North Lincolnshire Council will tomorrow (Wednesday) welcome a delegation of 13 German delegates to North Lincolnshire to mark the start of a three day event to showcase what North Lincolnshire and the wider Humber area has to offer in terms of business opportunities – in the hope that they will relocate or expand to this region.
Senior figures from the German offshore wind and renewables sector are visiting the Humber region this week, with North Lincolnshire first on the list.
The three-day visit will provide all those involved with increased knowledge on what the area has to offer on renewable energy, how these businesses can easily relocate and operate successfully due to the skilled workforce, logistics and support from the council .
Humber Team Humber Marine Alliance has organised the event with support from the region’s councils and the Humber LEP. The visit will focus on wind and renewables on both sides of the Humber.
Coun Liz Redfern, leader, North Lincolnshire Council, said: “This is a really exciting opportunity to showcase the area to delegates. It will enable us to highlight the huge potential North Lincolnshire has to offer on green and renewable energy. The visit is crucial to securing a long-term relationship with out German counterparts and in attracting new business to the area.
“North Lincolnshire is a prosperous and attractive place for businesses. We have the planned £450m Able Marine Energy Park and the £9.5m Humber University Technical College that will specialise in renewables and engineering, plus the wider developments in the Humber region – making it an ideal place to relocate or expand.
“We have some fantastic businesses that we have helped grow through the £10m Regional Growth Fund. To showcase these is important as it demonstrates what a great place North Lincolnshire and the wider region is to invest.”