We are a predominantly manufacturing city, we make things; over the decades many global brands and household names have been created here and are still here today.
Recent large scale private sector investments in R&D and the development of new technologies have come from international businesses such as Reckitt, Ideal boilers, Croda and Siemens Gamesa, demonstrating the confidence large companies have in the city. Collaborations between our largest companies and some of our smallest are encouraging entrepreneurship and supporting the growth of home-grown talent as well as the significant presence of the Hull York Medical School, supporting our NHS.
We are at the forefront of the development and deployment of new environmental technologies. Achieving an environmentally resilient and sustainable economy is a ‘must do’ for us, we are global leaders in tackling climate change which we see as an imperative for a maritime city as we look at new and innovative ways to live. Hull’s digital infrastructure is unrivalled. We are one of the most digitally enabled cities in the world with full fibre to the entire city and speeds of one gigabit per second, supported by 40,000 Mbps of connectivity through a new CXNDC data centre.
According to Tech-nation, in 2020 we secured the most tech investment of any northern city and 5th in the country outside of London. We have a great team in Hull who will work with you right fromyour initial inquiry through to you setting up your business and beyond, they will help you to negotiate any consenting processes and to access any available financial support as well as finding your workforce and contractors and any other assistance you may need. Whatever your business, you will find what you are looking for in Hull.Hull is a great place to live, work, study and grow a business. We are a city full of people passionate about the place they call home. We are located on the East Coast on the north bank of the Humber Estuary.
More than one million people live in the city and its immediate hinterland, with a further nine million people living within a two-hour drive. We’ve got a great quality of life and our young population is rising alongside our economic success as more professionals, families, students, artists and entrepreneurs choose Hull.
Our GVA is worth over £6bn (2019) and is growing with manufacturing accounting for 24% of the city’s productivity; and we’re home to more than 8,400 businesses and you will find some of the most iconic brands based here including Siemens Gamesa, Smith and Nephew, Reckitt, ABP, Arco, P&O, Sonoco-Trident, Cranswick PLC, Ideal Heating, Aunt Bessie’s, BP, and Croda, to name just a few.
With strength and depth, the commitment of the private sector to the city is evident in education, the Ron Dearing UTC specialises in advanced technologies, creating a digitally talented workforce with industry partners, as well as the University of Hull, who offer world class education to over 16,000 students producing an attractive pipeline of talent.
Our digital credentials are top rate with full fibre access across the city and the Centre for Digital Innovation (C4DI).
Hull has undergone a cultural regeneration with an enviable range of music venues, theatres, museums and galleries and living and working here offers the best of both worlds - a vibrant city centre with a stunning coastline and beautiful countryside. Living here doesn’t cost the earth either, Hull is one of the most affordable places to live according to the Halifax 2021.
We’ve got an excellent sporting pedigree too with the University of Hull sponsoring Team GB and the only city to have two topflight Rugby League teams and a championship Football club.