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Growth Hub delivers 36,000 hours of business support as it marks fourth birthday

PUBLISHED: 17:41 09 July 2018 | UPDATED: 17:41 09 July 2018

New Anglia Growth Hub with business, offering advice

New Anglia Growth Hub with business, offering advice

New Anglia LEP

Nearly 36,000 hours of business support have been provided by the New Anglia Growth Hub, it has calculated as it marks its fourth anniversary.

It has also provided investment grants to many businesses, as its advisers have delivered 35,920 hours of support to 7,381 firms since being set up in 2014.

Among the businesses supported was Rendlesham-based skincare brand HBD Europe Ltd, which received a £120,000 grant to build a new manufacturing plant and create 50 new jobs.

Asams Ltd, a Great Yarmouth company which tests metal components for the oil and gas industry, which received a £12,500 grant for a new milling machine.

Doug Field, chairman of New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “The Growth Hub plays a significant role in fulfilling our ambitions set out in the Economic Strategy for Norfolk and Suffolk, helping businesses grow, create new jobs and raise productivity.”

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