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Business NK - COVID19

Less than one month left to apply for the Restart Grant

The Restart Grant is still open for applications. This support is available for businesses post 1 April that are in retail, hospitality, leisure and personal care. To apply for the Restart Grant please click here. The closing date is Wednesday 30 June 2021.

Atrract new customers with Fiver Fest

Fiver Fest

Totally Locally's Fiver Fest  starts tomorrow (Saturday 12 June) and will run for two weeks. It’s a national promotion that independent businesses can be a part of, don’t miss out on the opportunity to attract new customers. If you are interested in participating please email a member of the team with your business name and address and we can produce some promotional assets for your business.

A number of independent businesses are taking part and will offer either a product, bundle or service for £5. You can easily identify participating retailers as they will have one of the above posters in their shop window. All businesses taking part will be promoted on NKDC’s social media, reaching thousands of local people.

1.3 million employees move off furlough in March and April

Furlough numbers have fallen to their lowest level this year, according to official statistics published today, as the number of people relying on the scheme fell to 3.4 million.

The furlough scheme will remain in place until the end of September to ensure jobs are protected as businesses get back on their feet, and new figures also show that a total of 2.8 million people have benefitted from the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS). Further information is available here.

'Room at the Inn' webinar

For pub owners that have considered providing accommodation to boost their turnover, whether in terms of converting upper-floor rooms or outbuildings to B&B rooms, or using your land to provide a caravan or camping site, the Room at the Inn webinar is designed to get you started in setting up a pub accommodation business.

Organised by Team Lincolnshire in partnership with Business Lincolnshire, the webinar will help you understand the pub accommodation market and its growth potential and whether providing accommodation is for you.

Free support for North Kesteven businesses

The Council offers the service of a Business Support Adviser, Phil Means. Phil can assist businesses and provide bespoke advice and support.

If you are in business and feel you could benefit from free business advice please contact him. Either call Phil on 07920 472671 or email

EU Settlement Scheme – Deadline end of June

The Home Office is advising businesses that the deadline of 30 June 2021 for applications is nearing to be made to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS). Visit for more information.

Free online training now available

Skills365 is a Lincoln based provider of free online courses for any adult in Lincolnshire over the age of 19. They offer a range of personal and professional courses ranging from motivation and mindfulness, to CV writing and Microsoft Office training.

Skills365 are an online course provider therefore you can learn at a time, pace and place that suits you. Whether you study at home or learn on-the-go, the two hour courses offer the flexibility to learn new skills with ease.

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Webinars for the week ahead

15/06/2021 10:00-11:00 Google Analytics For Beginners

16/06/2021-24/06/2021 09:00-16:00 NBV | Starting in Business | 3 Day Online Course

17/06/2021 10:00-11:30 Lincolnshire Cyber Security Forum

17/06/2021 14:00-15:30 Investment Readiness

18/06/2021 11:00-12:00  ChamberConnect: Supporting the Wellbeing of Furloughed Employees Returning to the Workplace