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Food Town Proposition 280610[1]

  1. 1. Greater Grimsby ‘Europe’s Food Town’ GreaterGrimsby LINCOLNSHIRE
  2. 2. Grimsby, Europe’s Food Town offers: around 500 food-related companies the centre of the UK’s seafood industry the UK’s largest port complex one of the largest fish markets in the UK the largest concentration of cold storage facilities in Europe proven supply chain of specialist service companies leadership in new food technology and research a ready and able, food-savvy workforce ready-made sites and premises for food companies the lowest operating costs in the UK So, if you’re looking for the optimum location for: processing and manufacturing research and development packaging and labelling cold storage facilities national and international distribution Greater Grimsby is the natural choice. GreaterGrimsby LINCOLNSHIRE
  3. 3. Greater Grimsby 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. GreaterGrimsby LINCOLNSHIRE
  4. 4. From the Heart of the UK to Europe and the World 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 - Immingham – a focal point of heavy industry and logistics - Wolds villages – an area of outstanding natural beauty Thanks to our maritime and fishing heritage, we are outward looking and have traditionally had strong international links, especially with Scandinavia, something that continues today with many commercial partnerships. Distances from Greater Grimsby Miles Km Being 200 miles from London, Edinburgh and Rotterdam, means that we Sheffield 60 96 are truly central to the UK and Europe. Leeds 70 112 Our area is an integral part of the Humber region and enjoys close links Manchester 100 160 with the nearby cities of Hull and Lincoln. Liverpool 130 209 Birmingham 130 209 London 160 257 GreaterGrimsby LINCOLNSHIRE
  5. 5. Greater Grimsby is Europe’s Food Town Nowhere understands food better than us. Greater Grimsby is home to around 500 food-related companies making it one of the largest concentrations of food manufacturing, research, storage and distribution in Europe. That’s why it has been known for more than 15 years as ‘Europe's Food Town’. Grimsby is world famous as a fishing port and is recognised as the main centre of the UK fish processing industry. In recent years, this expertise has led to diversification into all forms of frozen and chilled foods. The local seafood supply-chain Seafood - Grimsby is one of the single largest centres of fish processing has been recognised as the UK’s in Europe. More than 100 local companies are involved in fresh and frozen fish production. leading industrial cluster. Chilled and Frozen - A European centre of excellence in the production of chilled prepared meals, Grimsby has the largest concentration of cold Cluster Mark Awards 2010 storage facilities in Europe. Food-Support Services - Given the extent of our mature supply-chain, the Grimsby area has hundreds of service providers to the food industry. GreaterGrimsby LINCOLNSHIRE
  6. 6. UK’s Biggest Port Uncongested Roads Rail and 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. 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. 40m Humberside Airport, conveniently located just a few miles from our main towns, is a key national and international gateway connecting over half a million passengers to 30 destinations every year, with daily flights to Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, the world’s third largest international airport. consumers in a 4-hour drive GreaterGrimsby LINCOLNSHIRE
  7. 7. UK’s Busiest Port Specialist Handling Storage Facilities Food to and from the rest of the world. The Port of Grimsby and Immingham is the UK’s largest port by tonnage. Benefiting from a prime deep-water location on the Humber Estuary, Immingham provides excellent access to the trade routes between the UK and mainland Europe and beyond. Slipways at Grimsby Fish Docks provide access for vessels of up to 800 UK Port Million Tonnes tonnes, and a wide range of covered and open storage is available within the port estate. Cold-store capacity of approximately 230,000 Grimsby and Immingham 66.2 tonnes is available on, and adjacent to, the docks. London 52.7 Grimsby’s fully modernised fish market handles some 21,000 tonnes of Tees and Hartlepool 49.8 fresh fish each year, landed not only from the local catching fleet, but also from containers arriving from Norway and Iceland, as well as Southampton 43.3 overland from other UK ports. Grimsby’s Royal Dock regularly handles Forth 36.7 imports of frozen fish from Norway, Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Russia. Milford Haven 35.5 Liverpool 32.3 Felixstowe 25.7 Dover 25.1 Department for Transport, 2007 GreaterGrimsby LINCOLNSHIRE
  8. 8. Home to the UK’s Largest Seafood Firms The UK’s seafood capital with more than 100 fish-related companies. Young's is part of the Findus Group, one of Europe’s leading food businesses and a major employer in the area, with some 2,500 people based at its headquarters. From its Grimsby base, Young’s has a global sourcing operation supplying 60 species from 30 countries. The company supplies all major supermarkets and retail outlets with a wide range of sustainable fish products, including their iconic Great Grimsby range. Coldwater Seafood employs more than 700 people across its sites in Grimsby and is a major frozen and chilled seafood supplier to Marks & Spencer, Tesco, Morrisons, ASDA, Iceland and Aldi. In 2008, the firm opened a new Product Development Centre and production facilities. Other major firms include Five Star Fish, the leading supplier of fish products to the UK foodservice market whose state of the art factory and 5,000 pallet cold store is at the leading edge of fish processing technology. Handling seafood from around the world, there are specialists like Oceanwide Seafood who import and market a wide range of frozen and fresh exotic fish from SE Asia and South America. GreaterGrimsby LINCOLNSHIRE
  9. 9. Expanding Food Firms Choose Greater Grimsby New food innovators are choosing to expand here. Daniels Group - In 2010, the Daniels Group announced the creation of 200 new jobs and an £8.5-million investment with its decision to locate a major new factory in Grimsby. The chilled food manufacturers, best known for their New Covent Garden soup range, moved onto Grimsby's flagship business park, Europarc. According to Daniels Group chief executive, Rob Burnett, the skilled workforce was the “single biggest factor” in the decision to choose Grimsby. “We were looking for a site for a Headland Foods - A leading manufacturer of Frozen Own Label Ready couple of years. Grimsby for us Meals supplying major retailers in the UK, Headland produces over 180 different product lines across the Traditional, Italian, Indian, International has the best workforce and has and Healthy sectors of the Frozen Ready Meal Market. A £15m investment in the new Grimsby site includes the UK’s first fully a real reputation in making automated lasagne line, which produces 110 lasagne meals a minute. great food.” Nigel Parrot, Daniels Group GreaterGrimsby LINCOLNSHIRE
  10. 10. 100 Years of Specialist Skills and Tradition This is a place that cherishes its traditional skills. Greater Grimsby is a major centre of forward-looking, innovative food companies – but it is also a place where traditional skills are celebrated and protected. Traditionally Grimsby Smoked Fish is a case in point. Today the majority of smoked fish is cured in mechanical kilns, but for a hundred years fish was smoked exclusively in traditional smokehouses, which are mainly found in Grimsby where the main developments in the process took place. There is nowhere that has a greater tradition of expertise in this process than Grimsby, which is why the European Union has awarded Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status for the product and recognition for its long history of curing. The traditional fish curers taking part are Alfred Enderby Ltd, MTL Fish Curers, Atkinson FM, and Traditional Seafoods. GreaterGrimsby LINCOLNSHIRE
  11. 11. Food Firms Leading ‘Waste to Energy’ Initiatives Renewable energy opportunities from food waste and packaging. Food companies in the area are at the forefront of waste management and green energy initiatives. Several new biofuel facilities in the area will serve the major food-related businesses by turning food and packaging waste into renewable power. In 2009, a multi-million-pound merger placed Grimsby's fishmeal plant at the centre of northern Europe's biggest seafood by-product operation. “The plant is now part of the Grimsby Fish Products handles fish waste for processing firms and produces fishmeal for agricultural feedstock which is then sold on. By- biggest organisation of its nature products of seafood are also being looked at for their health qualities. in northern Europe. Grimsby is Greater Grimsby is perfectly located for green energy projects, given the Lincolnshire agricultural hinterland and the hundreds of food companies well positioned strategically and in and around the area. has a great business model with a good customer base and processes.” Michelle Thomas, Grimsby Fish Products GreaterGrimsby LINCOLNSHIRE
  12. 12. Innovative Storage and Packaging Solutions Storage and packaging services on your doorstep. The food industry demands extremely high quality from its storage and packaging products. We have many world-class companies that are at the forefront of innovation, design and environmental sustainability. The UK’s largest port complex and connections to the national motorway network, means that companies like Tri-Pack Plastics, Ultimate Packaging, QC Cartons and Styropack can supply the majority of UK and “The area is an ever more European supermarkets as well as local processors like Young’s. important hub for fish and Environmental concerns and traceability are addressed by local firms in close collaboration with researchers at the Grimsby Institute. The Cool food processing, and, Blue Box Company is just one example of this, with their unique smart storage boxes that are fully reusable and embedded with the latest RFID logistically, we are close to microchips. customers both here and There is a strong design industry in the area with experience of all forms of food packaging. This area can provide the expertise and design abroad.” packages to produce label designs and promotional packaging with internationally-renown firms like Teneo (UK) based in Grimsby. Stephen Clarke, Tri-Pack Plastics GreaterGrimsby LINCOLNSHIRE
  13. 13. Ready and Willing Skilled Workers Growing Talent Pool You’ll find a proven, hard-working, skilled labour-force here. Greater Grimsby has a local workforce with: 90,000 people within a 15-minute catchment 350,000 within a 45-minute drive Recent economic conditions mean that there is a ready-made labour-force, “People have the right attitude. eager and willing to work. They know that if they wait, the Local workers have demonstrated over the years a willingness to adapt and retrain to suit the needs of different industries. The area offers value of their work will drop. They companies a range of skills and experience from specialist construction, engineering and logistics, to laboratory-based research and development know that from the fishing industry work and office jobs in global headquarters. and it’s a good mindset. So far it 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 has been the best place in the UK of the future. Several Centres of Vocational Excellence provide work-based training ranging from engineering to broadcasting. to work out of.” Jan Korff, Siemens GreaterGrimsby LINCOLNSHIRE
  14. 14. Industry-leading Skills Training for the Food Industry National skills academy and specialist centres. The Grimsby Institute of Further & Higher Education is a key partner in ensuring that the area continues to provide the skills necessary for the future of the food industry; it was one of the first accredited academy training centres within the National Skills Academy for Food and Drink Manufacturing. Working alongside major food manufacturers in the area, the Institute has developed a range of bespoke courses including a part-time foundation and bachelor degrees in Food Manufacturing Management. The college’s Food Dynamo Training Centre, based at Grimsby Docks, is a dedicated factory training unit, offering facilities to trial the production of food products, particularly in the context of new product development. It also enables individuals to learn in a simulated full production environment. The National Traceability Centre opened in 2005 to show the practical demonstration of the latest traceability systems and designed to support a variety of business needs across a range of industry sectors including Ports and Logistics, Food Manufacturing, Automotive, Cold Chain Supply and Retail. GreaterGrimsby LINCOLNSHIRE
  15. 15. Investing in the Future of the UK Seafood Industry Humber Seafood Institute. The £5.6 million Humber Seafood Institute opened in 2008 and is the first of its kind in the UK. Backed by Yorkshire Forward, North East Lincolnshire Council and the European Regional Development Fund, the HSI is home to the Grimsby Institute and the Research, Marine Safety Services, Training and Accreditation, Legislation, Information Services and Support Departments of the Seafish Industry Authority. Based on Europarc Grimsby, the HSI’s state-of-the-art-facilities are designed to support the future of the UK seafood industry. It will engage in collaborative research with industry leaders so as to optimise market and trade opportunities. Fast-becoming a catalyst for innovation and creativity, the HSI can provide access to incubation and managed workspace units, new product development kitchens, refrigeration research facility, chemical and environmental laboratory equipment as well as process hall and microbiological laboratories. GreaterGrimsby LINCOLNSHIRE
  16. 16. World-Class Chilled and Frozen Food Research New facilities that enable collaborative research. The need to research new and improved methods of storage and refrigeration is essential for the continued growth of the food industry. The Grimsby Institute commissioned the first Cells Alive System (CAS) in Europe, developed by the Japanese company ABI Co Ltd. The Institute now offers research and experimentation opportunities to the seafood/food industries. The CAS system is at the forefront of freezing technology. By rotating a magnetic field within the freezing environment, it is possible to preserve a wide range of products for extended storage periods at the highest quality levels – “as fresh”. The Institute has also commissioned an Ammonia Plant, which has been designed to provide training in the use and operation of industrial ammonia refrigeration systems for both the operators and service personnel. The equipment has been designed and constructed to the latest industrial standards and it incorporates all the necessary safety features. GreaterGrimsby LINCOLNSHIRE
  17. 17. Cost-Effective Offices, Units and 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 high quality business parks, industrial units and development land adjacent to major roads, a deep-water estuary and major docks. Many of the key players in Europe’s Food Town can be found on the area’s flagship business. 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 competitor locations. The inward investment team at North East Lincolnshire Council provides a free service to help find the right property for your business. 25% lower property costs GreaterGrimsby LINCOLNSHIRE
  18. 18. Specialist Storage Facilities for Food Logistics Just the place for just-in-time. The Grimsby area is well suited to the just-in-time culture of modern industry, by being able to provide high quality, well developed and easily accessible storage and distribution services. General quayside warehousing is available, together with a wide range of covered storage facilities. Extensive high-quality paved open-storage areas are available. Immingham Bulk Park provides 20,000 sq m of high-quality bulk warehousing and associated outside storage areas, while Humber International Terminal provides 10,000 sq m of high-quality general purpose warehousing and extensive open storage. Supply-chain logistics software is provided by specialist companies like Autostore and helps to Greater Grimsby has the ensure that the port is able to provide the very latest IT infrastructure. Largest Concentration of Cold Grimsby has the largest concentration of cold storage in Europe, with an enviable chilled and frozen food distribution network. This impressive Storage in Europe. infrastructure was created to service manufacturers, and includes specialist companies such as DFDS, Samskip, Norbert Dentressangle, Associated Cold Stores & Transport, Quayside and Yearsley. GreaterGrimsby LINCOLNSHIRE
  19. 19. Lowest Operating Costs Equals Profitable Location Property and labour costs are among the lowest in the UK. Greater Grimsby is a cost-effective business location. Compared with similar locations, this area has the: Average Wage Industrial Rent Medium Office £/annum) £/m2/annum £/m2/annum - Lowest average wage costs Grimsby 20,577 40 85 - Lowest industrial rents - Lowest office costs Hull 22,122 45 100 In difficult times, the ability to keep your cost-base to a minimum helps to Lincoln 20,873 45 120 keep businesses afloat and protects jobs. Nottingham 23,499 55 160 Living costs are low here too with housing among the cheapest in the country, enabling a choice of urban and country lifestyle. Doncaster 21,420 50 155 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 GreaterGrimsby LINCOLNSHIRE
  20. 20. 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 compete with our rich diversity of historic towns, quaint villages, wildlife sanctuaries, rolling hills and sandy beaches. Our surrounding countryside is famous for its beauty, with the Lincolnshire Wolds being designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that is protected due to its "precious landscape" and "distinctive character". English country pubs, historic churches and quaint villages are just a few miles from the towns of Grimsby, Cleethorpes and Immingham. “The resort is taking care of people The seaside town of Cleethorpes has been voted as one of the happiest places to live in the UK. A 2008 survey ranked the town ninth out of 273 UK who are making the most of the districts, which is not surprising given the classic mix of sun, sea, and sand. weather and the places to visit. Local shopping and nightlife attract millions of visitors from outside the area We are making Cleethorpes a 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. happy place to visit and live in.” Robert Chalmers, Cleethorpes Resort Manager GreaterGrimsby LINCOLNSHIRE
  21. 21. Education For All Choice and Quality New Investment Success and excellence from primary to higher education. Our local schools offer a wide choice for children of all abilities. In the most recent league tables, three-quarters of local primary schools outperformed the national average, while half of our schools and colleges outperformed “The reputation the Grimsby the UK average at A’level. Institute enjoys with employers, There are a number of excellent grammar schools in Lincolnshire within easy reach, that regularly achieve some of the best results in the country. students and Associate For further and higher education, the Grimsby Institute offers a wide range Universities has been founded on of courses and has particular strengths in vocational training with several centres of excellence in fields ranging from automotive technology to digital the quality of our courses and the media. The Institute is planning a £150 million programme of development, enhancing links with local schools and creating modern excellent facilities.” facilities. Ray Ellis Grimsby Institute GreaterGrimsby LINCOLNSHIRE
  22. 22. Practical Support And Advice For Your Next Project How we can help. Whether you're based in the UK or overseas, North East Lincolnshire Council has a team of specialists waiting to help you. Our services are provided free of charge on a completely confidential basis and include: - helping you plan your expansion or relocation project - providing research to help you make your decision - advising on available sites and premises and development options “The biggest single thing that - organising personal tours of the area - providing introductions and liaison with key local advisors influenced the decision was the - information about grants and financial assistance that may be available availability of a skilled labour For more information on how you can be a part of Europe’s Food Town, contact: force. We are very impressed and Grimsby has a great reputation in David Robinson North East Lincolnshire Council that area. This is an ideal location 01472 324605 for us and for our future growth.” Rob Burnett, Daniels Group (New Covent Garden Soup) GreaterGrimsby LINCOLNSHIRE
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