CDI Alliance’s Stuart McFarlane joins Screen Yorkshire Strategic Advisory Panel

Posted: June 18th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: News, People | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Screen Yorkshire has announced its panel of financial, legal and media experts who will independently advise it on the new £15m Yorkshire Content Fund (YCF). The Independent Advisory Panel’s (IAP) role is to scrutinise and advise on the portfolio of investments across the YCF and ensure it is hitting targets for recoupment, job creation and economic activity. The Yorkshire Content Fund will invest £7.5m of European Regional Development Funding into TV, film, games and digital which will be matched with private investment on a project-by-project basis. Read the rest of this entry »


Three Lincs villages included in super-fast broadband pilot

Posted: March 30th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: News, Onlincolnshire Business Support | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Fast broadband is set to be rolled out to three villages in east Lincolnshire.

Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) has chosen three east coast villages to receive vastly improved broadband connectivity as part of a new pilot scheme.

The communities of Willoughby with Sloothby, Ingoldmells and Chapel St Leonards – currently some of the worst broadband notspots in Lincolnshire – are set to benefit from the 18-month initiative, which is being financed by the European Regional Development Fund.

Under the local authority’s broadband strategy, a combination of fibre-to-the-cabinet and fibre-to-the-premises technology will be rolled out to between 85 and 90 per cent of properties across the county by maximising private investment, supporting community solutions and stimulating provision of a range of broadband services. Read the rest of this entry »


Press Release 19 Dec 2011

Posted: December 19th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Press Releases | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

CDI Alliance & Globe Consultants wins contract for Economic Development and Business Support

CDI Alliance, which was set up in July 2011 to carry on the legacy of the successful economic sector development and business support activity established by Yorkshire Forward and Business Link, has won a major contract in the neighbouring county of Lincolnshire. Read the rest of this entry »


Press Release – 8 Dec 2011

Posted: December 8th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Press Releases | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Key economic & business data to be accessible after Yorkshire Forward & Business Link close

With the imminent closure of Yorkshire Forward, and the final closure of the regional Business Link operation last week, there has been growing concern that businesses will be unsure where to access business support information, know what relevant business events are happening, and get advice on business issues and be signposted to the correct place. Read the rest of this entry »