Showcasing Humber at renewables event
THE Humber Local Enterprise Partnership is to lead a Humber-wide presence at one of the UK's largest renewable energy events.
The organisation, together with businesses and local authorities, will be in Glasgow for Renewable UK's 34th Annual Conference and Exhibition, under the Humber Renewables banner, promoting the area for trade and investment.
More than 5,000 participants are expected, with delegates encouraged to share ideas, network and do business with some of the leading companies in renewable energy.
It runs from October 30 to November 1, filling huge halls within the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre.
This will be the second exhibition presence the LEP has led with Humber partners, and follows the successful launch of the Humber Renewables brand at the Global Offshore Wind exhibition in London in June, where the presence was well received by the sector.
Humber LEP manager Richard Kendall said: "This is the second in a series of exhibitions the LEP will be targeting with partners to promote the Humber for investment and supply chain opportunities. The feedback on the first event we did was excellent, so we want to keep up the momentum. We have a fantastic group of organisations supporting this initiative, which helps us to demonstrate the strength of the Humber offer and how well we are all working together to develop this sector around the Humber."
The exhibition stand will host representatives from the LEP, Grimsby Renewables Partnership, Team Humber Marine Alliance the four Humber local authorities and Scarborough Borough Council.
Grimsby Renewables Partnership chairman Chris Holden said: "As an organisation we are very happy to be exhibiting as part of the region as Humber Renewables. Our members enjoyed the success of the Global Offshore Wind in June and look forward to this event." Two years ago Business Telegraph attended alongside key figures from Grimsby's operations and maintenance sector. It is an area of activity that has grown dramatically, with more than 20 vessels now operating out of Port of Grimsby East alone. Jack-up vessels and floating hotels and workshops are also familiar sites in both the town's Royal Dock and Port of Immingham.
Team Humber Marine Alliance director Mark O'Reilly added: "We are delighted to continue our support of the Humber Renewables initiative which made such an impact at Global Offshore Wind in London. Indeed eight member companies have already signed up for Glasgow as they see the benefits of a collaborative effort to promote our combined capabilities to the industry."
For further information about the Renewable UK 2012 Annual Conference and Exhibition, visit www.renewable- uk.com/events/annual-conference/index.html#