Garness Jones Agency Director Paul White took the message about increasing investment in Hull to a regional audience when he was interviewed as a commercial property expert by Yorkshire TV’s Calendar programme.
Reporter James Webster arrived at the annual Expo of the Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce eager to secure professional insight on the benefits for the regional business community from City of Culture.
James spoke to local firm F & T Vending Co about the branded paper cups which are promoting Hull and the City of Culture across the country. They also spoke to Paul Vinsen, Chairman of Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitality Association, about hotels in the region bursting at the seams with people booking rooms for big events.
James also wanted to take a longer-term view of the region’s business prospects by interviewing someone with first-hand knowledge of the rising demand for commercial space. Paul stepped up and expanded on his comments from his recent interview live on Radio Humberside.
Paul told the TV audience: “With the announcement of City of Culture we have seen an inroad of investment from Yorkshire, the west and towards Manchester and also from the south looking for opportunities in Hull.
“It is for mixed use – residential, office and also food and beverage and retail and leisure. It is helping the day time and evening economies which is only going to benefit the city centre and bring the lasting legacy that the city deserves.”