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Chris Hitchcock, BAE Systems, Councillor Jane Evison, cabinet portfolio holder for economy, investment and inequalities at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, and Ben Medhusrt of PPH Commercial

Chris Hitchcock, BAE Systems, Councillor Jane Evison, cabinet portfolio holder for economy, investment and inequalities at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, and Ben Medhusrt of PPH Commercial

Around 40 delegates attended a Humber Business Week event at Brough Business Centre to find out more about the Humber Enterprise Park and what it has to offer.

Hosted by East Riding of Yorkshire Council, the event included presentations from Chris Hitchcock of BAE Systems, a major employer and contributor to the Humber economy, who discussed the company’s association with Brough and outlined its future ambitions, including the potential manufacture of around 800 training aircraft worldwide over the next 15 years.

Ben Medhurst of PPH who gave attendees an overview of the park and its place within the Humber Enterprise Zone, details of what commercial units and land are available for development and occupancy and what incentives are available to businesses that locate to the site.

Finally, Ian Hodges of the Horncastle Group provided an overview of the Brough South development. Delegates then toured the site before a networking lunch.

Councillor Jane Evison, cabinet portfolio holder for economy, investment and inequalities at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “It was fantastic to have so many business representatives come along and hear all about the Humber Enterprise Park and the important role the Humber Enterprise Zone is playing in boosting the local economy.

“I cannot stress enough how vital Inward investment is to the economic growth of the East Riding and we are absolutely committed to encouraging new businesses to the area or allowing smaller businesses to expand which all helps support jobs and provides opportunities for local people.

“The event was an ideal platform for those considering relocating to East Yorkshire or those looking to grow to see what type of accommodation the site had to offer. It was also pleasing to hear that there is already a great deal of interest in the available units on the site.”

The Humber Enterprise Park is located within the Humber Enterprise Zone which offers a variety of incentives, including fast-track planning, enhanced capital allowances and property tax breaks, to support businesses.

For further information about the Humber Enterprise Zone or how your business can go about relocating to the East Riding, visit www.eastriding.gov.uk/business/locating-a-business-in-the-east-riding/the-east-riding-as-a-business-location/

 

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