Hull has a long and rich history in the food sector and is a leading centre for the industry as the home for many global brands and artisan producers. We have a holistic supply chain that incorporates cold storage, laboratory and engineering services as well as state of the art packaging and labelling producers.
The sector employs 4,500 people in manufacturing related roles and generates £310m GVA which is boosted by the strong growth in the independent restaurant, bar and cafés, part of the strong cultural and visitor scene.
Malmo food park provides specialist facilities including food grade accommodation for SMEs and early-stage businesses and the University provides integrated scientific support for businesses, including the effect of nutraceuticals in humans.
We’re home to household names such as Aunt Bessie’s, William Jackson, and McCain, producers such as Cranswick, Maizecor, AAK, Humdinger, Bright Blue foods and many more.