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South Humber – campaign to promote Britain’s best industrial base for business launched

North East Lincolnshire has a strong and proud heritage in industry based on historic strengths in manufacturing, food and seafood and ports and logistics. However, like many industrial locations, it’s taken some knocks from recession and economic change over the years, creating a challenging environment both for existing businesses and companies looking to move into the area

South Humber – campaign to promote Britain’s best industrial base for business launched

But things are changing in North East Lincolnshire.  The South Humber Industrial Investment Programme (SHIIP) is a £30 million project with almost 500 acres of land ready to provide the space needed by investing companies and to create jobs and inclusive wealth for the region. 

South Humber, the campaign to promote the area to businesses looking to expand or relocate, was launched on 20 November in Grimsby at a high profile event with an audience including businesses and property agents.

“The South Humber programme represents a massive opportunity,” says Cllr Peter Wheatley, cabinet member for regeneration at North East Lincolnshire Council. “North East Lincolnshire is a great place for industry: the area has a long established food manufacturing sector, the UK’s busiest port complex, and a local skills base that is ready to serve a wide range of businesses, including those in advanced manufacturing. Furthermore, our offshore renewables cluster is leading the UK’s transition to a low carbon economy.

“And now we are making sure everyone knows about what we have to offer.  The research has been done, particularly on what the area offers to investing businesses and we can confidently say that South Humber represents Britain’s best industrial base. This is the focus of the South Humber campaign offering businesses a dynamic, sustainable and fantastically connected location.”

The South Humber campaign will be targeting businesses in the UK and beyond in sectors including Advanced Manufacturing, Offshore Renewables, Food Manufacturing, Ports and Logistics and Land-Based Power Generation. 

More information about South Humber can be found at


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