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Humber's Industries

The Humber’s strong economy attracts and supports a diverse range of industries from Engineering to Ports and Logistics, Food and Drink to Energy. Click on the links below to read more about the Humber’s internationally recognised sectors. 

Ports & Logistics

The Humber has a prime location giving easy access to the capital, Europe and beyond. The Humber Ports offer an unrivalled mix of facilities and capabilities, and together handle more than 77milion tonnes of cargo annually (worth approximately £75bn), supporting over 33,000 jobs in the region and contributing £2.5bn to the UK economy.

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Energy & Renewables

The Humber, coined as ‘The Energy Estuary’, is leading the UK renewables sector with investments in wind, biofuels and renewable energy. The region is building on its credentials in chemicals, offshore and marine engineering and exploring opportunities to capitalise on the global demand for sustainable energy.

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Manufacturing & Engineering

58,000 people are employed in engineering and manufacturing in the Humber. Home to advanced engineering and international companies operating in this sector using cutting-edge techniques and processes. 

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Creative & Digital

The Humber is one of the most thriving and vibrant digital clusters outside of London.

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Retail, Leisure & Culture

The Humber was centre stage in 2017 as Hull hosted the UK’s City of Culture – a title which has brought a new sense of confidence and resurgence to the region and acted as a natural catalyst for investment.

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Food & Drink

The Humber, coined as Britain’s Kitchen, has one of the largest concentrations of food manufacturing, research, storage and distribution facilities in Europe, as well as Grimsby being the centre of the UK’s seafood industry.

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Chemicals

The Humber’s chemicals sector is of European scale worth an estimated £6bn to the economy and is supported by the Humber Ports. 

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Ports & Logistics

The Humber has a prime location giving easy access to the capital, Europe and beyond. The Humber Ports offer an unrivalled mix of facilities and capabilities, and together handle more than 77milion tonnes of cargo annually (worth approximately £75bn), supporting over 33,000 jobs in the region and contributing £2.5bn to the UK economy.


Read more

Energy & Renewables

The Humber, coined as ‘The Energy Estuary’, is leading the UK renewables sector with investments in wind, biofuels and renewable energy. The region is building on its credentials in chemicals, offshore and marine engineering and exploring opportunities to capitalise on the global demand for sustainable energy.


Read more

Manufacturing & Engineering

58,000 people are employed in engineering and manufacturing in the Humber. Home to advanced engineering and international companies operating in this sector using cutting-edge techniques and processes. 


Read more

Creative & Digital

The Humber is one of the most thriving and vibrant digital clusters outside of London.


Read more

Retail, Leisure & Culture

The Humber was centre stage in 2017 as Hull hosted the UK’s City of Culture – a title which has brought a new sense of confidence and resurgence to the region and acted as a natural catalyst for investment.


Read more

Food & Drink

The Humber, coined as Britain’s Kitchen, has one of the largest concentrations of food manufacturing, research, storage and distribution facilities in Europe, as well as Grimsby being the centre of the UK’s seafood industry.


Read more

Chemicals

The Humber’s chemicals sector is of European scale worth an estimated £6bn to the economy and is supported by the Humber Ports. 


Read more

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