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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Read more about the article Award-winning employer closes the book on Humber Business Week with tips on how to win the war for talent
Paul Sewell and Alan Johnson (left) in the Elevenses interview at Humber Business Week held at the Aura Innovation Centre

Award-winning employer closes the book on Humber Business Week with tips on how to win the war for talent

The founder of Humber Business Week brought down the curtain on this year’s programme with advice for employers on how to win the intensifying “war for talent”. Paul Sewell, who is also Chair of Sewell Group with its workforce of 500, said the need to look after staff has never been greater at a time when young people leaving colleges and universities hold all the cards. He said: “There is more of a war for…

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Read more about the article Whitefriargate awarded £100,000 for cultural programme
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Whitefriargate awarded £100,000 for cultural programme

Hull City Council has been awarded a £100,000 grant from Historic England as part of the Whitefriargate High Streets Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) to create and deliver community-led cultural activities on the high street over the next three years. Whitefriargate HSHAZ is one of more than 60 high streets to receive a share of £6 million for their cultural programme. The Hi!Whitefriargate Cultural Programme will explore the significance of Hull Old Town’s most historic street. Over the…

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Read more about the article THE WHEATSHEAF AT KIRK ELLA OPENS WELCOMING THE COMMUNITY BACK WITH AN ALL-NEW LOOK AND FEEL
The Team At The Wheatsheaf Kirkella

THE WHEATSHEAF AT KIRK ELLA OPENS WELCOMING THE COMMUNITY BACK WITH AN ALL-NEW LOOK AND FEEL

The Wheatsheaf in Kirk Ella, Hull, welcomes back the local community, débuting a reimagined lookand feel. A six-figure investment has transformed the country pub, promising guests an authentic,quality pub experience. To celebrate the opening, there will be a soft launch as well as a welcomingparty on the 20th May. Emphasising the ‘little moments that matter’ and cherished moments with friends and family, thetraditional pub has received a new lease of life showcasing the venues best…

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Read more about the article Rollits raises thousands for Dove House and sets sights on return of golf day
Pat Coyle (centre), Client Relations Director at Rollits, with colleague Emma Fawke, Senior Solicitor, Private Client, and Jethro Shearring [correct], Regional Fundraiser for Dove House Hospice.

Rollits raises thousands for Dove House and sets sights on return of golf day

Leading law firm Rollits LLP has handed over thousands of pounds to a regional hospice after revamping its regular fundraising events to offer Covid-safe alternatives. Rollits is now looking forward to generating more donations for Dove House Hospice by resuming other activities including the return of the firm’s annual golf day on Thursday 1 July. Pat Coyle, Client Relations Director at Rollits, said: “The restrictions of the last year have had a severe impact on…

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Read more about the article Smart city screens set to transform Hull’s Paragon Interchange
The new real-time screens are now live

Smart city screens set to transform Hull’s Paragon Interchange

The new smart city digital screens in Hull’s Paragon Interchange are now live following a period of testing. The first of its kind in the city, the long-awaited screens will enable bus passengers to plan their journeys as efficiently as possible, with real-time updates on bus arrival and departure times using smart technology. Paragon Interchange will now benefit from 42 LCD display 22in screens at each bus stand, with an additional seven 49in screens along…

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Read more about the article Give your views on Hull’s Economic Strategy for next five years
The strategy will respond to the immediate effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on local businesses and industries.

Give your views on Hull’s Economic Strategy for next five years

Hull City Council is developing an Economic Strategy for the city and asking businesses and residents for their views. The aim is to boost employment, make the city more attractive to visitors and both existing and new businesses and to increase productivity and wages. The strategy will build on the city’s achievements over the past decade. It will respond to the immediate effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on local businesses and industries. It will also…

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Read more about the article New £1.5m plan for seven business units unveiled
An artists' impression of the new parade of seven business units at the Boulevard Unit Factory Estate

New £1.5m plan for seven business units unveiled

Hull City Council has unveiled £1.5m plans to create a stylish new parade of seven business units at the Boulevard Unit Factory Estate. The successful estate is the largest council factory estate in the city and home to over 30 small businesses. The Estate will be extended by the new parade with units which have fully glazed frontages onto Goulton Street and rear loading bay areas. Located at the junction of South Boulevard and Goulton…

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Read more about the article As restrictions change we must all remember the basics – Hull’s Public Health lead
coffee is served indoors at Thieving Harry's following Coronavirus restrictions easing

As restrictions change we must all remember the basics – Hull’s Public Health lead

Today, as Coronavirus restrictions ease further, the city’s Public Health lead has said the basics of virus prevention must not be forgotten. Key changes today include: The return of indoor hospitality – two households or groups of six can meet inside pubs, restaurants and other venuesOvernight stays are allowedIndoor attractions and entertainment including theatre, museums, galleries and cinema returnIndoor exercise classes and organised sport is back30 guests can attend significant life events and celebrations, including…

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The Business Day 2021

Gyles Brandreth will be hosting The Business Day once again as organisers have announced this year will go ahead as a virtual event, live-streamed from Bridlington Spa on Friday 11 June.  The Business Day is an annual networking event tailored to a day of discovery insight, with nearly 700 business leaders coming together; however, due to the current global pandemic, this year's will be a three-hour live-streamed show, hosted in-person by Gyles Brandreth.  Whilst maintaining…

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Read more about the article Support available for businesses in Hull ahead of next stage of roadmap out of lockdown
Visit Hull is supporting businesses with its 'Reopening the High Street Campaign'. Pictured, Ed Hawkes, White Rabbit Chocolatier.

Support available for businesses in Hull ahead of next stage of roadmap out of lockdown

On Monday 12 April, the country will reach the next stage of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown, which will see a variety of businesses being allowed to reopen. This will include non-essential retail, such as personal care premises including hairdressers and nail salons, and public buildings, including libraries and community centres. Indoor leisure facilities such as gyms will also reopen (but only for use by people on their own or in household groups), as…

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Read more about the article Pavement licences relaxed for hospitality businesses
Pavement Licences are being relaxed for hospitality businesses as Hull recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic

Pavement licences relaxed for hospitality businesses

Hull City Council is relaxing pavement licence rules as it works to support hospitality businesses as they reopen after a challenging year. The move to ease the terms of licences already issued to bars, pubs and cafes is in recognition of the work of hospitality bosses to make sure everyone is protected and is Covid safe. A number of pavement café licences have already been issued to support outdoor drinking and eating in advance of…

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Read more about the article Meet the University of Hull team tackling climate change through video gaming
University of Hull gaming

Meet the University of Hull team tackling climate change through video gaming

University of Hull students and staff are supporting a major digital conference which looks to use gaming to increase awareness of climate change. Victoria Bessonova and Hannah Marsden – both students at Aura’s Centre for Doctoral Training – have been joined by MSc Renewable Energy lead Dr Simon Waldman as mentors at Climate Jam, which started on Earth Day on April 22 and runs until May 2. Games at the Climate Jam covers a wide…

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Read more about the article The Punch Hotel poised to reopen with stylish new look after major investment
The Punch Hotel

The Punch Hotel poised to reopen with stylish new look after major investment

A popular city centre pub is getting ready to unveil its stylish new look after making the most of lockdown to complete its long-awaited refurbishment. The Punch Hotel in Queen Victoria Square reopened in September 2019 after being taken over by Forrest & Co who brought plans for a comprehensive makeover. The project was delayed first by bad winter weather and then by the disruption and uncertainty of Covid-19 but now the pub has been…

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Read more about the article Launch of tender process for creation of new maritime visitor centre
The North End Shipyard will become a new tourist attraction

Launch of tender process for creation of new maritime visitor centre

The creation of a new energy efficient visitor centre at North End Shipyard has moved a step closer with contractors now being invited to show an interest in delivering this element of the £30m Hull Maritime project. Interested contractors are now able to enter the first stages of a tender process by expressing an interest and completing a selection questionnaire. The staged approach will enable the Hull Maritime project to assess all bids before selecting…

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Read more about the article Hundreds of young people in Hull getting a career kickstart
Hull Central Library

Hundreds of young people in Hull getting a career kickstart

Hull’s new Employment Hub is off to a flying start after helping hundreds of young people into potential new careers. Hull City Council is an approved intermediary for the Government’s national Kickstart Scheme, which creates fully funded six-month placements for 25 hours per week. The scheme, run by the Employment Inclusion Team in the Employment Hub on the first floor of Hull Central Library, was launched in the city in November. It offers paid roles in…

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