Northampton to Broadway to London’s West End

Last night (Tuesday 15 September), Kinky Boots the musical started its UK run at the Adelphi Theatre in London and to celebrate the...
From Northampton to Broadway to London’s West End
General News 16th Sep 2015

Conference closes a week of putting county's historic legacy on the map

This week was Northamptonshire’s Heritage Week. Today, from 10.00am, a major conference that has attracted the leading lights...
Conference closes a week of putting county's historic...
General News 11th Sep 2015

From today and all this week...a major celebration of Northamptonshire’s rich English heritage

Northamptonshire Heritage Week runs from today (Monday) until this Friday 11 September, culminating in a Heritage in the Economy conference...
From today and all this week...a major celebration...
General News 07th Sep 2015

£750,000 funding opportunity for small rural businesses in Northamptonshire

£750,000 of European funding (EAFRD) is being made available to small, growing rural businesses across Northamptonshire as part...
£750,000 funding opportunity for small rural businesses in Northamptonshire...
ESIF News 01st Sep 2015

Northamptonshire conference attracts leading lights in heritage

Northamptonshire’s Heritage Week, which runs from 7-11 September will culminate in a major conference that has attracted the...
Northamptonshire conference attracts leading lights in heritage
General News 01st Sep 2015

Northamptonshire celebrates its role in English History

Northamptonshire Heritage Week running from 7-11 September will celebrate the county’s unique place in English history, focusing...
Northamptonshire celebrates its role in English History
General News 01st Sep 2015

UKTI Wants to take your creative idea to Hollywood

Take your creative idea to Hollywood UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is running a competition to give the UK’s finest creative...
UKTI Wants to take your creative idea to Hollywood
General News 27th Aug 2015

£26m Unlocking Large Housing Sites and Sustainable Urban Extensions (SUE) Fund extended to September 21st

Through the Growth Deal, NEP secured over £26m of Public Works Loan Board (PWLB) funding to utilise towards unlocking constraints...
£26m Unlocking Large Housing Sites and Sustainable...
General News 27th Aug 2015

Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce QES

Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce conducts a Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) which presents businesses with the opportunity to...
Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce QES
General News 26th Aug 2015

Call for projects providing a shift towards a low carbon economy in Northamptonshire

This ESIF call is looking to support the shift towards a low carbon economy in all sectors including promoting the production and...
Call for projects providing a shift towards a low carbon economy in Northamptonshire...
ESIF News 26th Aug 2015

Social Value Act: Implementation and Measurement Project

The Social Value (Public Services) Act 2012 came into force in 2013.  It requires commissioners to think about how a procurement...
Social Value Act: Implementation and Measurement Project
ESIF News 19th Aug 2015

NEW bulletin - ESIF Growth Programme for England 2014-2020

The first edition of the new ESIF Programme Bulletin is now available. The bulletin will aim to keep you informed of the latest news...
NEW bulletin - ESIF Growth Programme for England 2014-2020
ESIF News 10th Aug 2015

East Midlands LEPs awarded European funding

A European fund has awarded hundreds of millions of pounds to local enterprise partnerships (LEP) across the East Midlands in a bid...
East Midlands LEPs awarded European funding
General News 06th Aug 2015

Independent reveals top nine English-made shoes - and eight are from Northants

The Independent has published a list of the 'nine best English-made men's shoes' - and all but one are made in Northamptonshire....
Independent reveals top nine English-made shoes - and eight are from Northants...
General News 04th Aug 2015

Latest round of INV-ENT generates unprecedented response from CCI sector

Announced live on Twitter by Martin Sutherland, Chief Executive, Royal & Derngate Theatres, round eight of INV-ENT opened on 6...
Latest round of INV-ENT generates unprecedented response...
General News 04th Aug 2015

Update on roll out of the European Social Fund (ESF) provision for 2014 to 2020

The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) had anticipated that the Managing Authority would be able to issue funding agreements within their...
Update on roll out of the European Social Fund (ESF...
ESIF News 04th Aug 2015

Competition for green startups now open

The Green Alley award is Europe's first competition for entrepreneurs and startups in the circular economy. Together with the German...
Competition for green startups now open
Food & Drink News 30th Jul 2015

Wellingborough rated most affordable town within an hour of London

Wellingborough has been rated the most affordable town within an hour of London followed by Kettering, according to a study of commuter...
Wellingborough rated most affordable town within an hour of London
General News 29th Jul 2015

Are your employees simply inspirational?

Do you have staff that can talk to and inspire young people? Could they explain with passion what it takes to secure the best jobs...
Are your employees simply inspirational?
General News 28th Jul 2015

State of the sector report released for 2015

The Vouluntary Impact, State of the sector report, looks at the pressures the VCSE sector is under and how the sector has adapted...
State of the sector report released for 2015
General News 24th Jul 2015

NEP marks the future of Food & Drink in Northamptonshire

NEP’s Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) outlines a bold ambition for Northamptonshire’s economy, looking to increase it from...
NEP marks the future of Food & Drink in Northamptonshire...
Food & Drink News 23rd Jul 2015

Weetabix re-commits to source wheat from local farmers

Cereal maker, Weetabix, has today reaffirmed its commitment to source wheat from local growers. The group, which also makes Alpen...
Weetabix re-commits to source wheat from local farmers
Food & Drink News 20th Jul 2015

Northamptonshire. The place to teach says new campaign.

A new campaign has been launched this week promoting Northamptonshire as an outstanding place to start, build and develop a teaching...
Northamptonshire. The place to teach says new campaign...
General News 15th Jul 2015

Northamptonshire schools calling for graduate teachers to get in touch

  A group of Northamptonshire schools are now recruiting graduate teachers.   Inspire Teaching Schools is an alliance...
Northamptonshire schools calling for graduate teachers...
General News 14th Jul 2015

Skills Investment Fund - call for co-investment

The Skills Investment Fund is a collective investment in the skills of the Creative Industries for the future. This call for co-investment...
Skills Investment Fund - call for co-investment
General News 13th Jul 2015

Bright Futures Ambassador Lufuidy Paxi wins Apprentice of the Year

Yesterday evening, at the 2015 Northamptonshire Youth Ambition Awards at Wicksteed Park, Bright Futures Ambassador Lufuidy Paxi was...
Bright Futures Ambassador Lufuidy Paxi wins Apprentice...
General News 09th Jul 2015

A creative funding opportunity as INV-ENT opens for an eighth round

Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) and NEP have today launched a new round of funding under the INV-ENT initiative – this...
A creative funding opportunity as INV-ENT opens for...
General News 07th Jul 2015

Bright futures in construction

Northamptonshire has one of the fastest growing UK populations and needs to build 37,000 new houses by 2021. For the county’...
Bright futures in construction
General News 02nd Jul 2015

The Register of Training Organisations closes for applications at 5.00pm on Friday 3 July 2015

Announcement by the Skills Funding Agency and National Apprenticeship Service. Organisations that want to compete in ESF Procurements...
The Register of Training Organisations closes for applications at 5.00pm on...
ESIF News 01st Jul 2015

Showcase of strength and innovation in UK engineering

A major Northamptonshire event is bringing together some of the biggest names in engineering, highlighting the UK’s strength...
Showcase of strength and innovation in UK engineering...
HPT News 01st Jul 2015

Government Advice for Trading with Greece

As you will be well aware, the financial challenges that Greece are facing have worsened over recent days.   Greece has announced...
Government Advice for Trading with Greece
General News 30th Jun 2015

Superfast Broadband update - June

Ensuring local businesses maximise the benefits that superfast broadband can bring and boost their bottom line is a...
Superfast Broadband update - June
HPT News 29th Jun 2015

Scott Bader ‘opens doors’ to school students

Yesterday (Wednesday) marked the beginning of NEP’s Open Doors 2015 – a programme enabling Northamptonshire employers...
Scott Bader ‘opens doors’ to school students
General News 26th Jun 2015

Taking Northamptonshire’s rural economy further, faster

Yesterday (Monday June 22) over 80 representatives of Northamptonshire’s rural economy attended the first Northamptonshire Rural...
Taking Northamptonshire’s rural economy further, faster
ESIF News 23rd Jun 2015

Daventry company, Axillium, announce transition to employee ownership at NEP Business Briefing

Yesterday afternoon’s (22 June) first quarterly Business Adviser Briefing, hosted by NEP and the Northamptonshire Growth Hub...
Daventry company, Axillium, announce transition to employee ownership at NEP...
General News 23rd Jun 2015

NOMS Co-Financing (CFO) ESF Operational Programme 2014-2020

NOMS co-financing round 3 – overview and update NOMS CFO accesses ESF monies to deliver services to offenders in custody and...
NOMS Co-Financing (CFO) ESF Operational Programme 2014-2020
ESIF News 11th Jun 2015

Invitation to join Wellbeing roadshow in June

A number of public Wellbeing roadshows are being held across Northamptonshire in June. The roadshows have been organised by...
Invitation to join Wellbeing roadshow in June
General News 08th Jun 2015

Teachers in Northamptonshire ‘sign-up’ to forge stronger links with local businesses

The message to Northamptonshire businesses from local teachers at a teacher training conference today (Monday) was clear – stronger...
Teachers in Northamptonshire ‘sign-up’ to forge stronger links with local...
General News 08th Jun 2015

EU & Big Lottery Fund join forces to promote inclusion and opportunities across Northamptonshire

Communities across Northamptonshire are set to benefit from £3 million of funding to support people most in need, to develop...
EU & Big Lottery Fund join forces to promote inclusion...
ESIF News 05th Jun 2015

GE Precision Engineering wins SME Manufacturing Company of the Year award

On Monday, it was announced that Northampton-based, GE Precision Engineering, had won the SME Manufacturing Company of the Year award...
GE Precision Engineering wins SME Manufacturing Company of the Year award
HPT News 05th Jun 2015

Midlands Connect Business Survey

An important survey will enable the gathering of information on how businesses in key sectors connect with markets, supply chains...
Midlands Connect Business Survey
General News 27th May 2015

LOGASnet – applicant registrations in Word temporarily accepted

Outline applications can be submitted online for the live calls under the 2014-2010 ERDF and ESF programmes to an existing forms engine...
LOGASnet – applicant registrations in Word temporarily accepted
ESIF News 27th May 2015

Northamptonshire’s Food & Drink industry pledges to invest in next generation workforce

Throughout May, NEP’s Bright Futures campaign is focussing on Food & Drink, and many Northamptonshire businesses have formally...
Northamptonshire’s Food & Drink industry pledges to invest in next generation...
Food & Drink News 26th May 2015

A healthy week for Northamptonshire employees

All this week, (18-22 May), Northamptonshire’s Healthy Workplace Week has been encouraging local businesses to take better care...
A healthy week for Northamptonshire employees
General News 22nd May 2015

Northamptonshire’s Healthy Workplace Week

This week (18-22 May) is Northamptonshire’s Healthy Workplace Week, a five-day campaign encouraging local businesses to take...
Northamptonshire’s Healthy Workplace Week
General News 18th May 2015

Women In Business Workshops

A range of workshops geared towards "Women in Business" in the Corby area are now available to book. The workshops are aimed at women...
Women In Business Workshops
General News 15th May 2015

Northampton “best place in country” for building business

Employment levels among Northamptonshire’s 100 biggest companies have risen by almost six per cent as Northampton is again named...
Northampton “best place in country” for building business
General News 15th May 2015

Funding boost to help Northamptonshire schools in their Race to the Top

Northamptonshire County Council has awarded schools a share of a £1million fund for projects to improve young people’s...
Funding boost to help Northamptonshire schools in their Race to the Top
General News 14th May 2015

Second call for applications - Unlocking Sustainable Urban Extensions (SUEs) fund

NEP recently secured over £26m of Public Works Loan Board (PWLB) funding through the Growth Deal to help unlock restrictions...
Second call for applications - Unlocking Sustainable Urban Extensions (SUEs...
General News 13th May 2015

Rural Economy Conference 2015

22 June, Moulton College, 9.30am-1.00pm In order to identify key issues that are affecting the development of the Northamptonshire...
Rural Economy Conference 2015
General News 13th May 2015

Northamptonshire’s getting healthy!

Next week is Northamptonshire’s Healthy Workplace Week, a five-day campaign between 18-22 May that will encourage local employers...
Northamptonshire’s getting healthy!
General News 13th May 2015

Northamptonshire’s Food & Drink industry serious about next generation skills

Throughout May, NEP’s Bright Futures campaign focusses on Food & Drink and this Thursday 14 May will see Heygates Group...
Northamptonshire’s Food & Drink industry serious about next generation skills...
Food & Drink News 12th May 2015

Broadband Connection Vouchers

Grants of up to £3,000 are now available to businesses in Northamptonshire to upgrade their broadband internet connection to...
Broadband Connection Vouchers
General News 12th May 2015

Give & Gain Day 2015

If you’re thinking about a team building day or the opportunity to take part in volunteering with your colleagues, you may be...
Give & Gain Day 2015
General News 29th Apr 2015

Career Pathways event draws the crowds

Over 40 exhibitors and contributors set out their stalls to talk to students about their professions, their business sector and their...
Career Pathways event draws the crowds
General News 23rd Apr 2015

Northamptonshire leading the way on Midlands agenda

In Midlands Business Insider’s latest annual ‘Power People’ snapshot, NEP’s CEO, Jo Lappin, ranks highly in...
Northamptonshire leading the way on Midlands agenda
General News 23rd Apr 2015

Footwear industry call to attract mentors

Speaking at last month’s British Footwear Association (BFA)/NEP breakfast event, organised to address the footwear industry...
Footwear industry call to attract mentors
General News 22nd Apr 2015

ESIF - first call for projects

We are pleased to confirm that following significant progress in negotiating the ESIF strategy with the European Commission the first...
ESIF - first call for projects
ESIF News 07th Apr 2015

Open Doors 2015

NEP’s Open Doors 2015 is a programme that will enable Northamptonshire employers to forge stronger links with local secondary...
Open Doors 2015
General News 07th Apr 2015

European funding opens for business - applications invited for Northamptonshire programme

The 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF) Programme is now being rolled-out to local level, with Northamptonshire...
European funding opens for business - applications invited for Northamptonshire...
ESIF News 23rd Mar 2015

Launch of new Business is GREAT App

Today (Monday 23 March), the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), together with Talent Cupboard and Hewlett Packard...
Launch of new Business is GREAT App
General News 23rd Mar 2015

Stanton Cross is officially here

Work has officially started at Stanton Cross, a major residential led development set to deliver 3,200 homes, 7,500 new jobs, an enhanced...
Stanton Cross is officially here
General News 20th Mar 2015

Are you simply inspirational?

To ensure the sustainable innovation and growth of Northamptonshire businesses, we need to harness the talent and career potential...
Are you simply inspirational?
General News 16th Mar 2015

National Apprenticeship Week 2015 in Northamptonshire

Now in its eighth year, today sees the start of National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) which coincides with the first full week of NEP...
National Apprenticeship Week 2015 in Northamptonshire
General News 09th Mar 2015

NEP launches major campaign promoting bright futures for young people in Northamptonshire

A major campaign launches today (Thursday) aimed at giving Northamptonshire’s young people fresh insight into the many great...
NEP launches major campaign promoting bright futures for young people in Northamptonshire...
General News 05th Mar 2015

Northamptonshire Food & Drink Awards launched

The countdown is under way to the seventh Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food & Drink Awards.The awards, devised by NEP, are aimed...
Northamptonshire Food & Drink Awards launched
Food & Drink News 04th Mar 2015

Are apprentices really good for business in Northamptonshire? Tell us in our survey

A new campaign starting on 4 March will encourage Northamptonshire businesses to capitalise on the county’s future workforce...
Are apprentices really good for business in Northamptonshire? Tell us in our...
General News 23rd Feb 2015

Cotswolds, without the crowds

On 15 February, The Sunday Telegraph featured a glowing piece in their property section, focusing on the ‘pastoral pleasures...
Cotswolds, without the crowds
General News 19th Feb 2015

FREE digital workshops and webinars for Northamptonshire businesses

A series of FREE interactive webinars will explore the basics of important areas of commercial online activity including cyber security...
FREE digital workshops and webinars for Northamptonshire businesses
General News 17th Feb 2015

New website at the heart of promoting Daventry

A new website launches this weekend to showcase the very best of Daventry District as a place to live, work, visit and grow your business...
New website at the heart of promoting Daventry
General News 16th Feb 2015

Special briefing about loan sharks

In partnership with the England Illegal Money Lending team, and through the Central and East Northamptonshire CAB's status...
Special briefing about loan sharks
General News 16th Feb 2015

£1m bid to make Northamptonshire highest performing place for education

Northamptonshire County Council is to invest £1 million in a new school improvement programme in a bid to make the local authority...
£1m bid to make Northamptonshire highest performing place for education
General News 13th Feb 2015

Apprenticeship roadshow, Daventry

Are you a parent? Would you like to know more about apprenticeships? Northampton College and SWAN are hosting an information evening...
Apprenticeship roadshow, Daventry
General News 09th Feb 2015

Northampton engineering company appoints apprentices to fill skills gap

A Northampton based engineering firm has taken on two more apprentices, bringing its tally to four, as it aims to up-skill talent...
Northampton engineering company appoints apprentices to fill skills gap
HPT News 09th Feb 2015

Two million more UK homes and businesses now get superfast broadband

The Government’s nationwide rollout of superfast broadband has now reached more than two million UK homes and businesses, figures...
Two million more UK homes and businesses now get superfast broadband
General News 09th Feb 2015

Invest to Grow - access to funding

Invest to Grow is a £16.35m programme of Regional Growth Fund (RGF) monies is designed to support private sector businesses...
Invest to Grow - access to funding
General News 05th Feb 2015

Royal & Derngate seeks Trustees of the Board

Royal & Derngate are currently seeking voluntary Trustees to support the organisation's vision, aims and values and to ensure...
Royal & Derngate seeks Trustees of the Board
General News 05th Feb 2015

Maths and English work for all – join the debate

A consultancy company is keen to get employers’ views about making maths and English work for all, particularly for those for...
Maths and English work for all – join the debate
General News 04th Feb 2015

NEP calls on young people to put new campaign in their own words

NEP is putting young people at the heart of a new campaign to open up the multitude of career opportunities available to them in Northamptonshire...
NEP calls on young people to put new campaign in their own words
General News 03rd Feb 2015

Thirty-five per cent increase in apprenticeships in Northamptonshire

Thirty-five per cent increase in apprenticeships in Northamptonshire The number of apprenticeship vacancies in Northamptonshire has...
Thirty-five per cent increase in apprenticeships in Northamptonshire
General News 30th Jan 2015

Invitation to Business Focus Group

The Northamptonshire Business Growth Hub aims to improve business support in Northamptonshire by providing a central focal point for...
Invitation to Business Focus Group
General News 30th Jan 2015

Growth Deal investment gives further boost to Northamptonshire economy

The Government announced today that Northamptonshire’s economy will benefit from a further, transformative funding boost. An...
Growth Deal investment gives further boost to Northamptonshire economy
General News 29th Jan 2015

‘Best Growth Story’ a tale of success for Dalepak

Dalepak , the warehousing, distribution and packing specialists based in Northampton, has been crowned as regional winners of the &...
‘Best Growth Story’ a tale of success for Dalepak
General News 27th Jan 2015

Business is GREAT for ‘Best Exporter in the East Midlands’

Diamond Hard Surfaces (DHS), a materials technology company based in Towcester, has been named ‘Best Exporter in the East Midlands...
Business is GREAT for ‘Best Exporter in the East Midlands’
General News 27th Jan 2015

Santa Pod Stunt Fest

Round off your half-term break in style with Santa Pod's season opening extravaganza, Stunt Fest on Saturday 21 February. It&rsquo...
Santa Pod Stunt Fest
HPT News 26th Jan 2015

Improving access to R&D tax credits for small businesses

R&D tax credits are the single largest Government support for business investment in R&D and HMG would like to make the scheme...
Improving access to R&D tax credits for small businesses
General News 26th Jan 2015

Northampton one of the best places for new business start-ups

The new Cities Outlook report from Centre for Cities ranks Northampton as one of the best places in the country for new business start...
Northampton one of the best places for new business start-ups
General News 20th Jan 2015

Oundle schoolboy entrepreneur celebrates four years in business

A schoolboy who runs his own successful business is celebrating four years of entrepreneurship. Crawford Johnston, a sixth former...
Oundle schoolboy entrepreneur celebrates four years in business
General News 19th Jan 2015

New campaign backs soft skills

This week, McDonald’s UK launched a campaign to boost recognition of and investment in soft skills. McDonald’s has recognised...
New campaign backs soft skills
General News 15th Jan 2015

Axon Automotive celebrate win at innovation awards

The recent announcement of this year’s winners of the prestigious JEC Europe 2015 Innovation Awards revealed Hyundai Motor...
Axon Automotive celebrate win at innovation awards
HPT News 15th Jan 2015

NEP backs Northamptonshire businesses in 2015

Since NEP was established nearly four years ago, funds for a wide range of business support schemes have been distributed, all of...
 NEP backs Northamptonshire businesses in 2015
13th Jan 2015

New Northampton railway station opens

Northamptonshire has welcomed the launch of the new railway station in Northampton which was officially opened today (Monday...
New Northampton railway station opens
General News 12th Jan 2015

Preparation starts at Cosworth’s new Northampton facility

Preparations started this week for manufacturing at Cosworth’s new facility in the Northampton Waterside Enterprise Zone. Northampton...
Preparation starts at Cosworth’s new Northampton facility
General News 23rd Dec 2014

South Northamptonshire - one of the most desirable places to live in the UK

South Northamptonshire has been revealed as one of the top 10 most desirable places to live in the UK. The list was dominated by...
South Northamptonshire - one of the most desirable places to live in the UK
General News 22nd Dec 2014

Superfast broadband to be extended to more Northamptonshire villages

More than 500 homes and businesses in rural Northamptonshire will be able to get superfast broadband as a result of the Superfast...
Superfast broadband to be extended to more Northamptonshire villages
General News 16th Dec 2014

Award for Northamptonshire contribution to Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014

Last month (November), Northamptonshire celebrated Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014 with a full five days of events as part of the...
Award for Northamptonshire contribution to Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014...
General News 12th Dec 2014

Exciting opportunity to chair the Northamptonshire Arts Management Trust

The Northamptonshire Arts Management Trust, the company responsible for overseeing the Royal and Derngate and the Corby Cube, is looking...
Exciting opportunity to chair the Northamptonshire Arts Management Trust
General News 10th Dec 2014

National company announces major investment in Daventry

A national manufacturing company has announced major investment plans to expand its operations in Daventry. Roofing products specialist...
National company announces major investment in Daventry
General News 08th Dec 2014

Pre-Christmas opportunity to receive up to £100,000 capital investment

Funding is now available to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with capital investment projects in NEP’s priority...
Pre-Christmas opportunity to receive up to £100,000 capital investment
General News 03rd Dec 2014

Small Business Saturday

This Saturday 6 December is Small Business Saturday - a national campaign to support small and medium enterprises across the...
Small Business Saturday
General News 03rd Dec 2014

Brackley congratulates Mercedes constructors’ team

Earlier today (2 December) the community of Brackley including civic dignitaries and local schools came together to celebrate the...
Brackley congratulates Mercedes constructors’ team
General News 02nd Dec 2014

East Midlands colleges launch priorities for the next government

Colleges in the East Midlands have come together to set out their priorities for government after the General Election next year.Among...
East Midlands colleges launch priorities for the next government
General News 26th Nov 2014

£1.9m high performance funding

NEP and SEMLEP (South East Midlands Enterprise Partnership) have announced the first grants to be awarded under a joint LEP initiative...
£1.9m high performance funding
General News 25th Nov 2014

INV-ENT goes from strength to…digital

Since 2011, INV-ENT, a local funding programme for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), has led to an investment of over &pound...
INV-ENT goes from strength to…digital
General News 24th Nov 2014

Office supplies giant ready to ‘push the envelope’ for Corby jobs

Staples, the global office supplies company with over 2,000 stores worldwide in 26 countries is to move into a 500,000 sq. ft. warehouse...
Office supplies giant ready to ‘push the envelope’ for Corby jobs
General News 21st Nov 2014

Growing Places – new call for projects

NEP has announced the launch of a new call for projects as part of its Growing Places programme – a revolving infrastructure...
Growing Places – new call for projects
General News 18th Nov 2014

'Young People in Business’ kicks-off Global Entrepreneurship Week in Northamptonshire

Today (Monday) was the first day of a full week of events here in Northamptonshire to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014 &...
'Young People in Business’ kicks-off  Global Entrepreneurship...
General News 17th Nov 2014

Management position a shoe in with Church's scheme

Northampton shoe-maker Church's has launched a management development programme in association with Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership...
Management position a shoe in with Church's scheme
General News 17th Nov 2014

NEP, UKTI, Northamptonshire Growth Hub and Chamber of Commerce join forces for Export Week

90 Northamptonshire businesses attended yesterday’s Making it in Northamptonshire event at the iCON in Daventry, Northamptonshire...
General News 13th Nov 2014

Scott Bader commit to global export drive

A Wellingborough-based international chemical company has renewed its commitment to a global export drive with a new focus on...
Scott Bader commit to global export drive
General News 10th Nov 2014

New UKTI research reveals barriers and drivers to international trade in Northamptonshire

As the sixth Export Week kicks off, East Midlands export chief, Ian Harrison, has called on companies to seek help from UK Trade &...
New UKTI research reveals barriers and drivers to international trade in Northamptonshire...
General News 10th Nov 2014

Access to Finance Survey 2014

  The Local Enterprise Partnerships in the East Midlands and South East Midlands are conducting a survey of businesses in our...
Access to Finance Survey 2014
General News 05th Nov 2014

Mercedes F1 power unit honoured

The team behind the power unit at the heart of Mercedes’ recent Formula One success has been awarded the 2014 Dewar Trophy for...
Mercedes F1 power unit honoured
HPT News 04th Nov 2014

NEP to pilot two government initiatives

Government has invited NEP to pilot two initiatives designed not only to support business growth, productivity and innovation, but...
NEP to pilot two government initiatives
General News 30th Oct 2014

Business support fund stands at over £1million

INV-ENT, a Northamptonshire initiative for small business growth, has gone from strength to strength in recent weeks with a total...
Business support fund stands at over £1million
General News 29th Oct 2014

Funding wins for Midlands auto supply chain

Two businesses in the Midlands are among six winners of government and industry funding to address skills shortages and build on the...
Funding wins for Midlands auto supply chain
HPT News 21st Oct 2014

Gala night for Northamptonshire Food & Drink Awards showcases talent across county

After much anticipation and a great deal of excitement, the winners of the 17 categories in the Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food...
Gala night for Northamptonshire Food & Drink Awards showcases talent across...
Food & Drink News 20th Oct 2014

Baroness announces jobs boost for Northampton

The Government has today announced £1.3 million worth of funding to help bring 150 new jobs to Northampton. Dalepak Limited...
Baroness announces jobs boost for Northampton
General News 17th Oct 2014

Corby in Northamptonshire is the fastest growing place in the country

Corby Borough Council is hitting the national headlines as the Borough is again referred to as the fastest growing place in the country...
Corby in Northamptonshire is the fastest growing place in the country
General News 17th Oct 2014

Tresham secures funding to redevelop Wellingborough campus

Tresham’s plans to develop a new £16m facility at its Wellingborough campus have moved a step closer after securing funding...
Tresham secures funding to redevelop Wellingborough campus
General News 07th Oct 2014

£120m growth fund for Northamptonshire rubber-stamped by government minister

A £120m growth funding package which could create up to 2,000 jobs and 3,000 new homes in Northamptonshire was officially signed...
£120m growth fund for Northamptonshire rubber-stamped...
General News 03rd Oct 2014

National award recognises work of Northamptonshire Enterprise Hubs

  A Northamptonshire County Council project offering start-up business support in libraries has been honoured with a prestigious...
National award recognises work of Northamptonshire...
General News 22nd Sep 2014

Are you new to apprenticeships? Need help?

Are you aware of how to get the best apprentices for your business or the funding that’s available to support training? Under...
Are you new to apprenticeships? Need help?
General News 19th Sep 2014

A global destination for engineering, innovation and business development

The Telegraph, under the heading ‘Property investment: 20 best places to make money outside London’, reports the announcement...
A global destination for engineering, innovation and business development
HPT News 17th Sep 2014

Unemployment benefit claimant count at lowest level in north Northamptonshire for six years

Almost 3,000 fewer people in north Northamptonshire are claiming out-of-work benefits since this time last year, new figures indicate...
Unemployment benefit claimant count at lowest level in north Northamptonshire...
General News 17th Sep 2014

Probably the finest food and drink heroes in Northamptonshire!

A delicatessen, a farm and a cheese maker are among the finalists vying to be named ‘Local Food Hero of the Year’ in the...
Probably the finest food and drink  heroes in Northamptonshire...
Food & Drink News 17th Sep 2014

Celebrating Fibre Broadband in Northamptonshire

The Superfast Northamptonshire project aims to secure access to superfast broadband across the county by the end of 2017. Around...
Celebrating Fibre Broadband in Northamptonshire
General News 15th Sep 2014

Another chance to re-LOCATE with up to £20,000

At the heart of the UK’s transport and business infrastructure, Northamptonshire is at the forefront of the UK’s economic...
Another chance to re-LOCATE with up to £20,000
General News 15th Sep 2014

Development strategy reaches out to rural Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire is stretching its development strategy into rural areas of the county with proposals to support 139 businesses and...
Development strategy reaches out to rural Northamptonshire
General News 10th Sep 2014

Mahle gets apprentice scheme off the ground

Wellingborough-based engineering business MAHLE has hired three apprentices to its Booth Drive manufacturing team following an "unprecedented...
Mahle gets apprentice scheme off the ground
General News 08th Sep 2014

Cosworth boss excited about future prospects

Cosworth Chief Executive, Hal Reisiger, has told of his confidence in the turnaround strategy underway at the company. The Northampton...
Cosworth boss excited about future prospects
HPT News 08th Sep 2014

'Motorsport Valley' businesses compete for investment

'Motorsport Valley' in southern England is home to thousands of small businesses that owe their very existence to motor racing....
'Motorsport Valley' businesses compete for investment
HPT News 08th Sep 2014

Vote in the Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food & Drink Awards 2014-15

With the glasses sparkling, the tablecloths ironed and the cutlery polished, some of the county’s finest drinking holes and...
Vote in the Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food & Drink Awards 2014-15
Food & Drink News 05th Sep 2014

Explore Export 2014

As part of Export week 2014 (10-14 November), there will be an opportunity to meet 60+ international trade experts and specialists...
Explore Export 2014
General News 04th Sep 2014

Structural frame complete for £8.5m Northampton Innovation Centre

A ceremony has been held to mark the completion of the structural frame of the new £8.5 million University of Northampton Innovation...
Structural frame complete for £8.5m Northampton Innovation Centre
General News 04th Sep 2014

Private equity fund invests in Fairline

A private equity fund has invested further cash in luxury boat maker, Fairline, as part of the Northamptonshire company's ongoing...
Private equity fund invests in Fairline
General News 01st Sep 2014

Vayon buys Ashwoods Automotive subsidiary

Northamptonshire green technology company, Vayon Group, has bought a subsidiary of Exeter-based Ashwoods Automotive. Ashwoods Energy...
Vayon buys Ashwoods Automotive subsidiary
HPT News 28th Aug 2014

Work to begin on 210 homes in Kettering

Work on scores of new homes in fields on the edge of Kettering is due to get under way next month. The development on the land between...
Work to begin on 210 homes in Kettering
General News 27th Aug 2014

1,000mph supersonic car to roll into Northamptonshire

A car that can reach a mind-boggling speed of 1,000mph, faster than a bullet, is set to roll into the county. The supersonic...
1,000mph supersonic car to roll into Northamptonshire
General News 26th Aug 2014

Corby firm sets £1m goal following funding deal

NDLT Corby, which supplies and services forklifts and industrial cleaning machines, is increasing its headcount and plans to hit the...
Corby firm sets £1m goal following funding deal
General News 21st Aug 2014

Changing Tracks just the ticket for contemporary art

Visitors to Northamptonshire will be letting off steam in the picturesque surroundings of the Nene Valley as the area hosts a large...
Changing Tracks just the ticket for contemporary art
General News 19th Aug 2014

11 major housing schemes set for cash boost

The Midlands is one of the big winners from a £1bn scheme designed to unlock or accelerate the provision of more than 200,000...
11 major housing schemes set for cash boost
General News 18th Aug 2014

New website and photo competition launched to celebrate the biodiversity of the Nene Valley

The Nene Valley Nature Improvement Area (NIA) project has today launched a new interactive website, which aims to encourage people...
New website and photo competition launched to celebrate the biodiversity of...
15th Aug 2014

£1m grant for new high-tech facility

A multi-million pound high-tech 'inspection facility' could soon be built at Silverstone Business Park thanks to a £1m grant...
£1m grant for new high-tech facility
General News 14th Aug 2014

Thousands of rural homes have access to faster broadband

Almost 22,000 homes have been given faster broadband access thanks to the Superfast Northamptonshire project, according to the county...
Thousands of rural homes have access to faster broadband
General News 12th Aug 2014

Northamptonshire Growth Hub wins prestigious contract

The Northamptonshire Growth Hub has been awarded one of only three contracts from the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills...
Northamptonshire Growth Hub wins prestigious contract
General News 08th Aug 2014

Love Northamptonshire attracts 200 inward investment enquiries

Four businesses are on the move to Northamptonshire thanks to an innovative inward investment marketing campaign that incentivises...
Love Northamptonshire attracts 200 inward investment enquiries
General News 08th Aug 2014

An INV-ENTive approach to business development

INV-ENT, a local funding programme designed to enable Northamptonshire’s innovative small businesses to develop and grow, has...
An INV-ENTive approach to business development
General News 06th Aug 2014

UK Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference 2014

There are many critical questions surrounding the issues faced by the biomethane supply chain and end vehicle users. The second UK...
UK Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference 2014
General News 05th Aug 2014

Faccenda to invest in distribution hub

Faccenda Group is investing £5m in its despatch facilities in Brackley where the company is headquartered. The hub will be...
Faccenda to invest in distribution hub
General News 04th Aug 2014

£11.5m boost to Superfast Northamptonshire

Over the last few months the County Council has been highly successful in securing additional funding to support the next stage of...
£11.5m boost to Superfast Northamptonshire
01st Aug 2014

Wellingborough Chamber Business Briefing – 11th September

The Wellingborough Chamber of Commerce and Tresham College of Further and Higher Education are holding a FREE business briefing...
Wellingborough Chamber Business Briefing – 11th September
General News 01st Aug 2014

New call for high performance funding

Today, NEP begins its final call for High Performance Technology (HPT) companies to submit funding applications for their capital...
New call for high performance funding
General News 29th Jul 2014

Production of aircraft carrier aided by Corby company

A Corby company played a part in the production of the nation’s new aircraft carrier, the HM Queen Elizabeth. Spraylat International...
Production of aircraft carrier aided by Corby company
HPT News 28th Jul 2014

Formula One teams honour Silverstone UTC students

Nearing the end of its first year, Silverstone UTC students received awards for their hard work from the likes of Mercedes AMG Petronas...
Formula One teams honour Silverstone UTC students
HPT News 28th Jul 2014

SMEs target innovation to drive growth

Growing confidence among East Midlands small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is leading to an upturn in the investment made in...
SMEs target innovation to drive growth
HPT News 28th Jul 2014

Positive outlook for the Northamptonshire economy

Northamptonshire's top 100 businesses are expecting double-digit growth over the next 12 months. Grant Thornton conducted the survey...
Positive outlook for the Northamptonshire economy
HPT News 28th Jul 2014

Foreign investment leads to over 750 Northamptonshire jobs

Strong foreign investment in Northamptonshire has created or safeguarded 753 jobs across the county between April 2013 and March 2014...
Foreign investment leads to over 750 Northamptonshire...
General News 28th Jul 2014

Have we got shoes for you

High end cobblers go from strength to strength Two of Northamptonshire's historic shoemakers have boosted sales to record levels...
Have we got shoes for you
General News 28th Jul 2014

Silverstone Park Northamptonshire launches unique business competition

High performance technology business estate Silverstone Park has launched a new competition for small companies. Winning entries receive...
HPT News 22nd Jul 2014

Strategic plan of action: update

The Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) for Northamptonshire outlines NEP’s and its partners’ ambitious growth strategy which...
Strategic plan of action: update
17th Jul 2014

Northamptonshire schools targeted to reduce CO²

The beginning of July saw NEP’s office in Brussels host a partner meeting for ZECO2S - a European funded initiative to reduce...
Northamptonshire schools targeted to reduce CO²
General News 17th Jul 2014

Thousands more homes to get superfast broadband

More than 3,000 extra homes and businesses in Northamptonshire will be able to access superfast broadband it was announced yesterday...
Thousands more homes to get superfast broadband
General News 15th Jul 2014

Silverstone on track for huge 8,000 jobs boost

Northamptonshire is set to remain the beating heart of the British motorsport industry for years to come as plans were announced to...
Silverstone on track for huge 8,000 jobs boost
General News 14th Jul 2014

Automotive supply chain set for £230bn radical change

The automotive supply chain is set to be radically reconfigured with the £230bn drive to create greener "cities of the future...
Automotive supply chain set for £230bn radical change
HPT News 11th Jul 2014

Members required – Creative & Cultural Strategy Board

The NEP Board has created four new Strategy Boards that will be responsible for driving forward its thematic priorities and NEP's...
Members required – Creative & Cultural Strategy Board
General News 08th Jul 2014

Funding Growth

Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership has been awarded £67.3million of Local Growth Fund from 2015/16 onwards. This significant...
Funding Growth
General News 07th Jul 2014

50 years of the Grand Prix at Silverstone

Grand Prix Week, celebrating 50 years of the Grand Prix at Silverstone, ran from 29 June through to the 2014 Formula 1 Santander British...
50 years of the Grand Prix at Silverstone
General News 04th Jul 2014

‘Driving Technological Change’ event a winning formula

All this week has been Northamptonshire Grand Prix Week – celebrating 50 years of the Grand Prix at Silverstone and the tremendous...
‘Driving Technological Change’ event a winning formula
HPT News 04th Jul 2014

Business world's first glimpse of stunning Silverstone Park vision

MEPC has revealed the stunning future vision for its Silverstone Park business estate before an audience of senior figures from the...
Business world's first glimpse of stunning Silverstone Park vision
General News 03rd Jul 2014

Northamptonshire celebrates successful Regional Growth funding programme

473 jobs will be created or safeguarded in Northamptonshire as a result of the successful delivery by NEP of a business grant...
Northamptonshire celebrates successful Regional Growth funding programme
General News 30th Jun 2014

Junction Fifteen on the road to success

Established just two years ago, contemporary furniture producer, Junction Fifteen, has just been awarded a Design Guild Mark* for...
Junction Fifteen on the road to success
General News 25th Jun 2014

Countdown to British Grand Prix at Silverstone starts with week of events in Northamptonshire

A special week of events, rallies, races and track days will be taking place across Northamptonshire in the run-up to the Grand Prix...
Countdown to British Grand Prix at Silverstone starts with week of events in...
General News 25th Jun 2014

Northampton, a town Alive with enterprise

Northampton has been recognised as being among the best places for supporting entrepreneurs and innovators with more small and medium...
Northampton, a town Alive with enterprise
General News 25th Jun 2014

FREE business support event for budding entrepreneurs

A FREE business start-up drop-in event for anyone thinking about starting a business or who has started one within the last year will...
FREE business support event for budding entrepreneurs
General News 23rd Jun 2014

Find out more about Corby’s new assisted area status

A meeting is being held in Corby to enable businesses in the town to find out how they could benefit from its new assisted area status...
Find out more about Corby’s new assisted area status
General News 20th Jun 2014

Jobs fair organised by Northamptonshire Task Force to be held at The Corby Cube on June 24

A Jobs Fair attended by major local employers will take place at The Corby Cube on Tuesday 24th June. The event will give local...
Jobs fair organised by Northamptonshire Task Force to be held at The Corby...
General News 20th Jun 2014

Northampton-based energy firm creates 15 new jobs in customer service team

A Northampton-based business energy supplier that employs more than 500 people in the town has announced it is creating 15 new vacancies...
Northampton-based energy firm creates 15 new jobs in customer service team
General News 18th Jun 2014

Cash boost for Northamptonshire superfast broadband project

Northamptonshire’s superfast broadband project has been given a £5.5m boost.This latest contribution from the Government...
Cash boost for Northamptonshire superfast broadband project
General News 17th Jun 2014

Plans for 1,300 new jobs in Northampton

Plans for significant investment into Pineham Business Park in Northampton are being prepared offering the potential for 1,300 new...
Plans for 1,300 new jobs in Northampton
General News 17th Jun 2014

Driving technological change within British manufacturing

This commemorative industry event will take place at Silverstone Circuit on Wednesday, 2nd July (the week of the F1 Grand Prix), hosted...
Driving technological change within British manufacturing
General News 12th Jun 2014

Northampton College seeks Board Members

Northampton College are looking for enthusiastic and experienced individuals to join their board. In particular, the college is seeking...
Northampton College seeks Board Members
10th Jun 2014

Global group's UK launch may mean jobs boost

An online flash sales site which has a distribution centre in Corby is preparing for a huge UK expansion which could mean more jobs...
Global group's UK launch may mean jobs boost
General News 10th Jun 2014

Northampton Business School wins national award for "helping to kick-start British enterprise"

Northampton Business School at the University of Northampton is celebrating after attaining the Small Business Charter Bronze Award...
Northampton Business School wins national award for...
General News 09th Jun 2014

Dachser's Northampton Logistics Centre officially opened

At the end of May, Dachser Ltd opened its new integrated logistics centre in Northampton. The new facility occupies a 7.4 hectare...
Dachser's Northampton Logistics Centre officially opened
General News 04th Jun 2014

Northamptonshire Have Your Say

A new development strategy is being prepared for North & West Northamptonshire as part of a funding bid to obtain grant aid for...
Northamptonshire Have Your Say
03rd Jun 2014

INV-ENT scheme launches sixth round

NEP and Northamptonshire County Council are delighted to launch the sixth funding round of the INV-ENT programme. INV-ENT (Innovation...
INV-ENT scheme launches sixth round
General News 02nd Jun 2014

Initiative to access county's young talent on course for success

An initiative to access the pool of untapped talent and find jobs for 2,016 young people in Northamptonshire by 2016 is on track to...
Initiative to access county's young talent on course for success
General News 02nd Jun 2014

Northamptonshire Chamber needs your help with the QES

The Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce (NCC) conducts a quarterly survey to allow businesses in Northamptonshire to express their...
Northamptonshire Chamber needs your help with the QES
28th May 2014

Tayto invests £2m in Corby plant

A £2m investment in machinery at Tayto Group’s snack factory in Corby means millions more multi-packs for customers....
Tayto invests £2m in Corby plant
General News 21st May 2014

Apprenticeship scheme offers a shoe-in for Northamptonshire’s young job seekers

NEP’s Job Broker team are, for the third consecutive year, looking to find enthusiastic and hard-working young people keen to...
Apprenticeship scheme offers a shoe-in for Northamptonshire...
20th May 2014

Business leaders of tomorrow

An opportunity aimed at business leaders of tomorrow offers a chance to develop your company's rising stars on a practical, academically...
Business leaders of tomorrow
General News 16th May 2014

Ford dealer network training centre to open in Daventry

Car manufacturer, Ford is to create a multimillion-pound training centre in Northamptonshire. The company has also announced a series...
Ford dealer network training centre to open in Daventry
HPT News 15th May 2014

New housing organisation seeks board members

Northampton Borough Council is creating a new Arms Length Management Organisation (ALMO) to manage and maintain its 12,000 council...
New housing organisation seeks board members
General News 13th May 2014

Campaign focuses on improving engineering recruitment

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation has launched a charter to promote good recruitment practices in engineering firms....
Campaign focuses on improving engineering recruitment
HPT News 07th May 2014

Cosworth start work on new £12m Advanced Manufacturing Centre in Northampton

Minister for Communities and Local Government, Kris Hopkins, was in town today to commemorate the start of construction of Cosworth...
Cosworth start work on new £12m Advanced Manufacturing Centre in Northampton...
General News 02nd May 2014

Oyster card maker to create 40 jobs

Novacroft, the business behind London's Oyster card, has revealed plans to create 40 jobs across its two Northamptonshire sites....
Oyster card maker to create 40 jobs
General News 02nd May 2014

RPC agrees £255m Hong Kong deal

Northampton-headquartered packaging maker, RPC Group, has agreed to buy a Hong Kong manufacturer in a deal worth up to $430m (&pound...
RPC agrees £255m Hong Kong deal
General News 02nd May 2014

Motorsport Valley Launchpad Business Growth Programme - Latest

Supported by the Technology Strategy Board and key industry partners, the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) is hosting...
Motorsport Valley Launchpad Business Growth Programme - Latest
HPT News 02nd May 2014

The Right Honourable Michael Fallon MP visits Aircraft Research Association

The launch of the UK Aerodynamics Centre in April 2012 by the UK Government provided funding to maintain the UK’s position as...
The Right Honourable Michael Fallon MP visits Aircraft Research Association
HPT News 02nd May 2014

Assisted Area status for 22 Northamptonshire wards

22 wards within Corby, Kettering, Wellingborough and East Northamptonshire have been included on Government’s proposed Regional...
Assisted Area status for 22 Northamptonshire wards
General News 01st May 2014

£500m boost for electric car industry

A total of £500m to has been allocated by the government to boost the ultra-low emission vehicle industry. The investment will...
£500m boost for electric car industry
HPT News 30th Apr 2014

Corby firms cash in on grants offer

Businesses are cashing in on the Growing Corby programme with nine firms already receiving grants. In total, 15 Corby businesses...
Corby firms cash in on grants offer
General News 28th Apr 2014

Land of the rising sun loves shoes made in Northampton

An unassuming building in the Bunting Road, Northampton holds a secret treasure. Behind a yellow door beats the heart of a Northampton...
Land of the rising sun loves shoes made in Northampton
General News 25th Apr 2014

Multi-million funding to put F1 technology into buses and diggers

Projects sharing in a £133 million package of funding that promises to put Formula 1 technology into the manufacturing of buses...
Multi-million funding to put F1 technology into buses and diggers
HPT News 24th Apr 2014

One in four small firms plans to hire this year

A quarter of small-to-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) said they planned to increase staff headcount. One in four small firms is planning...
One in four small firms plans to hire this year
General News 23rd Apr 2014

Tech entrepreneurs are key to UK recover

The digital economy is one of the biggest competitive advantages and we must stay ahead of the curve. "In the future, all companies...
Tech entrepreneurs are key to UK recover
HPT News 16th Apr 2014

North Northamptonshire planning for new funds 2015–2020

A funding bid is currently being prepared, linked to a revision of the Local Development Strategy for North Northamptonshire using...
North Northamptonshire planning for new funds 2015...
General News 16th Apr 2014

Motorsport Valley Launchpad Business Growth Programme

Supported by the Technology Strategy Board and key industry partners, the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) is hosting...
Motorsport Valley Launchpad Business Growth Programme
HPT News 15th Apr 2014

Getting Corby working again

Last week saw the launch of Growing Corby, a £1.1m scheme, which aims to help existing businesses grow and support people who...
Getting Corby working again
General News 14th Apr 2014

Cosworth's new factory could create 70 jobs

Up to 70 jobs could be created at a motor sport engineering firm after plans for a factory have been given the green light. Cosworth...
Cosworth's new factory could create 70 jobs
HPT News 11th Apr 2014

Harrington gin producers on top of the world

Warner Edwards Harrington Dry Gin has won a Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits competition 2014 - the most well-...
Harrington gin producers on top of the world
Food & Drink News 11th Apr 2014

The Hydrogen Motorsport Challenge

Cranfield’s Advanced Motorsport Engineering MSc Group Design Project Presentation Day - Taking place Wednesday 14th May...
The Hydrogen Motorsport Challenge
HPT News 09th Apr 2014

Northamptonshire firm wins Middle East wound care deal

A water treatment firm from Daventry is benefiting from expert trade advice after securing new business worth £250,000 in the...
Northamptonshire firm wins Middle East wound care deal
General News 09th Apr 2014

Joint venture to provide CCTV to global rail industry

Canadian company, Guiding Lights Technology (GLT), and Integrated Vehicle Technology (IVT) based in Northampton today announced they...
Joint venture to provide CCTV to global rail industry...
HPT News 08th Apr 2014

Northamptonshire businesses show rise in sales and recruitment

Businesses in Northamptonshire have seen a growth in exports and confidence levels since the beginning of the year, according to the...
Northamptonshire businesses show rise in sales and...
General News 08th Apr 2014

Bluebird announces move to Northamptonshire

Bluebird, the record-breaking car company with an increasing focus on electric vehicles, is aiming to break the electric land speed...
Bluebird announces move to Northamptonshire
HPT News 07th Apr 2014

Alumasc Rainwater – Powering Growth out of Recession

The latest economic recession has forced many companies to re-adapt their operating procedures over recent years and Alumasc Rainwater...
Alumasc Rainwater – Powering Growth out of Recession
HPT News 07th Apr 2014

Small businesses find confidence to splash out

According to a report published in today’s Times, SME businesses in the UK will create more than 660,000 jobs in the next 12...
Small businesses find confidence to splash out
07th Apr 2014

Launch of £1.1m scheme to get Corby working

A new drive to get Corby working has been launched. By the end of 2015 the £1.1m venture aims to create 140 jobs, attract 60...
Launch of £1.1m scheme to get Corby working
General News 03rd Apr 2014

Ambitious strategy to grow Northamptonshire economy by £4 billion

Today (31st March), the UK’s 39 Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) will submit their Strategic Economic Plans to Government...
Ambitious strategy to grow Northamptonshire economy by £4 billion
General News 31st Mar 2014

Carlsberg reveals plans for a new warehouse and distribution hub in Northampton

Carlsberg is planning to open a new  640,000 sq ft warehouse and distribution hub in a Northampton industrial estate, creating...
Carlsberg reveals plans for a new warehouse and distribution hub in Northampton...
Food & Drink News 27th Mar 2014

Firm relocates to iCon Innovation Centre in Daventry

With help from NEP, Air Conditioning Workshop Ltd. has decided to relocate to Daventry from Rugby. John Harvey, Managing Director...
Firm relocates to iCon Innovation Centre in Daventry
General News 24th Mar 2014

Osborne urged to cut companies cost in "make or break" Budget

  Chancellor, George Osborne, must use his Budget today (19 March 2014) to focus on measures to bring down the cost of doing...
Osborne urged to cut companies cost in
General News 19th Mar 2014

Sunny outlook for East Midlands manufacturers

Manufacturers in the East Midlands are forecasting a 16-year record high in orders for the coming quarter, higher than any other UK...
Sunny outlook for East Midlands manufacturers
HPT News 18th Mar 2014

Northampton logistics firm pledges to take on 300 apprentices

A major logistics employer in Northamptonshire will be taking up to 300 young apprentices before the end of April.Norbert Dentressangle...
Northampton logistics firm pledges to take on 300 apprentices
General News 14th Mar 2014

Northamptonshire Business Growth Week 2014

Designed to inspire and motivate business growth, the Northamptonshire Growth Hub has arranged a series of presentations...
Northamptonshire Business Growth Week 2014
General News 12th Mar 2014

Expansion of Church's shoes takes a big step forward

Prestige shoe firm, Church’s, is set to press ahead with its expansion plans after Northampton Borough Council helped secure...
Expansion of Church's shoes takes a big step forward
General News 11th Mar 2014

Young people urged to sign up for apprenticeship scheme

Young people in Northampton are being urged to sign up for a town centre apprenticeship scheme to give people a start in their career...
Young people urged to sign up for apprenticeship scheme
General News 10th Mar 2014

Northampton 'Best Place to do Business' report welcomed

A new independent report highlighting Northampton as the best performing town for businesses in the UK has been welcomed by NEP and...
Northampton 'Best Place to do Business' report welcomed
General News 06th Mar 2014

More young people want to be engineers

A BIS-commissioned survey found that the number of 11 to 14 year olds thinking about working in engineering has jumped by 6%. Significantly...
More young people want to be engineers
HPT News 04th Mar 2014

Filtration Control completes MBO with support from Lloyds

Filtration Control, which has a turnover of £30m, has completed a management buyout. The Northampton-based specialist manufacturer...
Filtration Control completes MBO with support from Lloyds
HPT News 04th Mar 2014

Delta Motorsport partners with Millennium Racing to enter two cars in this year’s World Endurance

The Silverstone-based automotive and motorsport engineering company, Delta Motorsport, will field two Nissan-powered Oreca 03 cars...
Delta Motorsport partners with Millennium Racing to enter two cars in this...
HPT News 04th Mar 2014

Probably the finest culinary competition in the world is back!

The team behind the Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards is delighted to announce that the competition has been launched...
Probably the finest culinary competition in the world...
General News 28th Feb 2014

Northamptonshire business hub holds awareness event

An event to showcase the work done by the Northamptonshire Growth Hub was held at the Errol Flynn Filmhouse in Northampton last week...
Northamptonshire business hub holds awareness event
General News 26th Feb 2014

Think big from the start, CBI chief advises small companies

Leading figures from the world of business have called on Britain’s smaller companies and start-ups to be more ambitious and...
Think big from the start, CBI chief advises small companies
General News 26th Feb 2014

Northamptonshire awarded extra £3.64m to extend 'superfast broadband' infrastructure

Northamptonshire County Council has been awarded an additional £3.64 million to extend the provision of superfast broadband...
Northamptonshire awarded extra £3.64m to extend 'superfast broadband' infrastructure...
General News 26th Feb 2014

Small businesses raise hopes of investment upturn

Almost nine out of 10 small and medium-sized manufacturers plan to invest in capital equipment in the coming year, raising hopes of...
Small businesses raise hopes of investment upturn
General News 25th Feb 2014

Board Members required for NEP Main Board

NEP has recently agreed its governance arrangements as from 1 April 2014 onwards, and as part of these new arrangements the NEP Board...
Board Members required for NEP Main Board
General News 24th Feb 2014

Members wanted for NEP’s New Strategy Boards

NEP has recently agreed its governance arrangements as from 1 April 2014 onwards, and as part of these new arrangements the NEP Board...
Members wanted for NEP’s New Strategy Boards
General News 24th Feb 2014

NEP chairman retires, Paul Southworth steps down, John Markham appointed

Paul Southworth, Chairman of the Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership (NEP) Board and its predecessor organisation, Northamptonshire...
NEP chairman retires, Paul Southworth steps down,...
19th Feb 2014

Brackmills turns its back on crime

Businesses on one Northampton estate have gathered to celebrate the estate’s dramatic drop in crime as well as other successes...
Brackmills turns its back on crime
18th Feb 2014

Details of £100m Kettering energy park announced

£100 million energy park which will meet the current and future power needs of Kettering has been announced. The huge 1,100...
Details of £100m Kettering energy park announced
General News 14th Feb 2014

NEP names ‘One’s to Watch’ 2014

Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership (NEP) has revealed a short list of individuals and businesses it considers are the ‘...
NEP names ‘One’s to Watch’ 2014
General News 12th Feb 2014

More than 5,000 new businesses started up in Northamptonshire in 2013

More than 5,000 new businesses were officially registered in Northamptonshire last year. Research from the national enterprise campaign...
More than 5,000 new businesses started up in Northamptonshire...
General News 11th Feb 2014

MAHLE Powertrain commissions state-of-the-art test cell

MAHLE Powertrain, the Northampton-based engine development specialist has today completed the commissioning of a highly sophisticated...
MAHLE Powertrain commissions state-of-the-art test...
HPT News 22nd Jan 2014

Scott Bader wins Composites UK 2013 ‘Innovation in Materials’ Award

Northamptonshire company, Scott Bader has won the Composites UK 2013 ‘Innovation in Materials’ Award for its Crestabond...
Scott Bader wins Composites UK 2013 ‘Innovation...
HPT News 20th Jan 2014

Northamptonshire Apprenticeship and Jobs Fairs

Can your company play its part in inspiring the next generation of engineers?The Northamptonshire Apprenticeship and Jobs Fairs&nbsp...
Northamptonshire Apprenticeship and Jobs Fairs
HPT News 20th Jan 2014

This month's featured HPT company

Each month, NEP features and gives a particular profile to a Northamptonshire-based HPT company.This month, it's the turn...
This month's featured HPT company
HPT News 20th Jan 2014

Automotive Supply Chain Survey 2014

Can you help the Automotive Council by taking part in a survey to establish the growth potential of the UK automotive manufacturing...
Automotive Supply Chain Survey 2014
HPT News 20th Jan 2014

Engineering Industry Symposium - 20th March 2014

The Engineering Industry Symposium takes place on 20th March 2014 between 2.30pm–6.30pm at The University of Northampton...
Engineering Industry Symposium - 20th March 2014
HPT News 20th Jan 2014

Delta Motorsport win MIA Business Excellence Award

Delta Motorsport, the automotive and motorsport engineering consultancy based at Silverstone, has won an MIA Business Excellence...
Delta Motorsport win MIA Business Excellence Award
HPT News 20th Jan 2014

More businesses started by enterprising young people over past year

The number of people aged between 18 and 24 either starting a small business or freelancing has almost doubled in the past 12 months...
More businesses started by enterprising young people over past year
General News 16th Jan 2014

UK's creative industries beat employment downturn

Jobs in film, television, music and software have grown by 8.6% in recent years and bucked the trend for minimal expansion, new figures...
UK's creative industries beat employment downturn
General News 16th Jan 2014

£4 million for HPT network

NEP and South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) are delighted to announce a new fund of £4 million for the...
£4 million for HPT network
General News 13th Jan 2014

National award shortlist for Northamptonshire County Council

Northamptonshire County Council has been shortlisted for a national award for its work in bringing economic prosperity to the county...
National award shortlist for Northamptonshire County...
General News 13th Jan 2014

Farming boys prepare to distribute their gin for Christmas

Gin fanatics, Tom Warner and Sion Edwards, are preparing for a Christmas rush for their premium artisan spirit – but they will...
Farming boys prepare to distribute their gin for Christmas
Food & Drink News 02nd Dec 2013

Northamptonshire Food & Drink Awards winners announced

Top names from the county’s food and drink industries crowded into Royal & Derngate last Thursday as the winners of this...
Northamptonshire Food & Drink Awards winners announced
Food & Drink News 21st Oct 2013

Food and drink brings more than £1billion

Published in the Evening Telegraph, this article discusses how Northamptonshire's £1.5bn food and drink industry appears to...
Food and drink brings more than £1billion
Food & Drink News 13th May 2013

Entrepreneur gin producers win World Spirits Award

Recently established, Warner Edwards Distillery, a Northamptonshire farm-based gin distillery, has just won a major award - a Silver...
Entrepreneur gin producers win World Spirits Award
Food & Drink News 09th May 2013

New jobs created at Carlsberg bottling plant in Northampton

One of the world's largest brewers, Carlsberg, is officially opening its new bottling plant today. 30 jobs will be created at the...
New jobs created at Carlsberg bottling plant in Northampton
Food & Drink News 09th May 2013

Northampton’s food and drink sector worth £1.5 billion

Growth shoots are being seen in Northamptonshire’s £1.5 billion food and drink sector, according to a recent report....
Northampton’s food and drink sector worth £1.5 billion
Food & Drink News 09th May 2013

First Finalists Unveiled in Food & Drink Awards

Finalists in the ‘New Local Product of the Year’, ‘New Local Drink of the Year’ and ‘Artisan Local Product...
First Finalists Unveiled in Food & Drink Awards
Food & Drink News 09th May 2013

Deadline Looming for Annual Food Awards

The competition to find the county’s best culinary venues, creators and producers is reaching fever pitch with the closing dates...
Deadline Looming for Annual Food Awards
Food & Drink News 09th May 2013
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