LEP helps Lion to roar into Germany

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Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership is urging more firms to make use of its Unlocking Business Investment programme to help them grow and create new jobs.

The LEP announced it was extending the deadline for applications to the end of the month as it revealed that the programme was helping a Worksop firm to increase its exports to Germany.

Lion Trackhire is a market leader when it comes to providing portable roadways and access for the events and construction sectors.

The company is hoping to create 30 jobs, almost doubling its workforce by 2016, by investing £2.2 million in growing its business in Europe and Germany in particular.

The Sheffield City Region LEP is providing a £400,000 grant as part of its.

By the start of January, the LEP has allocated more than £28 million to the programme, levering in more than £190 million-worth of investment.

The programme is expected to create or safeguard over 3,000 local jobs by March 2016 and is currently helping 88 projects to grow and create local jobs.

Companies can find out how to apply for funding from the programme via the LEP website: www.sheffieldcityregion.org.uk.