Keepmoat to support Humber businesses

Keepmoat to support Humber businesses

Keepmoat is hosting a free event this week in a bid to recruit local contractors and to showcase business opportunities for local construction companies.

The housing and regeneration specialist is looking to utilise the expertise of local companies for its new build housing scheme at Hawthorn Avenue East, on Wednesday (10 Feb).

Work will soon begin on the new development which will feature a collection of 227 properties, and Keepmoat is asking local labourers, suppliers, apprentices and trainees to visit its ‘Meet the Developer’ event for more information on the career prospects.

Local businesses are encouraged to pick up a ‘tender pack’ to bid for the millions of pounds worth of work which is up for grabs; while Construction Works will also be there on the day to discuss the considerable opportunities for apprenticeships and trainees.

Richard Short, commercial manager for Keepmoat in Yorkshire said: “We want this new development to fully benefit the people of Hull – whether that’s through renowned hope of home ownership or enhancing local businesses and careers.

“It’s a great project to be involved in. We need everything from plasterers to cleaners and look forward to meeting everyone at the event.”

Cllr John Black, Hull City Council’s cabinet member for housing, said: “We along with our partners, Keepmoat are working hard to deliver a range of new high-quality and energy efficient homes to meet the city’s housing need.

“Not only does this programme provide the much-needed affordable housing, but also offers long-term training and job opportunities for our local and skilled workforce, which is crucial for a thriving city like Hull and part of our City Plan ambitions.

“The open day offers local people and businesses the chance to be part of the next stage in this exciting development.”

‘Meet the Developer’ will be held at Edinburgh Street Community Centre on Woodcock Street, HU3 5AR. 

Doors open between 8.30am and 2.30pm.