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HEY LEP Welcomes UAE Delegates to Tech Week Humber to discuss collaboration between the region and Dubai

November 17, 2021

In the week preceding International Trade Week, Tech Week Humber 2021 recently welcomed headline partners Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) to Hull.

DMCC is a government entity established in 2002 to enhance commodity trade flows through Dubai, performing a range of roles which continue to position Dubai as the preferred destination for global commodities trade and DMCC as the world’s No.1 Free Zone.

As an active partner of Tech Week Humber, Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (HEY LEP) convened a

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Video Case Study: Peer Networks

September 17, 2021

Peer Networks is a new programme delivered by Growth Hubs across England.

Led by business experts, this FREE fortnightly programme brings together small groups of fellow business owners and managers to deal with problems in common, and to tackle business issues together.

In this video case study Rod Walker, Managing Director of Hull-based Kingston Technologies Group, talks about his experiences of the Peer Networks Programme, and discusses some of the benefits his business gained by taking part.

For more information

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DIT Exporter Spotlight Case Study: Bio-D

July 5, 2021

Please see this short case study from the Department for International trade, which focuses on East Yorkshire based household goods business Bio-D.

Interested in exporting? Please visit our dedicated exporting webpages on the HEY Growth Hub website here.

HEY Export! Video Case Studies: Our Campaign Highlights

July 1, 2021

Over the last few weeks, the HEY LEP has engaged with a range of partners and businesses, in order to highlight the benefits of international trade through export to the Hull and East Yorkshire and wider pan-Humber region.

We end the current series with an export compilation video which we hope will encourage more SMEs to engage in export.

The HEY LEP wishes to extend its thanks to all contributors and to the production team at JayJayMedia.

This video features: Helen Gibson

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HEY Export! Case study: Bostonair Group

July 1, 2021

In the latest of our HEY Export! video case studies we meet Mark Parkes, MD of Bostonair Group.

Mark explains how his group of businesses, based in Beverley, improved their profit margins and cash flow by opening their services to overseas markets.

He also discusses the burgeoning worldwide offshore wind market, and explains how businesses can tap into this by getting support from organisations such as the DIT.

Interested in exporting? Contact Andrew Finch at the HEY LEP via email at for

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HEY Export! Case Study: University of Hull

July 1, 2021

In the fifth of our HEY Export! video case studies, we meet Dr David Richards, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise at the University of Hull.

Here, David explains how the University supports trade and export in the region, both strategically and in a practical sense – helping businesses to innovate and bring new products to global markets…

Interested in exporting? Contact Andrew Finch at the HEY LEP via email at for more details

HEY Export! Case Study: Humber Tech Week – Antonio Tombanane

June 10, 2021

In the fourth of our export video case studies, we meet Antonio Tombanane, Founder Tech Week Humber.

Antonio explains how innovation and technology are enablers for global trade and why companies across the Humber region should embrace new exporting opportunities, including those presented by the new, emerging global free trade agreements…

Interested in exporting? Contact Andrew Finch at the HEY LEP for more details via email at

HEY Export! Video Case Studies: MRT

June 10, 2021

In the third of our export video case studies, we meet Courtney Tarbotton, Business Development Manager at Marine Rescue Technologies (MRT), a Beverley-based company which specialises in commercial marine safety equipment and man-overboard solutions, supplying the global fishing, off-shore energy and renewables industries.

Here, Courtney explains the importance of exporting and emerging global markets to MRT and how the LEP and other partners have helped MRT develop its exporting journey…

Interested in exporting? Contact Andrew Finch at the HEY LEP

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HEY Export! Case Study: Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce

May 24, 2021

In the second of our export video case studies, we meet Pauline Wade, Director of International Trade at Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce.

Working in close collaboration with the HEY LEP, the Chamber is a key export partner for the region and its International Trade Centre Team offers a comprehensive range of international trade products and services, including export documentation and consular services, market research services, overseas trade fairs and trade missions, specialist export and import consultancy services, export webinars

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HEY Export! Case Study: Agencia

May 17, 2021

Today we launch our HEY Export! campaign, encouraging businesses across Hull and East Yorkshire of all different types and sizes to find out how exporting could benefit them.

In the first of our export video case studies, we meet DIT Export Champion Helen Gibson, Managing Director of Agencia.

Located in Hessle, East Yorkshire, Agencia delivers transformation and change in areas such as health and social care, justice, policing and security, Agencia works with a range of clients including the Foreign, Commonwealth and

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East Yorkshire transformation specialists Agencia find opportunities in adversity

May 14, 2021

An East Yorkshire business which has made a mark regionally, nationally and globally by helping governments and other organisations drive positive transformation shared the secrets of its success with a series of lockdown webinars.

Agencia, a Northern Powerhouse Export Champion and a winner in the National Family Business Awards, has secured two major new deals since presenting the online advice sessions.

The company, based at Hessle, has also played a pivotal role in supporting the UK’s response to the pandemic including front-line

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East Riding Accessibility expert About Access develops remote training solution to work towards a more inclusive world

May 14, 2021

A business which works to overcome the obstacles facing disabled people has acted to make its own services more accessible by addressing the limitations of lockdown.

Pictured: Ian Streets, About Access

About Access, which operates internationally from its base in Anlaby, devised an online alternative for delivering its training programmes when restrictions prevented Managing Director Ian Streets from travelling to Northern Ireland to deliver a series of presentations.

Ian’s clients in Belfast have welcomed his innovative solution and he’s now looking

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Getting Building Fund: RaisE Business Centre and Innovation Hub

April 29, 2021


Project summary:

Situated at The Goole Junction 36 Enterprise Zone site, the RaisE Business Centre and Innovation Hub provides an excellent opportunity for significant industrial development in the East Riding, offering employment opportunities, economic sustainability and also a high degree of future-proofing for the town, which is currently over-reliant on low-skilled work in factories, logistics and production.

The RaisE Business centre is aimed at supporting small and medium businesses and those pursuing self-employment, from any industrial sectors. However, users from the rail

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