Hull City Council to buy Age UK Hull’s Bradbury House building

Hull City Council has agreed to buy Bradbury House in Porter Street, Hull.The building has been used as the headquarters of charity Age UK Hull since it was built in 2001. The charity is to relocate to a more prominent city centre location in summer. The building has been closed to the public since Tuesday 23 March due to the coronavirus pandemic. The acquisition will allow the local authority to move staff from older properties…

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Health service supplier splashes out on water bottles to thank frontline staff

A business which provides a linguistic lifeline for patients using the NHS in Hull and East Yorkshire has now stepped up with support for frontline staff by donating 1,000 re-usable water bottles. AA Global Language Services, based in King Edward Street, Hull, came up with the idea to help hard-pressed staff working at Hull Royal Infirmary, Castle Hill Hospital and Beverley Community Hospital. The company also donated 500 water bottles to hospitals in the Worcester…

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Strawberry brings Shopify Plus expertise to Manchester

Digital agency, Strawberry, has recently announced it is establishing a new base in Manchester. The eCommerce-focused agency, which has recently celebrated its 25th year in business, has a strong emphasis on working with retailers and is one of a handful of Shopify Plus Partners in the UK.Strawberry have chosen the XYZ Building in Spinningfields, a contemporary and dynamic hub for businesses. James Greenwood, Joint MD explains:“Whilst we will always call Hull our home, we feel…

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Care home leaver wins international business award

A young woman who built a successful company with her partner after they initially met in a care home has scooped an international business award – reaching the top of the tree for her efforts to look after the bottom line. Sarah Fenwick, who with Gareth Pennington set up Tree Fellas Hull Ltd in 2019, has been named Student of the Year by the International Association of Bookkeepers (IAB). But as the couple celebrate they…

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Cock of the Walk cuts through red tape to supply hospital with PPE

A Savile Row-trained tailor has turned her talented team and their mean machines over to making much-needed PPE after cutting through the red tape of NHS procurement. Gill Long, owner of Cock of the Walk, is confident of producing 250 surgical gowns a day with her international staff of six working variously from home and from their tailors shop in Grimston Street, Hull. The gowns are disposable, but Gill is also working on a prototype…

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Turpin marks tenth anniversary with rebrand and expansion

A financial services firm has marked its tenth anniversary with a rebrand to reflect the growing range of expertise which has driven the company’s expansion. Turpin Accounting Services made the change from Turpin Bookkeeping Services to emphasise the diversity of the family firm’s offer, which now includes payroll, pensions and various tax functions. Liz Turpin, who founded the company in her spare room, said: “The name change came about because we realised we are now…

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Cleaning firm launches specialist coronavirus services after lockdown hits business

A cleaning and facilities management group is investing in specialist equipment and chemicals to help protect essential services and businesses in the fight against Covid-19. Fox Group has adapted vans normally used for more routine cleaning tasks to transport and dispense sodium hypochlorite to the external areas of prominent sites in and around Hull.  The company is also collaborating with a partner which specialises in cleaning internal areas by applying an anti-viral mist also in…

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“We should all be doing our bit to help out” says leading developer, following hospital donations in East Yorkshire

Leading developer, Barratt Developments, which includes the Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes brands, is encouraging the East Yorkshire community to pitch in during this time of need following donations to hospitals, doctors and care homes across the region. Barratt Developments Yorkshire East has provided all its stock of protective masks, alongside much-needed antibacterial hand gel and soap to NHS staff as they continue to run low on essential supplies.   Based in York, the housebuilder…

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Giving nature a home! Barratt Homes Yorkshire East donates £500 to local Hull school to create own wildlife-friendly garden

Local housebuilder Barratt Homes Yorkshire East is celebrating its ongoing partnership with RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) by donating £500 to Cottingham High School for pupils to create their own wildlife-friendly garden.  The donation follows an activity at the housebuilder’s Poppy Fields development in Cottingham, which saw the students take part in an educational activity learning how to care for local wildlife. The £500 will fund the school’s own wildlife-friendly garden to…

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Education community urged to offer 3D printing skills and equipment to protect key workers

The team behind a drive to create face shields for at-risk key workers is calling on the local education community to unite in the fight against coronavirus. Hull’s employer-led school, Ron Dearing UTC, is working with the University of Hull’s Aura Innovation Centre in Hessle to design and 3D print the protective equipment and is calling on other schools and colleges with 3D printers in Hull and the East Riding to support their goal. Glenn…

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A message from Reeds Rains

With the increasing risks being presented by the coronavirus we’re even more conscious, as a business, of our responsibilities to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our customers and colleagues and, importantly, consider some of the more immediate concerns you may have because of the current situation.  It’s for that reason that, whilst we have a generic Coronavirus Update on our website, we wanted to write to you to highlight some of the more specific…

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HULL TRUCK THEATRE UPDATE | Coronavirus: a message to our audiences and community

In direct response to Government and NHS advice about coronavirus, Hull Truck Theatre, along with theatres across the country, will be closed until Sunday 10 May 2020. All performances and events within that time have been postponed or cancelled to ensure the safety of our audiences, staff and communities.   The Box Office team are working hard to contact all the people affected by the closure. Customers who had booked for a performance that is now…

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To support local families coping with the effects of Coronavirus


A small act of kindness that can make a huge difference to families in East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire In response to the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on local communities, Viking FM’s Cash for Kids is today launching an urgent new appeal to help those families in East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire who need it most.Relying on donations from listeners and locals, the Cash for Kids Appeal will build a fund from which grants will help families help cope, such as covering basic…

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Local housebuilder contributes £1,800 to honour Hull hero, Jack Harrison

Five-star housebuilder, Barratt Homes Yorkshire East, continues to honour fallen war hero, Jack Harrison, at its aptly named Poppy Fields development in Cottingham, with a £1,800 donation toward a statue in his memory. The recent contribution to the Jack Harrison statue has been raised by Barratt Homes through an ongoing pledge to donate £100 for each new home sold at its Poppy Fields development in Cottingham between Remembrance Sunday and Christmas in 2019, combined with…

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KCOM- Covid-19: We’re removing data limits for homeworking tasks

We all know that Covid-19 (Coronavirus) is causing a lot of disruption and uncertainly in our daily lives right now. For many it could mean having to work from home for a period of time. That’s why we’re writing to let you know that from 19 March, the data you use when carrying out typical online activities related to home working won’t count towards the data usage limit that’s part of your broadband package. We’ll…

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Cut-price cacti and dining discounts among the offers as businesses join forces to attract shoppers

Businesses from boutiques to banks and hotels to hair salons are sharing an online shop window as they work together in an attempt to build city centre footfall. Offers including food and drink discounts, cut-price cactus and even fully-funded training are being posted on the new City Centred Facebook site with organiser HullBID confident it will grow in popularity. Tracey Jordan, who opened The Nut Job in South Street, Hull, last summer was one of…

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Deep Business Centre spreads the word about mental health in the workplace

A mental health commitment by the team at the internationally acclaimed aquarium The Deep is now being rolled out to the corporate community after a successful showcase at the attraction’s Business Centre. Technology company 43 Clicks North is working with its own clients including mental health training provider The Skills Network to share the lessons learned from a Time to Talk event which brought together clients at The Deep Business Centre in Hull. Other companies…

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Hull venues join forces for the first time to put the city’s music scene on the map

Some of Hull’s biggest and most prestigious venues have joined forces to promote the area as a City of Music.  Key partners have come together for the first time to promote and acknowledge the rich music culture in Hull, its history and its aspirations.  Hull City of Music aims to encourage the experience of live music within the community through attendance, participation and education. The group – made up of venues such as the Bonus Arena,…

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HETA and Viola Trust target return of trawler to provide opportunities for young engineers

The charity behind the campaign to bring the Viola steam trawler back to Hull went behind the scenes at a leading engineering training provider to explore opportunities for young people to develop their skills by restoring the vessel. The Viola Trust and Humberside Engineering Training Association (HETA) are now working on plans for a business event at the training centre to attract investment for the project and to show employers the skills being taught for…

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Hospital boss runs up tower block for children with sight problems

An NHS boss is undertaking a tower block challenge to raise funds for a sensory room for children with sight problems and additional needs. Chief Finance Officer Lee Bond will run up 13 floors of the tower block at Hull Royal Infirmary on Friday, February 14, to raise money for WISHH, the independent charity supporting Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Lee is currently training for the London Marathon in April with the aim of…

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