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Major employers

Home to almost 10,000 businesses, Hull is an enterprising city which attracts world leaders from a diverse range of sectors.

Major private sector employers include (all links open in a new window) -

  • Arco - the UK’s leading supplier of personal protective equipment, work-wear and workplace safety products
  • Associated British Ports (ABP) - the UK’s leading ports group, handling around a quarter of the country’s seaborne trade
  • Aunt Bessies - famous for their delicious Yorkshire puddings, Aunt Bessies produce over two million from their Hull factory every day
  • Cranswick plc - a leading UK food supplier providing the consumer with a range of great tasting food
  • Crown Paints - one of their major paint production operations is based in the city
  • Donaldson Filter Components Ltd - is engaged in the manufacture and sale of filtration systems for machinery, agricultural and heavy equipment markets in the UK
  • Greencore Cakes & Desserts - is a leading international manufacturer of convenience foods, providing a wide range of chilled, frozen and ambient foods to some of the most successful retail and food service customers in the UK and US
  • Groupe Atlantic (Ideal Boilers) - is a market leading manufacturer of high efficiency commercial and domestic heating solutions
  • Ideal Standard - a leading provider of innovative and design-driven bathroom and kitchen solutions, they have been manufacturing in Hull since 1936 and employ over 500 people
  • J R Rix & Sons - a family owned company comprising of a diverse range of activities ranging from stevedoring, warehousing, and car retailing through to fuel distribution, manufacturing and property development
  • Kcom - providers of a range of information and communications technology services, including internet, they employ around 850 staff and their head offices are based in Hull
  • MKM (Holdings) Ltd - one the UK's largest independent builders merchants supplying building materials, timber and plumbing supplies
  • RB (Reckitt Benkiser) - world number one in household cleaning and one of the city’s oldest and largest employers, employing approximately 800 people in Hull
  • Res Q - one of the UK’s largest providers of specialist outsourced call centre services working with many blue chip organisations, they employ over 650 people in Hull
  • Sewell Group - is a multi-disciplined group of companies operating across the Yorkshire region and is made up of Construction, Facilities Management, Investment and On The Go divisions
  • SGS Packaging Europe Ltd - offer a full range of testing and certification solutions to assist clients in the design, review and development of primary, secondary and transport packaging
  • Siemens – are the leading global engineering and technology services company and have been active in the UK for over 170 years
  • Spencer Group Ltd - is one of the UK’s largest privately owned multidisciplinary engineering businesses providing pioneering engineering solutions across the transport and infrastructure and energy and industrial sectors
  • T J Smith and Nephew - developers and marketers of advanced medical devices that help healthcare professionals treat patients more effectively, their global headquarters for Advanced Wound Management division is based in Hull
  • Walker Group of Companies - the UK’s leading bathroom pod designer, manufacturer and primary supplier to some of the UK’s leading developers and blue chip companies
  • Willerby Holiday Homes - one of the largest private sector employers in the city and market leaders in the design and manufacture of holiday homes