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Support Network

The Humber has a collaborative attitude to doing business, with core organisations across the region forging together to help you make the right connections. Whether you have an investment enquiry, are a new or growing business, or perhaps interested in relocating – you’ll find strong support network here, committed to helping you realise your objectives. 

Who What they do Website & Contact information
Absolutely Cultured

Built on the foundations of the company which delivered Hull’s year as UK City of Culture 2017, Absolutely Cultured continues to play a leading role in Hull’s future, as an arts company rooted in the city.
Business Hive

The Business Hive Club has a membership of over 200 businesses. Its members benefit from free business workshops, a monthly network meeting, invitations to business events, a host of resources and exclusive access to their members lounge and meeting rooms at the Business Hive building on Dudley Street, Grimsby.

The Centre for Digital Innovation in Hull helps tech companies grow and big businesses innovate, offering; co-working, tech incubation and corporate innovation.
CBI (Confederation of British Industry)

The CBI is the UK's premier business organisation, providing a voice for firms at a regional, national and international level to policymakers.
DEFRA (The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

Support for agricultural or rural businesses.
DIT (Department for International Trade)

DIT works with UK based businesses to ensure their success in international markets through exports.

e-factor is dedicated to supporting local businesses, large and small with quality, professional and meaningful advice and guidance. Whether it is around a specific issue such as HR or Finance, or more general such as business growth or marketing, their qualified and experienced Business Advisors are on hand to help.  E-factor also connects businesses with finance and funding opportunities.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council – Open4Business

Open4Business is a portal provided by East Riding of Yorkshire Council designed to help businesses locate up to date funding opportunities.
EEF – The Manufacturer’s Organisation

Industry body for engineering and manufacturing employers, offering support on employment law, employee relations, health and safety and skills.

FEO is made up of like-minded local entrepreneurs who collectively turn over £3bn each year. FEO is a Community Interest Company (CIC) based in Hull, whose goal is to help build the local economy by creating a private sector renaissance. They help entrepreneurs in Hull & East Yorkshire create wealth and jobs. Through regular events and initiatives, they aim to inform, motivate, educate, inspire and support others.
FLAG (Fisheries Local Action Group)

The purpose of the FLAG is to provide a catalyst and focus for actions to help both the local fishing industry and the communities where they are based. The Holderness coast FLAG’s strategic objective is to increase the contribution that the local fishing industry can make to the sustainable, social and economic regeneration of the East Riding’s coastal communities, which covers the East Riding of Yorkshire coast.
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