Clare and I spent two days last week at the ever expanding Grimsby Renewables Partnership conference, hosted at the Humber Royal Hotel in Grimsby. Big players such as Innogy, MHI Vestas, Orsted and Siemens all confirmed that the development of the local Grimsby/Immingham area will continue to grow through renewables and will be a big player on not only the national but global stage, providing both renewable energy and a range of employment opportunities.
There was every aspect of the local and regional supply chain in attendance, looking to develop relationships for the future. It seems, from what was said by the range of speakers and panel members, that there is ample opportunity for businesses from across northern Lincolnshire to be involved in all areas, including catering, rig, transport, accommodation, labour and manufacturing.
The room was packed and buzzed with an exciting atmosphere, reflecting the growing optimism in North and North East Lincolnshire, particularly at a time when the country is otherwise cloaked in a dark cloud of uncertainty.
From our point of view, we are pleased to be able to provide self-catered accommodation for both contractors and management working on the Humber Bank and travelling out to the offshore wind farms, as well as their families coming to visit the area: it’s partly why we converted the barn in the first place. We’re looking forward to being part of this exciting industry which is so integral to North East Lincolnshire and the local economy.