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The Humber LEP welcomes 5 news board members who will bring business experience and ethics to contribute to the LEP’s strategic role.   The new members were chosen because of their specialist expertise and leadership skills they can bring to make a meaningful contribution to our economic development working alongside our public sector partners.   The new board members are joining the Humber LEP at an exciting time where we are moving into a delivery phase with City Deal projects, European Funds strategy and most recently the £103.7m Growth Deal.  
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Beverley residents and others visiting the medieval market town this summer can stay connected thanks to free high-speed WiFi access installed by KC throughout the town centre.
Thousands of visitors are expected to flock to Beverley’s festivals over the summer months. And with its thriving town centre with restaurants, bars and cafes, Beverley Town Council wanted to ensure that residents and visitors alike can get online and stay connected.   The high-speed WiFi delivered by KC is available across the town centre, from the North Bar down through Toll Gavel and Butcher Row.
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A bid to host the 2018 World Trade Centers Association General Assembly in Hull is being planned as a major 'legacy event' following the main City of Culture year.   Following Mumbai in 2013 and Bucharest this spring, the event moves on to Manila next April, with future venues still to be decided.   The task for the WTC, working with Hull City Council, is to prove the city's capability to host business leaders from more than 90 countries. This will include everything from a proposed film presentation on Hull's facilities and attractions to hotel rates and plans for a cultural evening and city tour.  
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Neill & Brown Global Logistics has won new business following the single most expensive investment in its fleet.   Its bespoke £180,000 crane mounted truck is capable of lifting units of up to nine tonnes, and has a 14-metre crane reach.  
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Bucharest sounds an unlikely place to start setting up new India-UK trade links.   But a chat between Hull delegate Philip Tighe and Mumbai-based businessman Vijay Kalantri at the World Trade Centers Association General Assembly in the Romanian capital has brought a rapid agreement on helping Humber firms find new opportunities to serve India's growing economy.   Following their meeting in April, World Trade Centre Hull and Humber has signed a memorandum of understanding with the All India Association of Industries, whose president is Mr Kalantri, in recognition of the 'immense possibilities for enhancing economic and commercial links between India and the UK'.  
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Henderson Insurance Brokers has set up a new marine division as the UK maritime and ports sector continues to grow.   Building on the company’s existing marine client base, the new division is already proving successful, having won new insurance work for ports, workboats, the movement of goods, and storage of high valued items.  
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Andrew Jackson announces that its client Rix Sea Shuttle, which specialises in operating vessels for firms in the renewables sector, has expanded its fleet by investing £3 million in a new vessel.
The "Rix Lion" will be used to carry engineers and equipment to and from the UK's shores to off-shore windfarms.   Commenting on the decision to purchase the Rix Lion, managing director James Doyle, said: "The FSC 2610 is a vessel with an excellent reputation and our customers demand that.
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The Humber LEP is inviting businesses and organisations to join them for a review of progress over the last 18 months and a look forward to what's next for the Humber.
The breakfast event on Friday June 20 at Willerby Manor Hotel starts at 8am for a breakfast roll and tea or coffee and networking. Speakers – Lord Haskins, Paul Sewell, Kishor Tailor and Sam Whitaker – will start from 8.30am followed by a Q&A session.

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