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Greater Grimsby
Business Proposition
Greater Grimsby a is place that tells it straight.

The facts speak for themselves.

So, if you are looking for a location...
Greater Grimsby,
 Lincolnshire.
 Get it Straight
 From the Heart


Greater Grimsby is a straight-talking, no-nonsense plac...
A Central Location
 Well Connected
 Regionally, Nationally
 and Globally

Greater Grimsby puts you at the heart of the UK ...
UK’s Biggest Port
 Uncongested Roads
 Rail Freight Terminals
 Global Air Links

From Greater Grimsby you can reach more pe...
Thousands of Ready
 and Willing Skilled
 Workers and a
 Growing Talent Pool

You’ll find a proven, hard-working, skilled l...
Proven Business
 Location Where
 Global Giants Mix
 With Local Start-ups

Established supply-chains and local networks hel...
Future Proof Place
 Supporting Innovative
 Green Businesses of
 Tomorrow

Greater Grimsby is a place rich in opportunities...
Cost-Effective Modern
 Offices, Industrial
 Units and Large
 Development Sites

We have the right premises, in the right p...
Lowest Operating
 Costs in the UK
 Make us Your
 Profitable Location

Property and labour costs are among the lowest in th...
Outstanding Beauty
 Sun, Sea, Sand
 and Happy People



Lifestyles to suit all tastes.

Everywhere claims to have a great ...
Our Schools and
 Colleges Offer Great
 Choices for all Abilities



Success and excellence from primary to higher educatio...
Practical Support and
 Professional Advice
 For Your Next Project



How we can help

Whether you're based in the UK or ov...
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  1. 1. Greater Grimsby Business Proposition
  2. 2. Greater Grimsby a is place that tells it straight. The facts speak for themselves. So, if you are looking for a location that offers: fast and efficient access to consumers direct sea routes from the UK’s busiest port thriving supply-chains and business networks new opportunities in emerging industries a ready and able skilled workforce the lowest operating costs sun, sand, sea and outstanding natural beauty Greater Grimsby is the choice that makes sense. Here’s why…
  3. 3. Greater Grimsby, Lincolnshire. Get it Straight From the Heart Greater Grimsby is a straight-talking, no-nonsense place. We speak our minds and tell it how it is. When it comes to promoting our area, we give you the facts to make your own mind up. Big UK-leading facts like, we’ve got: - the busiest port complex - the largest concentration of food companies - the most renewable energy opportunities - the greenest power station - the biggest strategic employment sites - the lowest operating costs Our towns of Grimsby, Immingham and Cleethorpes, and surrounding Lincolnshire villages offer very different things. But taken as a package, they combine to offer cost-effective, well-connected business locations within a few miles of stunning countryside and great schools.
  4. 4. A Central Location Well Connected Regionally, Nationally and Globally Greater Grimsby puts you at the heart of the UK and Europe. We are centrally located on the east coast of the UK in the county of Lincolnshire. Our area includes: - Grimsby – the world-famous port and Europe’s Food Town - Cleethorpes – the popular seaside holiday resort Distances from Greater Grimsby - Immingham – a focal point of heavy industry - Wolds villages – an area of outstanding natural beauty Miles Km Sheffield 60 96 Thanks to our maritime and fishing heritage, we are outward looking and have traditionally had strong international links, especially with Leeds 70 112 Scandinavia, something that continues today with many commercial Manchester 100 160 partnerships. Liverpool 130 209 Being 200 miles from London, Edinburgh and Rotterdam, means that we are central to the UK and Europe. Birmingham 130 209 London 160 257 Our area is an integral part of the Humber region and enjoys close links with the city of Hull.
  5. 5. UK’s Biggest Port Uncongested Roads Rail Freight Terminals Global Air Links From Greater Grimsby you can reach more people in less time. The Port of Grimsby and Immingham is the UK’s largest port by tonnage. Its prime deep-water location on the Humber Estuary, gives companies direct access to mainland Europe and beyond. 40 million Uncongested roads and motorways connect to all parts of the UK placing 40 million consumers within a 4-hour drive. This area is the busiest in the UK for rail freight with a choice of specialist terminals serving destinations across the country. Humberside Airport, conveniently located just a few miles from our main towns, is a key national and international gateway connecting over half a consumers in a 4-hour drive million passengers to 30 destinations every year, with daily flights to Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, the world’s third largest international airport.
  6. 6. Thousands of Ready and Willing Skilled Workers and a Growing Talent Pool You’ll find a proven, hard-working, skilled labour-force here. Greater Grimsby has a local workforce of 90,000 people within a 15-minute “People have the attitude that 'we catchment, and 350,000 within a 45-minute drive. Recent economic conditions mean that there is a ready-made labour-force, eager and willing are getting things done'. They to work. know that if they wait, the value Local workers have demonstrated over the years a willingness to adapt and retrain to suit the needs of different industries. The area offers companies a of their work will drop. They know range of skills and experience from specialist construction, engineering and logistics, to laboratory-based research and development work and office that from the fishing industry and jobs in global headquarters. it’s a good mindset. So far it has Grimsby Institute is a key partner in ensuring that the area continues to produce people with the right skills for the industries of today and the jobs been the best place in the UK to of the future. Several Centres of Vocational Excellence provide work-based training ranging from engineering to broadcasting. work out of.” Jan Korff, Siemens
  7. 7. Proven Business Location Where Global Giants Mix With Local Start-ups Established supply-chains and local networks help you win new business. We have many great names that have become an important part of local life. The UK’s number one seafood company, Young’s, has its global headquarters in Grimsby, while the like of Novartis, ConocoPhillips, Ciba and Siemens all have major facilities in the area. These major manufacturers have helped create well-functioning supply- chains in many industries, with around 500 food-related companies, hundreds of logistics providers and many specialist engineering firms that have experience of major projects. For ambitious companies, Greater Grimsby offers a platform for growth, innovation and partnering with market leaders. Local start-up businesses can access the expertise and support of global players in a way that would not be possible in a large city.
  8. 8. Future Proof Place Supporting Innovative Green Businesses of Tomorrow Greater Grimsby is a place rich in opportunities. This area has always been a vitally important part of the UK economy, 4,000 providing the food and fuel that keeps the country going and being at the heart of international trade routes. For reasons of geography, history and innovation, it is all set to show the way into the future. Tremendous opportunities in the field of renewable energy, especially offshore wind, wave and tidal power and bioenergy, will create the green collar jobs of the future. Whether it is leading the world in cutting-edge food cell research, offshore wind turbines planned developing innovative packaging and storage solutions or manufacturing drugs that help combat diabetes, Greater Grimsby is set to be at the heart for the North Sea of new opportunities.
  9. 9. Cost-Effective Modern Offices, Industrial Units and Large Development Sites We have the right premises, in the right places, at the right prices. Greater Grimsby has a wide choice of modern offices, both in-town and on 25% high quality business parks, industrial units and development land adjacent to major roads, a deep-water estuary and major docks. The area’s flagship business park, Europarc, has been designed to attract manufacturing, distribution and office based businesses with high quality, cost-effective, purpose-built accommodation, within an attractive lakeside setting. Property costs and land values across the area are up to 25% lower than in lower property costs competitor locations. The inward investment team at North East Lincolnshire Council provides a free service to help find the right property for your business.
  10. 10. Lowest Operating Costs in the UK Make us Your Profitable Location Property and labour costs are among the lowest in the UK. Average Wage Industrial Rent Medium Office £/annum) £/m2/annum £/m2/annum Greater Grimsby is a cost-effective business location. Compared with similar locations, this area has the: Grimsby 20,577 40 85 - Lowest average wage costs Hull 22,122 45 100 - Lowest industrial rents - Lowest office costs Lincoln 20,873 45 120 In difficult times, the ability to keep your cost-base to a minimum helps to Nottingham 23,499 55 160 keep businesses afloat and protects jobs. Doncaster 21,420 50 155 Living costs are low here too with housing among the cheapest in the country, enabling a choice of urban and country lifestyle. Sheffield 23,549 55 165 Teesside 20,689 42 170 Newcastle 21,837 47 210 Manchester 25,494 55 310 Sources: Property Market Report, VOA, July 2008 ONS - 2008 Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings
  11. 11. Outstanding Beauty Sun, Sea, Sand and Happy People Lifestyles to suit all tastes. Everywhere claims to have a great quality of life, but few places can “The resort is taking care of people compete with our rich diversity of historic towns, quaint villages, wildlife sanctuaries, rolling hills and sandy beaches. who are making the most of the Our surrounding countryside is famous for its beauty, with the Lincolnshire weather and the places to visit. Wolds being designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that is protected due to its "precious landscape" and "distinctive character". Everything is in place for the resort English country pubs, historic churches and quaint villages are just a few miles from the towns of Grimsby, Cleethorpes and Immingham. to continue to be a happy place. The seaside town of Cleethorpes has been voted as one of the happiest We are making Cleethorpes a places to live in the UK. A 2008 survey ranked the town ninth out of 273 UK districts, which is not surprising given the classic mix of sun, sea, and sand. happy place to visit and live in.” Local shopping and nightlife attract millions of visitors from outside the area Robert Chalmers, Cleethorpes Resort Manager each year and as befits Europe's Food Town, you can enjoy great food from the world's best fish and chips to award-winning fine dining.
  12. 12. Our Schools and Colleges Offer Great Choices for all Abilities Success and excellence from primary to higher education. Our local schools offer a wide choice for children of all abilities. In the most “The reputation the Grimsby recent league tables, three-quarters of local primary schools outperformed the national average, while half of our schools and colleges outperformed Institute enjoys with employers, the UK average at A’level. students and Associate There are a number of excellent grammar schools in Lincolnshire within easy reach, that regularly achieve some of the best results in the country. Universities has been founded on For further and higher education, the Grimsby Institute offers a wide range the quality of our courses and the of courses and has particular strengths in vocational training with several centres of excellence in fields ranging from automotive technology to digital excellent facilities that we can media. The Institute is planning a £150 million programme of development, enhancing links with local schools and creating modern facilities. provide.” Professor Daniel Khan OBE Principal and Chief Executive
  13. 13. Practical Support and Professional Advice For Your Next Project How we can help Whether you're based in the UK or overseas, North East Lincolnshire “We went to lot of places, but Council has a team of specialists waiting to help you. Our services are provided free of charge on a completely confidential basis and include: there was a buzz about - helping you plan your expansion or relocation project Grimsby which we didn't find - providing research to help you make your decision - advising on available sites and premises and development options elsewhere. Grimsby was - organising personal tours of the area - providing introductions and liaison with key local advisors friendlier than the rest... a - information about grants and financial assistance that may be available helpful council in Grimsby For more information on how you can be a part of the Greater Grimsby success story, contact: helped to make up our mind.” Lorna Brewerton-Reedman 01472 324615 Meir Schock, Soya Magic UK North East Lincolnshire Council Lorna.brewerton-reedman@nelincs.gov.uk
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