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Business NK - COVID19

Only 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.

Fiver Fest shopping event in June

It’s more important than ever to support local businesses. We’re encouraging people to shop locally and support independent businesses by participating in this year's Fiver Fest.

In June, Totally Locally are running the national campaign Fiver Fest. The two week event offers independent businesses the chance to work together and encourage people to shop in their local villages and towns, whilst offering a discount to new and returning customers.

If you are interested in getting involved please email a member of the team with your business name and address and we can produce some promotional assets for your business.

Asymptomatic Testing Update

The four large community testing sites across Lincolnshire are ending their testing provision and closed on Friday 21 May.

Individuals are encouraged to pick up test kits from their nearest collection point, which is likely to be a local pharmacy. Some of the additional testing collection points will be closer than you think, linked to supermarkets and stores. To find your nearest pharmacy please click here Covid-19 test and vaccination site finder.

For more details about testing in Lincolnshire see here.

Free digital training for heritage businesses / attractions

There are three opportunities to take part in workshops focused on starting your digital marketing strategy, these are taking place across June and July. The groups are open to all heritage types. Locations and places will be allocated first to those demonstrating highest need. The deadline for applications is 1st June. If you are interested in the workshops please apply here.

Contractors urged to show interest now in Sleaford Moor Enterprise Park works

Build and construction contractors who might wish to submit a tender for main strategic infrastructure and construction works at Sleaford’s £56 million eco-conscious business park should take action now.

The Council is urging businesses which could be interested in the major works for the site including the civils, spine road construction and delivery of phase one of units to join the Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for these, so they don’t miss the chance to potentially tender later.

A main contractor is required for these main infrastructure and construction works, and this main contractor must also offer sub-contractor opportunities. Click here to find out more.

Businesses which would be interested in submitting a tender for the strategic infrastructure works and construction of commercial industrial style units are asked to join biT Group’s (part of Telford & Wrekin Council) DPS by 5pm on Friday 4 June 2021.

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

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

Small business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is once again highlighting 100 small businesses. Promoting one a day for 100 days leading up to Small Business Saturday 2021.

The 100 businesses receive exposure on the Small Business Saturday's social media channels and in the local and national press. Applications re-open on June 1, 2021 please see here for more information.

Have you taken the QES yet?

The Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) is your chance to have your say on the issues which are affecting your business. The QES compares the last three months to the quarter before.

By completing the survey you can add a strong Lincolnshire voice to the national results, which are passed over to policymakers to help the country bounce back strongly. You can take the QES here.

Webinars for the week ahead

02/06/2021 09:30-16:00 NBV | Starting in Business | 3 Day Online Course

03/06/2021 10:00-11:00 How Social Media can be utilised to build your brand in international markets and what a Digital Mar

08/06/2021 10:00-11:30 Planning a Website and Writing Content