Bondholders launch Humber Business Week with ‘Through the Keyhole’ special

THE BONDHOLDERS marketing organisation, which promotes the Humber, yesterday launched the 10th Humber Business Week with a special Humber edition of television’s Through The Keyhole.

Alan Johnson MP acquired the keys of three fascinating businesses and, with the help of ‘business detective’ David Burns, of BBC Radio Humberside, the Bondholders took a peek behind the closed doors of business premises across the Humber, with a guest panel of business leaders trying to identify which businesses they belong to.

Opening the event, attended by 360 business leaders from across the Humber, Bondholders’ chair Peter Aarosin said: “From small beginnings, Humber Business Week is now in its 10th year and is packed with events and activities.

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“Once again we will see the strength of the Humber’s energy and enterprise expressed in Business Week.

“It’s a tremendous showcase for the region’s vibrant business community. It has grown year on year and its sheer scale and variety testifies to the extraordinary depth, breadth and excellence of businesses around the Humber.

“This year’s Humber Business Week comes at a time when positive change in the Humber is gathering momentum at a pace never before seen in the region.”

The companies featured in Through The Keyhole were Neill & Brown Global Logistics, lime and chalk supplier Singleton Birch and Hull Truck Theatre.

Neill & Brown is investing £2.5m in a 40,000 sq ft warehouse at Marfleet Environmental Technology Park as part of its strategy for growth.

Singleton Birch is now a global supplier of lime products and services, operating from Melton Ross Quarries at Barnetby, North Lincolnshire.

The company recently commissioned a £5m anaerobic digestion pant to help secure energy prices and reduce the company’s carbon footprint.

Hull Truck Theatre is dedicated to producing high-quality theatre, ranging from intimate to epic scales, both in Hull and beyond.

Hull Truck producer Kate Denby was part of the panel that presented the successful Hull case to City of Culture jud- ges.

The Bondholders is a network of more than 200 businesses and organisations that work together to raise the profile of the Hum-ber.