The low carbon sector within Greater Lincolnshire provides considerable opportunities for growth, employing over 12,000 people.

The Humber Estuary is fundamentally connected with at least 25% of the UK’s energy production, and the south bank of the Humber lies at the centre of an emerging offshore wind market, with the potential to create new supply chains. It will become the biggest Enterprise Zone in the UK and will position the area as one of the major hubs for the renewables sector in the UK.

These developments will further unlock the economic potential of the Humber Estuary, and help to stimulate growth in North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire. Grimsby is on course to hit 8GW of installed capacity in offshore wind in the coming years.

The recent proposal of the Race Bank Extension, would double the size of Grimsby’s largest offshore wind farm and achieve a level that would meet the equivalent of London’s peak demand, which could place Grimsby responsible for well over a third of the 30GW envisaged for the UK by 2030.

The gain business advisor works closely with renewable businesses as well as those that are supplying their product and services to the larger renewable energy companies. Working with Infrared heating suppliers, solar panel suppliers, heat pump suppliers, Engineers, Plumbers and Access Specialists to provide business advice and support to showcase the products and services provided as well as assist with expansion plan in a growing sector.

Jill Gilby GAIN project business advisor

Jill Gilby
Business Advisor within Ports, Logistics and Renewables.

I have over 25 years’ experience working with individuals and SME’s in all sectors, providing business planning, advice, and guidance. My background is in Business Management and Education, I taught the Institute of Leadership and Management for many years for companies across the UK and in New Zealand and spent 10 years teaching the PGCE.

My role at MODAL is as the specialist GAIN Business Advisor in Ports, Logistics and Renewables working in conjunction with E-Factor. This role allows me to use my knowledge and experience to work with local businesses to grow and sustain their companies and compliments my passion in the environment and sustainability. I took a break from this area of work for a few years but am thrilled to be back and working in the local community meeting new and exciting challenges. The role gives me so much satisfaction in assisting individuals and companies to achieve their goals.


Lisa Gibson
Eco Heatwave Limited


“It’s not very often in this world that you get something for nothing, but thanks to the friendly and professional team involved with the GAIN project, that is exactly what we got and right at a time when we needed it the most.

Funding is available to support SME’s in growing their business. During the early stages of our new business journey, we were introduced to the GAIN project. We needed marketing support to enable us to bring our new heating product to market. To receive it at this stage in our journey, at no cost to us was invaluable. Thanks go to Melissa and Lisa for making it happen, and for their continued support.”