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3th August 2017

Kettering General Hospital set to move into town centre offices

Guidance on new Apprenticeship Levy

30th June 2017

Incredible Bakery expanding Northants Operation

22nd June 2017

manufacturer secures £3.5m investment

16th June

New Costa Coffee planned for Kettering

2nd June 2017

1st June 2017

Record year for SATRA’s furniture testing business

23rd May 2017

Kettering Borough Training – Ambassadors help promote the benefits of apprenticeships

12th May 2017

28th April 2017

New advisers to help local businesses achieve faster growth

25th April 2017

Latest News from Business Times

22nd April 2017

‘We will use British farmers’: American buyer of Weetabix moves to calm fears after £1.4bn deal

18th April 2017

20th January 2017

Velocity Growth Hub – An Introduction to Digital Marketing

How do I get started on digital marketing for my business?

Velocity Growth Hubs – An Introduction to Digital Marketing will answer the question.

Running Wednesday, 15 February 2017  from 9:30am – 12:20pm at the Kettering Conference Centre, Thurston Drive, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 6PB

For more information and to book visit Velocity Growth Hub


29th November 2016

Velocity Growth Hub – Scale Up Central Seminar Invitation

Velocity Growth Hub would like to invite you to attend our free Scale Up Central Seminar on Thursday 8th December 2016, from 2pm – 4:30pm at Franklin’s Gardens (Northampton Saints Rugby Ground) Northampton, NN5 5BG.

• Are you looking to take your business to the next level?

• Does your business have a proven track record of high growth?

• Are you looking to expand your business?

If you answer yes to any of these questions, then we have no doubt that you will benefit from this event.

This promises to be an interesting afternoon with a panel discussion featuring speakers from the London Stock Exchange, the Business Growth Fund, the Midlands Engine Investment Fund and local Scale Up businesses. We will also be launching our Marketplace providing the perfect opportunity to network and make new connections to make your business more productive.

To book visit Velocity Growth Hub

26th October 2016

Velocity Growth Hub – Marketing Made Easy Workshop

Marketing is a powerful tool to help you grow your business! on 23rd November Velocity’s Workshops for Business Growth are holding a Marketing Made Easy Workshop at Kettering Conference Centre.

Aimed at Owners and Managers who want to understand how best to market their business and create a marketing strategy.

to book visit Velocity Growth Hub

9th September 2016

New Round of Velocity Workshops

A new range of Velocity workshops is due to start in September, giving businesses across the South East Midlands the chance to add another string to their bow. The workshops are taking place across the region, with sessions in Cranfield, Cherwell, Luton, Bedford, Northampton, Corby, Kettering and Milton Keynes. Make sure you get in early to secure your place.

A list of the workshops and areas can be found HERE

9th September 2016

£1.25M Grants Launched this Week for Local Businesses

A £1.25M pot of funding has been secured for businesses in the South East Midlands seeking to expand, invest and recruit. There are two types of grants (both part funded by ERDF) – Velocity Growth revenue and Maximum Velocity capital grants.

Visit Velocity here for more information

17th August 2016

Take part in the largest private sector business survey in the UK!

Northamptonshire Chamber conducts a Quarterly Economic Survey (QES).

It presents businesses with the opportunity to express their views on a wide variety of issues that impact business on a daily basis and forms part of the largest and most representative survey of its kind in the UK.

Take the survey HERE

The deadline for responses to this quarter’s survey is the close of play Monday 12th September

For more information visit Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce

15th August 2016

Capital Grants Now Available!

SEMLEP’s Velocity Growth Hub is pleased to announce the return of its popular capital grants programme, which is now open for applications from businesses across the South East Midlands.

Visit SEMLEP For more information

15th August 2016

Seeking Finance ?

ICAEW have created the guide below for entrepreneurs starting a business, directors who are running / growing
businesses and established companies – of all sizes – as well as for business advisers and investors.


9th July 2016

Good News for Food and Drink SME’s

The Food & Drink Forum has secured funding to offer a range of useful services to food and drink manufacturers over the next three years.

This includes grant funding, business mentoring, industry events, technical support and technical apprentices. For further information on the FEAST project visit their website

1st July 2016

SME Business Northamptonshire Awards, Brand New for 2016.

With Northamptonshire being the home of businesses from the Mercedes AMG F1 team to the Weetabix headquarters, the county serves as the stomping ground of companies from across the spectrum.

The awards are open to businesses with under 250 employees. Categories range from Best New Business to Networking Group of the Year with businesses being able to enter up to 3 categories. Category winners will have the opportunity to win prizes totally £16,000 in advertising from both awards media partners, Northants Herald & Post and headline sponsor The Business Times. Closing date for entries Friday 8th July 2016.