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Earlier this week we installed a range of assets along a number of high streets in North Kesteven to promote them as wonderful and safe - places for shopping and more.

These were put in place using a share of the Government’s Welcome Back fund made available to support Councils for measures that deliver a safe environment for businesses and customers in the wake of the Covid-19 global pandemic.

The assets have been designed in such a way, including specially commissioned local photography featuring businesses for each, to celebrate the character and unique offer of each place.

We also have refreshed bunting to share with businesses, to replace the existing Covid-safe materials we provided earlier in the year. If you wish to receive the new bunting please contact with your business name and address.


community business

Whether through self-nomination or encouraging expressions of enthusiasm from customers, we’d love to hear more about your community-minded businesses activities.

The NK Community Champion Awards programme has a specific category to champion community-minded businesses and this year a new category is looking to tease out and celebrate those businesses which are making a Contribution to Climate Action.

Take a look at the full list of 12 categories at where you can nominate too, please note the deadline for nominations is Monday 6 September.

The awards are only made possible through the generous support of other community-focused businesses committed to serving the community of North Kesteven and making a positive difference.

In all cases the NK Community Champion Awards are looking to honour selfless, tireless voluntary endeavour which goes above and beyond paid-for remunerated work; which is carried out in the interests of promoting a better, safer, more fulfilling and flourishing place to live or encouraging individuals or groups to fulfil their potential. In the case of businesses they look to champion that extra factor of going-beyond, being community-minded and doing more than is necessary for commercial success.

For any further information and nomination support, email

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Together for Our Planet SME hub

To raise awareness of the actions small businesses can take to reduce their emissions, the Together for Our Planet campaign is asking SMEs to make the new UK Business Climate Hub their first port of call on their journey to net zero.

Small businesses can use the hub to find practical tools, resources and advice to understand their emissions and develop a plan to tackle them, as well as providing ideas for steps they can take.

Steps could include installing energy saving light bulbs, switching to electric vehicles and other cleaner forms of transport to reduce their carbon footprint, looking at environment-friendly packaging options, or introducing cycle to work schemes for employees.

The campaign will also provide small businesses with access to some of the UK’s biggest businesses – including NatWest, Google, Scottish Power and BT – and leading climate experts to support them in taking the simple and practical steps to protect the planet, and the benefits of future-proofing and growing a low carbon business.

Quarterly Economic Survey Quarter 3 now open

The Quarterly Economic Quarter 3 is now open, with all Covid-19 restrictions now lifted how is your business doing?

The survey takes 3 minutes and can be taken anonymously if you wish.

By completing this survey you can add a strong Lincolnshire voice to the national results, which are passed over to policymakers to help the country bounce back stronger.

Take the survey here.

Webinars for the week ahead

01/09/2021 14:00-15:30 Managing a Crisis – Insurance, Legal and PR Webinar

01/09/2021 10:00-11:00 The Internationalisation Fund: Support for overseas growth

01/09/2021 14:00-15:30 Managing a Crisis – Insurance, Legal and PR Webinar

01/09/2021 - 09/09/2021 09:30 - 16:00 NBV | Starting in Business | 3 Day Online Course