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The Humber LEP and its partners are asking residents, businesses and community organisations to have their say to inform Community Led Local Development.   Those taking part in workshops or a survey can have a say in how European funding is spent at workshops during September and October.  
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The Humber LEP and its local authority partner North East Lincolnshire Council have signed an MOU with Halal Penang to explore new market opportunities.   There have been a number of conversations and visits between the Humber region and Halal Penang, the Penang State Government agency of Malaysia responsible for promotion, facilitation and development of the halal industries in Penang.  
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It could soon happen in Monterrey, and in all of Mexico, for regional businesses.   An international trade event with World Trade Centre Hull & Humber and UK Trade & Investment next Wednesday (September 10) will reveal a wide range of opportunities for Humber firms in what is now Latin America' second largest economy and regarded as one of the world's most stable in terms of growth and inflation.   Key speaker Diana Ramos, who is UKTI trade officer in Mexico's richest city, Monterrey, will describe the general economic, social and political situation in a country whose economy is predicted to take over the UK's by 2040.  
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Henderson Insurance Broker’s East Yorkshire office is celebrating its 10th anniversary while forecasting continued revenue and employee growth.   As an independent broker with a nationwide reach, Henderson offers specialist business services locally and, from its Hessle office, is capitalising on key, thriving business sectors in the Humber region.  
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Businesses in one of the Humber’s priority sectors have received a boost from the Growing the Humber Fund.   Food companies from across the region have benefited from the programme including Chaucer Foods, Hider Foods, Burgess Pet Care, Atom Beers, Napier Brown, Cranswick Foods and Riva Foods, with others in the pipeline.  
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Liquid Lever Irrigation Ltd is one of the latest companies to go into contract with the Growing the Humber RGF programme.     The company’s project to research and develop revolutionary drip irrigation hoses and fittings for the horticultural sector and setting up the manufacturing process is well underway.   The investment of £138k from the Growing the Humber Fund is part of the company’s £310k project, which aims to create up to 11 jobs in the next two years.  
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The Humber LEP is urging the Secretary of State for Transport to keep and improve links between the Humber and Manchester.   The LEP added its voice to keep the direct train service from Cleethorpes to Manchester as part of the Transpennine and Northern franchise consultations in a letter to the Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP.   Also raised is the need for a direct service between Hull and Manchester Airport to be restored. If a half hourly service was agreed it would be worth £5.3m to our economy and relieve congestion on the roads.
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Two strategic agreements by Neill & Brown Global Logistics have seen an increase in the company’s international trade, staff numbers and job vacancies.   Import and export trade to Europe, particularly Germany, has risen after exclusive agreements with northern German logistics provider Nellen & Quack The Green Line and the UK Pallets network for the Hull and East Yorkshire region.   Carl Andrew, logistics director, said: “We are currently seeing shipment increases across the board, particularly German pallet-related imports and exports.   “Since the tie-up with The Green Line, the number of pallet jobs has risen, which has also had a big impact on our UK Pallets distribution.”

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