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Hull businessman Philip Tighe will represent the Humber at a global trade conference in Romania this month.   The three-day World Trade Centers General Assembly in Bucharest, from April 27 to 30, will bring together nearly 400 business leaders, property developers, economists, trade experts and policymakers from more than 80 countries to discuss innovation and new opportunities for international business and relationships.   It will be an opportunity for Mr Tighe, who is head of sales at Hull packaging firm Garthwest, to promote the Humber's bid to host the 48th assembly in Hull during City of Culture 2017.  
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More than 1,400 school pupils have already signed up to make a Big Bang in Yorkshire and the Humber.   Now the push is on to get 2,500 pupils to the interactive Big Bang Fair Yorkshire and Humber in June, which aims to engage young learners in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.  
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Law firm Andrew Jackson is delighted to announce the appointment of two new partners. Corporate solicitor Nick Scott, together with Geoff Phillips, a solicitor in the property team, will become partners from 1 April 2014.    Since training and qualifying with the firm as a member of the corporate department, Nick has worked with clients across a broad range of corporate law matters including acquisitions and disposals, management buy-outs, joint ventures and shareholders' agreements. 
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Experienced Pipefitters, Platers, Welders & Riggers required for On and Offshore projects. Potentially to start June 2014 Location: Hull Full Time Permanent
A new company to Hull providing Engineering, Project Management, Fabrication, Electrical, Mechanical and Industrial Commissioning, to the Oil, Gas, Marine and Renewable Energy Industries from extensive UK quaysides with direct access to the North Sea are looking to recruit Pipefitters, Platers, Welders and Riggers. Potentially to start work June 14, however this may change with projects.
A minimum of one years experience, in any of the above trades is essential. Full training and up skilling will be provided.   If you have any of these skills and are interested please email your CV - Typing in the subject box - DR and the job title to britanniahouse.hullcvinbox@dwp.gsi.gov.uk
Closing Date 31st May 2014
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Two new members of staff have joined the Hessle branch of Henderson Insurance Brokers.   The specialist business broker says the appointments represent the company’s commitment to providing a superior service to clients.   Sam Outing, commercial claims handler, and Kelly Bristow, commercial broker, have joined the office which celebrated reaching its target of placing £10m in premiums last month and is the region’s largest independent business insurance broker.
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Today's announcement by Siemens to invest £160m on two of the enterprise sites in the Humber is a huge boost to the region as a catalyst for more investment.   Combined with the £150m being invested by Associated British Ports (ABP) in Green Port Hull a total of £310m will be invested creating up to 1,000 jobs directly, with additional jobs during construction and indirectly in the supply chain.   The announcement adds to the confidence in the offshore wind industry and the Humber as the place to invest.  
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Siemens’ decision to go ahead with the construction of an offshore wind manufacturing plant in Hull will provide a significant boost to the region’s offshore and marine engineering supply chain, says Team Humber Marine Alliance director, Mark O’Reilly.   “Siemens is among the biggest and the best in the offshore wind sector, and this positive, encouraging decision cements the Humber region as a vital UK and European centre for offshore wind,” said Mr O’Reilly, who heads up the 180-strong group of Humber companies.
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World Trade Centre directors, official partners and staff are celebrating the news that Siemens has finally committed to the city.    Dominic Ward, senior partner at Andrew Jackson Solicitors and a World Trade Centre director said:   “This really is hugely significant for the Hull and the Humber region. Clearly the Humber will become a major attraction for international companies and the WTC will be at the forefront in promoting the region around the world.   "The South Korean company CS Wind Corporation that is planning an operation at Paull is an immediate example of a business from Asia investing in the region. We will see a lot more interest and investment from overseas companies over the coming years.   "We visited Bremerhaven in Germany last year and witnessed how it had turned itself from a failing fishing port into a renewables hub. This is Hull’s opportunity to do the same."  

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