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A free expert seminar and workshop on doing business in Germany will highlight key regional, social and cultural aspects to consider when exporting to Europe’s largest market.   Deutsche Kultur – Business the German Way, on Monday, October 27, is being hosted by World Trade Centre Hull & Humber, in conjunction with UKTI, at the Hallmark Hotel, North Ferriby, East Yorkshire.  
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The development of offshore wind operations and maintenance in the North Sea comes under the spotlight at a high profile international three-day conference this month.

 

North Sea Offshore Wind 2014 calls on the collective resources of Enterprise Europe Network, WindCluster Norway, Innovation Norway, Targeting Innovation, who have organised the event with Hull-based Team Humber Marine Alliance (THMA).

 

It is being hosted on the Humber for the second time following conferences in Stiklestad, mid-Norway, in 2011, and Jutland, Denmark in 2013,  and will be held at the Hallmark Hotel, North Ferriby, just west of Hull, from October 21-23.

 

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Andrew Jackson is proud to announce that it remains a top ranked law firm in the Yorkshire and Humber region, according to the research findings of the Legal 500 2014, one of the UK’s top legal guides.   In the guide, published this month, Andrew Jackson has received national recognition for its shipping work and is the only Hull firm to be top tier ranked for employment and family work; it has also retained top tier rankings for corporate and commercial, commercial litigation, commercial property and transport.  With six top tier rankings, more than any other firm in Hull, it  has reinforced its position as a leading law firm.   
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The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is launching two new initiatives in the region for Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) at an event on Friday 24 October.   The event will be opened by Local MP and head of the Education Select Committee, Graham Stuart, who is a champion for the work being led by the Humber LEP. It will see the launch of a new CEIAG Gold Standard for schools, academies and education providers that support young people aged between 11 and 19 years, as well as a Humber careers portal.   
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An international commercial fisheries expert with law firm Andrew Jackson will be presenting a free legal workshop for boat owners, skippers and fisherman later this month (16 October).   Partner Andrew Oliver, who acts for many boat owners in Hull and along the East Yorkshire coast, will be talking on a wide variety of legal issues including:-
  • The purchase and sale of boats including ship finance
  • Licensing issues including the Scottish Moratorium
  • Bylaws and conditions for nets men
  • Marine Conservation Zones
  • Issues relating to wind farms including search and rescue, insurance and compensation
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Henderson Insurance Brokers Ltd (HIBL) has further strengthened the claims department of its Hessle office to service increased business activity.   Lucy Dobson has joined as a claims handler, underlining the company’s commitment to maintaining its reputation for good customer service.  
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Hull's status as an international business destination is coming under the spotlight.   Eric R. Dahl, chief executive of the New York-based World Trade Centers Association, will meet business leaders and members of the City of Culture team on Monday (September 29) to assess the city as a potential venue for his organisation's main annual event, the General Assembly.   The assembly, held in Mumbai and Bucharest in the last two years, attracts hundreds of delegates from more than 90 countries, and World Trade Centre Hull & Humber wants to host it as a major City of Culture legacy event in 2018.  
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Things are looking up for 6ft 4in, former British National League Basketball player Michael Tkaczuk, who has joined Henderson Insurance Brokers.   Graduate intern Mr Tkaczuk has started at the Hessle office of Henderson Insurance Brokers as a result of the company’s closer relationship with Hull University Business School and the university’s employer engagement team.  

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