Hull, based on the north bank of the Humber Estuary, is part of the largest ports complex in the UK, handling 16% of all UK's sea-bourne trade with excellent short-sea trade links with Europe, Scandinavia and the Baltic States.

The city has become a key location for logistics and shared services, renewable energy, food, healthcare and chemicals industries, and is home to a significant number of global companies. These include BP Chemicals, BAE Systems, McCain Foods, Conoco Philips and some of the leading names in healthcare including Smith & Nephew, Seven Seas and Reckitt Benckiser, who all operate multi-million pound operations from Hull.

It also has a strong manufacturing tradition and houses one of the largest chemical bases within the UK, situated around the Humber ports.

The region accounts for 20% of the UK’s natural gas landings and has the largest cluster of power stations, including the UK’s largest, Drax. The Humber estuary has been identified as one of only 20 regions in world suitable for tidal power generation and is also the located close to 3 of the largest Round 3 offshore wind farms.
Hull has an extremely diverse economic base, which is a key attraction for incoming businesses, and has benefited from billion pound investments into its regeneration – transforming the city. The average salary in Hull is also 22% lower than the UK average.
The cities growing business base is matched by its thriving social scene with shopping, galleries, museums and attractions creating a city that offers everything your employees they would need.
Key facts:
• Hull’s thriving business environment and strategic position at the UK’s gateway to Europe has attracted leading international companies
• The Humber ports form the UK’s largest ports complex and a crucial part of the European trade route
• Access to 40 million people and 75% of UK manufacturing within a four-hour drive
• Hull has the largest concentration of PLCs in the region
• The average wage is 22% lower than the UK average and 10% less than the regional average
• The city is home to world leaders in renewable technologies, telecommunications, aerospace, petrochemicals, food and healthcare
• Some of the UK’s largest chemical, energy and food processing sectors are based next to the Humber ports
• The University of Hull boasts 10 subject areas that are rated in the top five nationally and has been short-listed for university of the year by The Times



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  • YFM Group
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  • BP
  • Syngenta AG
  • Millennium Inorganic Chemicals
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  • Croda International
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  • Drax Ltd
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  • David Brown
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  • Drax Ltd and Siemens Project Ventures
  • Vivergo fuels
  • Lunar Energy
  • Pulse Tidal
  • Neptune Renewables
  • Vireol
Former Minister for Yorkshire and The Humber
""This latest substantial investment in the world class facilities we have at the Advanced Manufacturing Park in South Yorkshire demonstrates our leading role as a base for advanced manufacturing research and production.” Rosie Winterton, the former Minister for Yorkshire and The Humber "
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