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The C4DI Launches a Tech Accelerator

Superb news for the city! The C4DI have launched an Accelerator. After many months planning, the launch event was a terrific success and to have PwC supporting the C4DI shows just how credible this is. “PwC in Hull is to support the Centre for Digital Innovation (C4DI) with its newly launched Accelerator programme. Based in […]

Our bid for the UK City of Culture 2017

Hull is shortlisted for the UK City of Culture 2017, competing against Dundee, Leicester and Swansea Bay. Hull needs the title: to regenerate the city, create jobs and grow tourism, laying to rest 400 years of  the Beggars’ Litany: ‘From Hull, Hell and Halifax Good Lord deliver us..’, through transforming perceptions of the city. Inspired by Larkin’s […]

C4DI Launches in Hull

The C4DI Beta launched today at two events during the excellent Hull Business Week.  The afternoon event attracted 70 members of the local business community who chatted over cake and coffee, before listening to some excellent talks from David Keel (C4DI Chairman), Lee Strafford (co-founder and CEO of ISP PlusNet) and Jamie Coleman (Managing Director of […]

Hull & The Knowledge Economy

I’m passionate about Hull and its future.  I was born here, educated here, returned after University, and have been running businesses in the city for the last eleven years or so. Hull’s been in a tough economic situation for many years now.  The reasons behind this and the associated social impact are complex.  What’s clear […]