Bishop Grosseteste University is delighted to support regional businesses by becoming Patrons of The Business Hive in Grimsby.

Pictured with Hive Manager Jo Taylor, Membership Advisor Michaela Sams, and BGU Programme Leader Chris Jackson, Vice Chancellor Peter Neil commented: “This is exactly where BGU needs to be in relation to our social remit – working alongside small businesses and other organisations who are the backbone of the Lincolnshire economy. I am really excited by this opportunity and what we can offer.”

The Business Hive – which is a division of Grimsby-based Community Interest Company E-Factor – is one of Lincolnshire’s most prominent and successful business clubs with over 300 active members.

“We’re so pleased to have the support of one of the regions’ universities as this will help us to broaden the scope of workshops and learning opportunities that we can offer our membership,” said Jo Taylor. “As our members recover from the after-effects of the COVID lockdown and BREXIT, it’s so important that we can tap into resources that can support us all as we learn to work in such uncertain times.”

Chris Jackson added: “This is a really exciting opportunity for BGU to get involved with businesses at grass-roots level, work with them to support their learning needs and help to create a competitive edge for businesses in Lincolnshire.

For further information you can contact Michaela Sams at or Chris Jackson at

30th March 2022

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