Home to the £5.6M Humber Seafood Institute. The first of its kind in the UK
Grimsby is ‘Europe’s Food Town’, home to around 500 food related companies
The North East Lincolnshire food cluster employs up to 15,000 people
UK’s leading seafood cluster, processing around 70% of the nations seafood
South Humber is home to a cluster of food and seafood manufacturing, processing and service companies that is outstanding in the UK.
The food industry is worth more than £2.5bn to North East Lincolnshire
South Humber’s location advantages for food and seafood companies include:
Skilled Labour Supply
Available Food Manufacturing Workforce
Source: ONS, UK Government, 2018 (employees; Travel to Work Areas)
As a percentage of all employees, South Humber’s food manufacturing workforce is outstanding amongst key UK locations in the sector, and more than 6 x the Great Britain average.
Source: ONS, UK Government, 2020 (% of all in employment; Travel to Work Areas)
South Humber’s skilled technical workforce is shown by the highest percentage of ‘process, plant and machine operative’ workers (as % of all employees) amongst key UK food manufacturing locations, and more than 2 x the Great Britain average.