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Calling all Hull businesses!

Following on from its success in 2014, Made in Hull returns for a second year as part of the Humber Business Week 2015. At Bluestorm, we are proud to be supporting the event again, which is hosted by Streets Chartered Accountants.

As part of the annual Biz Week programme, Made in Hull aims to recognise and celebrate the innovative goods and services originating in the Hull area, by inviting businesses and individuals to nominate companies and products (their own or others), which demonstrate pioneering thinking and boast true local provenance.

With the entry deadline of Friday 8th May looming, James Pinchbeck, marketing partner for Streets Chartered Accountants, is encouraging businesses to get involved.

He said:

“Hull is currently riding an unprecedented wave of positivity and is now well and truly on the map, thanks to progress with the Siemens development at Green Port Hull and preparation work for City of Culture 2017 taking shape.

“Now is the perfect time for local businesses to really shout about the projects that they’re undertaking, to show that Hull can compete on a national and even global level when it comes to innovation.”

Categories for entry include: Made in Hull sold locally, Made in Hull sold nationwide, Made in Hull sold overseas, Made in Hull for many generations, Made in Hull for the people of Hull and To Be Made in Hull, for a new product idea.

Last year’s winners included East Coast Bicycles, which specialises in the sales and repairs of vintage, retro, cruiser, custom and fixed wheel bikes. The business picked up the award for Made in Hull sold locally.

The Made in Hull sold nationwide award went to two Hull businesses, food producer Aunt Bessie’s, creator of the famous Yorkshire puddings, and boiler manufacturer Ideal Boilers. Shipham Valves, one of the longest established and most highly respected valve manufacturers in the world, scooped Made in Hull sold overseas.

With 180 years’ experience in the industry, shipping agent John Good Group was named the winner of Made in Hull for many generations.  Bloodfast, a service that supplies essential bloods to patients, was awarded Made in Hull for the People of Hull, while Bags of Rags, a social enterprise for young people by Hull charity Child Dynamix, won the To Be Made in Hull category.

Local businesses still have chance to submit their entry by visiting the dedicated Made in Hull web page at www.madeinhull.org.uk before Friday 8th May.

Nominees and winners will be announced at the inaugural Made in Hull celebration event on Thursday 4th June 2015 at the KC Lightstream Stadium.

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