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The East Riding as a business location

Why should I locate my business in East Riding of Yorkshire?

The East Riding area covers 933 square miles and is resident to around 330,000 people.

The cities of Hull, York, Leeds, Sheffield and Lincoln are all within a one hour drive and we have some of the least congested motorways in the UK providing easy access to the rest of the country.

The area has something to offer everyone, from the seaside towns of Bridlington, Hornsea and Withernsea, to the market towns of Beverley, Howden and Driffield.

Major investors who have already recognised the benefits of the East Riding of Yorkshire include BP Chemicals, Nippon Gohsei, Guardian Industries, Tesco Distribution and The Press Association.

The East Riding of Yorkshire offers a wealth of opportunities for developing your business on major commercial sites, popular smaller industrial estates, business parks and market town developments. Our major development sites are situated along the M62/A63 corridor with superb access to the national motorway and Humber port network.

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What are the transport links to the East Riding?

Road

We are located on both the north/south and east/west motorway systems, M18 and M62. The A1 and M1 are within a 30 minute drive of our larger development sites. The East Riding is also situated on the E20 corridor. This European trading route links Ireland (Limerick) with Russia (St.Petersburg) via the North of England, Germany, and the expanded European Union states of the Baltic Region.

Sea

The port of Goole lies at the heart of the UK’s transport network, with immediate access to major motorways, rail and inland waterway links. Together with Hull, offering daily and overnight roll on/ roll off sailings to Rotterdam & Zeebrugge, a European market of over 320 million consumers is within a day’s delivery.

Rail

The East Riding of Yorkshire benefits from direct links with the East Coast railway network, through regular connections at Doncaster, York and Hull. Hull to London takes just 2 hours 40 minutes.

Air

Humberside International Airport and Robin Hood International Airport lie within a 30 minute drive of the East Riding, with Leeds/ Bradford International Airport only 60 minutes away. Manchester and East Midlands airports are also within easy driving distance.

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What commercial sites and business premises are available in the East Riding?

The East Riding of Yorkshire offers a wealth of opportunities for developing your business on major commercial sites, smaller industrial estates, business parks and market town developments. Our major development sites are situated along the M62/ A63 corridor with superb access to the national motorway and Humber Port Network. Our major development sites are situated along the M62/A63 corridor with superb access to the national motorway and Humber port network.

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Can I get support with relocating a business to this area?

Yes. The Inward Investment team offers a free professional service to assist investors in this area. Companies who are looking to expand their existing operations in the East Riding or looking to establish new facilities should contact the Inward Investment team to discuss their proposed projects.

  • Support is customised to meet the requirements of each client and can include;
  • Locating suitable sites and/ or premises
  • Sourcing financial assistance
  • Assistance to recruit and train a workforce
  • Working with utility providers
  • Liaison with other council departments such as planning, highways and environmental health
  • Re-location support including guided tours of the area

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Who should I contact to get business relocation advice?

For advice and support to relocate your business to the East Riding of Yorkshire contact our inward investment team by:

Email: inward.investment@eastriding.gov.uk

Telephone: (01482) 391614

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