In 2018, Hull was named the third-most improved UK city as a place to live and work based on a combination of economic performance and quality of life. It ranked Hull as the third-most improved city since the 2017 index, behind only Preston and Middlesbrough-Stockton – and ahead of cities such as Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester.
Employment in Hull is now the highest on record. The city has so far attracted more than £3 billion of investment, creating more than 6,000 new jobs since 2013 in the renewable energy, healthcare, telecommunications, ports and tourism sectors.
In 2017, Hull was named the most enterprising place in Britain at the Enterprising Britain Awards in recognition of its many programmes put in place to help local businesses to start up and grow.
Hull is known for its first-rate skills in engineering and manufacturing, with more people than ever employed in roles that require a degree or equivalent, and the number of people in apprenticeships at an all-time high.
The Hull and Humber region is also becoming a centre of excellence for energy skills in a collaboration that brings together the best knowledge, experience and facilities to meet industry needs.