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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.


Hull is the capital of the Humber sub-region and its main economic driver. We are home to an innovative, collaborative, cost competitive location and business friendly environment.

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.



Invest Hull works to help businesses to locate, expand and grow through a bespoke range of services and champions Hull on a national and international stage we will work with you right from your initial inquiry through to you setting up your business and beyond, we 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 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.