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Hull given top billing at event aiming to inspire Levelling Up

Hull given top billing at event aiming to inspire Levelling Up

The Invest Hull team is showcasing the city at the UK’s Real Estate Investment and Infrastructure Forum, promoting the array of opportunities available to investors.

The local authority-led team will also be hosting a presentation at the three-day event – now underway – supported by local businesses.

UKREiiF aims to connect people, places and businesses to accelerate the Levelling Up agenda, while unlocking sustainable, inclusive and transformational investment across the UK.

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It brings together the public sector – with every core UK city and region involved – alongside government, investors, funders, developers, housebuilders and others.

Invest Hull is dedicated to attracting new investment to the city, building on the £3.5 billion of investment over the past decade with Siemens Gamesa, Reckitt and the University of Hull alone contributing £750 million.

The very best of Hull will be highlighted, from the new freeport and emerging centre for hydrogen production, to major city regeneration, talent and creativity.

Alex Codd, assistant director of economic development and regeneration at Hull City Council, said: “Hull is the home of offshore wind and has witnessed in excess of half a billion pounds of investment into state-of-the-art facilities. The Invest Hull team and partners will outline the next chapter in the story with the emergence of the Humber Freeport.”

The Invest Hull session will bring together the Invest Hull Team and a number of business leaders who have chosen to locate or invest in the city. Through a panel discussion and short presentations, the session will shine a light on why to invest in Hull now.

Dominic Gibbons, managing director of leading commercial property developer Wykeland Group, said: “We’re delighted to be part of the team promoting Hull at the UKREiiF event.

“Hull is a city with a supportive investment environment, a capable and hard-working workforce, a can-do attitude and so many opportunities for growth.”

Jeremy Seymore, director at Hammonds of Hull, added: “The passion and creativity of the local business community in Hull both from both the private and public sector gave the owners of Hammonds of Hull the confidence and determination to repurpose this iconic landmark building with a high-quality retail, food and beverage and office space.”

The event at Royal Armouries Leeds and Leeds Dock, runs until Thursday.

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