Green Port Hull was established with a clear vision - to establish Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire as a world class centre for renewable energy, creating wealth and employment for the region. Bluestorm was appointed, by competitive public tender, to provide integrated marketing and communications support for this dynamic, inward investment programme.
Green Port Hull had identified three key objectives: to persuade large businesses to invest here, to help regional businesses work with them, and to raise awareness of new career opportunities in the local area.
To date, we have used almost every tool in our armoury to help them achieve their objectives, including exhibitions, events, website development, public relations, media relations, literature, newsletters and advertising.
We are particularly proud of the online supplier’s directory we helped to develop, which aims to provide information to the renewables industry on the region’s suppliers, products and services.
To date it has attracted over 1,134 registered users and played a key role in supporting local businesses to win £175.9M worth of contracts. In addition, the Green Port Growth Programme has helped to:
Create 812 new jobs and safeguard 466 more
Develop 445ha of land
Secure £115M of private sector and £19M of public sector investment
Provide support to over 3,700 with job applications and interview preparation
Deliver Women into Manufacturing and Engineering (WiME) – an initiative which is inspiring women to choose technical careers