Brazil success for Humber firms

A Trade mission to Brazil has brought success for Humber organisations.

Grimsby Institute has won a contract to design training courses for a shipyard in the city of Recife while Humber Electrical Engineering is hoping to win business from shipyards in Rio.

Andrew McKinnon, from Grimsby Institute, said: "The trip was a nailed-on success. We were able to offer solutions to the training gaps that a shipyard with 5,000 employees identified.
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Smailes Goldie become official partner of World Trade Centre

Smailes Goldie has become the latest official partner of the new private-sector led World Trade Centre Hull & Humber, which aims to help the region compete effectively on a global stage.    Jeremy Allison, Partner at Smailes Goldie, said:  “We are delighted to be official partners of the World Trade Centre.  It is actively promoting the advantages and capabilities of our region to an international audience and because Smailes Goldie is committed to helping local businesses on both sides of the River Humber, we felt it was important to get involved.   “Smailes Goldie has a wealth of experience and expertise to offer and we believe this alliance is a vital step in furthering the prosperity of Hull, the Humber and East Yorkshire.”
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Financial support available for Yorkshire and Humber companies

The European Regional Development Fund has approved the National Metals Technology Centre to source companies that are looking for funding to support a new development in their business, offering up to 50% of eligible costs.

Could your business benefit from this?

You should be in engineering (excluding electronics, software and food) and you can consider collaborating with another company.
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Landmark deal gives Team Humber access to the top table

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Team Humber Marine Alliance has become an affiliate partner of EEF manufacturers’ organisation under a landmark agreement.   EEF is dedicated to the future of UK manufacturing and the Alliance has signed up to get closer to national and European decision-makers as it markets the services of the region’s marine engineering sector
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Energy event to target huge workforce opportunities

Tens of thousands of jobs are on the horizon in the new renewables, energy and chemicals process workforce over the coming few years, and many of them will be on the Humber, say industry experts.
The massive potential for jobs in the region will come under the spotlight at a Hull conference organised by Humber Chemical Focus Ltd (HCF) and the University of Hull’s business-facing renewable energy and low carbon organisation, CASS.
Entitled ‘New Energy Workforce, securing the skills for a low carbon future,’ the event, to be held at the University of Hull on March 28, will assess how the region’s businesses, local government and communities can work together to make the most of the opportunity.  
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Major digital gaming event to create global business opportunities for Yorkshire and Humber entrepreneurs

The digital gaming and entertainment industry is coming en masse to Hull this March.
  Platform 2012, a huge showcase of the sector, is aiming to attract up to 10,000 visitors with its unique combination of education, business and fun.   It takes place at the University of Hull over the weekend of March 17 and 18 and has secured a list of well-known industry experts, with more to be announced over the coming months.  
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Hull to be promoted in the Big Apple to dynamic international business network

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The Humber will be promoted to an international audience in New York next month.

World Trade Centre Hull & Humber is joining a global meeting of world trade centres in the city on December 12 – 14 to raise the profile of the region’s strengths and gain further intelligence on the international network.
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Destination Sao Paulo, Moscow and back to Brazil as World Trade Centre forges new links

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World Trade Centre Hull & Humber, now nearing its first anniversary as a private sector organisation, is strengthening global links.

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Real Opportunity to Invest in US Renewables

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Language is Everything and the World Trade Centre Hull & Humber recently held a Doing Business on the US East Coast event. The seminar, in late October, concentrated on how companies are investing in offshore wind and renewables in both the US and the UK.

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The Baltics comes to Hull

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World Trade Centre Hull and Humber recently played host to a UK Trade & Investment ‘Doing Business in the Baltic States’ clinic. The event highlighted potential opportunities for businesses in the Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in the form of bespoke one-to-­one meetings with UK Trade & Investment’s overseas experts in these markets.

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