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
Chris Ramsey

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
Pat Coyle

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
Humber Quays, Kingston Upon Hull, East Yorkshire, United Kingdom, 06 September, 2021. Pictured: Spencer Group, apprentices.

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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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
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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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