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About Hull

Hull is a pioneering city, home to almost 10,000 businesses.

From the city that has brought you everything from LCD technology and world class poets such as Andrew Marvell and Philip Larkin to Yorkshire Puddings and boiled sweets, we're quickly taking our place as one of Yorkshire's hotspots.

We celebrate our rich maritime history and reputation of being leaders in pursuing social justice - to honour one of our most famous sons, William Wilberforce, who fought a long campaign to bring about the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act.

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Our major employers include Ideal Standard, a Bathroom Specialist and Europe's leading contemporary brand and Aunt Bessies, where two million Yorkshire puddings are made for the UK every day.

Major investments in Hull continue to provide significant opportunities for existing and new investors. Vital to the success of transforming Hull as a key European city is attracting new and vibrant businesses to set up in Hull.

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There are many reasons to invest in Hull including -

  • access to a working age population of 365,900
  • good skill levels
  • low property costs
  • a strong local economy
  • a real sense of enterprise and a can do attitude

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If you are considering Hull as the location for your new business, take a look at why some of our most recent new businesses chose Hull as their location.

Find out more about recent businesses who have successfully set up in Hull