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Destination Lincolnshire Tourism Awards: 5 days left for nominations

Tourism awards

Nominations for Destination Lincolnshire’s tourism awards close on Wednesday 3 August. The awards are an opportunity for businesses to gain recognition across Greater Lincolnshire. There are 15 categories ranging from Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award to New Tourism Business Award.

Heart of Lincs is sponsoring the pub of the year award and want to recognise pubs that make a significant contribution to tourism in their local area. The awards include fifteen categories ranging from resilience and innovation to ethical, responsible and sustainable tourism.

For more information and to make a nomination visit the Destination Lincolnshire Tourism Excellence Awards website.

The Recovery Loan Scheme has been extended for a further two years

A vital support scheme offering Government-backed loans to small businesses will be extended for a further two years, Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has announced last week (Wednesday 20 July).

The Recovery Loan Scheme, originally launched in April 2021 to help businesses recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic, has supported almost 19,000 businesses.

The Recovery Loan Scheme is a government scheme aimed at supporting access to finance for UK businesses. It gives lenders a government-backed guarantee against the outstanding balance of the facility. Further details will follow when the scheme goes live.

NK Community Champion Awards 2022

North Kesteven District Council runs its own awards programme – the NK Community Champion Awards – that celebrates voluntary community-minded contributions that make a real difference in the lives of individuals, groups and entire communities.

There’s a specific Community Business category which champions businesses that give freely of their time, effort, materials and resources in support of community endeavour or which operate in a charitable or community-focused way and achieve social value that goes beyond the bottom-line.

If you run or know of a business that you think should be nominated for a ‘thank you’, please put in a nomination at before September 9. 

Heckington show

This weekend you can visit the North Kesteven District Council marquee at Heckington Show where we'll be joined by the Heart of Lincs team,  Mrs Smith's Cottage and Cogglesford Watermill. 

Heckington Show is a quintessentially British summer experience, over the course of the weekend you can expect cycling, showjumping, athletics and much more. 

To stay up to date on events and the latest tourism news from in and around North Kesteven you can sign up to the new Heart of Lincs tourism bulletin. Manage your newsletter preferences at

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

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Webinars for the weeks ahead

01/08/2022 - 09/08/2022 17:30 - 20:30 NBV | Starting in Business | Evening programme

04/08/2022 09:30-10:30 Help To Grow Discovery Event with The University of Lincoln

09/08/2022 09:30-15:30 NBV | Make Your Marketing Work: Session One - The Plan

10/08/2022 08:00-09:00 Manufacturing Breakfast Event – Composites Manufacturing