Key construction event could shape future of Hull house building

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 19 Nov 2018

Small businesses are being urged to attend a key construction event next week which will help shape the future of house-building in Hull.

Building Home in Hull, organised by Hull City Council, hopes to connect small businesses, developers and sole traders across the city, to help build quality new homes.

A line-up of top speakers, including Humber LEP chair Lord Haskins and the council’s portfolio holder for housing Cllr John Black, will outline the opportunities available for smaller businesses across the region to flourish.

The event will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton on Tuesday, November 27, with tickets available now.

Cllr John Black said: “The next phase of our ambitious, city-wide housing regeneration programme extends to developing a number of smaller sites.

Councillor John Black, the city council's housing portfolio for housing.

“Their requirements in terms of development and supply trades are ideally suited to the small, local contractor and I hope as many firms as possible come along and see the sites which will be brought forward.

“Also, it’s a great chance to raise your business profile and prepare for forthcoming opportunities.”

Other speakers at the event include Dave Richmond, the council’s city manager for neighbourhoods and housing, and Mark Leaf, from Keepmoat Homes.

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Speakers will share advice on how to bid for work from the council and as sub-contractors to developers working on Hull’s current and forthcoming house building sites.

As well as representatives from the council and its developers, traders will have access at the event to business support providers who will be on hand to offer advice about the opportunities available.

With some 20 organisations and businesses involved, there will be ample time for networking too.

“Cllr Black said: “We require our partners to employ a substantial proportion of their workforce from the local labour market so they will be looking to team up with small businesses and traders to help them meet their targets.”

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The council requires its partners to employ a high percentage of local labour.

To do this, it looks to team up with the city and region’s construction businesses to help meet its house building targets.

Entry to "Building Homes in Hull" is free. The event will run from 4pm to 8pm on November 27 at the DoubleTree in Hull.

To book a place, visit

You can keep up to date with news about the event by following Twitter @HullCCNews #buildinghomesinhull and on Facebook, at Hull City Council Housing News.

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