Search for contractor to restore Hull’s last remaining 20th century Scotch Derrick crane
Hull's last remaining Scotch Derrick crane

Search for contractor to restore Hull’s last remaining 20th century Scotch Derrick crane

Hull’s last remaining 20th century Scotch Derrick crane is to be restored, thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Hull City Council. The Hull Maritime project is looking to appoint a contractor to dismantle, restore and relocate the crane as a safe structure, retaining its historical details and significance. The 20th century Scotch Derrick crane, sometimes known as a Stiff leg derrick, is located at the North End Shipyard, reflecting 400 years of shipbuilding history. The…

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From redundant factory space to fun and functional office: new workspace unveiled at Groupe Atlantic

Work has now completed on domestic and commercial heating market leader, Groupe Atlantic’s new office space at its premises on National Avenue in Hull.  Chameleon Business Interiors provided the design, fit-out and furniture services, transforming a storage space of the factory into a fun, flexible and inspiring work environment for Groupe Atlantic’s operations team Fiona Thornham, interior designer at Chameleon, said: “We are so pleased with the result of this project! We chose a range of…

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Therapist boosts Daisy Appeal wellbeing with long-distance campaign

A holistic therapist has boosted the wellbeing of a leading local charity by raising funds and awareness from a campaign which reached customers the length and breadth of the country. Karen Engstrom, who runs her holistic therapy business and her Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic online shop from her home in Ackworth, West Yorkshire, contributed her commission from a week’s worth of sales to support the Daisy Appeal in memory of her late uncle, who lived…

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Hull father and son team launch revolutionary new vehicle decals business

Brandfixx, a new designer, manufacturer and fitter of vehicle branding kits, has launched with a bang, offering customers a unique and revolutionary vehicle branding product and service.  The business, owned by Vehicle Livery Solutions, was born out of the industry’s problems associated with the traditional method of branding a vehicle by manually ‘wrapping’ a large printed sheet of cast vinyl around the contours of a vehicle.  This is often a labourious, inefficient and time consuming…

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City centre sandwich shop keeping regulars well fed with launch of lockdown recipe boxes

A sandwich shop which has been feeding business people and shoppers in Hull city centre for more than 20 years is set to expand its range of fantastic food after the success of its lockdown specials. Relish, which marked its 20th anniversary in Silver Street just before the first lockdown forced a temporary closure in March 2020, has been filling in the time with the launch of its Little Weighton Kitchen delivery and collection service.…

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The University of Hull and Aura have celebrated winning the Excellence in Renewables Skills & Training category at the 2020 Humber Renewables Awards
DONG Energy's Westermost Rough, North Sea, East Yorkshire, United Kingdom, 22 May, 2015. Pictured: Eon Humber Gateway Wind Farm

The University of Hull and Aura have celebrated winning the Excellence in Renewables Skills & Training category at the 2020 Humber Renewables Awards

Held on Thursday, 4 March at a virtual awards ceremony, the University’s commitment to creating a “fairer, brighter, carbon neutral future for all” was praised by judges. The University was also a finalist in the Renewables Medium/Large Business of the Year category. Central to the joint University and Aura nomination was the expansion of Hull’s postgraduate training portfolio in low-carbon and renewable energy. The University of Hull was also recognised for its MSc Renewable Energy…

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Hull and East Yorkshire People in Business Awards announces new date

After postponing last year’s event due to COVID-19, the Hull and East Yorkshire People in Business Awards (HEYPIBA) is back and will be taking place on Friday 9th July. Filmed at Bridlington Spa, the awards will take place virtually with all the excitement and anticipation of the incredible inaugural sold out event in 2019. Jo Fleming, entrepreneur and awards founder said: “I’m pleased to bring HEYPIBA back for another year. We had an amazing sell out first event that celebrated a…

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Spencer Group works round the clock to deliver Brexit border control facilities
King George Dock, Kingston Upon Hull, East Yorkshire, United Kingdom, 16 February, 2021. Pictured: Spencer Group have won the contract to build a new Border Control Post on the ABP King George Dock, where imports of food will be checked as part of Brexit regulations.

Spencer Group works round the clock to deliver Brexit border control facilities

Civil engineering and construction business Spencer Group is working round the clock on a time-critical project to deliver new border checkpoints at the ports of Hull and Immingham.  Spencer Group has been selected by Associated British Ports (ABP) to deliver two Border Control Posts (BCPs) required as a consequence of Brexit. The inspection posts will be used to carry out checks on plants, plant products and animal products such as meat, fish and dairy being…

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Barratt Developments aims to boost wildlife in Hull with RSPB nature friendly housing partnership
ERXW19 Passerine battle. Greenfinches (Carduelis chloris) fighting in flight

Barratt Developments aims to boost wildlife in Hull with RSPB nature friendly housing partnership

Local housebuilder, Barratt Developments Yorkshire East is celebrating its ongoing partnership with wildlife charity Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) by announcing plans to add further wildlife friendly features to its new sites across Hull. By 2023, Barratt Developments Yorkshire East will further prioritise wildlife on all of its new developments by creating dedicated spaces for local biodiversity conservation. This commitment will include a range of wildlife friendly features such as more newly-planted…

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67,742 litres of sanitiser, 300,000 disposable gloves & over 280 workplace deep cleans: a Hull cleaning company’s pandemic experience

It’s been 12 months since the outbreak of covid-19 and cleaning companies up and down the UK are still operating at max capacity, ensuring that key workers have safe and hygienic offices, factories, schools and medical facilities in which to operate.  Lightowler, the Hull-based cleaning, painting and facilities management firm, has been operating for over 160 years but a global pandemic presented a unique new set of challenges the team had never experienced. Vicky Roberts,…

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Discover how low carbon investment in the Humber can drive the green economic recovery

Business leaders are being urged to join a high-profile event aimed at helping secure billions of pounds of investment to make the Humber a net zero world leader. Fourteen pioneering projects will be the showcased at a major new conference next month to demonstrate why the region is at the forefront of the global transition to a zero-carbon economic model. The event – The Humber: An Innovation and Investment Hotspot – will explore the region’s…

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University of Hull co-leading £3.7m EvoFlood collaboration to better predict global flood risk
Professor Dan Parsons

University of Hull co-leading £3.7m EvoFlood collaboration to better predict global flood risk

The EvoFlood project aims to create the next generation Global Flood Model – a state-of-the-art computer model which helps simulate the probability of flooding across Earth. Experts at the Universities of Hull and Southampton are leading a new £3.7m project which aims to revolutionise our understanding of global flood risk. Working as part of a consortium of nine UK universities, as well as multiple national and international organisations, the team has been successful in winning…

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Every child in Hull to be connected and stay connected
Chris Aldersley, Chief Operating Officer, Cranswick plc hands over laptops to Hull City Council Leader, Councillor Stephen Brady

Every child in Hull to be connected and stay connected

Hull City Council’s ambition that every child in the city is connected has moved a big step forward as local food company Cranswick donates 1156 laptops to children in the city. The council has been working with Academy Trusts to understand how many pupils don’t have access to a laptop or the internet. The data has shown around a third of pupils over the age of seven, don’t have access to a laptop and the…

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Inspiring Hull women celebrated as part of Hull Women’s Week
Louise Cheeseman Managing Director Hull Trains

Inspiring Hull women celebrated as part of Hull Women’s Week

Hull Women’s Week celebrated International Women’s Day and the contribution of women living and working in our local community. Starting Monday 8 March, International Women’s Day, female role models including Emma Hardy, Karen Okra, Louise Cheeseman, Dame Diana Johnson and Louise Beech featured as part of a week-long programme from Hull Libraries.Councillor Marjorie Brabazon, chair of Hull Culture and Leisure, said: “What better way to celebrate International Women’s Day than to celebrate local women who…

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New £30m plan to transform Hull City Centre gateway
The new £30m proposals for land off Ferensway that feature 250 new homes

New £30m plan to transform Hull City Centre gateway

A major new £30m development that will transform Hull city centre has been submitted to planners.  The plan for Shirethorn House and the adjacent land and buildings at the corner of Ferensway and Spencer Street, will feature more than 250 residential and retail units and include stylish new townhouses and an internal winter garden for residents. The development will incorporate the look and feel of nearby historic buildings while adding a range of dynamic new…

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University of Hull welcomes Yvonne Moogan as new Business School Director
Dr Yvonne Moogan

University of Hull welcomes Yvonne Moogan as new Business School Director

Dr Yvonne Moogan has been appointed as the new Director at the Hull University Business School. Dr Moogan, who studied Economics at Hull in 1986, was the first person in her family to attend university, and said she was attracted to the city by its “beautiful campus and friendly Open Day.” Since then, Dr Moogan has worked at a number of universities across the country – most recently, as Associate Professor of Online Business Education…

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Lagoon Hull proposal continues to ‘make waves’ with an important step forward on flood protection benefits
Emma Hardy MP

Lagoon Hull proposal continues to ‘make waves’ with an important step forward on flood protection benefits

Lagoon Hull has been described as the region’s ‘most ambitious’ scheme in recent years, with the capability ‘to change the Humber region’s future’ and as the proposal’s development continues, the team behind the £1.5 billion idea have received yet more good news about the project’s viability. Following preliminary high-level modelling work by the Environment Agency (EA) as part of its Humber 2100+ strategy, the independent government body’s research has indicated that a potential ‘lagoon structure’…

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Partnership Approach brings results in fight against city centre crime

A partnership approach is having a major impact on the fight against crime in Hull city centre with more businesses signing up to the DISC low-level crime and antisocial behaviour information sharing system, which brings together businesses, the police and Hull City Council. HullBID’s street team are reporting significant achievements with Senior Support Officer Mark Andrews telling of two incidents which resulted in arrests as a result of DISC, the HullBID radio and Civic CCTV…

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Saturday Night Takeaway and Willerby make inspirational teacher’s retirement dreams come true

A much-loved teacher is to enjoy her retirement in a brand new Willerby holiday home after an Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway surprise. Hull-based Willerby, the UK’s holiday home market leader, donated a stunning Willerby Brookwood caravan to Kath Crawley as a reward for 32 years of dedication to teaching and her local community after being approached by the producers of the smash hit ITV show. It was the culmination of months of undercover…

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APD to become NEC in new growth drive

Hull-based tech business APD Communications is to be rebranded within the UK software development arm of the global NEC Corporation in the latest chapter of the company’s growth. APD is a leading supplier of software to the emergency services, public safety and control room markets and became part of the worldwide NEC family two years ago. Now it has been announced that the relationship is to be reinforced by APD adopting the new company name,…

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