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)
The numbers in the chart above show that as a percentage of all employees (within the travel to work area) working in manufacturing, South Humber’s manufacturing workforce is more than six times the Great Britain average (7.5% versus 1.2%).
|Location||% of workers in food manufacturing (SIC10)|
|North East Lincolnshire||7.5%|
|Great Britain Average||1.2%|
Source: ONS, UK Government, 2020 (% of all in employment; Travel to Work Areas)
The numbers in the chart above show that as a percentage of all employees (within the travel to work area) working in the process plant and machine operatives category, South Humber’s skilled technical workforce is more than double the Great Britain average (14.9% vs 5.9%) and higher than other key UK food manufacturing locations.
|Location||% process plant and machine operatives (SOC8)|
|North East Lincolnshire||14.9%|
|Great Britain Average||5.8%|