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Greater Grimsby, Lincolnshire

  1. 1. Greater Grimsby Business Proposition GreaterGrimsby LINCOLNSHIRE
  2. 2. Greater Grimsby is a place that tells it straight. The facts speak for themselves. So, if you’re 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… 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. 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
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. Proven Location Where Global Giants Mix With Local Firms Established supply-chains and local networks. 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, BASF 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. GreaterGrimsby LINCOLNSHIRE
  8. 8. Future Proof with Green Business Opportunities Greater Grimsby is a place rich in opportunities. This area has always been a vitally important part of the UK economy, 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, developing innovative packaging and storage solutions or manufacturing drugs that help combat diabetes, Greater Grimsby is set to be at the heart of new opportunities. 4,000 offshore wind turbines planned for the North Sea GreaterGrimsby LINCOLNSHIRE
  9. 9. 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. 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 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
  10. 10. 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
  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 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
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. 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 the Greater Grimsby success story, contact: force. We are very impressed and Grimsby has a great reputation in Lorna Reeve North East Lincolnshire Council that area. This is an ideal location 01472 324615 for us and for our future growth.” Rob Burnett, Daniels Group (New Covent Garden Soup) GreaterGrimsby LINCOLNSHIRE
  14. 14. Your next move? GreaterGrimsby LINCOLNSHIRE