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The Humber LEP is hosting a Parliamentary Reception on 31st January, in partnership with Humber business organisations including Bondholders, Team Humber Marine Alliance (THMA) and the Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce.

The event, sponsored by Martin Vickers MP, aims to bring together political leaders and investors from the Humber region with national Government and influencers from across the Northern Powerhouse to celebrate the Humber’s success in attracting more that £1bn private sector investment and to explore the region’s contribution to future UK economic growth.

The Humber region is widely recognised at the UK’s Energy Estuary, refining a third of UK fuel, importing a third of UK coal and developing a national and international centre for offshore wind.

The reception will raise awareness of the contribution the Humber makes to the economy of the Northern Powerhouse and the UK as a whole, through our international connections, our global industry expertise and the entrepreneurial attitude of our innovative businesses.

Lord Haskins, Chair of the Humber LEP said:

“The Reception is an opportunity to celebrate the Humber’s success in attracting investment, in establishing a firm foothold in offshore wind manufacturing and in becoming the renowned ‘Energy Estuary’ of the UK.

“Major investments like those of Siemens, Dong and E.ON indicate the level of opportunity and capability now in this part of the world, and we aim to build on these expansions throughout 2017 and beyond by remaining central to the UK’s low carbon future.

“With all eyes on Hull, following its inception as the UK City of Culture 2017, we have an opportunity to join in the celebration and add to the positivity surrounding our region’s achievements, opportunities and future plans.”

Stephen Savage, Vice Chair of the Humber LEP and Chair of the Employment and Skills Board, also had this to say:

“We are delighted because the MP for Cleethorpes has agreed to host the Reception on behalf of the Humber LEP and its partners, to showcase the Humber in what will be a post-Brexit period of expansion, in relation to its existing industry and the new renewable industry where it seeks to be not only the leading UK renewable hub, but one that is recognised as a beacon of excellence all over the world.”