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Discovery Court flourishing almost one year on

Discovery Court

A new £2.2 million development is now home to a lively community of start-up and growing businesses all benefitting from the quality space created there.

Discovery Court contains 15 business units owned by North Kesteven District Council and built on its behalf by Lindum Group. It’s been full now for some time - since March this year - after the units were handed over to the Council last May.

The MINI Repair Shop moved to its unit in June 2021 as Discovery Court’s first tenant, and from there provides a range of services as a BMW and Mini independent specialist, including service and repairs, diagnostic and MOTs, from brand new to vintage and project models. 

Visit Lincoln Business Research

Visit Lincoln has started a 12-month research programme across Greater Lincolnshire with thousands of visitors, residents and students. This research will allow them to properly understand what’s needed (now and in the future) to have a thriving and well-connected visitor economy across Lincolnshire. 

Visit Lincoln is surveying hundreds of residents and visitors, but they are only one side of the story, they also need to know about businesses in Lincolnshire to obtain a 360 insight. Please help by filling out the online survey here to ensure that your voice is heard. You can also read more on the Visit Lincoln’s blog.

Declaring coronavirus grants on your Company Tax Return

HMRC is hosting a webinar on Thursday 12 May to provide an overview of how to report coronavirus support payments and grants on your Company Tax Return, the records you need to keep, as well as what will happen if you have claimed too much. To register please see here.

Business Lincolnshire announce new support programme for Pubs in Greater Lincolnshire and Rutland

The Pub Diversification Programme aims to support all types of projects that pubs may be considering. Potential improvements could include creating overnight accommodation, retail services, additional facilities for walkers and cyclists, motorhome hook up points in the car park, electric vehicle charging points and more.

The programme is aimed at those looking to generate additional income to help futureproof their pub business. If you are interested in finding out how to apply please email or visit the Business Lincolnshire website.

Share your feedback on RiverLight

The Hub are in the process of evaluating the RiverLight festival and would love to hear from businesses in Sleaford. If you could spare five minutes to complete the survey please do so here.

We're exhibiting at the Lincolnshire Business Expo

Lincolnshire Business Expo

The Economic Development team is pleased to be exhibiting at the Lincolnshire Business Expo on Tuesday 24 May.

The Expo provides a powerful platform for meeting new customers, reaching out to existing clients and is an ideal place to showcase North Kesteven as a vibrant business location.

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

Is your business on social media?

If so, join our Business NK group here or follow us on twitter. We share information, support and advice on each platform.

Webinars for the weeks ahead

09/05/2022 - 17/05/2022 17:30- 20:30 NBV | Starting in Business | Online evening programme

10/05/2022 10:00-11:30 Digital Tools for Business

11/05/2022 08:00-09:00 Manufacturing Breakfast Event – Additive Manufacturing

17/05/2022 10:00-11:30 New to SEO - Get Your Website Ranking Higher in Google

23/05/2022 -24/05/2022 10:00-16:00 Driving Innovation in Your Workforce Through Lean Six Sigma