Hull’s City of Culture team unveils new partner

Published: Tuesday 19th January 2016 by The News Editor

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Hull’s tenure as UK City of Culture in 2017 is being backed by the Sewell Group, it has been announced.

The east Hull-based business has been unveiled as a major partner of Hull 2017.

Other corporate partners already include Kingstown Works Ltd, Yorkshire Water and BP.

Group managing director Paul Sewell saaid: “This is a major investment for a company like ours, but it’s also a major national and international event. No one wants to look back in 2020 feeling they could have made more of it. We have to grasp these opportunities now.

“Hull 2017 has a world-class team, headed by Martin Green, and the work that they are already doing means we have great confidence in them.”

Martin Green, Hull 2017’s chief executive officer, says he is looking forward to working with the Sewell Group to help transform Hull into the city it has the potential to become.

As well as having a fantastic reputation as an “excellent” employer, he adds, the business has always been committed to Hull’s growth and regeneration.

The 140-year-old Sewell Group employs over 400 people in divisions covering construction, investments, forecourt retail and facilities management.

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Published: Tuesday 19th January 2016 by The News Editor

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