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Skills Hull

Hull is well served by both rail and road. With trains direct to London’s famous King’s Cross and other great cities, transport in and out of the city is fast and efficient. The city is home to large dock The Humber region has been hailed as an ideal location for a new UK Freeport.

Green Port Hull is a collaboration between Hull City Council, East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Associated British Ports to promote investment and development of the renewable energy sector in the Humber region and to support investors and their supply chains to secure long-term economic growth for the area.

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Data sources: Office for National Statistics and Hull Data Observatory

PROMOTING RENEWABLE ENERGY

Green Port Hull is a collaboration between Hull City Council, East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Associated British Ports to promote investment and development of the renewable energy sector in the Humber region and to support investors and their supply chains to secure long-term economic growth for the area. Owned and operated by Associated British Port (ABP), the Port of Hull is one of the UK’s leading foreign trading ports, benefiting from its prime location on the north bank of the Humber Estuary.

A WEALTH OF SKILLS

Hull’s biggest employers in the city are the manufacturing and health sectors employing about 18,000 jobs (15 per cent). More than 54,000 people work in the wider engineering and manufacturing sectors in Hull, with a GVA totalling £3.7 billion, while 25,000 people are employed in advanced engineering in Hull. The city is home to some well known international brands from the Hull and Humber region and in 2020 a host had been named in Insider’s Yorkshire Manufacturing 100 list.

CREATIVE GROWTH

Experts from online magazine Startups Geek found that Hull was the best city in Yorkshire to start a business, ranking in the top 15 locations in the whole of the UK. Dedicated investment in enterprise paired with a low cost of living has transformed Hull into an exciting and lucrative growth area. Hull City Council has a real focus on micro-business creation and youth enterprise plus the provision of high-quality business space, for example Kreate at Craven Park Stadium and the Louis Pearlman Centre in west Hull.