New Chamber services: HR, H&S, Legal & Tax

Now included in your Membership - Unlimited access to document library with
800 FREE downloadable templates PLUS 5 ADVICE LINES for help with key issues.

Add to home screen

Quick access to Chamber news, events and offers

Growing your business,
building our economy

Chamber welcomes revamped Bondholders

THE Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the revamped Bondholder scheme and its new Chair Bill Walker to better market our area and its image to the wider world.

Chief Executive, Dr Ian Kelly, said: “We have known Bill Walker from Hull University for many years and look forward to working with this revamped Bondholder public/private sector partnership vehicle to promote our ‘place identity’ going forward.

“Alongside the Chamber and with the four local authorities in the Humber leaders group I am sure we can assist with the winding up of the two Local Enterprise Partnership quangos elegantly into their respective local authorities on both sides of the river and also ensure a less cluttered landscape to engage better with central Government and others going forward.”

Marketing Humber, which recently moved into Wykeland’s C4Di building in Hull, will now be known as Future Humber after it renewed its strategy and focus on its Bondholders network. The Board of Directors will be supported by a dedicated Advisory Board.

The marketing group says the change to Future Humber more accurately reflects the organisation’s wide-ranging work to make connections, build partnerships to promote the Humber, and help secure investment to drive growth.

Future Humber’s work will be strongly linked to the themes of “people”, “place”, “partnerships” and “planet”, as well as the role everyone who lives and works in the region has in building a sustainable and prosperous future.

It will promote the Humber’s many distinct strengths to a national and international audience and accelerate opportunities to unlock the region’s rich potential.

The recommitment to the Bondholders businesses and organisations will put them at the heart of everything Future Humber does. It will also build on the positive work of what was formerly Marketing Humber’s Young Talent Network, which has grown year on year and has now been rebranded as Talent+.

This expanded programme will work closely with the Bondholders to tackle the challenge of talent attraction and retention at all levels.

Talent+ will empower and inspire individuals and communities by providing a platform to strengthen key skills, share knowledge and create meaningful connections.

Bill Walker, Chair of Future Humber, said: “This region has a powerful story to tell as a global example of somewhere that’s redefining itself through renewed confidence, ambition, investment and opportunity.

“This is a story that will be told by Future Humber, supported by our network of Bondholders to promote the Humber to a wider audience.

“Future Humber will work collaboratively to prioritise people, place, partnerships and planet to make a positive difference, influencing and inspiring businesses and communities to accelerate opportunities for growth.

“We have a tremendous and immediate window of opportunity to make a dynamic difference to the Humber’s profile and prolonged economic success.”

Future Humber’s vision is: “To inspire progressive change that creates real and positive impact in our region, successfully empowering people and businesses in the Humber to thrive in a net zero world.”

Its mission is: “To showcase our dynamic region as a collaborative community of business ambassadors, driving innovative local growth and global investment opportunities, where all can live, learn and prosper.”

Future Humber recently moved its expanded team to Hull’s C4DI tech hub. The team is Managing Director Dr Diana Taylor; Engagement and Stakeholder Manager Leahann Barnes; Marketing Manager Paige McGowan; Marketing and Communications Executive Alicia Woodward; Office Administrator Saffron Gregg; and Digital Marketing Executive Joanne Brady.

Dr Taylor said: “If we’re to deliver on the scale of opportunity, it’s so important to present a compelling proposition for the region to national and global audiences. That’s what’s prompted this exciting repositioning as Future Humber – because everything we do is geared towards helping create a bright future for the region.”

Pattesons Glass Ltd
Aa Global
Gold patron
Hatfields Hull
East Riding of Yorkshire Council
Alan Boswell Insurance Brokers
Connexin Live, Hull
Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP
Gold patron
Streets Chartered Accountants
We are My
SPS Group
University of Hull
Wilkin Chapman LLP