Investing in Hull

Hull is a thriving and dynamic waterfront city. It oozes confidence, character and opportunity. The momentum in Hull and the Humber city region provides significant opportunity for existing businesses and new investors, with sites, services and expertise for UK and global operations. The region boasts 4 companies within the FTSE 100 – BAE Systems, Reckitt Benckiser, Smith & Nephew and BP. An investment of over £1.5 billion is transforming the city into a unique and stylish European city destination.

Investing > Economic Location

The Northern Way (shaded area on map opposite) is an initiative originating from the Deputy Prime Minister and Hull MP, John Prescott aimed at reducing the £30 billion productivity gap between the North and South.

Hull is located at the heart of this strategic overhaul, building on our unique location and ports connectivity. The Humber is the UK’s busiest trading estuary and in 2004, it handled more than 15% of the country’s seaborne trade and accounted for 18.5% of UK imports. Hull’s closeness to the UK’s heartland with 40m people and 75% of UK manufacturing within a 4 hour drive makes it an increasingly important hub for trade and industry.

Companies based in Hull benefit from a working age population of 258,000 in the travel to work area, combined with a total population of over 550,000 living in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire, meaning Hull has a future to match any other emerging city.

Hull has excellent road, rail, air and sea connections throughout the UK, with London only a 3 hour 20 minute drive away. For more information on Hull's connections click here. Tax Accountants

Investing > Key Developments

Hull for many is an undiscovered jewel, which has transformed over the last five years with iconic new developments such as The Deep – Sir Terry Farrell’s £53m Submarium and the £45m Kingston Communications Stadium setting the standard for a vibrant and colourful city in which to live, work, study, visit and invest.


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