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9,980 science and technology professionals working the Humber.

Over 1 in 3 of the workforce classified as directors, managers, professional or technical.

Almost 1 in 2 people are qualified to an A level or NVQ3 equivalent in the Humber.

17% of people in the Humber work in manufacturing compared to an average of 8.7 across Great Britain.

The Humber has a higher proportion of people working in skilled trade occupations than the average for Great Britain.

80% of the University of Hull’s research was of an international standard in terms of originality, significance and rigorous (most subject’s areas contained world-leading work).

1 in 4 are qualified to degree level or higher in the Humber.

13,000 people are in advanced engineering roles in the Humber.

The average cost of a detached house in the Humber is £190,414 compared to the UK average of £329,600 meaning employees get so much more for their money.

Salary rates remain competitive, median gross pay is 9% lower in the Humber than the rest of England.

Average price of industrial space here is 34% lower than the average for England.

Average price for office space here is 63% lower than the average for England.

Bridlington is the UK’s largest shell fishing port with a multi-million pound export market.

We import 1/3 of the UK’s coal and we are number 1 for biofuel production.

We are the UK’s busiest port complex.

Businesses get more for their money – our factories are 49% larger than the average for England and our warehouses are 15% larger.

Humber is home to over 500 food businesses, employing 28,500 people – spanning entrepreneurial agri-tech companies to logistics companies distributing major brand names throughout Europe.

One third of the UK’s fuel is refined on the Humber and we are number one for biofuel production. We import one third of the UK’s coal, one fifth of the UK’s natural gas and produce 17% of the UK’s electricity.

Humber food and drinks industry contributes £1bn to the UK economy.

Siemens and Associated British Ports are investing £310 million in Green Port Hull to establish the company’s UK wind turbine production facility along with its logistics and service centre, creating 1000 jobs.

The Humber is the largest trading Estuary in the UK (by tonnage) and the fourth largest in northern Europe.

£6b investment by DONG Energy will support 1,600 construction jobs each year to 2020 and 500 permanent roles thereafter.

P&O Ferries operate daily passenger services between Hull, Rotterdam and Zeebrugge.

The Humber has the UK’s fourth largest passenger port and the busiest on the East Coast, handling just under 1 million passengers a year.

The Port of Immingham on the banks of the Humber generates a quarter of UK rail freight and offers a choice of specialist freight terminals serving destinations across the country.

There are 8 daily direct rail services from to and from Hull to London, arriving in just over 2.5 hours, plus direct services to Doncaster, York, Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester and Liverpool.

KLM operate 3 flights a day to and from Humberside International airport to Amsterdam Schiphol airport, with connections to more than 800 destinations worldwide.

Humberside Airport is one of the largest heliports in the UK, serving North Sea offshore industries.

Proximity to main European ports enables quick and efficient short sea traffic between the Humber and the rest of the world.

Less congested road and rail network in comparison to southern ports further reduces transport costs, delivery times and carbon emissions.

Fast market access to UK and beyond enables businesses to reduce transport costs, dead heading, delivery times and carbon emissions.

The Humber is ideally located in the UK’s mid-point, 200 miles from London, Edinburgh and Rotterdam.

Humber-based logistics companies ship directly to more than 50 countries with over 170 shipping lines operating regularly, 130 within the European Union.

Lower operational costs for manufacturing and distribution facilities around the Humber in comparison with southern UK ports.

The Humber has the largest amount of development land in the UK with close proximity to the ports

40 million people and 75% of UK manufacturing are within a 4 hour drive of the Humber.

Proximity and strong connectivity to mainland Europe means 320 million consumers can be reached within 24 hours.


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