Prestigious double award shortlisting announced for Hull interior design, fit-out and furnishing firm

Chameleon Business Interiors – the interior design, fit-out and furnishing firm based at Hull’s Humber Quays – has reached the final stages of a prestigious industry awards in not one but two competitive categories. The Mixology North21 Awards will be held in Manchester on 9th December and Chameleon’s 27-strong team will be crossing their fingers for double success. Shaun Watts, chairman of Chameleon said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have made the final selection for two really…

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Nibble opens sister takeaway to serve growing Fruit Market community

A hugely popular eatery in Hull’s thriving Fruit Market has opened a new takeaway outlet to serve the rapidly growing community of workers in the area. Nibble opened six years ago opposite the pioneering Centre for Digital Innovation (C4DI) tech hub and has become a firm favourite with workers and visitors alike for its homemade breakfast, brunch and lunch specials and sweet and savoury delights. Now, as the second C4DI building becomes home to new…

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Read more about the article DA Creative Studio Appoints New Management Team to Drive Further Growth
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DA Creative Studio Appoints New Management Team to Drive Further Growth

DA Creative Studio has enjoyed continuous growth over the last year, as the disruptive marketing and PR agency’s reputation for delivering high-impact campaigns has seen them attract the attention of several new high-profile clients. Now, as DA Creative Studio looks to the future, a new management team has been put in place to drive the company forward. Led by Creative Director and the agency’s founder, Calvin Innes, this new team will be responsible for overseeing…

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Local housebuilder celebrates the success of its Apprenticeship Scheme

Barratt Developments Yorkshire East is celebrating the success of its Apprenticeship Scheme as seven new apprentices begin their careers with the housebuilder.  As part of Barratt Developments’ ongoing Apprenticeship Scheme, seven students are able to gain unparalleled experience in the construction industry whilst obtaining the qualifications they need to be successful in their careers. The seven apprentices join the housebuilder to develop their skills across a number of disciplines including joinery, bricklaying and construction.  Abigail…

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Read more about the article Tech skills start-up to broaden its reach with new training centre
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Tech skills start-up to broaden its reach with new training centre

A trio of tech businesses which were set up to drive the development of digital businesses in Hull and East Yorkshire have secured a prime city centre site as the home for a technology education and training centre. Kingston House in Myton Street, Hull, will become the home for The Edge Hub, which was set up earlier this year by tech recruitment and event specialists who identified a skills gap in their sector. The revamped…

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IMMINGHAM PORT’S NEW SHIP TO BE NAMED AFTER 6-YEAR-OLD HULL GIRL

Towage operator Svitzer Europe has announced that one of the tugs servicing the busy Port of Immingham will be renamed Svitzer Eleanor, following the suggestion from Eleanor Wright, daughter of local Hull man Sam Wright, who is a crew member and Trainee Master on board the small ship.Eleanor’s involvement in the naming of the ship came about when Svitzer’s Immingham Port Manager Phil Bailey realised that Sam Wright’s children might like the opportunity to choose…

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Read more about the article University of Hull cooling technology helps council cut data centre CO2 emissions
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University of Hull cooling technology helps council cut data centre CO2 emissions

An innovative University of Hull cooling system has helped Hull City Council reduce electricity consumption at its data centre by as much as 80 per cent. Using a super-performance Dew Point Cooling system, developed at the University’s Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies, Hull City Council has saved over £50,000 in electricity cooling costs, and has reduced its carbon footprint by 82.5 tonnes a year. The technology was first tested at the University’s Aura Innovation Centre…

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Local housebuilder honours Hull’s veterans and volunteers this Remembrance Day

Barratt Developments Yorkshire East is honouring war veterans and volunteers from the Cottingham branch of The Royal British Legion, by donating gift hampers to the volunteers that deserve an act of kindness most this Remembrance Day.   To mark Remembrance Day on the 11th November, and to say thank you to the volunteers of the Cottingham branch of The Royal British Legion for their dedication and continuous hard work, Barratt Developments Yorkshire East has donated an…

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Visionary film to show global leaders why the world needs the Humber to tackle climate change

A new cinematic film will reveal to world leaders the critical role the Humber has in the global fight against climate change.The film, titled “Eyes on the Humber”, will be shown at the COP26 international climate change conference in Glasgow next month.Every country in the world will be represented at the event, with US President Joe Biden expected to attend to mark America’s return to the Paris Agreement committing nations to work together to tackle…

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Read more about the article High-profile speakers to headline The Waterline Summit 2021
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High-profile speakers to headline The Waterline Summit 2021

A green energy entrepreneur and an electric vehicle adventurer will be among the headline speakers this year’s pioneering The Waterline Summit. The flagship event is returning next month, bigger and more ambitious than before, linking the Humber to the global COP26 climate change conference. Held from October 18-22, just a few weeks before COP26, the summit will link innovative decarbonisation projects and pioneering work taking place to tackle climate change across the Humber region to…

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Read more about the article Law firm marks milestone by sharing “in camera” interviews with colleagues
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Law firm marks milestone by sharing “in camera” interviews with colleagues

A law firm which is celebrating its 180th anniversary is turning to a combination of tradition and technology to share the stories of its rich history. Rollits still has copies of the hardback book published in 1991 by the then Senior Partner Tom Farrell to celebrate 150 years of the firm. Thirty years on the practice is adding to the archive by filming interviews with members of its team from offices in Hull and York.…

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Hull 4 Heroes able to respond quicker with new corporate card solution

Hull based financial technology firm Expensemate has given Hull 4 Heroes the ability to respond quicker to veterans’ needs with three pre-paid cards, which speed up and monitor the transactions that are essential to running the charity. Expensemate, which is part of the Rix Group, launched the only corporate expense card to offer credit in 2020. They have gifted the charity with three of their pre-paid cards - worth £252 a year in usual fees…

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Read more about the article Business Centre boss says changing workspace trends
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Business Centre boss says changing workspace trends

One of the region’s leading business centres is ticking all the boxes for people seeking work, rest and play solutions on their doorstep in a post-Covid world. Freya Cross, Business and Corporate Manager at The Deep, said the rest of Hull city centre is also well-placed to benefit from the trend towards a “live-work location” and a “lifestyle office”. Freya said: “The message to landlords who feel as though they are lumbered with vacant units…

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Read more about the article Willerby to invest in largest ever intake of apprentice talent
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Willerby to invest in largest ever intake of apprentice talent

Holiday homes market leader Willerby has launched its biggest ever apprenticeship recruitment drive. Willerby is taking on more than 30 apprentices across a range of roles, in what will be the largest single intake in the company’s 75-year history and three times as many as on any previous occasion. The move reflects the rapid growth of the business, driven by the increasing popularity of the UK staycation, and is further evidence of Willerby’s strong commitment…

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Read more about the article Largest ever intake of Spencer Group apprentices all secure full-time positions
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Largest ever intake of Spencer Group apprentices all secure full-time positions

The largest ever intake of apprentices taken on by engineering specialist Spencer Group have all now secured full-time positions with the company. Hull-based Spencer Group hired 14 apprentices two years ago, with the full cohort of 18-year-olds coming from the city’s employer-led school, Ron Dearing University Technical College (UTC). Now, having completed their two-year apprenticeships, all 14 have started permanent, full-time trainee positions with Spencer Group across a range of different departments of the business.…

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Reckitt CEO and CBI Director General visit Hull’s Ron Dearing UTC

The CEO of Reckitt, the world’s leading consumer health, hygiene and nutrition business, has visited Hull’s Ron Dearing University Technical College (UTC), reinforcing the company’s commitment to the region and its partnership with the pioneering school. Laxman Narasimhan and Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Director General Tony Danker, together with other Reckitt senior executives, met Ron Dearing UTC Principal Sarah Pashley and students at the employer-led school following a visit to Reckitt’s factory and R&D…

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City centre pubs collaborate with Theatre Quarter Beer and Cider Festival

Licensees of two city centre pubs are taking centre stage to bring an array of top tipples to Hull with the inaugural Theatre Quarter Beer and Cider Festival. Tony Garrett, landlord of the Hop & Vine basement bar in Albion Street, has joined forces with Ian Ibbetson, just round the corner with Chilli Devils @ New Clarence in Charles Street, to present a 10-day celebration of real ales and ciders. Between them they have scoured…

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Read more about the article Baroness briefs Humber Business Week on standing up for diversity, home owners, better politics – and comedy!
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Baroness briefs Humber Business Week on standing up for diversity, home owners, better politics – and comedy!

The first Muslim to serve in a British Cabinet told of her concerns about extremism at the Batley and Spen by-election and about discrimination in both Houses of Parliament when she spoke at Humber Business Week. Baroness Sayeeda Warsi also underlined the importance of delivering on the commitment to levelling up in a meaningful way and of providing practical support for business. Interviewed by Paul Sewell, founder of Humber Business Week and Chair of Sewell…

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Read more about the article Sports Direct and USC team up to bring big sportswear and fashion brands to Flemingate
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Sports Direct and USC team up to bring big sportswear and fashion brands to Flemingate

Sports Direct and USC are bringing a winning line-up of sportswear and fashion brands to Beverley’s Flemingate centre. The UK’s leading sportswear and sports equipment retailer and the USC streetwear and fashion brand are to come together under one roof at Flemingate in one of the latest openings by parent company Frasers Group. Sports Direct and USC will occupy a 10,000 sq ft unit, one of the largest at the popular retail and leisure destination.…

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Read more about the article Brothers target former bank as safe bet for second bistro venture
WEDNESDAY JUNE 9 2021 COTTINGHAM NEW RESTAURANT Simon, left, and Chris Leahy who have plans to open the former NatWest bank in Hallgate, Cottingham, East Yorkshire as Raph's Bar and Grill. PICTURE: TERRY CARROTT see words by Phil Ascough

Brothers target former bank as safe bet for second bistro venture

A family which revived its long-term links with the licensed trade to open a café bar in Cottingham, East Yorkshire has literally broken the bank for its latest project. Chris and Simon Leahy, owners of Cassiel Bar and Kitchen, will open Raph’s Bar and Grill in a former NatWest bank across the road from their existing premises. The premises are ready to be fitted out following completion of a renovation project which entailed bringing in…

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