We find ourselves in exciting times with lots going on in Hull and the East Riding. There is much that can be seen – the big – the obvious, but what is more exciting is the not so obvious. Those people in the region taking the plunge starting their own business. This is to be applauded and is most welcome. Such activity will feed through to growth, jobs and greater local wealth creation.
It is interesting to note that more than 80% of businesses in the area are classed as micro-businesses, employing fewer than ten people. Smaller businesses are a real engine to our local economy and do so much.
Business start-ups are very important to the future of our region. Horncastle Group Plc is delighted to help highlight this. Our chairman, Andrew Horncastle, is a founder member of For Entrepreneurs Only and as a local company we are very proud to support the Hull Daily Mail Start-up Business of the Year.