Hull; a place on the edge that’s in the midst of everything

Thu Oct 23, 2014

Hull; a place on the edge that’s in the midst of everything

Hull; the 2017 UK City of Culture, home to great sports teams, white phone boxes and an award winning contact centre.

Once voted as the worst place to live in the UK, there are still many myths surrounding the City. Many people are unaware of the good things about Hull and why it’s such a great place to live and work.

A city full of history
Hull developed as port through which wool from its surrounding area was exported to Europe and timber was imported into England. In 1923, King Edward I bought the port to use as a supply base for his military campaigns in Scotland. In 1299, the king founded the borough of Kingston-Upon-Hull on the site, and this name is still the formal title.

Hull was also home to William Wilberforce, whose work contributed to the abolition of the slave trade. Wilberforce House is still standing in Hull’s Old Town today, open as a museum – it explores the history of slavery, abolition and the legacy of slavery today.

Great tourist attractions
Hull is home to The Deep, one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world. It tells the story of the world’s oceans through marine life, interactive activities and visual presentations. With their latest edition of penguins – it’s a great day out for all the family.

The Old Town is a popular tourist hotspot; visitors can see the city’s oldest pubs on an ale trail, there’s so much history behind these pubs with some of them rumoured to be haunted.

One of the friendliest places to live
We may be a bit biased, but Hull is definitely one of the friendliest places to live. In fact, in a survey with over 2000 young people aged 18-24; Hull was ranked as the 13th best place to live, beating cities like London, Manchester and Sheffield. This was due to Hull being a cheap place to live, friendly locals and a nice atmosphere. 

A growing economy
After being named as the City of Culture 2017, great things are starting to happen in Hull. There’s a common myth that ‘everyone in Hull is on benefits’ – not true and the unemployment rates are continuing to fall.

After the loss of the fishing and shipping industries in the 1970’s, Alexandra Dock will be transformed into Green Port Hull, a service hub for the giant wind farms being built in the North Sea. Siemens and Associated British Ports are investing over £300m on the wind turbine facility that will build and service the UK’s massive offshore wind programme. This, along with all of the attractions and events as part of the UK City of Culture, could massively boost Hull’s economy.

An award winning, 500 seat contact centre
Finally, another great thing about Hull is that it is home to KC Contact Centres, a Top 50 UK Call Centre for Customer Service.

We’re proud to be from Hull and we help many local businesses answer more calls, increase their revenue and manage their customers. Being part of the KCOM Group, we have the latest technology, robust systems and an impressive capacity at our fingertips, meaning we have the scope to work with all types of businesses across the country.

To find out more about our services, and how we can help your business, please get in touch.

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