Chamber chooses The Deep as meetings go on tour
29th January 2015
Top tourist attraction The Deep added a first to its list of business credentials when it
hosted a meeting of the Chamber’s Hull Area Council.
The January meeting was the first time the event had taken place outside the Chamber’s own offices in Beverley Road, Hull. Phil Ascough, Chairman of the Area Council, said other businesses in the Hull area have expressed an interest in hosting future meetings.
Top of the agenda for the meeting was a presentation by Councillor Daren Hale on the budget options facing Hull City Council, and members were also given an insight into the business of running a top tourist attraction by Freya Cross, Business and Corporate Manager at The Deep.
In addition to housing an internationally acclaimed aquarium which has hosted such events as the Olympic Torch Relay, the Queen’s Baton Relay for the Commonwealth Games and the FA Cup Third Round Draw, The Deep is home to a business centre which plays a key part in the region’s economy.
Freya said: “We look after more than 40 businesses and between them they employ more than 170 people. Many began here as start-ups and have really thrived, so we’ve got some great success stories to tell.
“I am proud to be one of The Deep team because we have delivered what we promised and much, much more. We have spearheaded the city’s regeneration not just for our staff and our organisation but also for all those companies who started their business in Hull in the business centre, subsequently moving into their own larger premises leaving room for other new companies to start their journeys.”